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Freelance Journalist and Environmental Research Intern | Bristol, UK | Contactable via hello@livekindly.co
Ricky Gervais Receives Award for Standing Up Against Trophy Hunting

Ricky Gervais Receives Award for Standing Against Trophy Hunting

Vegetarian actor and comedian Ricky Gervais was recently awarded for standing up against trophy hunting by animal protection group The Humane Society International (HSI). The Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning celeb received the first ever "Cecil...
Chicken Egg Industry Declining As Vegan Egg Options and Animal Welfare Policies Increase

Chicken Egg Industry Declining As Vegan Egg Options and Animal Welfare Policies Increase

The chicken egg industry is in decline, such that The New Food Economy (NFE) has denounced, "the industrial egg is starting to crack." Credit goes in large part to animal welfare reform and the rise...
Meaty Poutine Restaurant Opens Veg Location Following Customer Demand for Vegan Food

Meaty Poutine Restaurant Opens Veg Location Following Customer Demand for Vegan Food

Meat-heavy Boston-based restaurant Saus has opened its first veg location following customer demand for vegan-friendly poutine. The new eatery, located in Somerville's Bow Market, is moving away from the original location's focus on fried chicken and...
Warby Parker of Underwear Launches a Vegan Silk-Free Bra Range

Warby Parker of Underwear Launches a Vegan Silk-Free Bra Range

Harper Wilde, the LA-based Warby Parker of underwear, has launched a vegan silk-free bra range which champions feminism. The Notorious RBG Edition of the brand's Base Bra features a famous quote by Associate Justice of...
4 Major Airlines Fight to Stop Transportation of Lab-Research Animals

4 Major Airlines Fight to Stop Transportation of Lab-Research Animals

Four major international airlines are fighting to stop the transportation of lab-research animals, urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to oppose a request from a leading biomedical research advocacy organization to order the...
7 Vegan-Friendly Astrology Gifts That’ll Leave You Starstruck

7 Vegan-Friendly Astrology Gifts That’ll Leave You Starstruck

Astrology - a system of horoscopes which purport to explain how positions of the sun, moon, and other celestial objects affect our personalities and the events in our life - can be the perfect...
Washington D.C.’s Healthy Students Amendment Act Would Require Vegan School Lunch Options for All Students

Washington D.C. School District Set to Become Nation’s First to Require Vegan Lunch Options...

Washington D.C. is set to become the first U.S. state to require meat-free lunch options in educational institutions. According to international environmental network Friends of the Earth, the Council of the District of Columbia has unanimously voted...
Vegan Diet and Brain Health: Everything You Need to Know

Finnish Burger Chain Goes Fully Vegan for the Environment

Finnish burger chain Bun2Bun is ditching the animal products and introducing an exclusively vegan menu in a bid to do its part for the environment. Launching this week in Helsinki with three locations, Bun2Bun is...
Banana Trees Are Being Used to Make Ethical Vegan Alternatives to Silk

Banana Farmers are Turning the Fruit Tree Stalks Into Vegan Silk

Bananas are being used to create eco-friendly vegan silk. Fabric made from the stalks of banana plants loved for its natural sheen and ability to mimic traditional silk has been used in Japanese and Southeast...
5 Travel Tips for Finding Vegan Food Options in Nepal

5 Travel Tips for Finding Vegan Food Options in Nepal

The small but mighty South Asian nation of Nepal neighbors China in the North and India in the South. With Mount Everest sitting on the border between Nepal and China, the nation is well-established...
German Government Invests $780,000 to Make Vegan Meat Texture More 'Realistic'

German Government Invests $780,000 to Make Vegan Meat Texture More ‘Realistic’

The German government has invested $780,000 in a research project aimed at making the texture of vegan meat more "realistic." The project, named "Texturing Mechanisms in the Wet Extrusion of Soy and Pea Protein," will...
Corona Beer Trialing Plant-Based Biodegradable Plastic-Free Six-Pack Rings

Corona Is Switching to Vegan Plastic-Free Beer Can Rings

The popular beer company Corona is to become the first global brand to trial fully plastic-free six-pack can rings. According to Beverage Daily, Corona is set to trial rings made from plant-based, biodegradable fibers. Made from...
Farm Sanctuary Names Rescued Lambs After Vegan Celebs Kevin and Harley Quinn Smith

Vegan Celeb Kevin Smith Has Rescued Lambs Named In His Honor

Vegan filmmaker Kevin Smith and his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, are now the namesakes for rescue lambs at Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s first shelter for rescued farm animals. Via Instagram, Smith shared an image of the lambs and wrote, "Meet Kevin, Harley...
Tech Company Raises $4.2M to Make Vegan Pudding Out of Chickpeas

Tech Company Raises $4.2M to Make Vegan Pudding Out of Chickpeas

Israeli food tech company InnovoPro has become the first in the world to create 70 percent chickpea protein concentrate. The business raised $4.25 million to make vegan pudding and other products out of chickpeas. Bolstered by...
Star Trek Foundation Grants Vegan Startup $250k for Converting 16 million to Plant-Based Diet

Star Trek Foundation Grants Vegan Startup $250k for Converting 1.6 million to Plant-Based Diet

The Roddenberry Foundation, inspired by the late "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, awarded $250,000 to the vegan startup Green Monday for converting 1.6 million Hong Kong residents to a plant-based diet. The Roddenberry Foundation launched in 2010 to...
Healthy Vegan Food Is the Hottest Trend In Baby Names Now

Healthy Vegan Food Is the Hottest Trend In Baby Names Now

2018 has been a successful year for veganism, with plant-based diets influencing supermarket shelves, restaurant menus, legislation, and reportedly even baby names. BabyCenter, the world's number one digital parenting resource, recently released this year's Top 100...

7 Must-Visit Vegan-Friendly Eateries in Newcastle

Newcastle, formally known as Newcastle upon Tyne, is a popular city in the North East of England. Famous for its football club, its Great North Run annual half marathon, the loveable Geordie accent, and array...
London Marathon Reduced 200,000 Plastic Bottles With Edible Water Pods

This Is How Germany Is Going to Get Its Country Off of Plastic

Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety recently announced a five-point plan to reduce the nation's plastic waste. Svenja Schulze, the Environment Minister, said in a statement, "We produce far too...
5 Travel Tips for Finding and Eating the Best Vegan Food in Tokyo, Japan

5 Travel Tips for Eating the Best Vegan Food in Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the world's most populous metropolis. Known for its bustling city streets, tech-savvy inventions, and unique cuisine, Tokyo is on many traveller's bucket lists. However, navigating a notoriously-seafood-loving...
Vegan Food and ‘Millennials Without Can Openers’ Blamed for Decline in Canned Tuna’s Sales

Vegan Food and ‘Millennials Without Can Openers’ Blamed for Decline in Canned Tuna’s Sales

A tuna fish executive is blaming millennials who don't own can openers for the decline of sales. The Wall Street Journal reports that the market for canned fish is struggling. Top brands including StarKist, Chicken of...

Morrisons Launches Festive Vegan Alternative to ‘Pigs in Blankets’

Leading UK supermarket chain Morrisons is offering a vegan version of Christmas pigs-in-blankets this year with its Veggies in Blankets. The product features a "blend of tomato, potato, mushroom and basil" wrapped in aubergine, and offer a more...