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Slutty Vegan to donate thousands of Impossible burgers to Atlanta’s front-line responders

The vegan eatery has partnered with Impossible Foods to serve Atlanta’s fire stations, police departments, and waste management centers.  Slutty Vegan ATL and Impossible Foods have teamed up to set up an ongoing meal support program for first responders in the Atlanta community. The vegan eatery has already been providing free meals to hospitals and …

Wuhan bans eating, selling and hunting wild animals for the next five years

Wuhan has become the fourth Chinese city to implement a wildlife trade ban in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to latest regulations, Wuhan has completely banned the consumption of wild animals and made wildlife trade illegal for the next five years. Declaring Wuhan “a wildlife sanctuary,” hunting within the city will also be …

Disease breeding, filthy wet markets continue to sell reptiles, bats, and birds despite coronavirus

‘The next deadly pandemic is inevitable as long as markets filled with sick and stressed animals are still open’ Shocking undercover investigations from PETA Asia have revealed that wet markets in China, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia continue to operate in complete disregard to the current corona crisis that has wreaked havoc across …

COVID-19 positive mink ‘likely’ to have infected Dutch farm worker

‘End fur farming in the Netherlands, before one more mink or worker picks up this deadly virus.’ In a letter addressing the parliament, the Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten admitted that a farmer “likely” contracted coronavirus from an infected mink. According to Reuters, Schouten accepted that her office’s initial assessment of humans not getting infected …

Vegan orders shoot beyond 100% in Hong Kong amid COVID -19

Plant-based protein food demand has surged dramatically in Asia as consumers, particularly in Hong Kong and Mainland China prefer to stay away from meat in wake of coronavirus’ impact. In Hong Kong, online food delivery service Deliveroo recorded a year-on-year growth of 104% in vegan food orders with the order volume up by a further …

China will pay farmers to grow plants instead of breeding wild species in COVID-19 crackdown

The Chinese government has launched initiatives to help wildlife farmers transition to alternative sustainable livelihoods. According to plans published last week, farmers of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces will be compensated if they quit breeding exotic animals and switch to growing fruit, vegetables, tea plants, or herbs for traditional Chinese medicine.  The farmers could also opt …

Joaquin Phoenix and 200 others warn of a greater global ecological collapse if urgent actions not implemented to preserve the planet after COVID-19

Robert de Niro, Cate Blanchett and other artists, film makers and thought leaders have joined the actor in urging leaders and citizens to reconsider their value systems before returning to normal life. In a letter titled “No to a Return to Normal,” actor Juliette Binoche with French physicist and philosopher Aurélien Barrau has penned a …

Vegan diet can help prevent pandemics like COVID-19, 300 UK doctors say

‘All of the recent major disease outbreaks have been caused by tampering with animals’ 300 leading doctors of the UK have joined hands with No Meat May, a campaign that urges people to go meatless for 31 days to improve health, end factory farming and save the planet. Last week, physicians and members of the non-profit organization …

Appalling: government approves $72m support for racing industry amid COVID-19 crisis

‘We’re appalled that New Zealanders’ taxes are to be used to prop up a dying, cruel industry’ Greyhounds Protection League of New Zealand, an animal welfare group has called out the government for allocating $72.5 million to the racing industry in Budget 2020 stating that taxpayers’ money should not be used “to fund a degenerate …

Bryan Adams blames ‘bat eating’ and ‘virus-making greedy’ wet markets for coronavirus crisis

“My message to them other than ‘thanks a f**king lot’ is go vegan” Along with sharing a snippet of him singing his 1983 hit “Cuts Like a Knife” on Instagram, the 60- year old singer lashed out at wet market vendors for the ongoing pandemic in an explosive expletive loaded post. Bemoaning the cancellation of …

Alpro to support independent coffee shops with a £325,000 donation amid COVID-19

‘We want to do all we can to alleviate these pressures and help small businesses to get back up and running as quickly as possible’ Dairy-free brand Alpro has launched a support package, which includes free stock worth £125,000 and an additional £200,000 of financial aid to independent coffee shops impacted by the coronavirus lockdown. Successful …

Vegan group donates $100,000 worth of vegan food and supplies to medical workers and the vulnerable across 10 countries

Million Dollar Vegan hopes to not only help the ones in need through donations but also spread awareness on the reasons pandemics plague the human world. Last week, Million Dollar Vegan (MDV) kicked off its ‘Plants ON: Pandemics OFF – Global Prevent & Feed Initiative’ by donating $100,000 of vegan meals to care workers, hospitals …