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10 Times Sir David Attenborough was hilarious, inspiring, terrifying and adorable

Natural historian and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is among the most inspirational advocates of environmental protection. Best known for jaw-dropping BBC Documentaries including The Blue Planet, Life and Planet Earth, the UK national treasure is tirelessly fighting for protection to wildlife. But he’s got an unmistakable cheeky edge to him, and has kept us entertained …

French supermarkets sell ‘endangered’ zebra meat

Animal rights activists have condemned French supermarkets amid claims that businesses are selling endangered zebra meat. Many of the largest supermarket chains in France are selling exotic animal meat, including ostrich, zebra, kangaroo and bison. Animal rights charity 30 Million D’amis claimed supermarkets Carrefour, Auchan, Intermarché, Houra and Cora have sold endangered zebra meat in …

Record-breaking numbers go plant-based for Veganuary 2019

More people than ever are going vegan this month after plant-based charity challenge Veganuary saw explosive popularity in the lead-up to 2019. In the last Sunday of 2018 alone the charity saw 14,000 people pledging to go vegan in January 2019, and the company expects to hit 300,000 participants this year. Veganuary has seen numbers …

Greggs launched a vegan sausage roll and meat eaters were angry, so Greggs got sassy

Bakery chain Greggs is finally set to launch its vegan sausage roll this week. The company announced the move on social media by posting a video of the new vegan treat. The plant-based sausage roll will have 96 layers of light and crispy puff pastry, made with vegetable oil, and its own Quorn sausage. The …

Pregnant cow escapes slaughterhouse truck, starts new life, gives birth, is adorable

It seemed like Brianna’s days were numbered as she was crammed onto a truck destined for a slaughterhouse. But she’s now got a chance to live a healthy, happy life after making a miraculous escape. Brianna somehow managed to leap from a height of eight feet from a truck on Route 80 heading to a New …

Outrage as pub bans vegans during boxing day hunt protests

A brewery has suspended an employee at one of its pubs after the venue banned vegans during a Boxing Day Hunt. The Dorset in Lewes, UK, faced outrage over a sign featured on its doors reading ‘due to the hunt today, we regret to inform you that we will not be welcoming saboteurs or vegans …

Activists are driving small slaughterhouses out of business by demanding they meet welfare regulations

Many slaughterhouses are being forced into closure because animal rights activists are relentlessly holding them to account over laws which are designed to protect animal welfare. Activists have been vocally demanding that slaughterhouses meet legal requirements in England to install CCTV cameras, according the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT). Without CCTV, welfare groups argue that animal …

Pharma company AbbVie bans forced swim animal testing in groundbreaking move

Pharma company AbbVie has made a groundbreaking industry move to ban forced swim tests on animals. Forced swimming tests, also known as a behavioural despair test, are used on rodents to assess depression-like symptoms. It involves putting the mice or rats in a glass cylinder filled with water, from which they cannot escape. Abbvie, which …

James Cameron’s Avatar crew are all going vegan

Oscar-winning director and vegan James Cameron and producer Jon Landau are catering 100% vegan food to the crew members of the upcoming Avatar film series. The fully plant-based meals are in line with their values, and aim to reflect the environmental themes of the movie. Landau said: “We’re doing it based on a plant-based initiative …

Huge ‘Go Vegan’ ad campaign featuring giant posters and video messages launched

A massive vegan advertising campaign featuring giant pro-animal posters has been launched across the UK and Ireland. Go Vegan World is running more than 2000 ads during Christmas and New Year that encourage people to consider going vegan to protect the rights of animals. Founder and director Sandra Higgins said: “It is important at the …

What is Jackfruit? Everything you need to know about Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a plant-based meat substitute often used as a vegan alternative to pulled pork. But what is jackfruit? Is it healthy? What does it taste like? How do you cook it? Totally Vegan Buzz brings you the ultimate guide to jackfruit. What is jackfruit? Jackfruit (artocarpus heterophyllus) is also known as fenne, jakfruit, jack, …

Upcoming Brighton vegan restaurant granted alcohol license despite objections

A planned new vegan restaurant in Brighton, UK, has been granted an alcohol license despite objections from residents. Planned restaurant Neighbourhood will open at 95 Gloucester Road will be able to sell alcoholic drinks – within restricted hours of noon-10pm. It falls in a ‘cumulative impact zone’ meaning that Brighton and Hove City Council restricts …