The WHO says processed meat causes cancer. Is this good for animals? – Episode 12
The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.
This week the Bearded Vegans talk about their recent travels, discuss vegan news including Jon and Tracey Stewart opening an animal sanctuary and Guinness going vegan. Then discuss whether or not Isinglass is vegan and move on into an in depth discussion about the recent World Health Organization findings that processed meats causes cancer.
Jon Stewart Quits Comedy, Starts Animal Sanctuary to Rescue Abused Factory Farm Animals
Your Next Pint Of Guiness Could Be Vegan-Friendly
Processed Meat Causes Cancer, says WHO
Bad News For Red Meat Is Bad News For Chickens.
Hi Paul and Andy,
Great show once again! I have to disagree with you about it not being difficult to figure out which beers and wines are filtered with isinglass though. Perhaps that’s true if you live in the US, but for those living or travelling in other countries it’s a different story. I just checked on Barnivore for vegan wines from Switzerland, where I live, and came up with nothing. Granted, we can also buy wines from other countries here, but going to the grocery store and writing down the names of all the different bottles of wine on the shelves, then going back home and searching for each one on Barnivore is NOT easy. And, while such a search might turn up one or two bottles I could buy at my local grocery store, every time I travel to a new place I’m back to square one.
If you’re going to say that beer filtered with isinglass is not vegan, then by the same logic I suppose you won’t be partaking in the dairy-free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream when it comes out, since the sugar in it might have been filtered with bone char. For that matter, so is a lot of tap water, so maybe we should all be drinking bottled water…But aren’t plastic bottles destroying the environment, and isn’t Nestlé depriving poor Pakistani children of drinking water??
We can easily drive ourselves crazy if we go down that rabbit hole. I agree with the Vegan Bros that we are much more effective animal advocates when we show the people around us that vegans are not obsessive freaks, rather, they are normal, compassionate people living lives of joy and abundance while trying to reduce the amount of suffering in the world to the extent possible.