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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 …

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, …

Greta Thunberg blasted for wearing wool in ‘Vogue’ cover article

The teen climate activist was called a ‘fraud’ for being a vegan and still promoting animal cruelty by wearing wool. Greta Thunberg has come under fire for wearing wool in her latest inaugural cover photoshoot for Vogue Scandinavia. In one of the photos, the 18-year-old, who has become a prominent global voice for climate activism, …

‘Indescribably cruel’ shark fin trade to be banned in the UK

“Our action will not only help boost shark numbers, it will send a clear message that we do not support an industry that is forcing many species to the brink of extinction.” The UK is set to phase out the ‘indescribably cruel’ shark fin trade in a bid to promote marine conservation. The move makes …

Lewis Hamilton blasted for flaunting dog’s vegan diet – while on a private jet

Hamilton’s bulldog Roscoe has been on a vegan diet for the last two years. Lewis Hamilton has come under fire after flaunting his dog’s vegan diet – while sitting on a gas-guzzling private jet. The pro racer turned vegan advocate first announced his bulldog Roscoe was following a ‘fully vegan’ diet last year and described …

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown backs tax on meat consumption

“For a few dollars at the centre of your plate, you can communicate what you’re about,…you can start by just doing something really simple, which is changing the protein at centre of your plate.”  Beyond Meat boss Ethan Brown is in favour of a tax being levied on meat consumption because of its impact on …

Eating red meat increases risk of heart diseases by 18%, mega study says

The Oxford study found a strong association between red and processed meat consumption and increased heart disease risk. Red and processed meat increase the risk of heart disease by nearly one-fifth, a new study has found. The study published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition is one of the largest systematic …

Men emit over 16% more greenhouse gases than women, says new study

Men are found to have a bigger carbon footprint because they are likely to eat more meat and spend more money on cars and transportation. Single men emit over 16% more greenhouse gases than women, a new study has revealed. According to the study, published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, while men and women …