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Former Waitrose food editor who suggested ‘Killing Vegans’ hired by the daily Telegraph

The former Waitrose Food editor who was fired for suggesting ‘killing vegans’ and ‘force feeding them meat’ has landed a job at the Daily Telegraph. William Sitwell was lost his former job after a bizarre response to a pitch from vegan freelance journalist Selene Nelson. He apologised for the exchange, which was enough for the …

Food giants keep trolling Piers Morgan when they release a new vegan product

Following his outrage at the Greggs vegan sausage roll, it’s becoming customary for food businesses to troll Piers Morgan whenever they bring out a new vegan product. It all started with the Good Morning Britain host’s bizarre, but far from unexpected, outburst at UK-based bakery Greggs for launching a vegan version of its sausage roll. …

10 Times Sir David Attenborough was hilarious, inspiring, terrifying and adorable

Natural historian and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is among the most inspirational advocates of environmental protection. Best known for jaw-dropping BBC Documentaries including The Blue Planet, Life and Planet Earth, the UK national treasure is tirelessly fighting for protection to wildlife. But he’s got an unmistakable cheeky edge to him, and has kept us entertained …

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 …

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 …