Something that it’s a pleasure to report some positive news on. The Vegan Society have the fifth edition of the Vegan Passport scheduled for publication on 1 July. Even better the new edition is already available as an app.
Part of the volunteering we at HK veg help out with is for the online worldwide veg*an directory, HappyCow. In the numerous places where we have tried to explain HappyCow to people, Hong Kong is the place where there is most commonly confusion. That is because of a HK vegan ice cream brand also called happycow. The two entities are completely unaffiliated. So to try to remove that confusion:-
We have just had an update from Jess Henderson. We featured Jess three days regarding campaigning by her and others for Cathay Pacific to adopt a shark fin free policy. This is the update from Cathay that Jess has just shared.
The summer solstice returns and with it the beginning of the annual Yulin dog meat festival. Predictably there are individual and groups of self proclaimed dog and animal lovers angrily up in arms in protest.
Currently there’s a number of metaphorical punch ups taking place in Hong Kong re shark fin air cargo. In one such battle the combatants are:-
Vegans being attacked by sausage wielding thugs? Someone’s idea of an off the wall comedy script? Sadly not. The detail of the incident in Tbilisi was all too literal. Attack meant in the sense of provocation and violence. Should this attack be considered anything of a surprise? It’s perhaps surprising there’s been no such attack somewhere been widely reported before. Worryingly, this is unlikely to be the last such targeted violent attack on vegans. They will likely become more widespread and more serious.