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James Cameron has a new word to describe vegans – what do you think it is?

“I tried to come up with a good term for it because vegan has all those connotations.” Award-winning director James Cameron believes  that calling those who eschew meat and dairy ‘vegans’ or ‘plant-based’ doesn’t go far enough. According to him, there is a better word to describe this community. Moreover, the terminology around vegans and …

New documentary investigates the ‘leading reasons why people refuse to stop eating animals’

The documentary explores the various common arguments against veganism, why they exist, and whether they are justified.  A new documentary is investigating five words spoken around the world by so many non-vegans –  I Could Never Go Vegan. The new feature documentary is touted as the next Game Changers meets Cowspiracy. Produced by brothers Thomas …

Vegan contestants eliminated from Amazing Race for refusing to skin a goat

The vegan contestants decided they couldn’t skin goat hides. “If it sends us home, it sends us home.” In this week’s episode of the Amazing Race Australia,  contestants Bren and Anja were eliminated after they refused to attempt a task that required them to skin goat hides in Marrakesh. The challenge for the round was …

HBO under pressure after whistleblower reports horse death on set

The whistleblower revealed that the horse was already sick, sustained head trauma and was seen frothing at the mouth when he collapsed on the set. HBO is being pressed to conduct an internal investigation after a whistleblower informed animal rights charity PETA that a horse allegedly died during filming in Nassau County. The incident took …

Four killed, 70 injured in Colombia after stadium collapses during bullfight

The casualties included two women, a man and an 18-month-old baby. In a tragic turn of events at least four spectators including an 18-month-old baby were killed and about 70 seriously injured after a full three-storey section of wooden stands collapsed during a bullfighting festival on Sunday (26 June). Around 800 spectators were seated in …

Outrage sparked by video of orangutan smoking cigarette in Vietnam’s zoo

“People often throw things into the animals cages and the orangutan learns how to use these objects by seeing how people use them.” A shocking video has captured a sickening moment of an orangutan smoking a cigarette in front of visitors at a zoo in Vietnam. The orangutan – originally from Borneo – is critically …

One more vegan ad banned this week – this time for showing animals in distress

The watchdog banned ads by Vegan Friendly UK and Tesco amid claims of gratuitous violence and misleading information. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned one more vegan TV ad this week over claims that it shows “graphic imagery and gratuitous violence” towards animals. This censure comes on the heels of the UK watchdog banning …

PETA calls for LEGO’s misleading farm set to be rebranded

The vegan charity wants the toy farms ‘rebranded’ as animal sanctuaries so children are not misled. Vegan charity PETA has called on toy brand LEGO to rebrand its newly launched farm set, since it presents a false and misleading picture of animal agriculture. PETA sent a letter to the toy manufacturer’s CEO, Niels Christiansen over …

Lion bites off finger after man puts hand in cage

The man was teasing the animal to impress onlookers. A horrifying video has captured the moment a caged lion bites off the finger of a Jamaica zookeeper who put his hand inside the enclosure. The incident took place at Jamaica Zoo, near Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. The footage, which has gone viral on …

Spanish police seize €29m haul of stuffed endangered animals

The Civil Guard described the collection as the country’s “largest haul of nationally-protected taxidermied animals and one of the largest in Europe”. Spanish police have seized one of the largest hauls of animal taxidermy in Europe, after an industrial warehouse in Bétera, Valencia was found to contain more than 1000 specimens including stuffed rhinos, polar …

Advertising watchdog bans vegan ad for ‘objectifying’ nude male model

“Taking the image, the ‘#nothingtohide’ strapline and the placement of the bottle into account, we considered that the ad was likely to have the effect of objectifying the man by using his physical features to draw attention to an unrelated product.” The advertising watchdog has banned a vegan advert following a complaint from a member …

Chelsea footballer Ben Chilwell filmed getting his cheap thrills from animal exploitation

The 25-year-old footballer is under fire after being filmed in a sick tug-of-war challenge with a caged tiger. Ben Chilwell, who was part of England’s squad for last summer’s European Championships, was filmed playing tug of war with a tiger. In the video, Chilwell, along with four other people, is seen heaving a rope with …