Tens of billions of chickens are raised and killed for food every year – more than all other land animals combined. The meat industry has turned beautiful, clever and harmless birds into the most abused land animal on earth. For hens used for eggs, suffering is inherent in all methods of egg-production – including free range. Their lives are short, and for male chicks very short indeed. They are the wrong sex to lay eggs, and the wrong breed for meat, and so their lives are deemed to be worthless, and they are killed in the hatchery.
It’s never been easier to ditch chicken and eggs from our diets and replace them with plant-based alternatives. We are here to show you how and why – scroll down to find out more.
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The number of ‘chicken’ and ‘egg’ replacement products that are available in the UK is staggering! There are so many plant-based options across all the major supermarkets available to try, with new products being released all the time.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of brands for you to look out for.
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There are two types of chicken on British farms: those reared for their flesh and those bred for their eggs. Both endure some of the worst conditions on farms, and they are killed in far greater numbers than any other species, making them the most abused animal in the farming world.
“It is 1am and I am miles away from my bed, crouched down behind a wall of trees in a pitch-black forest next to 3 masked men, speaking in barely audible undertones as we wait to enter a chicken factory farm”
Being vegan doesn’t mean saying goodbye to cakes, biscuits and brownies. But how do you bake without eggs, butter and milk? Our vegan baking guide explains all.
The term ‘free-range’ is widely used to market and sell eggs. But the term itself has been the subject of a whole heap of marketing. As consumers we are led to believe that free-range means cruelty-free. Sadly this just isn’t true….
This mouth-watering recipe is easy to make and even easier to eat!
The meat industry has turned beautiful, clever and harmless chickens into the most abused land animal on earth
Looking for cruelty-free chicken alternatives? There are plenty of cluckin’ tasty dishes available in UK restaurants
To celebrate Veganuary Chicken Week, Squeaky Bean have created this delicious Chicken Style Curry recipe!
Pigs remind us of our family dog, cows have deeply soulful eyes, lambs are indisputably adorable – so when people choose to change their diet these animals are often the first to be spared.
Surprisingly, this well-meaning effort actually leads to more animal suffering if chicken and fish replace mammals in our meals. How are chicken and fish exploited?
There are some great mock meats around, and the sliced ones are perfect for sandwiches. I’d recommend these for transitioning vegans, and they’re so useful for lunch on the run.
In late 2017, members of the Veganuary Team donned biosecurity overalls, dipped their boots into disinfectant and entered the sheds of a typical free-range egg farm. Our aim was not to find breaches of the law but to show the world what a typical ‘higher welfare’ egg farm looks like.
This traditional-style pie makes a hearty meal on a cold winter’s night.
Looking for a delicious breaded chicken alternative? Try this creamy lemon Like Breaded Chicken by LikeMeat and Aaron Calder. We promise you’ll never look back!
To celebrate Veganuary Chicken Week, Naked Glory have created this delicious Roast Tenderstrips Panzanella recipe!
To celebrate Veganuary Chicken Week, The Vegetarian Butcher have created this delicious Persian What the Cluck with potatoes, prunes and pumpkin recipe!
You’ll love this delicious Seitan-based recipe!
These light, crispy and unfairly moreish chick’n bites will manage to convince even the most die-hard omnivores that their favourite takeaway snack can be veganized and made better in the process. They work perfectly when teamed up with a sweet ‘n’ sour or spicy chilli dip.