Food and Drink

These Rum Brands Are Saving Baby Turtles

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Chaideer Mahyuddin / Getty
Chaideer Mahyuddin / Getty

Here’s your deeply concerning statistic of the day: six out of seven species of sea turtles are endangered or threatened, according to the activist organization See Turtles. Now, aside from skipping the plastic straw in your drink, there’s a way you can help whether you’re five miles from the ocean or 5,000: drink some rum.

The Caribbean rum brand Ron Dos Maderas Luxus, owned by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, is working with See Turtles’ Billion Baby Turtle campaign to save 3,000 baby turtles from poaching and the black market. Money donated by the brand will go to protecting nesting beaches and aiding baby Squirts and future Crushes as they make their way from the sand to the waves.

“This collaboration with the campaign Billion Baby Turtles (help us save a billion turtles!) originates from the desire of Bodegas Williams & Humbert to create closer ties between the region from which its range of rums originates and in which these species, which play such an important role in conserving the environment, are in danger of extinction,” the brand said, according to The Drinks Business.

It’s not the first rum brand to help turtles. Naked Turtle rum partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and led a “Kill the Lights, Save the Turtles” campaign to bring awareness to hatchling-harming light pollution. The little guys can use all of the help they can get. The Billion Baby Turtles campaign states that it’s saved more than a million turtles, which took more than 500 volunteers, 4,000 conservation patrols and conservation training for some 10,000 students. Raise a glass, in this case a glass a Dos Maderas, to brands doing all they can to help everyone’s favorite giant-shelled sea creature.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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