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Miyoko’s Creamery to help dairy farms move into plant-based agriculture in a win-win opportunity

Vegan cheese giant – Miyoko’s has partnered with Farm Sanctuary to help California dairy farms transition into plant agriculture. Miyoko’s Creamery has been dishing out plant based dairy products since 2014. Its cashew derived cheese and butter alternatives are popular nationwide. The brand sells its products in over 12,000 retail locations across the US, including …

Schools in four Brazilian cities are going vegan for the environment

An activist led initiative has convinced four districts of the country to adopt a more plant-based lifestyle in an attempt to save the planet from the hazards of meat consumption. Leticia Baird, a prosecutor in the Bahia state public ministry started the “Sustainable School” initiative in 2018 that aimed to replace all meat, dairy, and …

Tokyo introduces more vegan options for the 2020 Olympics

Japanese lawmakers have considered implementing certain guidelines to make food choices more vegan friendly ahead of the 2020 Olympics. Japan is deliberating on how to make vegetarians and vegans tourists visiting Japan during the Summer Olympics find suitable meal options. The government officials in a meeting proposed some steps to make the transition smoother such …

Sheep crushed and beheaded in front of each other in shocking footage at British slaughterhouse

A slaughterhouse investigation has revealed harrowing footage of a sheep being beheaded in front of other animals. The video filmed at Farmers Fresh abattoir in Wrexham reveals a disturbing scene in which a sheep is beheaded while hanging in the air. Investigators from activist group Animal Equality also released footage of a live sheep on …

Burger King guilty of massive deforestation across Latin America

Investigative studies have revealed that Burger King’s suppliers are linked to massive deforestation of South America’s tropical forests. Reports released by Mighty Earth have revealed that United States based animal feed suppliers Cargill and Bunge, two of the world’s largest soy producers actively facilitated the destruction of native wetlands, displaced local populations, and cleared about …

Mexborough school pays tribute to Vegan Society founder Donald Watson with blue plaque

The New Pastures Primary School in South Yorkshire has installed a blue plaque to honor the memory of Donald Watson- co-founder of The Vegan Society. Donald Watson coined the word “vegan” to describe non-dairy vegetarians and produced the first copy of the Vegan News in 1944. He co-founded the Vegan Society with five other like-minded …

Billie Eilish to offer free tickets to environmentally conscious fans

Singer Billie Eilish has partnered with Global Citizen to provide free tickets to fans who are keen to help save the planet. While Reverb– a non-profit environmental organization has come on board to make Billie’s upcoming world tour ‘as green as possible’, the celebrity singer has taken another step to campaign for a greener world. …

Skeletal bears live in their own filth at ‘zoo from hell’

Animal rights activists have demanded tighter animal protections in Indonesia after a string of pictures and videos exposed zoos keeping animals in horrific conditions.  Animal rights groups say 90% of zoos in the country should be shut down after sharing shocking images.  Monkeys are seen in filthy, tiny cages and tigers are kept on short …

Millions of animals continue to boil to death on export boats after government backflips on heat stress laws

The Australian government has been accused of backtracking on promises to protect live sheep from horrific conditions onboard export ships. The RSPCA said authorities have made a ‘backflip on animal welfare safeguards’ in a new document which gives options for export ships which supply the Middle East.  The industry has been under intense scrutiny since …

Investigation reveals workers ‘sexually assaulting’ birds at major Christmas turkey farm

Animal rights activists are urging people to consider the reality behind the turkey industry this Christmas, and have shared footage of workers sexually abusing animals at a major farm.  An investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) uncovered abuse at Butterball slaughterhouse, which the group says slaghters 50,000 animals a day.  Eyewitnesses …

The Original Satchel Store ditches leather in favour of pineapple made bags

UK based bag company- Original Satchel Store has announced it will no longer use animal skins in its designs. With leather earning a bad rap for animal cruelty, environmental pollution and damage, fashion brands are actively switching to more environmentally friendly options. The Original Satchel Store is the latest brand to ditch leather for pineapple- …

Dog who almost died in a fire becomes a therapy dog to rehabilitate other victims

A freak accident left Taka scarred for life after suffering severe burns, but his resilience has helped him recover and he is now an official therapy dog in a local burn unit. In a tragic event last October, a fire broke out in Taka’s room in Georgia. While the family barely evacuated the flaring home, …