Gadhimai Festival, World’s Largest Animal Sacrifice Ritual, to Take Place Soon!

The Gadhimai Festival is the world’s largest animal sacrifice ritual. Thousands of buffaloes, goats, and chickens are slaughtered to please the Hindu goddess of power, Gadhimai. A few years ago, it was falsely reported that the animal sacrifices at the festival are banned. Devout Hindus can be asked not to sacrifice animals, but they cannot be banned from…

Stop Mocking Vegans

They’re right about ethics and the environment. If you won’t join them, at least respect their effort to build a sustainable future. When Popeyes’ new fried chicken sandwich went viral for its deliciousness last week, I did not pause, not even for a second, to consider the vast toll of suffering and environmental destruction inherent in its…

Labour plans to phase out animal testing as part of manifesto promise

Party also pledges, if in government, to ban trophy hunters from selling their spoils in the UK. Labour would gradually phase out animal testing and ban trophy hunters from selling their spoils in the UK as part of the party’s animal welfare manifesto. After consultations with the public, the party would also carry out a review…

ATLANTA KFC SELLS OUT OF VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN IN FIVE HOURS

Today, crowds of customers waited for more than an hour at a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) location in Atlanta, GA to sample vegan Beyond Fried Chicken. KFC painted its Cobb Parkway location in Smyrna bright green and erected a Beyond Fried Chicken billboard to promote its vegan chicken options—which drew crowds that wrapped around two city…

What chronic illnesses are people with HIV more likely to experience?

New research looks into the chronic illnesses that people living with HIV are at most risk of developing. In the United States, over 1 million people are currently living with an HIV infection. Worldwide, 1.8 million people have HIV. Overall, the incidence of HIV infections has declined over the past few decades. The mortality rate from an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related…

KFC will soon be serving vegan fried chicken — with Beyond Meat’s help

Colonel Sanders will soon be serving vegan fried chicken to see if customers think it’s finger lickin’ good. KFC will start testing plant-based fried chicken from Beyond Meat in an Atlanta restaurant on Tuesday. The test makes the Yum Brands subsidiary the first national U.S. fast-food chain to introduce a Beyond chicken item, beating Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. Beyond pulled…

More than 5,000 Scots living with HIV virus

More than 5,000 people are living with HIV in Scotland, official figures suggest. A report published by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) said the majority of the 5,352 people diagnosed were men – 73% (3,916) – while 1,436 women were estimated to have the virus. As of December 2018, 92% were attending HIV services for specialist…

Chemical pollution: Cause of ‘bloody’ Nsukwao River

It has now been established that, the ‘bloody’ Nsukwao River in the Eastern region was caused by a chemical pollution. A factory sited upstream the River is said to have been responsible for the contamination. According to the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ebenezer Tetteh, “the colour of the…