CategoryEnvironment

Is Laundry Detergent Vegan? (Avoid Brands Like Tide)

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Many laundry detergents are vegan, but many are not. Some contain animal ingredients. Some are tested on animals. Here’s the gist of what you need to know about why laundry detergent isn’t always vegan. It’s Rare, but Some Detergents Contain Animal ingredients Most ingredients in modern laundry detergents are synthetic or derived from plants. However, some do have lard or enzymes (which may come...

Can Vegans Fish If They Let it Go? (aka catch and release)

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I’ve seen a few people try to argue in favor of catching and releasing fish being vegan. But the answer is always the same – it isn’t. Being vegan is about reducing the suffering you cause as much as possible. When you hook a fish, and then take it out of the water, even briefly, it suffers. There’s not much more to say. Does a fish feel too much pain from a single hook? Probably...

Is Palm Oil Vegan? The Truth Behind Palm Oil is Very Sad

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Palm oil, that stuff you find in tons of processed foods. You get it by extracting oil from the palm fruit. Certainly sounds vegan, right? By the most common definition of veganism, palm oil is vegan. If you were looking for a simple answer, there it is. However, many vegans do not eat palm oil, at all. Why not? There’s 2 main issues: Human rights violations Animals killed to grow more palm...

Is Plastic Bad for the Environment?

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Do you go for that extra dessert knowing that you might regret it later? Maybe you have a lot of self-control, but most people don’t. It’s hard to choose future benefit over present enjoyment. The clearest example of that is the environment. We have been borrowing against the future of the environment in return for convenience and pleasure, and the results are really starting to become clear...