Leonardo DiCaprio Raises $2 Million to Protect Mountain Gorillas

Leonardo DiCaprio is working to protect Virunga National Park's endangered mountain gorillas. DiCaprio co-founded the nonprofit Earth Alliance last July, along with the Emerson Collective...

This Man Was a Lamb Farmer for 47 Years, Now He Wants to End the Industry

A farmer of 47 years performed an unprecedented animal rescue and swapped animal farming for vegetables. In a story reported by the BBC last...

EU Pledges €10 Billion for Plant-Based and Alternative Proteins

The European Commission presented its plans to help the European Union become carbon neutral by 2050 on Wednesday. As part of the European Green...

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix Are Having a (Vegan) Baby

Vegan power couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are reportedly expecting their first baby together. Mara, who got engaged to Phoenix last year, "may be...

Amsterdam Restaurant Serves Vegan Meals in Quarantine Greenhouses

A vegan restaurant in Amsterdam is experimenting with a greenhouse dining experience, so that—when the restaurant reopens—diners can respect social distancing measures and still...

This Australian Tourism Company Is Regrowing the Great Barrier Reef

Australian underwater tourism company Passions of Paradise is repairing the Great Barrier Reef during a coronavirus-caused quiet period. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the Cairns-based...

Dairy Cows Are Becoming Meat Amid COVID-19 Meat Shortage

With an imbalance between supply and demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. dairy farmers are facing a milk surplus. In order to offset...

The Best Vegan Savory Pies In the UK (Plus Recipes)

This year's British pie week has been and gone, but it's easier than ever to find savory vegan pies in supermarkets, shops, and available...
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Vegan Documentary Streams In China As COVID Exposes Meat Risks

Vegan documentary "The Game Changers" is now available in China on video streaming platform Youku. The film, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos ("The Cove"...

India Set to Be Epicenter for Vegan Meat and Dairy Development

India is well known for its vegetarian and flexitarian attitude towards diet. Could there be significant potential for vegan meat and dairy development in...

The 31 Best Vegan Books to Put On Your Summer Reading List

Summer is already just around the corner. Now is a good time to start building your summer reading list—but where to start? From analyses...

Eating Meat Is Pushing Narwhals Toward Extinction

Climate change, in part caused by animal agriculture, industrial activity, and hunting could push narwhals to extinction. Narwhals are one of the world's most unique...

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Green Party Urges Switzerland to Subsidize Vegetables

Switzerland's Green Liberal Party is urging the country to subsidize vegetables instead of meat. Plant-based diets are steadily growing in popularity in Switzerland, according to...

Vegan Food Orders Increase 104% In Hong Kong

A new study by Deliveroo Hong Kong reveals vegan food orders are on the rise. As of May, the delivery service says vegan food orders...

Trader Joe’s Just Launched Vegan Turkey Burgers

American grocery chain Trader Joe's now sells vegan turkey burgers. A member of a private Facebook group—called Everything Vegan Trader Joe's—spotted the new Turkeyless Protein...

Pink Just Took Up Vegan Baking During Quarantine

Like many people in quarantine right now, Pink has taken up baking. Due to her three-year-old son Jameson's food allergies, the singer recently made...
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Usher Goes Plant-Based to Boost Immune System

Usher has adopted a plant-based lifestyle for his health. During a live performance streamed on Twitter, the singer spoke about his new partnership with a...

The Best Vegan Meat for BBQ Grilling In the UK

Summer is upon us and that means one thing: it's time to break out the BBQ and the vegan meat to go with it. It...

America’s Largest Egg Distributor Now Delivers Vegan Eggs

California-based food tech startup JUST—known for its vegan egg—has partnered with  leading U.S. foodservice distributor Michael Foods. The new deal will allow JUST's mung bean...

Target Just Launched Vegan Mac and Cheese Cups

Target now sells microwave-ready, vegan mac and cheese cups. Ready to eat in just two minutes, Annie's cheddar-flavored Organic Vegan Mac Pasta and Sauce cups...

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DUNKIN’ VEGAN DONUTS

This week: Dunkin' announces it is developing a vegan donut. The alternative protein market has attracted large investments in 2020. Former hedge fund manager and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," Jim Cramer says investors shouldn’t ignore the plant-based meat market. English actor Stephen Fry is encouraging people to go plant-based for the environment. More than 200 prominent public figures⁠ and celebrities including Penélope Cruz, ⁠Adam Driver, Robert De Niro, and Cate Blanchett also called for environmental action. Snoop Dogg says eating plant-based is good for your health, too. Due to a milk surplus caused by dropped demand during the coronavirus pandemic, farmers are sending milking cows to the slaughterhouse earlier than usual. Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for meat companies to be more transparent during the pandemic. Ikea just released the blueprints for its sustainable, Garden Sphere for free. Australian underwater tourism company Passions of Paradise is regrowing the Great Barrier Reef amid the pandemic. A vegan restaurant in Amsterdam is experimenting with greenhouse dining to respect social distancing measures. Margate, a seaside town on England’s southeast coast, is getting a vegan hotel fit with a restaurant and a rooftop terrace.
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Why HISTORY’s Greatest Minds Didn’t EAT MEAT

Plant-based diets have been around for ages - literally. In ancient Greece, philosophers questioned the morality of eating meat. In the age of enlightenment, Leonardo Da Vinci introduced the concept of speciesism - the false assumption that humans are superior to animals. Famed inventor Benjamin Franklin gave up meat in his youth, while others like Einstein, Edison, and Newton gave it up later in life. Nikola Tesla spoke out against animal cruelty and rarely ate meat. Social justice reformers also abstained from eating meat. Rosa Parks and Mohandas Gandhi were vegetarians. Susan B. Anthony supported the animal rights movement and the first American Vegetarian Society.
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NICK CANNON Opens VEGAN SOUL FOOD Restaurant

This week on LIVEKINDLY News - Actor and comedian Nick Cannon just opened a vegan soul food restaurant in Los Angeles. With 18 million humans hunkered down in India’s largest city, more than 100,000 flamingos flocked to Mumbai. Tyson Foods—one of the world’s largest meat companies—has revealed pork production in the U.S. had dropped a staggering 50 percent due to the outbreak. Comedian Ricky Gervais says “eating things you [censored] shouldn’t” causes pandemics like the coronavirus outbreak. Florida Senator Marco Rubio says the nation will have to go “a little vegan" during the pandemic. Instead of working in slaughterhouses, former workers could train to make vegan meat through a new program launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Pakistan has hired out-of-work laborers to plant billions of trees. A new report from the University of Michigan and Tulane University revealed replacing 50% of animal products in the U.S. diet with plant-based foods can significantly reduce emissions. Detroit resident James Vreeland has built a tiny restaurant for squirrels while on coronavirus lockdown.
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17 Celebrities Call to SHUT DOWN Wild ANIMAL MARKETS

The wild animal trade and live animal markets have been linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most wet markets in Asia sell fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, and fresh meat, but the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan had a separate section for live and slaughtered wild animals. When diseases jump from humans to animals, they are called zoonotic diseases. The novel coronavirus is believed to be zoonotic, emerging from bats or trafficked pangolins. Celebrities, politicians, and influencers are calling for an end to wild animal markets. Dr. Jane Goodall believes our disregard for nature has led to this pandemic. Ricky Gervais says wild animal markets need to end now, before another deadly pathogen transfers to humans. Sir Paul McCartney wants to see action taken to close these markets for good. Other notable celebrities such as Queen guitarist Brian May, 'Friends' star Courteney Cox, Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Leonardo DiCaprio are urging governments to end wildlife markets. Here are 17 celebrities calling to end live animal markets.


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