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Tokyo urged to stop hunting whales ahead of upcoming ‘green’ summer Olympics

“Beyond the podiums made of recycled mobile phones, we find a nation flying in the face of world opinion in its grim persistence to maintain cruel and outdated commercial whaling.”  Tokyo is being urged to stop commercial whaling as it gears up to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics this week. The Japanese government has said …

Moby to release vegan cookbook with all proceeds going to rescue animals

The musician, writer, and animal rights activist’s new vegan cookbook boasts of  125 delicious plant-based recipes to  “wow even the hardest-to-please meat lovers”. Vegan icon Moby – a passionate animal rights advocate – is set to release a new vegan cookbook. The Little Pine cookbook named after Moby’s former restaurant will debut on 7 September. …

Vegan athlete Lewis Hamilton faces racial abuse after British Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton’s record eight win after colliding with title rival Max Verstappen during the first lap led to people abusing the F1 champion and branding his victory an ‘undeserved’ one. Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to racist abuse on social media after he won Sunday’s British Grand Prix. It comes after the Formula One racer …

Subway sends legal notice to vegan seafood brand amid 0% fish DNA scandal

Vegan seafood brand, Good Catch, is facing a legal threat after handing out fish-free tuna sandwiches in front of Subway following the chain’s 0% fish DNA scandal. Vegan seafood brand, Good Catch, has received a formal legal notice from Subway after it distributed fish-free vegan subs outside select Subway stores. Good catch organized this one-day …

Luxury Italian fashion house Valentino bans angora after talks with PETA

“The future of fashion lies in materials that no animal had to suffer or die for.” Valentino has pledged to ditch angora wool from all future collections. The announcement comes after vegan charity PETA met with Valentino to discuss its angora policy.  The company also recently committed to a fur-free policy coming into effect in …

Countryfile star Adam Henson brands vegan diet ‘disastrous’ for the environment whilst promoting dairy

“It’s about understanding where your food comes from and making informed choices, not having a kneejerk reaction because you’ve read something on social media.”  Countryfile star Adam Henson has claimed avocados and almond milk are “disastrous for the environment” and climate-conscious individuals would be “better off” drinking cow’s milk. In an interview with the Radio …

Burberry under pressure to give ‘exotic animal skins the boot’

“Kind customers want mock croc and fake snake, not a sensitive animal’s stolen skin.” Global fashion giant Burberry is under growing pressure to ditch exotic animal skins from its collections. The push comes from animal-rights charity PETA, which purchased stock in the fashion company last year during the COVID-19 market downturn. The British brand has …

Dragon’s Den legend Deborah Meaden urges travel giant ABTA to ditch SeaWorld

The leading entrepreneur and TV personality says “whales and dolphins, whether wild-born or captive-bred, do not – and cannot – thrive in captivity.” Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden is calling on travel giant ABTA to add visiting cruel marine parks to its list of “unacceptable” practices. The highly successful entrepreneur has written a letter on …

Gemma Atkinson speaks out against ‘animal cruelty’ videos on social media platforms

“The amount of animal cruelty reports is getting worse, and it saddens me in this day and age some people are still continuing to mistreat and abuse animals.” British actress and radio star Gemma Atkinson has spoken out against ‘cruelty shown on social media’ platforms like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. The statement follows an investigation …

Skin allergy tests to go animal-free following ‘first-of-its-kind’ toxicology testing approval

“We can expect to see an immediate global shift away from using animals in skin sensitization tests.” A ‘first-of-its kind’ toxicology test that could potentially save countless animals from suffering in experiments has been approved. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has approved a three-pronged approach developed by BASF and the Swiss fragrance …

Boiling lobsters alive could be banned in new UK animal welfare bill

“We’re proud to have some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and we are fully committed to strengthening them further to ensure all animals avoid any unnecessary pain, distress or suffering.” Boiling lobsters alive could soon be banned under new proposed animal welfare laws being chalked out by the UK government. It …

Alan Cumming says meat on COP26 menu is like ‘serving beer at an Alcoholics Anonymous’

The Scots actor called offering meat on the summit’s menu ‘irresponsible’ and likened it to ‘serving beer at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting’. Actor and activist Alan Cumming has demanded plant-based foods be served at the COP26 – an environment-focused political event to be held in Glasgow this November. He compared serving meat at the conference …