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Chinese state broadcaster calls for stricter animal welfare laws as cat’s sickening murder video goes viral

“Without a law, abusers will think it’s no big deal, as they are just animals — mindless, like commodities.” A viral video showing a man brutally scalding a pregnant cat with boiling water has renewed calls to punish animal cruelty in China. This time, the Chinese government’s state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), has also …

Alan Cumming backs vegan pie delivery campaign to university students affected by COVID-19

“The consequences of trashing the natural world are already around us: Climate change, deforestation, species loss, pandemics.” Students studying at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland will receive free vegan sweet potato and lentil hand pies this Friday between 12pm and 2pm. As part of a joint initiative between Million Dollar Vegan, Vegan Outreach Scotland …

Vegan athlete Lewis Hamilton’s 92nd Grand Prix title breaks F1’s all-time win record

“I could have only ever dreamed of being where I am today.” Lewis Hamilton has broken Formula 1’s all-time win record. The vegan athlete clinched his 92nd career Grand Prix victory after winning the Portuguese Grand Prix, passing racing legend Michael Schumacher’s previously held record. Hamilton’s father, stepmother, and vegan dog Roscoe were all present …

Nearly 200 dogs rescued from tortuous South Korean dog meat farm

“Although most people in South Korea don’t regularly eat dog meat, there remain thousands of farms of all sizes across the country where dogs of all breeds endure a harsh existence.” Animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) has rescued 196 dogs from a dog meat farm in Haemi, South Korea. The rescue operation is …

EU votes in favour of ‘Plant-Based Dairy Ban’ but rejects ‘Veggie Burger Ban’

The dairy-ban vote could saddle the plant-based dairy alternative industry “with significant financial burdens and practical challenges” if turned into legislation.   Today, the European Parliament finally voted to reject the ‘veggie burger ban’. MEPs voted down the proposed veggie burger ban amendment – with 379 against, 284 for and 27 abstentions – after deciding …

Scientists warn of ‘frightening milestone’ as Arctic sea ice yet to freeze

According to climate scientists, the Arctic could experience its first “ice-free” summer between 2030 and 2050. Climate scientists note that the main nursery of the Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing even though October is nearly over, a phenomenon that is happening for the first time since records began. According to …

New footage shows traumatized baby elephants abused for Thailand’s tourism industry

An animal rights group has released a dossier of disturbing footage highlighting how animal handlers abuse baby elephants at cruel training camps for Thailand’s tourism industry. Another newly released investigation of Thailand’s elephant training camps has revealed gruesome facts about the country’s animal tourism industry. Compiled by Animal rights group World Animal Protection (WAP), the …

Seagulls, penguins, and pigeons found carrying fatal human disease-causing bacteria

“Importantly, there is a risk the birds can transfer the pathogen back to humans, or to livestock or domestic animals through environmental contamination.” More bird populations living in and around urban areas have been found carrying a drug-resistant superbug, a new study reveals. A research on Australian birds including seagulls, penguins and pigeons by Murdoch …

Cruel animal rides to be banned at Giza Pyramids following PETA campaign

“This announcement is a huge victory for all the camels and horses who are forced to haul visitors on their backs or in carriages at Egypt’s top tourist sites in the blistering heat, without access to food, water, or shade.” Egypt’s tourism ministry has announced plans to ban camel, horse, and donkey rides around pyramids …

Impossible Foods is creating dairy-identical milk from plants

The startup is also working on a faux egg prototype as well as doubling its research and development team “to create an entirely new technology platform to replace animals” with plant-based alternatives. This week, Impossible Foods revealed that it has been working on producing a plant-based milk prototype that looks, tastes, and functions just like …

BBC under fire for removing documentary – Meat: A Threat To Our Planet

“The BBC have given into lobbying by the NFU who complained that it did not show enough eco-friendly farming.” The BBC is facing backlash after it pulled a documentary investigating the environmental damage caused by meat production. Meat: A Threat To Our Planet, presented by animal biologist Liz Bonnin, has been removed 10 months after …