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Ireland Allocates Nearly €3M to Fund 108 Animal Welfare Organizations

Ireland Allocates Nearly €3M to Fund 108 Animal Welfare Organizations

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine in Ireland, just announced €2,751,000 of funding will be gifted to 108 animal welfare organisations throughout the country. “It gives me great pleasure in awarding this...
German Company SELEGGT Develops Free Technology for Egg Farms to Eradicate Culling of Male Chicks

German Company SELEGGT Develops Free Technology for Egg Farms to Eradicate Culling of Male...

The world's first "no-kill" eggs are now on sale in Germany. As reported by the Sun, the technology was developed by German scientists at Leipzig University, one of the world's oldest universities. Called SELEGGT, the company...
The Gambia College in Brikama Launches Animal Welfare Advocacy Program

Animal Welfare Advocacy Taught to College Students in Gambia

A new project in the Gambia aims to increase education and awareness surrounding animal advocacy. The Gambia College and University of the Gambia Animal Welfare Advocates Association (AWAA) partnered with Utan Granser, a veterinarian, to...
Is There Really Such Thing as an Ethical Chicken McNugget?

Is There Really Such Thing as an Ethical Chicken McNugget?

There are times when we need to take a stand, together, and take a hardline approach to living kindly. That time is now. One of the largest campaigns in the history of animal welfare...
California Passes Prop 12, the Most Progressive Animal Welfare Law in Nation

California Passes Prop 12, the Most Progressive Animal Welfare Law in Nation

California voters made Golden State history on Tuesday with the passing of Prop 12, the nation's most progressive legislation for farm animals to date. Also known as the Prevent Cruelty California Act, Prop 12 will...
6.4 Million Canadians Consciously Limit Meat Consumption, Study Finds

6.4 Million Canadians Consciously Limit Meat Consumption, Study Finds

At least 6.4 million Canadians consciously limit the amount of meat they eat, according to a study from Dalhousie University in Halifax and the University of Guelph in Ontario. Additional data indicates that even more...
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Urge Voters in California to Support Animal Welfare Legislation Prop 12

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Urge Voters in California to Support Animal Welfare Legislation...

Actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio don't just have chemistry on-screen -- the two seem to share a synergy when it comes to voting, too. In a video PSA for Get Out the Vote,...

Ellen DeGeneres, Uzo Aduba, and Owen Wilson Fight to End Florida’s Greyhound Racing Industry

Owen Wilson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Uzo Aduba, along with more than two dozen other celebrities, recently banded together in a fight against the dog racing industry, signing a letter that encourages those in Florida...

Vegan Talk-Show Host Ellen DeGeneres Urges Californians to Support Proposition 12 to Prevent Cruelty...

Vegan celeb and vocal animal rights advocate Ellen DeGeneres has shown her support for California's Proposition 12 animal welfare bill. Expressing her support via Twitter, the TV host wrote, "Hey, California! If there's two things I love, it's animals...
Meal Kit Company Blue Apron to Ditch Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs

Meal Kit Company Blue Apron to Ditch Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs

New York-based meal kit company Blue Apron has pledged to cut gestation and farrowing crates from its supply chain. In its June statement to investors on Animal Welfare, the company said it has a...
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Hanoi Becomes Vietnam’s First City to Ban Dog Meat Trade

Hanoi, Vietnam, will officially ban the dog meat trade by 2021, Southeast Asia Globe reports. The announcement follows a statement released in mid-September by the Hanoi People's Committee, which urges residents of the Vietnamese capital...

‘Misled’ Alaska Iditarod Dog Handler ‘River’ Mike Cranford’s Dying Wish: Free the Dogs

Like many, Mike Cranford, known as "River Mike" among his colleagues, began his job as a dog handler for Iditarod mushers out of a love for man's best friend. However, when faced with the...
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Procter & Gamble Commits to Badger-Free Bristles in The Art of Shaving’s Brushes

American multinational consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced that it will cease the use of badger hair in brushes made for The Art of Shaving. The high-end retail chain, which is...
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New Zealand Bans Cattle and Dog Tail Docking

The common practice of tail docking will be banned for dogs and cattle in New Zealand, thanks to new regulations introduced by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Tail docking is the act of removing an...

Harry Potter Publisher Bloomsbury Sigma Signs With Upcoming Vegan Book

Bloomsbury Sigma, a non-fiction focused subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing, just signed with vegan author and nonprofit leader, Leah Garcés. The international company is one of the world’s largest publishers, gaining fame through its work...
California Assembly Votes Unanimously to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

California Assembly Votes Unanimously to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

California lawmakers have passed a major piece of legislation that will help reduce animal suffering in the country's most populous state. The bill, SB 1249, was approved by the State Assembly in a unanimous vote....
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England Bans the Sale of ‘Puppy Mill’ Kittens and Puppies in Pet Shops to...

English pet shops will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under new legislation. The BBC reports that the new laws will apply to puppies and kittens who are less than eight weeks old. An additional...
Dairy-Drinkers See Life Through a Calf’s Eyes With New Virtual Reality Technology

Dairy Drinkers See Life Through a Calf’s Eyes With New Virtual Reality Technology

Dairy eaters in Saint Paul, Minnesota, were recently challenged to take a glimpse at what life is like for a cow born on a dairy farm. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the...
Kroger’s Pork Suppliers to Phase Out Gestation Crates By 2025

Kroger’s Pork Suppliers to Phase Out Gestation Crates By 2025

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S. by revenue, has announced it is to phase out the use of pig gestation crates in its supply chain by 2025. The animal welfare-driven commitment will...
eating insects

Is Eating Insects the Ethical Future of Protein?

(Updated April 6, 2020) | Is eating insects the solution for a more ethical and sustainable future of protein? We are, after all, living in a time when a significant change to global food...
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Quebec Voters Urge Political Candidates to Support Farm Animal Welfare

Citizens of Quebec are calling upon the government to impose stricter farm animal welfare regulations. Led by animal rights organization Montreal SPCA, residents are writing to governmental candidates ahead of the election in October, asking them...