Oli Gross, Author at Totally Vegan Buzz
Stories collection by Oli Gross

String of puppy deaths convinces legislators to introduce ban on pet shops and commercial breeders

A string of deaths to newborn puppies has convinced legislators to introduce a bill aiming to ban puppy mills and the retail sale of puppies and kittens in Colorado. The last couple of years has seen dozens of people in Denver buy puppies from pet stores, but the animals have died from illnesses within days. …

Fury as slaughterhouse exposed for violent abuse passes Government inspection

Animal rights activists are furious with the Government’s response to footage which exposes horrific abuse at a farm in Essex. Welfare group Open Cages claimed undercover footage revealed harrowing conditions for animals at Moorah Farm in Great Totham. Activists described their discovery as ‘nauseating’ after finding workers had broken live chickens’ necks and hurled them …

Crocodiles electrocuted and skinned alive to make designer handbags, investigation reveals

An investigation by PETA has revealed how crocodiles are brutally abused and killed in Vietnam to supply the designer handbag industry.  The animal welfare group has released shocking footage and imagery from reptile farms in the US, Vietnam and Africa. PETA explained how the farms are used to supply ‘luxury’ brands, and revealed harrowing eyewitness …

Investigation launched into Red Tractor pig farm after activists find ‘dead babies everywhere’

Animal rights activists in Northern Ireland have secured the release of a pig who was set for slaughter after a standoff with a farmer which lasted for several hours.  The ‘Meat the Victim’ activists arrived at the pork farm at 4.30am in Ballymena, County Antrim and occupied the farm, demanding a pig should be released …

Hong Kong theme park ends shocking dolphin and sea lion shows thanks to pressure from activists

A theme park in Hong Kong has put an end to its dolphin and sea lion shows thanks to mounting pressure from animal rights groups.  Activists are celebrating the move from Ocean Park, but are still campaigning for further progress as the company will still allow visitors to hug dolphins. The theme park revealed that …

Pigs routinely boiled alive kicking and screaming at Netherlands slaughterhouses, report reveals

Inspectors at slaughterhouses in the Netherlands regularly witness pigs being drowned alive in boiling water, a new document has revealed.  The report from the country’s food safety organisation the NVWA reveals how inspectors often see animals kicking and screaming in pain in their final moments.  Animal rights group Varkens in Nood requested the document which …

Fury as Council set to approve 270,00 bird ‘chicken prison’

A new factory farm labelled a ‘chicken prison’ containing 270,000 birds is set for development in the UK.  The mega-farm is expected to be approved to be built at High Dike in Lincolnshire after officers at South Kesteven District Council recommended the application should be approved by councillors.  Animal rights campaigners have slammed the proposals …

Activists discover 6 caged tigers left to starve to death in squalid conditions in Ukraine

Animal rights activists have rescued six tigers who were left to starve to death in an abandoned private club in Ukraine.  The tigers were left in horrific conditions at the club in Kiev by an owner who reportedly left the country. The animals were so malnourished they were even seen drinking liquid from their own …

Elephants beaten with hooks and stabbed in the ears to force them to perform for tourists at Nepalese festival

Animal rights activists have released disturbing footage of elephant handlers beating animals with bullhooks to force them to perform for tourists at a festival in Nepal. The upsetting imagery from the Chitwan Elephant Festival reveals how chained elephants are abused with sharp metal hooks to make them play football or give rides to tourists.  Workers …

Confessions from slaughterhouse workers reveal the true horrors of the meat industry

Millions of animals are slaughtered every single day to supply global meat markets, but the slaughterhouse workers who keep factory farms operational are generally kept hidden from public view.  Most people, meat eaters or otherwise, have never set foot in the abattoirs which provide beef, chicken and lamb – and for good reason. Slaughterhouses are …

Wildfire’s cause a ‘holocaust of destruction’ on Australia’s iconic Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s most iconic locations due to its thriving wildlife, but bushfires have devastated the island and left some areas beyond recognition.  Experts have described the impact of the bushfires as a ‘holocaust of destruction’ as a third of the island has been completely brought to ashes.  The Flinders Chase National …

Baby elephants ‘broken’ by online traders who sell them to so-called animal ‘sanctuaries’

An investigation into the animal tourism industry in Thailand has revealed how baby elephants are ‘broken’ by online traders who sell them to companies posing as animal sanctuaries.  Young elephants are separated from their mothers soon after birth and forced to learn tricks by trainers who jab them with metal hooks. Tourists must ensure they …