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‘Indescribably cruel’ shark fin trade to be banned in the UK

“Our action will not only help boost shark numbers, it will send a clear message that we do not support an industry that is forcing many species to the brink of extinction.” The UK is set to phase out the ‘indescribably cruel’ shark fin trade in a bid to promote marine conservation. The move makes …

Turkeys beaten and tortured at ‘humane’ farms supplying supermarket giants, footage reveals

Investigations took place on 10 different Plainville Farms supplying turkeys to Whole Foods, Publix, and Harris Teeter. An undercover investigation led by vegan charity PETA has exposed the ‘abject cruelty’ at farms that supply ‘humanely-raised’ turkeys to retailers like Whole Foods, Publix, and Harris Teeter. Workers were videotaped stomping, kicking, and punching birds by a …

Miyoko’s Creamery wins legal battle to use ‘dairy’ labels on vegan products

“Food is ever-evolving, and so too, should language to reflect how people actually use speech to describe the foods they eat.” Miyoko’s Creamery has won a year-long lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) after the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favour of the plant-based dairy …

Fury as viral video shows fishermen pinning down shark to use its teeth to open can of beer

One of the fishermen said the group was having “just a bit of fun”. Three fishermen have come under fire for posting a video of them pinning down a shark and using its teeth to open a can of beer. The clip was originally uploaded to TikToker Wyatt Dallison’s OutdoorChaos account, which has a following …

Miriam Margolyes backs campaign to stop greyhound racing at Oxford stadium

“Greyhound racing is a nasty business that has no place at Oxford Stadium – or anywhere in the UK – except as a distant memory.” Acclaimed acting legend Miriam Margolyes is urging Oxford City Council to stop Greyhound racing and instead use its stadium for ‘sports that humans choose to take part in’. The Happy …

Morrisons selling octopus for just 36p in UK store sparks outrage

“It just shows you the low value that we put on other living beings in our world around us. I don’t think you can even buy a chocolate bar for 36p.” Morrisons has been criticized for selling octopuses for just 36p after a charity worker posted an image of one of the creatures stacked on …

Suffering and misery exposed at farms supplying Morrisons’ “welfare assured chicken”

“Morrisons cannot sell them, profit off their deformed, weak bodies, and then claim to take animal welfare seriously.” An undercover investigation of a major chicken supplier to supermarkets such as Morrisons has exposed the miserable and extremely painful short existence of the birds, the Mirror reported. Animal rights group Open Cages filmed footage at four …

Iconic fashion house Oscar de la Renta pledges to stop buying and using fur

The fashion house says it will be fur-free by the end of October. Oscar de la Renta has announced it will no longer be selling fur or using it in its designs. The designer brand is the latest fashion house to abandon the fur trade. According to a statement from the Coalition to Abolish the …

Joaquin Phoenix calls on Florida ranch to release two ‘Brother Bear’ bears to sanctuary

“These bears deserve better than a life on the road, where they are robbed of everything that’s natural and important to them.” Joaquin Phoenix is calling on Florida’s Bearadise Ranch to release two bears held captive at the roadside zoo and slated to appear at the Mississippi Valley Fair this week. Bambi and Bruno served …

Lewis Hamilton calls out Spanish equestrian centre for ‘horse painting’ classes

The F1 champ and vegan advocate shared an animal charity’s post – that showed children painting a horse as part of their summer class activity- to his fans. F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has taken to Instagram once more to stand up against animal cruelty The pro racer turned vegan advocate shared a video of children …

Ben and Jerry’s targeted for taking a stand against Israel’s controversial ‘illegal settlements’

The Unilever ice-cream brand, known for its years of advocacy, has come under fire after announcing that Ben & Jerry’s products will not be sold in the settlements after the agreement with its Israeli franchisee expires next year.  Last week, Ben & Jerry’s – owned by Unilever  – announced it was going to stop selling …

Bryan Adams, Robert Bateman, William Shatner and other notable artists call for a ban on elephant ivory trade in Canada

“Canada is at a crossroads and the actions we take now to protect African elephants will be remembered for generations to come.” A slew of celebrities, artists and scientists are urging the Canadian government to ban the elephant ivory trade. According to scientists, the African elephant population, which is currently listed as critically endangered/endangered by …