Is vegan leather more durable than animal leather? Should you switch?
From Cartier to Hermes, an increasing number of luxury brands are introducing leather alternatives to offer consumers the option to make a more conscious buying decision.
World's deepest pool for diving opens in Dubai
DUBAI - The world's deepest swimming pool for underwater diving has opened in Dubai, where people can descend 60 metres (197 ft) to a sunken city-themed landscape and play arcade games.
Note: not all PU leather is animal-free. Some is all plastic, but some is tiny bits of animal hide mixed with a glue binder (much like how fiberboard is made from bits of wood and a glue binder). ANY 100% PlantBased leather alternative will be better for planet and animals.
The media circus around China’s famous wandering elephants ignores the habitat loss driving the animals, say criticsEvery day a small army of 14 drones, more than 100 trucks, and hundreds of people are trying to change the travel path of a group of 15 elephants that have caught the world’s attention. It has been months since a herd of 15, originally 17, elephants left their home in the Mengyangzi Nature Reserve in Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan province, trekking 500km north in search for a new habitat, and a week since they entered the outskirts of the provincial capital Kunming. Every step of the way, hundr
Man jailed for smuggling 6 animals, including dachshund, Persian cat, into S’pore to be sold as petsSINGAPORE — A 35-year-old man was sentenced by a district court to 24 weeks’ jail on Monday (June 14) for smuggling three cats and six dogs though Tuas Checkpoint to be sold as pets at a profit in Singapore. He was to get S$500 for his efforts.
Man jailed for smuggling 6 animals, including dachshund, Persian cat, into Singapore to be sold as petsSINGAPORE — A 35-year-old man was jailed for 24 weeks on Monday (June 14) after smuggling three cats and three dogs though Tuas Checkpoint to be sold as pets in Singapore. He was to get S$500 for his efforts.
‘American Idol’ Alum David Archuleta Comes Out as Bisexual, Urges Religious AcceptanceOne of “American Idol’s” more memorable runner-ups, David Archuleta, revealed that he identifies as bisexual and asexual. He is also encouraging people from religious backgrounds like his own to respect those that are wrestling with their own identities. Archuleta, who placed second behind David Cook in 2008 during the show’s seventh season, came out in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday. The “Crush” singer also detailed his struggles to reconcile his sexual identity with his Mormon upbring
Zombie worm survives 24,000 years in deep freezeIt’s a zombie worm!Location: Moscow, RussiaThis microscopic worm came back to lifeafter 24,000 years in frozen waterand reproduced on its ownThe ancient animal is called the bdelloid rotifer(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MEMBER OF RESEARCH TEAM, STANISLAV MALYAVIN, SAYING:“It's clear that rotifers and creatures like them survive thousands of years not because they are apt for this on purpose. It's not needed and pointless from a biological point of view. They just do it every year, sometimes several times a year when their environment is freezing in winter.”Rotifers were believed to live up to10 years in freezing temperaturesThis case sets the new record by far