Ethics

India Bans All Live Animal Exports From All Ports

India has immediately banned all live animal exports mere days before a major annual animal shipment. The country has traditionally exported live animals to the UAE for Bakr-Id, an Islamic holiday that involves the sacrifice of animals such as goats and sheep. The...

Meat Cravings Decrease When People See Images of Baby Animals, Says New Study

A new study has found that people are less likely to have meat cravings when shown photographs of baby animals. And women are more receptive to this effect than men. Psychologists at Lancaster University and the University College of London conducted the research to...

London, Ontario’s First Vegan Food Bank Brings Plant-Based Nutrition to Canadians in Need

Two London, Ontario locals have filled a gap in the city’s food bank system by launching its first plant-based nutrition assistance program, the London Vegan Food Bank for Canadians in need. The duo hopes to support the community by offering food that does not require...

Kroger’s Pork Suppliers to Phase Out Gestation Crates By 2025

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S. by revenue, has announced it is to phase out the use of pig gestation crates in its supply chain by 2025. The animal welfare-driven commitment will affect more than 2,000 stores across 35 states. International animal...

Indonesian Government Bans Dog and Cat Meat Trade

The Indonesian government has pledged to ban the dog and cat meat trade. The announcement, made at the National Coordination of Animal Welfare meeting in Jakarta, follows a number of campaigns and exposés put together by the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia Coalition (DMFI)....

Is Eating Insects the Ethical Future of Protein?

Is eating insects the solution for a more ethical and sustainable future of protein? We are, after all, living in a time when a significant change to global food systems may be necessary in order to maintain a growing population. Industrial animal agriculture has...

Quebec Voters Urge Political Candidates to Support Farm Animal Welfare

Citizens of Quebec are calling upon the government to impose stricter farm animal welfare regulations. Led by animal rights organization Montreal SPCA, residents are writing to governmental candidates ahead of the election in October, asking them to improve the living...

20 Cities to Host Global Animal Rights March, Expecting Record-Breaking Attendance

Thousands of animal lovers are expected to take to the streets of London on August 25th for the official Animal Rights March. The event, founded by the UK's animal rights organization, Surge, aims to unite the vegan community and inspire greater action for the...

Congress Urges Animal Testing Facilities to Free Lab Animals

Members of Congress are backing the White Coat Waste Project and urging major experimental-agencies to free ex-lab animals. According to the White Coat Waste Project, when experiments on animals are completed, canceled, or defunded, the animals are sent on to further...

Lab-Grown Clean Meat Could Bring an End to Shark Fin Soup and Foie Gras

There have been many developments in clean meat over the last year. Now, advancements mean that clean meat could bring an end to the practices of both shark finning and foie gras force-feeding. Finning-Free Shark Fin Soup Sustainable food company Alpha Food Lab plans...

Los Angeles Considers Total Ban on Fur Trade

The city of Los Angeles might be on its way to a citywide ban on fur. LA Animal Save, a non-profit organization which holds vigils for animals going to slaughter, called upon its Instagram followers recently to attend a city hall meeting concerning a "possible fur ban...

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