– [Announcer] This week vegan bacon is launching in supermarkets. A vegan paid $230 to release
a hundred-year-old lobster back into the ocean. Sweden is so good at recycling, it literally has no trash. And find out all the details about Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest
global warming documentary. All that and more on LIVEKINDLY’s Weekly Vegan News. A new brand of vegan bacon is
on its way to supermarkets. – The vegan bacon, it
really tastes like bacon, like consistency and everything. – [Announcer] Slutty
Vegan is an Atlanta-based vegan burger joint with a
mission to bring vegan food to communities that might
not always have access to it. The brand hosts pop-up events
that are frequently sold out. – We get about 400
people who stand in line every single day to get this food. Every day! – [Announcer] And it’s now
venturing into the retail space with vegan bacon full of meaty flavor. “We actively seek to dismiss the notion “held my many we serve that vegan food “is either too expensive or too bland,” the company says on its website. Slutty Vegan posted an image
of the new bacon on Instagram. The product’s packaging
says the plant-based meat is made from non-GMO soy protein
and offers a smokey flavor. It’s low in sodium,
has zero preservatives, and contains no trans fat. Coming up, this vegan paid $230 to set a hundred-year-old lobster free. Costco has that giant three-pound tub of vegan cookie dough
you’ve been looking for. Vegan cookie dough brand, Eat Pastry, took to Instagram earlier this month. “We have big news. “You can get our cookie dough
in big tubs at select Costco. “Y’all are getting the
best deal of your life.” The regular tubs of
Eat Pastry Cookie Dough are 14 ounces each, so the new big tubs give you more than three
times the usual amount. For now, it looks like
Costco is only carrying the vegan chocolate chip flavor, but the brand has cookie
dough to satisfy cravings for peanut butter, double
chocolate, and snickerdoodle. Eat Pastry’s dough baked
into oven fresh vegan cookies in 10 minutes and can safely be eaten raw since it doesn’t contain eggs. A hundred-year-old 23-pound
lobster has been given another shot at life thanks
to vegan Katie Conklin who rescued the marine animal. The lobster, named King Louie, was caught by Rodney MacDonald in the
Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, one of eastern Canada’s
Maritime provinces. MacDonald took the large
animal to his family’s seafood store, the Alma Lobster Shop. The business shared images
of King Louie on Facebook, sparking conversation
about what should be done with the lobster. Measuring four feet in length,
King Louie is predicted to be about a century old. Conklin, who lives
several hundred miles away in Nova Scotia, paid $230 to the family on the grounds that King Louie be released back into the sea. Speaking to CTV News, Conklin
said she hopes the lobster lives out a happy life
in his natural habitat and passes his genes
onto the next generation. Research scientist Adam
Cook told the news outlet that King Louie has a
high chance of survival. Sweden is so good at recycling,
it literally has no trash. Since 2011, less then 1%
of Swedish household waste has been sent to landfill, and the Scandinavian
nation has imported rubbish from other countries for several years to keep its recycling plants running. Anna-Carin Gripwall,
Director of the Swedish Waste Management Recycling Association, told the Independent,
“Swedish people are quite keen “on being out in nature,
and they are aware of what we need to do on nature
and environmental issues. “We worked on communications
for a long time “to make people aware not
to throw things outdoors, “so that we can recycle and reuse.” Sweden’s national
recycling policy means that even though private companies
import and burn waste, the energy is fed into a
national heating network, warming up homes during the
country’s coldest months. Towns in Sweden independently
invest in futuristic waste collection, the Independent said, such as automatic vacuum
systems in residential blocks. Underground container
systems are also used, making more road space available
and avoiding foul odors. Coming up, Leonardo DiCaprio
releases a new movie about global warming. Animals were granted the same
rights as humans in India. According to the Indian Express, the Punjab and Haryana High
Court has given animals in Haryana the state of
a legal person or entity. The ruling aims to protect and promote greater welfare of animals, according to Justice Rajiv
Sharma, who wrote the order. He says that animals, including
avian and aquatic beings, cannot be treated as objects or property. Sharma wrote a similar order last year for the Uttarakhand High Court. The ruling sought animals
living in Uttarakhand recognized as legal persons. Like the Haryana ruling,
the Uttarakhand order places residents as animal guardians. Academy award winning actor
and environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, just
produced another movie about climate change
called, “Ice on Fire.” The new HBO documentary goes beyond the current climate crisis. – [DiCaprio] Scientists
have discovered solutions, giving us a chance at
reversing climate change. But the clock is ticking. – [Announcer] Filming took
place in Norway, Alaska, Iceland, Colorado, Switzerland,
Costa Rica, and Connecticut to gain first-hand accounts
from farmers, scientists, and innovators alike. The documentary is jointly
produced by DiCaprio, his father, George, and
screenwriter Matthew Schmidt. – Lila Conners, who first
collaborated with DiCaprio in the 2007 docudrama,
“The 11th Hour,” directs. DiCaprio, Schmidt, and
Conners have collaborated on several other green documentaries, including the 2014 series
of environmental short films called, “Green World Rising.” – [DiCaprio] The scientific
community has spoken. Climate change is
happening now and is caused by human activity. – [Announcer] 2017’s “We the People 2.0.” – [Film Narrator] But what they find is that the law is against them. – We’re living in a
system that does not allow representative government
at the local level. – [Announcer] And 2018’s
“Pollinators Under Pressure.” That’s it for today. What’s your favorite
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