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Iceland under pressure to ban blood farms exploiting pregnant horses

According to the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF)  hormone extraction from pregnant horses “is a business worth millions, which has delivered high profits for about 40 years.” Iceland is under growing pressure to shut down its blood farms that exploit pregnant horses. It is one of only three countries in the world that allow farmers to …

Baa Baa Black Sheep and Three Blind Mice get a vegan makeover

“Attitudes toward animals have changed a lot in the hundreds of years and we should make sure nursery rhymes are relevant for kids today and don’t encourage speciesism, cruelty to animals, or fear of them.” Teachers and parents have been urged to present vegan-friendly versions of classic nursery rhymes since the traditional ones promote unfair …

‘Babe’ star James Cromwell superglues hand to Starbucks counter in vegan milk upcharge protest

The protest was a part of PETA’s campaign to get Starbucks to stop charging customers extra for the vegan milks it has agreed are better for the planet. Babe Actor James Cromwell led a dramatic protest as he superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter in Manhattan on Tuesday.  The Midtown Manhattan “glue-in” was part of PETA’s campaign …

75% of Brits oppose real bearskin on ‘vile’ Queen’s Guard’s caps

“As many Brits struggle to pay for essentials like gas and electricity, they’re rightly outraged at the thought of funding ornamental caps for which bears are killed.” A vast majority of Brits oppose the use of real bearskin fur on the Queen’s Guard’s caps, a new poll from PETA shows. The survey carried out by …

Dunkin’, Beyond Meat sued for stealing a vegan company’s patented slogan

The food giants rolled out a sandwich in 2019 with the allegedly stolen slogan “Plant-Based, Great Taste.” Dunkin’ and Beyond Meat have been sued by a vegan food producer over an alleged trademark infringement. Vegadelphia Foods claims that the food giants stole the Philadelphia company’s ‘plant-based’ slogan for their joint sandwich in 2019. Trademark battle …

Glue traps are now banned in England

“This law is great news for mice and rats, but also for the many unintended victims who get stuck in the glue, such as delicate birds, grass snakes, frogs and hedgehogs.” Glue traps which are widely used to catch mice and rats will be banned across England after a government-backed Private Members Bill received unanimous …

Retail giant Moda Operandi ditches fur and exotic animal skins

“Exotic skins and fur belong on the animals born with them, not on collars or clutches.” Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has confirmed that it has banned fur and exotic animal skins. The move came about after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent the company footage of horrific animal suffering within the …

Arizona man stashed 183 animals in garage freezer, some frozen alive

The man has been charged 94 counts of felony Animal Cruelty after  authorities in Mohave County, found a freezer crammed with animals, some that were frozen alive.  An Arizona man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after 183 animals including dogs, rabbits, birds and more were found stuffed in a “large-sized chest freezer”. …

Viral video shows sheep being sheared with chainsaw

A video from a farm in Tasmania which shows a sheep being shorn with a chainsaw has led to uproar after going viral. An appalling 10 second clip posted to a Midlands Facebook page on Tuesday has sparked outrage amongst animal welfare advocates and members of the public after it went viral on social media. …

KFC exposed for ‘misleading’ propaganda of ‘humane’ chicken farming

“We know the truth about how sentient beings are treated for KFC, we have to ask: Is the farm lying to KFC about its welfare standards, or is KFC lying to us?” KFC has come under fire for its “misleading” portrayal of chicken farming. The new investigation follows a short film KFC released last December …

Advertising watchdog bans vegan ad for ‘objectifying’ nude male model

“Taking the image, the ‘#nothingtohide’ strapline and the placement of the bottle into account, we considered that the ad was likely to have the effect of objectifying the man by using his physical features to draw attention to an unrelated product.” The advertising watchdog has banned a vegan advert following a complaint from a member …

Dame Joanna Lumley faces pushback from angry farmers after warning of ‘animal cruelty’

Lumley, a vegetarian for more than 40 years, said the meat and dairy industries as the “greatest source of animal cruelty on the planet”. Dame Joanna Lumley has received pushback from angry farmers for speaking the truth about animal agriculture. The acclaimed actor delivered a lecture to a packed theatre at the Oxford Literary Festival …