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Zoo animals to get experimental vaccine against COVID-19

Over 100 mammalian species will receive a vaccine developed by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis using an experimental drug. Nearly 70 zoos across the US are inoculating over 100 mammalian species including big cats, great apes, bears, skunks, badgers, and ferrets among others against the coronavirus with an experimental vaccine. They include zoos in Denver, Oakland …

Eating red meat increases risk of heart diseases by 18%, mega study says

The Oxford study found a strong association between red and processed meat consumption and increased heart disease risk. Red and processed meat increase the risk of heart disease by nearly one-fifth, a new study has found. The study published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition is one of the largest systematic …

Scotland builds first-ever ‘beaver tunnel’ under railway to protect local animals

The railway engineers built a ‘beaver pass’ to make sure the animals can safely pass under the tracks without damaging railway embankments. Scotland’s Network Rail engineers have constructed UK’s first-ever ‘beaver pass’ under the Highland mainline.  It has been built to allows animals near Gleneagles- part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated …

Ben and Jerry’s targeted for taking a stand against Israel’s controversial ‘illegal settlements’

The Unilever ice-cream brand, known for its years of advocacy, has come under fire after announcing that Ben & Jerry’s products will not be sold in the settlements after the agreement with its Israeli franchisee expires next year.  Last week, Ben & Jerry’s – owned by Unilever  – announced it was going to stop selling …

Bill Gates invests in alt-dairy start-up in $75 million funding round

The tech entrepreneur’s venture company invested in Nobell Foods – which has created casein (a protein found in cow’s milk) from a plant source in order to make vegan cheese with the same realistic ‘stretch, melt and mouthfeel’ of dairy cheese. Billionaire Bill Gates has led a $75 million funding Series B round in the …

Bryan Adams, Robert Bateman, William Shatner and other notable artists call for a ban on elephant ivory trade in Canada

“Canada is at a crossroads and the actions we take now to protect African elephants will be remembered for generations to come.” A slew of celebrities, artists and scientists are urging the Canadian government to ban the elephant ivory trade. According to scientists, the African elephant population, which is currently listed as critically endangered/endangered by …

Vegan ultrarunner won ‘world’s toughest footrace’ for the second time

Vegan runner Harvey Lewis has won the 135-mile Badwater endurance race in under 26 hours and 100°F heat.  Vegan athlete Harvey Lewis has just won the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon – the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. He won the event for the second time. He’d previously won in 2014, …

‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John goes plant-based to improve health following cancer relapse

The 72-year-old British-Australian actress has also launched a fund to support research on cancer treatment using plant-based medicine. Grease star Olivia Newton-John has adopted a plant-based diet to improve her health following her breast cancer diagnosis. The 72- year-old star has been battling cancer since 1992 when she was first diagnosed with the disease. She …

Footwear brand Crocs pledges to go vegan to hit net zero by 2030

The brand plans to go 100% vegan and will also minimize packaging, manage resources responsibly, and explore innovative afterlife product solutions as it commits to becoming a net-zero company by 2030. Crocs, Inc. has announced plans to go 100% vegan as a commitment to becoming a net-zero company by 2030. The global casual footwear company …

Thousands of baby flamingos die as climate change causes devastating drought

Lake Tuz- one of the largest natural breeding colonies for birds in the world – now resembles a desert. A severe drought has killed thousands of baby flamingos at Lake Tuz – Turkey’s second-largest lake.  The two-week-long drought is a direct consequence of climate change and agricultural irrigation methods, environmentalists claim. It has transformed the …

Men emit over 16% more greenhouse gases than women, says new study

Men are found to have a bigger carbon footprint because they are likely to eat more meat and spend more money on cars and transportation. Single men emit over 16% more greenhouse gases than women, a new study has revealed. According to the study, published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, while men and women …

Impossible Foods to launch new vegan chicken nuggets this fall

The nuggets are made from texturized soy and sunflower oil and will take on Beyond Meat’s recently launched chicken tenders. Impossible Foods has announced it will launch plant-based chicken nuggets this fall. The US plant-based meat producer’s first vegan chicken product will be coming first to the restaurants before heading to supermarkets and schools. However, …