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Louis Vuitton just dropped its first ‘eco-designed vegan sneaker’ made from corn

The luxury fashion brand has ditched leather to craft a sustainable sneaker from 90% recycled and bio-sourced materials. Louis Vuitton has launched its first “eco-designed sneaker” made with corn. The move marks the French luxurious brand’s foray into the sustainable vegan footwear market. The brand’s new Charlie sneaker is a unisex design that’s crafted from …

UK government wants vegan alternatives to replace foie gras

The UK government hopes to show that high-profile chefs can make plant-based “faux gras” options to fill the consequent gap in the market after the upcoming UK import ban becomes law. The UK government has called on vegan chefs to create plant-based “faux gras” options The move comes after members of Parliament for the UK …

THAT’S RIGHT: 1 In 3 Brits now drink plant-based milk

“The plant-based trend continues to gain momentum in the UK, fuelled by environmental and health considerations.” A growing number of Brits are ditching dairy and switching over to plant-based milk options. According to Mintel, one in three Brits are now consuming non-dairy alternatives  – a record high. The global market research company polled 2,000 people aged …

1428 dolphins killed in an illegal hunt

The scale of the hunt is being described as possibly the largest single hunt of cetaceans ever recorded worldwide. On 12 September, a super-pod of 1428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were ambushed and slaughtered as part of an illegal hunt, international marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd reported. According to the non-profit, the scale of the hunt is …

BREAKING: MPS unite to push for UK ban of fur imports

“It’s now time that we end the double-standard of having a ban on fur farming, whilst importing the same cruelty from overseas.” A coalition of MPs is calling on the government to ban the sale and import of real animal fur in Britain. Conservative MP Christian Wakeford led the debate on UK’s fur trade on …

Dolphins save stranded swimmer’s life by alerting rescue crew staff

A pod of dolphins helped rescue a lost swimmer who had been stranded for 12 hours in the sea near Castlegregory in County Kerry. A swimmer would have nearly died if it was not for a few helpful dolphins that saved him from drowning. Last month, an unnamed man, who was trying to swim out …

51% of Brits willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, new survey finds

Respondents cited health, animal welfare, and environmental concerns as primary motivations for reducing their meat consumption. More than half of Brits are willing to swap meat with plant-based alternatives, according to research by  Appinio. The research platform surveyed 1000 British adults of which 69% identified themselves as omnivores. 11.4% said they were flexitarian, 8.7% vegetarian, …

Greta Thunberg blasted for wearing wool in ‘Vogue’ cover article

The teen climate activist was called a ‘fraud’ for being a vegan and still promoting animal cruelty by wearing wool. Greta Thunberg has come under fire for wearing wool in her latest inaugural cover photoshoot for Vogue Scandinavia. In one of the photos, the 18-year-old, who has become a prominent global voice for climate activism, …

‘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 …

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 …

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown backs tax on meat consumption

“For a few dollars at the centre of your plate, you can communicate what you’re about,…you can start by just doing something really simple, which is changing the protein at centre of your plate.”  Beyond Meat boss Ethan Brown is in favour of a tax being levied on meat consumption because of its impact on …

Berkeley becomes first US city to commit to meat-free meals

“Hopeful[ly] this historic step can spur a wave of legislation to protect all life on Earth while we still have time.” The City Council of Berkeley has passed a resolution to cut the city’s spending on animal-based products like meats and dairy by 50% by 2024. Under the new resolution, city-supplied places such as summer …