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Freelance Journalist and Environmental Research Intern | Bristol, UK | Contactable via hello@livekindly.co
Eating Red Meat May Increase Heart Disease Risk 1,000% More Than Vegan Diet, Study Finds

Does Red Meat Cause Heart Disease? What You Need to Know

(Updated February 9, 2020) | Does red meat cause heart disease? Here's what you need to know. A 2018 study by the Cleveland Clinic found that eating red meat may increase the risk of heart...
Turkey Dinners Have 100% More Carbon Emissions Than a Vegan Holiday Roast

A Meat-Based Christmas Dinner Produces Double the Emissions of a Vegan One

A typical meaty Christmas roast produces more than double the greenhouse gas emissions than a vegan nut roast. The Humane Society International (HSI) released the findings in 2018 and again in 2019. The animal welfare...
Diabetes

Why Animal Fat Is More Dangerous Than Sugar

Consumption of saturated fat is more likely to result in heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and liver disease than consuming sugar or unsaturated fat, according to a study published last year in Diabetes Care. Researchers of...
Researchers Shocked at ‘How Much’ Poop They Found on McDonald’s Touchscreen Menus

Researchers Shocked at ‘How Much’ Poop They Found on McDonald’s Touchscreen Menus

A recent report discovered traces of poop on every single McDonald's touch screen tested. Eight London and Birmingham restaurants were found to have traces of fecal matter on the touchscreen menu during an investigation conducted by Metro...
Vegans Have Higher Sex Drives and May Be Better in Bed

Vegans Have Higher Sex Drives and May Be Better in Bed

In the 2018 James Cameron-produced documentary "The Game Changers," it is revealed that vegans have a high sex drive. Registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix—the creator of BetterThanDieting.com and author of "Read it Before You Eat It —...

Drunk Email May Have Convinced Quorn to Launch Vegan Dinosaur Nuggets

Major vegan and vegetarian meat brand Quorn may be answering the prayers of veggie children -- and drunk adults -- by launching dinosaur-shaped nuggets. Last year, an Irish woman named Chey emailed the popular company...

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market Worth $1 Billion By 2024

Dairy-free ice cream sales are expected to surpass $1 billion worldwide by 2024 as consumers continue to ditch dairy, according to research by Global Market Insights. The European vegan ice cream market is projected to see...
Kevin Smith Credits Vegan Diet for Dramatic Weight Loss in His #10YearChallenge Pic

Kevin Smith Credits Vegan Diet for Dramatic Weight Loss in His #10YearChallenge Pic

Filmmaker and near-fatal heart attack survivor Kevin Smith has shared before and after images of his vegan weight-loss transformation. Participating in the trending #10YearChallenge, that sees people posting pictures of themselves from 2009 and 2019...
Vegan Musician Bryan Adams Says Meat Industry Lies About Protein

Beware Of Meat Industry Propaganda, Bryan Adams Warns Fans

Vegan musician Bryan Adams, known for hits like "Summer of '69," wants fans to know that, contrary to what the meat industry says, it’s possible to get all the protein you need on a...
Amazon Agrees to Stop Shipping Illegal Foie Gras to California Residents

Supreme Court Denies Reversal of California Foie Gras Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to reverse California's ban on foie gras. Producers of the fatty liver pâté - including Canadian nonprofit Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d'Oies du Quebec, which represents...
Vegans and Slaughterhouse Workers Come Together Over Plant-Based Christmas Dinner

Vegans and Slaughterhouse Workers Come Together Over Plant-Based Christmas Dinner

Bristol-based vegan group Friends Not Food invited slaughterhouse workers to join them for a plant-based Christmas dinner in a bid to promote festive peace and compassion. The animal welfare advocates, local to Gloucestershire, visit Westerleigh's...
Vegan Actor Kate Mara Urges Fans to Support Liberian Chimp Rescue Organization

Vegan Actor Kate Mara Urges Fans to Help Support Rescued Baby Chimps

"House of Cards" star Kate Mara is urging her fans to support rescued baby chimps. Appealing to her near 300,000 followers, Mara, who follows a vegan lifestyle, promoted the Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection (LCRP) organization, where...
500 Sausage Dogs In Christmas Costumes Took Over London's Hyde Park

500 Sausage Dogs In Christmas Costumes Took Over London’s Hyde Park

Five hundred sausage dogs - formally known as dachshunds - recently dressed up in festive costumes and took over London's famous Hyde Park. Though described as "Hyde Park Sausage Walk," the event was animal-friendly - canines...
The Top 9 Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations You Need to Visit in 2019

9 Vegan Travel Destinations You Need to Visit in 2019

With the new year comes fresh perspectives, unexpected opportunities, and twelve new months to fill with exploration. To help you make the most of your year ahead, here are our top nine Vegan travel...
Netflix and Chill Forever With This $40 2-Gallon Tin of Vegan Popcorn

Netflix and Chill Forever With This $40 2-Gallon Tin of Vegan Popcorn

Vegan popcorn brand BjornQorn has launched a two gallon tin of dairy-free popcorn, suitable for lengthy Christmas Netflix binges. The $40 BjornQorn Holiday Tin features a golden Christmassy design and "packs two gallons of sun-popped popcorn made in...
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequel Productions Only Serve Vegan Food On Set

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequel Productions Only Serve Vegan Food On Set

Vegan filmmaker James Cameron and producer Jon Landau will serve only vegan food on the set of the "Avatar" sequel productions. The original movie, released in 2009, was lauded for its environmental motifs and for...

7 Vegan-Friendly Dining Spots Worth Traveling For in Australia’s Gold Coast

Queensland's Gold Coast, aka one of Australia's premier holiday destinations, is known for its beautiful sunshine, glittering beaches, and the abundance of fun activities it offers, from surfing and scuba diving to visiting theme...
9 of the Best Places to Eat Vegan Food When Travelling in Canada

9 of the Best Places to Eat Vegan Food When Travelling in Canada

Known for its stunning lakes, snowy mountains, and diverse wildlife, Canada is the ultimate tourist destination. Luckily for plant-based travelers, the country has also seen an influx of vegan spots as of late, fuelled...
Eating Cats and Dogs to Be Made Illegal in All 50 U.S. States

Eating Cats and Dogs to Be Made Illegal in All 50 U.S. States

A major bill that will make cat and dog meat illegal was just passed by both chambers of Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump this week. The farm bill, updated every...
Goldman Sachs Invest $35 Million Into Making Recycled Vegan Shoes

Goldman Sachs Invest $35 Million Into Making Recycled Vegan Shoes

Vegan footwear brand Rothy's has raised $35 million from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) to continue making shoes out of recycled plastic bottles. The leading San Francisco-based brand is known for its sustainable, seamlessly knit,...
5 Magical Winter Escapes With Amazing Vegan Food

7 Magical Winter Escapes With Amazing Vegan Food

Whether Christmas is your favorite time of the year or the season you're desperate to get away from, we've compiled a list of the ultimate vegan-friendly destinations sure to bring some magic to this time...