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Vegan Becomes The First Mountaineer To Summit Everest Using All Vegan Equipment

A vegan mountaineer has become the first person to climb Mount Everest using only animal-free equipment. Animal rights advocate and climber Dean Maher ascended the south side of the world’s largest mountain without the help of traditional feather down jackets and sleeping bags or leather boots. The mountaineer announced his achievement on Instagram: “I’m very …

This ice cream is made with dairy grown in lab – and it sold out immediately

The agri-tech startup Perfect Day have launched an ice cream using 100% lab-grown dairy, which sold out within 24 hours. The product, available in $60 bundles of three flavours – vanilla salted fudge, vanilla blackberry toffee, and milky chocolate – was launched in a limited run of 1,000 pints, sold via the company’s website.  The …

UK Prime Minister to challenge Donald Trump’s ‘reckless approach’ to climate change

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will challenge Donald Trump’s dismissive approach to climate change during his three day visit, Downing Street has revealed. The PM will echo a warning letter written by 250 climate change research academics which outlines the huge global consequences of the US President’s record on global warming. A spokesperson for the …

Global warming is uncovering frozen human corpses on Mount Everest

Global warming has changed temperatures so drastically in Nepal’s mountains that human remains are emerging from the melting snow on Mount Everest. Veteran climbers and guides have reported that finding human bones of fallen climbers has become an expected part of the journey. They’re increasingly discovering skulls, fingers, leg fragments, stray equipment and even entire …

Tiger chained to ground in Thai zoo as tourists queue for selfies in disturbing video

A shocking video displaying a visibly stressed tiger chained to the ground ready for tourists to take cheap selfies with has caused outrage on social media. The video, which was posted on National Geographic’s Instagram page, was reportedly filmed at Thailand’s Phuket Zoo. It shows a tiger pacing in tiny circles around a small platform, …

KFC plans plant-based chicken release in the US

The US president of KFC has revealed how the company has made a dramatic U-turn on its approach to the vegan market in the past six months. The fried chicken company is planning to react to a rapidly growing interest in plant-based meat alternatives as veganism continues to skyrocket. Kevin Hochman told Business Insider: “If …

Campaign battles to outlaw horrific gas chambers in animal shelters across the US

A campaign has been launched in the US to outlaw gas chambers at animal shelters – which activists say cause extreme suffering at the end of unwanted cats and dogs’ lives. Campaigners have slammed the practice, which is almost universally condemned, and explained that animals subjected to gas chambers suffocate in agony for up to …

Farm where pigs had tumours the size of volleyballs avoids prosecution

A ‘dungeon-like’ hog farm where pigs had tumours the size of volleyballs has avoided prosecution despite an investigation by animal rights activists. Campaigners released disturbing footage and claimed it was filmed at a farm in Abbotsford, British Colombia, Canada, but authorities said there is not enough evidence to link the video to the farm. 200 …

Another famous blogger ditches veganism and claims the diet brought on early menopause

Famous vegan blogger Virpi Mikkonen made a living from creating beautiful and delicious plant-based meals and sharing recipes on her Instagram page – which has amassed more than 165k followers. But she’s joined a list of high-profile vegan influencers who have ditched the diet and blamed it for health issues. Virpi has explained that she …

Botswana lifts 5-year elephant hunting ban

A ban on elephant hunting has been reversed by Botswana’s government, sparking outrage from conservation groups The five-year ban was seen as key in suppressing the ivory trade, as Botswana has the most elephants of any African country – between 120,000 and 130,000. Africa’s elephant numbers have dwindled in recent years due to poaching – …

Next UK Prime Minister favourite Boris Johnson is ‘trying out’ a vegan diet

The bookies’ favourite to be the next UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying out a vegan diet, according to reports. The Conservative MP has been touted as a potential PM for years, and is now odds-on to be Teresa May’s successor in the buildup to the leadership race. According to reports in the Daily …