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Meat consumption is decreasing in Canada. But don’t look at vegans and vegetarians. In fact, it’s meat-eaters who are eating less than usual who are behind the trend. Yvonne Lee Harijanto/Unsplash

Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans

There are clearly changes happening in meat consumption. But it's not being fuelled by an increase in veganism and vegetarianism.
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Why we shouldn’t all be vegan

Looking after animals and saving the planet sounds like a good idea. But getting there is not as simple as a some people seem to imagine.
Flexitarians are those who still eat meat, but only on a part-time basis. Restaurants and fast-food chains have them top of mind, with A&W’s version of a veggie burger, like those seen above, a huge hit among customers. (Shutterstock)

How restaurants are wooing ‘flexitarians’

Almost one in five Canadians are going meatless or eating far less meat. But most establishments aren't actually targeting vegetarians or vegans; they're chasing "flexitarians." Here’s why.
Catnip induces changes in cat behavior. Anna Hoychuk

Is it unethical to give your cat catnip?

Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Shock tactics - such as those used by these vegan activists in Spain - can cause people to switch off. Andreu Dalmau

Why do vegans have such bad reputations?

More and more people are adopting plant-based diets in Australia and other western nations. But also seemingly on the rise is resentment towards vegans and vegetarians.

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