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Dublin bus adverts draw criticism from politicians

“The recent EPA statistics show that animal agriculture is the highest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland – 37.5%.” Ads on Dublin buses promoting a vegan lifestyle and thrashing the dairy industry have sparked a huge backlash with politicians labelling them “highly misleading and toxic”. The posters were displayed on 120 buses and billboards …

Tiger attacks circus trainer and bites him during a live performance in Italy

The clip shows an agitated tiger biting and clawing the trainer. A horrifying video of a circus trainer being attacked by a tiger has gone viral on social media. This is yet another incident that exposes how wild animals suffer and lash out when kept in confined conditions. The terrifying incident took place at the …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe after 1500 animals killed in brain implant trials

Neuralink stands to be prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act. Neuralink is facing a federal probe for potential animal welfare violations, Reuters reported. The San Francisco-based medical company, which is working on developing a brain implant, is conducting tests on animals as it seeks approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin …

Paris chef offers vegan foie gras alternative as bird flu dents supplies of the traditional Christmas delicacy

France is experiencing what’s thought to be its worst bird flu outbreak of all time. While foie gras is a quintessential delicacy to indulge on a Christmas eve in France, more and more people who love their luxury staple will have to seek alternatives in light of the ongoing bird flu outbreak. Typically made of …

Manchester United star Scott McTominay under fire for playing tug-of-war with tiger at private zoo in Dubai

Scott McTominay’s actions have drawn widespread criticism from animal welfare organisations. Scott McTominay has come under fire following his exploits in Dubai, after footage surfaced of him playing tug of war with a tiger. The Manchester United midfielder, who is enjoying his holiday ahead of the restart of the Premier League in Dubai, shared clippings …

New York finally bans sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores

New York is the sixth state to implement such a ban following in the footsteps of California, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, and Washington. New York has announced a ban on the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits under a new law, signed by Governor Kathy Hochul. The move is designed to stop the supply of animals …

Victoria’s Secret & Co bans cashmere after vegan appeal

“Victoria’s Secret’s decision is a win for the countless gentle goats who will be spared the agonising ordeal of someone ripping their hair out.” Luxury fashion retailer Victoria’s Secret & Co has banned cashmere from all future collections. Animal rights activists have applauded the move, and urged shoppers to help animals by always choosing vegan …

Funny Girl’s Lea Michele campaigns against horse-drawn cruelty in New York taxi-top ads

The Broadway star has joined forces with PETA to urge New Yorkers to boycott horse-drawn carriages.  Funny Girl’s Lea Michele is appearing on New York taxi- tops urging people  to boycott horse-drawn carriages The Broadway star is the face of PETA’s new ad campaign, which urges people to ‘ get horses off busy #NYC streets!” …

King Charles bans foie gras from all royal residences over cruelty concerns

The 74-year-old royal has long condemned the French delicacy as unethical and even ordered chefs at his personal residence not to use it while he was Prince of Wales. King Charles has finally banned foie gras from being served at all royal residences due to animal welfare concerns. According to insiders, the King removed the …

90% of Brits acknowledge farmed animals experience similar emotions to cats and dogs, new study shows

“There is no doubt that animals are sentient, can feel pain, fear, anxiety and grief. They can also feel happy, show great affection for other animals, experience contentment and more.” A poll has found that the majority of Brits acknowledge that farmed animals experience the same emotions as cats and dogs. Charity organisation Vegan Society …

Animal welfare concerns resurface at SeaWorld after dolphin attack video goes viral

“SeaWorld crams approximately 140 of these highly intelligent marine mammals into just seven small tanks and then expresses surprise when they lash out, again and again.” A viral TikTok video has caught the aftermath of an apparent dolphin attack at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida. The video posted on 5 November by user @the.man.child, shows an …

US farmers use the most inhumane method to kill millions of birds amid avian flu outbreak

Ventilation shutdown plus heat is considered the most “cruellest option” for killing birds affected by the continuing bird flu epidemic. Just like humans and animals, birds have their own pandemics. This year, the H5N1 virus, or bird flu, has affected millions of birds in factory farms like chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Since early 2022, more …