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‘Babe’ star James Cromwell superglues hand to Starbucks counter in vegan milk upcharge protest

The protest was a part of PETA’s campaign to get Starbucks to stop charging customers extra for the vegan milks it has agreed are better for the planet. Babe Actor James Cromwell led a dramatic protest as he superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter in Manhattan on Tuesday.  The Midtown Manhattan “glue-in” was part of PETA’s campaign …

Malnourished Alan Carr claims he developed rickets after going vegan

“I’m basically getting rickets because I love animals.” English comedian, broadcaster and writer Alan Carr has revealed he started suffering from rickets after he switched to a vegan diet. The 45-year-old made the claim on a recent episode of his Life’s a Beach podcast. Carr ditched eating meat after buying a farm in Kent. However, …

Stella McCartney to launch “the world’s first-ever commercial luxury bag” made from mushrooms

The vegan Frayme Mylo bag is made from mycelium – an infinitely renewable network of fungal threads – which marks a huge milestone for sustainable fashion. Luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney is all set to commercially launch the world’s first bag made from Mylo, a vegan mushroom leather later this year. The design called the …

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Lewis Hamilton’s Neat Burger

The actor turned environmentalist has joined Neat Burger as a strategic investor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named one of the investors in vegan restaurant chain Neat Burger’s latest investment round. The Lewis Hamilton-backed fast-food company launched a $30 million Series B fundraise with US investors and DiCaprio has joined the group as a strategic investor. …

Lewis Hamilton-backed vegan burger chain expands to the US

Neat Burger’s first US address will be Manhattan in New York City. Vegan food chain Neat Burger is set to open its first US location in Manhattan in New York City this Autumn. The vegan food chain, which is backed by F1 champ Lewis Hamilton, offers plant-based cheese burgers, chicken burgers, hot dogs, tater tots, …

Carl Icahn blasts McDonald’s for giving ‘hollow’ responses to ‘animal welfare violations’

The billionaire activist investor has been pushing the fast-food giant to stop pulling the wool over people’s eyes, and finally deliver on its animal welfare promises. Carl Icahn, a feared investor and animal welfare advocate has called out McDonald’s  leadership for “failing” its investors and misleading the public about its animal welfare practices. The 86-year-old …

Goalkeeper Ben Foster leads ‘not in our nets’ campaign for whales and dolphins dying in UK waters

The campaign is designed to highlight the issue of thousands of marine mammals dying as bycatch in fishing nets each year. Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has thrown his weight behind a campaign calling to prevent the needless deaths of whales dying in fishing nets each year. The ‘Not in our nets’ campaign is part of …

Dame Joanna Lumley faces pushback from angry farmers after warning of ‘animal cruelty’

Lumley, a vegetarian for more than 40 years, said the meat and dairy industries as the “greatest source of animal cruelty on the planet”. Dame Joanna Lumley has received pushback from angry farmers for speaking the truth about animal agriculture. The acclaimed actor delivered a lecture to a packed theatre at the Oxford Literary Festival …

Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ climate book telling ‘the unvarnished truth’

“My hope is that this book might be some kind of go-to source for understanding these different, closely interconnected crises.” Teen activist Greta Thunberg has compiled a climate book, which features 100 leading experts and activists offering a “global overview of how the planet’s many crises connect”. Renowned scientists contributing to the book include Johan …

Paul McCartney urges Starbucks to ditch the vegan milk surcharge for ‘the future of the planet and animal welfare’

“I sincerely hope that for the future of the planet and animal welfare you are able to implement this policy.” British rock legend Paul McCartney is urging Starbucks to ditch its vegan milk surcharge. The world’s largest coffee chain currently offers five plant milks: oat, soya, almond, coconut, and its exclusive Starbucks Original Nut Blend. …

Chelsea footballer Ben Chilwell filmed getting his cheap thrills from animal exploitation

The 25-year-old footballer is under fire after being filmed in a sick tug-of-war challenge with a caged tiger. Ben Chilwell, who was part of England’s squad for last summer’s European Championships, was filmed playing tug of war with a tiger. In the video, Chilwell, along with four other people, is seen heaving a rope with …

Ellie Goulding named WWF ambassador: ‘I want to speak up for our extraordinary planet’

“One thing we know is that every second counts and every second we need to agitate for change. I want to be part of that.” Ellie Goulding has been appointed a WWF ambassador in a bid to ‘speak up for our extraordinary planet’. She joins the wildlife charity as it marks its 15th annual Earth …