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Vegan activists storm Starbucks chanting ‘Not your mum, not your milk!’

Vegan activists have stormed into a Starbucks cafe chanting anti-dairy slogans to highlight the horrors of the dairy industry. Members of the global protest group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) walked into one of the coffee giant’s venues in Brighton, UK. One activist spoke into a megaphone: “Dairy cows are continuously artificially and forcibly impregnated. Every …

Vegan activist Earthling Ed owns ‘high welfare’ butcher in live BBC debate

Vegan activist Earthling Ed was in typically inspiring form when he was pitted against a butcher on a live BBC debate last night (February 2). The animal rights campaigner featured on BBC One’s The Big Questions as the show asked ‘Is environmentalism the new religion?’. Presenter Nicky Campbell introduced Earthing Ed and a butcher, who …

Shots fired after farmer clashes with vegans who were filming his cows

An Australian farmer fired shots after clashing with vegans at his property, amid complaints they were filming his cows and refusing to leave. Video footage showed activist James Warden of the group Direct Action Everywhere waiting in his car outside a farm in Harvey, rural Western Australia. Owner of the farm Jason Parravacini approached the car, …

Meet the school children inspiring thousands to skip class to demand climate change action

A global wave of school strikes is set to continue this week as young people urge world leaders to make significant commitments on climate change. Renowned Swedish activist Greta Thunberg began the movement, which encourages students to walk out of class in organised mass protests aimed a catching the attention of powerful decision-makers. Last year, …

The mind-blowing statistics behind the vegan boom as interest in veganism outstrips meat

The days when veganism was dismissed by mainstream culture are well and truly gone, and there’s plenty of evidence that the plant-based surge is set to continue and here to stay. The first month of 2019 saw an explosion in the popularity of veganism, with Twitter predicting ‘vegan’ to be the biggest trend this year …

The brutal realities of leather: one billion animals slaughtered and abused every year

Every year the skin of a billion slaughtered animals is turned into leather for our wallets, jackets, handbags, shoes and furniture. Yet for a product so visible in society, misconceptions about the industry behind it are still incredibly common.  Many people assume leather is sourced only from cows, and therefore simply a by-product of the meat …

Sacked vegan battles to have veganism protected by law as a ‘philosophical belief’

A vegan who claims he was sacked for his beliefs has crowdfunded £33,000 for a landmark case which will decide whether veganism is protected by law. A former employee of League Against Cruel Sports, Jordi Casamitjana, argues he was discriminated against by the company for being vegan. He claimed he was fired after he exposed …

Pope Francis offered $1m if he goes vegan for lent

Vegan campaigners have challenged Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent, with the promise that if he does they will donate $1m to a charity of his choice. Million Dollar Vegan, led by 12-year-old Genesis Butler, aims to encourage the world to go plant-based to help the environment and to combat climate change. Butler has …

Endangered shark meat sold at UK fish and chip shops, DNA tests reveal

Endangered species of sharks are being unknowingly sold by UK fish shops and fishmongers, researchers who used DNA testing have revealed. Researchers from the University of Exeter found the majority of chip shop fish sold under generic names such as huss, rock, flake and rock salmon are actually spiny dogfish, an endangered species of shark. …

‘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 …