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 😀

See ya! 😀

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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 😀

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!

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

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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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:

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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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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:

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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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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!

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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

Take a selfie for lobsters

Stop lobsters, crabs and other shellfish being boiled alive by uploading a selfie to show the government you support Crustacean Compassion’s campaign.

The government is still undecided about including crustaceans in the new Sentience Bill, so please, no matter where you’re from, upload a selfie to tell the British government to do the right thing. This is an opportunity we’ve never had before. Thanks to Crustacean Compassion we are closer than ever to getting some protection for these horrifically abused animals. Don’t let it slip through our fingers. Add your picture to Crustacean Compassion’s selfie wall now!

And don’t forget to share! ❤ xx

Thank you.

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Basking Sharks

Photo by David Mark of Pixabay

Basking Sharks are so named because they’re often seen feeding at the surface of the water where they look like they’re basking in the sun!  They are enormous and often spotted in UK waters during summer months.
APPEARANCE:
Apart from their large size, Basking Sharks have:

  • a very large mouth – this can be well over 1m wide!
  • 5 huge gills which almost encircle the head
  • and a powerful crescent-shaped tail

COLOUR:
They tend to be greyish-brown with a lighter underbelly. Often they have irregular patches, patterns and streaks on their flanks and fins. Using photo-ID we can use these distinct markings to identify individual Basking Sharks.

SIZE:
The largest reported Basking Shark was 12m long. But most don’t get bigger than 9.8m.

WEIGHT:
The average Basking Shark weighs 4.5 tonnes. Yet, they can weigh up to 7 tonnes!

DIET:
Basking Sharks eat zooplankton. This includes small copepods, barnacles, decapod larvae, fish eggs and shrimp.  They’re one of 3 filter-feeding sharks but are the only species that feeds entirely passively. They swim through the water with their mouth wide open, rather than actively sucking water in. Only closing their mouths to swallow their food. Long comb-like structures on their gills (known as gill-rakers) trap and filter zooplankton. These can strain up to 2000 tonnes of water per hour!

REPRODUCTION:
It’s thought that Basking Sharks live for at least 50 years. Males reach maturity at 12–16 years. And females at 20 years (around 4.6-6.1m in length).
Females produce eggs, which develop and hatch inside their body. They then give birth to fully developed young, which are around 1–1.7m long. This makes Basking Shark pups larger at birth than many species of shark are fully grown!

There’s little data on Basking Shark reproduction. But pregnancy is thought to last around 14 months. There’s only ever been one reported catch of a pregnant female (1943), who was carrying 6 pups. This suggests that Basking Sharks give birth in areas of low, or no fishing pressure.

BEHAVIOUR:
Basking Sharks are quite social. They can be seen on their own, in small groups, or, schools of hundreds. There are many reports of same size and sex groups. Suggesting a strong sexual and age segregation within the species.

Despite their size, Basking Sharks are capable of leaping clear out of the water. A behaviour known as breaching. They seem to breach most when in large groups and during courtship, so this may act as a social or sexual function. It could also help to dislodge external parasites.
Info from sharktrust.org/about-basking-sharks

Basking Sharks are long lived, slow growing and produce few young. This makes them extremely vulnerable to human impacts.  Although Basking Sharks are now one of the most heavily protected sharks in UK and EU waters, they continue to face threats from human activities:

ENTANGLEMENT
Basking Sharks easily become entangled in fishing nets and ropes. Unless fishermen are on hand to quickly release them, they often die. Although some do manage to disentangle themselves. You can sometimes see scarring and abrasions caused by nets on their dorsal fin.

BOAT-STRIKE
Propeller and boat strikes remain a serious danger for Basking Sharks. Particularly in summer months when they’re feeding at the surface. Basking Sharks rarely evade approaching boats. So it’s common for them to have scarring and sometimes horrific injuries from collisions.

HARASSMENT
Basking Sharks are very sensitive to disturbance and harassment by people. In all the excitement of seeing Basking Sharks, boats and jet-ski’s often end up striking them. As well as causing physical harm, water-users can also disrupt their natural behaviour. Such as feeding, courting and mating.

FISHERIES
Basking Shark fisheries worldwide have all but collapsed. Although in some parts of the world they continue, driven by demand for shark fins. Basking Sharks are also still caught as bycatch in nets intended for other species.

Info from sharktrust.org/basking-shark-threats

To learn how you can help basking sharks go to sharktrust.org/how-can-you-help-basking-sharks

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Freedom

Story continues from yesterday:

Yay Venus! She saved the day again!

If you want to know what she did next, go to episode 4

If you want to know what she did before this, go to the Venus Aqueous page 😀

Have a great day, see you tomorrow ❤

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Art Attack

Story continues from yesterday

Phew! Thank goodness for that.  Find out tomorrow whether Venus can save the basking shark😀

or read the whole story now 😉

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Butt-faced miscreants!

Story continues from yesterday 🙂

Oh no! Find out tomorrow how Venus and her dad cope with these idiots 😀 (or read the whole story now 😉 )

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That was then, this is now

Story continues from yesterday.

To enlarge images for easier reading, use the zoom in your browser 🙂

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That’s it for Venus Aqueous #5

Have a great weekend 😀

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Epilogue, Part II: Consequences

Story continues from yesterday.

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Continues tomorrow but if you don’t want to wait, click Venus #5 now 😀

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Epilogue, Part 1

Story continues from yesterday.

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Continues tomorrow but if you don’t want to wait, click Venus #5 now 😀

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The Great Escape

Story continues from yesterday.

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Let’s do this!

Story continues from Friday.

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Story continues tomorrow but if you don’t want to wait, click Venus #5 now 😀

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At a quarter to three, it began.

Story continues from yesterday.

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The story concludes next week but if you don’t want to wait, click Venus #5 now 😀

Have a great weekend!

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The Next Two Days

Story continues from yesterday.

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Later that afternoon …

Story continues from yesterday.

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Snooping

Story continues from yesterday.

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Conservation? Really?

Story continues from Friday.

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Now there’s a thought!

Story continues from yesterday.

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Story continues Monday but if you don’t want to wait, click Venus #5 now 😀

Have a great weekend! 😀

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Quoting Kelly’s Heroes

Story continues from yesterday.

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Story continues tomorrow but if you want to read the whole story now, click Venus #5  😀

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Welcome to Ocean World

Story continues from yesterday.

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Story continues tomorrow but if you want to read the whole story now, click Venus #5  😀

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Venus #5! Again.

Venus Aqueous episode 5 has been given the Comic Life treatment 😀

Instalments begin here.

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Story continues tomorrow but if you want to read the whole story now, click Venus #5  😀

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One Year Later

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The End 🙂

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Read all about it!

For the story so far click here 🙂

click to enlarge

concludes tomorrow 🙂

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To whom it may concern

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to be continued …

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To Protect and Serve

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to be continued …

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Slippery

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And 47 seconds later ….

to be continued …

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The chase

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So, while the rest of the wild animals hastened their escape, Venus climbed on top of the wreck.

to be continued …

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All too soon

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And all too soon ….

to be continued …

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Hot Pursuit

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to be continued ….

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Upstairs and downstairs

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Upstairs:

And downstairs:

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Time’s up

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Meanwhile,

to be continued ….

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Any minute now

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Waiting for firemen

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children's adventure story

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Keep it together!

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VEGAN COMIC FOR CHILDREN

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11 minutes to go

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2.55pm

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children's adventure story

children's adventure story

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And so it begins

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When Sunday came, they were ready:

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CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE STORY

And after six and a half minutes of searching …

VEGAN CHILDREN'S STORY

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children's adventure story

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And the Emboldening

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VEGAN CHILDREN'S STORY

to be continued …………

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The Shopping

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The Positioning

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VEGAN COMIC FOR CHILDREN

to be continued ….

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The Timing

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So for the next two days and nights they worked tirelessly on every aspect of their plan,

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What Jean found out:

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…… to be continued

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