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Hazel dormouse IN FOCUS

We take a closer look at this endangered mammal
Photography: Clare Pengelly

The dormouse (muscardinus avellanarius) is one of Britain’s most endangered mammals. This fluffy rodent can easily be distinguished from other mice by their long, fluffy tails. They have bright golden fur on their back and a pale cream-coloured underside. Once widespread throughout the country, hazel dormice declined in both population and distribution during the 20th century, largely due to the loss of habitat. They now have a patchy distribution, primarily in southern England and Wales with some areas of reintroduction in the north of England and Scotland. They are highly arboreal, spending most of their time high off the ground, feeding along the branches of trees and shrubs and rarely travelling further than 70 metres from their nest.

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The vegan momentum keeps building. We have seen a huge increase in our numbers over the last few years, and now there are more and more plant-based projects hitting the mainstream consciousness. One of the most exciting is film Carnage by comedian Simon Amstell released earlier this spring. This excellent mockumentary (which is available on BBC iPlayer) has won acclaim from vegans and carnists alike. It is witty, intelligent and acerbic, being both informative and entertaining while never venturing into the dreaded ‘preachy’ territory. Our roving journalist (and vegan pioneer in her own right) Louise Wallis attended a special press screening with Mr Amstell himself. Her report makes for fascinating reading. Also highly visible in the mainstream are Go Vegan World posters and campaign materials. Many of you have spotted (and snapped) these images on billboards, bus shelters, newspapers and even taxis, but the biggest spot of all was at a huge international rugby match. We sat down with Go Vegan World founder Sandra Higgins to discuss how her work is changing hearts and minds. We had a very special guest come to Vegan Life HQ for a photoshoot – and you can see the results on the cover of this issue. World class athlete and vegan activist Timothy Shieff is an inspiring figure for so many in the community, so it was a privilege to chat with him for a special feature profile. There’s lots of evidence to show that more consumers (vegan and otherwise) are starting to embrace plant-based products – especially dairy alternatives like soya and almond milk. This seems to have hit a nerve with some in the dairy industry who are starting to hit back, with the National Farmers’ Union calling campaigns like the ones by Go Vegan World ‘disheartening’ for dairy farmers. We decided to dig deep into this growing tension between the dairy industry and vegans to bring you an in-depth feature. Have a great month.
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