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Aussies must give up ‘meat addiction’ to help fight climate change, academics say

According to the authors, Aussies should become ‘flexitarian’ and reduce meat consumption by 80-90%. Academics have asked Australians to cut beef from their diets to meet climate change targets and hit net zero by 2050. In a new book called Food in a Planetary Emergency, authors Diana Bogueva and Dora Marinova have blamed Aussie meat-eaters …

Luxury label Burberry bans exotic skins to be ‘a force for good in the world’

“And as a modern luxury brand, I am pleased to confirm today that we have banned the use of exotics in future collections, building on the commitments we made a number of years ago to go fur-free.” British fashion label Burberry has confirmed it is ditching exotic skins from all its future collections. The label …

Iceland under pressure to ban blood farms exploiting pregnant horses

According to the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF)  hormone extraction from pregnant horses “is a business worth millions, which has delivered high profits for about 40 years.” Iceland is under growing pressure to shut down its blood farms that exploit pregnant horses. It is one of only three countries in the world that allow farmers to …

Global vegan beauty brand Aveda is cruelty-free certified

“We have been a leader in sustainability for more than 40 years and we are proud to underscore this commitment to our planet with our Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny approval.” Global haircare brand Aveda has officially received its cruelty-free accreditation. The milestone follows the company’s decision to ditch all animal ingredients from its formulations …

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 …

London and other major cities could run out of water ‘in 25 years’ due to rising risk of drought

“Drought is not new but its intensity and frequency have increased over the last 30 years due to global warming.” According to a new report, cities around the world from London to Beijing and New Delhi are in increasing danger of running out of fresh water as a result of the looming climate crisis. The …

Waltham Forest schools offer the ‘greenest’ dinners in the UK

Waltham Forest serves nearly one million plant-based meals to 50 local schools every year through its daily plant-based options and weekly ‘Save the Planet’ days – where no meat dishes are served. The London Borough of Waltham Forest has received the accolade of having the “greenest” school dinners in the UK. The recognition comes from …

Fertility expert claims vegan women need ‘small amounts’ of meat and fish if trying to get pregnant

According to the expert, vegans might lack vital nutrients such as zinc, iron, vitamin B12 and Omega-3 as they do not eat meat. A fertility expert has claimed that women trying to get pregnant should avoid a vegan diet and eat more meat Grace Dugdale, who co-authored The Fertility Book, is a reproductive biologist and …

Baa Baa Black Sheep and Three Blind Mice get a vegan makeover

“Attitudes toward animals have changed a lot in the hundreds of years and we should make sure nursery rhymes are relevant for kids today and don’t encourage speciesism, cruelty to animals, or fear of them.” Teachers and parents have been urged to present vegan-friendly versions of classic nursery rhymes since the traditional ones promote unfair …

‘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 …

Brighton crowned the new vegan capital of the world

Brighton dethroned Portland, Oregon, the former vegan capital of the world, to take the top spot. Portland is known worldwide for its thriving vegan scene and is considered the best vegan city in the US. Brighton is the new vegan capital of the world, according to latest research. This is the first time a city …

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, …