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Vegan Saudi prince believes plant-based meat will be cheaper than animal flesh by 2025

The vegan prince of the desert, a force behind several plant-based start-ups has predicted that with technology, innovation and large-scale production, alt-meat products will be cheaper than its meat counterparts in a span of five years.   Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is a passionate vegan and the founder and chief executive of KBW Ventures, a mission-driven …

Lewis Hamilton slams barbaric shark fin trade and expresses disgust

Vegan Race car champion Lewis Hamilton has spoken out against the brutal practice of shark finning calling it “barbaric” and “disgusting”.  The five-time Formula One race car champion condemned the shark fin trade after U.S. wildlife inspectors busted a consignment that contained 1,400 pounds of dried shark fins at a Miami port on Monday, January …

EU spends €200m a year promoting meat, despite being urged to implement ‘meat tax’ for the climate

The European Commission has been funding campaigns that promote consumption of meat because ‘fake reports’ of their negative impacts on health and climate are hurting sales of these agricultural products.  Despite committing to reduce emissions in the European Union by at least 40% by 2030 in the  the Paris climate agreement, the EU still spends …

Teens cows are just as moody as teenagers, study shows

A study has shown that pubescent cows and teenagers go through the same range of emotions in adolescence. A team of scientists at the University of British Columbia reported that puberty and hormonal changes affect a cow’s personality similar to what humans go through in their adolescent years. In the study, published in  Royal Society …

China’s illicit wildlife trade persists despite coronavirus claiming more than 1,367 lives

Even after Beijing banned the trade of wild animals on January 26, Chinese police has seized more than 38000 wild animals in nationwide crackdown. More than 1,367 people have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus or “COVID-19”- its new name, and more than 59,804 people in 28 countries around the world have been infected. Yet, some …

Impossible Foods counters Super Bowl anti plant-based ‘meat’ commercial with cheeky parody

Impossible Foods has filmed a hilarious spoof video to respond to Super Bowl’s ad that claims plant-based beef contains chemical laxatives.  It all started with The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) running an ad targeting plant-based “meat”. According to CCF, the Super Bowl 2020 ad is meant to educate viewers that plant-based meat is not …

What really inspired Joaquin Phoenix to live a vegan life?

The Phoenix family has been vegan since 1977 and years later, the 45-year-old actor, a passionate vegan and an outspoken animal activist recounts that the “most jarring and intense memory” of his childhood made him go vegan when he was barely 3 years old. While Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards has gone …

Angry farmers find Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar speech ‘detestable’

Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar award winning speech has upset the dairy industry that feels he is ‘out of touch’ and ‘blinded to the sacrifice and struggles of America’s dairy farmers’. When the 45-year-old vegan actor dedicated his three-minute podium speech to speak up for equality, compassion and animal welfare, the dairy lobby felt his speech was …

Joaquin Phoenix went straight to a vegan burger joint after the Oscars

The 45-year-old vegan actor stepped out with his fiancee to enjoy vegan burgers and celebrate his momentous first Oscar award. Holding up a card that read: “Choose vegan. It isn’t a fad, it’s the future,” Joaquin Phoenix refused to eat a beef burger from In-N-Out burgers at the Vanity Fair Oscar party consolidating his stance …

Thai Buddhist monks make robes out of plastic to curb ocean pollution

A Buddhist temple in the south of Bangkok has found a creative and sustainable method to curb the growing menace of Thailand’s plastic waste.  Thailand ranks fifth in the highest contributor of plastic to the world’s oceans list, and a temple in the south of Bangkok has launched a campaign to reduce the amount of …

PETA says it made SeaWorld ban its cruel dolphin surfing stunts, park disagrees

Although SeaWorld Entertainment has decided to phase out stunts that involve trainers riding on dolphin’s dorsal fins and snouts, it denies treating dolphins like surfboards or bowing to activist pressure. SeaWorld has been courting controversies ever since a 2013 documentary highlighted the miserable plights of dolphins, seals, sharks and polar bears that were held at …

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