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Singers aim for first vegan Christmas No.1 with ‘Peace On Your Plate’

A collaboration of vegan musicians, celebrities and activists are aiming to storm the UK charts and achieve the first ever vegan Christmas number 1. ‘Peace On Your Plate’ will be released this Christmas to spread the vegan message of peace and compassion for all animals.  The song has a direct vegan message, asking everyone around …

Rich businessman kills two baby elephants and poses by their corpses

A rich businessman has been slammed by animal rights activists after killing two baby elephants and posing beside their corpses. Mike Jines, from Georgia, US, shot two elephants believed to be babies in 2018 in Zimbabwe, and has faced intense criticism since pictures of the hunt surfaced on social media.  The hunter is seen posing …

Vegan documentary The Game Changers announces online release date

New pro-vegan documentary The Game Changers has announced it will be available on iTunes from October 1. The movie dispels myths about needing meat for top athletic performance, featuring high profile sports stars including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Arnold Schwarzenegger – who are all executive producers. The documentary is already available for preorder on …

Leading animal farmers admit production is set to drastically fall

Leading Australian farmers have admitted the industry is facing a drastic decline due to the impacts of climate change.  The Farmers for Climate Action group launched a report at Parliament this week which said climate change poses a ‘threat to the viability’ of the industry. The report asked for a cohesive national strategy on climate …

Switzerland to hold public vote on factory farming ban

A major animal rights campaign in Switzerland is fighting to outlaw factory farming after a petition calling for a ban attracted 100,000 signatures.  In Switzerland any proposal which gains more than 100,000 signatures in an 18-month period is automatically voted on in a Federal popular initiative poll. Activists argue that factory farms are responsible for …

Outrage as endangered blue shark paraded around UK food festival, cooked and eaten

Conservationists have reacted with fury after an endangered blue shark was paraded through a food festival before being cooked and eaten in Plymouth, UK. The shocking incident was posted on tourist board Visit Plymouth’s Instagram page before being removed. For many years environmentalists have been calling for stronger protections for the blue sharks, which are …

109 cats rescued from trailer riddled with ‘fleas, flies and maggots’ in bizarre hoarding case

An animal shelter has freed 109 cats and 3 dogs from an insect infested house where the animals were kept in decrepit conditions. The Friends Animal Shelter in Tennessee, USA is crammed full of feline residents after the shocking discovery at a small trailer. Shelter Director Elisha Henry, two deputies and the county’s animal control …

Activists force slaughterhouse to close as battle to make Chicago a ‘no kill zone’ begins

An animal rights group has successfully closed down a slaughterhouse in Chicago, and the organisation isn’t finished there. Slaughter Free Chicago succeeded in convincing city officials to shutdown Aden Poultry after slaughterhouse inspections revealed gross violations. The activist group has started a petition to close down the Chicago slaughterhouse and submitted 311 complaints against Aden …

Why it’s vital to share disturbing slaughterhouse imagery

If you have a shred of compassion, you’ll hate to see animals being tortured and killed. But even after turning vegan, avoiding slaughterhouse images altogether is ultimately turning our backs on the animals we love. Arguably vegans have earned the right to avoid seeing disturbing slaughterhouse practices which we choose to take no part in, …

Ellen DeGeneres tells fans to ditch meat in powerful video

Ellen DeGeneres has urged her fans to ditch meat in a new video which says to viewers: ‘Hey, be neat, no meat’. The popular Ellentube host turned vegan in 2008 after reading Skinny Bitch and watching the animal rights documentary Earthlings, but she’s since moved away from veganism after admitting she sometimes eats eggs and …

Moby has new ‘Vegan For Life’ tattoo on his neck

Moby has taken his vegan level to the stratosphere after having a huge ‘VEGAN FOR LIFE’ tattoo drawn on his neck. The singer is a powerful animal rights activist, and now his compassion is there for everyone to see thanks to the bold, black slogan. He shared a picture of the tattoo on Instagram, and …

Vegetarians are even worse for the environment than flexitarians, study concludes

Vegetarians who eat high amounts of dairy are even worse for the environment than flexitarians who reduce their meat intake, according to new research. Major research by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, America modelled the impact of vegetarianism, veganism, flexitarianism and meat eating. In line with other leading research, veganism is by far …