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Rapper Digga D blasted for animal cruelty after orangutan video surfaces

“This is absolute stupidity and cruelty against this animal, endured at the expense of idiotic individuals.” Controversial rapper Digga D has been blasted on social media – and accused of ‘animal cruelty’ – after he posted a video of himself playing with an orangutan “locked up” in a car. Shocking footage shared on Instagram page …

Billie Eilish wins ‘Person Of The Year’ Award for her animal advocacy

Eilish ‘seizes every opportunity to point out that vegan fashion and foods are kinder to the animals and the planet we share with them,’ said the charity. Popstar Billie Eilish has been named ‘Person Of The Year 2021’ by PETA. At the age of 19, the musician is the youngest-ever winner of the award. According …

Former Baywatch Star Donna D’Errico reveals why she went vegan

“There were happy benefits, like clearer skin, better digestion, better sleep – but that’s not why I do it…I do it for the animals.” Former Baywatch cast member Donna D’Errico has revealed why she went vegan eight years ago and the benefits she has reaped over the years. The most evident of which is her …

Vegan charity’s Urban Outfitters’ parody sparks outrage

PETA’s latest campaign is taking a shot at clothing companies that use animals for their products. A vegan charity has sparked outrage after it launched a fake online shop to sell goods made from “genuine human leather.” The shop called “Urban Outraged” includes everything from jackets to belts, and loafers to dresses, with each article …

Chris Packham slams COP26’s ’embarrassing’ treatment of the planet

Vegan environmentalist Chris Packham has spoken out about COP26’s failure to make meaningful commitments to save the earth. Chris Packham has slammed the ‘embarrassing treatment’ of planet Earth at this year’s Glasgow climate summit. The wildlife presenter and conservationist made the comments at The Vegan Society’s COP26 fringe event. He headlined the event at Glasgow’s …

Louis Vuitton just dropped its first ‘eco-designed vegan sneaker’ made from corn

The luxury fashion brand has ditched leather to craft a sustainable sneaker from 90% recycled and bio-sourced materials. Louis Vuitton has launched its first “eco-designed sneaker” made with corn. The move marks the French luxurious brand’s foray into the sustainable vegan footwear market. The brand’s new Charlie sneaker is a unisex design that’s crafted from …

UK government wants vegan alternatives to replace foie gras

The UK government hopes to show that high-profile chefs can make plant-based “faux gras” options to fill the consequent gap in the market after the upcoming UK import ban becomes law. The UK government has called on vegan chefs to create plant-based “faux gras” options The move comes after members of Parliament for the UK …

THAT’S RIGHT: 1 In 3 Brits now drink plant-based milk

“The plant-based trend continues to gain momentum in the UK, fuelled by environmental and health considerations.” A growing number of Brits are ditching dairy and switching over to plant-based milk options. According to Mintel, one in three Brits are now consuming non-dairy alternatives  – a record high. The global market research company polled 2,000 people aged …

1428 dolphins killed in an illegal hunt

The scale of the hunt is being described as possibly the largest single hunt of cetaceans ever recorded worldwide. On 12 September, a super-pod of 1428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were ambushed and slaughtered as part of an illegal hunt, international marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd reported. According to the non-profit, the scale of the hunt is …

BREAKING: MPS unite to push for UK ban of fur imports

“It’s now time that we end the double-standard of having a ban on fur farming, whilst importing the same cruelty from overseas.” A coalition of MPs is calling on the government to ban the sale and import of real animal fur in Britain. Conservative MP Christian Wakeford led the debate on UK’s fur trade on …

Dolphins save stranded swimmer’s life by alerting rescue crew staff

A pod of dolphins helped rescue a lost swimmer who had been stranded for 12 hours in the sea near Castlegregory in County Kerry. A swimmer would have nearly died if it was not for a few helpful dolphins that saved him from drowning. Last month, an unnamed man, who was trying to swim out …

51% of Brits willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, new survey finds

Respondents cited health, animal welfare, and environmental concerns as primary motivations for reducing their meat consumption. More than half of Brits are willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, according to research by  Appinio. The research platform surveyed 1000 British adults of which 69% identified themselves as omnivores. 11.4% said they were flexitarian, 8.7% vegetarian, …