Great News! – Leading Vet School Ends Deadly Animal Labs!

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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has been working for years to end the use of animals in “terminal” training exercises at veterinary schools—in which students perform procedures on otherwise healthy animals, who are then killed. Today they are happy to report that one of the nation’s highest-ranked vet schools, Colorado State University, has officially ended the use of terminal labs!

The PCRM first became involved in this issue in February 2020, when a CSU vet student contacted them. The student was shocked to learn that the curriculum included courses in which students would perform invasive surgical procedures on sheep, pigs, and horses. At the end of the training exercises, the animals were killed.

After receiving documents from CSU through the state’s open records law, the PCRM reached out to the dean of the veterinary school and were happy to hear that they were “also committed to the goal of eliminating terminal procedures.”

Over the last two years, the PCRM have worked closely with CSU leaders, alumni, students, and faculty at other veterinary schools to provide useful information and support as the university has made this transition. CSU leaders deserve immense credit for this change: To replace terminal labs, they have increased student exposure to surgical skills that are foundational to veterinary medicine, provided greater opportunities for repetition and practice, and expanded student access to real-world surgical experiences involving animals in need of procedures. This will make CSU graduates not only more compassionate but also more skilled.

CSU’s decision follows the elimination of terminal dog labs by Tuskegee University and Auburn University in 2021, which came about following work by the Physicians Committee. We hope this trend will send a clear message to vet schools elsewhere that terminal training labs can and should be replaced.

The Physicians’ Committee give special thanks to their Remembering Rodney Society members for this victory. Like the countless dogs, cats, pigs, and other animals used in terminal labs, Rodney was a sweet and loving dog who suffered through multiple painful veterinary training procedures before being killed. Members of the Remembering Rodney Society keep his spirit alive by providing the monthly support that allows the Physicians Committee to save animals day after day. You can help them save the “Rodneys” who still suffer in research, testing, and training programs by joining the society today.

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Want to know more? Read about Hugo’s lucky escape from a laboratory breeding facility in Let the dogs out, a graphic novel (with a happy ending) on our stories for teens and up page.

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Watch out manglers!

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from last week:

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And that’s the end of Venus Aqueous #6, but don’t go far because there’ll be more great new vegan comics here soon!

If you missed the beginning of this story, you can read it all here 😀

See ya! 😀

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Old McSpreader

No thank poo

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Sing to the tune of Old MacDonald 🙂

Old McSpreader had a farm,

Pee-u pee-u poo.

And on that farm he dished out muck,

Pee-u pee-u poo.

With a cow-pat here and a pig poo there,

Here a plop, there a plop,

Everywhere a ton of plops,

Old McSpreader had a farm,

Pee-u pee-u poo.

“Oh,” my ma says, “Oh, no no!”

“No no no no no!”

She says of washing on the line,

“It will smell of poo!”

She grabs a stinky towel here and a stinky sheet there,

Here a shirt, there a dress,

All of it a stinky mess.

“Oh!” my ma says, “oh, no no!”

“It all smells of poo!”

Old Green Grower spreads no muck,

No sal-mon-ell-a.

For her crops manure is green,

No e-coli either.

With clover here and mustard there,

Here some vetch, there some hemp,

Everywhere a lovely scent.

Old Green Grower…

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I’ll tell you in a minute

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from yesterday:

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I know I am.

Stay tuned for the concluding instalment of Venus Aqueous #6 next week.

If you missed the beginning of this story, you can read it all here 😀

Have a great weekend! 😀

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You can breathe under water?!

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from Tuesday:

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What will she do with her super-speed?

Stay tuned for the next exciting instalment of Venus Aqueous #6 at the same time tomorrow!

If you missed the beginning of this story, you can read it all here 😀

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Most popular stories of August!

The most popular story for little ones at Violet’s Vegan Comics is: Where are you going Deidra? (in rhyme)

And the most popular story for ages 8 and up – Luke Walker and the Eatwell Guide! 😀

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And the most popular fairy tale – The princess who liked to be popular!

And the most popular story for 12 and up – Let the dogs out

Have you read them yet?

What will you read next? There are tonnes of vegan children’s stories, with lovely vegan characters, to choose from on our stories and comics page. Read them for free, any time you like. 😀

You’re not gonna believe this!

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from yesterday:

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Unbelievable!

If you missed the beginning of this story, you can read it all here 😀

Stay tuned for the next exciting instalment of Venus Aqueous #6: Breathe 😉 Coming soon!

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Not on my watch

We hope you had a great weekend 😀 Let’s get back to the story! Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from Friday:

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What a mess! And what about Venus? Find out tomorrow.

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now 😀

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Breathe

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from yesterday:

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My goodness! What does this mean? Find out on Monday.

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now 😀

Have a great weekend ❤

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The struggle continues …

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from yesterday:

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Gasp! Will Venus wake up?! Will Adi be impressed with Jean’s sandcastle? It’s anybody’s guess – come back tomorrow to find out.

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now 😀

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Watch out – here I come!

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from yesterday:

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Uh oh. Careful Venus, he doesn’t look like someone who can be reasoned with. Come back tomorrow to see how this difference of opinion is resolved.

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now 😀

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Help!

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from yesterday:

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Well done Venus! Oh, now where did she go? Find out tomorrow!

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now 😀

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New episode of Venus Aqueous starts today!

Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 begins here:

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Come back tomorrow to see who needs help!

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now 😀

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“What do you do?”

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Lucy Lilac liked to learn

Whatever school could teach her,

And even when outside of school,

Sought knowledge all around her.

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“What do you do?” she asked a worm,

“Tell me, what is the point of you?”

“What a cheek!” came the worm’s barely audible squeak,

“You mean – what do I do for you?!”

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“What do you do?” she asked a wasp,

“Tell me, what is the point of you?”

“How rude!” said the wasp with attitude,

“Go away now, shoo shoo shoo!”

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“What do you do?” she asked a snail,

“Tell me, what is the point of you?”

“Same as you,” said the snail as he slid through the dew,

“Just like you, I eat, sleep and poo.”

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How many morons holiday here?

If you like it, why d’you trash it?

Do you have a brain at all?

Has your grey matter turned to splatter?

Tie your laces or you’ll fall.

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So you buy it and you eat it,

Crap and junk degrade your mind.

Fat and flesh foods, blood and death foods,

You’d be brighter if you’d been kind.

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But you’re not bright, you’re a moron,

Piles of crap wherever you’ve been.

It’s our world you declared war on,

Stupid stinker, eat your greens!

Babs and Cat go to the beach

Here’s Babs – you remember Babs, right? – having a day at the seaside with her friend Cat 😀

And what does every vegan have to do when they visit a sandy beach?

Write a message in the sand! 😀

And of course build some sandcastles 😀

What a great day! Enjoy the rest of your holiday ladies 😀

Oh Cat, these kids wouldn’t do that, they’ve got brains in their heads 😀

Have some good clean fun at the seaside everybody, we’ll see you again soon xxx

Most popular stories of July!

For two consecutive months the most popular story at Violet’s Vegan Comics is: The King’s Three Sons!

Closely followed by Reflecto Girl: Incidental

And Where are you going Deidra? – In rhyme. 😀

Have you read them yet?

What will you read next? There are tonnes of vegan children’s stories, with lovely vegan characters, to choose from on our stories and comics page. Read them for free, any time you like. 😀

Scorched

I’m parched,

I’m scorched,

I’m hotter than hell.

Bad enough they put us here

But did they have to take our shade as well?

They ripped out hedges

Tall and thick,

To make room for machines,

Their noise, their stink.

Their clumsy approach,

Their ugly return.

They smash

And crush

And never learn.

No trees,

No hedge,

No shade for us,

No thought for us

No respite for us.

Vegan Art Supplies

You have to be really careful not to accidently buy something containing animal products when you’re buying art and craft materials but, thanks to an ever increasing number of people like us demanding cruelty-free art supplies, there are more on the market than ever before 😀

The wonderful ARTdiscount store gives us detailed information about which products are vegan-friendly and make it easy to be sure you’re not accidentally hurting anyone with your creative pursuits.

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Here is their detailed page, divided into specific sections like ‘vegan watercolour artist’, ‘vegan calligraphy’, ‘vegan sketcher’ and ‘vegan kids’ art materials’, you’ll find everything you could want right there 😀

Now then, I need some ink! Thanks ARTdiscount 😀

Summer Reading Challenge!

There are lots of summer reading challenges out there to join, online or at your local library.

They invite you to read six books over the summer! You might be able get a chart from your library to keep track of your progress, or you could get creative and make one yourself! It’s a great way to keep busy and entertained. As luck would have it, we have all the books you need and more to keep you going all July and August, for younger children, veggie kids aged eight and up, vegan teenagers, vegan fairy tale enthusiasts, English language learners and everyone else that likes books and animals.

We have them free to read online, or you can order them in paperback, not to mention our delightful new ebooks! Available to download to your tablets or ereaders. The choice is yours, feel free to go crazy.

Get reading!

Book Review: Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era, by Sarat Colling

Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era is an academic text book filled with examples of animal resistance. These individuals’ stories will profoundly touch the reader’s heart and prove that the billions of people* kept by mainstream society as slaves, and murdered when they are no longer useful, are as desperate to escape their bonds as any of us would be in their situation.

* I define the word people as anyone with an individual personality.

This is a fantastic book, though hard to read at times. It is an invaluable resource for writing letters which demand change to the government bodies and animal welfare establishment who remain stubbornly, and criminally, resistant to it.

The stories shared in this book of individuals who escaped their cages and, in some cases, went back later and risked their lives to release others, are stories that will be with me forever. I see them in the eyes of the adolescent calves in the field, torn from their mothers and looking for comfort. I see them in the eyes of the sheep, steadfastly guarding her lamb, insisting that I do not approach. And every time I see a film with Clint Eastwood in, I remember Buddha, the orangutan.

“When the orangutan, who had once co-starred with Clint Eastwood, stopped working on

a Hollywood set in 1980, he was repeatedly clubbed by his trainer. The crew witnessed Buddha

being beaten with a hard cane, yet he was still forced onto the set and expected to perform. One

day, when Buddha helped himself to some doughnuts on set, his trainer beat him to death with

an axe handle. These last moments were in his cage. The film left Buddha out of the credits.

Buddha deserved better than these atrocities during his life and his final moments.”

Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era by Sarat Colling, page 68

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This book demonstrates why most humans are so blind to the institutionalised exploitation and extreme cruelty to other animals. Animal exploitation industries not only hide their violence, but also somehow manage to cash in on their hypnotised customers’ affection for the ones who get away.

“When a pig’s escape from a slaughterhouse made headlines in the city of Red Deer, Alberta, his infamy was not only used to promote tourism, but also to symbolize the “importance” of animal agriculture in the city. In the summer of 1990, at the time known only by his captors as “KH27,” Francis made his exit from the C/A Meats slaughterhouse. As Francis was being forced towards the kill floor, he turned and fled. He jumped a fence nearly four feet high, snuck through the processing area, and pushed through the back door. He then took off running towards the parklands of Red Deer River Valley.

“For several months, Francis lived alone in the forest, sheltering in dens and foraging for grass. He was also known to emerge from the forest to rummage through neighborhood garbage cans. As a descendant of the European wild boar, he had the ability to thrive in the wild. Once free, his resourceful nature shone through. Like his ancestors, who could live in harmony with nature for twenty years, Francis possessed the ability to reason, sense danger, understand his environment, adapt to change, and travel long distances when necessary. When the media caught on to his escape in late October, after he was regularly sighted in park areas and bike trails, Francis became a household name.

“Citing concern about Francis’s ability to survive the cold weather, the slaughterhouse sent a hunter to track him. Yet, Francis was cunning; he eluded capture by never returning to the den that the farmer had discovered. One time the man came close, but Francis took off again, despite having been hit with a tranquilizer dart. On November 29, the hunter located Francis again and shot him with three tranquilizer darts. Unfortunately, one of them injured his bowel. Francis died two days later. C/A Meats, which slaughters countless pigs, had likely been more concerned about liability due to potential injury to humans (or property) than Francis’s ability to survive in the cold.

“After his death, Francis was memorialized as one of the seven bronze statues in the Red Deer Downtown Business Association’s Ghosts project, which pays homage to individuals, actions, and events that have shaped Red Deer. The sad irony of this story is that, after his death, the city used Francis’s bid for freedom to promote tourism and animal agribusiness. Relying on cognitive dissonance, the Downtown Business Association stated in the write-up about the statue: ‘Francis reminds us that hog production and processing are important parts of the Red Deer economy.’ Thus, the statue was a Potemkin gesture: it performed a deceptive function as propaganda that capitalized on the citizens’ love for animals and the escaped pig, while trying to profit from Francis’s notoriety. Neglecting the suffering of pigs killed for their flesh, the industry that caused and profited from Francis’s misery appropriated his struggle.”

Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era, by Sarat Colling, page 95-97

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This book is not cheap. Sadly at the moment it’s only available in hardback at £47.24, although there is a Kindle version available for £26.53, but I strongly recommend you ask your local library to buy a copy. Everybody should read this book. Everybody needs to understand the individuals whose stories are shared here so that, in the future, they will understand the billions of animals who were born to fill their plates, and know how abhorrent it is that this horrific trade is allowed to continue in our global capitalist system.

Will you continue to congratulate the emperor on his magnificent garments, or will you join us and tell him he’s naked?

Thank you Sarat. I love your book.

Most popular stories of June!

We have a tie! The winners are Reflecto Girl #7 Incidental and The King’s Three Sons.

Reflecto Girl #7 Incidental!
The King's Three Sons
Click on the pic to read this new short fairy tale

Have you read them yet? What will you read next? There’s tonnes of stories with lovely vegan characters to choose from on our stories and comics page. Read them for free, any time you like. 😀

Get caught reading!

For Happy the Elephant, Personhood Is Yet Another Cage

Couldn’t agree more. It needs to be said.

Vegan Place

My latest article for CounterPunch is provocatively titled, yes. Because while it’s right to improve life for a confined elephant, focusing on a being in permanent captivity makes a problematic case for personhood.

On social media, the elephant personhood case is tagged #FreeHappy. This confuses the humans-in-charge regime with freedom. Moving Happy might be the best we could do under the circumstances, but it wouldn’t create freedom; Happy would remain a refugee. This needs to be said. We need to be serious about freedom if we’re claiming to struggle for it. We must defend other animals’ interests in thriving independently of human supervision before it’s too late.

Love and liberation,

Lee.

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In loving memory

Raystede staff on the ground are doing a fantastic job – the trustees on the other hand, continue with their cruel betrayal.

Make Raystede Vegan

2022 – this year’s “free range, high welfare” dairy babies

dairy babies taken from their mothers

We will not forget. We do not forget that millions of babies like these are born to be killed every year. Just so that humans can drink their mothers’ milk and make it into ice cream and cheese and yogurt. For these unnecessary things, these babies were born and will die. Unnecessary suffering caused by Raystede.

Earlier this year I happened to be walking in this field before there were any animals in it, and I heard one of their mothers crying out. A pitiful, heart-breaking bellow reached me from the unseen farm, maybe half a mile away. Her cry was repeated, over and over, and I knew they must have just taken her baby.

I walked all the way home, another mile or more in the opposite direction, and I could still hear her as I turned the key…

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Crabs in Labs

A message from Crustacean Compassion:

“Today is World Animal Free Research Day. This day highlights the importance of developing animal-free research techniques and protecting animals during scientific studies.

Decapods in Science

Decapods, like crabs and lobsters, are used in science, but because they aren’t protected by laws that monitor experiments, there’s currently no way of ensuring their welfare in labs. They could be used for any experiment, as well as being handled and kept in ways that are harmful to their wellbeing.

We’re working to change this.

Science in Legislation

A law exists called ‘Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act’, also referred to as ‘ASPA’. This piece of legislation regulates the use of animals in science to ensure welfare is considered. Studies using animals that are protected by this law must justify why they are conducting that study, and how they are respecting the welfare of the animals used. It also means the number of animals used must be reported, so there are records to gauge the scale of the issue.

Now that their sentience has been officially recognised, we’re calling for decapods to be added to this law so that they are protected in the same way as other animals during experiments. One of the first things we’ll be doing is arranging a meeting with the Home Office to discuss expanding ASPA to cover decapods too.

We also published a press release with the RSPCA on World Day for Laboratory Animals, calling for the protection of decapods in science. The story was covered by The Guardian and Independent, and Animal Journal.

Make sure to keep up to date with the campaign to see our next steps in getting decapods protected in laws such as ASPA.

Thank you for your continued support.

Claire, Jules, Laura, Ann, Russell, Jane

Crustacean Compassion”

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“I believe I am not interested to know whether Vivisection
produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t.
To know that the results are profitable to the race would not
remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it,
and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity
without looking further.”
Mark Twain
in a letter to the London Anti-Vivisection Society,
May 26, 1899

Snare-savaged dog saved by Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society

Restoring Hope
MAY 25

“This cute dog got caught and spent 3 days on a snare. The left hand got damaged and the owner was only applying herbs that finally damaged the hand. The owner lost hope. However, the owner’s son, John heard about LAWCS from his friend and he ran to our office to help their family dog from dying. Our Animal Healthcare Officer immediately went to the village to save the dog. The hand was amputated and after intensive care, the dog has recovered and looks so happy.”

Support Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society – they are doing such fantastic work.

Get caught reading vegan storybooks

Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading month? Reading is a great way to relax, to take your mind off whatever’s worrying you, or to lose yourself in adventure without leaving your armchair, deckchair or bathtub. I mean, one of the joys of reading is that you can do it pretty much anywhere, no power source required. Well, we’ve got a lot of reading suggestions for you.

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If you’re looking for comics and stories of adventure, or ghost stories or fairy tales or hilarious naughtiness, we’ve got you covered! On the other hand, maybe you’d like the picture book about an alien with a funny name, or the one about a furry friend who bakes a cake, or the one about two little piglets on the run. Look no further – we’ve got the best selection of vegan-friendly storybooks around!

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Even the seagulls love our books! 😀

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Killer robot or submariner in a hurry? You decide.

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find all the episodes here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – concludes today:

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We love a happy ending, don’t you? 😀

If you missed the beginning you can read the whole episode here.

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Shazzam! Maybe.

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – continues from Friday:

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Thank goodness! 😀

But that’s not the end, come back tomorrow for the conclusion of the pretend detectives’ deliberations 🙂

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If in doubt, get cake!

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – continues from yesterday:

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Join us on Monday to hear the rest of the detectives’ deliberations – you won’t be sorry 😀

And in the meantime, have a great weekend!

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A cousin with a cactus

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – continues from yesterday:

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What?! No robot?!

Could this be true? Come back tomorrow to find out 😀

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Trail of clues

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – continues from yesterday:

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A potted plant?!!! Gosh – whatever next!

Come back tomorrow for more from this witness 😀

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Maybe it got wet

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – continues from yesterday:

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Curiouser and curiouser 😉

Come back tomorrow to see what the detectives discover next 😀

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New Sherman & Geynes starts today!

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – begins here:

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Yes, why would someone leave one shoe behind? Come back tomorrow to see what the detectives make of it 😀

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VEGAN COMICBOOK: Beans on Toast #3

New Beans on Toast OUT NOW!!!

Little Chicken Vegan Storybooks

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Beans on Toast #3 – the comic for 21st century kids – is finally here!

The third issue of this wonderful vegan children’s comic begins just like the first two, with a Marvellous Mildred adventure. This time, in ‘The Terror of Toby Teardrop’ Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins rescue poor little trout, Toby, from another of the Flat-Capped Menace’s dastardly schemes.

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There’s also another chapter from the charming diary of a nine year old home-schooler – What me and Jude did while everyone else was at school. And of course there’s an episode of Sherman and Geynes: pretend detectives. This time the imaginative detectives are hot on the trail of a missing book 😮

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Of course, no self-respecting vegan comic is complete without a few puzzles and this one’s got a word search, a word scramble, and a challenge to spot the identical fish! But that’s not…

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If you love reading, you’ll really love Shepherd

Shepherd is an innovative site to explore if you’re looking for something to read. It’s a new approach which uses authors to recommend their favourite books, thus creating a vast library of recommendations. Whatever you’re interested in, fiction or non-fiction, just type the topic into their search and it will suggest some lists that might interest you. For example, if you search for veganism, it suggests –

  • The best books about vegan travel
  • The best vegan health books
  • The best vegetarian cookbooks for easy and delicious meals
  • The best and most recent books about yoga and Ayurveda
  • The best books about conscious plant-based cookery

So you never know what you’re going to find 😀 Each one of the Best Books lists has been written by an author who will recommend their own book and five others by different authors which fit under that heading.

But that’s not all. The search for veganism also triggers suggestions of other bookshelves:

The best books about …

Veganism
Japan
Minimalism
Pizza
The Amazon Rainforest

photo by Veronika Andrews of pixabay.com

On the other hand, you might search for an author or a specific book. If you search for The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the results give you five different Best Books lists which include it, and suggests bookshelves about The American Frontier, Europe, Jewish History, The Roman Empire, and Preschool. I know why The American Frontier came up, and Preschool, but I wonder why those other subjects did 😀

It can be so hard to find something you want to read because you don’t always know what you’re looking for. Shepherd gets it! Their unique library system gives you access to a diverse range of recommendations that you might not otherwise have discovered.

I was thrilled to be asked to write a Shepherd page and mine is called The best books for children which are also loved by adults. Check it out – see what I recommended! 😀 And share it as well, if you don’t mind 😉

photo by Hermann Kollinger of Pixabay.com

Move!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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02:18 HRS, reclaimed nature reserve, Lincs, UK

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The End.

We hope you enjoyed it, have a great weekend! 😀

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Comin’ to getchya!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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😮

The chase is on!

Come back tomorrow to see how it ends, or see now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

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Time to go!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

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😀

The long walk continues tomorrow,

unless you want to continue right now 😀

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Everybody’s here

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

20:47 HRS, somewhere north-east of Boston, UK

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Let’s go – tomorrow,

unless you want to go right now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

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Ready. In theory.

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

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18:04 HRS, 17 Brewers Street, Kings Lynn, UK. Miriam Goode and Kevin Ruth conspire.

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What are they ready for (in theory)? Find out tomorrow,

unless you want to read it now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

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Crabbit Farm

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Crabbit Farm, Badlieu, Scottish Borders. 08:41 HRS

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Have a great weekend

and don’t forget to come back on Monday for the beginning of the end of Maddicts,

unless you want to read it now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

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It’s happening everywhere!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Data Analysis Office, Defence House, WLG, New Zealand. Colin Bains argues with his superior. 13:15 NZDT (02:15 GMT) 23 March 2027

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13:19 NZDT

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😮 Today New Zealand, tomorrow the Scottish Borders – the Maddicts are everywhere!

Story continues tomorrow,

Or if you don’t want to wait, read it now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

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Another one?!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Kent Constabulary Headquarters, Chief Constable’s office, 18:27 HRS

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116 Vancouver Drive, Edmonton, Canada. 17:47 MDT 22 March 2027 (00:47 GMT 23 March)

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Yikes! 😮

Story continues tomorrow,

Or read it now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

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Emergency. Which service?

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

22 March 2027, 10:17 HRS Operator Assistance Centre, London, UK

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Come back tomorrow for the continuation of Maddicts Part 4,

Or read it now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Meat ADDICTS

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

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Come back tomorrow for the continuation of Maddicts Part 4,

Or read it now 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Transcript

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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That brings us to the end of Part 3 folks! Come back tomorrow to see the beginning of Part 4,

Or see it now 😀

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Maddicts was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics © 2012

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012