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

63,000 live sheep to be shipped from South Africa to Kuwait on horrific export boat despite outcry

An export boat which is set to transport 63,000 live sheep from South Africa to Kuwait has led to outcry from activists who say the boat will cause extreme suffering and death to many animals.  Welfare groups have failed in attempts to prevent a second boat this month leaving Cape Town to arrive in Kuwait. …

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 …

Beijing promotes traditional Chinese medicine as coronavirus cure

Officials in Beijing have been providing coronavirus patients traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), claiming the remedies cure the deadly virus.  Beijing has increasingly turned to traditional sources, with the Ministry of Science and Technology reporting that 85% of all patients have been given TCM.  One so-called cure for the virus is a bag of brown soup …

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 …

Bryan Adams calls man “The most dangerous creature on earth”

Vegan singer Bryan Adams has posted a powerful video on social media that shows how humans are killing animals for food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific purposes as well as destroying the planet for their selfish gains. Through a video created by United Kingdom-based illustrator Steve Cuts, Bryan Adams has shared yet another compelling vegan message …

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 …

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 …

Protection enforcement for puppies at commercial breeders plummeted in 2019, official statistics reveal

Action taken to protect animals at commercial puppy breeders continued to decline rapidly in 2019, official statistics from the US Department of Agriculture reveal.  Protection enforcement carried out by the department plummeted in 2018 – drawing criticism from the ASPCA – and latest figures reveal the trend continued last year.  The drop means that less …

The alligator industry is being ‘destroyed’ by California’s exotic skins ban

California’s ban on sales of crocodile and alligator skins is threatening the existence of the exotic skins industry, officials have warned. A new law was enforced on January 1 this year which bans the sale of any products which contain exotic skins and animal furs. California is the first state to take the groundbreaking measures …