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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 …

Pregnant cow escapes slaughterhouse truck, starts new life, gives birth, is adorable

It seemed like Brianna’s days were numbered as she was crammed onto a truck destined for a slaughterhouse. But she’s now got a chance to live a healthy, happy life after making a miraculous escape. Brianna somehow managed to leap from a height of eight feet from a truck on Route 80 heading to a New …

Outrage as pub bans vegans during boxing day hunt protests

A brewery has suspended an employee at one of its pubs after the venue banned vegans during a Boxing Day Hunt. The Dorset in Lewes, UK, faced outrage over a sign featured on its doors reading ‘due to the hunt today, we regret to inform you that we will not be welcoming saboteurs or vegans …

Activists are driving small slaughterhouses out of business by demanding they meet welfare regulations

Many slaughterhouses are being forced into closure because animal rights activists are relentlessly holding them to account over laws which are designed to protect animal welfare. Activists have been vocally demanding that slaughterhouses meet legal requirements in England to install CCTV cameras, according the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT). Without CCTV, welfare groups argue that animal …

Pharma company AbbVie bans forced swim animal testing in groundbreaking move

Pharma company AbbVie has made a groundbreaking industry move to ban forced swim tests on animals. Forced swimming tests, also known as a behavioural despair test, are used on rodents to assess depression-like symptoms. It involves putting the mice or rats in a glass cylinder filled with water, from which they cannot escape. Abbvie, which …