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US clothing brand Brooks Brothers bans exotic skins from its products

‘Behind every crocodile or snakeskin item is an animal who experienced a violent, bloody death’ Brooks Brothers has announced that it will no longer sell merchandise made from exotic animal skins such as crocodile, ostrich and lizard. This isn’t the first time the popular men’s clothing brand has adopted ethical and cruelty-free practices. Back in …

Greta Thunberg launches UNICEF’s coronavirus protection campaign

‘Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis’ Climate activist Greta Thunberg has launched a joint global funding campaign with Danish NGO Human Act to support UNICEF´s efforts in protecting young lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. To kickstart the campaign, Thunberg donated the $100,000 prize money she received alongside her Human Act …

Greece to open its first fully vegan hotel in Mykonos this summer

Koukoumi Hotel created to ‘be a peaceful sanctuary for the sophisticated traveler’ will be the first vegan restaurant located in the quaint village of Ano Mera in Mykonos. Koukoumi Hotel is set to be Greece’s first all-vegan hotel. Located in the traditional village of Ano Mera on the island of Mykonos, the hotel is set …

Chicago city council bans horse-drawn carriages starting in 2021

Chicago has decided to ban the archaic and inhumane mode of transportation for good. Last week, Chicago became the latest city to ban horse-drawn carriages. The City Council voted 46-4 to pass the ordinance that will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. Under the new ordinance, no new licenses will be issued and the 10 license-holders …

Iceland’s whale industry shuts down ‘for good’

Iceland’s largest whaling companies have announced that they will not kill any whales this year. One of them has decided to stop whaling completely. IP-Utgerd, one of the two remaining whaling businesses in Iceland has officially ended whale hunting in a move that has come just days after the country announced that all whale hunts …

Margarine maker Flora launches vegan heavy cream made from fava beans

The ‘game changer’ plant-based double cream is said to ‘deliver the same creamy richness as dairy’. Flora that sells under the brand Becel in North America has launched a vegan whipping cream in the UK for professionals of the foodservice industry. Food giant Upfield Professional, which owns Flora has made the 100% plant-based double cream …

UK poll shows 1 in 5 Brits cut down on meat meals amid coronavirus pandemic

More Brits ‘are now seeing these brilliant vegan alternatives as the new normal.’ According to a Vegan Society survey, 1 in 5 Brits have reduced eating meat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the people surveyed, 41% admitted that they reduced meat consumption because their preferred product was unavailable, while 43% simply reduced out of concern …

Olivia Colman helps vegan charity in delivering 100 meals to vulnerable stranded in Covid-19 crisis

‘I salute the volunteer army helping to feed the most vulnerable as part of the Food For London Now appeal’ Olivia Colman recently volunteered to help charity Made in Hackney, who is providing 500 emergency meals per day to people in need during the lockdown. The English actor visited the charity and assisted in preparing …

Trump orders meat plants to stay open exposing workers to COVID-19

Trump’s mandate has come even as meat-processing plants are fast becoming COVID-19 hot spots. In order to avert a possible meat supply shortage, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday forcing meat processing plants to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Bloomberg, the order will cover plants producing pork, chicken and eggs. …

Joaquin Phoenix orders cook-at-home meal kit to support vegan eatery during lockdown

Crossroads Kitchen has started new cook-at-home meal kits in order to keep business running after restaurants shut down following lockdown rules. Last weekend, Oscar winning vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix enjoyed a vegan barbecue meal from Crossroads kitchen. While the LA-based vegan restaurant has closed for dine-in customers, it has started offering plant-based meal kits for …

Michelle Obama and Beyond Meat partner to build a healthier America

Beyond Meat has joined Partnership for a Healthier America- an organization founded by Michelle Obama to make nutritious food options more accessible to all. Michelle Obama’s nonprofit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) has been working towards improving the health of children through diet and exercise for over a decade. To further its efforts, the …

Aussie actress Teresa Palmer goes vegan because she doesn’t ‘want to add to any more suffering in the world’

The Australian actress has ditched meat for the animals and the environment. Teresa Palmer was an on-off vegan for several years, before she decided she wanted to embrace the lifestyle for good. On a podcast for The Grace Tales, the 34-year-old actress revealed that animal welfare and climate change were top contenders in driving her …

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