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Vegan activist group Surge, shares first vegan adverts in London

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Vegan activist group Surge, shares first vegan adverts in London

Animal rights campaign group, Surge, has shared its first vegan adverts in London. The campaign will be shown on buses, a digital billboard and roadsides around the city. The debut advertising campaign being shown includes messages such as ‘Why love one but eat the other?’ and ‘Which is more important, taste or life?’ as well…

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National Trust bans trail hunting at Kingston Lacy

The National Trust has banned a hunt from its Kingston Lacy estate after reports that a fox was killed in January. The charity has said that trail hunt licences for the Portman Hunt have been withdrawn for the rest of the season, with a spokeperson for hunt saying it had not breached the terms of…

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Lush removes egg from entire product range

Global cosmetics retailer, Lush, has announced that it will no longer be using egg in any of its products. Lush previously used free-range eggs in some items, and during their search to switch suppliers, the company faced up to the truths of egg production and took the decision to remove it from some products. Acknowledging…

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16-year old environmentalist nominated for Nobel peace prize

Great Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize, in light of her inspiring actions in speaking out about climate change. Today marks the biggest day of strike action, encouraging children around the world to miss school for the day and protest against the lack of focus on the environmental crisis we are in,…

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Innovative vegan silk added to new beauty range

Silk is an ingredient that is often used in beauty products, but the barbaric practices of the silk industry make and it being an animal-derived product means it is unsuitable for vegans. Silk is produced by silk worms, which are boiled alive in their cocoons for the material to be extracted – to make just…

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UK Government urged to ban cages for farmed animals

A campaign spearheaded by vegan actor Peter Egan is urging the UK government to ditch cages for farmed animals because cages restrict animals from displaying their natural behaviour. Egan shared the campaign on Twitter urging his 56,000 followers to sign a petition to end the use of cages for farmed animals. The petition on the…

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Pope Francis responds to request to go vegan for Lent

With Lent underway, Pope Francis has responded to the plea from vegan activist Genesis Butler for him to go vegan during the 40 day period. The campaign for him to go vegan was for him to display leadership by sharing the benefits of the vegan lifestyle, and more importantly, raise awareness of the environmental benefits…

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Beyond Meat launches new ground beef-style product

Plant-based meat company Beyond Meat has announced its new product launch, vegan ground beef, aptly named Beyond Beef. The Beyond Burger took the world by storm, with recent figures revealing that 93 per cent of those who eat the plant-based patty are omnivores, proving the success of alternative protein. The new Beyond Beef is made…

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Vegan sushi company launches in the UK with plant-based salmon

A new vegan sushi company has launched in the UK, with Planet Organic being the brand’s first stockist, and a plant-based alternative to salmon included in their vegan offerings. Ima was founded by a father-daughter team, inspired by over-fishing and the levels of plastic waste in the oceans. Each sushi roll is created in their…

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A fifth of EU budget spent on livestock farming, new research reveals

A new evaluation of how public money is used via the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP), has found that 63 per cent of arable land within the EU is used to produce animal feed rather than food for human consumption. CAP sees farmers get subsidies, and this is dependent on the farm size, along with…

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