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Tesco rapped by ad watchdog for plant-based products’ environmental claims

According to the Advertising Standards Agency, the chain made misleading and unsubstantiated claims about their plant- based range being more environmentally friendly than their meat counterparts. Ads for Tesco’s Plant Chef range have been banned by Britain’s advertising regulator over misleading and unsubstantiated benefits. Tesco released six adverts that featured on television, radio, print, Twitter, …

British airports reject anti-animal cruelty ad as it is ‘prejudicial to a business carried on at the airport’

Airport authorities claim the anti-animal cruelty advert is too political and can potentially evoke ‘negative customer reaction’. Every UK airport has refused to display PETA’s anti-leather advertisement, the vegan charity claims. The animal rights organisation created a “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly”   campaign to educate travellers on the impact of their fashion and accessory choices. The …

Hugh Jackman backed Laughing Man Coffee launches all-vegan cafe

The new vegan café is a sign of changing times and mainstream acceptance of plant-based cuisine. Laughing Man Coffee backed by actor Hugh Jackman has opened a new vegan café in NYC. The company’s new venture is called Laughing V cafe and is located on Duane Street in the exclusive Tribeca neighbourhood. The café is …

‘Landmark’ ivory ban comes into force today – but unscrupulous traders can still evade it, campaigners say

According to campaigners, ivory peddlers may continue to sell elephant tusks by passing their products as derivatives from unprotected mammals such as walruses, narwhals, and hippos. The UK has finally banned trade in elephant teeth and tusks in a bid to tackle poaching and help protect elephants but campaigners say the move doesn’t go far …

Bulgaria bans breeding and import of mink to protect biodiversity

The American mink, which is widespread throughout the EU has caused significant adverse impacts on native wildlife, after animals escaped from fur farms. Bulgaria has banned the breeding and importing of American Mink following concerns over animals escaping from fur farms and damaging native ecosystems. The decision will lead to the closure of Bulgaria’s last …

Kim Kardashian launches vegan skincare line with 9-step Skkn

Kardashian created her new vegan minimalist and sustainable range after her skin struggles became the ‘catalyst’ for her  journey of skincare. Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to join the vegan skincare bandwagon with her latest venture Skkn by Kim. Though she is entering a whole new category of the beauty industry, the socialite and …

The UK’s first vegan cheesemonger debuts range in major UK supermarket

“We are ecstatic that our range of cheeses are now on the shelves at Waitrose, providing authentic dairy alternatives using traditional methods, but modern ingredients!” The UK’s first vegan cheesemonger has rolled out a new supermarket range of its artisanal cheese recipes. La Fauxmagerie has stocked its range in 20 select Waitrose stores with a …

Peter Andre and Beyond Meat team up to promote plant-based BBQ this summer

“Their burgers sizzle on the grill and taste amazing. It’s as easy to cook as animal meat, and is better for the planet. Beyond Meat makes it incredibly easy to live a flexitarian lifestyle.” Flexitarian Peter Andre has taken centre stage in Beyond Meat’s BBQ Beyond campaign, which aims to show how people can make …

PETA calls for LEGO’s misleading farm set to be rebranded

The vegan charity wants the toy farms ‘rebranded’ as animal sanctuaries so children are not misled. Vegan charity PETA has called on toy brand LEGO to rebrand its newly launched farm set, since it presents a false and misleading picture of animal agriculture. PETA sent a letter to the toy manufacturer’s CEO, Niels Christiansen over …

Brazilian Superstar Anitta partners with leading Latin American plant-food company

 It’s part of Anitta’s efforts to promote plant-based foods in Brazil. Brazilian megastar Anitta has partnered with plant-meat maker and food tech company Future Farm, known as Fazenda Futuro in its home country. The announcement came just days after socialite Kim Kardashian joined Beyond Meat as the company’s first Chief Taste Consultant. However, Pop singer …

Activist Earthling Ed launches vegan clothing line to ‘help end animal suffering’

“I.D.E.A Studios exists to communicate the message of veganism across the globe. There has never been a more important time to say “I don’t eat animals.” UK vegan activist, best-selling author, and public speaker Ed Winters, AKA Earthling Ed, has launched a new ethical sustainable streetwear brand that ‘doesn’t cost the earth or harm the …

New exposé uncovers immense suffering at Aldi chicken supplier

Mercy For Animals has urged Aldi and other retailers to do more to protect chickens’ welfare A new report has exposed how large retailers like Aldi have failed to meaningfully reduce chicken suffering. Non-profit Mercy For Animals’ first US retailer report reveals the names of major retailers that are yet to meaningfully address welfare issues …