• Response to ‘How Vegans Can Plant the Seeds of Acceptance’

    Author: George Jacobs, President of Animal Allies I refer to ‘How Vegans Can Plant the Seeds of Acceptance’ (ST 7 Nov). Everyone can make an important contribution to society, whether we are school cleaners creating a conducive environment for learning, police officers promoting public safety, or grandparents helping to raise

  • Transformation through Diet

    Author: Shieh Yuan Joshua is a friend from university days that I met recently at a friend’s wedding. Many of us could not recognise him at first, because he had undergone such a massive transformation, he looked like two different people! Turns out he had gone vegetarian, and is feeling

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    Why Queer People Need Animals

    Esther the Wonder Pig is fortunate to be able to live her most fabulous self after being rescued by Canadian couple Steve and Derek in 2012. Other pigs like Esther are typically slaughtered at 6 months old. Esther is 6 years old now, and could possibly live almost another decade. Image

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    When Beauty is Skin Deep: Cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics and skincare gaining ground in the beauty industry

    By: Laura Lum The current reality of animal testing in the beauty industry “Where do you usually get your cosmetics and skincare from?” This is a question I often get from others wanting to find out more about brands that offer skincare and cosmetics free from animal testing and animal

  • Eight Benefits of “Preaching to the Choir”

    The views presented in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of CRF. Author: George Jacobs The Centre for a Responsible Future (CRF) organises and co-organises many events. We do these events to promote behaviours that are healthy (such as plant based eating and regular exercise), green (such as avoiding

  • Review: Clean meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world

    It’s frustrating to be activists for farmed animals. On one hand, the evidence for moving away from animal based foods continues to grow, whether it’s new research on the health benefits of plant based foods, or new studies linking animal based foods and the worsening effects of climate change, or

  • The Forgotten Footprint in your Flight

    Author: Ambaree Majumder Have you ever been given a choice to offset your carbon footprint while on a flight? I came across that question a few times, at times when I did not care much about the planet. Like many I suppose, I thought spending time and effort towards my

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    What it’s Like Being a Vegan Teen

    “Where are you going to get your protein from?” “You’re not going to get enough nutrition.” “Veganism? That’s so extreme!” As a growing teen, I’ve received so many questions and doubts about my choice to go vegan from friends and relatives alike. People are often incredulous when they hear that

  • It’s time to address diet choices and climate change

    This letter was sent to the Straits Times Forum, but was not published. It is great to see Singapore focusing on Climate Action in 2018.  However, there is a surprising lack of attention drawn to the significant role diet plays in people’s carbon footprints.  In addition to carbon dioxide, animal

  • 2017 Compassionate Christmas Gift Guide – Part 2!

    We hope you liked the first instalment of our compassionate gift guide.  (If you missed it, click here!) This second part focuses on vegan FOOD that you can give as gifts or bring to a party. (Don’t be remembered as the one who didn’t bring anything! :P) We present a