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Contributor | Los Angeles, CA | Contactable via: hello@livekindly.com

Jill has spent more than a decade immersed in digital publishing and storytelling with a focus on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, ethics, health, and politics. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Medium, MTV, and the Village Voice.

All Dutch Mink Fur Farms to Close Permanently By 2021

All Dutch Mink Fur Farms to Close Permanently By 2021

The Dutch government has agreed that all mink fur farms will close permanently by March 2021. Mink fur farming was first banned in 2013 and a complete phase-out planned for 2024. But the ban will...
Why Swedish Vegan Metal Band Avatar Can't Stay Silent

Swedish Vegan Metal Band Avatar Can’t Stay Silent

Swedish heavy metal band Avatar may not be top of mind when you think of typical vegans, but like others making the plant-based shift, the band is proving the diet can appeal to anyone.  Vegan...
Kevin Smith: The Future of Fast Food Is Vegan

Kevin Smith on Mooby’s and the Vegan Future of Fast Food

The first thing my six-year-old daughter notices about Kevin Smith is that the color of his blazer matches the largely purple color scheme of his pop-up restaurant, Mooby’s. We're seated in one of its...
This Japanese Vegan Startup Is Creating a New Category of Meat

This Japanese Vegan Startup Is Creating a New Category of Meat

What's a new meat taste like? One Japanese plant-based startup is on a mission to create "the fourth meat." But it's not creating a vegan version of the familiar chicken, beef, or pork. It's building...
Watch Lizzo Make Vegan Fried Chicken and Biscuits With JUST Egg

Watch Lizzo Make Vegan Fried Chicken and Biscuits With JUST Egg

Three-time Grammy Award winner Lizzo is going for TikTok gold with her latest recipe video. The 32-year-old singer (born Melissa Viviane Jefferson) took to the platform to share some soul-inspired recipes. Most recently, she...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. In 2020, this should go without saying. Certainly without saying it over and over and over again. But this has become all too common in America: another Black man brutally murdered...
This Former Sniper Is Now Protecting Endangered Species With a ‘Vegan Army’

Former Sniper Damien Mander Protects Endangered Species With a ‘Vegan Army’

A Venn Diagram of a "perfect" vegan would intersect around a few key areas: avoiding all animal products; working to change existing policies and practices that exploit animals; taking every measure to protect or...
11% of Ghana’s Coronavirus Infections Originate From a Tuna Factory

11% of Ghana’s Coronavirus Infections Originated At a Tuna Factory

More than 500 cases of coronavirus in Ghana, have been traced to one worker at a fish processing facility in the seafront town of Tema. The outbreak represents more than 11 percent of Ghana's...
This Man Was a Lamb Farmer for 47 Years, Now He Wants to End the Industry

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

A farmer of 47 years performed an unprecedented animal rescue and swapped animal farming for vegetables. In a story reported by the BBC last year, a Devon lamb farmer said he'd had a change...
COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

Coronavirus infection rates at meat processing plants and slaughterhouses are nearly double the national average, Bloomberg reports. Some of the nation's largest meat processing facilities, operated by JBS, Tyson, and Cargill, have become epicenters for...
Senator Marco Rubio: 'We'll Have to Go a Little Vegan'

Senator Marco Rubio: ‘We’ll Have to Go a Little Vegan’ During Pandemic

Senator Marco Rubio says America's current meat shortage due to the coronavirus lockdown is reason for the nation to go "a little vegan." He told Fox and Friends this morning: “Unlike other supply...
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Help Donate 1 Million Beyond Burgers

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Expose Horrors of Factory Farming

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are speaking out about factory farming amid the coronavirus outbreak and the backlash against wet markets. The pandemic is believed to have started at a wet market in Wuhan,...
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How Many EARTHS Sustain YOUR Lifestyle?

If everyone around the world lived the same lifestyle, how many Earths would it take to sustain us? In honor of Earth Month, we dive into this question and all aspects of our everyday consumption. Is it actually better to drive an electric car? Is taking transit a greener commute? What role does diet play in terms of environmental impact? What about plastic and fast fashion? Watch our latest video to find out more.
5 Vegan Meat Products Just Launched In Starbucks China

5 Vegan Meat Products Just Launched In Starbucks China

El Segundo, Calif., based Beyond Meat will make its long-anticipated debut in China this Wednesday in a partnership with Starbucks. The new lunch menu features five products made with vegan meat. The popular coffee chain...
Ricky Gervais Says Wildlife Markets Have to Close 'Now'

Ricky Gervais Urges Humans to Stop Eating Animals ‘Now’

British comedian Ricky Gervais says wildlife markets need to shut down in the wake of COVID-19. “For the sake of people and animals, wildlife trade and consumption has to end, now," the longtime vegetarian and...
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‘TIGER KING’ = BLACKFISH For Zoos?

Netflix’s “Tiger King” will be remembered for getting many of us through a few hours of what seems like eternal quarantine. It hits all the points that make for good television: dynamic characters and fascinating plotlines that include murder, mystery, and, of course, tigers. Lots and lots of tigers. But what it offers in daytime-television-worthy cliffhangers, it misses in addressing the issues with animals in captivity. And that may make its most lasting memory turn out to be an abject failure for animals.
Controversial 'Tiger King' Zoo to Close Indefinitely

The Truth About Tigers In Captivity and the Wild

Netflix’s “Tiger King” will be remembered for getting many of us through a few hours of what seems like eternal quarantine. It hits all the points that make for good television: dynamic characters and...
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VEGAN Omega 3 Sources BETTER Than FISH

Can you get all of the essential Omega-3 fatty acids on a plant-based diet? Omega-3s are important for your physical and mental health, and there are three types that our bodies need - ALA, EPA and DHA. According to the National Institutes of Health, adult males require 1.6 g of ALA each day, and females require 1.1g each day.
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MCDONALD’s and KFC’s “VIRAL” SHUT DOWN

This week's vegan news: McDonald's and KFC in the UK have completely shut down, including its drive-thru operations, in order to protect employees and customers from the coronavirus. Sainsbury's meat counters have closed in order to divert resources during the pandemic. Chicken sales have fallen 50% in India as rumors of a link between poultry and the coronavirus have spread.
Jack Black Just Gave Up Red Meat for the Planet

Jack Black Just Gave Up Red Meat for the Planet

Actor Jack Black is off red meat. The "Jumanji" star says he has given up meat and switched to veggie burgers in order to “limit catastrophic climate change.” The actor and musician made the announcement...
McDonald's Shuts Down All UK Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

McDonald’s Shuts Down All UK Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fears over the fast-moving coronavirus will force the closure of more than 1,200 McDonald's locations in the UK, the chain announced over the weekend. The move comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Friday announcement that...