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Bite–sized updates on all things vegan from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, animal advocacy and more. Got news to share with us? Get in touch! vegannews@primeimpact.co.uk

JETSTAR OFFER PLANTBASED IN-FLIGHT MENU

Late last year, Jetstar started offering a vegan menu on all outbound long-haul flights from Australia and on domestic and trans-Tasman flights. “The feedback we were getting is that it can sometimes be hard to find vegan friendly options while travelling,” said Jetstar’s chief commercial officer, Catriona Larritt. Jetstar have worked with PETA on the new menu, which includes more gluten free options. Emily Rice, a PETA spokeswoman said: “The demand for cruelty-free fare is higher than ever, and forward-thinking businesses like Jetstar, who are listening to their customers and offering delicious, buy-on-board vegan options, will be flying high for years to come.”

E-BIKES TAKE THE CYCLING COMMUNITY BY STORM

Electric assisted bikes are a new addition to the cycling community, accessible to all with varying levels of fitness. Along with the usual health benefits of cycling, the e-bikes are particularly useful for those who struggle to ride a traditional bicycle due to age or health reasons. Most of all, they are largely beneficial to the environment in the ongoing fight to lower emissions and improve air pollution. E-bikes are also cost-effective, with a representative for Volt saying: “On average, it costs three to six pence to charge an e-bike, and a single charge can last up to 100 miles.” Indeed, E-bikes are also proven to be six times more energy efficient than using rail transport. The representative added: “E-bikes have not only benefited from a significant migration from traditional riders; they have importantly created a completely new cycling community.

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Welcome to the February issue of Vegan Life! We have a super issue for you, packed with articles, recipes and interviews. We have spoken to activist Joey Carbstrong about his journey from doing time in a high security prison to animal welfare campaigner. His story is truly inspirational and evidence that it is never too late to move towards a compassionate lifestyle. We also have a wonderful interview with Lucy Holland, AKA Moocylu’s Designs, about her artistic style and some of the problems she has encountered on social media. One of our special features this month focuses on vegan butters and cheeses. Less than five years ago, it was near impossible to find a good cheddar replacement, let alone replacements for haloumi, parmesan, feta and camembert. Now, there are so many vegan cheeses that you are able to make a whole cheeseboard with different flavours, strengths and textures, but without any of the cruelty associated with traditional dairy. We have also put together a roundup of what you can expect from this year’s Vegan Life Live London, which is being held at Alexandra Palace on the 10th and 11th of February. We have shone the spotlight on some of the amazing talks, food, stalls and cookery demonstrations which will be taking place at Vegan Life Live to get you even more excited before the event! Finally, we were lucky enough to speak to an animal rights activist about the rescue of a piglet called Bella from a factory farm in Australia. Bella (who turned out to be male) was in an atrocious state when he was found, but some wonderful people rescued and cared for him and he is now on the road to recovery. With Christmas out of the way and Valentine’s Day on the way, it is the perfect time to stop and consider how we can all be a little more loving, and compassionate to the animals we share this earth with. As ever, please do get in touch and let us know what you are up to. We love to hear from our wonderful readers.