In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Asda credits its growth in sales to vegan food; Pizza Express set to launch new vegan options to celebrate World Vegan Day; 1 million people sign petition to ban dog meat trade; Prue and Paul defend GBBO vegan week; Pets at Home bans kangaroo meat in products sold in-store; Pet shops to be banned from selling puppies and kittens; Plant-based supermarket open in London.
British supermarket Asda has reported a 0.4% rise in like-for-like sale in the three months leading up to June, partially crediting its vegan options for this rise.
In the same three months, Asda expanded its own-brand vegan range, with a new range launching in May.
British pizza chain Pizza Express has announced it will launch a host of new vegan options to celebrate World Vegan Day on November 1st.
The chain will launch a Peperonata Pasta, a gluten-free pasta dish containing tomato and pepper sauce seasoned with garlic and herbs and a new plant-based pizza.
Almost 1 million people have signed a petition urging South Korean President Moon Jae-In to end the brutal dog meat trade within South Korea.
Animal rights activists in Seoul delivered the petition by hand to the President’s residence.
The campaigners included the Humane Society International/Korea, Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), and petition site Care2.
Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood have defended the Great British Bake Off’s decision to include a vegan week in the upcoming series.
The popular baking show, now in its ninth series, will soon be including its very first vegan week.
Paul Hollywood believes that this decision reflects the dietary choices the British public are now making.
The largest animal products retailer in the UK, Pets at Home, will no longer be selling kangaroo meat in any of their stores.
The CEO of Pets at Home, Peter Pritchard, made the decision after animal rights charity Viva! informed him about the horrors of the unregulated trade.
A new law will ban pet shops and commercial businesses from selling puppies and kittens in a bid to reduce the number of cruel puppy and kitten farms which put profits over animal well-being.
Now, anyone buying or adopting a pet less than six months old will have to buy directly from the breeder or a rescue centre.
The Plant Based Supermarket has opened its doors to become East London’s first 100% vegan supermarket.
Based in Homerton, East London, and open 7 days a week, the new supermarket stocks a variety of plant-based snacks, frozen foods, cookies, vegan cheeses, ice cream.