Make your own Megan doll

Megan - vegan comic book character

If you’d like your own Megan doll (from the Megan & Flos vegan science fiction comics), here’s how to make one ๐Ÿ˜€

First, find a pattern.  I used Jean Greenhowe’s “ten of the best” pattern which is from this book but there are plenty of others to choose from, including lots of free ones you can download.

 So, I won’t give you pattern details, you can just download whichever pattern you fancy and then make her look like Megan.  If you don’t know how to knit yet, you can either learn, or sew a ragdoll instead ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, this is what I did:

I used DK (Double Knitting thickness) acrylic yarn from my bag of oddments – no need to buy anything new. Her clothes don’t have to be blue, you can choose what she wears, and if you don’t have a bag of oddments, they often sell bags of leftover yarn in charity shops.  I used UK size eleven (3 mm) needles.

The pattern I used starts at the ankles and works up to the top of her head (working in stocking stitch – one row knit, one row purl).  I started in dark blue, for her jeans, then I changed colour, and knitted her light blue top, up to her shoulders,

knitting vegan comicbook character doll
knitting vegan comicbook character doll

then I changed colour again, to pink for her head. Then I cut the yarn, leaving a long length to thread through the stitches. Hey – didn’t I say I wasn’t going to explain the pattern? Sorry – I guess that’s useless information if you don’t have the pattern, and superfluous if you do. Oh well ๐Ÿ˜€

Excuse my photos by the way, my camera phone is very old. But you get the idea with that ๐Ÿ™‚

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll
Arms
how to make a vegan comicbook character doll
Feet

Then I knitted the arms and the feet.  Megan is wearing baseball boots, so I knitted the feet two thirds white, one third red. As you can see from the photo of the finished doll, they are proper red. I don’t know why the photos here make them look brown ๐Ÿ˜€ Then I sewed laces into the red part.

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Then it was time to sew her up and stuff with kapok (natural organic fibre harvested from kapok trees, used for centuries – probably – for stuffing pillows and soft toys). But if you don’t have any kapok, you could fill your doll with cut up strips of old T-shirt. Any soft material will do.

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll
how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

Before stuffing, it was necessary to sew down the middle of the dark blue legs section, to create two legs, and after stuffing I tied a length of yarn around the base of the pink section, to make the head ๐Ÿ˜€ The boots were folded, sewn and stuffed before being attached to the ankles; and the arms sewn, stuffed and attached at the shoulders.

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

Next she needed a face! I just sewed her features on, and not very well at first – embroidery is not my strong suit – so I unpicked it and tried again. And again, until I was happy with it ๐Ÿ˜€

She doesn’t look like Megan yet does she? That’s because she needs hair!

So I made the hair by cutting lots of long lengths of yellow yarn, tying them in the middle, and sewing them from top to bottom of the back of Megan’s head. Ouch! Your pattern will show you how ๐Ÿ˜€

If you only have a little bit of yellow for her hair, the pattern shows you how to make a hat or a hood for her, and then you’ll only need a little bit to stick out the front.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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Now she looks very Megan-ish! But there’s still one more thing she needs – do you know what it is?

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

Her solar-powered gravity-adjusting belt of course!

For this I cast on five stitches of purple and worked in moss stitch (every row knit) until it was long enough.  I kept measuring it up against the doll as I went along, until it was the right length. Then I cast off, sewed the ends of the belt together, and added the gems. Or did I sew on the gems first, and then sew the ends together? You decide ๐Ÿ˜€

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll
how to make a vegan comicbook character doll
how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

Ta-daa!

how to make a vegan comicbook character doll
She looks ready for adventure doesn’t she?!
how to make a vegan comicbook character doll

Why don’t you make yourself a Megan doll? ย Or a Reflecto Girl doll? Or any of our heroic vegan characters. And do send us photos if you make any, we’d love to see them ๐Ÿ˜€

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Marie Canning – vegan ceramicist

Manchester Pig Save

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I was so moved by a post I read this week that I wanted to share it with you. Since there was no reblog button I am copying and pasting, so please go over to Marie’s site to LIKE and comment on the original post, it’s such a … what word am I looking for? I am lost for words. All I will say is that I’m so grateful to Marie for sharing her experience and lighting a fire under me. The following are all Marie’s words (and photos):

On Tuesday last week, in the pouring rain, I headed to Manchester for a peaceful vigil outside a slaughterhouse. I have never been to one before, and honestly, I never believed it would be something I could manage. But recently Iโ€™ve felt ready to step forwards much more with my animal activism.

The slaughterhouse is in Ashton-under-Lyne and activists there have been peacefully protesting for years. Animal Saves are done in cities and towns all over the world. After some time the activists here have developed a good relationship with the security guard who allows the trucks to stop for a few minutes before going in.

I pulled up right in front of the group to ask for directions of where best to park and saw a slaughter truck at the gate. I had been feeling strong but immediately felt myself break. After I parked up I walked to meet the small group. The last slaughter truck had gone in. Annoyed at myself I didnโ€™t even manage a hello before becoming upset. Thankfully this didnโ€™t seem unusual behaviour and everyone welcomed me with open arms.

Another slaughter truck pulled in. The driver stopped at the gate. The activists moved forwards to the truck. Many had bought stools to stand on as the open section is quite high. Someone kindly offered me theirs. I stood on it and looked into the truck. It was crammed with young pigs. The heat and the smell was intense โ€“ I know they could have been in that truck for hours without food or water. They were very quiet and barely moved. I didnโ€™t want to look in their eyes but I made myself. I could only see fear and it was beyond intolerable to see an animal that frightened. The driver beeped his horn. We all stepped back. The truck drove into the slaughterhouse. Just before we did I managed to stroke one of their ears with one finger peeking through the bars and tell them it would all be over soon.

This process repeated itself I think 7 more times in the 2 hours I was there. I canโ€™t say it got any easier. The other activists told me about themselves, everyone introduced themselves to me, someone bought a bunch of vegan snacks. I politely nibbled mine, I couldnโ€™t stomach it. I was struck by their friendliness though. Occasionally while you were chatting you could hear screaming in the background. I declined to go closer to the area where the animals are killed to be a witness to the screaming. But maybe I will be ready for that another time.

It may seem like quite a pointless thing to be doing for some of you reading. As of course you canโ€™t stop what is happening to those animals you lock eyes with. You just have to step back when the driver beeps his horn and let the animals go in. The answer to why is to simply bear witness to an injustice, to document it and to share it. With the hope that this may help more and more people connect with farmed animals and consider to not be a part of their exploitation. This blog post explains what you are trying to achieve way better than I am as well as providing self care to activists and is well worth a read โ€“ https://www.dominionmovement.com/self-care

For myself โ€“ although I know what happens to animals in animal agriculture and am horrified by that โ€“ seeing part of the process was another level of knowledge. It was obviously extremely tragic and upsetting. But I know now that I can be extremely upset and act at the same time. I feel like the least I can do is look into their eyes and acknowledge and witness what is being done to them, even if I canโ€™t stop it.

I am still processing that day, thinking about the pigs I met, the ears I stroked and the backs I rubbed. I hope theyโ€™re at peace now. Iโ€™m grateful for the kindness of the other activists, how gladly they welcomed me. Many cars beeped their horns and waved as they drove by seeing the signs โ€“ it feels like all hope is not lost.

Marie Canning – Manchester Pig Save 15.11.22
Manchester Pig Save

Make Raystede Vegan!

Most popular stories of October!

The most popular story for little ones at Violet’s Vegan Comics is: How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

And the most popular story for ages 8 and up – Megan and Flos #7: Mitis ๐Ÿ˜€

And the most popular fairy tale – When There Were Witches!

And the most popular story for 12 and up – A Story for Halloween

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Hold on tight!

Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from Wednesday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sindyyy!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Why is the Flat-Capped Menace taking baby Sindy to a ship?! Will our heroes get there in time to stop him?! These questions and more will be answered when this story continues, which will happen as soon as Miranda finishes drawing it.

For now – have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

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“The next stage of my genius plot!”

Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from Monday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Blast that Flat-Capped Menace and his robots! Hurry Mildred – they’re getting away!

Come back on Friday to see if our heroes can stop them before they reach the ship ๐Ÿ˜€

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Here goes nothing

Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from Friday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Uh oh. This is not going well at all. Poor Sindy Snowdrop is getting further and further out of reach! Come back on Wednesday to see what our heroes do next! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Plan B?

Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from Wednesday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Bungee cord? Whatever next?!

Find out what’s next by coming back here on Monday ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

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Watch yourself Gerty

Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from Monday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Uh oh ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Plan B?

If at first they don’t succeed, they’ll try and try again – on Friday ๐Ÿ˜€

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There they go!

Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from Friday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Oh my goodness! So close! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Will they be able to rescue little Sindy? Come back on Wednesday to find out ๐Ÿ˜€

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Catch that tram!

For previous episodes of Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, click here. Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from yesterday:

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๐Ÿ˜ฎ Pedal fast girls – that baby’s life depends on it!

Have a great weekend but don’t forget to come back on Monday to find out what happens next ๐Ÿ˜€

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Heeelp!

For previous episodes of Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, click here. Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from yesterday:

Hurry girls! Will our heroes get there in time to save Sindy Snowdrop? Come back tomorrow to find out! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Fiendish plan

For previous episodes of Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, click here. Episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – continues from yesterday:

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That evil kidnapping fiendish villain! Where on Earth are Mildred and the girls?! Come back tomorrow to find out! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Marvellous Mildred episode 4 – Serious Trouble for Sindy Snowdrop – starts today!

A new Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins adventure starts today – that evil Flat-Capped Menace must be stopped!

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funny vegan comic for kids

Gasp! Will Sindy step off that spot before she falls through it?! Come back tomorrow to find out! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Marvellous Mildred episode 4 starts tomorrow!

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A new Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins adventure starts tomorrow – that evil Flat-Capped Menace must be stopped!

Don’t miss it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Quiet

Vegan science fiction comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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The End. For now ๐Ÿ˜€ Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss the next episode!

Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

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Looking for this?

Vegan science fiction comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Yes! Megan’s back! Come back tomorrow to see what happens next! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Aaaagh!

Vegan science fiction comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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My goodness! Come back tomorrow to see what happens next! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Agitated Mitisites

Vegan science fiction comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Fidem? Fidem!? Will Fidem respond in time? Come back tomorrow to find out ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Megan’s in trouble!

Vegan science fiction comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from Friday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Gasp! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Come back tomorrow to see what happens next! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Locked in

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Gasp! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Come back on Monday to find out what on Mitis is going on!

In the meantime, have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

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More cake?

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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It’s not perfect now?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Come back tomorrow to find out why.

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The Locals

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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So far so good. I wonder what will happen next. Come back tomorrow to find out! ๐Ÿ˜€

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The Landing Party

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Uh oh ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Anyone speak gobbledygook? Come back tomorrow to see if Megan can make sense of it all ๐Ÿ˜€

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Crossing the asteroid belt

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from Friday. For previous episodes, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Mitis at last. Come back tomorrow to see what it’s like on the ground ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet and Miranda on TV!!!

We were absolutely thrilled to be interviewed last year by Supreme Master TV for one of their kids’ programmes. Being long-term fans of The Loving Hut, her vegan restaurant chain, we knew the Supreme Master Ching Hai, but never in a million years expected to be invited to share our work on her vegan TV channel. We were very, very excited, but also very, very scared!

Then, after doing the interview, we were told that the kids’ show for which it was filmed was being shut down ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So that was that ๐Ÿ˜€

But then, yesterday, more than a year after the interview was filmed, I got a message from Supreme Master TV saying that our interview was going to be on a different show. They showed us the finished video and it’s so much more than just the interview.

Thank you to all the lovely people at Supreme Master TV for the huge amount of work you’ve done on this. We love it!

By the way, in the video Miranda is dressed as Claudia – one of the Girl Scout Twins. I was supposed to dress up as Reflecto Girl but I wimped out ๐Ÿ˜€

Claudia - from Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins, a vegan comic for kids.

And, to avoid any misunderstandings, it should also be noted that, though the artwork from the wonderful Oliver’s Vegetables is featured repeatedly in this video, that is only because we have read it in one of our Storytime videos. It’s not one of ours. It is written by Vivian French and the brilliant artwork is by Alison Bartlett.

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RED ALERT!

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For previous episodes, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ooh, looks like it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Come back on Monday to see who’s left standing, if anybody. ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great weekend!

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The Briefing

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For previous episodes, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Okay, Mitisites it is! The journey to Mitis continues tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€

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Swimming in Outer Space

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For previous episodes, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Come back tomorrow for the briefing! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Up, up and away!

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 continues from yesterday. For previous episodes, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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We leave orbit tomorrow, see you then! ๐Ÿ˜€

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A bit of Scrabble before you go?

Vegan comic for kids, Megan & Flos episode 7 starts today. For the story so far, click here ๐Ÿ˜€

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Come back tomorrow to see them go! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Most popular stories of September!

The most popular story for little ones at Violet’s Vegan Comics is: The Two Little Pigs!

The most popular story for ages 8 and up – Venus Aqueous# 6: Breathe! ๐Ÿ˜€

The most popular fairy tale – Marcus’s Wishes!

And the most popular story for 12 and up – Maddicts!

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

New Megan & Flos episode starts Monday!

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They’re back in space again!

For those who’ve never met Megan & Flos, Megan is an ordinary vegan girl and Flos is an ordinary Summum Esse (from the planet Summum). They’re telepathic, have telekinetic powers, and wear gravity-adjusting belts which enable them to get around on dry land. Pop over to their page to catch up on the history of these extraordinary eco-warriors before Monday gets here. You don’t want to miss this – there’s trouble ahead!

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Megan & Flos is a vegan adventure comic for kids by Violet’s Vegan Comics.

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Today I saw the sunrise

Image by Sara Vaccari from Pixabay
Today I saw the sunrise
For the very first time.
I forgot to take my camera
So I'll describe it in this rhyme.

When we left home, the sky was dark,
Dark blue, pin-pricked with stars.
Everywhere was quiet and still,
On the road no moving cars.

We walked towards the pebbled beach,
My four-legged friend and me.
The sky was lit with orange
Along the edge, across the sea.

South along the shingle, looking
Back so I could see it,
I walked and turned and walked and turned,
I didn't want to miss it.

By the time we reached our walk's end,
The sky wore early morning light.
Its orange trim was retreating
But there was still no sun in sight.

Then a bright zigzag of orange
Painted plane trails in one spot.
It was coming!  It was coming!
Glowing light and burning hot!

So we sat down on the pebbles,
Glistening wet still from the sea,
And we watched the orange zigzags,
Well, my friend didn't, only me.

And it came then, just a little,
Glowing golden, almost white.
Just a tip above the ocean,
Smooth and fast now, gaining height.

Without dark shades, it was too bright,
So I shielded my eyes with my hand,
Peeked at our star between my fingers,
And blinked orange spots on the land.

The thing I've learned, and should have known,
Is really worth a mention -
Never attempt to view the dawn
Without ample eye-protection!

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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 โ€œterminalโ€ training exercises at veterinary schoolsโ€”in which students perform procedures on otherwise healthy animals, who are then killed. Today they are happy to report that one of the nationโ€™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 stateโ€™s open records law, the PCRM reached out to the dean of the veterinary school and were happy to hear that they were โ€œalso committed to the goal of eliminating terminal procedures.โ€

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.

CSUโ€™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 โ€œRodneysโ€ 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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Violetโ€™s Vegan Comics creating funny, enlightening and sometimes action-packed vegan childrenโ€™s books for readers of all ages, since 2012.

Watch out manglers!

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

Venus Aqueous vegan superhero comic for kids

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

See ya! ๐Ÿ˜€

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This comic was created with Comic Life by Plasq

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Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

Old McSpreader

No thank poo

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Sing to the tune of Old MacDonald ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

โ€œOh,โ€ my ma says, โ€œOh, no no!โ€

โ€œNo no no no no!โ€

She says of washing on the line,

โ€œIt will smell of poo!โ€

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

Here a shirt, there a dress,

All of it a stinky mess.

โ€œOh!โ€ my ma says, โ€œoh, no no!โ€

โ€œIt all smells of poo!โ€

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 Growerโ€ฆ

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I’ll tell you in a minute

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

Venus Aqueous vegan superhero comic for kids

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

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This comic was created with Comic Life by Plasq

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

You can breathe under water?!

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

Venus Aqueous vegan superhero

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Stay tuned for the next exciting instalment of Venus Aqueous #6: Breathe ๐Ÿ˜‰ Coming soon!

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Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

Not on my watch

We hope you had a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜€ Let’s get back to the story! Vegan superhero comic for kids – Venus Aqueous episode 6 continues from Friday:

vegan superhero comic

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

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

Breathe

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

vegan superhero comic

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

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great weekend โค

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

The struggle continues …

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

vegan superhero comic for kids

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

Help!

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

vegan superhero comic for kids

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet's Vegan Comics

Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

New episode of Venus Aqueous starts today!

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

vegan superhero comic for kids

Come back tomorrow to see who needs help!

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can find out now ๐Ÿ˜€

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Violet’s Vegan Comics – making funny, exciting and sometimes action-packed vegan storybooks for readers of all ages, since 2012.

“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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