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Freelance Journalist and Environmental Research Intern | Bristol, UK | Contactable via hello@livekindly.co
Body On Demand Launches Vegan Mulled Wine Bath Salts

Relax, You Can Now Soak In a Bathtub Full of Vegan Mulled Wine

Blending festivity with relaxation, cruelty-free brand Body On Demand (BOD) offers mulled wine bath salts, enabling you to wash away your Christmas time stress while soaking in a bathtub full of vegan mulled wine. On the...
Livestock Industry Pushing New Zealand to ‘Ecological Tipping Point,’ Says Top Ecologist

Livestock Industry Pushing New Zealand to Ecological ‘Tipping Point,’ Says Top Ecologist

The livestock industry is pushing New Zealand to an "agricultural tipping point" and urgently needs reform, according to freshwater ecologist and author Mike Joy. Speaking to Newshub Nation, Joy explained the threat animal agriculture poses. "We need to...
Canada’s Prairie Provinces Want ‘Total World Domination’ on Vegan Pea Protein Producers

Canadian Prairies Want ‘World Domination’ Over Vegan Protein Market

Updated July 1, 2019. Canada's federal government and entrepreneurs want to see the three prairie provinces - Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba - achieve "world domination" over the vegan protein market through the Protein Industries...
7 Alternative Festive Holiday Activities to Visiting Reindeer Centres

7 Alternative Festive Holiday Activities to Visiting Reindeer Centres

As the holidays approach, it's time to start planning what festive activities you and your family can enjoy. This year, rather than visiting captive reindeer centres or traditional Santa's Grottos, why not try any -...
92% of Kiwis Want a Total Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

92% of Kiwis Want a Total Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

The New Zealand government will phase-out single-use plastic bags following a consultation where 92 percent of Kiwis supported the ban. Using 750 million plastic shopping bags - 154 per person - each year, New Zealanders are responsible...
7 Vegan Carry-On Luggage Travel Essentials for Your Next Vacation

7 Vegan Carry-On Luggage Travel Essentials for Your Next Vacation

Let's be honest, the plane journey to your holiday destination is not often the highlight of your vacation. However, packing the right things in your carry-on bag can make your flight that little bit...

Detroit is About to Get a Store Dedicated to Vegan Lipstick and Diversity

Detroit-based vegan lipstick brand The Lip Bar is opening its first-ever store. Whilst the brand's cruelty-free products - which include lipstick, lip gloss, and liquid matte in a range of colors - are currently available in 450 Target...
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' Vegan Lager Is Kind of Magic

There’s a Queen-Inspired ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Vegan Lager and It’s Kind of Magic

Legendary British rock band Queen have been immortalized in a vegan beer called "Bohemian Rhapsody" lager. Named after "Bohemian Rhapsody," the UK's third best-selling single of all time, the gluten-free beer is made by the Kent-based...
Natracare Founder Named Top Female Entrepreneur for Vegan, Organic, Plastic-Free Tampons and Panty Liners

Entrepreneur Celebrated for Creating Vegan, Organic, Plastic-Free Tampons and Pads

The founder of Natracare, an eco-friendly, organic vegan tampon and panty liner company, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards, which "celebrates the UK's brightest female entrepreneurs."  Natracare founder Susie Hewson-Lowe is...

SeaWorld Urged to Disclose Truth Behind ‘Blackfish’ Orca Deaths

Nine claimants, including the Animal Welfare Insitute (AWI) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, have filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over a lack of SeaWorld orca necropsy reports. The group...
Big Ben Is Just As Excited About Vegan Taco Bell Burritos As We Are

Big Ben Is Just As Excited About Vegan Taco Bell Burritos As We Are

American fast food chain Taco Bell recently opened its inaugural London location, offering city-goers a taste of its vegan-friendly Mexican cuisine. The California-based company revealed the news via a prank, where the brand's signature bell...
’Girls’ Creator Lena Dunham Only Adopts Elderly Pets

Lena Dunham Keeps Adopting Geriatric Pets No One Else Wants

American actor, writer, director, and producer Lena Dunham has revealed that she has a penchant for adopting elderly pets. The "Girls" star and creator faced some controversy last year over her pets, sparked when Dunham gave...

Brussels Parliament Recognises Animals As Sentient Beings

In a historic vote, the Brussels Parliament has unanimously backed a draft ordinance which recognises animals as sentient beings. Bianca Debaets, the State Secretary responsible for animal welfare, suggested the vote could revolutionise the treatment...
If You’re a Feminist, It’s Time to Switch to Vegan Eggs

If You’re a Feminist, It’s Time to Switch to Vegan Eggs

The question of whether feminism and veganism intersect has reemerged after powerful female social media personality and animal rights advocate Kalel "Kitten" Smith announced that she eats eggs. Kalel Smith, popularly known as Kalel Kitten, is...
7 Vegan Charities to Consider for Your Holiday Donations

9 Vegan Charities to Consider for Your Holiday Donations

Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday right after Thanksgiving, is the perfect time to show some love and support for some awesome causes. Created in 2012 by NYC's 92nd Street Y community center and the United...

Lush Cosmetics Launches World’s First Plastic-Free Vegan Highlighter

Cruelty-free beauty giant Lush Cosmetics has created the world's first plastic-free vegan highlighter range, titled "Lush Glow Sticks." Inspired by Lush co-founder Mark Constantine's adoration of nature, the highlighters come in ten shades, each celebrating a...
Brooklyn Entrepreneur Erick Castro Is Teaching People 'How To Be Vegan in the Hood’

This NYC Entrepreneur Is Teaching People ‘How to Be Vegan in the Hood’

Entrepreneur, restaurateur, and Queens native Erick Castro, best known by his Instagram moniker "How to Be Vegan in the Hood" is on a mission to teach others how easy it is to eat plant-based, even...
UK Supermarket Chain Iceland Launches Vegan Christmas Turkey Dinner 'For One'

Vegan Turkey Christmas ‘Meal For One’ Launches at Iceland

Major UK supermarket chain Iceland is launching a vegan No Turkey Christmas Dinner "for one." The mini vegan feast features plant-based turkey “accompanied by a medley of wild mushrooms, butternut squash, chestnuts & kale” and...
Your Vegan Edibles Could Be Saving Bees From Extinction

Your Vegan Edibles Could Be Saving Bees From Extinction

Vegan edibles featuring CBD or cannabis are helping to save starving bees, according to research out of Colorado, the nation's leader in hemp production. The data indicate that hemp fields may be vital to bee health...
Swiss Businessman Hansjörg Wyss Donates $1 Billion to Protect 30% of the Planet By 2030

83-Year-Old Swiss Entrepreneur Donates $1 Billion to Protect the Planet

Notoriously media-shy Swiss businessman and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss has launched and donated $1 billion to the Wyss Campaign for Nature in a bid to conserve 30 percent of the planet's land and oceans by 2030. It...
New Melbourne Vegan Bakery 'Weirdoughs' Serves Dairy-Free Cube-Shaped Croissants

You Can Now Buy Cubed Vegan Croissants in Melbourne

True to its name, new vegan bakery "Weirdoughs," based in Melbourne, is serving croissants in the form of dense 3D cubes. Founded by the same team responsible for vegan fast food chain Lord of the Fries - Amanda...