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Unchained TV Features New Series About The Amazing Asian Elephant

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s a new nature documentary series available on Unchained TV, the all-vegan streaming TV network, and if you’re a fan of elephants, you won’t want to miss this.  Two years in the making, nine of the 26-part Asian Elephants 101 series world premiered on multiple National Geographic Channels, and the entire series will…

Meat Sector Criticized For Using Tobacco Industry Tactics To Mislead Consumers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers have drawn comparisons between animal agriculture and the tobacco industry in a paper that explores the marketing techniques used across both sectors. They warned that such tactics can be misleading and harmful, to both public health and the planet. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine…

Vegan Athlete Makes History, Breaks 6 Records At British Powerlifting Championships

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan powerlifter and two-time British champion Sophia Ellis is living proof that you don’t need meat to be strong. The athlete made history last month at the British Women’s Classic Championships in Lochgelly, Scotland, where she competed in the U76kg open class. There, Ellis broke six national records and pulled off the…

Best April Fools Joke of 2022 Goes To Vegan Meat Company, THIS

Reading Time: < 1 minute This morning we woke up to one of the UK’s most iconic broadcasters, Michael Buerk, reporting on a shocking new exposé. The story appears to reveal the meat industry’s latest ‘meat fraud’, in a new scandal set to rock the food industry. Then we remembered the date. Did you get caught out today? THIS one really did…

Can Vegan Fast Food Companies Take On McDonald’s? Welcome Ready Burger

Reading Time: 4 minutes Plant-based meat has been around for decades, with small but mighty vegan companies working overtime to improve technology, gain consumer trust, increase transparency, and break stereotypes around plant-based eating. The sector has continued to grow, with vegan and vegetarian meat not only becoming more “realistic” and affordable…

Could Microalgae Oil Replace Palm Oil? Researchers Think So

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oil from microalgae could be a healthier, more environmentally sustainable substitute for palm oil, according to a new study. In the February issue of the Journal of Applied Phycology, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore described how they produced oil from microalgae and discovered positive health…

Brian May Urges UK Government To End ‘Hideous’ Culling Of Badgers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dr. Brian May has called for an end to the “hideous and useless” badger cull in an address to parliament.  The Queen guitarist, astrophysicist, and animal rights campaigner, 74, spoke about the issue with his three million Instagram followers. He told fans that “140,000 beautiful native British animals have now been slaughtered…

Orangutans ‘Show Off Their Coolness’, Using Slang, Study Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Guardian reports that researchers studying orangutan calls have found that they regularly come up with new versions varying in pitch and duration. Interestingly, whether the new versions catch on is influenced by the density of the local community. Dr Adriano Lameira, author of the research from the department of psychology…

Is Virtue Signaling More Prevalent In Young Vegans?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A survey is claiming that people under 25 are more likely to exaggerate their eco-friendly activities online and in person, The Telegraph reports. The survey of 4,000 adults found that under 25s are more likely to boast about eco-friendly actions such as limiting water use or donating to charity shops than older age groups. But…

Vegan Meat Balls with Tomato Sauce

Reading Time: 2 minutesA simple family-friendly recipe for vegan meat free balls in a delicious tomato sauce. IngredientsFor the meatballs –Sunflower oil200 g onions roughly chopped20 g garlic roughly chopped200 g mushrooms roughly chopped2 t yeast spread aka marmite, vegemite4 t stock powderSalt optional70 g porridge oats70 g gram flour or plain…

Pigs React Emotionally To Music Just Like Humans, Study Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study has found that pigs respond emotionally to music in a similar fashion to humans. Berardo de Jesús Rodríguez, a veterinarian and musician at the University of Antioquia composed 16 pieces of music that were either consonant or dissonant. To humans, consonant music usually sounds pleasant and smooth, whereas dissonance…

‘Message Of Hope’ As Humpback Whales Shake Off Endangered Status In Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Humpback whales have been removed from Australia’s threatened species list after spending years on the brink of extinction. In a media release, the country’s government named it “one of the most majestic animal recovery stories ever recorded,” and assured that despite the status change, protections of the species will…

Plant-Based Omega-3s Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Omega 3 fats are a group of unsaturated fats that are important for heart health. Non-vegans get it from oily fish such as sardines, salmon, and mackerel. But new research has found that plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are also equally beneficial to heart health and can reduce the risk of heart disease for people who don’t…

Here’s Why The Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer Is The Best On The Market

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to know my not-so-secret way of boosting my fruit and vegetable intake throughout the week? It’s juicing! Fresh juices are a great way to hydrate and support your nutrition intake. Recent research continues to show significant health benefits for people who eat more fresh produce. Specifically, those who ate at least five…

Vegan Spiced Pear Crumble

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThis easy healthy crumble uses pears and dates for sweetness, so you can have it for dessert OR breakfast! Ingredients1 kg ripe pears peeled, cored and chopped1 tsp ground cardamom optional1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tbsp water70 g refined coconut oil melted or vegan margarine100 g ground almonds100 g porridge/fine oats50 g walnuts…

MILKED The Documentary Is Finally Here, And The Dairy Industry Might Not Like It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Highly anticipated documentary MILKED has finally arrived, and can be watched now via Plant Based News. Years in the making, the feature-length film dives deep into the darkest corners of the dairy industry, in an attempt to uproot the picture-perfect narrative carefully constructed by animal agriculture’s largest organizations…

New Vegan Dating App Set To Make Waves This Spring

Reading Time: 4 minutes A recently launched vegan and vegetarian dating app, Vegpal, is set to cause big waves this year in the plant-based world.  After Veganuary 2022, and as spring is now in the air, aspiring vegans everywhere will be looking for ways to stay on track with their new lifestyle. Vegans need to master plant-based alternatives to animal-based…

Plant-Based Food Has Gone Mainstream – But Why Are Brands Still Alienating Vegans?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Back in 2017, a popular food and drink brand caused a stir after penning a gushing Instagram post about dairy.  “We are for good quality, proper milk…we’re talking whole milk. Full fat milk,” it wrote. “We don’t use skimmed milk powder in any of our foods.” The brand went on to describe cow’s milk as “the perfect…

Free-Range Eggs No Longer Available In The UK Due To Bird Flu Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Free-range eggs are no longer available to buy in the UK, after bird flu outbreaks led to thousands of chickens being locked inside for months. It was November 2021 when the H5N1 strain of bird flu began to seriously alarm farmers in the UK. The virus – which is highly contagious among chickens and can be fatal – began to…

Are Africa’s Low Covid Death Rates Really A Mystery?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Covid-19 was expected to ravage the unvaccinated populations of Central and West African countries as the pandemic began to rip through the continent. But something curious happened – or did not happen – which has left scientists baffled. Counties such as Sierra Leone, with eight million people and where malaria, Ebola, TB…

51% Of German Consumers Reduced Their Meat Intake In The Last Year, Data Shows

Reading Time: 2 minutes A rising number of people in Germany are pushing meat aside in favor of vegan and vegetarian food, a new market report has highlighted. In fact, 51 percent of Germans say they have reduced their meat consumption in the past year. ProVeg International, which describes itself as a food awareness organization, compiled the report…

New Bill Seeks To Protect Wild Animals From Captivity In Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lawmakers have presented a new bill to the Canadian Senate that seeks to protect captive wild animals across the country. Senator Marty Klyne formally introduced the bill, called the Jane Goodall Act, yesterday. The proposed legislation seeks to completely phase out elephant captivity in Canada, including the import and breeding…

Thai Aubergine Curry

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThis simplified version of a Thai street food dish makes for a deliciously flavorful dinner. Ingredients3 large aubergines each cut into 6 slices (lengthways)Sesame oil for frying you can also use rapeseed5 shallots or 1 large onion finely diced2 cloves garlic crushed1 stick lemongrass bashed1 tsp tamarind paste4 tbsp soya sauce2…

8 Big Cats Rescued From Circuses Arrive At Wildlife Sanctuaries In South Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Four lions and four tigers have arrived safely at wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa. There, the big cats will live out the rest of their lives – a far cry from their earlier years, which were spent in traveling circuses.  A family of Bengal tigers called Messi, Sandro, Mafalda, and Gustavo lived in a metal train carriage…

Barack Obama To Host New Nature Documentary On Netflix

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former president of the United States Barack Obama is set to host an upcoming nature docuseries on Netflix. Called Our Great National Parks, the program aims to showcase the many natural wonders of the world, including its diverse animal inhabitants. And, to educate the public on why protecting our planet is more important than…

Eric Adams Declares March 20 A Meat-Free Holiday In New York City

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York City’s first annual meat-free holiday kicked off yesterday, courtesy of Mayor Eric Adams who recently signed the city up for the MeatOut initiative. NYC – home to upwards of eight million people – will encourage putting plants center-plate for the five days following March 20 (aka MeatOut Day).  Select restaurants…

Activists Call Out ‘Sustainable Fishing’ Certifiers For Destroying Oceans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier today, activists slathered the headquarters of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in London with blood-red paint. Animal and climate justice movement Animal Rebellion is behind the protest, which calls on the MSC to come good on its sustainability pledges and stop supporting commercial fishing. Four protesters used…

Dating App ‘Thursday’ Called Out For Using Camel In PR Stunt

Reading Time: 2 minutes The dating app ‘Thursday’ hired a camel to stand outside Liverpool Street Station in London and made it wear a handwritten billboard promoting the app. The stunt has been widely condemned. Plant Based News has reached out for comment on the app’s LinkedIn page but we’ve not received a reply as yet. Animal exploitation…

New Documentary ‘MILKED’ Launches Global Petitions To Dismantle Dairy Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new feature documentary called MILKED launched a petition today that aims to bring together the masses of people who are eager to protect the planet and its inhabitants. Specifically, by dismantling the destructive systems used by the dairy industry.  MILKED – which will soon be available to watch via Plant Based News…

Cadbury Vegan Pop-Up Coming To London 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cadbury is opening a fully vegan pop-up shop in Soho, London on March 22. The store will stay open for five days. This comes not long after the chocolate giant ​​announced the launch of its first-ever vegan chocolate bar in the UK in October last year. The Cadbury Plant Bars, which come in two flavors: smooth chocolate and…

Kurt Zouma And His Brother Face Court Over Cat Kicking Scandal

Reading Time: 3 minutes West Ham center-back Kurt Zouma is facing prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act after a video surfaced online of the footballer kicking his cat. In February, 27-year-old Zouma made headlines after his brother Yoan posted a video of the incident on Snapchat. In the clip, Zouma chases one of his two cats around his house as…

Another Horse Has Died At Cheltenham, Resulting In Renewed Calls For A Ban

Reading Time: 2 minutes Animal rights group Animal Aid has called for Cheltenham to be banned after a horse named Shallwehaveonemore died following a fatal fall on the festival’s first day.   Medics and officials couldn’t save Shallwehaveonemore, as his injuries were too severe, and tragically, he had to be put down. Animal Aid commented that…

Can Changing The Narrative Change Society?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Ask what stories mean to someone and they might think about their favorite book, play, film, or TV show. But stories aren’t just a way to escape our reality; they are our reality. They’re the social media posts we scroll over, the back of the cereal box we absentmindedly read, the advertising we walk past, the sports games…

Jeremy Clarkson Protests Against Oxfordshire Council Vegan Switch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oxfordshire County Council has adopted a vegan-only food policy, which means only plant-based meals will be served at council events and vegan options will be available on school menus. Ian Middleton from the Green Party said this has put the council “in the history books” and “on the right side of history.” He told the…

83% Of Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Permanent Changes To Their Diet

Reading Time: 2 minutes A majority of those who partook in this year’s Veganuary initiative now plan to make permanent changes to their diets, according to data released today.  The global campaign that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January drew in more participants than ever this year, with more than 629,000 people signing up. Participants…

Criticizing Vegan Fast Food For Being ‘Unhealthy’ Is Missing The Point

Reading Time: 4 minutes Burger King has officially unveiled its first-ever vegan branch, with the fast-food chain’s flagship Leicester Square restaurant in London going completely plant-based for a month.  A few years ago, the idea of such a notoriously meat-based company embracing veganism to this extent would have been laughable. The move comes…

Former Orca Trainer Urges The Public To Boycott SeaWorld

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former orca trainer has spoken out about the dismal conditions marine animals face at SeaWorld. And, encouraged people to think twice before paying for their “suffering.” John Hargrove worked alongside orcas, also known as killer whales, for more than a decade at SeaWorld in the US and later, Marineland of Antibes in France…

UK Government Taken To Court For Turning Meat Industry Chickens Into ‘Genetic Monsters’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Animal welfare charity The Humane League is taking the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to court over its treatment of chickens in the meat industry. The organization maintains that the government’s current system promotes the breeding of “Frankenchickens.” These birds are selectively…

Why Do Pigs Cry? Their Complex Emotional Lives Highlighted In New Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s well known that pigs are highly expressive animals with a sophisticated range of vocal expressions – they can even produce a wider range of sounds more frequently than cows, goats, and sheep. In a bid to decode the emotional state of pigs, a first-of-its-kind study set out to understand the meaning of the broad range…

Cheesy Black Bean Enchiladas

Reading Time: 2 minutesEnjoy a cheesy, black bean and veg-packed version of this classic Mexican dish! IngredientsSauce1 onion finely diced1 garlic clove crushed1 tsp dried or fresh oregano finely chopped1 tsp chilli powder1 tsp smoked paprika½ tsp ground cumin500 g passata1 tbsp sugar ideally brown1 tbsp cider vinegar¾ tsp saltEnchilada mix8 tortilla…

Chris Packham Calls Out ‘Murder’ Of Over 1,400 Dolphins

Reading Time: 3 minutes British wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham has called on the UK to introduce economic sanctions on the Faroe Islands following the mass murder of over 1,400 dolphins in a single day last year. Packham, best known for presenting the BBC series Springwatch, tweeted a video on Sunday (March 13) in which he outlines the murder of…

Is Potato Milk Set To Dominate Coffee Shop Menus?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Potato milk is the new plant-based milk on the block, hoping to rival oat milk’s market domination and make the most of £400 million per year market. After one month on Waitrose’s shelves, the supermarket giant reports that Veg of Lund’s DUG potato milk is making a strong start, with sales expected to rise as more people…

Vegan Dog Food Sales Surge By 600% In Just 6 Months At UK Start-Up

Reading Time: 2 minutes The plant-based pet food industry is flourishing. As the damaging environmental and health impacts of meat-based dog food comes to light (like those outlined by THE PACK earlier this month), a growing number of people are reaching for vegan and vegetarian alternatives.  Take OMNI, which has seen its vegan pet food fly off shelves…

The World’s First Vegan-Certified Paracetamol Lands In Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes Developed by German pharmaceutical company, Axunio, Paraveganio® contains only plant-based ingredients and is the first product to be awarded the vegan certification by The Vegan Society.  “By completely dispensing with animal additives, we guarantee a 100% vegan drug, and have also had this officially certified by The Vegan…

Spectacular Vegan Cake Breaks Two World Records

Reading Time: 2 minutes Internationally acclaimed cake artist, Prachi Dhabal Deb, recently broke two world records with her 100-kilogram edible vegan royal icing structure of the Milan Cathedral. The expert baker from Pune in western India is well known for her customized artisanal cakes, which are inspired by artistic elements from across the world…

Prince Harry Spotted At Rodeo Despite Meghan’s Animal Advocacy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prince Harry was spotted at a popular rodeo in Texas last weekend, raising eyebrows over animal cruelty concerns. The Duke of Sussex’s partner – actor and animal rights advocate Meghan Markle – was not in attendance.  Prince Harry, now living in Montecito, California, was photographed at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo…

Lizzo Promotes ‘Heavenly’ Vegan Food To Over 21 Million TikTok Followers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan singer-songwriter Lizzo has used her massive platform to promote plant-based food once again. The Truth Hurts artist took to TikTok in recent weeks to share two vegan recipes with her more than 21 million followers.  The three-time Grammy Award winner has been vegetarian for more than a decade. Then in June 2020, Lizzo…

This Ice Cream Brand Was Vegan For 17 Years, Then Started Using Cow’s Milk

Reading Time: 4 minutes I woke up today to find some unsettling news in the world of animal advocacy and #vegan eating: A brand of plant-based, coconut-based ice cream, Coconut Bliss, which I’ve loved and been eating regularly for the last 12 years, has rebranded to “Cosmic Bliss” in order to begin selling ice cream made from… cow’s milk…

Burger King’s Flagship London Restaurant Is Going Fully Vegan For A 1-Month Trial

Reading Time: 3 minutes Leading fast food chain Burger King, known for its meat-centric menu, is throwing a major curve ball in London next week. The company is revamping its Leicester Square flagship restaurant to be fully vegan for a one-month trial. It’s the first Burger King restaurant worldwide to do so, and involved years of development, a press…

US Government Agency Sent $500,000 Of Taxpayer Funds To Russian Animal Testing Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found itself entangled in controversy once again. A new exposé found that the government agency has been funnelling taxpayer money into experiments on cats in Russia. White Coat Waste Project (WCW), a taxpayer watchdog group, discovered that the NIH sent $549,331 to Putin’s state-run…


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