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New cosmetics tests introduced in China will ‘spare countless animals from agony’

The Chinese government has made another step towards reducing animal tests by approving two non-animal methods for testing cosmetics products. Campaigners have celebrated the move which they say will save countless animals from horrific experiments. Until now animals have endured products being dripped into their eyes and rubbed into their skin to test the potential …

281 tonnes of antibiotics were used on UK chicken farms in just one year, BBC finds

The amount of antibiotic drugs used on UK chicken farms is far higher than previously believed, after the BBC revealed that 281 tonnes were sold in the UK in 2017. Campaigners fear the huge quantities of drugs used could heighten risks of drug resistant diseases and pose a risk to human health and the environment. …

Cultured Meat: UK Scientists have joined the global race to grow lab-grown bacon

UK scientists are attempting to grow animal cells on blades of grass to kick-start a meat industry free from slaughter. Scientists from the University of Bath are attempting to master cultured meat and keep up with similar projects around the world. Cultured meat attracts varied opinions among vegans – some argue it is not vegan …

Rescuers found an orangutan with 74 gunshot wounds, but they couldn’t save her baby

A rescued orangutan remains in a critical state after doctors found the animal with 74 gunshot wounds inflicted by poachers. Doctors are battling to save the life of the poor animal, which has been named Hope by her rescuers, but tragically her baby has died from severe injuries and starvation. The mother has been left …

Two Thirds of people are unaware that food choices impact climate change

Vegans are all too familiar with the separation many meat eaters have between animal suffering and the food on their plate, but new research reveals how little understanding there is about the environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry. New research by food waste app Too Good to Go found that more than two …

Dead whale found with 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

WARNING: This article contains extremely graphic imagery which some readers may find distressing. Scientists in the Philippines are demanding government action after they found 40kg of plastic bags inside a washed-up dead whale. The huge amount of plastic found inside the Cuvier’s beaked whale included 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation bags and multiple shopping …

Report: maps show how 1,200 species are ‘almost certainly’ doomed to extinction

More than 1,200 species are doomed to extinction if new conservation tactics are not introduced, research has revealed. A study from scientists at Australia’s University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society analysed the difficulties faced by 5,457 different species. It determined which parts of the world are most at risk of suffering biodiversity loss …

Scientists discovered plastic inside crustaceans at the ocean’s deepest point

Scientists have found plastic in every single animal they studied in the deepest point in the ocean. Most people are aware of the devastating impact plastic has on the ocean, with eight million metric tonnes dumped in the sea each year. But scientists wanted to discover just how far-reaching the spread of plastic in the …

Pope Francis gives indecisive response to £1m charity challenge to go vegan for lent

Pope Francis has responded to a $1 million charity challenge to go vegan for Lent – in a campaign spearheaded by 12-year-old activist Genesis Butler. As we enter the first day of Lent the Pope has sent a personal response to Butler regarding her Million Dollar Vegan campaign. The campaign aims to encourage the world …

Australia’s network of animal sanctuaries has saved 13 endangered species from extinction

Australia’s network of animal sanctuaries has saved 13 species from extinction, new research has revealed. The Threatened Species Recovery Hub, made up of ten leading Australian universities and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, studied how Australia’s conservation areas have impacted endangered species. A massive 30 native mammal species have been declared extinct in Australia since European …

BBC calculator confirms going vegan is the best way to save the environment

Going vegan is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint, a new BBC food calculator confirms. The calculator indicates the most damaging foods to the environment are meat, dairy, chocolate and coffee. The calculator asks users about their weekly food consumption and calculates how much you contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the …