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Oscar-winner Mark Rylance labels bear shows ‘Torture’ in heartfelt video plea

Oscar winner Mark Rylance has made a heartfelt plea to tourists, urging them to stay away from bear shows. The Bridge of Spies actor labelled the practice ‘torture’ in a new PETA video which displays how travelling shows ‘torment bears, from chaining and muzzling them to preventing them from digging, roaming and hibernating’. “Wherever you …

Informed choice or enforced diet? Vegans reveal varied approaches to parenting

Vegan parenting can be a challenging business. There’s no hard and fast rule which can be applied to every household, and there are many different parenting approaches. Bringing up children as a vegan can throw up a lot of dilemmas: Should you strictly enforce a plant-based household, or allow freedom of choice? At what age …

20+ Perfect Christmas gift ideas for vegan foodies

It’s the time of year to decide what’s best vegan Christmas present to spoil your favourite plant-based food lover. Totally Vegan Buzz has helped narrow it down to give a list of the ultimate presents for the vegan foodie. Vegan Luxury Christmas Gift Hamper Containing the very best luxury vegan treats from award-winning artisan producers, …

Remains of 19,000 animals to be discarded by meat industry following salmonella outbreak

The dead bodies of 9,000 cows and 10,000 turkeys will be discarded by the meat industry after raw products tainted with salmonella were recalled. More than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc had to be returned, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service revealed on Tuesday. And …

Vegan Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton recognised as an ‘ally of animals’ in PETA award

Formula 1 champion and vegan Lewis Hamilton has been recognised for boosting the merits of a plant-based diet by winning PETA’s 2018 person of the year. The animal rights charity said Hamilton had been chosen for the award for proving how powerful eating vegan can be – and encouraging people around the world to save …

Sacked vegan fights to protect veganism by law in landmark ruling

Veganism could be protected by law as a ‘philosophical belief’ similar to a religion, after a vegan claimed he was fired for his views. Former employee of League Against Cruel Sports, Jordi Casamitjana, argues he was discriminated against for being vegan. He claimed he was fired after he exposed the charity to other employees for …

Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza launches Christmas roast calzone

Vegan pizza restaurant chain Purezza has launched a festive calzone – wrapping traditional Christmas roast ingredients in sourdough. The company, which has restaurants in Brighton and London, UK, launched the Christmas Calzone to kick off the festive period in style. “Heads up guys, the long-awaited moment is here. The Christmas Calzone is LIVE,” the restaurant …

Stella McCartney to launch UN fashion industry climate change charter

Stella McCartney is set to launch a United Nations fashion industry charter for action on climate change. While announcing the charter in next month’s climate talks in Poland, the designer will make a firm business case for sustainable fashion and large-scale low-carbon production. “We really don’t have long now, to change things. But I honestly …

Starbucks Launches Super-Christmassy Juniper Latte – And It Can Be Vegan

Starbucks is getting fully into the Christmas spirit by launching a wintery beverage – which can be veganized. For a limited time only, from November 27 the coffee shop chain is serving its Juniper Latte across the US for the first time, until stocks last. The drink features hints of sage and juniper, an evergreen …

‘Ethical Fur’ advert banned for being misleading, marking the trade’s ‘Inevitable Demise’

Campaigners are celebrating the ‘inevitable demise’ of the fur industry after an advert about ‘ethical fur’ was banned for being misleading. The French Board of Advertising Ethics (Jury de déontologie publicitaire, or JDP) ruled against the campaign by the International Fur Federation (IFF). A spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals told Totally …

Vegan journalist receives meat packages and death threats for exposing Waitrose’s William Sitwell

Vegan journalist Selene Nelson has been sent meat packages and death threats since exposing former Waitrose Food editor William Sitwell for his comments about ‘killing vegans’. Last month, in an email exchange, leaked to BuzzFeed News, the food journalist wrote to Sitwell to suggest a series on plant-based food trends. Sitwell responded by suggesting a …

Meat industry leaders declare war against vegan ‘fake news’

Meat industry leaders in Wales have declared war on vegans and vegetarians which they claim are spreading ‘fake news’ to damage beef and lamb sales. Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), or Meat Promotion Wales, said it plans to fight against ‘sensationalist and misleading health claims by the enemies of red meat’. The Daily Post reported comments …