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 Beauty Bay website, which sells the 20 Min Mulled Wine Bath Salts, the description claims that “BOD Mulled Wine Bath Salts […]
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 face that we have way too many cows in this country,” he said. “It’s a crisis because we’ve got severely polluting water […]
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 Canada Supercluster. What Is the Protein Industries Canada Supercluster? Now, Vancouver-based Burcon NutraScience Corp. has invested $65 million to build a […]
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 – or all! – of these fun activities, which are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit without exploiting any […]
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 for one of the highest levels of urban waste in the developed world. The nation’s government took initial steps in August […]
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 stores, the brand’s flagship store in Detroit will sell new, exclusive products in the 300-square-foot space. The new shop will […]
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 craft beer company Westerham Brewery. The famous tune has been solidified in pop culture with a little help from the iconic […]
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 is one of three finalists chosen for the Aphrodite Award, which will be awarded next week to a woman “who founded […]
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 of claimants also includes the Earth Island Institute, PETA, and whale expert Dr. Lori Marino. The group is suing the federal […]
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 was digitized to mimic the chimes of Big Ben – the Great Bell of the Palace of Westminster’s clock, a major […]
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 custody of her dog, Lamby, to a professional facility in Los Angeles. Via Instagram, she explained, “after four years of challenging […]
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 of animals in the Brussels-Capital Region, according to The Brussels Times. The vote means that animals will no longer carry […]
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 a YouTuber who boasts more than 1.9 million subscribers. She has supported the anti-sexual harassment feminist #MeToo movement and criticized social-media-imposed beauty […]
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 Nations Foundation, this day encourages charitable donations in response to consumerism. While it’s not necessary to donate on this day alone, […]
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 different coloured plumage of bird. These include the light lilac Rock Dove, peach Linnet, glittering gold Goldfinch, iridescent pink Ibis, […]
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 on a budget. Castro’s popular account currently boasts more than 21,000 followers. Sharing images of plant-based food from local eateries and recipes for […]
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 is served in a savoury sage and onion gravy. In a bid to promote a “Meat Free Christmas,” Iceland also […]
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 during times of pollen scarcity. According to Science News, industrial hemp plants are increasingly accessible to bees as states develop programs for […]
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 is the most ambitious project of the businessman’s environmental charity, The Wyss Foundation, to date. The initiative will aim to guard twice […]
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 Walker and Sam and Mark Koronczyk – alongside the founders of Matcha Mylkbar and Mark + Vinny’s eatery, the unique bakery consists […]