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Whale Wars Captain Arrested, Bailed from German Jail

Conservationist and reality television star Paul Watson was detained and incarcerated in connection with his anti-fishing efforts.

While the nail-biting excitement of Animal Planet’s Whale Wars is simply entertainment to many, its realities extend far beyond the small screen. Earlier this week, Sea Shepherd activist and Ocean Warrior Captain Paul Watson was released from German police custody after being arrested in connection with endangering a Costa Rican fishing vessel in 2002 while attempting to protect sharks and other marine wildlife. After witnessing the crew of the ship finning sharks, Watson and his crew confronted the ship with permission from Guatemalan authorities. While he has since been bailed out, Watson hopes that the incident will raise awareness about ocean conservation. “We have all the laws and regulations we need to protect our oceans, but we don’t have governments with the guts to enforce those regulations,” he tells CNN.

NYC Fashion Mogul to Debut Vegan Cheese Brand

Joshua Katcher—founder of vegan fashion brand Brave Gentleman—has teamed with vegan tattoo shop owner Dina DiCenso to launch artisanal vegan cheese brand RIND.
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LUSH Debuts New Vegan Bath Melt to Fight for Trans Rights

The vegan-friendly beauty brand launches a campaign to raise $450,000 to end discrimination and violence against transgender people.
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Data Shows Plant-Based Diet Would Save UK $7 Billion

A new study finds that the country could save billions on health and economic costs if 10 percent of the population adopted a plant-based diet.
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Amsterdam Fashion Brand Debuts Vegan James Dean Jacket

Cruelty-free fashion brand HoodLamb announces its spring line complete with James Dean-inspired unisex jackets.
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Investors Condemn Whole Foods for Ignoring Vegan Shift

A coalition of 57 investors who manage $2.4 trillion in assets continues to push food companies to abandon the risky practice of raising animals for food.
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