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Around 85,000 Healthy Farm Animals Killed And Discarded Due To Slaughterhouse Staff Shortages

Reading Time: 2 minutes A video uploaded to TikTok has gone viral over concerns about “mass killings” at slaughterhouses. In the clip, workers are shown throwing out dead chickens – reportedly, 52,000 of them.  It follows similar reports that made headlines just today, regarding the at least…

Dolce & Gabbana Ditches Fur And Angora, Prompts Wider Calls To ‘End Harm’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dolce & Gabbana has shared its commitment to going fur and Angora free with the international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals (IDA). IDA has been campaigning to end the fur trade since the 1980s. It celebrated the Dolce & Gabbana announcement after 9,00…

15 Minute Easy Noodles

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThis super tasty, quick and easy dinner has your name all over it and is ready in just 15 minutes! Get more recipes like this via the So Vegan app! Ingredients1/2 thumb of fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped1.5 tsp sesame oil1 tbsp dark soy sauce1 tbsp light soy sauce4 tsp…

Wicked Kitchen Enters New Countries, Promises Continued Growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK-based vegan food company Wicked Kitchen has entered Northern Europe for the first time, launching in 200 locations across Finland and Estonia. A new partnership with Finnish grocer S Group (SOK) means new customers will be able to pick up Wicked Kitchen’s convenient plan…

PepsiCo And Beyond Meat Unify For Vegan Jerky Launch Amid Blogger’s Leak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Both beholden as global brand giants, PepsiCo and Beyond Meat dominate their respective markets. And now in surprising news, the companies have announced they are working together on new plant-based protein and beverage products. The pair will unify on the joint venture, with…

Plant-Based Shift Can Cut Food-Related Emissions By 61%, New Study Says

Reading Time: 3 minutes A newly published study has unearthed the potential environmental advantages of swapping out animal products for plant-based food. Researchers found that high-income countries could drastically reduce their agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – by almost two-thirds – i…

Natalie Portman And Tom Felton Are Latest Celebs To Invest In Vegan Meat Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actors Natalie Portman and Tom Felton are the latest celebrities to make moves in the vegan sphere with their recent investments in plant-based meat startups.  Tom Felton’s investment Felton, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the popular Harry Potter…

Investing In Plant-Based Start-Ups Is Good For Planet And Business, Says Prince Khaled

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed told Fortune about his “impact investment” strategy and encouraged other investors to join a fund or crowd investing platform to help small startups. “Mission-driven ventures in the food tech and green tech spaces don’t suffer from…

Starbucks CEO Urged To Do The ‘Right Thing’ And Ditch Vegan Milk Upcharge Worldwide

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just weeks ago, Starbucks announced it was ditching its non-dairy milk upcharge in the UK. The world’s largest coffee chain made headlines again over the weekend, as campaigners urge it to remove the vegan dairy surcharge from all Starbucks sites worldwide. The heat came fr…

Italian Fashion House Moncler To Phase Out Fur By 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Italian fashion house and renowned skiwear brand, Moncler, has announced it is going fur-free to “protect the planet” and ensure a “better future for all.” Between now and 2025, the brand will phase out fur from all of its collections. This year, it says it will stop…

NHS Advises Meat And Dairy For COVID-19 Recovery: Here’s Why It’s Wrong

Reading Time: 4 minutes An NHS online recovery program to support people recovering from COVID-19 includes a section on eating well. It reads: “Eating well is important as your body needs energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals to help you recover.” So far, so good. But then it suggests eating…

Romelu Lukaku Backs Beyond Meat: ‘I’ve Noticed Such A Difference’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Professional footballer and Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has encouraged his 8.3 million Instagram followers to eat plant-based. The 28-year-old, who also plays for Belgian’s national team, the Belgian Red Devils, is now a backer of vegan giant, Beyond Meat. He also becomes…

EU Vote To Improve Animal Welfare Within Live Exports Dubbed ‘Pitiful’ By Campaigners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last Friday, MEPs within the European Parliament voted in favor of bolstering animal welfare standards within the live animal export trade. But campaigners remain critical and insist the practice should’ve been banned, rather than restricted. Animal Justice Project openly d…

Vegan Sportsman Neil Robertson Wins Prestigious Snooker Competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australian vegan snooker player Neil Robertson has won one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, The Masters – for a second time. The 39-year-old former world champion and No.1 took home the trophy last week. Vegan snooker player This year, The Masters took pl…

Animal Rights Advocate Ricky Gervais Finally Reveals He Is Vegan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actor and animal rights advocate Ricky Gervais has revealed he is now vegan. The comedian recently sat down with Jimmy Fallon on his eponymously named Tonight Show, and slipped his plant-based lifestyle into conversation.  During the segment, which was released this week, Fa…

Vegan Condom Sales Rise By 248% – But What Makes Them Non-Vegan In The First Place?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan sexual wellness products are in high demand right now, according to data from Holland & Barrett. The health food chain revealed that sales of animal-free condoms and sex toys just keep climbing.  “In March of last year, we launched our range of natural, vegan sexual…

Sri Lanka Passes Animal Welfare Bill Amid Cher’s Comments On Elephant Mistreatment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sri Lanka’s cabinet has passed a long-awaited animal welfare bill just days after US pop star Cher called out a state-run elephant orphanage. The draft was presented to cabinet on January 10 by the Sri Lankan agriculture minister. It aims to protect animals from cruelty and…

Will Young Calls Out The UK’s ‘Major Problem’ With Animal Testing On Live TV

Reading Time: < 1 minute Musician Will Young, who was just discovered to be ITV’s latest Masked Singer, has spoken out about the UK’s “major problem” with animal testing. Young made the comments during a live television interview on ITV’s Lorraine. According to the broadcasting company, th…

Who Is Miyoko Schinner? From ‘Queen Of Vegan Cheese’ To Business Powerhouse

Reading Time: 4 minutes At the age of 64-years-old, Miyoko Schinner has built a vegan empire. To some, she is “the queen of vegan cheese,” and others, the caring, inspirational figure that has saved many beings through her broad spectrum of work. To all, she is an outspoken animal rights advocat…

NFL Star Cam Newton Invests In Vegan Chicken Brand To Increase Accessibility

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan NFL star Cam Newton has become the latest public figure to back top vegan chicken brand, Daring Foods. In a recent interview, the quarterback explained how he wants to help expand the plant-based food scene to his hometown community in Atlanta, US. Cam Newton invests in…

‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Vegan Food Platform Launches In Australia, Global Expansion To Follow

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new vegan food delivery platform, VEats, just hit the ground running in Australia, with international expansion close on the horizon.  VEats is the brainchild of vegan entrepreneurs Lara Young and Susan McCarthy. The pair came together with the view of making cruelty-free…

Brooklyn Beckham Slammed For Hypocrisy After Promoting Vegan Sneakers

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week, Brooklyn Beckham – the eldest son of celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham – posted an image of himself broadcasting vegan sneakers. Emblazoned VEGAN on the soles, the sports shoes are part of Superdry’s Basket Lux range – which are, naturally, vegan…

Horror As Swine Fever Hits Thailand For First Time, With Millions Of Pigs Dead Worldwide

Reading Time: 3 minutes African swine fever (ASF) has been detected at a pig slaughterhouse in Thailand. It’s the first-ever official confirmation of the disease in the country, and comes as the deadly virus continues to sweep across the globe.  An investigation kicked off following reports that…

Deliveroo Hands Out £10,000 Worth Of Vegan Food To Customers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delivery giant Deliveroo is helping Veganuary participants stick to their meat and dairy-free month by offering them access to free food. Select plant-based outlets in the UK including Rebel Vegan, Mildred’s, Oowee Vegan, What the Pitta, and many more are participating. It…

Octopus Farming: Why It’s Travesty For Animal Welfare And The Environment

Reading Time: 4 minutes Full disclosure, I haven’t watched the Oscar-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher. But years ago, I used to do a lot of diving myself. During my time submerged in the big blue, I loved finding octopuses. And I understand what attracted filmmaker Chris Foster to these un…

TV Presenter Calls Mother Raising Her Baby Vegan ‘Disturbing’ And ‘Broken In The Head’

Reading Time: 4 minutes Australian journalist and television host Caleb Bond has chastised parents raising their young children on a plant-based diet. In a Sky News segment, Bond accused a mother of “bragging” about raising her baby vegan, which Bond says is “truly disturbing.” Bond referenc…

Billionaire Jim Mellon Calls On Big Firms To ‘Prioritize’ Cell-Cultured Meat

Reading Time: 2 minutes British billionaire, investor, and author Jim Mellon believes we need to make investment in alternative protein sources a national priority. During an interview, he suggested establishing an industry association in the UK.  He said this would encourage government ministers a…

Record-Breaking: Veganuary 2022 Celebrates Over 600,000 Sign-Ups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, Veganuary 2022 becomes the biggest it’s ever been. And that’s because, with just less than two weeks to go, sign-ups have surpassed last year’s record-breaking figures. Last year, participants taking part in the month-long pledge to go vegan reached 580,000. But…

Vegan Chicken Brand VFC Secures $10 Million In Funding After Helping Spare 60,000 Birds’ Lives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan fried chicken start-up VFC Foods has netted £7.5 million (US$10.3 million) in a recent seed round. The plant-based meat company plans to use the injection of funds to scale up production, and is eyeing international markets.  Veg Capital led the recent seed round. The…

China’s Egg Industry Moves Towards Cage-Free Production

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cogs have been set in motion to phase out the use of cages for hens in China‘s egg industry. For the first time, a set of standards has been drawn up by a coalition of organizations in the country. This is in order to follow in the footsteps of Europe and the US to increase…

Zak Abel: Why Being Vegan Doesn’t Make You Less Of A Man

Reading Time: 2 minutes In an exclusive interview with Robbie Lockie on The Plant Based New Podcast, British singer-songwriter Zak Abel discusses the centrality of empathy in his journey to veganism.  Abel has been vegan for four years since making the switch for ethical reasons. A Londoner of Moro…

Major Food Tech Conference Exploring Sustainable Eating To Feature Vegan Speakers

Reading Time: 2 minutes A global food tech conference is coming to San Francisco this March, bringing together more than 1,000 delegates and 120 speakers with the view of securing a more sustainable future.  Many of the attendees are championing a shift towards plant-based in a bid to make our food…

BrewDog And The Vegan Kind Join Forces With Plant-Based Beer Launch

Reading Time: 2 minutes BrewDog, a successful brewery and pub chain born in Scotland, has announced some big vegan news this week. In collaboration with plant-based online marketplace The Vegan Kind (TVK), it’s launching a brand new vegan pale ale. The Vegan Kind x BrewDog new pale ale Carrying th…

Masterchef Romania Brings Aboard First-Ever Vegan Contestant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Acclaimed international cooking show, Masterchef, has selected its first vegan contestant on the Romania version of the show. Alex Lenghel, a professional athlete, told Plant Based News he is “full of excitement and gratitude” to represent the vegan community on the show…

Beyond Meat And Impossible Foods Helped Save Nearly 1 Million Animals In The US Last Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just two plant-based food companies have helped spare at least 630,000 animals’ lives in 2021, and that’s just in the US. Non-profit World Animal Protection (WAP) collated the data, and stresses that the actual figure is likely significantly higher – nearing to one mill…

Hunters Slaughter 20 Gray Wolves At Yellowstone National Park

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hunters killed 20 gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park, US, making it the bloodiest season yet. According to reports, the illegal killings took place over a period of three months this winter. The deaths mark the most since the animals were reintroduced to the region mor…

Vegan Hot Dogs Now Available At All 327 US Wienerschnitzel Locations

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s largest hot dog chain, Wienerschnitzel, has just debuted its first-ever vegan hot dog.  The plant-based option is available at all of the chain’s 327 locations across ten states in America. This includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Nev…

Doctor Debunks Claims Vegan Diet Is Bad For Women’s Health

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Women’s health at risk due to rise in meat-free diets, scientist says” warned one headline this week. The scientist, whose research is based mainly on animal foods, asserts that poorly planned vegan diets might leave some people falling short of certain nutrients. …

Award-Winning Young Racehorse Euthanized, Hundreds More Expected To Die This Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes An award-winning racehorse, once ridden by Frankie Dettori, has been put to death after suffering a severe pelvic injury. She is one of thousands of horses in the racing industry that are euthanized or die prematurely. The four-year-old filly (a horse that is too young to be…

Beyond Meat, Morrisons, Linda McCartney, And 7 More Top Veganuary Food Launches

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’re back again with all the thrilling vegan food launches of the week that you should keep an eye out for from restaurants to supermarket shelves this Veganuary. Ready for all your Veganuary needs, here are some sensational drops from the likes of Beyond Meat, Linda McCar…

‘World’s First’ Vegan Salmon Fillet Set To Take On The $586 Billion Seafood Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes The once-niche vegan and vegetarian food scene is now rich with options. Gone are the days when meat-free steak was an oxymoron. Today, consumers can get their hands on everything from dairy-free ice cream to meaty plant-based burgers. And now, thanks to Israeli start-up Plan…

Cell-Cultured Beef Company Eyes 2022 Debut In Crucial Year For Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cell-cultured beef could soon be materializing on US shelves following much anticipation as one brand takes the lead. That brand is Aleph Foods, an Israeli start-up that has recently revealed its cell-cultured steaks may be rolled out as early as this year. It comes as the co…

US Man Receives Pig Heart Transplant In Landmark Surgery

Reading Time: 2 minutes A man in the US has become the first-ever recipient of a pig heart in a world-first transplant surgery. Fifty-seventy-year-old David Bennett, who has terminal heart disease, said he would have died if he hadn’t gone through the grueling seven-hour procedure. “I know it’…

How Bird Flu Could Become A ‘Global Tsunami’ Affecting Humans As Outbreak Rages On

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed a case of avian influenza (bird flu) in a person in the South West. It’s assumed they caught the virus from infected ducks kept in and around their home. The government says the risk to the public is low. But it war…

SPAR Makes Entire Wine Range 100% Vegan To Expand Accessibility

Reading Time: < 1 minute Leading British retailer SPAR has announced it is making its entire range of wine 100 percent vegan.  From this month, all its own-label wines will be vegan-friendly, and the store becomes the “first” major grocer in the country to do so. There are more than 70 wines…

President Biden Allocates $1 Billion To Help The Struggling US Meat Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes A newly published statement from the Biden-Harris Administration reveals that the US is setting aside $1 billion for the country’s meat industry. It’s part of the government’s efforts to shake up the sector and give more market control to independent meat producers. And…

Chiquito Launches Vegan Leather Handbag To Raise Funds For Veganuary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mexican-inspired restaurant chain Chiquito is edging into the fashion scene with the launch of a handbag made from vegan leather. The Chiquito becomes the first-ever accessory to be launched from the outlet. And all proceeds from sales will be donated to Veganuary. Chiquito l…

7 Exciting Veganuary Food Launches: Impossible Foods, Costa, Quorn, And More

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s now week two of Veganuary 2022. But with the annual vegan pledge aside, this month is no different in the ramping up of plant-based foods. The world keeps turning and with every spin comes a new product, menu launch, and vegan expansion.  This week, we’ve got hot ne…

Plant-Based Athlete Novak Djokovic Avoids Deportation Following Covid Vaccination Dispute

Reading Time: 3 minutes A judge has freed Novak Djokovic from immigration detention in Australia after the plant-based tennis pro attempted to enter the country without being vaccinated for COVID-19. Djokovic arrived in the country on January 5 for the upcoming Australian Open. If all goes well for…

Butchers Encourages Shoppers To ‘End The Violence’ Against Plants By Eating Meat

Reading Time: 2 minutes A marketing strategy implemented by a butchers shop in Edinburgh in the UK has raised eyebrows, with some branding it as “ignorant.” W.M Christie, a family butchers established in 1889, placed a chalkboard sign in its store in Bruntsfield that took aim at vegetarians. …


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