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Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers die caught in animal traps

It is estimated that fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild. Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers have died after being caught in traps on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. This is the latest blow for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dropped to about several hundreds. Local authorities found two of the dead …

Carl Icahn blasts McDonald’s for giving ‘hollow’ responses to ‘animal welfare violations’

The billionaire activist investor has been pushing the fast-food giant to stop pulling the wool over people’s eyes, and finally deliver on its animal welfare promises. Carl Icahn, a feared investor and animal welfare advocate has called out McDonald’s  leadership for “failing” its investors and misleading the public about its animal welfare practices. The 86-year-old …

42% of US campus menus to move towards plant-based

“Any sustainability plan that’s meant to create real change—and not just be greenwashing jargon—will center on shifting from a meat-heavy menu to one that’s focused on plant-based entrées.” Hundreds of universities across the US are set to have more plant-based menu options on their menus in the coming years. The move has been initiated by …

UK to launch ‘climate change GCSE’ to teach students how to conserve the planet

The GCSE course aims to empower young people to take action on the environment and put “climate change at the heart of education”. The Department for Education (DfE) has decided to launch a new course on Natural History to teach children about climate change and conserving our natural inheritance. The first ever General Certificate of …

Dodgy dog breeders fetching £40,000 for ‘Frankenstein puppies’ created in amateur labs

The hybrid breeds are being created in unregulated fertility clinics and experts fear the new breeds will suffer poor health throughout their often-short lives. Greedy dog breeders have been illegally carrying out procedures to create Frankenstein puppies for pedigree dog lovers. According to an investigation by the Sunday Mail, new breeds — like hairless and …

Vegan horrified after being served bacon in McDonald’s McPlant burger

He said he was ‘let down’ by the fast-food chain. Fast food giant McDonald’s has apologized to a vegan after he found a piece of bacon in a McPlant burger. According to Birmingham Live, the vegan diner bought two McPlant burgers from a McDonald’s in Sutton Coldfield on Wednesday morning. However, the shocked Brummie customer …

Brazil to provide 10 million plant-based meals to school kids every year

“The objective is for municipal schools to easily include menu options with a greater variety of plant foods, according to the recommendations from the Ministry of Health, through its Food Guide for the Brazilian Population, and the World Health Organization.” More than 170,000 students will have more vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits on their plates, …

Arizona man stashed 183 animals in garage freezer, some frozen alive

The man has been charged 94 counts of felony Animal Cruelty after  authorities in Mohave County, found a freezer crammed with animals, some that were frozen alive.  An Arizona man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after 183 animals including dogs, rabbits, birds and more were found stuffed in a “large-sized chest freezer”. …

Viral video shows sheep being sheared with chainsaw

A video from a farm in Tasmania which shows a sheep being shorn with a chainsaw has led to uproar after going viral. An appalling 10 second clip posted to a Midlands Facebook page on Tuesday has sparked outrage amongst animal welfare advocates and members of the public after it went viral on social media. …

Vegan dog food is safer and healthier than meat, new study finds

The study revealed that dogs on a well-balanced plant-based diet exhibited fewer signs of poor health than those on conventional dog food regimens. According to a new study, feeding your dog greens or other nutritious plant-based meals, may be healthier and less hazardous than giving them a juicy steak or conventional diets consisting of commercial, …

Goalkeeper Ben Foster leads ‘not in our nets’ campaign for whales and dolphins dying in UK waters

The campaign is designed to highlight the issue of thousands of marine mammals dying as bycatch in fishing nets each year. Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has thrown his weight behind a campaign calling to prevent the needless deaths of whales dying in fishing nets each year. The ‘Not in our nets’ campaign is part of …

Vegan diet can reduce diabetes risk, new research finds

A plant-based diet including whole grains, veggies, nuts, coffee, and legumes may help stave off type 2 diabetes. According to a study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, a plant-based diet rich in polyphenols may help keep type 2 diabetes at bay. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. …