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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 …

British airports reject anti-animal cruelty ad as it is ‘prejudicial to a business carried on at the airport’

Airport authorities claim the anti-animal cruelty advert is too political and can potentially evoke ‘negative customer reaction’. Every UK airport has refused to display PETA’s anti-leather advertisement, the vegan charity claims. The animal rights organisation created a “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly”   campaign to educate travellers on the impact of their fashion and accessory choices. The …

‘Landmark’ ivory ban comes into force today – but unscrupulous traders can still evade it, campaigners say

According to campaigners, ivory peddlers may continue to sell elephant tusks by passing their products as derivatives from unprotected mammals such as walruses, narwhals, and hippos. The UK has finally banned trade in elephant teeth and tusks in a bid to tackle poaching and help protect elephants but campaigners say the move doesn’t go far …

UK’s first fully vegan school kitchen is a huge hit among pupils

The Lady of Sion School in Worthing opened what is believed to be UK’s first 100% Plant-Based Canteen serving black bean and quinoa meatballs in barbecue sauce, veggie fajitas with Mexican rice and meatless feast pizza. A school in West Sussex has received an overwhelming positive response after it adopted an all-vegan menu. In January, …

75% of Brits prefer vegan cars, says new study

A number of companies already offer a variety of plant-based leathers using everything from apples and cactus to pineapple leaves. A new poll has revealed that a majority of UK motorists are keen on buying fully vegan cars. In a research commissioned by the Vegan Society, people were asked about their opinions on vegan cars …

Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers die caught in animal traps

It is estimated that fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild. Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers have died after being caught in traps on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. This is the latest blow for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dropped to about several hundreds. Local authorities found two of the dead …

Dodgy dog breeders fetching £40,000 for ‘Frankenstein puppies’ created in amateur labs

The hybrid breeds are being created in unregulated fertility clinics and experts fear the new breeds will suffer poor health throughout their often-short lives. Greedy dog breeders have been illegally carrying out procedures to create Frankenstein puppies for pedigree dog lovers. According to an investigation by the Sunday Mail, new breeds — like hairless and …

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 …

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 …

Portugal bans ‘vegan leather’ term over greater consumer clarity claims

“The simple truth is that this is nothing to do with consumer transparency and protection, and instead just one more desperate attempt by old, flailing industries to continue their cruel and climactically disastrous practices, in the face of growing consumer enlightenment and change.” Portugal has banned the use of the term ‘vegan leather’ and other …

England spinner Mady Villiers went vegan after realizing how ‘selfish really’ it was to eat meat

“I never used to think about the food I was eating. I would never think about the life that it had. It was quite selfish really.” While many people transition to a plant-based diet for their health or the environment, England spinner Mady Villiers says she adopted a plant-based diet for the animals. In a …

After 149 years, Colgate moves to make its 9 billion toothpaste tubes recyclable

Toothpaste giant Colgate is finally going green by relaunching four of its best-selling lines in recyclable tubes. The world’s leading toothpaste brand Colgate is finally launching new recyclable tubes in a bid to become more eco friendly. The multinational consumer goods company has been attempting to improve the environmental impact of its popular toothpaste tubes, …