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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 …

Cheltenham festival death toll rises to three, calls renewed to ban ‘the horror show’

‘More deaths are likely to follow, as horses used for racing commonly die of fatal injuries such as broken backs or are killed after sustaining broken legs’, says PETA The death toll at the ongoing Cheltenham festival has reached three. This year, Shallwehaveonemore, Born Patriot and Mindsmadeup have all died in the race week taking …

Ex SeaWorld orca trainer urges Brits to ‘think twice before paying to see marine animals performing tricks’

“The power to shut down these cruel parks lies in every visitor’s hands.” An ex- SeaWorld trainer is urging the Brits to stop supporting marine parks this summer because of the rampant animal cruelty prevalent in these commercial settings. John Hargrove was a top ranked Sr. Orca Trainer in SeaWorld and later at Marineland in …

Vegan charity calls for criminal investigation of ‘Jackass Forever’ animal stunts

“No one is above the law and that while the rest of the world wants to save bees and recognizes animals as sentient individuals, these jackasses exploit and abuse them for fun.” ‘Jackass Forever’ is being slammed for animal cruelty by leading animal charity, PETA. The latest American reality slapstick comedy is the first Jackass …

Disney completes ‘mission’ to add plant-based items to every menu

“Our goal was to ensure that our guests… would be able to find fun and flavorful plant-based menu items across our parks and resorts.” Disney has finally managed to accomplish its ‘mission of a more inclusive menu’ for its visitors to enjoy on vacation. The American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate has completed an initiative …

MasterChef Ecuador makes contestants use endangered animal meat in challenge: sparks outrage

MasterChef contestants were challenged to cook meals using meat obtained from animals including shark, deer, crocodile, and capybara. MasterChef Ecuador has come under fire after it made its contestants use meat from endangered species on an episode aired on 3rd January. The challenge required the contestants to cook their meals using meat obtained from animals …

Critically endangered tiger fatally shot at Florida zoo for attacking a man

Eight-year-old Malayan tiger named Eko was fatally shot after he bit an unauthorized man that had put his arm into the animal’s enclosure. Florida police have shot and killed a critically endangered tiger at the Naples Zoo after it bit a cleaning worker. River Rosenquist, 26, who worked as a cleaner for a company contracted …

BREAKING: UK moves to ban trophy hunting imports

“We are appalled at the thought of hunters bringing back trophies and placing more pressure on some of our most iconic and endangered animals.” The UK government has announced plans to ban the importing of hunting trophies. The decision is part of the threatened species’ conservation initiative and a wider plan to reverse biodiversity loss. …

Selfie-taking tourists risk giving critically endangered orangutans COVID-19

“The virus can spread from people to animals during close contact. People with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife.” Tourists are jeopardizing the lives of critically endangered orangutans by posing too close for pictures and selfies, according to a study. The warning comes after a team of …

Vegan charity launches first-ever TV ad targeting animal lovers eating meat

View the advert to see what happens when a piglet is delivered to a couple’s doorstep with a butcher’s knife. Vegan animal welfare charity Viva! has launched its first-ever TV advert to encourage people to make the connection between the animals they choose to keep as companions and the ones that adorn their plates. The …