Senior Editor | New York City, NY | Contactable via: kat@livekindly.com

Kat has been writing about veganism, environment, and sustainability for five years. Their interests include over-analyzing the various socioeconomic forms of oppression, how that overlaps with veganism, and how the media in all of its forms reflects the current culture.



This week on LIVEKINDLY News: Icelandic whaling company IP-Utgerd has announced it is ending whaling for good. Austria closed its last-remaining coal-fired power plant in favor of green energy. Dublin’s Trinity College is urging Ireland to ditch meat to reduce global greenhouse emissions.

Meat plant workers are pushing back at Trump’s executive order to keep slaughterhouses open. Fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s is facing major beef shortages due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are speaking out about the factory farming industry, noting that it is much worse than wild animal markets. Joaquin Phoenix spent a weekend grilling vegan barbecue from Crossroads Kitchen.

Olivia Colman recently helped to deliver vegan meals to London’s most vulnerable communities. McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski revealed the chain is getting ready to launch vegan options in the US. A vegan hotel is set to open this summer in Mykonos, Greece.