Activism

Animal Advocacy & Activism

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

February 4, 2019

The Official Animal Rights March Is Back For 2019

In 2018, the annual vegan march, founded by the animal rights organization Surge, had over 28,000 global participants from four different countries

February 4, 2019

An Inspiring Transformation: Joey Carbstrong Shares His Life Story

The vegan Youtuber, activist, and public speaker opens up about his past and shares how he turned his life around

February 2, 2019

The Zero-Waste Challenge: Futuristic February

In a bid to raise awareness of non-perishable waste, Sustainable Duo is urging people to join in with their eco-conscious campaign

February 1, 2019

Emergency Pig Vigil Due To 'Risk Of Freezing To Death'

Activists protested against the transportation of livestock, as the temperature plummets, with wind chill values near -35 degrees Celsius

January 29, 2019

UK Farmers Furious As Vegan Activists Publish Map Of Dairy Farms

The campaigners behind the interactive map want to expose what they describe as the 'dirty business' of dairy farming - but farmers feel they are being exposed to harrassment

January 27, 2019

Activist Earthling Ed Has Done A TEDx Talk On Veganism

One of the biggest names in the vegan community, Ed Winters, commonly known as Earthling Ed, was invited to deliver a speech on veganism at Lund University in Sweden

January 25, 2019

Activists Protest Against McDonald's For Its 'Grotesque' Animal Cruelty

One campaigner said the fast food giant 'puts chickens through hell' - and said it 'wields enormous power to transform animal welfare standards for millions of livestock'

January 25, 2019

Vegan Anti-Wool Billboards Placed In Major US Cities

The boards urge people to opt for animal-free fibers and avoid supporting cruelty by ditching wool. The campaign follows a number of high profile exposes, revealing animal abuse in the wool industry

January 24, 2019

Leading Vegan Activist Mounts Campaign Calling On Piers Morgan To Stop Defending Animal Abuse

Advocate Joey Carbstrong has taken some of the TV host's arguments against veganism - and criticizes their credibility and validity

January 23, 2019

Vegan 'Dominion' Director Challenges Top Politician To A Public Debate Over Animal Agriculture

The challenge follows the release of an interactive map of factory farms and slaughterhouses - which has prompted rage from some farmers who want to maintain the privacy of their operations

January 23, 2019

Vegan Documentary 'Land of Hope and Glory' To Screen Next Month

The film, created by activist organization Surge, features footage from around 100 farming facilities across the UK, painting a portrait of modern British farming

January 21, 2019

Makers Of Vegan Film 'Dominion' Release Map Of 5,000 Factory Farms And Slaughterhouses

'Dominion' director Chris Delforce says they are opening the map up to the public 'in an effort to force transparency on an industry dependent on secrecy'

January 20, 2019

Chris Packham Calls For Non-Vegan Products To Come With Warning Labels

TV Presenter and wildlife expert, Chris Packham, is pushing for 'honest factual packaging' on non-vegan products, to inform consumers about where their food comes from

January 20, 2019

Activists Protest Against Brighton's Fur And Leather Shops

Animal rights organization Direct Action Everywhere, DxE, marched through the streets of Brighton to call out businesses for selling fur and leather

January 13, 2019

Three Million 'Will Attempt To Go Vegan' In 2019, Says Survey

Figures have revealed the UK is now as likely to give up meat as it is alcohol, with nearly three million people in Britain aiming to ditch animal products as their New Year's resolution

January 8, 2019

Vegan Activist Storms Field at NCAA National Championship Game To Protest Animal Suffering

The activist said animal abuse - not animal rescue - is the crime, and called on Levi's Stadium to 'take a stand for transparency and compassion, and cut ties with animal-abusing corporations that suppress whistleblowers'

January 7, 2019

'Go Vegan Or We Die' Vegan Activists Say While Protesting Brazil's New President

The campaigners called on the new president to try Veganuary, saying that ditching animal products is essential to save the Amazon

January 3, 2019

Activists Keen To See Major Greyhound Racing Track Replaced By Houses

The freeholder of the land which Belle Vue track is built on is seeking planning permission to build almost 250 new houses - a move welcomed by animal welfarists

January 3, 2019

Vegan Activists Rescue Ducks From Slaughterhouse In Daring Action

The action aimed to raise awareness of the way ducks are farmed without access to surface water, and culminated in 19 ducks being saved from death

January 1, 2019

Free Vegan Events Featuring Top Speakers Launch In London

The events will be held at by CHLOE restaurant in Tower Hill, and will celebrate the biggest and most successful Veganuary ever

December 27, 2018

New Radio Advert Urges Public To 'Go Vegan' For New Year

The public service announcement was produced by vegan advocate Kimberly Elise working in collaboration with animal rights organization PETA

December 23, 2018

Whole Foods Drops Charges Against Vegan Activist After Video Goes Viral

The founder of an animal rights network was charged with 'threatening bodily injury' after asking a Whole Foods manager whether the company sources meat from factory farms

December 23, 2018

Turkeys 'Eaten Alive' On Award-Winning UK Farm

Footage shared by animal protection company Animal Equality shows 'extreme suffering and cannibalism' on a farm that supplies turkeys to high-end shops and pubs

December 21, 2018

2,000 Giant Pro-Vegan Posters Launched Across The UK And Ireland

The campaign founder says the posters 'remind us of our victims; they remind us that each one of us is morally obliged to stop using other animals and go vegan'

December 19, 2018

'Horrific' Investigation Reveals Fish Being Crushed And Gutted Alive

Campaigners are calling on the Government to introduce laws in compliance with the EU Slaughter Directive for fish as well as land animals

December 18, 2018

Vegan Activists Protest In Waitrose To Raise Awareness Of Animal Suffering

The campaigners formed a human shield around the supermarket's meat aisle in a bid to make people think about turkeys who'd been slaughtered for Christmas

December 18, 2018

Undercover Exposé Reveals 'Horrifically Deformed' Turkeys At Major Factory Farm

Vegan activists say the footage shows the 'bleak reality' of farming across the UK - a country which is meant to have the highest welfare standards in the world

December 14, 2018

Vegan Activists Shut Down Chicken Slaughterhouse In Australia

They wanted to bring attention to the millions of birds who suffer and are killed every year

December 13, 2018

Activists And Slaughterhouse Staff Eat Vegan Christmas Meal Together

The advocates, who take part in vigils twice a week to comfort the animals and raise awareness their suffering, said only love can dispel hate

December 10, 2018

Consumers Urged To Ditch Turkey This Christmas By Vegan Activists

More than 2 million turkeys die in the UK in December alone - most trapped in cramped, dirty sheds, unable to display natural behaviors

December 9, 2018

Vegan Group Sea Shepherd Retires Flagship Vessel - After It Saves Over 6,000 Whales

The M/Y Steve Irwin has spearheaded many successful campaigns - but she is no longer considered safe for the crew to sail

December 4, 2018

Vegan Activists Call On Farm To Release Turkeys Who Were Destined For Auction

A farm planned to auction the birds during its Winter Fayre. Now it has canceled the auction following complaints - but refuses to release the animals to a sanctuary