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Pope Francis gives indecisive response to £1m charity challenge to go vegan for lent

Pope Francis has responded to a $1 million charity challenge to go vegan for Lent – in a campaign spearheaded by 12-year-old activist Genesis Butler. As we enter the first day of Lent the Pope has sent a personal response to Butler regarding her Million Dollar Vegan campaign. The campaign aims to encourage the world …

Australia’s network of animal sanctuaries has saved 13 endangered species from extinction

Australia’s network of animal sanctuaries has saved 13 species from extinction, new research has revealed. The Threatened Species Recovery Hub, made up of ten leading Australian universities and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, studied how Australia’s conservation areas have impacted endangered species. A massive 30 native mammal species have been declared extinct in Australia since European …

Hunter poses for ‘sadistic’ selfies after killing mountain lion

A woman has been condemned for a ‘sadistic’ hunt after she posed smiling with blood-stained hands after killing a mountain lion. Haunting images show mother and taxidermist Franchesca Esplin, 28, after she shot the animal for sport in Colorado, US. The hunter said it was ‘top of my bucket list’ and was pictured holding the …

Meat and dairy farmers should be taxed like tobacco companies, environmental report concludes

Beef and dairy farmers should no longer be paid subsidies and producers of animal products should be treated in the same way as tobacco companies, an influential scientific journal has argued. Leading journal the Lancet has published a study which claims money currently used to prop up meat and dairy farmers should instead be spent on ‘sustainable …

Naked and bloody protesters demand end to Canada Goose fur range

Naked and ‘bloody’ protesters laid on coats in front of Canada Goose’s flagship London store in a protest against the use of fur. In the demonstration, which marks World Wildlife Day (3 March), PETA supporters laid on the store’s coats holding signs claiming ‘Canada Goose Kills’, while one protester’s leg was caught in a giant …

Vegan documentary ’73 Cows’ to be screened to policymakers at European parliament

Vegan documentary 73 Cows will be shown to policy makers at the European Parliament in Brussels in an attempt to inspire agricultural policy change. The BAFTA-winning documentary features former cattle farmer Jay Wilde, who gave his cows to an animal sanctuary in Norfolk as he couldn’t live with the idea of slaughtering them. Politicians in …

Minister demands activists take down map of slaughterhouses “Before someone is killed”

Australia’s Agriculture Minister has told animal rights activists to remove an interactive map of farms ‘before someone is killed’. The Aussie Farms map, from the makers of documentary Dominion, shows the location of thousands of slaughterhouses and farms across Australia. Many locations labelled in the map have photos, videos, and documents attached in an aim to …

‘Multiple Sightings’ Reported Of An Officially Extinct Clouded Leopard Species

A leopard which hasn’t been spotted in the wild since the 1980s and was thought to be extinct has seemingly come back from the dead after multiple sightings were reported. The Formosan clouded leopard was declared officially extinct in 2013 in a depressing reflection of the damage of global warming and hunting on wildlife. But …