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Should we (ignore the evidence showing how harmful it is to) eat meat?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:31 -- Justine

In last night’s Horizon programme ‘Should I Eat Meat? - The Big Health Dilemma’, Dr Michael Mosley investigated the health effects of red and processed meat. He was to conduct an admittedly unscientific experiment on himself by eating an increased amount of red meat for a month and then assess the effects.

Red alert – Vegans Get Less Cancer!

A new study from Oxford University, looking at how diet affects cancer risk, has revealed that people who don’t eat meat have a much lower risk of getting the disease. The 15-year study followed 60,000 British men and women of which over 18,000 were vegetarians and 2,246 vegan. They found that cancer incidence was 11 per cent lower in vegetarians, but a whopping 19 per cent lower in vegans.

Red Meat Myth - Bad Advice

The magazine Marie Claire has published a story urging people to eat red meat, Viva!Health say this is bad advice, we should be encouraging people to cut back or omit red meat from the diet! The article ‘8 Food Rules to Ditch Now’ in the June 2014 edition of Marie Claire says that it is a myth that eating red meat is bad for you.

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Gordon is an oxymoron

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:51 -- Tony

There aren’t many TV series that are sufficiently compelling to make me stay home (okay, I haven’t yet come to terms with catch-up TV). But without doubt, one of them was the legal drama Judge John Deed, which ran for six series from 2001 to 2007. A High Court judge, Sir John Deed (played by Martin Shaw), tries to bring a more acute sense of justice to the cases which come up before him. They invariably involve controversial subject matter such as the MMR vaccine and radio masts and sprinkled throughout the series is a positive portrayal of animals, animal rights and veganism.

'Enriched cages' investigation

Enriched cages

Viva! investigates: A cage is still a cage

Another side of egg production was the battery cage – a byword for cruelty for decades. 

However, they are now being replaced across Europe by – yes you guessed it – another cage. Optimistically described as ‘enriched’, hens are still packed into wire prisons – prisons with a little more space. There is some cursory ‘environmental enrichment’ but there is no escaping the fact that it is still a cage.

Enrichment Cages
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