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Meet Your Meat: Cows Have Best Friends

Do Cows Have Best Friends? How Cattle Bond

Cattle—cows and bulls—are extremely diverse animals with a multitude of traits informed by personality, environment, and experience. In general, cows are considered to be intelligent animals who interact with each other in a socially...
Pamplona's Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

The city of Pamplona in Spain has cancelled its annual “Running of the Bulls” event amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The event, part of the week-long festival of San Fermín, was scheduled to take place...
Grand National Horse Race Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

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) pandemic. The Jockey Club, which owns Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, made...
Animal Welfare Inspectors Could Have ‘Greater Powers Than Police’ to Stop Abuse

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 the public to provide feedback on a new bill that...
Are Octopuses the Smartest Animals In the Oceans?

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 delicacies made with octopus is on the rise. Some scientists...
Florida's Senate Just Passed the Largest Shark Fin Ban In the U.S.

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 to Shark Allies—a nonprofit protection and conservation organization—70 million sharks...
Oakland Just Banned Exotic Animals In Entertainment

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 figure, Jack London—author and social activist—wrote two novels (“Jerry of...
Walmart Just Banned Live Fish Sales

Walmart Just Banned Live Fish Sales

Walmart is discontinuing the sale of live fish. The world's largest retailer once sold live fish at an estimated 1,700 stores. But, in a conference call with its suppliers earlier this year, Walmart announced that...
Islington Is London’s First Council to Ban Fur Sales

This Major London Borough Just Banned the Sale of Fur

Islington, a major London borough, just completely banned the sale of fur at its markets. Chapel, Exmouth, Camden Passage, and Whitecross Street markets will no longer sell fur thanks to a new law approved this...
Virgin Holidays Axes SeaWorld's Captive Whale and Dolphin Tours

Virgin Holidays Axes SeaWorld’s Captive Whale and Dolphin Tours

Virgin Holidays will no longer sell tickets to parks featuring captive dolphins and whales, including SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, and similar attractions. The move will see to more than 20,000 tickets to marine parks being removed...
Ireland Fur Farm Ban Approved By Cabinet

Ireland Fur Farm Ban Approved By Cabinet

(Updated June 27, 2019). Ireland is moving forward with a ban on fur farming. It will become the 15th European country to enact such a ban. The move was approved by the Cabinet earlier this...
Nevada Is the 2nd State to Ban Cosmetics That Test on Animals

Nevada Officially Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Nevada just passed legislation banning the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. Governor Steve Sisolak signed SB 197, The Nevada Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, into law today. The bill prohibits cosmetics manufacturers from selling any...

Art Show Stops Exploiting Monkeys After 20 Years

A Pennsylvania art show will no longer use monkeys for the sake of entertainment. Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show, which has featured a monkey act for the past 20 years, will no longer hire...
France Bans Unethical Trimming of Horse Whiskers

France Bans Unethical Trimming of Horse Whiskers

The French Equestrian Federation (FFE), the umbrella organization for all of the country's leisure and competition horse and pony activities, has banned the practice of trimming horse whiskers. Is It Wrong to Trim Horse Whiskers? Vibrissae,...

China Makes ‘Groundbreaking’ Shift From Cosmetic Animal Testing

China is making a groundbreaking shift away from cosmetic animal testing with the approval of two new non-animal methods. The two new tests include the direct peptide reaction assay for skin sensitization and the short...
Ricky Gervais Will Change Your Mind About Animal Testing In 1 Minute

Ricky Gervais Shuts Down Animal Testing in Less Than 1 Minute

English comedian, actor, writer, and creator of new TV series "After Life," Ricky Gervais, just broke down why animal testing is cruel and unreliable in less than one minute. In an interview with BBC Radio...
Do Plants Really Feel Pain? What Does Science Say?

Do Plants Really Feel Pain? What Does Science Say?

Do plants really feel pain? Every now and then, a story will make the rounds on news sites and social media sharing the findings of a study that allegedly uncovered that plants, like animals,...
Tess Holiday Sees ‘No Difference’ Between Pets and Meat

Tess Holliday Sees ‘No Difference’ Between Pets and Meat

Plus-size model, body positive activist, and author Tess Holliday doesn't see a difference between pets and meat. The LA-based model attended a vegan fashion show yesterday benefiting the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, a nonprofit...
COVERGIRL Is On a Mission to Make All Makeup Cruelty-Free

COVERGIRL Launches Campaign to Make All Makeup Cruelty-Free

COVERGIRL is on a mission to make all makeup cruelty-free. The iconic drugstore makeup brand launched a new campaign today that celebrates the cruelty-free future of the cosmetics industry. Called Signature Selfies, the initiative encourages...
F1 Champ Lewis Hamilton In a Race to End Iceland's Whale Hunt

Lewis Hamilton Speaks Out Against Iceland’s Whale Hunt

Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is speaking up for the thousands of whales that may be slaughtered in Iceland. The vegan athlete took to Instagram to share a repost from non-profit marine conservation...
New UK TV Series ‘Travel With a Goat’ Aims to ‘Spark Conversations’ About Where Meat Comes From

New UK TV Series ‘Travel With a Goat’ Aims to ‘Spark Conversations’ About Where...

An upcoming British television series aims to prompt discussions about the ethics of eating animals by confronting foodies to have a hand - or not - in the slaughter of their four-legged travel companion. The new...