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Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics Gaining Momentum Worldwide

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Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics Gaining Momentum Worldwide

A cruelty-free cosmetics bill could be passed in Canada after legislation in was proposed by Canadian Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen back in December 2015. The bill is now in the hands of the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. This new bill would aim to amend the food and Drugs Act to protect…

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Yogi Grandmother Goes Vegan Three Weeks Before Her 96th Birthday

Anne Fraser who lives in Ohio adopted the vegan lifestyle three weeks before her 96th birthday, proving it’s never too late to make the change. She was encouraged by her granddaughter when she was 91 to become vegetarian to help recover from a hip operation, and has now changed to a vegan diet.   Speaking…

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Harvey Nichols Adds Vegan Menu to Their Restaurants

Luxury department store Harvey Nichols has added a vegan menu to their restaurants in their UK stores, following the announcement of an event with vegan chef Gaz Oakley. The new menus will be in Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and several London locations. The menu will differ slightly in each restaurant; however some of the…

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Goodfella’s Launching New Frozen Vegan Pizza, Available in March 2018

Frozen pizza brand Goodfella’s are launching a new vegan pizza, and will be available in the mainstream supermarkets. The pizza is topped with falafel, red peppers, spinach, white onion, spicy harissa sauce and a hummus drizzle, and is approved by the Vegan Society.   The new pizza is the first mass-market frozen product of its…

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Scottish High School Students Prepare Deceased Pheasants For Fajitas

A Scottish high school has posted on their social media page showing a class preparing pheasants to make fajitas from the meat. Many parents have criticised the school for this, although some parents have supported the school believing that the children are being taught a valuable lesson about where their food comes from.   Local…

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Hunting Pack Rampages Through Cat Sanctuary

A cat sanctuary in Hastings, Sussex has a number of vulnerable cats missing after a pack of hunting hounds rampaged through the property. The Celia Hammond Animal Trust is home to 130 rescued animals with varying needs and requirements, and as a result of the pack trespassing on their property 60 cats went missing. Efforts…

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Dr. Martens Add to Their Vegan ‘Leather’ Range

Iconic British brand Dr. Martens have expanded their vegan range with a spring summer collection, available to buy now. The new products are the vegan versions of their popular leather counterparts made by the brand, and are made without any animal products. Items in the range include the 8-eye fastening classic style boot, brogues, Chelsea…

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Australia’s Heatwave Kills Hundreds of Bats

Australia’s heatwave has had a massive impact on the wildlife, with a local animal charity group reporting that over 200 flying fox bats have died in the heat. The temperatures have risen to 111.5 degrees Fahrenheit (44.2 degrees Celsius) in the town of Campbelltown in New South Wales, where volunteers have tried to rescue as…

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UK Government To Implement Ban On Circus Animals

The UK Government are set to crack down on the use of animals in circuses, after over a decade of promises from both the Labour and Conservative governments and despite the ongoing cruelty and mistreatment of animals in circuses. Jan Creamer, president of Animal Defenders International (ADI) said: “Animal Defenders International welcomes the reports of…

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Tesco Launches New Plant Based Brand Wicked Kitchen

Derek Sarno, the former senior global chef for Whole Foods Market, has teamed up with Tesco to create a new brand — Wicked Kitchen. The vegan meal range will be available in stores from 8th January 2017, with a range of 18 products to choose from. All of the food in the range is pre-prepared…

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Climate Change Means Chocolate Could Be EXTINCT By 2050

Information released by Business Insider this week has found that there is the possibility chocolate could be a food of the past by 2050 because of climate change. Cacao is grown in rainforests that are no more than 20 degrees north or south of the equator and this is an area that is facing a…

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WATCH: Earthling Ed’s Launches 30 Day Project

Renowned vegan activist Earthling Ed, who is a presenter at the upcoming Vegan Life Live London event, is releasing a new project for January, advocating veganism and challenging the common excuses given by people who aren’t prepared to take on a vegan lifestyle and diet. The project titled 30 Days, 30 Excuses will be accompanied…

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