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Vietnam to clamp down on billion dollar wild animal trade industry

Vietnam has announced plans to shut down the country’s billion dollar wildlife industry by stamping out illegal trading and consumption of animals. The country’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has directed the country’s agriculture minister to stamp out the industry following the outbreak of coronavirus – which stemmed from a meat market in China which …

Millions of newborn male cows set for brutal export journeys to Middle East as Irish dairy industry booms

The number of unwanted newborn male cows who will be shipped from Ireland to Europe and the Middle East in horrific conditions is set to drastically increase this year. The dairy industry in Ireland has boomed in recent years and farmers are cashing in on lucrative exports of newborn males cows.  The total number of …

‘Seafood’ now contains 283% more parasites than it did in 1980s

The study is important from ‘a public health standpoint, and for understanding what’s going on with marine mammal populations that aren’t thriving.’ A study led by the University of Washington called – “It’s a Wormy World” – has shown that fish including Sashimi, nigiri and other forms of raw fish are carrying 283 times more …

Jack Black ditches meat to support his health and help fight climate change

Actor Jack Black has pledged to stop eating red meat to “help limit catastrophic climate change and support my mental health.” Jurassic Park actor Jack Black has pledged to stop eating meat as part of the My Eco Resolution initiative. In a video, the comedian revealed, “My eco resolution is to stop eating red meat. I’m …

Vegan meat sales in the US spike by 280% amid coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a staggering 279.8 % increase in plant-based meat sales in the US. According to a market research report released by Nielsen, US consumers are opting for plant-based meat alternatives like never before. The report comparing sales data for 2 weeks of March with the same period last year showed …

Cheeky P’s, a vegan snack brand secures investment deal for global expansion

Two UK enterprising siblings have finalized a massive investment deal with Spanish food group Dasca to expand their vegan snack brand. Malaysian siblings and Newcastle University graduates Gregory and Gracia Goh launched Cheeky P’s for healthy, vegan, gluten-free nibbles in 2018. Inspired by popular Malaysian street food Kacang Kuda, the brand currently sells healthy roasted chickpeas …

Meat industry reports plummeting demand due to coronavirus

The future of the US meat industry is in serious doubt as farmers are reporting a drastic decline in demand and are expecting the trend to continue.  Industry leaders of the cattle industry have complained that coronavirus has caused the industry to plunge to its lowest level in a decade, while the pig industry dipped …

Coronavirus: Thousands of abandoned pets starving to death in China

Animal welfare groups have warned that the number of pets being abandoned in China due to coronavirus is rapidly increasing.  Welfare groups have blamed false reports that pets are spreading the disease for a spike in pet owners ditching their animals.  When Wuhan was first quarantined charities warned that 30,000 pets had been left to …

Festivals where camels are ‘forced to wrestle’ slammed by animal rights activists

Animal rights activists have slammed brutal camel wrestling festivals in Turkey where crowds cheer on violence and eat camel meat.  Festivals today are held mostly in Western Turkey, and feature camels who have been kept in barns and then transported to the festival by truck.  They’re dressed up in colourful outfits and crowds go wild …

Struck by coronavirus, Greta Thunberg urges people to stay home

Greta Thunberg has urged her followers to remain home after she spent 2 weeks in self isolation to recover from coronavirus symptoms.  After displaying symptoms of cough, shivers, sore throat, and tiredness post her trips to Central Europe- where reported COVID-19 cases, particularly in Germany and Italy, are steep; Thunberg spent two weeks in self-isolation …

Uproar as viral slaughterhouse video shows cow being butchered without anaesthesia

A video from a slaughterhouse in Luxembourg which shows a cow being killed without being anaesthetised has led to uproar after going viral. The video, which was filmed using a smartphone, features a cow being slaughtered at a farm in Ettelbruck.  Animal rights activists have slammed the footage showing the cow being brutally butchered in …

Chicken sales in India drop a whopping 50% in just 30 days amid coronavirus crisis

The Indian poultry industry has almost crashed amid fears linking the spread of COVID-19 to chicken consumption. In just one month, chicken sales in India have dropped more than 50 per cent and prices by 70 per cent as consumers grow wary of eating meat products amid the coronavirus pandemic. To make matters worse for …