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Amazon’s vegan cooking show wins two prestigious Taste Awards

Vegan cooking show New Day New Chef won two Taste Awards, including ‘Best Series Pilot’ and ‘Best Filmed at Home Episodes or Film’. A vegan show has won two honors at the 12th Annual Taste Awards held virtually. The annual Taste Awards (aka the TASTY Awards) are also known as the ‘Oscars’ of food, fashion, …

Vegan student wins case against college that said ‘study unit on farming or fail’

Fiji Willetts said the one-year animal management course was only advertised as ‘great for people who love animals’ and are ‘passionate about conservation’. A Bristol-based vegan student has won a discrimination case against her college after she was told that a unit on farming was mandatory and opting out would result in an ‘automatic fail’. …

Alicia Silverstone slams Starbucks again over vegan milk surcharge

“How can a company that has voiced a commitment to sustainability be so hesitant to make a simple change for the betterment of our planet?” Vegan actress and animal advocate Alicia Silverstone is back demanding Starbucks ditches its vegan milk surcharge The coffee giant offers a range of plant-based milks including oat milk, soy milk, …

Plant-powered mum calls for vegan options in schools across the UK

“More than one in a hundred people in the UK are now vegan, and the proportion is growing every year. It’s time our schools catch up and make sure all their pupils feel safe, welcome, and valued.” A vegan pupil’s mother has been campaigning to add vegan options to school menus across the UK. According …

‘Harry Potter’ star Evanna Lynch joins lawsuit to protect owls from deadly experiments

“There is overwhelming evidence that the results of most experiments on animals can’t be applied to humans. There can be no ethical justification for this grotesque cruelty.” Harry Potter actor Evanna Lynch is challenging a federal law that allows fatal brain experiments on owls. Johns Hopkins University (JHU) experimenter Shreesh Mysore is conducting these experiments …

Saks Fifth Avenue to ditch fur to match ‘customer preferences and societal shifts’

“Trends constantly evolve and the sale of fur remains a significant social issue. As such, eliminating it from our assortment is the right step for us to take at this time.”  This week, Saks Fifth Avenue announced it will stop selling fur and all animal-fur clothes and accessories will be off its shelves by 2023. …

Hong Kong grocery store pledges to stop selling fish post Seaspiracy

“Every tiny step counts to make the world a better place. Stop crying over the planet, let’s take this step forward to ocean conservation together!” Netflix’s new documentary Seaspiracy has caused a Hong Kong-based zero-waste grocery chain to stop selling fish. Grocery chain Slowood with outlets in Kennedy Town, Sha Tin, and Discovery Bay, sells …

Joaquin Phoenix joins Billie Eilish in celebrating Support + Feed anniversary by handing out plant-based burgers to homeless youth

“At a time when most people were worried about their own health and security, Maggie dreamed up and implemented a plan to get nourishing food to people who needed it most.” This week, Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Billie Eilish helped distribute Monty’s Good Burger plant-based meals to homeless youth in Los Angeles. The food …

Maryland to become latest US State to ban animal-tested cosmetics as cruelty-free demand soars

“The world is moving away from cosmetics testing, with 40 nations having passed laws to end or limit cosmetic animal testing. We urge lawmakers to move swiftly and end the cruelty for good.” Maryland is set to become the 5th US state to ban animal-tested cosmetics amid growing demand for cruelty-free products. Lawmakers unanimously voted to pass …

Ricky Gervais and Zac Efron to star in Save Ralph – a film to end animal testing

The upcoming animated short film that spotlights the issue of animal testing is produced by Humane Society International (HSI) and written and directed by Spencer Susser. Ricky Gervais and Zac Efron are starring in a short-animated film – Save Ralph – that demands an end to animal testing. Written and directed by vegan filmmaker Spencer …

Seaspiracy leaves viewers ‘crying their eyes out’ and vowing to never eat fish again

Seaspiracy is already among Netflix’s top 10 most popular films and TV shows in several countries worldwide. Netflix’s new docu-film Seaspiracy has shocked viewers and left many ‘crying their eyes out’ after witnessing gory scenes of brutal dolphin and whale slaughter. The eye-opening documentary produced by Cowspiracy‘s Kip Andersen, and directed by filmmaker Ali Tabrizi …

Plant-based café charges customers 10p extra for ordering drinks with cow’s milk

“I wanted to start challenging dairy drinkers without completely cutting them off. It’s not about the cost in any way, it’s about the choice.” A Worcestershire based café has caused a stir for charging dairy drinkers extra to have cow’s milk, reports the Daily Mail. Dairy milk at Abbey Road Coffee costs 10p extra compared …