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Why Is Everyone So Angry About The Vegan Protest In A Brighton Waitrose?

Vegans activists have faced an intense backlash following an anti-meat protest held in a Brighton Waitrose. But why are people so angry? This week activists from Direct Action Everywhere stood beside the meat aisle in the supermarket on Western Road. They read out provocative statements such as ‘you can’t shop in peace when you are …

Imperfect Avocado vegan ice-cream to launch in Australia

Vegan ice-cream brand Gelavo is to debut in Australia next week with a flavour made with avocados. The business will use blemished and imperfect avocados to make a dairy-free ice cream. Business partners and food technologists Andrew Tilley and Anthea Rodoreda developed the idea three years ago as part of their studies at Curtin University. …

Petition: Activists fight US bill which allows 1000 sea lions to be slaughtered each year

A petition has been launched to fight new U.S. Government legislation which activists say will allow the slaughter of 1000 sea lions a year. In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, giving certain state governments and tribes the right to kill up to 100 sea lions at a time. Campaigners consoled themselves …

These 20+ unbearably cute animals wearing Christmas hats should stop anyone eating meat this Christmas

Let’s set a familiar Christmas scene. You’re sat at the dinner table, about to tuck into a delicious vegan spread, when a family member pipes up… “You’re vegan? That must be soooo HARD! Are you not jealous of these delicious pigs in blankets? I could never be vegan.” Well you know what makes it pretty …

Review: Ben & Jerry’s launches coconutty new vegan flavour in the UK

Ben & Jerry’s is set to launch new vegan ice cream flavour Coconutterly Caramel’d in the UK in January. The new coconut-flavoured dessert features caramel and cookie swirls and chocolatey pieces. Review Totally Vegan Buzz reporter Samhita Foria, who was at the launch in Brighton, described the new product: “The subtle yet present coconut is …

Young cows have similar emotions to human children, research finds

New research has revealed that young cows have striking emotional similarities with children. Research from the University of British Columbia found that, similar to human children, calves can be naturally optimistic or pessimistic – which impacts how they cope with stress. During the study, calves categorised as pessimistic by personality tests were far more likely to …

Cruelty-Free beauty brand Aveda continues global expansion with Indian launch

Leading cruelty-free beauty brand Aveda has continued its global expansion with a debut on the Indian market. The US-based cosmetics company uses Indian Ayurvedic principles – utilising plants and herbs in its beauty products. Cindy Angerhofer, executive director of Botanical Research for Aveda, told Vogue: “We honour the traditional practices and uses of Ayurvedic herbs, …

Which supermarket has the best vegan Christmas dinner selection for 2018?

As Christmas draws closer, vegans will be searching the high street for the best festive offers in town. But which supermarket has the best plant-based holiday feast? Supermarkets have once again upped their vegan game for 2018 – expanding their offer to cater for an exploding market. Long gone are the days when vegans were resigned …

Morrisons launches vegan ‘Pigs In Blankets’ just in time for Christmas

Supermarket chain Morrisons has launched vegan pigs in blankets just in time for Christmas. Vegans can enjoy the plant-based twist on the classic meaty festive food, with the vegan version named ‘Veggies in Blankets’. The sausages are made from tomato, potato, mushroom and basil, and wrapped in an aubergine ‘blanket’. The Veggies in Blankets are …

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance labels bear shows ‘Torture’ in heartfelt video plea

Oscar winner Mark Rylance has made a heartfelt plea to tourists, urging them to stay away from bear shows. The Bridge of Spies actor labelled the practice ‘torture’ in a new PETA video which displays how travelling shows ‘torment bears, from chaining and muzzling them to preventing them from digging, roaming and hibernating’. “Wherever you …

Vegan musician Moby makes heartfelt plea to meat-eaters this Christmas

Iconic vegan musician Moby has taken to Instagram to urge his followers to think of the animals this Christmas. In an Instagram story, he revealed: “All I want for Christmas is you to be one less person hurting animals.” Besides the graphic featuring a Christmas tree, he wrote: “If you love animals, please don’t do …

Remains of 19,000 animals to be discarded by meat industry following salmonella outbreak

The dead bodies of 9,000 cows and 10,000 turkeys will be discarded by the meat industry after raw products tainted with salmonella were recalled. More than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc had to be returned, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service revealed on Tuesday. And …