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‘But Humans Have Canines’: Why a common argument against veganism is totally flawed

A common argument against veganism states that as humans have canines, we have evolved to be omnivores and therefore must eat meat – but this perspective is flawed. Omnivores are animals which eat both plants and animal products such as meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables. This description fits most humans today, but the existence of …

“Meat is Murder”: Direct Action Everywhere founder explains radical methods

Infamous global animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) has been increasingly in the spotlight in recent months. Their bold approach to protesting – displaying graphic images in steakhouses and chanting anti-meat industry slogans in supermarkets – is admired by some and scorned by others. The group’s methods are hotly debated even within the …

‘Cruel and Tacky’ ice skating with Penguins event cancelled after backlash

An event offering the chance to skate alongside penguins has been cancelled after animal rights activists branded the event ‘cruel and tacky’. Queens Skate Dine Bowl planned the event, which was supposed to go ahead on January 19 in London, UK. It allowed attendees to skate on the same rink as five Humboldt penguins, with sections …

Protesters Target Self-Proclaimed ‘Ethical’ Supermarket, Chanting ‘Humane Slaughter Does Not Exist’

Animal rights activists protested at a self-proclaimed ‘ethical’ supermarket, using megaphones to tell customers that ‘humane slaughter does not exist’. Direct Action Everywhere staged the disruption at Hisbe in Brighton, UK – a supermarket which claims it aims to ‘respect customers, farmers, suppliers, ANIMALS and the PLANET’. Thirty activists entered the store holding signs with …

Activist James Aspey convinces meat chef to go vegan after epic argument

Every vegan has experienced many infuriating conversations with a meat-eaters, and they come in all shapes and sizes.  Some people are happy to talk about veganism in a reasonable manner, but more often than not you’re faced with a frustrating mix of belligerent untruths. Whether you’re met with the aggressive, confrontational, defensive, offended or just …

Costa Rica farmers to stop killing animals after hearing James Aspey speech

Vegan activist James Aspey has inspired farm owners in Costa Rica to go vegan and never slaughter their animals again.  The Australian lecturer gave a speech at a permaculture farm and eco retreat, which was translated into Spanish for the owners. And the married couple who run the farm were so blown away by Aspey’s …

Retailer Boohoo exposed for advertising animal products as ‘faux fur’

Fashion retailer Boohoo has been warned by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) after it was caught advertising clothes containing animal products as fake fur. A complaint from Humane Society International (HSI) claimed the pom poms on a women’s jumper sold by Boohoo contained animal fur, yet the company was misleading customers by advertising it as …

Footballer Franck Ribéry slammed after tasteless brag about £1,000 gold-plated steak

Footballer Franck Ribéry has been slammed by animal rights activists after he bragged about buying a £1,000 gold-covered slab of meat. The French footballer caused outrage by posting a video on Instagram of himself rubbing his hands together as a gold-covered steak was sliced up. Ribéry has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning nearly 20 years …

Animal Rights Activists attacked by Pool cue-wielding fox hunting supporters

Animal rights activists were victims of an ‘unprovoked attack’ by pool cue-wielding fox hunting supporters in Sheffield, UK. Police are investigating the incident after activists from the Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs posted footage of pro-hunt supporters blocking them into a pub car park. The car was surrounded by several men and a woman, some of whom …

Butcher’s spray-painted with ‘Meat Is Murder’ after taunting vegans about killing a cow

A butcher’s has been spray-painted with the message ‘Meat is murder’ after it taunted vegans about killing a cow on an advertising board. The pro-vegan slogan sprayed on Bellemere Butcher’s has caused outrage in the small community of Bellmere in Queensland, Australia. Locals believe the message was a response to an ad outside the butchers …

French supermarkets sell ‘endangered’ zebra meat

Animal rights activists have condemned French supermarkets amid claims that businesses are selling endangered zebra meat. Many of the largest supermarket chains in France are selling exotic animal meat, including ostrich, zebra, kangaroo and bison. Animal rights charity 30 Million D’amis claimed supermarkets Carrefour, Auchan, Intermarché, Houra and Cora have sold endangered zebra meat in …