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Mexico’s Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

The Mexican Senate has passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. It also prohibits the manufacture, marketing, or import of cosmetics that were tested...

Coronavirus and Climate Change: What You Need to Know

Could lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis help us fight climate change? The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. Many are working from...

Snickers Cuts Ties With SeaWorld Over Animal Cruelty

Snickers is no longer an official partner of SeaWorld. Last week, international animal rights charity PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) announced Snickers,...

Bushmeat Is Now Banned in Malawi Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

Following the coronavirus outbreak, Malawi has banned the sale and consumption of bushmeat. The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) revealed the decision yesterday. It...

Australia May Ban ‘Certified Humane’ Labels on Animal Products

Australia has proposed plans to reject a label on animal products that would certify them as humane. It claims the certification could mislead consumers.  In...

NASA Just Screened Vegan Doc: ‘The Game Changers’

NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida were recently treated to a screening of "The Game Changers." The vegan documentary was produced...

The Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Be Tested on Animals

(Updated March 27, 2020) | The U.S. recently began its first human clinical trial for an experimental coronavirus vaccine without testing it first on...

Grand National Horse Race Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The Grand National, one of the most famous horse races in the world watched by millions, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus)...

Animal Welfare Inspectors Could Have ‘Greater Powers Than Police’ to Stop Abuse

Animal welfare inspectors in Western Australia (WA) could soon be able to enter farms without prior consent from the owner. The WA Government has invited...

Shenzhen May Be the First Chinese City to Ban Dog and Cat Meat

Shenzhen may be the first city in China to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. According to the Humane Society International (HSI), while...

Are Octopuses the Smartest Animals In the Oceans?

Octopuses are considered to be one of the smartest creatures in the ocean—and people love them. Despite this, around the world, the demand for...

Florida’s Senate Just Passed the Largest Shark Fin Ban In the U.S.

Florida could soon ban shark finning. The state Senate has passed SB680, a ban on the import, export, and sale of shark fins in Florida. According...
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The Biggest Meat Company in the World Doesn’t Know Where Your Beef Comes From

The world's biggest meat company doesn't even know where all of the beef it sells is coming from. Let that sink in. Brazilian meat processing...

Oakland Just Banned Exotic Animals In Entertainment

One hundred years ago, after learning about the inherent abuse and violence perpetrated against animals forced to perform in circuses, Oakland California’s most iconic...

The Bangladesh Zoo Just Banned ‘Cruel’ Elephant Rides

Bangladesh Zoo in Dhaka has stopped allowing tourists to ride on its elephants. The zoo, which is the fourth largest in the world in...

The Climate Crisis Is Now a Bigger Threat to Humanity Than War

Around the world, the number of people displaced by climate crisis-caused disasters—compared to conflicts and violence—is on the rise. According to the 2020 World...

California Senator Introduces Bill to Shut Down SeaWorld

Senator Cathleen Galgiani has introduced a bill to ban the captivity of whales and dolphins in California. Senate Bill 1405, The Dolphin Protection Act, would...

Alaska Airlines Ends 40-Year Sponsorship of the Iditarod Husky Race

Alaska Airlines announced today it will discontinue its support of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after more than 40 years.  The move comes after...

Climate Change Expected to Increase Violence Against Women

A new study reports the effects of climate change are causing an increase in violence against women and young girls. The International Union for Conservation...

Going Vegan for Lent Is More Christian Than You Think

During Lent, giving up meat on Fridays is a regular practice for devout Christians. But why is that? According to the United States Conference of...

Could a Global Tax on Meat Actually Save Lives?

At a recent event in the European Parliament, the True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAPP) proposed a meat tax in Europe. But what impact...

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Exposes Plot to Kill An Animal Activist

A new true-crime series is coming to Netflix. “Tiger King” examines the life of wild animal keeper Joe Exotic and his plot to kill...

The London School Of Economics Bans Beef for the Climate

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will implement a beef ban across campus in an effort to mitigate climate change. Phoebe Woodruff,...

Meat and Dairy Linked to Worst Species Loss In History

One-third of plant and animal species could be wiped out in 50 years' time, according to new research. A new study conducted at the University...

The Dalai Lama Says We Have an ‘Urgent Responsibility’ to Protect Wildlife and the Planet

The Dalai Lama has spoken out about the need to protect wildlife and the environment amid global warming concerns. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said...

New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

A population-wide shift to a vegan diet could reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by as much as 42 percent. This is according...

Switzerland May Soon Ban All Factory Farms

The Swiss public will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that guarantees better welfare for factory-farmed animals. The amendment is to be drafted by...

The Oldest ‘Ag-Gag’ Law in the U.S. Ruled Unconstitutional

The oldest ag-gag law in the U.S. has been ruled unconstitutional. The term "ag-gag" refers to laws that target whistleblowers of animal abuse within the...

New Expiry Labels Expose the 400 Years It Takes Plastic to Decompose

Plastic expiry date labels have appeared on more than a thousand products in supermarkets across London. The labels—spotted on meal deal items like smoothie bottles...

Sussex Makes History With First Fishing Ban for the Climate

Sussex just became the first UK council to ban fishing to mitigate climate change. The ban followed the successful Help Our Kelp campaign—backed by...

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Sustainable?

Hamburgers pose a problem to environmentally-conscious carnivores. Animal agriculture accounts for 14.5 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nation’s Food...

The National Trust Is Converting Beef Farms Into Forests Of 20 Million Trees

The National Trust is going to plant trees on 44,000 acres of land. Around half of this is grazing land, currently used by dozens of...

180 Leeds Schools Will Ditch Meat Twice a Week for the Planet

Primary schoolers in Leeds will eat vegan and vegetarian food twice a week. Leeds City Council is introducing the initiative to help reduce the city's...

Court Protects Veganism Same As a Religious Right

Being an ethical vegan should come with the same protection granted to religions, says a British court. The landmark case is the first of...

How Kenya’s Wildlife Poaching Dropped By 90% in 6 Years

Kenya has announced wildlife poaching in the country has dropped by 90 percent in just six years. Enhanced surveillance has helped protect animals against poaching,...

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Are the Latest to Go Vegan

The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is the latest to announce a vegan menu this season. It joins both the Critics Choice Awards...

Helicopters Drop 2,200 Kilos of Veggies for Stranded Australian Wildlife

Helicopters dropped more than 2,200 kilos of veggies for wildlife stranded by Australian bushfires. Some experts have indicated that climate change has worsened the...

Italy Is Now Home to Europe’s First Plastic-Free Ski Resort

An Italian ski resort hopes to become the first in Europe to go plastic-free. Pejo 3000, a small resort in Val di Sole, Trentino,...

Uber and Lyft May Go All Electric In LA

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft may go electric in Los Angeles. In a phone interview with the Financial Times, Mayor Eric Garcetti said that...

The Irwins Rescued 90,000 Animals From Australia’s Bush Fires

Steve Irwin's family has helped rescue over 90,000 animals, many of whom were endangered by ongoing Australian bush fires. The late celebrity wildlife expert's children,...

11 Most Impressive Plastic Bans Around the World

Plastic litters rivers, road sidings, and oceans. Initially, the material was lauded for its longevity—but its longevity is the problem. Products like the common plastic...

British Troop’s Anti-Poaching Mission Saves 17 Endangered Black Rhinos

(Updated January 5, 2020) | British soldiers helped relocate endangered black rhinos in a recent anti-poaching mission. Per Sky News, the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha...