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Costa Rica farmers to stop killing animals after hearing James Aspey speech

Vegan activist James Aspey has inspired farm owners in Costa Rica to go vegan and never slaughter their animals again.  The Australian lecturer gave a speech at a permaculture farm and eco retreat, which was translated into Spanish for the owners. And the married couple who run the farm were so blown away by Aspey’s …

Half of WWE stars in the UK are vegan to achieve ‘Peak Performance’, reigning champ reveals

Half of professional WWE wrestlers in the UK are vegan, one of the industry’s top stars has revealed. Veganism has been in the spotlight from the outset of 2019 in the UK – first due to the huge popularity of Veganuary and then from the ongoing hysteria about the Greggs vegan sausage roll. And today …

Retailer Boohoo exposed for advertising animal products as ‘faux fur’

Fashion retailer Boohoo has been warned by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) after it was caught advertising clothes containing animal products as fake fur. A complaint from Humane Society International (HSI) claimed the pom poms on a women’s jumper sold by Boohoo contained animal fur, yet the company was misleading customers by advertising it as …

Boots launches on-the-go vegan options including plant-based BLT

UK shopping chain Boots has launched three on-the-go vegan meal options to cater for the booming plant-based market. The pharmacy-led shops have introduced a vegan BLT, an all day breakfast vegan sandwich and a vegan buffalo cauliflower salad. Boots UK vitamins expert Parminder Kaur said: “There is no denying that veganism has taken the UK …

Footballer Franck Ribéry slammed after tasteless brag about £1,000 gold-plated steak

Footballer Franck Ribéry has been slammed by animal rights activists after he bragged about buying a £1,000 gold-covered slab of meat. The French footballer caused outrage by posting a video on Instagram of himself rubbing his hands together as a gold-covered steak was sliced up. Ribéry has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning nearly 20 years …

Animal Rights Activists attacked by Pool cue-wielding fox hunting supporters

Animal rights activists were victims of an ‘unprovoked attack’ by pool cue-wielding fox hunting supporters in Sheffield, UK. Police are investigating the incident after activists from the Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs posted footage of pro-hunt supporters blocking them into a pub car park. The car was surrounded by several men and a woman, some of whom …

Butcher’s spray-painted with ‘Meat Is Murder’ after taunting vegans about killing a cow

A butcher’s has been spray-painted with the message ‘Meat is murder’ after it taunted vegans about killing a cow on an advertising board. The pro-vegan slogan sprayed on Bellemere Butcher’s has caused outrage in the small community of Bellmere in Queensland, Australia. Locals believe the message was a response to an ad outside the butchers …

Mark Zuckerberg throws weight behind groundbreaking lab-grown leather company

Mark Zuckerberg has thrown his considerable weight behind vegan biotech business Modern Meadow – a company developing lab-grown cruelty-free leather. The New Jersey-based business is aiming to disrupt the $100 Billion animal leather industry, and has now raised $54m funding since 2014. Modern Meadow’s materials are created with the company’s designed collagen protein, Zoa. According …

Piers Morgan mocked after eating vegan sausage roll and ‘pretending to throw up’

A vegan sausage roll has continued to make Piers Morgan look like a ‘buffoon’ after the presenter pretended to throw up on live television. UK bakery chain Greggs provided Good Morning Britain with the vegan rolls after the presenter voiced his outrage at the launch of the plant-based roll last week. Viewers demanded the presenter …

Former Waitrose food editor who suggested ‘Killing Vegans’ hired by the daily Telegraph

The former Waitrose Food editor who was fired for suggesting ‘killing vegans’ and ‘force feeding them meat’ has landed a job at the Daily Telegraph. William Sitwell was lost his former job after a bizarre response to a pitch from vegan freelance journalist Selene Nelson. He apologised for the exchange, which was enough for the …

Food giants keep trolling Piers Morgan when they release a new vegan product

Following his outrage at the Greggs vegan sausage roll, it’s becoming customary for food businesses to troll Piers Morgan whenever they bring out a new vegan product. It all started with the Good Morning Britain host’s bizarre, but far from unexpected, outburst at UK-based bakery Greggs for launching a vegan version of its sausage roll. …

Marks & Spencer’s massive new vegan range seems to go on forever, and people love it

UK supermarket Marks & Spencer has launched a massive new vegan range, and people are absolutely loving it. Vegans would not be blamed for passing out from shock and joy when they entered the stores at the start of the new year. The shelves are stuffed full of vegan treats, ready meals, snack food, healthy …