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TikToker mom blasted for feeding her baby vegan diet

Despite growing evidence about the health benefits of going vegans, some shy away from the idea of because “they are uneducated and [have] ill-informed opinions.” A TikToker has come under fire for wanting to raise her baby on a vegan diet. It all started after user Tasj Rose posted a video of herself with her …

Surgeons now transplant pig heart into a human for the first time – ‘unethical, dangerous’ campaigners argue

PETA says “the risk of transmitting unknown viruses along with the animal organ are real and, in the time of a pandemic, should be enough to end these studies forever.” US surgeons have now managed to transplant a genetically modified pig heart into a human as a last-ditch effort to save the patient’s life. This …

Butcher puts up ‘nonsense’ pro-meat sign which calls to end ‘violence against innocent plants’

The butcher said: “We are surrounded with people telling us to go vegan and vegetarian, yet my business is a Butchers. We sell meat and I’m promoting my business.” Edinburgh vegans have slammed a family butchers for an ‘ignorant’ sign it put up to call on locals to eat more meat. The ‘nonsense’ chalkboard sign …

Betty White Challenge urges fans to honour late star’s animal rights activism on her 100th birthday

99-year-old Betty White was not just an entertainer; she loved animals and advocated them throughout her life. Betty White, who sadly passed away on 31 December, 2021 left behind a legacy that has touched the hearts of millions – humans and animals included. The 99-year-old actor died less than three weeks away from becoming a …

Scientists name new tree after Leonardo DiCaprio to honour environmental work

The actor turned environmental activist took to social media to call on his followers to support the anti Ebo Forest logging campaign Leonardo DiCaprio is being honored by having a recently-discovered tree species being named after him. This week, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, London named a tree species discovered in Africa’s …

Shoppers ditch red meat after climate receipts added to weekly orders

Climate receipts have supported an already growing trend, “one in every five burgers sold is now vegetarian and the popularity of vegetarian meals generally has grown.” A Norwegian online grocer has reported that orders for red meat and other carbon intensive products have fallen since it introduced climate receipts last January. Oda, a startup based …

Climate change induced heat wave raises ‘major concerns’ after hundreds of penguins die

“Losing large numbers of adults from a single event like this, that’s a major concern.” Climate change is having far-reaching consequences not just for humans, but for wildlife and ecosystems, a new report has shown. According to a study conducted by the University of Washington (UW) and published in the journal Ornithological Applications, a massive …

Veganuary hits two million participants since launching in 2014

Veganuary participants have “saved carbon emissions equivalent to 2.4m flights from London to Paris, and spared 6.7m animals from a lifetime of suffering,”⁠ the charity says. This year, global campaign Veganuary – the 31-day pledge to go vegan for January – is celebrating ‘a huge milestone’ with two million people officially signing up since its …

KFC to launch Beyond Vegan Fried Chicken at more than 4,000 outlets

The fast-food giant is launching the vegan fried chicken nationwide following successful trials at various locations over the last couple of years. KFC has announced it is launching Beyond vegan chicken at its 4,000 US locations beginning 10 January. The move comes after the fast-food giant started testing Beyond’s plant-based chicken in August 2019 in …

Burger King to launch vegan ‘chicken’ nuggets – is first UK fast-food chain to do so

The new item comes just in time for Veganuary and in response to a growing demand for meat-free products with no animal protein in the UK. Burger King has upped its meat-less options once again. This time it has introduced vegan “chicken” nuggets to its menu in the UK after teaming up with the Vegetarian …

Costa Coffee and Caffè Nero unveil tantalizing Veganuary 2022 menus

Veganuary 2022 has officially kicked off and once again, big brands are endorsing the movement in the new year. The 31-day challenge to go vegan for January has attracted the likes of several food-chains including Subway, Papa John’s, and Starbucks all of which have spruced up their menus with tantalizing vegan options. Joining the milieu …

Now deer in several US states test positive for coronavirus: ‘unsettling’ scientists say

The new findings are alarming and highlight the ‘grave’ fact that deer are capable of becoming new hosts for COVID. Not only could this easily infect other wildlife species, but also, more worryingly, it could spill back to humans. According to recent studies, humans have infected the free- range wild deer with Covid-19 in a …