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Good cruelty free deodorant? Hi HappyCow-ers! I've recently started moving my skincare/beauty products to cruelty free only - there hasnt been any scientific advances in such areas for at least 50 years so animal testing is not only cruel, it's unnecessary! So in my switch, I've found everything switches nice and easy, except deodorant. They're hard to get here, but the two I've found (Wholistic and Lush) both just didnt work at all for me - I'd start to smell gross after a few hours and it just wasnt working. Since I'll be forking out $25-30 plus $10-20 shipping for it (living here has some real downsides!) I dont want to just buy willy-nilly! Does anyone out there have the same problem, and has found a solution? I'd love to hear it! Post Date: 03/25/17, Replies: 11
I have to feed my baby meat? Little bit of background, I'm a dairy free vegetarian and I have a five month old son. When he's 6 months we'll be introducing solids and I plan to keep him on my diet. We went to his checkup, and he's doing great! We have the same doctor, and I loved her. She was amazing through delivery of my son, so supportive. So she said we can start to introduce solids slowly at 6 months. Fruits, veggies, grains, ....meats, then whole milk at 1. I told her I wouldn't be feeding him meat or dairy, and I would let him breastfeed as long as he wants even if he goes past 1. She looked very confused and said "I understand why you'd make that choice, but why would you make it for him." .... he's my son. It makes sense for us to have the same diet. As his mother it's my job to provide him with the best of everything that I possibly can, and that includes diet. I felt so uncomfortable that she was talking down to me as if I want my son to be deficient, we've had a great relationship up until this point. She said that I have to wait until he's 2 years old. She said before he's 2 years old, I can't provide this diet for him without it significantly damaging his health. Any advice, opinions, resources appreciated, thank you. Post Date: 03/24/17, Replies: 2
More similar to meat: Tofu or Tempeh Attenpting to use a stir-fried meat 'substitute' in a dish, but I'm torn between tofu and tempeh. Also if there any brands that taste more similar, that'd be helpful. If it helps, I'm stir-frying it with sauce on a pan. Thanks Post Date: 03/23/17, Replies: 10
Help shape the future of restaurants What matters to you when choosing somewhere to eat as a vegetarian / vegan? Answer these 5 questions to help shape the future of restaurants in all things 'V'! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LTYCGTG Post Date: 03/22/17, Replies: 2
Coffee Machine Help Hey I'm from the UK and newly Vegan so... new to all this stuff. Making a coffee with instant stuff from jars with soy milk isn't really cutting it for me meaning I tend to walk to my local coffee shop chain for a decent soy latte. However I'd like to save some money and make them at home so obviously... I need a coffee machine. Now all the people I know who own them have the type of machine that requires pods/capsules that already have milk powder in. What kind of coffee machine do I need to be buying where I can obviously use my own soy milk? Or are there even soy milk pods available? Thanks guys. Post Date: 03/22/17, Replies: 9
The Best Vegan Candy Hey guys and gals! I know being vegan can be tough when all of your friends are eating milk chocolate, ice cream and gummy bears. But fear not! There is plenty of vegan candy out there if you know where to look. Luckily for you, the guys over at OnlyBuyVegan.com have put together an awesome list of vegan candy and treats for everyone to enjoy! Head on over there to find the best vegan gummy worms, marshmallows and chocolate. https://onlybuyvegan.com/vegan-gummy-bears/ Post Date: 03/19/17, Replies: 0
LifeLovingFoods.com presents VGKebab Hi, Just wanting to share with everyone the launch of our first product in what is expected to be a large range of vegan versions of popular foods such as grilled Kebabs and Pana Cotta desserts. We attempt to make our products tasty and easy to prepare from an instant mix. Feel free to visit us and request a free ReviewKit or share your opinion. LifeLovingFoods.com or VGKebab.com Post Date: 03/18/17, Replies: 0
10 Ethical Clothing & Accessory Brands Check out the link below, 10 Ethical Clothing & Accessory Brands :) Shop consciously and feel the difference it makes in your life, the lives around you, and this planet. These companies provide the following or many of the following types of products: Vegan, non-toxic, natural, eco-friendly, fair-trade, ethical, organic, cruelty-free, etc. https://www.cerebraluprising.com/single-post/2017/03/14/Ten-Ethical-Clothing-Accessory-Brands CHEERS! Post Date: 03/18/17, Replies: 0
Meat eater to vegan I'm finding it really hard to get enough protein in my diet I heard of these vegan protein shakes from arbonne. www.arbonne.com/Pws/JakeReynolds/store/AMUK/catalog/Nutrition,486.aspx I have tired a couple and they were amazing do you recon they are any good to keep going with Post Date: 03/15/17, Replies: 2
Any vegan food at Sheremetyevo airport? Does anyone know if you can get real -vegan- food anywhere at Sheremetyevo airport (Moscow)? /Paul Post Date: 03/15/17, Replies: 4
Textile options for vegetarians/vegans Hi, I have been a vegetarian for 2 years now and am furthermore studying a Masters programme about sustainable fashion in Berlin. I am therefore very interested to find out more about people's opinion regarding vegan textile options. So if some of you could spare a few minutes to fill out my survey (won't take longer than 5 minutes) then that would be muuuuch appreciated! https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/8d6dc3f Thanks a lot for your help! :) Nadja Post Date: 03/15/17, Replies: 2
McDonalds French fries Are they suitable for vegetarians? I ask this because one facebook post said that the preparation involves the use of grease that is derived from pork lard. The McDonalds UK website denies it. But I dont see any english faq in the McDonals Korea website. Can any koreans answer this plese? Post Date: 03/15/17, Replies: 11
The Recent Chinese Takeover Why are Chinese language Forum Topics consistently taking up the front page of Happycow's Forum? They seem to arrive in groups of 5 so as to get free advertising, completely controlling the Happycow front web page. Why are Chinese language Forum Topics repetitive and dominating? I have seen the same thing submitted multiple times. Why are Chinese language Forum Topics submitted in many discussion groups, each time the same rhetoric with language software that inserts computer symbols and Chinese cuneiform in a confused manner? This makes me feel that there is a fundamental disrespect for other races, languages and individuals who regularly read and submit to the Happycow Forum. I am quickly loosing respect for the Chinese community if they think this is a successful way to win at free advertising and racial dominance. Shame on the immoral individuals who are trying to take advantage of this community resource. They need manners, one submission is enough on the narrow topics they submit. It is almost like a spam torrent. Post Date: 03/14/17, Replies: 3
We Need Vegan Clothing 100 years ago, people wore buckskin in the USA. 50 years ago, people wore animal furs in the USA. Now, everywhere one looks in the USA people are wearing cloth, mostly synthetic and cotton. It has been a slow progression but our clothing is getting increasingly vegan. Now we can buy "pleather" belts, wallets, shoes and for women, purses. We can also buy synthetic silk shirts. As a vegan, I am dismayed at this trend to imitate non-vegan clothing. We need to overhaul the clothing industry. Here are a few problems I have noticed in clothing design: 1. Men’s fashion is basically homophobic, uninspired and drab. Men tend to dress down, in T-shirts and Jeans for casual wear and for all other situations, they wear suits and ties. The neck tie is a ridiculous fashion appendage that is resource depleting with no real use nor benefit. 2. The collar for shirts has not been redesigned for over 50 years. In India, they have the Nehru collar which is basically an ethnic Muslim design, in Eastern Europe there is a smaller version of the Western collar and in the West, there is a pronounced collar both of which are for the use of ties. There is also the V neck and T-shirt collarless shirt. We need a new look that is less wasteful and we need to design beyond the need for a tie, something less resource consumptive. Gone are the days where a man could only be trusted as a professional if he has a tie and women had to wear the same collar without the tie to be respected in business. 3. The world is going synthetic with its cloth choices. Synthetics are uncomfortable and unnatural. The best material in the world is organic, un-dyed, unbleached cotton. The next best is India and Nepal’s cotton that is vegetable dyed. Hemp cloth needs to be made softer to contact human skin. Bamboo cloth is only beginning. 4. Pockets no longer function for hair brushes, combs, cell phones, music devices, wallets, and coins. Men are afraid to carry hand bags, backpacks are cumbersome and people do not know what to do. 5. Industrial clothing dyes are not ecological, are in many cases carcinogenic and effect people’s natural energy. People have Auras and auras are electrical in nature, indeed the human brain generates electricity and the nervous system is electrical as are the acupuncture points. Leather, industrial dyes, and many synthetic materials insulate and cause the human aura to not connect with the planet’s natural energy. This alienates people and separates them from nature. What do we need? 1. Cloth that has nanotechnology to give us UV protection and temperature control. 2. India and Nepali vegetable dyed cloth that is tailored for Western tastes and sizes. 3. More natural, organic fibers that are soft to wear including organic cotton, organic bamboo, and organic hemp material. 4. New designs for men’s fashion with new collars and no ties that fit a man well and allow him to sit on the floor, work in the yard and go to a restaurant without having to change attire. 5. New designs in women’s clothing that are less involved in an aesthetic power struggle with no more overstated clunky, dysfunctional appointments like overstated zippers, fragile material, bead-work that can’t be washed etc. 6. New designs in vegan wallets, brief cases, hats, and jewelry that is attractive and functional. 7. More vegan shoe designs that have arch support. We are all tired of wearing sneakers. 8. Futuristic, sexy, fun, practical, easy to clean and maintain fashion that is vegan, fair trade and ecological. Post Date: 03/14/17, Replies: 6
I'm making Organic Vegan Jerky w/ eggplant Hey friends! I started a company in Los Angeles making vegan jerky with organic eggplant. It is the closest thing to beef jerky I've ever tried. If anyone's interested please let me know or check my Facebook page or check out the link in my profile. We're running a Kickstarter right now and I'm trying to spread the word. Thank you! Holla with any questions! Post Date: 03/12/17, Replies: 0
Backyard Chickens Does eating wholseome food products from your own sustainibly raised no-kill hens and your own bee hives make you a non vegan? Post Date: 03/12/17, Replies: 2
how to get non-vegans to leave you alone! This is more of a question and an answer…? Im still dealing with everyone I know, with them worrying about me not getting enough nutrients that they think is in meat and other bad foods. No matter how much I tell them otherwise, they still bother me and are rude and sometimes almost mean. I know that this problem will never go away, but Id like it to go down a lil! I want to be a peaceful happy loving vegan and not be rude or get mad at other ppl when they ask or confront me about veganism and ask that same old stupid question, "where do you get your protein and calcium?" ugh! So Im wondering how you guys deal with this issue in your lives and how long have y'all been vegan or vegetarian? PS Ive only been vegan for a year... Post Date: 03/11/17, Replies: 14
Biggest frustration as vegetarian Hi everybody. I've been vegetarian almost two years. Best decision I've ever made. I enjoy better health and have more energy. But being vegetarian can create new challenges. So I just wonder, what’s the biggest challenge or frustration you’re having with being vegetarian/vegan? Post Date: 03/10/17, Replies: 15
VEGAN FOR BEGINNERS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE What do u think??? https://veggiesecret.com/vegan-for-beginners-guide/ Post Date: 03/10/17, Replies: 4
Advil All the active ingredients in Advil are synthetic and thus vegan. The only non vegan ingredients are beeswax as the suspension or stabilizer that keeps the chemicals together as a pill, and insects used in the red coloration. Who wants to eat insects? Who wants to eat beeswax? I know such pharmaceutical corporations have a horrible history with animal experimentation. Those that perpetrated such acts and the governments that made such acts mandatory and those that lobbied for such governmental mandates have much to be accountable for in this world and the next. However, when one is repairing from surgery, dentistry, root canals, sever pain and sever chronic pain, usually people buy such products. I prefer herbal supplements due to the side effects of pharmaceuticals, but if the pain is bad enough people will seek releif. Because Advil has succumbed to advertising operatives who claim psychological data reports show the color red to increase sales, they are willing to feed fellow human beings bugs to eat. Beetles provide the color red for their pills at the expense of their lives. Beeswax is part of a large honey beeswax industry that not only enslaves bees, but when pollen is collected, to improve expediency, the bees loose their legs. This bee abuse is happening at a time in history when there is a major bee shortage verging on an ecological disaster. Beeswax is not considered digestible food. To help Advil go vegan, simply go to their web site and follow the procedure revealed by the contact link and give them an email. If Advil went vegan, their product could be universally digested by all people. They could increase their sales by getting Vegan certification, Kosher certification, Halal certification and become a true health remedy. Serving bugs and beeswax undermines the concept of health remedy. Post Date: 03/05/17, Replies: 1
is this product vegan? I have histamine issues, so I'm trying to purchase this supplement on online They claim that they are free of "dairy" and "vegetarian" which I find it to be very vague Is this product vegan? iherb.com/pr/Solgar-Quercetin-Complex-100-Veggie-Caps/8836 Post Date: 03/04/17, Replies: 2
New animal ingredient FREE company! You can visit www.Norraine.com for delicious velvet butters, sugar scrubs, and petal stuffed flower bombs! Interested in custom marble candles? Come on by and use coupon code "Love17" for a surprise discount on your order! Now thru March 31, 2017! To our knowledge, our products do NOT contain animal ingredients. Please reach out to us if additional facts are needed! Welcome fellow vegans and vegetarians and enjoy the coupon! Post Date: 02/27/17, Replies: 0
Vegan cosmetics shop ! Hello ! My name's Jessica, I'm a student in Geneva, Switzerland. First of all, I'm sorry for my english and I hope I don't disturb you with this post :-) As everybody here, I LOVE animals, and that's why I would like to become a lawyer in animal rights. But one year ago, I discover that a lot of my cosmetics were tested on animals and not vegan :-( This is why I founded Jessie's Genève / Vegan cosmetics , a vegan and cruelty-free beauty-box. We work with many organisations and we give them a part of our benefit ! But now, my customers would like to have real shop, not an online one. I would like to open a first shop in Geneva and propose international shipping :-) My dream is to open more shop in the rest of the world Post Date: 02/26/17, Replies: 0
Thoughts on the movement? Hi, I've been vegan for a little over a year now and have seen lots of different ways people approach the subject of veganism. I wanted to know what people think is the best way of spreading the message in a way that's not hostile/antagonistic. Made a video on it as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb-VvFE0HDo Let me know what you think! Post Date: 02/26/17, Replies: 1
Vegetarians This is a question i have always wanted answered....some vegetarians dont eat meat due to cruelty yet they eat fish, tuna and cow are both living creatures, so killing and eating a cow is wrong but catching fish in a net etc etc and gutting it then to be ate is ok? Post Date: 02/24/17, Replies: 4
Vegan Ice Cream Cake NYC Does anyone know where I can get a vegan ice cream cake in New York City or the surrounding areas? Not a cheese or sponge cake but an ice cream cake. If not do any of you know any recipes to make a vegan cookies and cream ice cream cake? Post Date: 02/24/17, Replies: 0
help my friends fight against cruelty <3 Hi guys 🐷 . Some good friends from my animal shelter have started a small business in order to generate donations for ASPCA. They are selling Vegan chocolate protein sourced from organic ingredients such as pea, hemp, cocoa, and chia seeds. They make zero profit for themselves and capital will be donated / reinvested back into the business. I've tried the protein myself and can vouch for it's deliciousness. . Please please help support them! (www.vegangains.co) . "At Vegan Gains, we recognize the challenge you face when sourcing for a premium, pure, and powerful vegan protein blend. We believe that your only concern should be conquering those final minutes in the marathon, beating your friend at Soul-Cycling, or hitting your PR’s in the weight room. Our product’s ingredients are sourced from trusted hand-selected farmers based on the criteria of responsible farming, objectivity, and transparency." Post Date: 02/23/17, Replies: 0

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