The BIGGEST Vegan Restaurant In The WORLD | Vegan News | LIVEKINDLY

The BIGGEST Vegan Restaurant In The WORLD | Vegan News | LIVEKINDLY

This week: Wendy’s hints at launching
vegan burgers. The world’s largest vegan restaurant is opening in Dubai. Ethiopia
planted 350 million trees in one day to fight climate change, and find out which
country might tax meat to save the planet. All that and more on LIVEKINDLY’s
weekly vegan news. Fast food giant Wendy’s might launch vegan burgers soon. During the company’s 2019 second quarter earnings call this week, CEO Todd Penegor revealed that the chain intends on entering the plant-based food scene.
“Clearly there is growth out there in plant-based proteins, and we believe that
it is a trend that will be here to stay.” He added that Wendy’s “is taking a hard
look and what the options would be for us at the restaurant.” Unlike other fast-food chains like Burger King, White Castle, and Carl’s Jr.,
Wendy’s vegan burger might not offer the popular burgers from brands Impossible
Foods and Beyond Meat, according to Penegor. Any plant-based options would
be unique to Wendy’s. The culinary team is currently exploring recipes. Travel giant British Airways is the latest airline to cut ties with SeaWorld. The
UK’s second largest airline will no longer sell tickets to any attractions
that keeps wild animals captive, including dolphin tours. The move was
applauded by international animal rights group PETA. British Airways previously
partnered with the David Sheldrick Trust, which operates the most successful
orphaned elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. In
2005, the company committed to halting the transportation of animals bound for
scientific experimentation. British Airways joins a growing list of Airlines
and travel companies including United Airlines, Virgin Holidays, WestJet, and Air Canada, breaking away from SeaWorld due to animal welfare
concerns. Adidas has just launched another vegan
shoe made from recycled ocean plastic. The largest sportswear brand in the
world’s newest sneaker is made from plastic collected from beaches and
coastal towns. “The fish eat the trash, then we eat the fish.” We’re feeding ourselves our own garbage and it’s now in our blood streams. We’ve got to avoid plastic, we’ve got to get out of the ocean and reuse it. Called the Terrex Two Parley, it is a collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that “seeks to synchronize the economic system of humankind with the ecosystem of nature and make environmental protection fiscally lucrative for paysetting major
companies.” Parley works with partner organizations
in coastal areas of the Maldives to collect the plastic. It then sends the
plastic to Taiwan where a processing facility makes it into yarn. It’s not the
first time Adidas has partnered with Parley. The sportswear giant partnered
with a group in 2018 to launch 7,000 pairs of vegan sneakers. Each pair contained 12 plastic bottles worth of waste, with some coming from discarded
fishing nets. “More than 8 million tons of plastic waste is washed out into the oceans every year Our actions put it there. It’s killing the wildlife, and it’s killing you and me.” Eric Liedtke, executive board member for Global Brands
Adidas Group said it’s “spinning the problem into a solution.” In 2018, Adidas
announced intentions to make all of its products with recycled plastics pulled
from the ocean before 2024. The change would see around 450 million pairs of
shoes being made with recycled plastic every year. The company has also worked
with sustainable English designer Stella McCartney on several collaborations. Coming up – Royal Caribbean cruises launches a three-course vegan menu COMING SOON. Apparel by LIVEKINDLY. Sign up using the link in the description to get 10% off your first order. Germany is considering a meat axe to cut carbon emissions. Meat is currently relatively cheap across Germany, with just a 7% tax. But lawmakers say a 19% tax on meat could help slash carbon emissions. Meat is notorious for
its impact on the planet and even the UN recently advised that people should eat
less of it in order to mitigate climate change. “And it’s one of the primary culprits behind every major environmental concern, whether you’re
talking about climate change, water pollution, air pollution, or deforestation.” Germany isn’t alone in suggesting a tax. Earlier this year, British MP Caroline Lucas urged the UK government to seriously consider taxing meat for
environmental reasons. Meat features in a number of traditional German dishes The national dish, sauerbraten, is a meaty pot roast, and the country is also known for
its love of food like the bratwurst (grilled sausage), and schnitzel (breaded pork or chicken). the nation is slowly The nation is slowly embracing vegan food. In 2017, Mintel data revealed that Germany launched more new vegan products than any other nation. The 2017 documentary “The End of Meat” by director Marc Pierschel, explored the rise
of the German vegan food movement in detail. “…the future that doesn’t include
the exploitation of animals.” In Germany, home of bratwurst and schnitzel, meat is an integral part of the diet. That is,
until a few years ago, when perception somewhat evolved. Health concerns and
meat scandals led to a public debate about the ethical implications of meat
consumption, and the rise of plant-based diets,” says the website. Cruise Line Royal Caribbean added a three-course vegan dinner to its main dining rooms. The company’s Windjammer Buffet has offered plant-based food for some time, but this marks the cruise line’s first
vegan dining room option. The new menu features edamame stuffed
portobello mushrooms, vegan spaghetti Bolognese, and orzo pasta stew with green vegetables. For dessert, there’s dairy-free toffee cheesecake with dark chocolate and a peanut butter crust. Royal Caribbean joints other luxury ships in offering plant-based options: including Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages and Oceania. Coming Up – Nearly half the people who buy vegan food do it for the animals. Ethiopia just set a new world record for planting trees. The African nation planted more than 350
million trees in one day. Previously, India held the record for the
most trees planted in one day, planting 50 million trees within 24 hours in 2016.
Ethiopia’s tree planting is the product of a national effort against climate change. “Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spearheaded the
project which aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate
change in the drought prone country.” The green legacy initiative, a government
campaign for a greener, cleaner more environmentally-friendly Ethiopia, aims
to see 4 billion trees planted across the country by the end of the summer. “To help with the current environment and so that we build a resilient economy, a
resilient city so that the residents of the city will have more fresh environment.” The government is encouraging every citizen to plan at
least 40 seedlings. It even shut down public offices on July 29th so that
civil servants could partake in the campaign. Last month, a study revealed the
mind-blowing potential of trees in fighting climate change. Scientists
revealed that planting billions of trees around the world is the quickest and
cheapest way of buying humans more time to save the planet. “Trees not only help
mitigate climate change by absorbing the carbon dioxide in the air, but they also
have huge benefits in combating desertification and land degradation
particularly in arid countries,” Dr. Dan Ridly Ellis, the head of the Center for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University, told the Guardian. According to NASA, there are now more trees on the planet than there were 20 years ago. Dubai is Dubai is now home to the world’s largest vegan
restaurant. The biggest city in the United Arab Emirates, already home to the
world’s tallest building and the world’s biggest shopping mall, just open the new
record-setting vegan restaurant called Veganity. The restaurant boasts more
than 200 international vegan dishes, offering entrees from gnocchi to fried
chicken, and plenty of dessert. Veganity made a name for itself
in Dubai in 2017 when its founder chef Sky Sommers, began catering to the
growing demand for vegan food in the Middle East with a meal delivery service.
Taking it a step further, owner and head chef Sky Sommers wanted to create
something that’s never been done before, by opening the Veganity restaurant in
the heart of Dubai, on the Main Street of City Walk, “creating a haven for vegans and
non-vegans to be able to enjoy healthy, yet soulful gourmet food that’s just as enjoyable,” a spokesman for the restaurant told the National. According to the company Veganity is expected to expand to Abu Dhabi next with other cities to
follow. New research revealed that nearly half the people who buy vegan food are
doing it for the animals. According to Health Research International, 47%
of consumers who purchase plant-based food and drink feel it’s a very
important or extremely important for the animals. Health and environmental reasons
were also motivators, with 53% of study participants strongly agreeing with the
statement that “eating vegan food helps to prevent disease.” 44% of participants
said they ate plant-based foods for environmental and sustainability reasons.
More consumers are growing aware of the treatment of animals within the meat,
dairy, and egg industries. 75% of people surveyed by the nonprofit
organization World Animal Protection found the conditions pigs are kept in
“upsetting.” Many said they would consider changing their shopping habits after
seeing images of pigs on factory farms, cramped into small pens. Roughly 99% of
animals raised for food come from factory farms. This figure was explored
in the 2017 documentary “Eating Animals,” produced by Natalie Portman. “What the movie goes into a lot is factory farming which is 99% of
how all animals, and dairy, eggs included, are raised is in really awful conditions,
but also it’s like the number-one source of pollution. More than cars, anything else.” That’s it for today. Do you buy vegan food for the animals? Let us know in the comments Remember to subscribe and hit the notification bell. We’ll see you again next week for LIVEKINDLY’s
weekly vegan news.


100 thoughts on “The BIGGEST Vegan Restaurant In The WORLD | Vegan News | LIVEKINDLY”

  • Contently Shane says:

    Cannabis has a huge benefit for the environment I’m pretty sure it’d do better then trees and grows faster plus homes built by it would Keep away bugs too

  • DreamingTata VeganMama says:

    Yes, we went vegan for the animals and stay vegan for the animals 🙂 The health and environmental benefits are a bonus!

  • For me, its all about the animals! And the great side-benefit is that less animals being consumed = more steps toward healing our environmental and health issues. Win-Win folks!!

  • The only animal products that i rarely consume are the eggs from my beatiful chickens which i saved from a factory farm. I never expected that you can love a bird that much, i let them explore my neighbourhood every day ?

  • Lloyd Christmas says:

    Great news that these giant companies are showing respect for the environment. Adidas has actually been the best fit for me. Vegan for the animals. Oh and way to go Ethiopia — thank you.

  • Vegan for the Animals all the way!!!! took 60 years of living to realize what goes on behind closed doors on factory farms…..added bonus: in the process my very high cholesterol (7.97) level has been reduced by half, (4.1), my husband's borderline high cholesterol has become normal and my lifetime battle with a finnicky digestive system and bloating is no longer an issue since giving up dairy which was the last thing we gave up before becoming totally vegan 4 years ago.

  • Araceli Moreno says:

    A tax on meat? all the government has to do is stop subsidizing meat and people will stop eating meat because it is too expensive to buy and produce without gov. subsidies. all that tax money will only go back to the meat industry.

  • Justin setting says:

    Veganism brings kindness to society and the environment. Education and sustainable development goals can bring us to living Kindly

  • i agree with allot but just slamming taxes or extra taxes on things you dont want is not realy fair to the wallets of people,if you want something changed dont just ask more money for it thats criminal just put the word out and educate people dont just ask more money thats stupid.

  • Helena N. I. Kristiansen says:

    Yes, first for the animals, then inviroment, then for health!
    Saw Forks over knives and bought The China Study!!.
    Saw What the Health as well!.
    It started with an article in a newspaper, about a transport of cows 1000 of miles, in awfull conditions, for getting slaughtered!.
    It was so awfull to see the suffering and pain!
    I stopped eating Meat from that day on!
    Never going back!!!
    Now I am more happy, and healthy!.
    There is no excuse anymore, for not cutting Meat out of the diet, there are so many great Vegan youtube Channels, so you can easily learn how to cook, and eat Vegan food!!.
    So go do it!!!.
    For the animals, the Planet, and your Health!!.
    Then our children might even have a Planet to inherit!!?????

  • Yes, vegan for the animals first and foremost. Health and planet are bonus points. It’s at least 7 years now, feel much better.

    We really need to stop subsidizing the meat and dairy industry. Our taxes pay for this bad habit; and our insurance rates spike due to the rise in cancer and heart disease, linked to meat and dairy consumption. Let’s reverse this lunacy.

  • God of the Bible Speaks says:

    I did it for the animals. At the time I didn’t even know about CAFOs and such, or health benefits. Greatly appreciate your channel. Helps me stay up to date.

  • Yes absolutely – I have been vegetarian most of my life (72) years but after hearing about how even the organic eggs and milk are produced – I'm done.Vegan for 2 years and will never turn back. Not injuring animals on any level has allowed me to be majorly more sensitive to every animal- I always loved them but this goes deeper. It's wonderful. I don't think anyone can really feel deeply about animals if they are still hurting them on some level.

  • Instead of planting trees all over the world, how about if stop plowing down all trees we already have – like in the Amazon for example. Or maybe we could do both?

  • I’m so excited haha! Veganism ? is going global! I’ve been vegan for 3 years and loving it! This is the best decision for the Mother Nature, it’s animals and in turn has really amazing health benefits for the well-being of people. I’ve never felt better, I’m glad I found veganism as a young man.

  • Cynthia Cintron says:

    This would have been much more enjoyable to watch if your face with added word content was plastered on the screen blocking my view.

  • Angela Tillman says:

    I'm always happy to hear some good news! Live kindly does a great job! It helps to know good things are happening too.

  • Yes we are vegan for the animals and our health and the environment. Just had a thought this morning the less meat and fat the less our sewer systems will be clogged up with fat

  • I became vegan for health first, and stayed for the environment and animals, including humans, especially those forced to slaughter them for a meager living, or for those living next to animal waste bogs.

  • These messages are starting to sink in. I looked at meat at the grocery store today and decided to put it back and buy salad and potatoes alone. Huge change for me

  • Ashley Freeman says:

    I went vegan for the great health benefits (even though I was already healthy), I stay vegan now for the animals. I can't stand the smell of the meat when I go through the grocery store.

  • Sorry, Wendy's, I simply do not trust a trump supporter, especially one who will not embrace established products/companies.


  • Plant a variety of native drought resistant trees in drought prone areas. Plant food forets all over. Convince gov to let everyone have an acre of free tax free fertile land so they can grow their own food forest and live on.
    End farm subsidies. End tax breaks to farms exsept those that grow healthy vegan food exsept mono crops.

  • Steven Summers says:

    Definitely for the animals! It's just a bonus for the environment and health. But even though the vegan processed products might not be "health food" it's healthier for the animals and planet.

  • Benjamin Webster says:

    Royal Caribbean and all cruise lines need to shutter their businesses to make any positive impact on the planet. We do not have an endless timeline.

  • Nicky River Nene says:

    Pigs’ hearts could be transplanted into humans ‘within three years’

  • I buy and eat vegan food for the planet, for the animals and for overall health. It is the least I can do for myself and my fellows and that includes animals.

  • Wow I just love to learn about all those new changes that are happening world wide!!! Congratulations to all the countries and companies involved in making those amazing changes ??????? God bless you all

  • I began my vegan journey for health but soon realized all of the other areas veganism constituted a positive change in our world. I am vegan for both farm animals AND the animals of the whole planet, which is why I am vegan for environmental reasons. Farm animals aren’t the only ones suffering from our poor choices in consumption, agriculture, and other means of polluting this planet. Cattle ranching in South America is devastating to so many mammals, fish, and fowl.

  • Svetlana Solnishkina says:

    Hello, can you please make videos about Vegans, who look much younger for their age, like Anette Larkins, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Barnard, Jared Leto and others and about vegan and vegetarian long-livers?

  • I asked myself one day, 'how can I call myself an animal lover and then go eat animals? That's totally hypocritical'. So I do it for the animals, but I'm also reaping the health benefits to boot.

  • My veganism rests firmly on all three legs of the vegan "stool", animal welfare, environmentalism, and human health. But it is the animal rights leg that is the strongest and most stable by itself. If I only had environmentalism or health to support staying vegan, then it would be a constant effort to stay balanced because the impact of little slip ups and deviations from 100% vegan isn't so huge. But even one slip up is a death sentence for an animal. And so that fact alone keeps me working hard everyday to eliminate any animal product from my life as much as is possible and practicable.

  • Christine Daniels says:

    I was Vegetarian since 13yrs of age but went Vegan when I found out about the cruelty, so yes, I went Vegan predominantly for the Animals, then my health and the planet in no particular order…

  • I like Wendy’s salads I don’t like chicken in it and I would forget to say no chicken so I take it out. Like last time I got an apple pecan salad they came with chicken and also comes up blue cheese which I don’t think it needs but, It gave me an idea of a different salad to make at home which taste like a dessert with the pecans and cranraisins and apples and would make it vegan with out the chicken and blue cheese. I would like Wendy’s to get on board with other vegan/vegetarian options ( because I’m sure the burger would be vegetarian and not vegan ) such as get vegan cheese for fries and vegan nuggets, salad etc…
    I see too many burgers what about other vegan options.

  • In short yes, I buy vegan for the animals. I just want to live in a way that causes them the least harm since they hardly harmed me.

  • I love your news program! So encouraging! Thanks! Love the idea of shoes made from plastic waste! Keep up the good news-it’s so easy to get discouraged! ❤️

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