This week’s news: Black lives matter. In 2020, this should go without saying. Vegan celebrities and allies are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and in seeking justice against police brutality. Beyonce seeks justice for George Floyd, Jay-Z thanks Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for appointing Black Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to the Floyd case, Lewis Hamilton urges fans to denounce racism, and Snoop Dogg shares Instagram posts in solidarity with the movement. Celebrities sign an open letter to defund the police, and re-allocate resources to communities.
A United Nations-backed organization is urging investors to back sustainable, plant-based food products. For the first time in more than 600 years, white storks have hatched in the wild in Britain. A member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference urges the organization to eat vegetarian meals during receptions. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, China is embracing veganism.
Vegan boxing legend Mike Tyson says he is getting back in shape and may re-enter the ring. Simon Cowell may release a vegan cookbook after losing 60 pounds on a plant-based diet. Cher is working to put an end to animal exploitation and helped free “the loneliest elephant” Kaavan from a zoo in Islamabad. Kevin Hart advocates for a meat-free diet on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and urges the media to be on the right side of history.