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Booming animal trade raises animal welfare concerns

The global meat industry has 2 billion farm animals being traded annually subjecting them to grueling travelling conditions and unregulated slaughtering practices across countries. According to data from the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the numbers of live farm animals, including pigs, cattle, sheep and goats being exported has grown dramatically over the past …

Peter Andre admits he will continue eating more plant-based meals

After going vegan for a week, Peter Andre has decided to cut meat from his diet. Last week, the singer-songwriter posted a video of a delicious-looking plant-based meal that he shared with his wife Emily MacDonagh, tagging Piers Morgan in a deliberate attempt to jab the contentious and outspoken anti- vegan TV host. “Paying homage …

Joaquin Phoenix heads straight to Pig Vigil post SAG award win

Joaquin Phoenix has shown his unwavering commitment to campaign for animal welfare by attending a vigil for pigs minutes after winning the SAG award. After bagging the award for best actor for his role in “Joker” at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix preferred skipping the after-parties …

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr goes vegan

Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. has declared he has ditched meat and adopted a plant-based lifestyle in an attempt to reduce his carbon footprint. At the premiere of his new movie Dolittle, in which he plays the part of Dr. Dolittle, the actor told Variety that he has gone plant-based. Praising his wife Susan, …

Fury as Council set to approve 270,00 bird ‘chicken prison’

A new factory farm labelled a ‘chicken prison’ containing 270,000 birds is set for development in the UK.  The mega-farm is expected to be approved to be built at High Dike in Lincolnshire after officers at South Kesteven District Council recommended the application should be approved by councillors.  Animal rights campaigners have slammed the proposals …

Activists discover 6 caged tigers left to starve to death in squalid conditions in Ukraine

Animal rights activists have rescued six tigers who were left to starve to death in an abandoned private club in Ukraine.  The tigers were left in horrific conditions at the club in Kiev by an owner who reportedly left the country. The animals were so malnourished they were even seen drinking liquid from their own …

Outrage as Extinction Rebellion added to Police List Of Extremist Organisations

The UK anti-terror police have flagged protest organization Extinction Rebellion (XR) as a terror outfit causing a huge outcry from shocked and furious protestors, commentators and activists. Last November, a 12-page guide produced by Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) titled “Safeguarding young people and adults from ideological extremism”, listed the climate emergency campaign group …

Two Michelin star chef refuses to cater vegan food because ‘it’s a rip-off’

Nottingham based Michelin-starred chef has refused to add vegan meals on menu because he feels his critically acclaimed menu cannot be recreated with cheaply available vegan ingredients. Chef Sat Bains has had a 33-year illustrious career in which he has earned 2 Michelin stars and a reputation for his carefully curated menu that mainly caters …

Asda to close its meat and fish counters across stores

UK’s second largest supermarket, Asda has announced that it is replacing all its meat and fish sections with ready-to-eat food counters serving vegan fare among other items. Following a spate of trialing alternatives over the past year, Asda is set to transform its meat counters into “Food for Now” areas that will sell ready-to-eat items …

England circuses finally ban wild animal exploitation for human entertainment after 20 years of protests

After a relentless pursuit by PETA and other animal protection organisations, the Wild Animals in Circus Bill comes into effect, which prevents circus operators across England from exploiting wild animals in the name of human entertainment.  The Wild Animals in Circus Bill passed by the British Parliament in July 2019, was put in to effect …

Ben & Jerry’s launches new vegan ice cream called “Netflix & Chilll’d”

Ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s has released its newest flavor called Netflix & Chilll’d using almond milk for the vegan version. In a first-time collaboration with Netflix, the Vermont-based ice cream company has released a flavor to capture the essence of the cult phrase-“Netflix and chill.”  The brand’s new Netflix inspired flavor features peanut …

Elephants beaten with hooks and stabbed in the ears to force them to perform for tourists at Nepalese festival

Animal rights activists have released disturbing footage of elephant handlers beating animals with bullhooks to force them to perform for tourists at a festival in Nepal. The upsetting imagery from the Chitwan Elephant Festival reveals how chained elephants are abused with sharp metal hooks to make them play football or give rides to tourists.  Workers …