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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 …

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen rescues sea turtle tangled in a fishing net

“Today I was reminded that we must become more aware of our ways as a species and help protect all animals, it’s our choice.” Supermodel and well-known animal rights activist Gisele Bündchen has rescued a turtle stranded on the beach. The 41-year-old businesswoman found the turtle in a pile of ocean trash that had washed …

US branded world’s worst plastic polluter in new report

“Plastic waste is an environmental and social crisis that the US needs to affirmatively address from source to sea.” The United States of America has been named the biggest plastic polluter globally in a new report submitted to the federal government. According to the congressionally mandated report published in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, …

1 in 5 Brits to eat meat-free meals this Christmas

A majority of the respondents eating plant-based for Christmas made the switch within the past four years. An impressive 20% of Brits are planning to ditch meat this Christmas, according to a survey. Food delivery platform Deliveroo, which commissioned a survey of 2,000 adults also found that the majority (58%) eating plant-based for Christmas made …

Breaking: ELLE drops fur from magazines worldwide

“The world has changed and the end of the use of fur is aligned with the course of History.” One of the world’s most influential fashion magazines ELLE has announced that it will ban fur content across all of its pages. The move makes it the first publication to make a global fur-free commitment. The …

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 …

Poisonous turtle meat kills 7 people in Zanzibar

Turtle meat is a common delicacy in Tanzania’s islands. Seven people have died and around 38 hospitalized after eating poisonous turtle meat on Tanzania’s Pemba island, Zanzibar. The casualties include a three-year-old child. Turtle meat is regularly eaten in Tanzania’s islands and coastal areas, however the meat in question turned toxic because of a process …

Vegan charity launches first-ever TV ad targeting animal lovers eating meat

View the advert to see what happens when a piglet is delivered to a couple’s doorstep with a butcher’s knife. Vegan animal welfare charity Viva! has launched its first-ever TV advert to encourage people to make the connection between the animals they choose to keep as companions and the ones that adorn their plates. The …

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 …

Pringles receives heavy backlash after iconic crisps no longer suitable for vegans

Several vegans have pledged to boycott the brand after it added milk to some of its flavours. Pringles is receiving heavy criticism after changing the product formulation for some of its flavours This move now makes some of the crisps such as Original, Paprika, Smokey Bacon, Sweet Chilli, and Texas BBQ Sauce unsuitable for vegans.  …

‘Nothing about wool is sustainable’ – report debunks the fabric’s eco-friendly myth

According to the report, the average climate cost of sheep’s wool is 3 times greater than acrylic and more than 5 times greater than conventionally grown cotton.  Wool production plays a key role in biodiversity loss and climate change, a new report reveals. Titled Shear Destruction: Wool, Fashion and the Biodiversity Crisis, the study shows …