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Outrage as endangered blue shark paraded around UK food festival, cooked and eaten

Conservationists have reacted with fury after an endangered blue shark was paraded through a food festival before being cooked and eaten in Plymouth, UK. The shocking incident was posted on tourist board Visit Plymouth’s Instagram page before being removed. For many years environmentalists have been calling for stronger protections for the blue sharks, which are …

109 cats rescued from trailer riddled with ‘fleas, flies and maggots’ in bizarre hoarding case

An animal shelter has freed 109 cats and 3 dogs from an insect infested house where the animals were kept in decrepit conditions. The Friends Animal Shelter in Tennessee, USA is crammed full of feline residents after the shocking discovery at a small trailer. Shelter Director Elisha Henry, two deputies and the county’s animal control …

Activists force slaughterhouse to close as battle to make Chicago a ‘no kill zone’ begins

An animal rights group has successfully closed down a slaughterhouse in Chicago, and the organisation isn’t finished there. Slaughter Free Chicago succeeded in convincing city officials to shutdown Aden Poultry after slaughterhouse inspections revealed gross violations. The activist group has started a petition to close down the Chicago slaughterhouse and submitted 311 complaints against Aden …

Greta Thunberg tells US Congress to ‘save your praise’ and actually do something about climate change

Teen activist Greta Thunberg had harsh words for US Congress on Tuesday, after she rejected praise and demanded leaders listen to scientists and act on climate change.  The 16-year-old Swedish vegan activist was invited to speak to Senate climate change officials, who asked her what should be done to tackle the climate crisis. While many …

Why it’s vital to share disturbing slaughterhouse imagery

If you have a shred of compassion, you’ll hate to see animals being tortured and killed. But even after turning vegan, avoiding slaughterhouse images altogether is ultimately turning our backs on the animals we love. Arguably vegans have earned the right to avoid seeing disturbing slaughterhouse practices which we choose to take no part in, …

Ellen DeGeneres tells fans to ditch meat in powerful video

Ellen DeGeneres has urged her fans to ditch meat in a new video which says to viewers: ‘Hey, be neat, no meat’. The popular Ellentube host turned vegan in 2008 after reading Skinny Bitch and watching the animal rights documentary Earthlings, but she’s since moved away from veganism after admitting she sometimes eats eggs and …

Pizza Express expands vegan range to meet a ‘shift in consumer behaviour’

Pizza giant Pizza Express has expanded its vegan range with the addition of three plant-based dishes this autumn.  The company has announced the new menu includes a cheesy vegan Calzone Verdure and a Baked Garlic Mushroom stuffed with vegan cheese. Pizza Express also says the new Risotto con Funghi can be veganised. The new dishes …

Vegetarians are even worse for the environment than flexitarians, study concludes

Vegetarians who eat high amounts of dairy are even worse for the environment than flexitarians who reduce their meat intake, according to new research. Major research by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, America modelled the impact of vegetarianism, veganism, flexitarianism and meat eating. In line with other leading research, veganism is by far …

Rapper blasts Nando’s animal abuse in viral song

A rapper has taken the internet by storm with a song which blasts restaurant chain Nando’s for its treatment of chickens. The Real Cheeky Nando’s Rap by Bamalam blasts the restaurant’s animal welfare policy, and now has more than 100,000 views. “Crushed from their own weight when their body gives in,” he raps. “It stops …

Alligator skin sales banned in California as activists finally defeat exotic skins industry

California has announced a ban on all alligator and crocodile skin sales which will come into effect on January 1, 2020. Legislators have finally passed a law to protect the animals from being sold as boots and handbags. The state banned the sale of alligator and crocodile skin originally in the 1970s, but the law …

Cow farmers switch to growing mushrooms: “What we were doing was wrong”

A married couple have ditched animal farming and started growing mushrooms after being overcome with guilt. Jennifer and Rodney Barrett revealed on Free From Harm that they made a dramatic U-turn after raising cattle and chickens for slaughter for 18 years.  Since 1999 they ran the animal business, but their lives started to change after …