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34,000 abandoned chickens freeze to death in slaughterhouse trucks

A comprehensive investigation into US slaughterhouses paints a heartbreaking picture of the abuse chickens are subjected to. A joint investigation by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism inspected hundreds of logs from poultry plants across the country which were submitted to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA). It revealed that in one incident, more than …

Petition: Activists fight US bill which allows 1000 sea lions to be slaughtered each year

A petition has been launched to fight new U.S. Government legislation which activists say will allow the slaughter of 1000 sea lions a year. In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, giving certain state governments and tribes the right to kill up to 100 sea lions at a time. Campaigners consoled themselves …

Young cows have similar emotions to human children, research finds

New research has revealed that young cows have striking emotional similarities with children. Research from the University of British Columbia found that, similar to human children, calves can be naturally optimistic or pessimistic – which impacts how they cope with stress. During the study, calves categorised as pessimistic by personality tests were far more likely to …

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance labels bear shows ‘Torture’ in heartfelt video plea

Oscar winner Mark Rylance has made a heartfelt plea to tourists, urging them to stay away from bear shows. The Bridge of Spies actor labelled the practice ‘torture’ in a new PETA video which displays how travelling shows ‘torment bears, from chaining and muzzling them to preventing them from digging, roaming and hibernating’. “Wherever you …

Remains of 19,000 animals to be discarded by meat industry following salmonella outbreak

The dead bodies of 9,000 cows and 10,000 turkeys will be discarded by the meat industry after raw products tainted with salmonella were recalled. More than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc had to be returned, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service revealed on Tuesday. And …

Sacked vegan fights to protect veganism by law in landmark ruling

Veganism could be protected by law as a ‘philosophical belief’ similar to a religion, after a vegan claimed he was fired for his views. Former employee of League Against Cruel Sports, Jordi Casamitjana, argues he was discriminated against for being vegan. He claimed he was fired after he exposed the charity to other employees for …

Stella McCartney to launch UN fashion industry climate change charter

Stella McCartney is set to launch a United Nations fashion industry charter for action on climate change. While announcing the charter in next month’s climate talks in Poland, the designer will make a firm business case for sustainable fashion and large-scale low-carbon production. “We really don’t have long now, to change things. But I honestly …

‘Ethical Fur’ advert banned for being misleading, marking the trade’s ‘Inevitable Demise’

Campaigners are celebrating the ‘inevitable demise’ of the fur industry after an advert about ‘ethical fur’ was banned for being misleading. The French Board of Advertising Ethics (Jury de déontologie publicitaire, or JDP) ruled against the campaign by the International Fur Federation (IFF). A spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals told Totally …

Meat industry leaders declare war against vegan ‘fake news’

Meat industry leaders in Wales have declared war on vegans and vegetarians which they claim are spreading ‘fake news’ to damage beef and lamb sales. Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), or Meat Promotion Wales, said it plans to fight against ‘sensationalist and misleading health claims by the enemies of red meat’. The Daily Post reported comments …

UK government accused of ‘Failure’ to stick to the climate change act a decade after it became law

Just ten years after it became law the UK Government is failing to stick to The Climate Change Act, according to politicians and activists. In November 2008, with almost unanimous support from MPs, the UK ambitiously promised to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The ground-breaking legislation led to some short-term success, as carbon …

Actor James Cromwell storms Utah capitol building holding dead piglet in animal cruelty protest

Actor James Cromwell stormed into the Utah State Capitol building holding a dead piglet in a protest against animal cruelty. The actor was joined by 200 Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) activists to demand action from the governor and attorney general in response to alleged animal cruelty at Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah. Cromwell, …

A Farm’s 6,000 healthy hens will be slaughtered if they aren’t adopted before Christmas

A farm is racing against time in an attempt to rehome 6,000 hens before Christmas to avoid sending them to slaughter. Minskip Farm Shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, produces free-range eggs, but a flock of 6,000 are at the end of their commercial laying cycle. If the owners don’t find new homes for the hens …