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Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

A new draft bill may protect slaughterhouse workers from abuse in Germany. Last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a draft bill that would ban the use of subcontractors and agency workers in the meat...
How to Celebrate Easter Without Eggs

How to Celebrate Easter Without Eggs

What better way to celebrate a holiday that’s centered on life and birth and hope than to use symbols that don’t merely convey life and birth and hope but that actually are products of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Going Vegan for Lent Is More Christian Than You Think

Going Vegan for Lent Is More Christian Than You Think

During Lent, giving up meat on Fridays is a regular practice for devout Christians. But why is that? According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Fridays during Lent are for "special penitential...
Courts Protect Veganism Same As a Religious Right

Court Protects Veganism Same As a Religious Right

Being an ethical vegan should come with the same protection granted to religions, says a British court. The landmark case is the first of its kind. Fifty-five-year-old Londoner Jordi Casamitjana claims that his former employer,...
‘Meat the Family’ Couple Adopts Piglets Meant for Bacon

‘Meat the Family’ Couple Adopts Piglets Meant for Bacon (Then Eats Them)

(Updated January 16, 2020) | A new British reality television is making people think twice about the food on their plates. "Meat the Family" looks at the ethics of eating meat by forcing families...
Is the Omnivore's Dilemma Actually a Delusion?

Is the Omnivore’s Dilemma Actually a Delusion?

Ask the average consumer how much meat, dairy, and eggs they eat, and most will say “not very much.” Per capita consumption of animals is higher than at any point in history in the United...
11 Ethical and Vegan Chocolate Bars

11 Ethical and Vegan Chocolate Bars

Finding vegan chocolate is easier than ever. But, even though many brands now offer dairy-free options, the way they're made often relies on human exploitation. Here's what to know about buying ethical, vegan chocolate...
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...
What Really Happens When Meat Companies Buy Up Vegan Brands?

What Really Happens When Meat Companies Buy Up Vegan Brands?

(Corrected October 25, 2019). The human consumption of animal-derived milk has declined 25% in the last 20 years, while the global plant-milk market is projected to rise to $21.7 billion by 2022. Sales of...
The Complicated Reasons People Eat Meat 

The Complicated Reasons People Eat Meat 

Humans eat quantities of meat that are unprecedented in history. And yet, the majority of people care about the welfare of animals, the health of the planet, and the desire to be healthy. So,...
Can You Call Yourself Vegan If You Eat Honey?

Can You Call Yourself Vegan If You Eat Honey?

Humans have consumed honey for centuries. Bees have been making it for even longer. The insect first started making honey around 200 million years ago, long before humans even existed on planet Earth. Honey is...
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...
Another Major Travel Giant Just Cut Ties With SeaWorld

Another Major Travel Giant Just Cut Ties With SeaWorld

Travel industry leader AAA Northeast just cut ties with SeaWorld following months of protests against animal cruelty. AAA Northeast, which encompasses clubs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island, will...
Australia's Leather Industry Hits One of the 'Worst Depressions' in Living Memory

Australia’s Leather Industry Hits One of the ‘Worst Depressions’ in Living Memory

Australia's leather industry is at an all-time low as consumers opt for vegan alternatives. Denis King, executive officer of the Australian Hide Skin and Leather Exporters Association, told ABC Australia: "The leather industry is in...
How Vegan Food Is Changing Our Language

How Vegan Food Is Changing Our Language

Is veganism changing our language? Between new food products, new labeling requirements, and outdated sayings, vegan food may be playing more of a role in how we communicate in the very near future. Using different...
UK's Leading Animal Testing Lab to Shut Down

UK’s Leading Animal Testing Lab to Shut Down

One of the UK's leading animal research centers is due to close down. The Medical Research Council (MRC) told staff at the Harwell Institute's Mouse Genetics Unit (MGU) -- a major international research center in...
How Going to Harvard May Turn You Vegan

How Going to Harvard May Turn You Vegan

Updated August 10, 2019. Do animals have the right to life? In her new book, “Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals,” Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University Christine Korsgaard...