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Kayne West under fire over ‘Eazy’s’ graphic photo of skinned monkey

Animal rights advocates say “fellow primates do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose, not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets.”  Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and the Game have come under fire for using an extremely graphic cover art for their upcoming new single. The duo has used a …

MasterChef Ecuador makes contestants use endangered animal meat in challenge: sparks outrage

MasterChef contestants were challenged to cook meals using meat obtained from animals including shark, deer, crocodile, and capybara. MasterChef Ecuador has come under fire after it made its contestants use meat from endangered species on an episode aired on 3rd January. The challenge required the contestants to cook their meals using meat obtained from animals …

Surgeons now transplant pig heart into a human for the first time – ‘unethical, dangerous’ campaigners argue

PETA says “the risk of transmitting unknown viruses along with the animal organ are real and, in the time of a pandemic, should be enough to end these studies forever.” US surgeons have now managed to transplant a genetically modified pig heart into a human as a last-ditch effort to save the patient’s life. This …

Betty White Challenge urges fans to honour late star’s animal rights activism on her 100th birthday

99-year-old Betty White was not just an entertainer; she loved animals and advocated them throughout her life. Betty White, who sadly passed away on 31 December, 2021 left behind a legacy that has touched the hearts of millions – humans and animals included. The 99-year-old actor died less than three weeks away from becoming a …

Scientists name new tree after Leonardo DiCaprio to honour environmental work

The actor turned environmental activist took to social media to call on his followers to support the anti Ebo Forest logging campaign Leonardo DiCaprio is being honored by having a recently-discovered tree species being named after him. This week, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, London named a tree species discovered in Africa’s …

Critically endangered tiger fatally shot at Florida zoo for attacking a man

Eight-year-old Malayan tiger named Eko was fatally shot after he bit an unauthorized man that had put his arm into the animal’s enclosure. Florida police have shot and killed a critically endangered tiger at the Naples Zoo after it bit a cleaning worker. River Rosenquist, 26, who worked as a cleaner for a company contracted …

Greta Thunberg says it’s ‘strange’ to consider Joe Biden a climate leader

“If you call him a leader I mean, it’s strange that people think of Joe Biden as a leader for the climate when you see what his administration is doing.”  Greta Thunberg has blasted President Joe Biden’s policy on the climate adding that it’s “strange” he’s considered a leader in the movement. The prolific teen …

Italy becomes latest country to ban fur farming

“Mass breeding of wild animals for frivolous fur fashion represents a risk to both animals and people that can’t be justified …” Italy has announced that it is permanently banning fur farming throughout the country. This week, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will ban fur farming and close the country’s 10 …

Lead-contaminated pheasant meat sold in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, campaign group says

Tests revealed that meat samples from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Harrods all had levels of lead that would be illegal if they were found in other meats like chicken, pork and beef. Pheasant meat sold at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, and Harrods is contaminated with toxic lead, tests have revealed. In fact, Waitrose’s pheasant fillets continue to have …

Top fashion houses found ‘profiting from pythons and lizards’ misery’ despite ethical claims

“LVMH and Gucci are on the wrong side of history as long as they sell items made from animals who were beaten, sliced open, and hacked apart while still likely clinging to life.” Two major fashion houses have been accused of making bags, belts, and wallets using leather from snakes and lizards that are inhumanely …

Damning footage reveals abhorrent animal cruelty at turkey farm linked to supermarkets

“These well-natured birds are treated as nothing more than Christmas commodities – packed into densely populated sheds.” An undercover investigation into a deeply overcrowded Lincolnshire farm has revealed disturbing scenes of the abhorrent treatment of turkeys destined for Christmas dinners. Leading vegan campaigning charity Viva! conducted the investigation. The farm in question is operated by …

People urged not to buy dogs for Christmas following 82% rise in unwanted pets

Dog Trust has also raised concerns over dogs being sourced from Irish puppy farms where the poor animals suffer terribly all in the name of profit. A leading dog charity in Ireland is urging people to not buy dogs for Christmas following a massive spike in surrender requests this year. Dogs Trust revealed that they …