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Bryan Adams, Robert Bateman, William Shatner and other notable artists call for a ban on elephant ivory trade in Canada

“Canada is at a crossroads and the actions we take now to protect African elephants will be remembered for generations to come.” A slew of celebrities, artists and scientists are urging the Canadian government to ban the elephant ivory trade. According to scientists, the African elephant population, which is currently listed as critically endangered/endangered by …

Vegan ultrarunner won ‘world’s toughest footrace’ for the second time

Vegan runner Harvey Lewis has won the 135-mile Badwater endurance race in under 26 hours and 100°F heat.  Vegan athlete Harvey Lewis has just won the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon – the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. He won the event for the second time. He’d previously won in 2014, …

‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John goes plant-based to improve health following cancer relapse

The 72-year-old British-Australian actress has also launched a fund to support research on cancer treatment using plant-based medicine. Grease star Olivia Newton-John has adopted a plant-based diet to improve her health following her breast cancer diagnosis. The 72- year-old star has been battling cancer since 1992 when she was first diagnosed with the disease. She …

Footwear brand Crocs pledges to go vegan to hit net zero by 2030

The brand plans to go 100% vegan and will also minimize packaging, manage resources responsibly, and explore innovative afterlife product solutions as it commits to becoming a net-zero company by 2030. Crocs, Inc. has announced plans to go 100% vegan as a commitment to becoming a net-zero company by 2030. The global casual footwear company …

Thousands of baby flamingos die as climate change causes devastating drought

Lake Tuz- one of the largest natural breeding colonies for birds in the world – now resembles a desert. A severe drought has killed thousands of baby flamingos at Lake Tuz – Turkey’s second-largest lake.  The two-week-long drought is a direct consequence of climate change and agricultural irrigation methods, environmentalists claim. It has transformed the …

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 …

Impossible Foods to launch new vegan chicken nuggets this fall

The nuggets are made from texturized soy and sunflower oil and will take on Beyond Meat’s recently launched chicken tenders. Impossible Foods has announced it will launch plant-based chicken nuggets this fall. The US plant-based meat producer’s first vegan chicken product will be coming first to the restaurants before heading to supermarkets and schools. However, …

YouTube star Logan Paul blasted for ‘pseudo-bullfight’ video

PETA called Logan a ‘vile little wannabe celebrity’ and said: “No decent person in the world would follow any example that he sets.” American YouTuber Logan Paul has come under fire after he posted a video that shows him involved in a ‘pseudo-bullfight’.  In the video, Logan is seeing jumping right over as a baby …

Vegan dairy brand creates the world’s first potato-based plant milk

The new, patented, award-winning, potato-based dairy alternative is ‘deliciously creamy, perfectly foamy, super–sustainable, versatile’, and available in three flavours. Vegan dairy brand DUG, created by Veg of Lund, has launched what it describes as the world’s first-ever plant-based milk made from potatoes. The Swedish-based food innovator developed its latest milk alternative with Professor Eva Tornberg …

Long John Silver’s partners with Good Catch to put first vegan fish items on menu

“Plant-based products on our menu is a way to open our doors to a wider customer base who want to experience tasty seafood products in a more sustainable way.”  This week, Long John Silver’s, America’s largest quick-service seafood chain, has launched its first plant-based seafood options in partnership with plant-based seafood brand Good Catch. The …

Tokyo urged to stop hunting whales ahead of upcoming ‘green’ summer Olympics

“Beyond the podiums made of recycled mobile phones, we find a nation flying in the face of world opinion in its grim persistence to maintain cruel and outdated commercial whaling.”  Tokyo is being urged to stop commercial whaling as it gears up to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics this week. The Japanese government has said …

Moby to release vegan cookbook with all proceeds going to rescue animals

The musician, writer, and animal rights activist’s new vegan cookbook boasts of  125 delicious plant-based recipes to  “wow even the hardest-to-please meat lovers”. Vegan icon Moby – a passionate animal rights advocate – is set to release a new vegan cookbook. The Little Pine cookbook named after Moby’s former restaurant will debut on 7 September. …