MARCH is national veggie month.

The recent horse meat scandal has clearly shown that consumers cannot trust what is in meat and, with British slaughterhouses embroiled in the affair, even local butchers may be compromised.

The only way to truly know what’s in your food is to eat freshly prepared, unprocessed, plant-based food.

But even vegetarian readymeals are unlikely to be contaminated with dodgy meat given the additional cost of processing animal products.

So why not take back trust in your food and go meat-free this month? You can request a free Go Veggie pack from Animal Aid by calling 01732-364546 or emailing

Ben Martin, Animal Aid