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Jabari Brisport: 'I Don't Believe in Causing Suffering'

Jabari Brisport: ‘I Don’t Believe in Causing Suffering’

Brooklyn’s Jabari Brisport isn’t just a single-issue politician. In an era when identity politics dominate political discourse, the 33-year-old Democratic Socialist is bringing a holistic approach after his historic victory at the Democratic election...
Gay, Black, and Vegan: Meet New York’s Newest State Senator

Jabari Brisport Is the First Gay, Black Vegan to Win the New York Senate...

Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist, social justice activist, and vegan, has declared victory in Brooklyn's 25th Senate District Democratic primary. The politician defeated Assemblymember Tremaine Wright by over 10,000 votes. The 32-year-old Brooklyn native is...
Jane Goodall on 60 Years of Chimps and Conservation

Jane Goodall on 60 Years of Chimps and Conservation

Celebrated anthropologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall—Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace—has been instrumental in shaping the modern understanding of chimpanzees. But her journey has become much more...
Colorado Just Banned All Cages for 6 Million Egg-Laying Chickens

Colorado Just Banned All Cages for 6 Million Egg-Laying Chickens

Colorado just became the sixth state to ban cage confinement for egg-laying hens. HB20-1343, called Egg-laying Hen Confinement Standards, passed the state legislature last month and was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis today....
What Are Ag-Gag Laws?

What Are Ag-Gag Laws?

Whistleblowers have long played a role in exposing the rampant abuses found in factory farms across the U.S., dating back to Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel about the Chicago meat industry, "The Jungle."  In recent...
More Than 27,000 Hidden Factory Farms Exposed In New Map

More Than 27,000 Hidden Factory Farms Exposed In New Map

Animal rights activists published a map with the locations of more than 27,000 factory farms. This includes 5,812 farms identified via satellite, many of which previously did not appear on public record. The map, known...
Joaquin Phoenix Is Producing a New Documentary About Pig Sentience

Joaquin Phoenix Is Producing a New Documentary About Pig Sentience

Oscar winner and longtime vegan Joaquin Phoenix is serving as an executive producer on a new documentary about pig sentience.  Called "Gunda," the documentary—created by award-winning Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky—examines the daily life of a...
What Is Speciesism? The Animal Rights Issue Explained

What Is Speciesism? The Animal Rights Issue Explained

In his 2020 Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actor, "Joker" star Joaquin Phoenix called out the dairy industry and the specieism that underlies the food industry. But what is speciesism? What Is Speciesism? Phoenix summed up...
Joaquin Phoenix Attends Animal Rights Protest in London

Joaquin Phoenix Attends Animal Rights Protest in London

Joaquin Phoenix joined an animal rights protest in London ahead of Sunday night's British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) ceremony. The vegan actor is up for best leading actor for his starring role in Todd...
Why ‘Joker’ Is a Victory for Animal Rights

Why ‘Joker’ Is a Victory for Animal Rights

Arthur Fleck is different. This is evident in the first five seconds of “Joker,” as tears drip down the clown for hire’s painted face. Fleck, played by actor Joaquin Phoenix, is of course, on...
Downton Abbey’s Cook Lesley Nicol Is an Animal-Loving Vegan

Downton Abbey’s Cook Lesley Nicol Is an Animal-Loving Vegan

"Downton Abbey" star Lesley Nicol is an animal-loving vegan. The three-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor uses the show's popularity to "shine a light" on animal charities. Nicol plays Mrs. Beryl Patmore, the cook on...
Denmark Paid $1.6 Million to Free 4 Circus Elephants

Denmark Paid $1.6 Million to Free 4 Circus Elephants

The Danish government bought the last four remaining circus elephants in the country. Denmark paid $1.6 million to give the animals a proper retirement. This is ahead of a proposed ban on the use...
Joaquin Phoenix Attends Animal Rights Protest in London

Joaquin Phoenix Releases New Must-See Animal Rights Documentary

(Updated December 16, 2019) | "The Animal People," an animal rights documentary executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix, is now available to stream. The premiered at the Austin Film Festival last October. Jorja Fox ("CSI: Crime...
These 11 Vegan Celebrities Are Speaking Up for Black Lives Matter

Who Is Moby and Why Is He Vegan?

Award-winning American musician and animal advocate Moby has been vegan since 1987. He regularly uses his platform to educate followers about animal rights and environmental issues. He is an influential figure in both electronic...
Newly Elected Swiss Politician Is on a Mission to Ban Factory Farming

Newly Elected Swiss Politician Is on a Mission to Ban Factory Farming

Meret Schneider has earned a seat in Switzerland's National Council. The Swiss politician initiated the proposal to ban factory farming earlier this year. Schneider, who is also the co-founder of the animal rights think tank...
New Australian Law Recognizes Animals As Sentient Beings

New Australian Law Recognizes Animals As Sentient Beings

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the first jurisdiction in Australia to recognize animals as sentient beings and not just property. Last month, the region passed animal welfare legislation to protect cats, dogs, and other...
Joaquin Phoenix Stars In a Campaign to End Speciesism

Joaquin Phoenix Stars In a Campaign to End Speciesism

"Joker" star Joaquin Phoenix may be the anti-hero on the big screen, but in real life, he's a legitimate superhero for animals. The longtime vegan is appearing in a new animal rights campaign for PETA...
This Documentary Exposes How Big Dairy Is Threatening Wild Tule Elk Population

This Documentary Exposes How Big Dairy Is Threatening Wild Tule Elk Population

A new documentary sheds light on how animals -- even outside of the factory farm -- are often the victims of our appetite for meat and dairy. In Northern California's Point Reyes National Seashore, Tule...
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...
California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

California just became the first state to ban fur trapping. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 into law today, per the Los Angeles Times. The new legislation prohibits commercial and recreational...
Game of Thrones’ Star Exposes Animal Cruelty In New Documentary

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Exposes Animal Cruelty In New Documentary

Vegan "Game of Thrones" star Jerome Flynn stars in a new animal rights documentary that "the film the meat industry doesn't want you to see." "Hogwood: a Modern Horror Story" looks at the practices of...