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06/23/2017 STARVING PIGS SAVED FROM SMALL ISLAND IN CALIFORNIA

Last week, a 10-person team from animal-rights organization Farm Sanctuary rescued six pigs stranded on a small island—“Pig Island”—in the Joaquin River Delta in Central Valley, CA. A man dropped off several pigs on the island four years ago under the assumption that they would be able to survive on the native vegetation. Those pigs died due to lack of consumable food, and their offspring—the six rescued individuals—were found by Farm Sanctuary workers in a deplorable state. “This rescue is like nothing I have ever experienced before,” Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director Susie Coston said. “They are way too thin, which could be because of hunger, poor nutrition, parasites, disease, or any combination, and I suspect one might be pregnant. But we will not fail these pigs.” The animals were only fed occasionally by a local resident, visiting boaters, and tourists—who harassed the pigs, hunted them for food, and even poured beer down their throats. (vegnews.com)

06/20/2017 PAMELA ANDERSON TO OPEN VEGAN EATERY IN FRANCE

Baywatch actress-turned-activist Pamela Anderson announced plans to open vegan restaurant La Table du Marché ("The Market Table") by Pamela in Saint-Tropez, France on July 4. The restaurant's American Independence Day opening date is no coincidence. Anderson's restaurant announcement was part of an online letter she penned about her boyfriend and WikiLeaks founder Julian Paul Assange, who is currently living in the confines of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London under political asylum. In the letter, Anderson invites new French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux to La Table du Marché on opening day to discuss what can be done to free Assange. The star ends her letter with a bold call to action for humans and animals alike. "Stop interfering in elections," Anderson writes. "Stop torturing animals and eating them. Stop writing speeches on goatskin. Letting Julian go free would change everything." (vegnews.com)

06/19/2017 FARMER SENDS COWS TO SANCTUARY

English farmer Jay Wilde recently donated 63 cows to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary to save them from slaughter. Wilde inherited the farm—which then produced dairy products—after his father died in 2011, then switched to producing organic beef, feeling the dairy industry was egregiously cruel. Wilde—a vegetarian for 25 years—decided to take animals out of his business entirely this year because he "couldn't believe it was right to eat them." Now, Wilde plans to raise organic vegetables on his land without the use of animal products or fertilizers. "Cows have good memories and a range of emotions. They form relationships. I've even seen them cry," Wilde told BBC News. "It was very difficult to do [my] best to look after them and then send them to the slaughterhouse for what must be a terrifying death." (vegnews.com)

06/16/2017 VEGAN CYCLIST RIDES 2000 MILES TO SAVE RHINOS

Vegan advocate Matt Meyer is riding his bicycle while hauling a 350-pound replica of a rhinoceros (which he named "Lunar") down the entirety of the Pacific coast of the US for the purpose of raising funds and awareness for the endangered species. The cyclist formed a bond with the animals while working as a safari tour guide in his homeland, South Africa, and became vegan after making the connection that rhinos are no different from animals such as cows. Meyer has stopped at schools along his journey to educate students about the plight of rhinos, and is hoping to raise $250,000 to donate to organizations that work to end the poaching of rhinos in Africa and Asia. On the other side of the world, vegan cyclist Jackson Long is set to embark on a journey across Europe to raise awareness for animal-rights later this summer. (vegnews.com)

06/16/2017 HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER PROMPTS STARS TO RETHINK MEAT

After last week's premiere of new animal-rights centric film Okja in Cannes, France, cast members revealed the impact the film had on their eating habits. Okja is a futuristic film, wherein Lucy Mirando, played by actress Tilda Swinton, orders six pig-like creatures to be raised to weigh several tons, and then be slaughtered. One pig, Okja, becomes a lovable companion to Mija—played by Korean actress Seo-Hyun Ahn. When it comes time to slaughter Okja, an animal-rights group—headed by "Silver," played by actor Devon Bostick—steps in to save the pig-like creature. The film has made recent headlines as a captivating account of the cruelty inherent in the animal agriculture industry, and is set to debut on Netflix on June 28. (vegnews.com)

06/13/2017 ARIZONA STRUGGLES TO FIND EGG AND DAIRY FARM WORKERS

During the annual agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona meeting held last month in Tempe, farmers expressed their concern over a labor shortage on egg and dairy farms in the state. "If you think a millennial in this country is going to work in a stinky chicken farm six days a week for up to 12 hours a day in triple digit temperatures, it's not going to happen," egg farmer Jim Manos said. "So we need to change our thinking about how we can guarantee a labor pool." Dairy farmer Paul Rovey voiced similar concerns. "Over half of the U.S. dairy farm labor pool is comprised of foreign-born workers and our industry today cannot operate without immigrant workers," Rovey said. Meanwhile, according to last year's report compiled by trade group Plant Based Foods Association, the plant-based industry boosted the economy by $13.7 billion in 2016 and created 60,000 jobs that paid $13,000 more annually than the average American salary. (vegnews.com)

06/12/2017 UK SUPERMARKET DOUBLES VEGAN MILK PRODUCTS

Last week, the UK supermarket chain added 18 more plant-based milk alternatives—doubling its dairy-free offerings—to the shelves of 300 stores. "We're delighted with the performance of our dairy alternative milk [line] over the last year," Sainsbury’s milk buyer James Curtis said. "By adding these fantastic quality, great-tasting branded lines like Califia Farms, we will be a real destination shop for customers looking to replace regular milk with non-dairy alternatives." Sainsbury's reported that the performance of its plant-based milk category has grown by 11.5 percent last year, and 28.8 percent in the past two years. Two major supermarket chains, Sainsbury's and Tesco, are battling to attract the business of Britain's growing vegan population—as evidenced by both markets launching their own vegan cheese lines only months apart. (vegnews.com)

06/12/2017 IRISH RUGBY STAR GOES VEGAN

Rugby team Leeds Rhinos' international player Anthony Mullally went vegan last month. Mulally first gave up red meat in 2015 before becoming a pescatarian, and then became a vegetarian shortly thereafter. "It wasn't long between each change ... I felt like a hypocrite," Mullally said. "That was particularly true when I decided to switch from vegetarian to become fully vegan, when I read up about the egg and milk industry." The 25-year-old Irish-born athlete believes humans are not designed to consume meat, and stated, "I feel evidence is more compelling for a vegan diet." Athletes around the world—including boxer David Haye, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, and former Mr. Universe Barny du Plessis—thrive on a plant-based diet. (vegnews.com)

06/09/2017 BRAZIL'S VEGAN SCENE EXPLODES IN JUST THREE YEARS

Food industry outlet Foodnavigator-USA recently spoke with Gustavo Guadagnini, the Brazilian director of non-profit organization Good Food Institute, to gain insight about the plant-based scene in the Latin American country. According to Guadagnini, plant-based companies in Brazil are growing at a rate of 40 percent annually, and cruelty-free products have undergone a massive transformation since 2014—when the only vegan products on store shelves were a powdered cheese mixture and several soy-based alternatives. In 2017, Guadagnini says vegan options include nut-based milk, potato-based cheese, soy-based meat alternatives, and egg-free mayonnaise, made by a variety of brands. (vegnews.com)

06/09/2017 70 PERCENT OF GLOBAL POPULATION IS DROPPING MEAT

According to new research compiled by market insight company GlobalData, 70 percent of the world population is ditching meat—either reducing intake or eschewing it altogether—in favor of plant-based protein. "As consumers look to eat healthier and cleaner while reducing their impact on the planet," Nicole Peranick of food industry marketplace New Hope Network said, "items like pea protein powder, plant-based burgers, nut-based cheese, jackfruit shredded 'meat,' and soy chorizo are popping up left and right on restaurant menus and in stores." This new data is consistent with last year's prediction by Allied Market Research that the global meat-replacement market will reach $5.2 billion by 2020 with a compounded annual growth rate of 8.4 percent. (vegnews.com)

06/08/2017 THE CZECH REPUBLIC MARCHES TOWARD FUR FARMING BAN!

The Chamber of Deputies has forwarded yesterday to the Senate the bill that proposes a full ban on the fur farms in the Czech Republic. In the third reading, 132 deputies voted for the ban, 9 voted against and 20 abstained from voting. The approved proposal states that fur farms have to be closed down by January 31, 2019. At the same time, the proposal makes it possible for the farmers to apply for financial compensation, to ensure that they will not have problems meeting their long-term financial obligations. The bill will now enter the Senate and then it has to be signed by the President. If it passes, the Czech Republic will join 12 European countries that have already passed bans or legal regulations of the so-called fur animals farming. According to the public opinion survey conducted by the agency Focus, 83 % of the Czech Republic population agree with a law to close the fur farms. There are 9 farms with minks and foxes at present in the Czech Republic country with some 20 000 animals. (www.svobodazvirat.cz)

06/08/2017 VEGAN BODYBUILDERS WIN 33 MEDALS AT 2017 FIT GAMES

Vegan nonprofit bodybuilding organization PlantBuilt collectively won 32 medals during the 2017 Naturally Fit Games in Austin, TX last Saturday. The games welcomed 1000 total participants—39 of whom included PlantBuilt's entrants—who were challenged in various fitness events including kettlebell, powerlifting, bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting, and CrossFit. In addition to winning 32 medals—22 of which were for first place—the vegan team's own Sara Lee set both the world and American records for kettlebell. PlantBuilt was founded by husband-and-wife team Dani Taylor and Giacomo Marchese in 2013 for the purpose of proving that consuming animal products is not necessary for building muscle. To date, more than 100 athletes—from countries around the world including Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and Germany—have competed with the PlantBuilt team and have raised $20,000 to support vegan outreach organizations, non-profits, and farmed animal sanctuaries. (vegnews.com)

06/07/2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAKES A CASE TO BAN ZOOS

A recent feature published by National Geographic explored the viability of zoos in the current era. Writer James Draven argued that zoos are often not conservation facilities. "Zoos are prisons for animals, camouflaging their cruelty with conservation claims," PETA's Director of International Programs Mimi Bekhechi told Draven. President of animal-rights organization Born Free, Will Travers, supported Bekhechi's statement, and added that only 15 percent of the animals held captive at zoos are considered threatened which negates the claim that zoos are actively involved in restoring wildlife. Draven credited social media visibility of zoo activities—such as the shooting of gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo last year—for a decline in public opinion about the facilities. "When it comes to lethal force and animal welfare, at least," Draven wrote, "public opinion swiftly sides against zoos." (vegnews.com)

06/06/2017 VEGAN BURGER USES 75 PERCENT LESS WATER THAN MEAT

Vegan company Impossible Foods released its first sustainability report, wherein it outlined the environmental benefits of producing plant-based meat when compared to animal-derived products. The report revealed that the production of the company's premier product, the Impossible Burger, uses 75 percent less water, 95 percent less land, and produces 87 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than that of an animal-based burger. Impossible Foods is currently constructing a new product facility in Oakland, CA with the capacity to produce one million pounds of burgers, which the company plans to distribute to more than 1,000 restaurants nationwide by the end of the year. (vegnews.com)

06/06/2017 STARVING LIBERIAN CHIMPS SAVED BY $6 MILLION DEAL

Earlier last week, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that it had come to an agreement with New York Blood Center (NYBC) regarding more than 60 chimpanzees who NYBC left to die on islands in Liberia in 2015. NYBC agreed to contribute $6 million for the long-term, daily care of the primates it used for animal experiments. HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle reveals that HSUS will use the funds to set up an endowment for the animals, expand and improve sanctuary facilities, and work with animal care specialists on the ground in Liberia—as well as the government—to assure the chimpanzees are receiving proper care for the entirety of their estimated 40-year lifespans. HSUS is working in partnership with several other animal-rights organizations and individuals including Humane Society International, the Jane Goodall Institute, and sister actresses Kate and Rooney Mara to end the suffering these chimpanzees have endured. (vegnews.com)

06/05/2017 VEGAN TRAVEL IS SKYROCKETING IN AUSTRALIA

Founder of travel resource website VegTrip Peter Logan revealed that Australian interest in vegan travel—particularly in the luxury sector—has seen a large increase in the past two years. "When we started our site four years ago," Logan said, "most [of] the hotels that we added were locations that had been vegetarian for a long time. Now we are seeing more and more newly started hotels just for vegans popping up." On the ground, vegan hotels are experiencing an uptick in business. Veganism in Australia has been growing steadily, as evidenced by a Google Trend report that revealed "vegan" was the most searched dietary term on the continent in 2016. (vegnews.com)

06/01/2017 WORLD'S FIRST ALGAE-BASED SHOES DEBUT IN JULY

London-based footwear company Vivobarefoot partnered with Mississippi-based eco-material manufacturer Bloom Foam to create the world's first algae-based shoes. The lightweight, amphibious shoes are made from algal biomass harvested from waters around the world that are susceptible to algal blooms—aquatic formations that are dangerous to drinking water and wildlife. Vivobarefoot estimates that each pair of shoes will help recirculate 57 gallons of filtered water back into natural habitats, and substantially decrease the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by traditional shoe production processes—such as those that rely on animal-based products. The collaboration's first pair of shoes, the Ultra III, is slated for debut in July 2017. (vegnews.com)

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