Coronavirus – Totally Vegan Buzz

Eating vegan leads to weight loss, glowing skin, and increased libido, study says

The study found that nearly half of the respondents went vegan for their health. More than one in 10 adults said COVID-19 made the lifestyle ‘more appealing’. A new study has found that going vegan leads to multiple benefits – the most attractive of them being ‘weight loss, glowing skin, and increased libido’. These findings …

Tesco reports record vegan Christmas sales as COVID boosts interest in sustainability

“The increased interest in plant-based and vegan products, and the company’s success in reducing plastic, reveals just how important sustainability is to contemporary grocery retailing in the UK.” Tesco has reported having a “record” vegan Christmas as sales of the retailer’s largest-ever Plant Chef range spiked by more than 90%. The data comes after the …

Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored despite the pandemic showing ‘we cannot make it without science’

“We are not listening to climate scientists, we’re not listening to scientists who work on biodiversity and that, of course, needs to change.” Greta Thunberg has accused the world of not paying attention to the climate crisis despite the pandemic showing the importance of listening to science. She states that nations are listening to ‘one …

Veganuary on course for biggest year as COVID fuels vegan surge

“Being vegan is a great way to support the natural world and to live sustainably.” Veganuary- the world’s foremost and biggest month-long pledge to adopt a vegan lifestyle, is predicted to witness its best year next month, with a record number of consumers opting for plant-based foods following greater concern about health and the environment. …

Boxing Day hunts go ahead despite stringent COVID restrictions in the UK

Labour party slammed the government saying the exemption proved ” it’s one rule for the Conservatives and their mates, another for everybody else.” Many Boxing Day hunts were organized across the UK even as millions were forced to spend the Christmas period alone – especially in Tier 4 areas. Pro-hunting group Countryside Alliance said that …

Fashion labels turn to fox fur as mink supply dwindles post COVID-19 cull

“People will also be looking at other types of fur. Fox has been very popular for trimmings, in parkas for example. Wild fur is also becoming more popular, as is chinchilla.” After Denmark decided to kill 17 million farmed mink following virus outbreaks at hundreds of farms, premier fashion labels from Louis Vuitton to Fendi …

Four lions in Spanish zoo test positive for coronavirus

The Barcelona zoo is now the second zoo where large felines have contracted coronavirus following the Bronx Zoo in New York, where four tigers and three lions tested positive for COVID-19 in April. Veterinary authorities of Barcelona zoo have revealed that four lions have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the zoo, three females named …

World’s largest fur auction house to close down following covid-19 initiated mass mink cull

Kopenhagen Fur has announced plans to completely liquidate business in two to three years following a recent Danish government order for a mass mink cull. The world’s largest auction house for fur has announced it will close down in 2023. 90-year-old Kopenhagen Fur made the announcement after the Danish government ordered a widespread cull of …

Whales and other marine mammals susceptible to COVID-19 through wastewater, new study reveals

“If there was steady effluent leaking into a waterway, that live virus could build up along coastlines to a level high enough to potentially infect a marine mammal.” This week, a new study – published in the journal Science of the Total Environment- has revealed that the novel coronavirus could be spread to whales and …

17m mink to be culled in Denmark after coronavirus mutation spreads to people

“The mutated virus carries the risk that a future vaccine will not work as it should.” Denmark has decided to cull its entire population of up to 17m mink after a mutation of the coronavirus found in the animals spread to people. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who made the announcement on Wednesday, cited a government …

Leonardo DiCaprio urges 47M followers to support the ‘Preventing Future Pandemics’ bill

The actor has regularly spoken out on pressing environmental issues. Movie star and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has called on his followers to support the “Preventing Future Pandemics Act,”  Urging his 46-million-plus Instagram followers, the Academy Award-winning actor wrote: “If you care about preventing the next pandemic, please ask your Senator to cosponsor Senate Bill S. …

California chicken plant shuts down after 8 employees die and over 400 test positive for COVID-19

‘If we’re going to keep food on our tables during this pandemic, we must do a better job of protecting the essential workers…’ On September 1, Foster Farms temporarily closed its main poultry processing plant in Livingston, Calif. after nearly 400 workers tested positive for coronavirus and eight lost their lives. The move followed after …