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Leonardo DiCaprio slams Australian leaders for ‘the world’s worst’ environmental record

Leonardo DiCaprio has slammed leaders in Australia over their environmental record as the bushfire crisis rages.  The actor turned environmentalist is a prominent activist on global warming, and he took to Instagram to demand a ‘radical overhaul’ down under.  DiCaprio reshared a post from Aussie Ark which labelled Australia’s mammal extinction rate as the ‘worst …

Pamela Anderson urges PM Modi to promote veganism

Pamela Anderson has urged the Indian Prime Minister to promote veganism in a bid to fight climate change. TV Star Pamela Anderson posted an open letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to ban animal products from all government meetings and functions. She …

Bakery group Oggs teams up with Macpac for eco-friendly food trays

Oggs has collaborated with packaging designers and manufacturers Macpac to launch 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging. Oggs, a UK based bakery company tasked Macpac to manufacture a range of eco-friendly packaging using food grade recycled PET containing 100% recycled material that was not only 100% biodegradable but also safe for the products throughout their shelf …

Abandoned baby giraffe and dog bond at animal orphanage

An abandoned baby giraffe has found a close buddy in a dog at the Rhino orphanage in South Africa. Jazz the baby giraffe was abandoned soon after birth and would’ve died if not for a farmer that rescued him on November 17. The calf being barely 3 days old was weak and dehydrated and needed …

Dead deer found with 7 kg of plastic waste in its stomach

A 10-year-old wild stag has died in Thailand with over 7 kilograms of plastic bags and other waste in its stomach, say officials. Thailand’s massive plastic pollution has taken yet another animal’s life. After losing a sick baby dugong to an infection caused by pieces of plastic lining her stomach, a deer was found dead …

Nursery catering to 260 children adopts vegan menu to save the children and the planet’s future

Owners of a Chester nursery have decided to adopt a 100% vegan menu in a bid to make their business more sustainable, protect the environment and improve the children’s future. Claire and Stuart Taylor, co-owners of Jigsaw Day Nurseries on Wrexham Road, Chester, have 260 children at its Curzon House and Ash Tree Farm sites. …

More than 1000 koalas die in Australian bushfires

Australian bushfires have destroyed koalas’ natural habitat rendering them ‘functionally extinct,’ claim experts. According to experts’ estimation in May, koalas were already “functionally extinct”-a term used when a population is so numbered that they are considered a threatened species- and with deforestation, bushfires and prolonged droughts plaguing Australia, the fuzzy marsupial species may well be …

Chobani yogurt brand to now sell oat milk

The top-selling Greek yogurt brand Chobani has launched “oat drinks” and “oat blends” to cater to the growing demand for dairy alternatives. After running the largest yogurt facility in the world, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is set to debut an entirely new product range, called Chobani Oat. The company will unveil four oat drinks—plain, vanilla, …

HCC launches £250,000 massive meat campaign as plant-based market soars

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has launched a new multimedia campaign to publicize the sustainability and health benefits of ‘Welsh meat’. The meat organisational body is leaving no stone unturned in promoting how ‘sustainable and healthy’ Welsh meat products are, and has invested heavily having ‘dipped into its financial reserve’ to chalk …

New BBC show investigates impact of meat consumption on the planet

BBC has attempted to show how meat production affects our world in new ‘Meat: A Threat To Our Planet?’ show. The new documentary scheduled to air on November 25 will see presenter Liz Bonnin traveling to corners of the world attempting to unravel the meat industry and its impact on our planet and its resources. …

The Netherlands to introduce tax on animal slaughter

The Dutch animal welfare party has proposed to levy a tax on slaughterhouses in a bid to tackle climate issues. Earlier this month the Dutch Party for the Animals submitted the initiative, which will be further developed by the party’s MP Lammert van Raan, making the Netherlands the first country in the world to effectively …

NYC and LA to ban meat to protect the Amazon

New York City and Los Angeles Council Members have asked companies to stop conducting trade with those responsible for the Amazon wildfires. NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides and Justin Brannan, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, proposed a first-of-its-kind resolution asking municipal and private agencies to end partnership deals with food companies guilty …