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Video of chickens playing with a ball proves they deserve your compassion

A video has surfaced on social media which clearly displays why chickens deserve our compassion.  The clip shows two chickens playing with a football – chasing it around a garden as their owner kicks it across the grass.  The video was posted on Twitter by animal rights activist John Oberg, who wrote: “Chickens playing soccer …

Pizza Hut is launching plant-based meat toppings in the US

Pizza Hut is trialling plant-based meat toppings in the US to test out the demand for vegan alternatives. The pizza giant has launched a limited time offer in one of its Phoenix restaurants, which will stock the Garden Speciality Pizza – featuring meat-free Italian sausage from MorningStar Farms, onions, mushrooms and banana peppers. Wendy Davidson, …

Plant-based eating makes men’s erections stronger and longer, study finds

New vegan documentary The Game Changers has kicked up a storm around the world as it dispels myths about needing meat for athletic performance, but there’s one potential health benefit which has particularly captured viewers’ attention.  Three meat-eating athletes on the documentary, which is now on Netflix, had their erections tested before and after they …

Swiss politician battles to outlaw factory farming

Swiss politician Meret Schneider, who was recently elected to the National Council, is fighting to ban factory farming in the country. Schneider is a Green Party member and co-founder of the animal rights think tank Sentience Politics. She won a seat in the Bern council after receiving 60,083 votes in the National Election.  The Green …

Jane Goodall slams German lab where monkeys were subjected to horrific abuse

Conservationist Jane Goodall has lambasted a German laboratory for its inhumane practices on lab animals, and has called for testing methods to be abolished. Footage recovered from the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT), a contract testing laboratory near Hamburg, Germany that conducts toxicity testing for global pharmaceutical, industrial and agrochemical companies, revealed horrific and …

Beef production is rapidly destroying the Great Barrier Reef

The beef industry is having a catastrophic impact on the Great Barrier Reef as deforestation drives harmful chemicals into the sea and greenhouse gas emissions cause temperatures to rise.  The Wilderness Society conducted a spatial data audit to analyze the damage of high levels of land clearing and erosions in the Great Barrier Reef region …

Sainsbury’s launches affordable vegan shoe range made from recycled plastic

Sainsbury’s has launched a range of affordable, sustainable vegan shoes for women called Love Our Planet Footwear. The UK supermarket’s new shoe range is approved by PETA as totally vegan friendly and fur free. The brand is also made from sustainable and recycled materials. All shoes are made from at least partially recycled polyester, some …

Dairy industry ad promoting cow’s milk massively backfires as vegans get sassy

A dairy industry advert which promotes the use of animal milk and attempts to demonize plant milk has massively backfired after it was hijacked by vegans on social media.  A post on Facebook by REAL Seal Dairy suggests cow’s milk is better for our health than rice milk. The dairy industry body shared an image …

Earthling Ed hits back at farmers who ‘lost their minds’ over Tesco vegan sausage ad

Earthling Ed has hit back at meat industry leaders for their hysterical reactions to a new Tesco advert for vegan sausages. The ad for Tesco Plant Chef Meat-Free Cumberland-style Bangers features a dad who says ‘I bloomin’ love my meat’.  But his daughter tells him ‘I don’t want to eat animals anymore’ and he compromises …

Dunkin’ launches plant-based Beyond Sausage sandwich in 9,000 stores

Fast food giant Dunkin’ has announced plans to introduce a Beyond Sausage Sandwich to more than 9,000 stores across the US. The brand formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with Beyond Meat to create the plant-based breakfast offer. The sandwich is made with a vegan English muffin and a Beyond Meat sausage patty, and …

Macy’s and Bloomingdales ditch fur in landmark moment for animal rights

Macy’s has announced that it will stop selling fur by the end of 2020 in a huge victory for animal rights activists.  The department store chain has responded to mounting pressure by the Humane Society of the United States, PETA and animal welfare groups. Macy’s Inc is the largest U.S. department store with 900 stores …

Costa Coffee launches vegan Christmas menu in 2,467 stores

UK coffee chain Costa Coffee has announced new Christmas menu which includes a range of sweet and savory vegan options. The festive menu will be available in all of its 2,467 locations nationwide from November 1. Costa Coffee’s plant-based menu items include a vegetable and falafel sandwich, rocky road bar, Christmas cake, and an assortment …