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November 2008 BULLETIN

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Off the hoofOff The Hoof – Out Now!!!

Yaoh's brand new vegan veggie lifestyle magazine Off the Hoof is out now! Featuring vegan pub landlord Al Slurry and his intrepid team of reporters, this magazine will guarantee to amuse and probably offend. Available from the Yaoh webshop and from selected Independent Health Stores.

"We've allowed an endless amount of drivel in this magazine's first edition, nothing was censored. We are hoping it's so bad that respected ethical journalists the world over will submit articles for free so that the 2nd edition of the magazine isn't so embarrassing to the international vegan community" says the editor of 'Off the Hoof', vegan pub landlord Al Slurry from publishers the Yaoh hemp company, Bristol.

"We've not used any words that you won't find in a newspaper such as The Guardian but I must admit the adult content was intended to inspire apathetic vegan adults rather than their apathetic children.  We wrote it for grown ups that haven't yet grown up but we think it will have a far greater appeal than just vegetarians -  it doesn't preach - it's more of a window on the world of veganism. It's great for ethical voyeurs!"

The editorial team at 'Off the Hoof' have followed a typically award winning format for their ethical magazine. There is celebrity gossip about vegetarian and vegan celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Chrissie Hynde, Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Oprah Winfrey and Victoria Beckham. There are the usual recipe features from award winning vegan chefs.  Off the Hoof has travel features, new product features and a dreadful jokes page which if nothing else should inspire a fruitful letters page in the next issue. A wide range of topics are covered from cross dressing (up skirt shots) to eating disorders (sword swallowing).

A concerned mother and child psychologist said today "There's no way children should be subjected to this kind of filth. It's full of public house gutter language and radical extremist concepts that could lead young minds astray. Lord knows it's hard enough to get children to eat a balanced diet as it is"
Al Slurry responded "We take our responsibilities over the health of vegetarians and vegans very seriously that's why we have recruited two leading clinical nutritionists to our long list of contributors. My pal Large Tone is a very good chef too, and he's even published a vegan cookbook – so there. There's nothing like healthier than average vegans to encourage more people to explore this lifestyle that's kinder to people, animals and the environment."

There is currently no independent vegan magazine on the magazine racks and it's anticipated that sales of this idiosyncratic title will soon blossom into a must-have-read.  "Most of the other veggie/vegan/ethical titles are published by charities. We don't suffer from the same editorial constraints that they do!" says Al Slurry, whose team of writers, designers and sales make up both his bar and also his pub football team, Off The Hoof FC.  "The number of UK vegans is estimated to have rocketed into the millions this year. That's our target audience - over 995,000 vegans and the 7 million self declared vegetarians – not to mention all the meat eaters out there who like a bubble!"
Published by Yaoh PO Box 333 Bristol BS99 1NF


buy one get one free!!

Hemp Lip Balms
Yaoh are renowned for our fine quality hemp bodycare, and these moisturisers have been our best sellers for years now. Making an excellent choice for xmas and other presents, especially now they are on a fantastic Buy One Get One Free offer till the end of 2008 – whilst stocks last. Available from our webshop


Win a bottle of Yaoh organic Hemp oil

Yaoh's organic Chinese hemp seed oil is light, tasty and extremely nutritious and comes in 2 sizes – the 250ml and the 500ml bottle. We are giving away 6 bottles of 500ml organic hemp seed oil (yep – the big ones!) to 6 lucky people who answer the question correctly – please email your answers to along with your name and address.


Yaoh's organic hemp seed oil comes from:

a). China

b). Croydon

c). Krakatoa

Closing date is November 30th 08 and the winners will be contacted first week of December.


Brighton Vegan Fayre - Website now live

The website for the Brighton Vegan Fayre March 21st 09 is now live and you can get all the info and updates you require by clicking here  The site will be updated every couple of weeks between now and the show next March with all the latest sponsors, stallholders, entertainers, special offers and other attractions

Yaoh Wins Vegan Society Award!

Yaoh wins Vegan Soceity AwardYaoh are more than thrilled to announce that they have won the award for Best Cruelty Free Non Food Product for their fantastic vegan hemp lipbalms in the Vegan Society's 2008 awards. Timbo from Yaoh said 'We are really really uplifted by this award in the office – we are working very hard on several new vegan projects and are particularly happy that it is our first Yaoh product, the hemp lipbalm, which we started out with 7 years ago ,that has won us this award. And The Vegan Society Awards are still the big one for us – there are other awards out there, we even run our own awards (the Vegan Environmental Awards) but the Vegan Society ones are the ones that count the most, in my humble opinion.

Thanks very much to all the Society and their members for recognising our compact and bijoux achievements in the vegan circles over the years, and in particular our beautiful Lipbalms!! There are a lot of most excellent vegan non food products out there, so it means a lot to be the winner! Thanks, Peeps.

Rubber Ritchie and David Straitjacket confirm for Brighton Vegan Fayre

David StraightjacketTop vegan entertainers Rubber Ritchie the contortionist and David Straitjacket the escapologist have both confirmed appearances at the Brighton Vegan Fayre March 21st 09. Those of you who have seen these two at Bristol will know just how amazing they both are, and we are thrilled they are coming to Brighton in the spring.

Check out Ritchie on and David at



Bristol Vegan Fayre – Dates Confirmed

The dates for the 2009 Bristol Vegan Fayre have been confirmed for Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st. The show is still in the early planning stages, but stalls can be booked from end of November, and the website should be live around about then too – see for details of the 2009 show. Meanwhile you can see what went on at the 2008 show by visiting our old website

More Vegan Events for 2008

There are quite a few vegan events coming up in November and December 08, especially as November 1st is World Vegan Day and the whole of November is Animal Aid's vegan month. To find out all about the Animal Aid events, including Thurso, Essex and Lincoln, click here. Yaoh are sponsoring the event in Thurso on Sat Nov 29th.

There's also an Incredible Veggie Roadshow at Bristol on the same day 29th November ( ), and then Animal Aids big show in London on the Sunday (Nov 30th) -  Yaoh will be having a stall at that one.

Sat December 6th sees the South West Xmas Without Cruelty show in Exeter

and there is another big show the weekend after in Nottingham – the East Midlands Vegan Festival – see

And don't forget the Climate Change March on Saturday December 6th in London – get those placards out and go and get protesting!

Thanks to our latest Brighton Sponsors, Bute Island, Plamil & The Vegan Society

Big up our first sponsors for the Brighton Vegan Fayre March 21st 09!!

Big thanks to vegan Sheese makers Bute Island, who are supersizing the show, and also to our two Large sponsors, Plamil and The Vegan Society.


The Bristol Vegan Fayre sponsored by Yaoh