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Famous photographer Mike Ruiz says ‘leather is someone’s skin’ in major new billboard campaign

“The leather industry kills over a billion animals every year, pollutes the environment, and produces items that are as unexciting as they are cruel.” A major new billboard campaign in New York features celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz reminding people that leather is someone’s skin. Vegan charity PETA has constructed a 70-foot-high billboard in the middle …

Advertising Standards Authority rules in favour of AHDB’s controversial ‘Eat Balanced’ adverts promoting meat and dairy

According to The Vegan Society, the adverts by AHDB were a deliberate attempt to ‘mislead the public at a time when a record-breaking number of people were trying veganism through the Veganuary campaign’. The UK’s advertisement watchdog has ruled in favour of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – a pro-animal farming levy board …

Keeping elephants at zoos or safari parks to be banned after reports suggest animals suffer mental illnesses in captivity

“The complex needs of this exceptionally intelligent, sensitive and social species can never be met in a zoo – captive elephants can suffer physically and psychologically.” UK zoos and safari parks could soon be prohibited to keep or import new elephants into existing locked-up populations. The new legislation is said to be introduced by Environment …

Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan call out UK’s factory farm that breeds dogs for ‘painful and terrifying’ toxicity experiments

“I’m deeply shocked to learn that thousands of beautiful Beagles are intensively bred, right here in the peace of the British countryside, for painful and terrifying toxicity experiments that are also now proven to entirely fail the search for human treatments and cures.” Comedian Ricky Gervais and vegan actor and advocate Peter Egan have launched …

Somerset council urged to instate two meat-free days in primary schools

A plant-based educationist wants to introduce plant-based meals into schools as it would be ‘a big step towards meeting the Council’s climate targets’ and help the next generation ‘learn to eat more healthily and sustainably’. A former primary school teacher from west Somerset has petitioned the County Council to instate two meat-free days a week …

Maine becomes latest US state to ban sale of animal-tested cosmetics

“New methods not only spare animal lives, but they also represent the best that science has to offer and can provide data more relevant to human exposure, ensuring that cosmetics are safe.” Maine is the latest US state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, as demand for cruelty-free products continues to rise. …

Israel’s fur ban ‘leaves a lot to be desired’, Palestinian activist tells PETA

“It is irresponsible for PETA to applaud any action by the Israeli government, considering Israel’s brutal legacy of violence towards Palestine’s environment and the animals it sustains.” After PETA lauded the Israeli government for becoming the first country to ban the sale of fur, a Palestinian scholar and activist has called out the nation and …

Kate del Castillo to tell SeaWorld to reinvent itself or ‘sink along with other animal-exploiting businesses’

“When will SeaWorld recognize that in order to survive, it must stop sexually abusing and forcibly impregnating dolphins and whales and instead transfer them to seaside sanctuaries?” Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo will be urging marine amusement park SeaWorld to reinvent itself and do away with its animal-exploiting businesses. During the company’s annual online meeting …

Seaspiracy filmmakers launch Crowdfunder to ramp up pressure on world leaders to make 30% oceans ‘no take zones’ by 2030

The Crowdfunder campaign is a means to amplify the ocean-conservation message and ‘demand world leaders to do the right thing; a demand to become the stewards of the oceans they claim to be’. Ali and Lucy Tabrizi – directors of the hit Netflix documentary Seaspiracy – have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to ensure the awareness …

Governor approves nine bills to protect Hawaii’s sharks and other aquatic resources

The new ocean conservation-oriented laws come to offset the “unprecedented” challenges brought on by declining ocean populations, climate change, heatwaves, coral bleaching, and greater man-made water pollution. This week, Governor David Ige signed into law nine bills meant to safeguard Hawaii’s marine resources on World Oceans Day. The American politician and engineer noted that Hawaii …

Israel becomes first country in the world to ban fur sales

The ‘historic’ ban signed into law by environmental protection minister Gila Gamliel will exempt the use of fur in ‘scientific research, education or instruction, and for religious purposes or tradition.’ Israel has become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur. The bill was passed into law by environmental protection minister …

Jane Fonda blasts Biden for failing to take ‘bold or fast’ action on climate crisis

“We’re up against time. The scientists say we have less than nine years to cut our emissions in half.” American actress and environmentalist Jane Fonda has blasted POTUS Joe Biden for not being ‘bold’ or ‘fast’ enough to tackle the climate crisis. The celebrity made the comments to call out the Biden administration for not …