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Animal activists want Pork Pie Roundabout in Leicester renamed to Vegan Pie Roundabout

The term ‘vegan’ was coined in Leicester by Donald Watson in 1944 Animal rights activists have urged the Mayor of Leicester to rename the city’s Pork Pie Roundabout in a bid to ‘inspire healthier food choices and celebrate Leicester’s connection to veganism’. Vegan charity PETA sent a letter to Sir Peter Soulsby requesting to rename …

Zac Efron under fire after filming ad with captive bear

PETA has slammed Zac Efron for his role in the campaign and  has called for the ad to be edited or reshot with the bear either replaced with CGI or outright removed. Zac Efron has come under fire for filming an advertisement for Kodiak Cakes that features a captive bear. The High School Musical star …

The Crown star Gillian Anderson urges Versace to ditch exotic skins

The American actress says the company must do more to uphold its pledge to make alternative, low-impact materials a reality for the fashion industry – ‘starting with no longer sourcing exotic-animal skins’. Emmy Award winner Gillian Anderson is urging Capri Holdings—owner of Michael Kors, Versace, and Jimmy Choo, to ban the sale of exotic skins. …

More than 10.5 million animals used for cruel experiments in EU labs each year

Every year, millions of animals are subjected to ‘cruel and archaic’ tests in the EU A whopping 9.3 million experiments were conducted on animals in the EU in 2019, according to legislation governing animal experiments in the member states. However, the total number of animals suffering in the labs is even more shocking at 10.5 …

Turkey will no longer allow production and sale of vegan cheese

Turkey’s vegan cheese ban is the latest instance of countries implementing restrictive plant-based food legislation. The Turkish government has banned the production and sale of vegan cheese triggering outrage in the plant and animal advocate community. The legislation has already outlawed the use of the term “cheese” to describe products that are dairy-free under the …

Miriam Margolyes slams Oxford City Council for its “weak stance” on greyhound racing

“There’s much I love about the city…including its rich history – but greyhound racing is one thing that should remain firmly in Oxford’s past.” Acclaimed actor Miriam Margoyles has slammed Oxford Stadium for its decision of re-opening for greyhound racing. Last week, the Stadium announced that greyhound racing would return to the Cowley venue following …

American Express removes crocodile skin items from online reward store

American Express joins other retailers including Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and UNIQLO in banning the use of exotic skins. American Express has finally announced that it has removed crocodile skin items from its online Membership Rewards store. The decision follows five years of campaigning by vegan charity PETA. In fact, the company …

Over one million UK chickens ‘die needlessly’ ever week for cheap supermarket meat

According to animal welfare charity Open Cages, about 64 million chickens die prematurely each year in the UK. In the UK, 1 billion chickens are slaughtered every year for meat. If that wasn’t bad enough, more than a million chickens die every week before reaching slaughter weight, a new report reveals. According to animal welfare …

Faroe Islands to limit controversial dolphin hunt after outcry

A review was ordered after a petition with around 1.3 million signatures urging a ban of the traditional hunt was submitted to the government. The Faroe Islands has agreed to limit its controversial annual dolphin hunt after last year’s cull sparked a huge outcry from animal rights activists. The North Atlantic island country said it …

HBO under pressure after whistleblower reports horse death on set

The whistleblower revealed that the horse was already sick, sustained head trauma and was seen frothing at the mouth when he collapsed on the set. HBO is being pressed to conduct an internal investigation after a whistleblower informed animal rights charity PETA that a horse allegedly died during filming in Nassau County. The incident took …

Save Ralph bags major award in Cannes for exposing the horror of cosmetic animal testing

“We are very grateful to Cannes Lions for this high-profile opportunity to keep the issue in the global spotlight and we hope that it adds momentum to our efforts to end this unnecessary cruelty.” Save Ralph – a short animated film – recently won the Grand Prix for Good, a prestigious award at this year’s …

Harry Potter star urges government to financially support dairy farmers as they move to plant-based farming

“Animals have that bond too. Mother cows and their babies have a special connection. It hurts them to be separated. But that’s what happens every single day in the dairy industry.” Award-winning actor Miriam Margolyes has called on the UK government to financially support dairy farmers who transition into plant-based farming. The Harry Potter star …