VEGAN NEWS

The Latest Vegan News on Animals, Health & the Environment

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When is Vegan Not Vegan?

By Global Vegans

The media attention surrounding Nestlé picked up earlier this month, when the company announced its plans to release a vegan KitKat later this year - complete with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. Many vegans were delighted, with the plant-based press quickly picking up the story and celebrating Nestlé’s latest move into the ever-growing vegan market.

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How Will Brexit Affect Animal Rights?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

On the 31st December 2020, Britain officially left the EU - the highly controversial departure we all know as Brexit. During the UK’s four-and-a-half-year transition period, preparations for Britain’s departure from the bloc inspired myriad questions about the future of the United Kingdom.

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Do Celebrities Help or Harm the Vegan Movement?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Despite the many abhorrent acts inflicted upon animals in abattoirs and laboratories across the world, and despite the best efforts of the vegan community to draw the public’s attention towards these horrific truths, there is nothing quite like the global infatuation with plant-based celebrities to drag the vegan movement into the headlines.

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Scientists Warn of the Link Between Animal Agriculture and Future Pandemics

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The environmental impact of intensive farming is well-documented, but scientists have now warned that the world’s demand for cheap and readily accessible meat could have catastrophic consequences that far surpass anything we have seen before. Specifically, global farming and animal interaction could be responsible for future pandemics that are far more destructive than any we have previously dealt with.

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EU is the World’s Largest Exporter of Live Farm Animals, According to FAO Figures

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Last year, the UK government revealed that proceedings had started to ban the live export of animals for fattening and slaughter from England and Wales. The move, which was confirmed by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in December, had previously been banned under EU single market legislation.

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The Truth Behind The Annual Taiji Dolphin Hunts

By Tyler, Global Vegans

It is difficult to imagine aquatic mammals more mesmerising than dolphins and whales. Perhaps it’s the ethereal way that whales glide through the ocean, seeming to float effortlessly despite their cumbersome size. Or, maybe it’s the playfulness and curiosity of dolphins convincing us that we have a connection with these complex cetaceans.

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Where Will Veganism Be in 10 Years?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The end of Veganuary is in sight, meaning the 500,000 people taking part in this year’s pledge have a decision to make. On the 1st February, will they embrace veganism for good or revert to eating animal products?

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Yellow Mealworms Deemed Safe for Human Consumption by EFSA

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Bug-based protein is set to shake up the meat alternative industry over the next few years.

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Germany Bans Meat Sector Subcontracting in a Bid to Tackle Employee Exploitation

By Tyler, Global Vegans

On January 1st, a law banning the practice of subcontracting employees for slaughterhouse work came into force in Germany. In addition to criminalising subcontracting in the meat sector, the law also puts new restrictions on hiring temporary workers and sets a minimum standard for employee accommodation.

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Is Lab-grown Meat a Vegan Friend or Foe?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

When the first lab-grown beef burger was developed in 2013, it challenged the future of agricultural farming. Suddenly, we could start to picture a world where 50 billion chickens alone weren’t slaughtered every year to feed the global demand for meat.

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Did Veganuary Not Make You Feel Better? We Might Know Why

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Veganuary 2021 has just finished, with more than half a million people from across the globe having pledged to give up animal products for the first 31 days of the year. This means half a million people finally embracing the many benefits of an animal exploitation-free lifestyle, which could just be the stepping stone to a vegan future. Or so we hope.

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UK Government Authorises Use of Bee-Killing Pesticide by Sugar Beet Farmers

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Bees are responsible for pollinating essential crops, supporting the growth of wildflowers and protecting delicate ecosystems - and are widely considered to be the most important species on Earth. Despite this the UK Government, post-Brexit, is allowing bee killing pesticides, banned in the EU, to be used in the UK.

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The SAS Goes Vegan: Plant-Based Eating Rises in the Armed Forces

By Tyler, Global Vegans

It was recently reported that 30% of new SAS recruits follow a vegan or vegetarian diet - news that will surely please the UK’s plant-based community!

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Chicago Start-up to Produce Vegan Protein from Yellowstone Microbes

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The future of ‘meat’ is here. Introducing Fy Protein, a completely vegan protein produced using volcanic microbes from geothermal springs found in the USA’s Yellowstone National Park.

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Plant Based Grocery & Lifestyle Business Revs Up Growth

By Global Vegans

We wanted to tell you about a vegan small business success story. Founded in 2016, Vegan Fine Brands, opened its first retail location in the Riverwalk section of Ft Lauderdale, FL. It not only survived the 2020 pandemic but also has just announced an equity crowdfunding raise.

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Live Exports to be Banned by England and Wales

By Tyler, Global Vegans

In a positive step for animal welfare, the UK government has announced its plans to ban the live exportation of animals for both slaughter and fattening from England and Wales.

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Could Veganuary 2021 be our Stepping Stone to a Vegan Future?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

For many Vegans and plant-based eaters, January has now become synonymous with Veganuary - the month-long pledge that saw 400,000 people sign up to adopt a Vegan diet during the first month of 2020.

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Is Greenwashing Vegan Exploitation or a Necessary Evil?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Earlier this year, it was reported that Cadbury - one of Britain’s oldest chocolate manufacturers - is planning to release a Vegan alternative to its classic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.

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Global Vegans Welcomes the Age of Aquarius and a Transformative Era for Veganism

By Tyler, Global Vegans

After what can only be described as a demanding and somewhat relentless year, it’s no surprise that so many people are clinging on to the hope that 2021 will bring stability and positive change.

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Q2 2020 Sees Major Growth and Expansion of Vegan Vitamin Product Lines

By Global Vegans

Future Kind, the vitamin company especially for vegans, flexitarians and reducetarians, has announced an expanded line of vitamin products will be introduced throughout the summer and available for purchase in North America.

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Chinese Ban Consumption of Wild Animals

By Global Vegans

Human consumption of wild animals, along with its associated trading activities, were banned this week by the Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

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Black Americans are Almost 3 Times More Likely To Be Vegan Than White Americans

By Global Vegans

A recent BBC report which cites a Pew Research Centre survey claims that 8% of black Americans are strict vegans or vegetarians, compared to just three percent of the rest of the U.S population.

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Is animal farming, eg mink, worth the risk of a global pandemic and the consequential human and economic devastation?

By Global Vegans

The repercussions of our abuse of animals and the natural world extend far beyond the lives of those animals and our shared environment.

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Using Vegan Products Is More Popular Than Actually Being Vegan

By Global Vegans

A recent study into the buying habits around vegan products has concluded that just under one-tenth of British women exclusively buy vegan beauty products.

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Vegan Film Festival Announces Free Online Film Streaming

By Global Vegans

With the spread of COVID-19 and the international quarantine, the International Vegan Film Festival - World Tour has come to a halt.

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Bucking Tradition takes home Grand Prize at 2019 Ottawa International Film Festival

By Global Vegans

The second annual Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival (OIVFF) took place at The Chamber Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this evening and the organization is proud to announce this year’s winners in the film and photo categories.

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Vegan Food Consumption Growth - Passing Trend or the New Normal

By Global Vegans

Even before the Covid19 pandemic struck, forcing people to lock-down at home, experts had already predicted plant-based sales growth in 2020. The pandemic has led to increased sales of food and the plant-based sector has shared in this growth.

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Conservation in Crisis - Ecotourism Collapse Threatens Communities and Wildlife

By The Guardian

From the vast plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya to the delicate corals of the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelles, conservation work to protect some of the world’s most important ecosystems is facing crisis.

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Chinas Wildlife Farmers Offered A Buy-Out To Transition Away From Breeding Wild Animals

By Karen Lapizco, World Animal News

Wildlife farmers in two provinces in mainland China are being offered a government buy-out to facilitate a move away from breeding wild animals for consumption, as part of the country’s crackdown on the wildlife trade in the wake of COVID-19.

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Four Lion Cubs Kept in Squalid Conditions Freed Thanks to British Campaigners

By ByNada Farhoud, The Mirror

Horus, Dadou, Thea and Cersei, also known as the Lions of Lyon, were found in appalling conditions in France after they were taken from their mothers by the exotic wildlife trade.

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What to Know about Vegan Diets

By Medical News Today

A vegan or plant-based diet excludes all animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs.

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Beyond Meat Obtains 150M USD Credit Facility to Facilitate Global Growth

By Vegconomist

In what looks like the world’s biggest plant-based overdraft facility, Beyond Meat has obtained $150 million five-year secured revolving credit facility through JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Silicon Valley Bank.

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Milkadamias Jim Richards - What We are Witnessing is Not Solely a Food Movement

By Vegconomist

In the last of our end-of-year guest posts, plant milk brand Milkadamia’s founder and CEO Jim Richards talks about his year in food.

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Our Cruel Treatment of Animals Led to the Coronavirus

By David Benatar, The New York Times

The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.

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Conservation in Crisis Why Covid-19 Could Push Mountain Gorillas Back to the Brink

By The Guardian

Once a step away from extinction, their survival was a rare success story. But groundbreaking gorilla conservation is now in peril.

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The Meat they Eat is a Pandemic Risk Too

By Sigal Samuel, Vox

“If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms.”

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Why are Women More Likely to Go Vegan Than Men

By Euronews

There has been an extraordinary upsurge in the number of people deciding to go vegan over the past 10 years.

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Burger King 'Plant-Based' Whopper Ads Banned

By BBC

Burger King has been banned from showing adverts suggesting its Rebel Whopper, which is cooked alongside meat and contains egg, is vegan-friendly.

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'Fake' Meat on the Menu as China Reopens Restaurants

By BBC

As China reopens restaurants and cafes, more plant-based "fake" meat products are popping up on menus.

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