Tis the season for Christmas shopping! I've rounded up a list of cruelty-free and vegan gift guides for this year, so you'll have no problems deciding what to buy for any vegans in your life (or treats for yourself).
Parent companies were a hot topic again this month and whilst there's a lot I could say on the subject, I always think it's best for people to make their own decisions on who to buy from and to support each other's cruelty-free choices.
Cruelty-Free News & Beauty
India banned the use of the Draize test on rabbits for drug testing, ending a notoriously unreliable practise to adopt more advanced and humane alternatives.
Estée Lauder bought out cruelty-free brand Too Faced. Too Faced have stated they intend to remain cruelty-free and will not be entering the Chinese market. This is Estée Lauder's second acquisition of a cruelty-free brand in recent months, after they bought out make-up brand Becca, who also state they will stay true to their cruelty-free status.
If you're confused about what all the recent buy outs mean, Vicky put together this excellent guide to explain Parent Company Animal Testing.
Vegan Food & Events
Tofurky are launching a range of vegan sandwiches and they sound so good. Pre-packed vegan lunch options can be pretty scarce so these are long awaited.
A Vegan Christmas Festival is coming to Cardiff this Sunday December 4th. The first festival was a great success, hosting all the best local vegan food and this one has another excellent line up of tasty treats.
If you're looking for a vegan event near you, Sarah has some great cruelty-free Winter Dates For Your Diary.
Christmas Gift Guides
Vegan Lifestyle | A Festive Gift Guide from (not so) quiet girl.
The Mini Vegan Christmas Gift Guide from Katie Vibes.
Vegan Holiday Gift Guide For Him from Ethical Elephant.
Vegan Christmas Gift Guide from Spice Box Of Earth.
Why I'm Buying Second Hand Gifts This Year from What Lauren Did Today.