Ethics

Medical Animal Testing Rates to Drop With New Testing Method

The findings of a new study by analytics group, Elsevier and Bayer, could potentially cut the rates of animal testing significantly. The study, published in the Journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, evaluated over 1.6 million adverse events that had been...

Dogs Trained to Hunt Poachers in an Effort to Save Rhinos From Extinction

Rancher Joe Braman has partnered with the South African conservation alliance to end rhino poaching and protect animals on the brink of extinction, the Victoria Advocate reported. Braman believes the solution lies in man's best friend. With the help of retired K-9...

New Vegan Documentary Highlights Human Trafficking in the Egg Industry

A new documentary by Frontline dives into the hidden world of human trafficking in the egg industry. Titled "Trafficked in America," the 60-minute documentary, produced with the aid of the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley, explores the individual...

Kenya to Enforce Capital Punishment for Wildlife Poaching

Wildlife poachers in Kenya may soon face capital punishment, The Independent reported. The death penalty could soon be given to those who break the law in an effort to preserve endangered species. The country’s tourism and wildlife minister, Najib Balala, stated that...

Delaware Passes Bill to End Automatic Euthanization of Retired Lab Animals

Delaware has passed a bill to end the automatic euthanization of cats and dogs used for research in the state. Senate Bill 101, will require that all healthy cats and dogs are put up for adoption after they are retired from research laboratories. Delaware will be the...

Plant-Based Diets Could Erase World Hunger, Says New Report

A new report released by Our World in Data, featuring statistics from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, highlighted how the food industry could feed vastly more people with plant-based diets, rather than raising livestock. A chart included in the report breaks...

100% Pure Raises Money With Vegan Products to Save Dogs From Yulin Meat Festival

Cosmetics brand 100% Pure announced it will donate profits from sales of selected products to charities working to rescue dogs from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which takes place in June, is an annual ten-day event that sees the...

British Columbia Bans Cosmetic Cat Declawing Practice

Declawing cats is now banned in Canada’s westernmost province, British Columbia. The ban follows a successful push from The College of Veterinarians of B.C. (CVBC). B.C. joins Nova Scotia, which banned declawing in March, becoming the second region in Canada to ban...

New Vegan VR Experience Allows People to ‘Talk With Animals’

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the world’s largest vegan and animal rights organization, has launched a new virtual reality program, “Eye To Eye,” that allows people to “talk to animals.” “We have conceived the idea and use-case together with...

New Florida Law Prohibits Animal Abusers From Owning Pets

A new Florida law, dubbed “Ponce’s Law,” will allow judges to issue a ban that prohibits animal abusers from owning pets after conviction for animal abuse. The law will also increase the chance of the offender being sentenced to jail time. The bill was introduced to...

Norway Announces Total Ban on Fur Farming

The Norwegian Animal Rights Organization (NOAH), who have long fought for the rights of animals, announced today that Norway will unroll a total ban on fur farming. According to a rough translation of their post, they've been at this fight for over 30 years and have...

17 of The Best Vegan Memes From 2017

Whether funny, relatable, empowering, or educational, memes are the backbone of the Internet. You can hardly scroll for two seconds without running into one. 2017 may, arguably, go down in history as The Year Of The Meme. That being said, we'd be silly not to round up...

Can Veganism Rehabilitate Inmates?

We know the benefits that a plant-based diet can have on the planet and our bodies. But what about our minds, and our capacity to commit crime? Pennsylvania state prisons, from November, will start monitoring the change in behaviour of 200 volunteer inmates at each...

The Experience of Surviving as a Vegan in Prison

Peter Young, animal rights activist affiliated with the Animal Liberation Front, was a fugitive between 1998 and 2005, on the run from the FBI. The crime? He released thousands of minks from fur farms. He was arrested in 1998 and faced Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act...

What Does Religion Teach Us About Veganism?

It is often thought that religion and veganism are somewhat at odds with each other. Some vegans might feel that a moral code laid out by religions is hypocritical if its followers partake in the mass slaughter of other living beings. Religious believers...

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