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US marines ditch crude animal killing ‘Gold Cobra’ drills following activist pressure

The gruesome military exercise marketed as ‘a food procurement drill’  involved killing chickens with bare hands, eating live scorpions, gutting live geckos, and beheading snakes and drinking their blood. This year, the United States Marine Corps stopped a four-decade-old barbaric practice used in survival training drills following years of pressure from animal rights advocates. A …

Vegan meat giant calls on UK prime minister Boris Johnson to support a plant-based diet for us and the planet

“The refusal to mention the importance of diet in climate action plans …is extremely harmful for both humanity and the planet.” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being urged to make plant-based diets part of climate policy. The politician has received a letter from Spanish brand Heura – the fastest-growing vegan meat company in Europe. …

Holland & Barrett launches limited edition vegan beauty bundle worth £134 for just £40

“Every product is new to H&B and we can’t think of a better way … It’s kind on your pocket and kind on the planet too!” Holland & Barrett has launched a vegan  ‘Skincare Beauty Box’ filled with cruelty-free products to pamper your skin. The limited-edition box includes 10 carefully handpicked products recommended by the …

‘Indescribably cruel’ shark fin trade to be banned in the UK

“Our action will not only help boost shark numbers, it will send a clear message that we do not support an industry that is forcing many species to the brink of extinction.” The UK is set to phase out the ‘indescribably cruel’ shark fin trade in a bid to promote marine conservation. The move makes …

Scientists honour Sir David Attenborough by naming 49-million-year-old ‘beautiful beetle’ fossil after him

“This fossil, unique in its preservation and beauty, is an apt specimen to honour such a great man.” Sir David Attenborough has been honoured in the naming of a new beetle species believed to have lived 49 million years ago. A fossil species of frog-legged beetle is now, officially called “Attenborough’s Beauty” or Pulchritudo attenboroughi. …

Turkeys beaten and tortured at ‘humane’ farms supplying supermarket giants, footage reveals

Investigations took place on 10 different Plainville Farms supplying turkeys to Whole Foods, Publix, and Harris Teeter. An undercover investigation led by vegan charity PETA has exposed the ‘abject cruelty’ at farms that supply ‘humanely-raised’ turkeys to retailers like Whole Foods, Publix, and Harris Teeter. Workers were videotaped stomping, kicking, and punching birds by a …

Miyoko’s Creamery wins legal battle to use ‘dairy’ labels on vegan products

“Food is ever-evolving, and so too, should language to reflect how people actually use speech to describe the foods they eat.” Miyoko’s Creamery has won a year-long lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) after the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favour of the plant-based dairy …

Fury as viral video shows fishermen pinning down shark to use its teeth to open can of beer

One of the fishermen said the group was having “just a bit of fun”. Three fishermen have come under fire for posting a video of them pinning down a shark and using its teeth to open a can of beer. The clip was originally uploaded to TikToker Wyatt Dallison’s OutdoorChaos account, which has a following …

Lewis Hamilton blasted for flaunting dog’s vegan diet – while on a private jet

Hamilton’s bulldog Roscoe has been on a vegan diet for the last two years. Lewis Hamilton has come under fire after flaunting his dog’s vegan diet – while sitting on a gas-guzzling private jet. The pro racer turned vegan advocate first announced his bulldog Roscoe was following a ‘fully vegan’ diet last year and described …

Cheese brand GOOD PLANeT launches first-to-market vegan cheese wedges

The ‘snackable’ vegan cheese wedges come in three varieties: Original, Pepper Jack, and Smoked Gouda. This week, Good Planet Foods – maker of premium plant-based, allergen-free cheeses – launched new ‘snackable’ cheese wedges. The triangles, which are free from tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, soy and lactose, are made using coconut oil and chickpea proteins. They …

Post Malone invests in plant-based burger company in $2.3 million funding round

Post Malone is among three other investors in Actual Veggie’s latest seeding round. The company has now raised $2.8 million USD in funding since its launch last year. Post Malone has been named one of the investors in plant-based burger company Actual Veggies’ latest investment round.  The New York City-based startup, which launched in March …