Making a difference
According to EU regulations, companies and institutions can’t test on animals without getting special permits. They require both a permit for the institution and separate permits for every new research that involves testing on animals. A special committee reviews every request for animal testing and judges the necessity of these experiments. EU regulations also state […]
Where do animals for testing come from? Most animals that are used for animal testing are specifically bred for this purpose. In the Netherlands, most animals for testing are bred by the research centers themselves (71 percent) while the rest are bred by special breeding farms or taken from the wild. Research on wild animals […]
Worldwide about 115 million animals are used for animal testing every year. 12 million of those tests take place in Europe, of which about 4 million in the UK and half a million in the Netherlands. In addition to these animals that are used in animal testing, there are also a lot of animals that […]
Every year, about 330 million rabbits are killed in the EU for meat. It’s unknown how many rabbits are reared in the UK for this purpose, but the last statistics from 2009 show that between 2000 and 3000 tonnes of rabbit meat were produced that year. While the rabbit industry in the UK is not […]
What are truffles? Truffles are a type of fungi that grows on the roots of trees. There are many different types of truffles, such as black and white truffles, Chinese truffles, summer truffles and winter truffles. In the wild, they’re mostly eaten by squirrels and wild boar. Squirrels also play an important role in spreading […]
In the UK, 165 million cups of tea are consumed every day, an astonishing 60.2 billion per year. Tea is mostly produced in India, but also in several other Asian countries and even some African and South American countries. Unfortunately, tea production often causes a lot of human suffering. In this blog we review the […]
Hi! We’re Elise and Alex and we hope to inspire you to be green. On this blog, we share our tips for living a more animal, human and environmentally friendly lifestyle.