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Hugh Laurie: How We Treat Animals Now Will Be Condemned In 100 Years

Hugh Laurie: How We Treat Animals Now Will Be Condemned In 100 Years

Hugh Laurie, CBE, says our responses to climate change and animal cruelty will be considered societal crimes 100 years from now. Laurie made the statement in a Tweet last month. "For every hour we spend...
French MP Pushes to End to Animal Abuse With Harsher Penalties

French MP Pushes to End Animal Abuse With Harsher Penalties

A French MP is cracking down on animal cruelty. Loïc Dombreval, MP of the Alpes-Maritimes, wants to end animal abuse by imposing harsher penalties. Dombreval submitted the proposed penalties in a new report to Prime...
Bollywood Stars Demand Justice for Murdered Elephant

Bollywood Stars Demand Justice for Murdered Elephant

A number of Bollywood stars are demanding stricter animal cruelty laws in India. This comes after an elephant was killed after eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers. Locals in Malappuram, Kerala, allegedly fed the pregnant...
Scottish Labour Party Introduces Legislation for Longer Jail Time on Animal Cruelty

Scottish Labour Party Introduces Legislation for Longer Jail Time on Animal Cruelty

The Scottish Labour Party has proposed legislation that would increase penalties for animal cruelty charges in Scotland. If passed, violators of the new law would face up to five years in jail and an...
Alaska Airlines Ends 40-Year Sponsorship of the Iditarod

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 years of pressure from animal rights organization PETA (People for...
Lewis Hamilton Says Animal Cruelty 'Pains His Heart'

Lewis Hamilton Says Animal Cruelty ‘Pains His Heart’

Six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has spoken out against cruelty in the food industry. In the past, the vegan athlete has said animal cruelty "pains his heart." Hamilton—widely considered one of the greatest...
Switzerland May Soon Ban All Factory Farms

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 government, according to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary...
Watch Rooney Mara Go Undercover to Expose Factory Farms

Watch Rooney Mara Go Undercover to Expose Factory Farms

Rooney Mara recently teamed up with animal rights organization Animal Equality. The American actor went undercover to investigate the conditions of factory farms in England. Mara described the experience as "devastating." She released an 8-minute...
The U.S. Senate Just Made Animal Cruelty a Federal Felony

Senate Passes the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Bill

(Updated November 26, 2019) | Cruelty to animals is now a federal crime in the United States. President Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) into law on Monday. The bipartisan bill...
Seoul Ends the Slaughter of Dogs for Meat

Seoul Ends the Slaughter of Dogs for Meat

The dog meat industry in South Korea could be coming to an end. The last three dog meat shops in Seoul will no longer slaughter dogs on-site for their meat. The shops are still permitted...
Lab-Grown Foie Gras Will Be in Restaurants By 2021

New York City Passes Foie Gras Ban

(Updated November 25, 2019) | New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed the force-fed foie gras ban into law. Councilmember Carlina Rivera (D-Lower Manhattan) introduced Intro 1378. New York City Council passed the bill...
Switzerland Just Banned the Egg Industry From Grinding Live Chicks

Switzerland Just Banned the Egg Industry From Grinding Live Chicks

Switzerland has banned the shredding of live male chicks in its egg industry for animal cruelty reasons. Last week, the Swiss parliament voted to prohibit the maceration of male chicks born into the egg industry....
81% of New Yorkers Want a Total Ban on Foie Gras

81% of New Yorkers Want a Total Ban on Foie Gras

A new city-wide poll reveals that 81 percent of New Yorkers want a complete ban on foie gras. Considered a delicacy, foie gras is made from the liver of ducks or geese who have...
Taylor Swift Cancels Melbourne Cup Show Amid Animal Cruelty Outcry

Taylor Swift Cancels Melbourne Cup Show Amid Animal Cruelty Outcry

Singer Taylor Swift has canceled her upcoming performance at Australia's Melbourne Cup. She was scheduled to perform two songs at the November 5th event. The cancellation follows allegations of animal abuse at the popular...
California Senate Bans the Sale of Fur

California Bans the Sale of Fur

Updated October 12, 2019. | California just became the first state to ban the sale of fur. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the landmark bill into law today after it passed a Senate floor vote...
Joaquin Phoenix Leads Public Protest Against Animal Cruelty

Joaquin Phoenix Leads Public Protest Against Animal Cruelty

Just hours before receiving the first Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto Film Festival, three-time Oscar-nominated actor and lifelong vegan Joaquin Phoenix led a protest against animal cruelty at the St George Subway Transit...
The Last Foie Gras Farm In Ukraine Just Shut Down

The Last Foie Gras Farm In Ukraine Is Shutting Down

Ukraine's last foie gras farm is shutting down. Ukrainian poultry company MHP will stop production at the country's only foie gras farm. The decision follows an exposé released earlier this year. Foie gras is the...
Animal Testing In the UK Drops to Lowest In 12 Years

Animal Testing In the UK Drops to Lowest In 12 Years

Animal testing in the UK has reached its lowest level since 2007. The number of procedures completed on live animals in 2018 was 7 percent lower than in 2017, according to data from Home Office. Most...
United Airlines Just Cut All Ties With SeaWorld

United Airlines Just Cut All Ties With SeaWorld

United Airlines announced it has stopped selling tickets to SeaWorld. The major American airline, which is headquartered in Chicago, removed any trace of the theme park from its website following animal cruelty concerns. United Airlines...
Los Angeles Could Become the First Major City to Ban Horse Racing

Los Angeles Could Become the First Major City to Ban Horse Racing

Los Angeles could soon become the largest U.S. city to ban horse racing after a string of horse deaths at one of the biggest tracks in Southern California. Commissioner Roger Wolfson recently submitted a motion...
‘Chickieleaks’ Launches to Expose Chicken Industry Cruelty

‘Chickieleaks’ Launches to Expose Chicken Industry Cruelty

New website Chickieleaks is out to expose the unlawful actions of companies working within the chicken industry. A similar website called Fishyleaks aims to condemn overfishing and other violations of the law in the...