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One of the most common things you will get asked, or even want to know for yourself, is where to buy what when eating vegan.
This information is all over the place, so we're not going to repeat it all here, but we're going to help you find it. Please tell us of any other good sources of such info that you know of.
Where to start
If you want to know something, odds on someone else has asked that before. So here are some of the best places to start looking on any vegan purchasing question:
- How do I replace the foods I'm used to? Special Guests Vegan Conversion Guide
- The Animal Free Shopper - For UK shopping you can't beat this pocket-sized kjam-packed book. It's especially useful for relatives and friends shopping for vegans - so do buy them one to make it easier for them to look after you.
- The Vegan Forum - you name it it gets asked here, and there's a special UK forum which is worth using for UK-specific questions.
Great places for answers on particular common shopping questions
- Shoes: Vegan Forum footware topic.
- Shoes for kids
- Vegan alternatives to non-vegan food
- Vegan Village list of completely vegan shops
Vegan and vegetarian shopping guides from the big organisations
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That's why we developed this key vegan nutrition page for everyone.
Most medicines are tested on animals and many contain animal ingredients. We vegans and vegetarians all have to make our own minds up about the medicines we use, by being well informed and listening to all views.
Widely varying opinions exist on the pros and cons of different medications, particularly vaccinations. These lead to different conclusions from different people, with strong views even amongst professionals on each side, even before you get to the animal welfare issues. We will not pretend to know the efficacy and potential side-effects of drugs here.
Being vegan or vegetarian does not mean you automatically doubt the value of any vaccination and western medicine per se, any more than it means you will believe in every alternative that comes along. This is a separate consideration.
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