Article: plant-based diets counter pandemics

Article: plant-based diets counter pandemics

The disheartening first half of 2020 was definitely far from what any of us were hoping for. Yet, it would be dishonest to say that what we are facing right now is something completely unexpected. Already in 2007, researchers from Hong Kong tried to raise awareness of...
Article: pet food palatability

Article: pet food palatability

Some claim vegan pet food may be less palatable, or may compromise animal welfare. But are such claims actually true? In 2020 we surveyed dog or cat guardians asking about behaviours displayed by their pets at meal times. Analysis of the behaviour of 2,308 dogs and...
Vegan Companion Animal Diets – AR Forum

Vegan Companion Animal Diets – AR Forum

Postponed due to Covid-19. Date TBD. Vegan companion animal diets. With Professor Andrew Knight     The health hazards inherent to meat-based diets for cats and dogs are extensive, and difficult to avoid. Unsurprisingly, a range of diseases have been...
Article: pet food manufacturing

Article: pet food manufacturing

Plant-based pet foods are rapidly developing, driven by distrust of conventional pet foods, and concerns about their impacts on pets, farmed animals, and the environment. But are plant-based pet foods nutritionally sound? Do consumers really need to be worried about...
Article: pet food manufacturing

Article: EU educational animal use – ALTEX

With Dr Miriam Zemanova and Susanna Lybæk I’ve just published a systematic review of European educational animal use. From 2017 – 2019, 124,000 – 172,000 animals were used annually, in 26 EU member states reporting statistics. The two main perceived reasons for this...