In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Iceland expands ‘No Bull’ range with vegan meatballs; Helsinki Fashion Week bans leather; Entrepreneur given $100,000 to develop vegan salmon; RSPCA condemn Superdrug for offering animal tested botox; Over 100,000 people sign petition to save racehorses; Over 30,000 people sign petition to ban ‘pony painting parties’.
Frozen food specialist Iceland has announced that they are expanding their plant-based ‘No Bull’ range with new vegan meatballs.
Making the announcement on Twitter, Iceland encouraged customers to keep their eyes peeled for the new additions.
Helsinki Fashion Week has pledged that from July 2019 onwards, they will be banning leather in a bold stand against animal cruelty.
The Nordic fashion event prides itself on its serious commitment to sustainability, promoting sustainable and ethical fashion to the thousands that attend.
Kimberlie Le, a 23-year-old student in California, has received a $100,000 grant to help her in her development of a vegan salmon burger.
The Berkeley student was named a ‘Peter Thiel Fellow’ and given the grant by successful venture capitalist and investor, Peter Thiel.
Highstreet chain Superdrug has announced that they will be trialling botox within some of their stores, which the RSPCA have been quick to condemn.
In a post on Twitter they wrote;
“Extremely disappointed with
@superdrug. Demand for injections of Botox-type products directly increases lab ANIMAL SUFFERING.”
Over 100,000 people have signed a petition encouraging the Government to set up an independent regulatory body to protect racehorses.
The petition, backed by comedian Ricky Gervais, was started by animal rights organisation Animal Aid.
Over 30,000 people have signed a petition on change.org to ban pony painting parties in the UK.
As of the 11th August 2018, the petition had gathered 36,000 signatures in just five days.