In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: McDonald’s Launches The McVegan; The Diner have added a brand new vegan menu; 12 year old hangs himself after being bullied for being vegan; ‘Real vegan cheese’ created by scientists; New York museum removes animal abuse ‘art’; Pro skater launches vegan Converse shoes; Foie Gras fight attracts MPs and celebrities; School launches vegan-only menu; New Zealand dairy farms use equivalent of 60 million people’s water.
Today, McDonald’s have launched the trial of their new burger, the McVegan. The trial is taking place at an outlet in Finland, which if successful, could expand worldwide.
At the moment, the McVegan can only be found at their outlet in Tampere, Finland, until the end of November. At the end of the trial, the fast-food chain will evaluate the burger’s performance and make a decision on its future.
American chain, The Diner, have announced a brand new separate vegetarian and vegan menu.
The menu is set to exclusively debut at their Islington outlet on the 10th October and will include comfort foods such as vegan pancakes, vegan mac and cheese and vegan southern fried seitan.
Being vegan, we often get the odd taunt here and there. However, poor Louie Tom Fenton, a 12 year old boy from Hertford, was bullied to such an extent he took his own life.
According to the Telegraph, he had endured years of bullying due to his veganism and even had meat thrown at him during his lunch break.
Vegan cheese sales are booming, and more people than ever are looking for delicious dairy alternatives. Although coconut and soya make up the majority of vegan cheese, scientists believe that they have formulated real vegan cheese, that will blow others out of the water.
Real Vegan Cheese want to create vegan cheese so good, that even dairy lovers won’t be able to tell the difference.
Following complaints, the Guggenheim Museum in New York has decided to remove ‘art’ installations depicting animal abuse. It comes after pressure has been mounting from the public and animal rights activists.
Kenny Anderson, a renowned professional skater, has partnered with Converse to launch a vegan line of shoes.
The collection is called the “Cons X Chocolate Kenny” and comprises of cotton clothing and three unisex shoes made from recycled canvas and animal-free glue that feature organic cotton laces.
Eating meat is cruel enough, yet foie gras is exceptionally horrific. Ducks and geese are repeatedly force fed through a tube, until their livers are 10x the size they should be.
They are forced to permanently reside in cramped cages, while their livers fatten and become diseased. They are violently force fed several times a day, with many dying within their cages. It is unimaginably cruel, and its production is known to be inhumane.
A German International school in Chennai, on the eastern coast of India, has been awarded the Compassionate School Award for its vegan-only menu.
Experts say that New Zealand dairy farms now use the same amount of water as 60 million people.
The New Zealand dairy industry is made up of over 2,000 farms, with new water taxes now being proposed to combat the huge amount of water wasted.