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So-called elephant ‘sanctuary’ blasted for abusing animals with bullhooks to force them to perform

Animal rights campaigners have revealed that elephants are abused with bullhooks and forced to perform for tourists at a so-called ‘sanctuary’ in Thailand.  Activists from Moving Animals have claimed that Maesa Elephant Nursery in Thailand are using the sharp hooks to force them to learn performance routines. The animal welfare group said baby elephants are …

BBC blamed of being anti-meat with Christmas advert featuring vegan turkeys

The National Farmers Union have branded BBC over advert that seemingly endorses vegan and vegetarian diets. BBC’s Christmas advert for this year #XmasLife is a short promotional film themed around families and friends enjoying the festive spirit leaving other stresses behind. But the advert has upset a section of the society as farmers feel that …

Slaughterhouse worker charged for stabbing escaped cow in parking lot in harrowing video

A slaughterhouse worker has been charged for animal cruelty following the exposure of shocking footage which shows a man brutally killing a calf near a farm.  The young cow had escaped from Saba Live Poultry in Bloomfield, Connecticut and is shown on police dashcam and bodycam footage running into a parking lot at a nearby …

M&S to sell hot plant-based sausage rolls in UK outlets

UK supermarket Marks and Spencer has increased the size of its bestselling ‘Plant Kitchen No Pork Sausage Rolls’ and is also serving it hot in nearly 50 stores across the UK. The vegan sausage rolls could well be voted as the highest grossing vegan dish of the year as UK customers can’t seem to have …

Morrisons will not sell vegan pork pie in Melton Mowbray to avoid offending locals

Supermarket Morrisons has backtracked on its decision to launch vegan “no pork” pies in Melton Mowbray to avoid hurting the sentiments of the locals. Morrisons’ vegan no pork pies will be available across all stores nationwide from December 9 except at its branch on Rutland Street in Leicestershire. A memo by the store circulated to …

Donkey populations plummet as they are increasingly killed for their skin in Chinese traditional medicine

Donkey populations are plummeting across the world they are increasingly being slaughtered for their skin to support the traditional Chinese medicine industry.  The latest report from The Donkey Sanctuary warns that numbers are rapidly dwindling in several countries as the demand for ‘ejiao’ – a product made from donkey skin – is becoming more popular.  …

Opinion: ‘World’s best animal protection law’ could mislead customers into buying more meat

When it was announced that a new law – Prop 12 – would give animals unprecedented protections in the Californian farming industry, it was supposed to be a groundbreaking moment for animal rights. But as the law is gradually implemented many believe it doesn’t go far enough – and there’s a risk it could mislead …

Vegan chef, 11, bullied at school after opening Caribbean restaurant

11-year-old vegan chef Omari McQueen was attacked at school by a bully jealous of his success. Omari McQueen, the 11-year boy wonder launched a temporary pop-up restaurant during his summer break to sell vegan dips in Croydon Boxpark. Studying in the first year of secondary school, he shut the outlet once school started only to …

‘Senseless killing’ of peacocks in South Africa as residents cull ‘noisy’ birds

Animal rights activists are battling to prevent the ‘senseless killing’ of peacocks in South Africa as angry residents look for a solution to their loud calls.  A group of locals in Clovelly, Cape Town have requested permission to cull the animals which they have complained are too ‘noisy’ – particularly the ones which live near …

Tokyo’s first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa

Tokyo’s first ever 100% vegan convenience store has launched in Asakusa to serve exclusive plant-based foods and merchandise. Vegan Store opened its doors in Asakusa on December 3 becoming Tokyo’s first grocery store to cater to vegans, vegetarians and anyone looking to eat healthy and delicious plant-based food. The convenience store is only a few …

European fashion brand releases vegan down jacket made from flowers and recycled plastic

Fashion brand Pangaia has released a capsule collection of puffer jackets stuffed with wildflowers instead of geese feathers. Eco-friendly apparel brand Pangaia is known to use seaweed fiber, natural dyes made from plants, fruits and vegetables, flower down, and recycled materials to create high-end modern products in order to make its label as sustainable as …

Reebok to debut its first plant-based running sneaker

Reebok has unveiled a new sustainable performance shoe that ditches petroleum-based plastics for all-natural materials. Reebok is set to release its new ‘Forever Floatride Grow’ shoe, which is an eco-friendly version of its award-winning Forever Floatride Energy sneaker. The new plant-based sneaker has a cushioned midsole made from castor beans, while the upper is naturally …