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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...
Animal Welfare Concerns Could Impact the Meat Industry by $3.2 Billion

Animal Welfare Concerns Could Impact the Meat Industry By $3.2 Billion

Animal welfare concerns are projected to have a $3.2 billion impact on Australia's meat industry. Jacqueline Baptista, community engagement manager at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), spoke at the recent Victorian Farmers Federation meeting in...
50% of People in This Scottish City Are Seriously Cutting Down on Meat

50% of People in This Scottish City Are Seriously Cutting Down on Meat

Nearly half of the residents in the Scottish Highlands town of Inverness are making efforts to reduce their red meat consumption, a new survey reveals. The survey was conducted by Quality Meat Scotland. According to...
The UK Has Eliminated 1 Million Animal Tests In the Last 40 Years

The UK Has Eliminated 1 Million Animal Tests In the Last 40 Years

One million fewer animal tests were conducted this year in the UK compared to 40 years ago. In honor of the 40th anniversary of World Day for Animals in Laboratories (WDAIL), which falls on April 24,...

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,...
Facial Recognition Technology Developed to Improve Pigs' Lives

Facial Recognition Technology Developed to Improve Pigs’ Lives

In a bid to improve animal welfare on farms, scientists are using facial recognition technology to help determine the emotional state of pigs. The project is taking place at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) Pig Research...

How This Company Saved 3.5 Million Animals With Vegan Meat

Vegan meat brand The Fry Family Food Co. estimates that it saved over 3.5 million animals in 2018. The South Africa-based company says the number translates to saving the lives of 647,737 chickens, 11,354 cows,...
Selfridges Bans the Sale of All Exotic Animal Skins

Selfridges Bans the Sale of All Exotic Animal Skins

High-end department store chain Selfridges has banned the sale of exotic animal skins. The retailer aims to phase out all items made from python, lizard, alligator, and crocodile skin by 2020. Selfridges will still sell...

Czech Republic Enacts Full Ban on Fur Farms

A full ban on fur farming in the Czech Republic is now in effect. The law, originally passed in June 2017, shuts down the nation's handful of remaining fur farms. Nine fox and mink fur...

Seoul Mayor to Ban the Dog Meat Trade

The dog meat trade may soon come to an end in Seoul. Park Won-soon, the mayor of the capital, has vowed to eradicate the notorious business. The South China Morning Post reports that announcement followed...
No More Animal Testing for Hershey Chocolates

Chocolate Giant Hershey Announces Animal Testing Ban

The Hershey Company, one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world, has committed to ending animal testing. The decision follows conversations with international animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)....
Vladimir Putin Bans Animal Cruelty In Russia

Putin Signs Bill Banning Animal Cruelty In Russia

Russia has passed new legislation in a bid to improve animal welfare across the nation. The Moscow Times reports that the bill, called "On Responsible Treatment of Animals and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts...
New Jersey Could Lead Nation in Pregnant Animal Slaughter Ban

New Jersey Moves Toward Ban on Slaughtering Pregnant Animals

New Jersey could soon ban the slaughter of pregnant animals, North Jersey Media Group reports. Currently, there are no federal or state laws that prohibit the slaughter of pregnant livestock. One mother cow named Brianna has...
Why This Vegan 'Game of Thrones' Star Says No to Elephant Rides

Why This Vegan ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Says No to Elephant Rides

Vegan actor Nathalie Emmanuel - known for her role as Missandei on popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" - has spoken out against the mistreatment of elephants. During a trip to the south of Thailand, Emmanuel...
‘BlacKkKlansman’ Director Spike Lee Supports Vegan Charity at Golden Globes Event

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Director Spike Lee Supports Vegan Charity at Golden Globes Event

Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee showed his support for a vegan charity at this year's Golden Globe Awards. Animal protection non-profit Peace 4 Animals, which had a booth in the gifting suite, took to Instagram earlier...
Scottish Parliament to Introduce Mandatory CCTV Surveillance Slaughterhouses

CCTV to Be Mandatory in Scottish Slaughterhouses

CCTV cameras are to be made mandatory in Scottish slaughterhouses. Rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon said that the announcement is part of the Scottish government's plan to “improve further the already high standards” of all livestock. The...
Humane Society of the United States Crowns California ‘Most Humane’ State for Animals

California Crowned ‘Most Humane State’ for Animals

California was recently crowned the "most humane" state in America for animals. Non-profit organization the Humane Society of the United States - which releases its Humane State Rankings every year - awarded the state its new title. The...
Serbia Bans Fur Farms, Saving 12,000 Chinchillas a Year

Serbia Bans Fur Farms, Saving 12,000 Chinchillas a Year

Serbia's fur farm ban has officially gone into effect, sparing the lives of as many as 12,000 chinchillas a year. The 2009 Animal Welfare Act, which passed a decade ago, outlawed fur farming with a...