Featured Blogger: The Vegan Punk

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If you ever find yourself outside of the glorious republic of Liverpool…don’t know why you’d want to leave but anyway, if you do ever venture out and find yourself on the other side of the Pennines… again I don’t know why you would… I’ll just get on with it.

Before you leave you will probably do some research and a good place to start is via The Vegan Punk blog:


The Vegan Punk lives in Leeds. He’s vegan (obviously) and before that vegetarian for 10 years.

” I started this blog to document my adventures in veganism, and hope to post reviews of and interviews with shops, restaurants, artists and activists who engage with vegan, vegetarian, and animal rights issues – in Leeds, in Yorkshire, and in fact wherever I go in the UK and world.

I have been vegan for two years and vegetarian for 10, with my motivation primarily being the belief that all animals have the right to live a life free from exploitation and suffering. More recently, health and ecological reasons have strengthened my belief that following a vegan lifestyle is a key way in which we can make the world a better place – for humans and non-human animals alike.”

His very neat and tidy blog has only been going a short while, but there are some interesting items already there:

– In the Review section it tells you about some vegan falafel and pita at the Leeds Corn Exchange. Also there is sampling of vegan Indian street food in Leeds.

– In the Places category, he writes about a vegan weekend in Whitby.

– He’s also good with a camera so have a look in the Gallery.

If you are on Twitter you can follow him via @TheVeganPunk

New V̶e̶g̶g̶i̶e̶/Vegan Cafe In Woolton Village

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If you are on a trip south of the city and you find yourself a bit hungry, this place is worth a visit:

The Old Hardware Shop - Woolton Village

Yes that’s right, the OLD Hardware Shop. The location is now a vegetarian and vegan only cafe !

They serve veggie vegan versions of traditional cafe shop items.

Niki and her Dad went there recently and here are some pics:

Niki says about the visit:

We had milkshakes, I had the hotdog with salad, pops had a big fat toastie with salad, washed down with an apple juice, then a chocolate tiffin with ice cream!!!

They are seeing which opening hours are the best, so check on their Facebook page before heading out.

FEBRUARY 2018 Update:

The Old Hardware Shop is now VEGAN ONLY !

As mentioned above, check their Facebook for opening hours before heading out.

– There’s an entry for them on the ScouseVeg » Eating Out section, so if you’ve been recently leave a comment on their page and let other veggies/vegans know what it is like:

Post a review:

The Old Hardware Shop, Woolton Village, Liverpool

LABL Fair Liverpool

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Saturday 19th October 2013, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, 10 am – 4 pm

A brand new event for Liverpool! Helping you to Live A Better Life with 120 stalls offering everything from food to natural beauty and healthy living to fairtrade clothes.

Cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks, an organic bar and prize draw will add to the event.


This unique event will broaden your horizons and provide you with many opportunities to taste, try and buy fantastic goods from the best natural, cruelty free and ecological companies around.

Delicious hot and cold food will be served throughout the day, all 100% vegan (meat, dairy and egg free).

Admission is just £1, under 12’s free!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/123184281172849/

Stop the badger cull

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The government has announced plans to start culling badgers. There’s been a big debate among 38 Degrees members about these culls. Some of us believe killing badgers would be wrong under any circumstances. Some of us believe that if the science really proved that shooting badgers could make a real dent in the cow TB problem, it would be a tragic necessity.

But 87% of us agree on this: the government’s current plans to shoot England’s badgers simply don’t stack up. The government’s own scientific advisers warn that it won’t solve the problem of TB in cattle, and could even make it worse.

Government scientists say that if a cull isn’t carried out “in a co-ordinated, sustained and simultaneous manner according to the minimum criteria, then this could result in a smaller benefit or even a detrimental effect.”

» Sign this petition

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