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New Yorker Spotlights Celebrity Animal Activist

Paul Watson is the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an organization featured on Animal Planet’s popular show Whale Wars.

The New Yorker recently ran a Q&A with Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which has been documented in an Animal Planet television series, Whale Wars, for five seasons. The sixth season will air footage shot by Sea Shepherd activists, instead of an external crew, as they navigate the waters of the Southern Ocean, working to stop the Japanese whaling industry. According to The New Yorker, nearly 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales were targeted by a Japanese fleet this year. Watson discusses confronting the whalers and the lawsuit filed against the organization that has caused Watson to step down. “The US court has authority over Sea Shepherd USA, and it has authority over me, as a US citizen, but it doesn’t have authority over the ships,” he tells the magazine.

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Following a “remarkable” reception, Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger is readying for a nationwide expansion.
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Italians Create Vegan Leather Made from Mushroom Caps

MuSkin is a new, biodegradable suede-like material that wards off bacterial growth.
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Vegan Butcher to Appear on Food Network July 15

The Herbivorous Butcher will be featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, serving Italian sandwiches to host Guy Fieri.
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Leonardo DiCaprio to Rally for Beef Ban

Actor partners with Hindu group to raise awareness of beef's environmental and ethical issues.
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Bon Appétit Picks Top Vegan Chocolate Bars

Food publication gives top honors to three vegan bars that editors loved during vegan recipe development.
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