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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 …

Sephora bans mink fur eyelashes

‘We have only ever offered products our clients can trust and we stand by the people and partners who have made the Sephora experience what it is today’ Beauty giant Sephora has ditched mink-fur eyelashes and will only purchase synthetic or faux-fur lashes moving forward. Sephora’s decision comes after a campaign by animal charity PETA …

Joaquin Phoenix attends vigil to honour fallen animal activist Regan Russell

‘We will never go away and we will never back down’ Multiple award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix attended a vigil to pay tribute to late animal advocate Regan Russell, who was run over on June 19 by a transport truck carrying pigs to slaughter at Fearmans Pork in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The vigil was held on …

Ricky Gervais, Dame Judi Dench and many more urge the British government to ban wildlife trade

‘The demand for wild animals and wild animal products is a primary cause of the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases and a severe risk to world health’ A host of celebrities have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to back a wildlife trade ban at the G20 summit and end the exotic …

Kevin Smith and daughter just launched ‘Vegan Abattoir’ podcast to bust myths about veganism

The dad and daughter have joined forces to provide ‘plant-based answers to the Vegan-curious questions they get from a meat-eating and dairy-drinking audience’ Famed Clerks director Kevin Smith and his daughter, vegan actress Harley Quinn Smith have collaborated on a new podcast series called the Vegan Abattoir. The venture is to “provide plant-based answers to …