Activism

Animal Advocacy & Activism

July 19, 2019

Investigation Reveals 'Calves Freezing To Death' At Major US Dairy Farm

The expose, by animal protection agency Animal Equality was filmed at Summit Calf Ranch in Nebraska

July 16, 2019

Supermarkets Beef Up Security After Vegans Put Stickers On Meat Packets

The stickers carry a range of messages including 'this package contains the body of someone who did not want to die'. One shop owner has called the action 'defacement'

July 12, 2019

Vegan Activist Claims Morrisons' Staff Put Him In Headlock During Protest

But the supermarket says the attack was made on its staff - and that it has reported the incident to the police

July 10, 2019

Activists Pressure Levi's Into Ditching Leather With Giant Inflatable Bull

'No leather patch is worth beating, slaughtering, and skinning a sensitive cow'

July 9, 2019

Activists Occupy Pig Farm To 'Highlight Reality Of Animal Agriculture'

Photos from the action, by Meat the Victims, appear to show grim enclosures and pigs with prolapses. But the farmer says he has 'nothing to hide'

July 8, 2019

Activists Storm Bullring To Protest Slaughter Of Dying Bull

The campaigners said the animal was 'terrified and in excruciating pain' - and that the majority of people want to see an end to bullfighting

July 7, 2019

Farm-Occupying Activists Face Harsher Penalties Under New Australian Laws

Activists found trespassing could be fined more than $12,000 or even face jail time

July 5, 2019

Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor Urged To Ditch Fur

The fighter was spotted flaunted mink coats on social media - prompting vegan activists to write to him asking for action

July 3, 2019

Vegan Activists Earthling Ed, Joey Carbstrong, And James Aspey Star In Music Video

They are accompanied by a host of other animal rights activists in the UNLEASH video by iAmAnimal

July 2, 2019

South Korea Shuts Down One Of Its Biggest Dog Meat Markets

The dog meat trade is becoming increasingly unpopular in the country. This latest closure has been branded a major victory - with campaigners saying the Korean dog meat industry 'is starting to fall'

July 1, 2019

'Ethical Farm' Investigation Shows Workers Throwing Animals Into Buckets Of Urine

The footage has revealed another example of shocking animal cruelty on a farm assured by the Red Tractor marketing scheme

July 1, 2019

9 Vegan Activists Arrested After Waitrose Animal Rights Protest

The campaigners said they targeted the supermarket because it 'uses humane-washing messaging in order to sell its animal products'

June 30, 2019

Reykjavik To Hold Iceland's First Ever Plant-Based Conference

Speakers include Beggi Olafs - the Icelandic athlete who 'never intended to stop eating meat' - and Elin Skuladottir, whose cancer diagnosis led her to veganism

June 28, 2019

Animal Activists Shut Down Illegal Dog Slaughterhouse In China

In a crackdown with local police, campaigners entered the illegal facility, and found seven live dogs all of whom were rescued

June 26, 2019

'Horrifying' Footage Reveals Animal Suffering on Red Tractor-Certified Chicken Farms

The uncovering filming reveals carcasses left to rot for days amongst the flocks of living birds, and chicks struggling to breathe at just two days old, many already dead

June 23, 2019

Online Film Slams McDonald's For 'Ghosting' Its Animal Welfare Responsibilities

'Listen, what you're doing is actually torture, it's torture, okay?'

June 18, 2019

Undercover Footage Shows Brutal Slaughter Of Pigs In Cambodia

The video, which shows shirtless workers repeatedly clubbing the animals in the head, has led campaigners to call for animal welfare reform

June 14, 2019

Vegan Musician Johnny Marr Urges Greek Minister To End 'Wretched' Donkey Rides

The plea follows an investigation which revealed that the animals are often forced to carry extremely heavy loads, and then left tethered in the blazing sun without water or shade

June 14, 2019

New Video Urges Public To Go Vegan On Stop Live Transport International Awareness Day

'We urge all who oppose animal cruelty to join us, bear witness and choose a kind, healthy diet. Choose vegan'

June 10, 2019

Major Dairy Farm Caught Lying About Selling Calves For Veal

Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana has come under fire since an expose - branded the biggest of its kind in history - was released last week. As well as showing animal abuse, it revealed that the farm had been untruthful about the destination of bobby calves

June 9, 2019

Animal Activists March Through Paris Calling For Closure Of All Abattoirs

'We are here to say that it's not because an individual is different from us that it has less value'

June 7, 2019

Free 'Vegan Super Pack' Will Help People Ditch Animal Products

The pack, from leading UK vegan campaigning charity Viva!, has been launched to 'answer the most common questions that new and aspiring vegans have'

June 7, 2019

Undercover Video Shows Horrific Abuse Of Calves On Dairy Farm Affiliated With Coca-Cola

An investigation has now been launched into the footage, which has been described by Animal Recovery Mission as 'one of its most grueling factory farm investigations to date'

June 5, 2019

Vegans Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara Lead Funeral Procession For Animals

The event was in commemoration of National Animal Rights Day. Activists carried the bodies of animals who'd been killed by humans on factory farms

June 4, 2019

Nearly 100 Vegan Activists Arrested As 600 Stage Demo At Slaughterhouse

They removed 32 ducklings from the premises and took them for veterinary attention. They said these animals will be taken to sanctuaries to live out their lives

June 3, 2019

Vegan Activists Barbecue Fake Dogs In UK Cities

The protest, by animal rights charity PETA, wants to encourage people to consider why they eat animals like pigs, cows, chickens, and others - but are horrified at the idea of eating dogs

June 2, 2019

Blind Vegan Activist Knocked To Ground During Anti-Butcher Protest

Angry shoppers turned on the campaigners during the sit-in, which took place in a busy shopping center in Sheffield, according to reports

June 1, 2019

Activists Occupy Democratic Party Convention - Call Out Bernie Sanders For 'Supporting' Factory Farms

'Progressive candidates should be advocating for vulnerable populations, not abusive corporations'

June 1, 2019

Vegan Campaigner Urges Schools To Have One Plant-Based Day A Week

The vegan parent wants to introduce plant-based meals into schools so children 'can make independent, conscious decisions'

May 28, 2019

Vegan Activists Reveal What Happened To Trembling Pig In Viral Video

The video showing the small frightened animal garnered millions of views across social media channels. The activists who filmed it share the heartbreaking story

May 23, 2019

Vegan Activists Storm Nandos Playing Animal Abuse Footage

The campaigners used footage from a recent undercover investigation on a chicken farm, which they say showed workers 'standing on animals, breaking their necks, and leaving them convulsing into a painful death'

May 22, 2019

Vegan Joaquin Phoenix To Lead Funeral Procession For Dead Farm Animals

The event, which will commemorate the ninth National Animal Rights Day, will be attended by tens of thousands of people in 32 major cities around the world

May 20, 2019

Vegan Activists Storm McDonald's And Cover It In Fake Blood

The animal rights campaigners with grassroots organization DxE said 'power we have over our fellow animals is not an invitation to exploit'

May 16, 2019

Greta Thunberg On The Cover Of TIME: 'Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World'

The prolific climate-activist has been dubbed as one of the 'next generation leaders'

May 16, 2019

Donkey Abuse In African Abattoirs Revealed By Vegan Activists

A video exposé released today by animal rights charity PETA shows frightened animals being beaten

May 12, 2019

Activists Urge Ukraine To Stop Animal Circuses After Lion Attacks Trainer

'It's time for countries without bans in place to step up and stop animals and people being put in harm's way'

May 3, 2019

Earthling Ed Attends Google's Head Office To Talk About Veganism

The popular animal-activist has been described as a 'force to be reckoned with'

April 30, 2019

Public Urged To Ditch Dairy For 'MooFree May' By Vegan Activists

The month-long campaign created by vegan charity Viva! will encourage people to swap dairy products for plant-based alternatives, and educate them about the health, animal welfare and environmental motivations for going dairy-free

April 29, 2019

Earthling Ed's New TEDx Talk 'Every Argument Against Veganism' Now Live

The popular activist recorded the talk earlier this year in Bath. He told Plant Based News that he hopes it is able to change some hearts and minds

April 29, 2019

Vegan Activists Storm Greggs Demanding 'Animal Liberation Not Sausage Rolls'

The activists, with Direct Action Everywhere, have been disrupting businesses that 'profit from the exploitation of animals' through non-violent action for eight months now

April 26, 2019

Vegan Activists Liberate 9,000 Pheasants From UK Farm

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) has taken credit for the raid - saying it wants to 'dismantle the shooting industry farm by farm, shoot by shoot'

April 26, 2019

Farmer Brands Vegan Activists 'Lawless, Unprincipled, Irritating Extremists'

The Australian farmer made the comments following a slew vegan protests across the country - which saw activists shut down city centers as well as slaughterhouses

April 24, 2019

Major Pro-Vegan Anti-Egg Posters Appear On Canadian Bus Shelters

The advertising campaign, which is running in key locations throughout the City of Toronto's transit shelter network, will last for six weeks

April 22, 2019

Jailed Vegan Activist 'Starved' For 48 Hours

The animal-rights campaigner said he was told to 'go and eat some meat' during his time at an Australian prison

April 20, 2019

Vegan Camp Out Labeled 'A Training Ground For Extremists' By Pro-Farming Organization

The annual vegan festival has been described as having an 'aggressive anti-farming agenda'

April 19, 2019

Vegan Climate Activist Makes TIMES' Influential People Of 2019 List

The prolific teenage campaigner is said to be 'inspiring steadfast students and shaming apathetic adults'

April 12, 2019

Evanna Lynch, Heather Mills, And Robbie Lockie To Speak At Viva! Vegan Festival

The event, which will take place in Birmingham next month, will mark Viva!'s 25th anniversary as it celebrates all that veganism has to offer

April 12, 2019

Police Seize Calf From Vegan Family And Return Him To Farm - Condemning Him To Slaughter

According to police, the animal was removed from a farm. But activists say they were 'compelled to act' after seeing the seriously ill calf collapsed on the floor of a massive factory farm

April 11, 2019

Vegan Initiative No Meat May Set To Attract Record Number Of Participants

The month-long pledge to ditch animal products in the month of May is expecting 10,000 new recruits this year

April 10, 2019

Vegan Film 'Dominion' Viewed 55,000 Times In 48 Hours After Australian Protests

Animal rights campaigners across the country coordinated a series of actions aimed at raising awareness of animal suffering and asking people to watch the documentary - but politicians have responded angrily

April 9, 2019

Global Vegan Bake Sale Returns For 11th Anniversary

The event, which has raised more than $440,000, has so far reached 27 countries across six continents

April 8, 2019

Vegan Activists 'Bring Melbourne To Standstill' In Coordinated Nationwide Protest

Around 50 people have been arrested over the massive action, which has seen activists protest in cities and around slaughterhouses to mark the one-year anniversary of the release of animal rights documentary 'Dominion'

April 8, 2019

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed To Teach Class At Harvard University

The prolific animal rights advocate will also be speaking at a number of other leading American colleges including Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Yale, and Rutgers

April 5, 2019

Billionaire Tycoon With Meat Industry Links Chairs TV Company Behind Anti-Vegan Documentary

Earlier this week, one of Australia's biggest TV stations released a program about vegan activism, featuring Joey Carbstrong - who has branded it 'ridiculous, biased garbage'

April 4, 2019

Vegan Protestors To Urge London Restaurant To Ban Foie Gras

Animal advocates - including a giant 3.5-meter tall duck - will protest outside the restaurant at the weekend, as part of a larger nationwide campaign calling on the UK Government to ban imports of the product

April 1, 2019

Armed Police Attend Scene As Vegan Protestors Flood Jamie Oliver Restaurant

According to the police, the armed officers were not involved, and no firearms were drawn. No arrests were made

April 1, 2019

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed Records Second TEDx Talk Of 2019

The prolific activist said this talk will be 'completely different' to the one he recorded in January, which is now available to watch online

March 31, 2019

BBC Uncovers 'Hidden Mountain Of Drugs' Used On UK Chicken Farms

Campaigners fear the drugs could cause resistance to antibiotics that are medically important for humans

March 30, 2019

Earthling Ed's TEDx Talk On Veganism Is Now Available To Watch Online

The activist, and co-founder of animal rights organization Surge, delivered the speech earlier this year

March 29, 2019

Art Show Drops Monkey Act After 20 Years Following Vegan Pressure

Campaigners from animal rights charity PETA urged the show ditch the capuchin performance to 'protect animals and audiences'

March 29, 2019

Chef Waves Dead Animals In Vegan Activists' Faces During Protest

The animal rights campaigners, who were with grassroots organization DxE, had entered the restaurant in protest its inclusion of foie gras on the menu

March 26, 2019

'Meat The Victims' - 100 Vegan Activists Occupy Australian Farm

The farmer was recorded telling protestors to 'Get off my f*****g country'

March 25, 2019

Plant Based News Honored With Award At London Event

The Compassionate Business Award was presented by PETA Founder and President Ingrid Newkirk in recognition of PBN creating a 'global news platform' to speak about vegan living

March 25, 2019

New Names Added To Vegan Camp-Out 2019 Line-Up

The event will see a host of names from the vegan and plant-based worlds, taking to the stage, to offer information, advice, and entertainment. Organizers say they believe the event offers 'something for everyone'

March 21, 2019

Vegan Activists Document Horrific Animal Suffering Around The World

The activists and photographers embarked on the project 10 months ago, when they left their London lives to start documenting the plight of animals who are exploited and abused around the world

March 19, 2019

'Not Your Mom? Not Your Milk!' Vegan Billboard Commemorates Cows Killed In Truck Smash

Animal rights charity PETA placed the board, which urges people to give veganism a go, saying it is the most effective way to prevent mother cows from suffering in the dairy industry

March 18, 2019

Vegan Kate Mara Urges Putin To Release Captive Whales Into Wild

The star joined a host of celebrities including Mark Ruffalo and Hayden Panettiere asking the Russian President to ensure the animals are released back into their natural habitat

March 17, 2019

Surge Releases Its First Vegan Advert Campaign In London

The campaign has been partly funded by the non-profit vegan restaurant, Unity Diner

March 15, 2019

SeaWorld Urged To Free All Animals By Vegan Activists

More than 40 Orcas have died at what animal rights charity PETA has branded the 'abusement park' - leading to campaigners calling on park bosses to let the marine mammals go

March 12, 2019

Vegan Activists Protest 'Twisted' Crufts Dog Show

According to animal rights charity PETA, 'the dogs displayed at the event are bred by humans to have ridiculous, exaggerated physical features that can have devastating health consequences'

March 9, 2019

Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio Helps End 'Inhumane' Captivity Of Whales In Russia

The celebrity actor shared an online petition on Twitter, which has gained over one million signatures

March 8, 2019

'You Can't Be an Egg-Eating Feminist,' Say New Vegan Adverts On Buses

The adverts - created by animal rights charity PETA - calls on people to stop supporting the industries it accuses of 'sexual exploitation'

March 7, 2019

WATCH: Activist Calls Out Canada Goose For 'Dog Fur Fashion' In Viral Rap Video

The video of Toronto-based rapper, Gaia’s Eye, has reached over 500,000 views on social media

March 6, 2019

Pope Francis Responds To 'Million Dollar Vegan' Campaign As Lent Begins

The pope was contacted by the 12-year-old vegan activist Genesis Butler, who asked him to consider ditching meat and dairy products during the religious ordinance, in a bid to ease animal suffering and climate change

March 1, 2019

Vegan Activists Stage Elaborate Protest Outside Canada Goose In London

The campaigners, with vegan charity PETA, are putting pressure on the brand to ditch the coyote fur it uses as a trademark on its jackets

February 28, 2019

New Pro-Vegan Animal Think Tank Aims To Build Anti-Speciesist Movement

The organization wants to provide vegan activists with guidance, support, a decent framework and the encouragement to analyze, self-reflect, learn and improve

February 26, 2019

Vegan Environmental Campaigner Greta Thunberg Inspires Global Strike Against Climate Change

The student-led protest follows the strikes held earlier this month pushing for environmental action

February 26, 2019

Vegan Activists Gather In Hong Kong To Protest The Fur Industry

More than 100 animal rights activists took part in the action which was coordinated by the Hong Kong Ban Fur Trade Movement, in a bid to bring an end to the country's fur industry

February 25, 2019

Video Of Vegan Rapper Visiting Factory Farm Hits Over 5.5 Million Views

French rapper Stomy Bugsy visited the facility with global activist organization DxE. He described the conditions as 'hell' for the animals - saying it was even worse than he expected

February 25, 2019

Vegan Activists Occupy Starbucks In Anti-Dairy Protest

The activists from DxE said they wanted to 'expose some of the hard realities of the dairy industry' by holding placards and talking about the dairy industry through a megaphone

February 21, 2019

Campaigners Call For Ban On 'Heinous' Animal Warfare Experiments

Kent-based advocacy group Animal Aid wants to raise public awareness around these experiments which it says are 'particularly heinous'

February 21, 2019

'Super Vegan' Jade Novah Encourages People Of Color To Ditch Animal Products

The singer-songwriter talks about animals and shares some of the benefits of a plant-based diet during a video made with charity PETA

February 20, 2019

Pope Francis 'Considering Plea To Go Vegan For Lent'

Pope Francis has been offered a $1 million donation to a charity of his choice if he ditches animal products during Lent. He has previously spoken out about animals and the environment

February 19, 2019

Activist Secures Meeting With Senior Priest In Bid To Make Pope Go Vegan

Animal advocate Genesis Butler has traveled from her home in Los Angeles to Vatican City in an attempt to meet Pope Francis

February 18, 2019

Vegan Activists Protest Against Wool At London Fashion Week

The campaigners from animal rights charity PETA wanted to 'highlight the suffering of sheep exploited for wool' - and how most people are unaware of it

February 16, 2019

Sea Shepherd Receives Highest Military Honor

In its efforts to stop illegal fishing, the charity took home the highest military award given by the Ministry of National Defense and the Armed Forces of Liberia

February 16, 2019

Belgian Traffic Lights Are Encouraging People To Go Vegan

An innovative way of spreading the vegan message has appeared through the city of Brussels

February 15, 2019

Schoolchildren Strike Nationwide Over Concerns On Climate Change

The 'deeply moving voice of youth' has been heard across the UK after pupils protest for environmental action

February 15, 2019

New Empowerment Community Launched For Vegan Women

The community will bring together women to support and celebrate each other through events. The first She Loves Plants event takes place on March 10

February 15, 2019

Activist Genesis Butler Visiting Vatican 'To Ask Pope Francis To Go Vegan For Lent'

The action is part of a campaign called Million Dollar Vegan - which has offered a $1,000,000 donation to a charity of the pope's choice, if he ditches animal products during Lent

February 15, 2019

Ricky Gervais And Vegan Peter Egan Back Campaign To Free Dogs From 'Cruel And Unnecessary' Experiments

The one-year-old dogs, which are in a lab in a major university in Gothenburg, are due to be killed at the end of the month - despite campaigners calling for them to be freed from brutal experiments

February 15, 2019

Politician Blasts Vegan Activists For 'Putting Safety Of Farm Animals At Risk'

Melina Bath branded activists who enter farms to document the suffering of animals 'unlawful' and said that farmers in Victoria 'are some of the best in the world and adhere to strict animal welfare laws'

February 14, 2019

Anti-Wool Ad Hits Glasgow Following Investigation Into The Scottish Wool Industry

Animal-rights organization, PETA, are urging the people of Scotland to 'steer clear' of wool after the country's 'exposé'

February 14, 2019

Cheeky Valentine's Day Campaign Says Vegans Have Better Sex

The mockumentary video was created by vegan charity PETA, which says the cholesterol in meat, eggs, and dairy foods contributes to hardening of the arteries and can slow the flow of blood to all the body's organs

February 11, 2019

Activists Organize Protest Over Amazon Rainforest 'Emergency' Outside Brazillian Embassy In London

The Amazon Rainforest has been described as 'under threat', following the order on indigenous reserves from recently inaugurated Brazillian president - Jai Bolosonaro

February 11, 2019

Top Vegan Events Coming To London's Iconic Roundhouse Venue

The events by Vevolution will feature thought-leaders in the vegan and plant-based fields, and feature special Sunday meals for attendees

February 10, 2019

Dairy Farmers Feeling Increasingly Under Pressure From Vegan Activists

The surge in vegan activism could be playing a major part in the increase of dairy farmers leaving the industry

February 9, 2019

Giant Animal Kill Clock Shows Londoners Live Updates Of Animal Slaughter Numbers

The clock is part of the Million Dollar Vegan campaign which was launched by Veganuary Founders Matthew Glover and Jane Land earlier this week

February 8, 2019

Vegfund Is Giving Away Grants To Vegan Advocates

The organization says they want to 'empower vegan advocates worldwide' and help 'inspire people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle'

February 8, 2019

Giant Anti-Leather Billboard Placed Near Shopping Center By Vegan Activists

The board urges shoppers to opt for vegan fabrics instead, highlighting that animals suffer so their skins can be used for fashion, and that alternatives are available