Thumbs Up: Humankind Vegan Bags, Shoes and Accessories
What is it? Humankind is an online store selling a collection of beautiful vegan bags, shoes and accessories from across the globe. Their mission is to prove that you don’t need to sacrifice style or quality just because you choose not to wear leather. Ethical Credentials All of the bags, shoes and accessories available on the site are made from non-animal derived materials and are 100% cruelty-free. Every purchase you make helps animals in two ways. Firstly, you are helping to grow the market for non-leather, cruelty-free products. Secondly, Humankind [...]
Book Review + Recipe – Taste for Life: A Complete Guide to Plant-Based Eating by Animals Australia
The shelves in my kitchen are overflowing with cookbooks so the decision to add to my collection is not one that I take lightly. But, when I heard that Animals Australia was releasing Taste for Life: A complete guide to plant-based eating, I knew I had to make room for one more. I am forever on the lookout for some fresh inspiration for delicious, healthy and easy to prepare meals that my family will eat without complaining and besides, I am always happy to support the amazing work that Animals Australia does. [...]
The Cruel and Wasteful Practice of Shark Finning
Humans do some horrible things to animals but shark finning would have to be one of the worst. Shark finning is the practice of removing a shark’s fins, which are used to make shark fin soup, while the animal is fully conscious. As shark meat is of little value to fishermen, once the fins have been removed the shark is discarded back into the sea where it eventually drowns. Shark fin soup is a traditional dish of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. While it used to be very expensive and reserved [...]
Be Beautiful, Not Cruel – Updated
We are reposting this blog, that was first posted in 2014, as it has come to our attention that some of the information in the original post was incorrect. In the original post we made the claim that some brands, including Nutrimetics, that have long been perceived as cruelty free, have decided to sell their products in China, which means they must test on animals (a prerequisite for selling to the Chinese market). This information was incorrect as Nutrimetics does not sell to China and does not test their products [...]
The Choice CluckAR app
If you find buying eggs confusing you’re certainly not the only one. The federal government’s review of the standards for labelling free range eggs, which was completed in March of last year, was supposed to simplify things and help to ensure that consumers get what they pay for when buying eggs but unfortunately the demands of the big egg producers won out. The new standards allow for eggs from hens stocked at up to 10,000 per hectare (or 1 bird per square metre) to be labelled free range, which is [...]
Last Minute Cruelty-Free Gifts
With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, there are, no doubt, a few loved ones you haven’t bought gifts for yet. No need to panic – following are our top 5 picks for cruelty-free gift ideas. 1. A Gift Pack from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Lush has an amazing range of gift packs to choose from featuring a range of their beautiful, cruelty-free products, such as bath bombs, soaps and shower gels. Young girls especially, but anyone really, will love a gift from Lush and your purchase will be supporting [...]

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