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Joaquin Phoenix calls meat workers to anonymously report slaughterhouse abuses through online tip portal

‘Workers are putting their lives at risk for corporate bottom lines. We want them to know they can report illegal or dangerous conditions anonymously and we will take appropriate action.’ Joaquin Phoenix has backed a whistleblower campaign launched by animal-rights group Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for meat industry workers and animal welfare.  The animal advocacy …

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Butterfly Twists just launched vegan ballerina flats

‘I know that it’s an important consideration for many women and I’m happy I can create something that is sustainable without sacrificing style.’ Catherine Zeta-Jones has launched her first footwear collection made from vegan leather. The Oscar winner and fashion maven collaborated with British vegan footwear brand, Butterfly Twists to unveil – Casa Zeta-Jones x …

Bali opens world’s first centre to aid captive dolphins return to the wild

‘It’s very exciting. It’s the first dolphin sanctuary anywhere in the world and a model that can be duplicated’ Bali has opened the world’s first permanent rehabilitation centre for dolphins under a project initiated by Indonesian authorities in collaboration with animal activists. Ric O’Barry, an animal activist and founder of The Dolphin Project is in …

Ricky Gervais calls on UK government to ban ‘cruel’ and ‘inhumane’ factory farming

Ricky Gervais has once again stood up for animal welfare as he backs a campaign calling on the UK government to ban factory farming. According to animal activist and actor Ricky Gervais “factory farming condemns animals to a lifetime of suffering. It’s cruel, inhumane and doesn’t belong in this century.” His comment comes in support …

French breeders are selling puppies to labs for ‘barbaric’ and ‘diabolic’ animal testing

‘Laboratories use a diabolical range of methods to kill animals, inflicting unimaginable suffering on them’ After the French government sanctioned dog breeders to sell “surplus stock” during the Covid-19 crisis, all excess breeds of dogs and puppies are being sold off to animal testing laboratories for cruel experiments, revealed an animal rights organization. According to …

Students create 3D-printed vegan salmon to drive sustainability in the seafood industry

Students in Denmark have developed 3D printing processes to commercialise vegan alternatives to salmon and tuna. A group of international students recently developed a 3D technique for printing salmon. The three students from Sweden, Spain, and Denmark teamed up to form Legendary Vish– a project that aims “to offer everyone who loves the taste of …

Olympic and professional athletes star in new ad campaign to expose hidden dairy epidemic

‘Time to speak out is now. The science proves that milk does a body bad’ A new campaign featuring Olympic medalists alongside NFL, MLB, and NHL athletes highlighting the risks of drinking milk has launched in the US. The campaign includes 3 adverts by nonprofit health advocacy organization Switch4Good -founded by Olympic silver medalist cyclist …

China plans to end cruel pre-market animal testing for imported ‘ordinary’ cosmetics in 2021

‘It is a significant step toward cosmetics in China.…It’s a big deal’ China is on its way to outlaw animal testing as a mandatory measure for imported cosmetics in a move described as a huge step in the right direction by animal advocates. The new regulation which is pending a public review will be effective …

Leading supermarkets ban Thai coconut products harvested by monkey ‘slaves’

‘These curious, highly intelligent animals are denied psychological stimulation, companionship, freedom so that they can be used to gather coconuts.’ Major supermarket chains including Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Co-op, Morrisons, and Boots have discontinued Thai coconut-based items from nearly 15,000 stores across the UK based on an investigation highlighting cruelty on certain coconut picking farms in …

More than 350 elephants found mysteriously dead in Botswana sparking fears of a new pandemic

‘It is a conservation disaster – but it also has the potential to be a public health crisis’ Northern Botswana is witnessing a “conservation disaster” as reports reveal that more than 350 elephants have died mysteriously in the past two months. Aerial images showed carcasses strewn across the Okavango Delta and other northern parts of …