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SUCCESS! Our first gazebo outreach event in Manchester!

SUCCESS! Our first gazebo outreach event in Manchester!

On Saturday 26th August, Animal Justice Project Northern Coordinator, Hannah organised her first gazebo info stand in the centre of Manchester along with members of Manchester Animal Action and NAWC. Together we handed out hundreds of our new leaflets about animal experiments at Manchester University.

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We also had delicious vegan cake for people to eat, petitions, badges for sale and briefings on non-animal methods of research. People were shocked to find out about animal research inside Manchester, and we look forward to carrying out more educational outreach in the city centre and on the university campus itself.

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BLOG: Joining up our struggles – Tom Anderson

Joining up our struggles: A call to anti-speciesists to join the Stop the Arms Fair week of action this September

This September, London will be hosting Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world’s largest arms exhibition. Political and military delegations from all over the world will come to shop for weapons, sold by thousands of arms companies. The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the US military, both of whom carry out military tests on animals, as well as causing untold suffering to those that live in the countries that they invade, bomb and occupy, will be participating in the fair.

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WORLD PLANT MILK DAY

WORLD PLANT MILK DAY

August 22, 2017

Today is World Plant Milk Day! Vegan milks have become increasingly popular and the trend shows no sign of stopping.

The rising levels of interest in the market for dairy-alternatives, is spurred mainly by consumers looking to change to a healthier life-style, such as vegan, lactose-free or dairy-free diets.

There are many misconceptions about needing dairy milk to sustain good health. However research over the past 20 years has suggested otherwise. For example, it is believed that cows milk is the best or only source of calcium, this is not true. High amounts of calcium can be found in almonds, tofu and leafy vegetables.

Around 20% of cows in the UK never see grass for their whole lives, and the others spend most of their lives in sheds due to this cruel industry.

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BLOG: Does this mean bacon is cannibalism? – Judith Snaith

Pig organs being transplanted into humans was an idea that started in the 60’s. Many opposed it due to disease and virus crossover possibilities Some pigs carry Porcine Endogenous Retroviruses (PERVs). Retroviruses are a group of viruses that can cause cancers and immunodeficiency illnesses, including HIV, which affect humans. This means that pig cells are not safe for donation unless they are edited to take out the parts that we don’t want.

Researchers in China and the United States have carried out a study where they have been able to remove the genes we wouldn’t want. The death toll for this study is already 37 pigs, with no piglets surviving past four months old.

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