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Funny Girl’s Lea Michele campaigns against horse-drawn cruelty in New York taxi-top ads

The Broadway star has joined forces with PETA to urge New Yorkers to boycott horse-drawn carriages.  Funny Girl’s Lea Michele is appearing on New York taxi- tops urging people  to boycott horse-drawn carriages The Broadway star is the face of PETA’s new ad campaign, which urges people to ‘ get horses off busy #NYC streets!” …

Over 70% of EU citizens say milk alternatives should be added to school canteens

“It is high time schools start a meaningful transition towards healthier and more sustainable diets, ingraining good habits early on in younger generations.” 72% of EU citizens clearly stated that the union should fund plant-based milk alternatives in canteens under their scheme, which supports the distribution of fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products to school …

PETA launches its first-ever Christmas ad to encourage people to spare turkeys this festive season

The animated commercial calls for a peaceful and vegan Christmas Vegan charity PETA has created its first-ever Christmas advert to urge viewers to leave turkeys off their plate this festival. It is shot from the point of view of a turkey and follows young Toby’s narrow escape from an abattoir-bound lorry into the loving home …

Activists target Barcelona’s Egypt museum to protest Coke’s COP27 sponsorship

Coca-Cola – known to be the world’s largest plastics polluter – is one of the official sponsors of the UN’s COP27 climate summit. Eco activists threw fake blood and oil on artefacts displayed at the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. Two activists from Futuro Vegetal – a Spanish organisation – doused the display case with red …

University Of Stirling becomes the first in the UK to go 100% plant-based

The University of Stirling has voted in favour of vegan menus following a campaign by Animal Rebellion. Stirling University’s student union has voted to go 100% plant-based. The motion sought to transform menus of the three outlets operated by the union. With the favourable vote, Studio, Venue and Underground Coffee Shop are set to transition …

90% of Brits acknowledge farmed animals experience similar emotions to cats and dogs, new study shows

“There is no doubt that animals are sentient, can feel pain, fear, anxiety and grief. They can also feel happy, show great affection for other animals, experience contentment and more.” A poll has found that the majority of Brits acknowledge that farmed animals experience the same emotions as cats and dogs. Charity organisation Vegan Society …

Animal welfare concerns resurface at SeaWorld after dolphin attack video goes viral

“SeaWorld crams approximately 140 of these highly intelligent marine mammals into just seven small tanks and then expresses surprise when they lash out, again and again.” A viral TikTok video has caught the aftermath of an apparent dolphin attack at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida. The video posted on 5 November by user @the.man.child, shows an …

Who is headlining Vegan Camp Out 2023? Here’s the complete line-up

The 2023 festival has a fresh and diverse line-up with 10 acts that have never been at VCO before. Vegan Camp Out (VCO) has revealed its line-up for its highly anticipated 2023 event. Over 4500 tickets have already been sold for the four day event to be held from 28 -31July. The organisers are expecting …

Animal activist sues Switzerland over prison food

The lawsuit has been admitted by the European Court of Human rights, which rejects 95% of the cases submitted for its consideration. An animal rights activist has taken the Swiss state prison to court for not providing him with vegan meals. Appealing at the European Court of Human rights, the detainee filed a complaint against …

Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley slams UMass for its bizarre and deadly menopause experiments on marmosets

“The monkeys’ skulls are cut open and electrode leads are threaded from their heads all the way down through their abdomens. Marmosets don’t even experience menopause.” Daisy Ridley has written to the University of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass), to condemn the school for conducting cruel and deadly menopause experiments on marmosets, which the animals do not experience. …

Evanna Lynch urges King Charles III to turn Queen’s animal farm into sanctuary

The ‘Harry Potter’ star and best-selling author joins 14,000 In Defence of Animals (IDA) supporters by adding her voice to their letter to King Charles III. Evanna Lynch is backing calls to transition the late Queen’s royal farm into a sanctuary. The ‘Harry Potter’ star and best-selling author has joined more than 14,000 In Defence …

MPs back calls to reform school meals and ditch mandatory servings of meat, fish and dairy

“PETA is urging the Department for Education to update the archaic School Food Standards to remove obligatory servings of meat and dairy – foods that have been found to harm the environment and human health.” A group of MPs has teamed up with vegan charity PETA to urge the UK government to ‘revise the School …