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Vegan Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton recognised as an ‘ally of animals’ in PETA award

Formula 1 champion and vegan Lewis Hamilton has been recognised for boosting the merits of a plant-based diet by winning PETA’s 2018 person of the year. The animal rights charity said Hamilton had been chosen for the award for proving how powerful eating vegan can be – and encouraging people around the world to save …

Sacked vegan fights to protect veganism by law in landmark ruling

Veganism could be protected by law as a ‘philosophical belief’ similar to a religion, after a vegan claimed he was fired for his views. Former employee of League Against Cruel Sports, Jordi Casamitjana, argues he was discriminated against for being vegan. He claimed he was fired after he exposed the charity to other employees for …

Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza launches Christmas roast calzone

Vegan pizza restaurant chain Purezza has launched a festive calzone – wrapping traditional Christmas roast ingredients in sourdough. The company, which has restaurants in Brighton and London, UK, launched the Christmas Calzone to kick off the festive period in style. “Heads up guys, the long-awaited moment is here. The Christmas Calzone is LIVE,” the restaurant …

Stella McCartney to launch UN fashion industry climate change charter

Stella McCartney is set to launch a United Nations fashion industry charter for action on climate change. While announcing the charter in next month’s climate talks in Poland, the designer will make a firm business case for sustainable fashion and large-scale low-carbon production. “We really don’t have long now, to change things. But I honestly …

‘Ethical Fur’ advert banned for being misleading, marking the trade’s ‘Inevitable Demise’

Campaigners are celebrating the ‘inevitable demise’ of the fur industry after an advert about ‘ethical fur’ was banned for being misleading. The French Board of Advertising Ethics (Jury de déontologie publicitaire, or JDP) ruled against the campaign by the International Fur Federation (IFF). A spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals told Totally …

Vegan journalist receives meat packages and death threats for exposing Waitrose’s William Sitwell

Vegan journalist Selene Nelson has been sent meat packages and death threats since exposing former Waitrose Food editor William Sitwell for his comments about ‘killing vegans’. Last month, in an email exchange, leaked to BuzzFeed News, the food journalist wrote to Sitwell to suggest a series on plant-based food trends. Sitwell responded by suggesting a …

Meat industry leaders declare war against vegan ‘fake news’

Meat industry leaders in Wales have declared war on vegans and vegetarians which they claim are spreading ‘fake news’ to damage beef and lamb sales. Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), or Meat Promotion Wales, said it plans to fight against ‘sensationalist and misleading health claims by the enemies of red meat’. The Daily Post reported comments …

UK government accused of ‘Failure’ to stick to the climate change act a decade after it became law

Just ten years after it became law the UK Government is failing to stick to The Climate Change Act, according to politicians and activists. In November 2008, with almost unanimous support from MPs, the UK ambitiously promised to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The ground-breaking legislation led to some short-term success, as carbon …

Plant-based canned vegan Tuna plans global launch

A plant-based canned tuna alternative with the texture of seafood is ready for the US market and set for a global launch. Atlantic Natural Foods, which specialises in healthy, shelf-stable food, has developed Tuno –  a protein-rich tuna alternative made with non-GMO plant-based ingredients. Light, flaky texture Tuno is gluten-free and Atlantic said it features …

Actor James Cromwell storms Utah capitol building holding dead piglet in animal cruelty protest

Actor James Cromwell stormed into the Utah State Capitol building holding a dead piglet in a protest against animal cruelty. The actor was joined by 200 Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) activists to demand action from the governor and attorney general in response to alleged animal cruelty at Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah. Cromwell, …

The film the weight loss industry doesn’t want you To see: Vegan documentary ‘Diet Fiction’ exposes corruption

A new vegan documentary claims to expose shocking facts, common misconceptions and misleading information propagated by the dieting industry. Ground-breaking feature-length documentary Diet Fiction dubs itself ‘the film the weight loss industry doesn’t want to see’, and will be released globally on January 1. It claims to provide new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that …