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‘Warning Bell’: Pandemic Fears Sparked As Avian Flu ‘Spreads’ To Farmed Mink

Last October, workers at an intensive mink fur farm in Galicia, northwestern Spain, noticed an unusually high number of animals were dying.  While it was initially thought to be an outbreak of Covid-19 (as had been seen in a number of other such farms), lab results showed that the mink were infected with H5N1, a deadly avian flu virus.  All 50,000…

A History Of Pamela Anderson’s Animal Activism

For many people, if asked to list animal-loving and vegetarian celebrities, Pamela Anderson would likely be one of the first to spring to mind.  The actor and model has long been campaigning for animal welfare causes, and advocated for such issues long before they entered mainstream public consciousness. Anderson has just released a documentary named…

Vegan Meat Brand Displays Its Own Troll Comments On 2,200 Tube Cars In London

UK plant-based chicken brand VFC has used real anti-vegan social media comments to spearhead a new nationwide advertising campaign titled: “Would You Rather.” Featuring some of the more extreme and humorous responses to its products, VFC places them next to images of its food, with the commenter credited. In response to the question “would you…

Is Canada Finally Putting An End To Cosmetics Animal Testing?

Canada appears to be making progress in its bid to ban animal testing for cosmetics. The country’s health minister, Jean-Yves Duclos, is reportedly developing a formal proposal. It aims to ban the sale of goods that have been tested on animals, or contain ingredients that have. The proposal will be used to make radical changes to Canada’s Food and…

1 Million Trees By 2035 – Plant Based News Debuts Bold Planting Partnership

Plant Based News (PBN) is partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects (ERP) to plant 1,000,000 trees by 2035. The NGO nonprofit works with community members in areas damaged by deforestation. Together, they plant, maintain, and protect new forests made up of all-native species. This invaluable work helps to rebuild arboreal, plant, and animal life that…

Calls To Ban ‘Horrific’ Uterus Removal Procedure In Greyhound Racing Dogs

Vets in Australia are calling for a “cruel” Greyhound dog breeding technique to be banned.  The act of surgical artificial insemination, which involves removing a dog’s uterus, is widely carried out in the industry. It is banned in many countries in the European Union, but around 80 percent of racing Greyhounds are bred that way in New South…

Another Animal Goes Missing At Dallas Zoo Under ‘Suspicious’ Circumstances

Dallas Zoo in Texas has hit headlines once again after two monkeys disappeared, only to turn up in a closet in an abandoned home nearby.  This latest incident comes soon after the escape of a leopard, and the “very suspicious” death of an endangered vulture.  The emperor tamarin monkeys were found one day after they were reported missing from…

Plant-Based Diet Could Help Fight Substance Addiction, Study Finds

Whole-food plant-based diets can help individuals overcome substance addiction problems, suggests new research conducted in Austin, Texas. The INFINITE Study saw lead author, Adam Sud, work with dementia experts Ayesha and Dean Sherzai, plus clinical researcher Dr. Tara Kemp. Together, they conducted what’s thought to be the first controlled trial…

RIP Bacon: Vegan Meat Brand Holds Dramatic Funeral In Central London

A vegan meat alternative brand recently held a “state funeral” for bacon. THIS is one of Europe’s fastest growing plant-based meat brands. It’s known for its realistic versions of chicken, beef, and bacon products.  Its latest launch is streaky vegan bacon, which it describes as the “world’s most realistic.” The brand says that the product…

‘The End Of A Chapter’: Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out As LA Slaughterhouse Closes

Joaquin Phoenix has released a statement to mark the closing of Farmer John slaughterhouse in Los Angeles. The actor, who has been vegan since the age of three, has regularly attended vigils at the 90-year-old slaughterhouse, where millions of pigs have been killed.  In an address from the set of Joker: Folie Á Deux, Phoenix said: “The closure of…

An Honest Review: The Best Vegan Chocolate To Buy In The UK

World Vegan Chocolate Day takes place on January 31, and we’d like you to suspend your disbelief that there really is a day for everything and just enjoy an indulgent moment with us. It was a tough gig, but we decided to try as many vegan chocolate products as possible to tell you which are worthy of a spot in your kitchen. We are happy to report…

Is Lizzo Vegan? Here’s What We Know

Lizzo is one of a number of vegan celebrities to have publicly endorsed the movement in recent years.  The About Damn Time singer regularly espouses the joys of a plant-based diet on her 13 million Instagram followers.  Lizzo hails from the US, and shot to fame in 2019 after the release of her third studio album Cuz I Love You, which reached number…

How This Vegan Flower Leather Is Cleaning Up The Ganges In India

A company in Kanpur, India, is converting waste flowers that pollute the Ganges river into a vegan leather alternative. Dubbed “Fleather,” the material is the brainchild of startup Phool. The company states that it has captured the soft feel of lamb’s leather, but with none of the cruelty. And it should know, given that Kanpur is the hub of India’s…

Scotland Cracks Down On Fox Hunting With New Bill

Scotland has introduced new legislation intended to crack down on illegal fox hunting.  The “sport” was banned 20 years ago, but hunts had continued to operate due to a loophole in the law.  The Hunting with Dogs Bill is intended to make the law clearer. It would outlaw killing of wild animals, including foxes, with a pack of dogs.  The bill…

Dublin Bus Adverts Promoting Veganism Spark Backlash From Politicians

Transport company Dublin Bus has been accused of allowing “highly misleading and toxic” advertising posters after it ran a pro-vegan campaign.  Around 120 buses across Ireland carried messaging from the non-profit animal advocacy organization Go Vegan World. Slogans included “it’s time to stop using animal products” and “dairy takes babies…

192-Year-Old Luxury Retailer Harvey Nichols Finally Bans Fur

British luxury department store chain Harvey Nichols has said it will go fur-free by the end of 2023.  The Humane Society UK (HSI/UK) described the move as an “iconic moment” in its Fur Free Britain campaign. Harvey Nichols, founded in 1831, is said to have made the decision after being shown footage of the organization’s latest investigation…

Cauldron Foods Is Now A Fully Vegan Brand

Cauldron Foods has announced that its entire product portfolio is now completely vegan. The announcement comes after the UK brand removed eggs from two of its sausage products. The Lincolnshire and Cumberland recipes were previously the only foods in its collection to contain animal ingredients. The announcement is good timing, as Cauldron Foods is…

‘Put Zebra Meat On The Menu in South Africa,’ Say Scientists

Scientists from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University say plains zebras could be a “valuable” protein source in the country. The researchers, led by Angelique Myburgh, presented data that demonstrated the lean nature of zebra meat. This, they say, could deliver nutritious protein to diners. Zebras are not currently a commonly eaten meat in South…

‘Pet’ Tiger Killed After Escaping Enclosure And Attacking Man In South Africa

An eight-year-old female Bengal tiger has been shot and killed after escaping her enclosure and roaming around a residential area in South Africa. Sheba had been kept as a domestic pet on a smallholding in Johannesburg. However, she reportedly broke free and left the property earlier this month. Local authorities reported that Sheba attacked a man…

WATCH: Earthling Ed On The Lies, Myths, And Misinformation Of Animal Agriculture

Earthling Ed (real name Ed Winters) is a renowned vegan author and educator. His content has received hundreds of millions of views, and he is well-known in the vegan community for raising awareness about animal agriculture. In 2022, he published his first book, This Is Vegan Propaganda: (And Other Lies The Meat Industry Tells You). The book makes “irrefutable”…

WATCH: Plant-Based Doctor Debunks Misinformation About Women’s Health

Dr. Nitu Bajekal, also known as “the plant-based gynae,” is a vegan doctor specializing in women’s health. The gynaecologist describes herself as a “lifestyle medicine doctor,” and is passionate about debunking the misinformation surrounding health that’s rampant on the internet. Dr Bajekal is also an author. Her book Living PCOS Free: How…

How One Welsh Pub Became The ‘World’s First’ Vegan Steakhouse

One year after turning vegan permanently, Welsh pub The Queen Inn has revealed plans to become the “world’s first plant-based steakhouse.” The announcement comes as the pub, found in Upper Cwmbran, South Wales, secured a menu-changing partnership with Israeli meat alternative brand Redefine Meat. Previously known for its meaty steakhouse dishes…

Fake Meat Or Fake News? Why Vegan Food Isn’t ‘Just Another Fad’

Despite the fact that veganism and meat-free eating is growing in popularity, there has been a recent slew of negative articles and hit pieces against the plant-based industry. One of the most recent came from Bloomberg. The global news agency just published a feature titled: “Fake Meat Was Supposed to Save the World. It Became Just Another Fad.”…

Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan: ‘I Lose Sleep Thinking About Animal Agriculture’

In October of last year, British TV presenter Coleen Nolan sparked national headlines after defending Animal Rebellion on ITV daytime show Loose Women. During a discussion about the organization’s Plant Based Future campaign, which saw protestors pour milk on supermarket floors, Nolan urged the public to research the “horrific” animal agriculture…

Stella McCartney To ‘Amplify Message’ Of Climate Activists In New Campaign

Stella McCartney’s sustainable vegan skincare brand STELLA has launched a new initiative called Stella Voices. The campaign seeks to bolster the work of five climate activists from environmental, philanthropic, and social justice spheres. The fashion designer-turned-beauty-mogul has partnered with ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall, climate activist Xiye…


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