North Yorkshire Vegan Fair Harrogate

Another grand day out at a Vegan Fair, today we got to visit Harrogate, Joey’s Birthplace. Here are some of the amazing things we saw.

Vegan Unicorn Cupcakes

Vegan cupcakes with unicorn twist.

What else is there to say. Unicorns. Cupcakes. Vegan. Yay!!

These marvels are made by Scrummy Crumbs vegan bakery.

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Can dogs be Vegan? What do scientists say?

This series of blogs looks at the scientific research into whether vegetarian and vegan dog food is healthy for your dog.

This article focuses on a discussion / review paper by W.Y. Brown published in the journal Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition, in 2009. You can download the paper here.

Summary

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The best way to judge a dogs diet is to ask:

  • Does it meet the animals nutritional needs?
  • Is it tasty?
  • Is the dog in good health.

Dogs are omnivorous: their nutritional needs can be met by a plant based diet.

Provided the food is made from good quality, digestible ingredients and the dog enjoys their food, then vegan dog food is a healthy option. Even for very active dogs! Continue reading “Can dogs be Vegan? What do scientists say?”

Blackpool Vegan and Green Fair

We had a wonderful time at Blackpool Vegan & Green Fair today. After an early start and miserable weather, the sun came out and the venue was packed!

There was food and seating downstairs, and a large hall of stalls upstairs. Here are some of our favourite things!

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10 Reasons Why We Run Ethical Pets

Hey everyone, here’s a quick getting to know you blog! Ethical Pets is run by Joey and Anna: it’s a small, family run independent company.

Anna & Joey, Ethical Pets
Anna & Joey run Ethical Pets

Here’s 10 reasons why we do what we do here at Ethical Pets. Running a small business is hard work: this is what motivates us!

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Is vegan dog food healthy for dogs? What does science say?

racing huskies on a vegan diet

This series of blogs looks at the scientific research into whether vegetarian and vegan dog food is healthy for your dog. This blog summaries at a scientific study published in 2009, in the British Journal of Nutrition by W. Y. Brown et al.

The paper is called “An experimental meat-free diet maintained hematological characteristics
in sprint-racing sled dogs”

You can download the paper here.

Summary – Is Vegan dog food healthy?

A nutritionally complete vegetarian / vegan diet is fine for dogs, even very active dogs like racing huskies. The huskies fed a vegetarian diet had the same blood test results as those fed on a meat diet. They all the dogs did same amount of exercise. Vegetarian and meat based foods have similar ingredients.

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Sparkle and Joy, an interview with Moon Child – Ethical Business: Ethical Life

Emma and Sophie both have Fashion design degrees and work full time as greeting cards publishers. While they are not bringing joy and sparkle that way, they bring it in another!

On evenings and weekends they work hard creating Organic, Fair Trade and gender neutral baby clothes! We think Moon Child are a good example of how so many ethical small businesses function: friendship and passion backed up with of the dedication and handwork!

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Vegan Perfume from Flaya: Ethical Business Ethical Life

flaya vegan perfumeFlaya make vegan perfume: they are a female lead, vegan, small  family business run by mum and two daughters.

Launching in June 2017, these former health shop owners have created Vegan Society and Nature Watch certified perfumes that are selling like… very aromatic hot cakes!

Their minimalist, classy style with a twist of something rebellious, backed up with genuine quality and deep rooted ethical principles, makes them fit right in with today’s vegan scene! Here’s what they’ve got to say…

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Meet Anna & Mo from Clean & Natural in this months Ethical Business: Ethical Life.

the clean and natural family

Anna & Mo, from cleanandnatural.co.uk, began their ethical journey during a distressing time for their family. Their middle child had severe eczema and reacted badly to the conventional, petrochemical based treatment. Following a tip from a friend, they discovered that Shea Butter was the soothing solution they needed: two years on and both their family and their business have blossomed!

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