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Meat industry leaders declare war against vegan ‘fake news’

Meat industry leaders in Wales have declared war on vegans and vegetarians which they claim are spreading ‘fake news’ to damage beef and lamb sales. Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), or Meat Promotion Wales, said it plans to fight against ‘sensationalist and misleading health claims by the enemies of red meat’. The Daily Post reported comments …

UK government accused of ‘Failure’ to stick to the climate change act a decade after it became law

Just ten years after it became law the UK Government is failing to stick to The Climate Change Act, according to politicians and activists. In November 2008, with almost unanimous support from MPs, the UK ambitiously promised to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The ground-breaking legislation led to some short-term success, as carbon …

Actor James Cromwell storms Utah capitol building holding dead piglet in animal cruelty protest

Actor James Cromwell stormed into the Utah State Capitol building holding a dead piglet in a protest against animal cruelty. The actor was joined by 200 Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) activists to demand action from the governor and attorney general in response to alleged animal cruelty at Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah. Cromwell, …

A Farm’s 6,000 healthy hens will be slaughtered if they aren’t adopted before Christmas

A farm is racing against time in an attempt to rehome 6,000 hens before Christmas to avoid sending them to slaughter. Minskip Farm Shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, produces free-range eggs, but a flock of 6,000 are at the end of their commercial laying cycle. If the owners don’t find new homes for the hens …

All hope was lost for these four battery hens, until a vegan opened her heart and home to them

Most battery hens live their entire lives in horrific conditions. But for a few, their terrible luck in life can turn around. Thanks to generous vegans like Dawn Needham, from Ripon, North Yorkshire, there is sometimes light at the end of the tunnel. After turning vegan last year thanks to influence of her daughter, Dawn …

Petition to show Iceland’s banned anti-palm oil advert gains 680,000 signatures

Iceland’s planned Christmas advert was banned for being too political, but a petition calling for it to be shown has gained more than 680,000 signatures. The thought-provoking advert shows the devastating impact of palm oil production on rainforests and wildlife. The cartoon Christmas campaign depicts an orangutan crashing around a little girl’s bedroom. A narrator explains …

Supermarkets face a Christmas meat shortage because workers can’t face slaughtering animals any more

Supermarkets are facing a meat shortage this Christmas because nobody can face killing animals in slaughterhouses any more. The meat industry is facing a staff shortage crisis so bad that slaughterhouses will ‘seriously struggle’ to fill Christmas orders, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive. There are currently 10,000 posts unfilled, which …

BREAKING: Battery hens will be cage-free in California thanks to ‘Strongest animal protection legislation in the world’ prop 12

Groundbreaking new legislation requiring egg-laying hens to be cage-free by 2021 has been passed in California. The state-ballot for Proposition 12, part of the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, won yesterday (November 6) by 59 percent to 41 percent. It defines a minimum space requirement for hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal, …

Opinion: If You’re Offended By Anti-Dairy Farming Campaigns, You Should Go Vegan

Do you know what is far more offensive than a graphic video of a cow being sexually assaulted during artificial insemination? Actually being the victim of sexual assault, which is of course what cows are subjected to for the production of most of the world’s dairy products. That’s what makes the reaction to PETA’s  (People …

Vegan movement gains momentum as a THIRD of Brits now cut down on meat

Latest research indicates the vegan movement is continuing to gain momentum, as a third of Brits are now adopting a meat-fee or meat-reduced diet. The Waitrose & Partners Food & Drink Report 2018-19 also found one in eight (13 percent) Britons now identify as vegan or vegetarian, and 21 percent as flexitarian. Key Findings  A third of the …

Groundbreaking new vegan app featuring prominent YouTubers RaeLikesFroot and Jay Brave launched to help millions of aspiring vegans

A new app has been launched to support newbie vegans, after research found that half of Brits would consider switching to a plant-based diet. The free VeGuide app assists aspiring vegans in their quest to successfully adapt to the rapidly growing movement. It was launched today (November 1) by the Vegan Society to mark its 74th birthday …

Vegan activists staged a PEACEFUL protest at a steakhouse, so meat-eaters suggested they should be stabbed

What’s the best way for vegans to capture the attention of meat eaters and make them consider their food choices? This is the question vegan activists in the group Direct Action Everywhere asked when deciding how to promote the noble vegan cause. Bravely, they chose steakhouse Outback Jack’s in Northbridge, Australia to stage a peaceful …