Forest Green Rovers: first vegan football club!

Without a sausage in the stadium and artificial fertilizer for the lawn? Can it work?

A British professional club “Forest Green Rovers” is currently celebrating success with this concept – and could soon become a role model.

Club owner Dale Vince says, “We became the world’s first vegan football club because it’s better for the environment and animal welfare, but also because it improves player performance and gives fans healthier, delicious food on match days”.

In addition, he says, top athletes like Lionel Messi, Lewis Hamilton, and Venus Williams have also gone vegans to improve their performance, they couldn’t be that wrong.

(The video is in English with German subtitles)

And the most important thing – they are successful!

They have been declared the “greenest football club in the world” by FIFA, are the first sports club to be recognized as carbon-neutral by the United Nations, and their stadium is the only completely vegan football stadium in the world.

We wish them continued success.

regards and good night, Venus

China’s animal welfare law revision-something to celebrate…

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Wolf, golden jackal, and large-spotted civet among hundreds of animals granted special status in a first major shake-up of the inventory for over 30 years.
The move is part of a revision to the Wildlife Protection Law, which started with a ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals in February last year

China has added 517 species to its list of major protected wild animals, part of its campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to end the wild animal trade and destruction of habitats.

A joint statement on Friday by the forestry and agriculture ministries said adjusting the list had become “extremely urgent” because of recent changes in China’s wildlife situation.

A total of 980 wild animals are now under state protection.

H6C67E Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica). Wildlife animal.

The ministries promised to work with local governments to identify and protect the habitats of the animals added to the list, which include the endangered large-spotted civet and several species of birds that have dwindled in number in recent years.

Those who hunt and traffic the animals face fines and even custodial sentences for “level one” protected species, such as the critically endangered panda, pangolin, and Yangtze finless porpoise.

Neophocaena phocaenoides, Finless Porpoise, captive.  Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

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