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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...
A Mink Fur Farm Is Infected With Coronavirus

2 Mink Fur Farms Are Infected With Coronavirus

Two Dutch mink fur farms face quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The tests confirm that mink can catch the virus and further highlight factory farms as potential hotspots for the virus. The Dutch...
‘Disrespect for Animals’ Caused Coronavirus, Says Jane Goodall

‘Disrespect for Animals’ Caused Coronavirus, Says Jane Goodall

World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall said that "disrespect for animals" caused the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. She also emphasized that "everyone can make an impact every single day." The 86-year-old environmentalist—best known for her study of wild...
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...
California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

Abused animals may soon have a voice in California in the form of a courtroom animal advocate. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D, Van Nuys) has introduced Assembly Bill AB 2645, also known as Riley's Law. This...

NYC Just Opened the Nation’s First ‘Office of Animal Welfare’

New York City will open an "Office of Animal Welfare." This makes it the nation's first city to have a dedicated office for animal welfare. The new office -- set to be based within the...
Ben & Jerry’s Sued Over Claim Cows Are ‘Happy’

Ben & Jerry’s Sued Over Claim Cows Are ‘Happy’

(Updated January 28, 2020) | American ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's has dropped claims that the dairy it uses in its products comes from "happy cows." The move follows a lawsuit filed last...
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...
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...
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...
Cruel Foie Gras May Soon Be Banned From New York City

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...
Airbnb Will No Longer Offer Experiences That Harm Animals

Airbnb Will No Longer Offer Experiences That Harm Animals

Airbnb will no longer promote tourism that harms animals. The home-sharing platform introduced "Airbnb Animal Experiences," a new standalone category that tourists can pick from on Thursday. “We realized people want to reconnect with animals,” Mikel...
Sonoma County Fair Replaced Cruel Pig Wrangling Tradition With Slippery Watermelons

County Fair Replaced Cruel Pig Wrangling Tradition With Slippery Watermelons

Sonoma County Fair replaced the cruel tradition of children wrangling piglets for fun with watermelons. The 83-year-old fair, which took place earlier this month, previously featured the "pig scramble," an event where a group of...
Animal Testing and Trophy Hunting Could Soon Be Banned In the UK

Animal Testing and Trophy Hunting Could Soon Be Banned In the UK

The UK Labour party has big plans to improve animal welfare. The party's Animal Welfare Manifesto outlines several measures to improve the lives of animals. As well as phasing out animal testing, the party would ban...
Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Vows to Protect Animals From Abuse

Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Vows to Protect Animals From Abuse

Presidential candidate Julián Castro rolled out a comprehensive animal welfare plan. Called the Protecting Animals and Wildlife (PAW) plan, the new proposals would see animal cruelty become a federal crime. Castro's PAW plan would also...
New ‘Cooking Mama’ Video Game Lets You Make Vegan Food

New ‘Cooking Mama’ Video Game Lets You Make Vegan Food

The new Cooking Mama video game will let players prepare plant-based meals. "Cooking Mama: Coming Home to Mama" is a reboot of the cookery simulation and will launch this fall. The new Nintendo Switch version...
This Area 51 Shelter Made Its Animals Into Aliens So People Would Adopt Them

This ‘Area 51’ Shelter Made Its Animals Into Aliens So People Would Adopt Them

OKC Animal Welfare -- a municipal animal shelter in Oklahoma -- dressed animals as aliens to encourage adoption. After nearly 3.5 million people expressed interest in a public Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They...
47% of the People Buying Vegan Food Do It for the Animals

47% of the People Buying Vegan Food Do It for the Animals

Nearly half of people who buy vegan food do it for animal welfare-related reasons, according to a new report. Health Research International research revealed that 47 percent of consumers who purchase plant-based food and drink...
UK Will Have the World’s Toughest Hunting Trophy Ban

Boris Johnson’s First Speech As PM Calls for Animal Welfare

Updated October 16, 2019. Boris Johnson has pledged to bring better animal welfare to the UK. The UK will have the toughest trophy hunting laws in the world. In the October 2019 Queen's speech, Johnson...
Congress Moves to Ban Cruel Horse Soring

Congress Approves Ban on Horse Soring

An end to horse soring nears as the House of Representatives has just approved a bill that would end the cruel practice. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 693) was approved by 333...
Animal Abusers In the UK Can Now Serve 5 Years In Jail

Animal Abusers In the UK Can Now Serve 5 Years In Jail

Animal abusers in the UK could face more jail time thanks to new animal cruelty laws. A Parliamentary bill from Environment Secretary Michael Gove increases the maximum incarceration period for animal-related crime from six months...