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UK’s first fully vegan school kitchen is a huge hit among pupils

The Lady of Sion School in Worthing opened what is believed to be UK’s first 100% Plant-Based Canteen serving black bean and quinoa meatballs in barbecue sauce, veggie fajitas with Mexican rice and meatless feast pizza. A school in West Sussex has received an overwhelming positive response after it adopted an all-vegan menu. In January, …

75% of Brits prefer vegan cars, says new study

A number of companies already offer a variety of plant-based leathers using everything from apples and cactus to pineapple leaves. A new poll has revealed that a majority of UK motorists are keen on buying fully vegan cars. In a research commissioned by the Vegan Society, people were asked about their opinions on vegan cars …

Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers die caught in animal traps

It is estimated that fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild. Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers have died after being caught in traps on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. This is the latest blow for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dropped to about several hundreds. Local authorities found two of the dead …

Dodgy dog breeders fetching £40,000 for ‘Frankenstein puppies’ created in amateur labs

The hybrid breeds are being created in unregulated fertility clinics and experts fear the new breeds will suffer poor health throughout their often-short lives. Greedy dog breeders have been illegally carrying out procedures to create Frankenstein puppies for pedigree dog lovers. According to an investigation by the Sunday Mail, new breeds — like hairless and …

Spanish police seize €29m haul of stuffed endangered animals

The Civil Guard described the collection as the country’s “largest haul of nationally-protected taxidermied animals and one of the largest in Europe”. Spanish police have seized one of the largest hauls of animal taxidermy in Europe, after an industrial warehouse in Bétera, Valencia was found to contain more than 1000 specimens including stuffed rhinos, polar …

Cheltenham festival death toll rises to three, calls renewed to ban ‘the horror show’

‘More deaths are likely to follow, as horses used for racing commonly die of fatal injuries such as broken backs or are killed after sustaining broken legs’, says PETA The death toll at the ongoing Cheltenham festival has reached three. This year, Shallwehaveonemore, Born Patriot and Mindsmadeup have all died in the race week taking …

Portugal bans ‘vegan leather’ term over greater consumer clarity claims

“The simple truth is that this is nothing to do with consumer transparency and protection, and instead just one more desperate attempt by old, flailing industries to continue their cruel and climactically disastrous practices, in the face of growing consumer enlightenment and change.” Portugal has banned the use of the term ‘vegan leather’ and other …

England spinner Mady Villiers went vegan after realizing how ‘selfish really’ it was to eat meat

“I never used to think about the food I was eating. I would never think about the life that it had. It was quite selfish really.” While many people transition to a plant-based diet for their health or the environment, England spinner Mady Villiers says she adopted a plant-based diet for the animals. In a …

After 149 years, Colgate moves to make its 9 billion toothpaste tubes recyclable

Toothpaste giant Colgate is finally going green by relaunching four of its best-selling lines in recyclable tubes. The world’s leading toothpaste brand Colgate is finally launching new recyclable tubes in a bid to become more eco friendly. The multinational consumer goods company has been attempting to improve the environmental impact of its popular toothpaste tubes, …

UK professor claims ‘vegan diet can have severe impacts on pregnant women’

A healthy vegan diet is in fact packed with rich nutrients and energy, evidence shows, debunking the professor’s claims that pregnant women are in danger. A ‘vegan diet can have severe impacts on pregnant women’ – states a new headline that surfaces this week to yet again cast doubt on the benefits of eating vegan. …

Betty White Challenge urges fans to honour late star’s animal rights activism on her 100th birthday

99-year-old Betty White was not just an entertainer; she loved animals and advocated them throughout her life. Betty White, who sadly passed away on 31 December, 2021 left behind a legacy that has touched the hearts of millions – humans and animals included. The 99-year-old actor died less than three weeks away from becoming a …

Meat industry pollution causes 90,000 premature deaths in China annually, new study finds

The study is the first- of-its kind to correlate how changes in diets in China have increased emissions of agricultural ammonia (NH3) from fertilizer and livestock manure and the subsequent impacts it has had on human health. A study has found that nearly 90,000 premature deaths in China occur annually due to pollution caused by …