Yulin 1

By Chantelle Leach Today is the 21st June, the start of the Yulin Meat festival. Yulin (literal translation: Jade Forest) is in the Guangxi Zhuang region of China, the place where this festival is held. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, the Yulin Festival is a dog meat festival. 10,000 dogs will be killed…

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Canada’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics 2

Canada is in the process of making giants leaps towards a new cruelty free future- in the cosmetics department at least; In 2015, Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen introduced the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act to the Canadian government. Now, the final endorsement of the Bill S-214 has been cleared. This means Canada is half way to…

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Pizza Express Adds New Vegan Options to Summer Menu 4

Pizza Express has added new vegan options to their summer menu, including a pizza using vegan mozzarella. Last year the restaurant chain announced plans that they were going to introduce vegan cheese on pizzas as part of their menu; however some customers have not seen this followed through when dining in the restaurants. The new…

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Vegan Tacos – No Whey! 5

A new fully vegan taco restaurant has opened in Plymouth, Devon and the public can not get enough of it. The restaurant is aptly named No Whey Tacos and is owned by two vegans, Fiona Graham and Joseph Pilkington, who have been vegan for two years. The Mexican inspired tacos will consist of fillings such…

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asos

Online retailer Asos have updated their animal welfare policy and added silk, mohair, cashmere, shells, teeth, animal bones and horns, and feathers and down to their policy. The new policy will come into effect in full from January 2019, and products will no longer be sold on the site. In a statement shared with just-style,…

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The Rise of Vegan Athletes 6

It is no secret that the interest in plant based diets is rising at an encouraging rate, with the health benefits of following a plant-based diet becoming truly apparent. It is no surprise therefore that world famous athletes are also cottoning on to this trend and following either a plant based diet or announcing that…

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jan creamer and tim phillips

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is hosting a fundraising evening in London to raise money to carry out their rescue work. During the event, people are invited to participate in a Q&A with ADI founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips. There will be news from their latest rescue mission in Guatemala, where they are helping to…

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doctor

1.6 million Americans are reportedly allergic to red meat, meaning their ability to digest it is compromised and they have a higher risk of heart disease as a result. A study has found that as many as 1.6 million Americans are unable to digest red meat due to a sugar complex called alpha-Gal, which results…

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Stella McCartney Fights River Thames Plastic 7

We are all becoming more aware of just how much plastic pollution is impacting our environment, with many of us taking positive steps towards reducing our plastic usage. However, this does not change the fact that despite our best efforts to recycle everything we can, a staggering 8 million tonnes of our plastic waste ends…

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New Plant-Based 'Meats' to Hit Sainsbury's Shelves 8

Around the world we are seeing a rise in plant-based diets, with veganism soaring as a trend and lifestyle choice in the UK. Supermarkets are adapting to this change rapidly and are constantly adding vegan-friendly products to their shelves with new products being introduced constantly, particularly on the fake meat front; Iceland have recently started…

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cow

PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman, has declared that he believes leather wallets will be gone by 2028. In a recent report published by Bloomberg, the evidence that the leather industry is in decline is clear to see. It is believed that younger generations are driving the interest to alternative materials. Leather used to be a key…

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