Oli Gross, Author at Totally Vegan Buzz
Stories collection by Oli Gross

Singers aim for first vegan Christmas No.1 with ‘Peace On Your Plate’

A collaboration of vegan musicians, celebrities and activists are aiming to storm the UK charts and achieve the first ever vegan Christmas number 1. ‘Peace On Your Plate’ will be released this Christmas to spread the vegan message of peace and compassion for all animals.  The song has a direct vegan message, asking everyone around …

Rich businessman kills two baby elephants and poses by their corpses

A rich businessman has been slammed by animal rights activists after killing two baby elephants and posing beside their corpses. Mike Jines, from Georgia, US, shot two elephants believed to be babies in 2018 in Zimbabwe, and has faced intense criticism since pictures of the hunt surfaced on social media.  The hunter is seen posing …

Experts conclude Belgian doctors were wrong: Vegan diets ARE suitable for children

A group of health experts have concluded that advice given by Belgian doctors was incorrect, and that vegan diets are perfectly suitable for children. The team of health professionals and doctors of science was formed after the publication of the ‘alarmist opinion’ of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (RAMB) on vegan diets. In …

Leonardo DiCaprio tells fans to strike against climate change with Greta Thunberg

Leonardo DiCaprio has urged his fans to follow in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and strike against the lack of action on climate change. The environmentalist recently formed Earth Alliance – a supergroup of activists and entrepreneurs who are aiming to fight against climate change. And today (September 19) DiCaprio posted a video of students …

Schoolgirl’s petition convinces McDonald’s to swap plastic Happy Meal toys with fruit

A petition by two schoolgirls has convinced McDonald’s to introduce a new scheme where kids can swap out their plastic Happy Meal toy for a fruit bag.  The initiative will be trialled in selected UK stores next month in a bid to improve the fast food giant’s environmental impact. Nine-year-old Ella McEwan and her younger …

Switzerland to hold public vote on factory farming ban

A major animal rights campaign in Switzerland is fighting to outlaw factory farming after a petition calling for a ban attracted 100,000 signatures.  In Switzerland any proposal which gains more than 100,000 signatures in an 18-month period is automatically voted on in a Federal popular initiative poll. Activists argue that factory farms are responsible for …

Outrage as endangered blue shark paraded around UK food festival, cooked and eaten

Conservationists have reacted with fury after an endangered blue shark was paraded through a food festival before being cooked and eaten in Plymouth, UK. The shocking incident was posted on tourist board Visit Plymouth’s Instagram page before being removed. For many years environmentalists have been calling for stronger protections for the blue sharks, which are …

Greta Thunberg tells US Congress to ‘save your praise’ and actually do something about climate change

Teen activist Greta Thunberg had harsh words for US Congress on Tuesday, after she rejected praise and demanded leaders listen to scientists and act on climate change.  The 16-year-old Swedish vegan activist was invited to speak to Senate climate change officials, who asked her what should be done to tackle the climate crisis. While many …

Why it’s vital to share disturbing slaughterhouse imagery

If you have a shred of compassion, you’ll hate to see animals being tortured and killed. But even after turning vegan, avoiding slaughterhouse images altogether is ultimately turning our backs on the animals we love. Arguably vegans have earned the right to avoid seeing disturbing slaughterhouse practices which we choose to take no part in, …

Moby has new ‘Vegan For Life’ tattoo on his neck

Moby has taken his vegan level to the stratosphere after having a huge ‘VEGAN FOR LIFE’ tattoo drawn on his neck. The singer is a powerful animal rights activist, and now his compassion is there for everyone to see thanks to the bold, black slogan. He shared a picture of the tattoo on Instagram, and …

Vegetarians are even worse for the environment than flexitarians, study concludes

Vegetarians who eat high amounts of dairy are even worse for the environment than flexitarians who reduce their meat intake, according to new research. Major research by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, America modelled the impact of vegetarianism, veganism, flexitarianism and meat eating. In line with other leading research, veganism is by far …

Alligator skin sales banned in California as activists finally defeat exotic skins industry

California has announced a ban on all alligator and crocodile skin sales which will come into effect on January 1, 2020. Legislators have finally passed a law to protect the animals from being sold as boots and handbags. The state banned the sale of alligator and crocodile skin originally in the 1970s, but the law …