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Greta Thunberg Calls Out Hypocrisy of World Leaders for Eating Steak and Lobster at Climate Summit

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Greta Thunberg Calls Out Hypocrisy of World Leaders for Eating Steak and Lobster at Climate Summit

Vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg points out the hypocrisy of world leaders dining on steak and lobster dinners while making promises to slash greenhouse gas emissions at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

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Starting in January 2026, Estonia—previously a major supplier of pelts to the UK—will no longer farm animals for their furs. 

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Once the Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act is signed by Governor David Ige, Hawaii will join a growing number of states to pass legislation that protects animals from cruel experiments for the sake of beauty products. 

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