Ethics

The latest animal rights and ethical news

March 20, 2019

Hundreds Of Dolphin Corpses Found Washed Up On French Beach

Since December, nearly a thousand dolphins have been discovered dead on France's Atlantic coast

March 20, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Ditches 'Forced Swim' Tests On Animals Following Vegan Pressure

The global giant says it will stop using the discredited 'swim tests' in the future, in its own laboratories, or outside ones

March 20, 2019

Over 25% Of People Feed Their Companion Cats And Dogs A Vegan Diet, Says Poll

While most people agree that as omnivores, dogs can be very healthy on a well-planned vegan diet, there is more debate around cats, as they are natural carnivores

March 19, 2019

Dead Whale Had 40kg Of Plastic In His Stomach

The marine biologists who conducted the animal's autopsy branding the waste plastic 'disgusting', saying action must be taken by the government against those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters

March 17, 2019

Bodybuilder Claims Going Vegan Vastly Improved His Eyesight

The former bouncer described himself as 'blind as a bat' before removing animal products from his diet

March 16, 2019

Cruelty-Free Giant Lush Announces Decision To Go Completely Egg-Free

The cosmetics company said it's 'unconvinced that even the very best egg production is free from suffering'

March 14, 2019

Undercover Footage Shows Dogs Being Force Fed Fungicides

The beagles, who are part of toxicity experiments, are just 36 of the 60,000 dogs used annually in experiments at hundreds of labs across the United States of America

March 14, 2019

Playing, Courting, And Vanity: The Rich Emotional Lives Of Fish

Fish have personalities. They plan, recognize, remember, court, parent, innovate, manipulate, and get depressed. So why do we treat them so badly?

March 12, 2019

Orangutans Facing Extinction Because Of Humans

Numbers of the animals - who share around 97 percent of their DNA with humans - have sharply fallen in recent decades, with habitat loss cited as the major reason

March 6, 2019

This 81-Year-Old Vegan Will Do 1 Million Press-Ups To Show Off His Plant Power

Paul Youd, who has been vegan for 15 years, says he has so much energy eating plants he feels like a 40-year-old

March 6, 2019

Volvo Wins Award For Its New Vegan Electric Car The 'Polestar 2'

The mass-production vehicle, which will go on display at the Geneva International Motor Show this week, is the recipient of a Compassionate Business Award from PETA

March 5, 2019

Fly-Paper Kills Two Bats And Injures Third

A bat conservation worker has suggested banning the 'killing-devices' following the incident

March 5, 2019

'Vegan Fad Will Only Last 2 More Years' Insists Dairy Boss

The CEO of the National Dairy Council said veganism is 'too restrictive and expensive' for most people - and that the 'trend' is already 'halfway through its life cycle'

March 4, 2019

Drone Footage Shows UK Megafarms: 'Animals Are Crammed In And Left To Suffer'

According to data released in 2017, the number of megafarms across the UK is skyrocketing, with around 800 of the facilities operating across the nation

March 2, 2019

Volvo Designs Fully Vegan Car For Its 'Forward-Thinking Audience'

The car manufacturer's Polestar car is being touted as a rival to Tesla’s Model 3

February 27, 2019

Canadian Dairy Farmers Forced To Remove Lying Adverts Claiming Milk Contains No Growth Hormones

Following the advert's release across the country, multiple complaints were made to Advertising Standards Canada, leading to the ads being pulled

February 26, 2019

5 Ways To Encourage More Kindness

In a world that sometimes forgets to smile, it's more important than ever to inject a little kindness into our lives

February 26, 2019

'Horrific' Footage Shows Cows And Calves Being Beaten And Kicked On Dairy Farm

The undercover footage shows workers punch, kick and swear at dairy cows and their newborn calves

February 26, 2019

Rotting Fox Corpses Discovered On Yorkshire Grouse Shooting Estate

According to welfare organization The League Against Cruel Sports, the animals had been caught in snares which it described as ' illegal and self-locking'

February 26, 2019

Dairy Farmers Need 'Protection' From Vegan Activists, Says Politician

Environment Secretary Michael Gove made the comments during a farming conference - adding that he is a big fan of the anti-vegan 'Februdairy' marketing campaign

February 22, 2019

Michael Gove Blasts 'Law Breaking' Vegan Activists For Targeting Dairy Farmers

The Environment Secretary said that being a vegan is 'respectable; but that it is 'wrong' for activists to try and stop farmers from carrying out their business

February 22, 2019

Procter & Gamble Joins Major Campaign To End Global Animal Testing By 2023

The giant corporation, which has partnered the Humane Society International on its #BeCrueltyFree campaign, says it's invested more than $420 million over forty years in developing non-animal test methods

February 22, 2019

Iceland Planning To Slaughter Over 2,000 Whales By 2023

The announcement has been met with criticism and disappointment from animal advocate who called the planned slaughter 'morally repugnant and economically bankrupt'

February 18, 2019

Natwest Bank Worker Tells Customer 'All Vegans Should Be Punched'

The major bank has now apologized and has revealed that the worker in question is facing disciplinary action. It has offered the customer compensation

February 18, 2019

86% Of Pigs Slaughtered Using 'Inhumane' CO2 In England And Wales

New data from the Food Standards Agency shows a staggering number of animals killed using the gas - which campaigners describe as an 'unacceptable' method of slaughter

February 15, 2019

Clothing Company ETHCS Drops Ex-Vegan Tim Shieff

Remaining company members said they had enjoyed a good professional and personal relationship with Shieff - but that everyone involved decided it was better for him to leave

February 15, 2019

'Dairy Lovers' Send Violent Death Threats To Vegan Activist

Animal advocate Joey Carbstrong has been inundated with angry messages telling him to 'jump off a cliff' and another saying 'when I get my hands on you...you're dead'

February 13, 2019

Vegan Cheese Shop La Fauxmagerie Hits Back After Attack By Dairy UK

The founders of La Fauxmagerie in Brixton invited Dairy UK bosses to come to their store and sample plant-based cheeses - saying there is plenty of space in the market for everyone

February 11, 2019

Dean Farm Trust Launches Fundraiser To Help Build A New Paddock For Rescued Pigs

The 'Piggy Paddock Appeal' is aiming to raise over £2,000 to help improve the well-being of its rescued animals

February 11, 2019

42% Of Meat Eaters Would Refuse To Date A Vegan Or Vegetarian

New data shows that meat eaters can be extremely picky when it comes to the eating habits and philosophy of their significant others

February 8, 2019

Skoda Has Created A 'Sustainable' Car With A Completely Vegan Interior

The car manufacturer is heading towards a 'sporty and sustainable future' with one of its latest creations: the ŠKODA VISION RS

February 7, 2019

'Vegan Threat To Dairy Should Be Taken Seriously' Says Farming Expert

Many dairy farmers are feeling under attack following Veganuary and the rise of veganism - as well as the publication of a map showing the addresses of dairy facilities across the UK

February 5, 2019

Farming Bosses Brand Vegan Magnum A 'Problem For The Dairy Industry'

An Australian dairy organization says that dairy alternative products have been 'incorrectly labeled'. This has been disputed by Unilever, which owns Magnum

February 3, 2019

Officials Find Month Old Leopard Cub In Passenger's Luggage

The cub that had been smuggled from Bangkok, Thailand, was said to have been found in a 'state of shock' and 'appeared to be weak'

February 1, 2019

Food Giant Kellogg's End Animal Testing After 65 Years

The world's leading cereal maker, the Kellogg Company, has stricken a deal with PETA US after more than 11 years of extensive discussion regarding animal testing

January 30, 2019

Major Western Businesses Funding 'Deplorable' Dairy Farms In Sri Lanka

An investigation of the growth of the country's industry has revealed disturbingly low levels of animal welfare

January 29, 2019

Farmer Gives 20 Lambs To Sanctuary As He Can't Face Slaughtering Them

The Devon farmer realized he was 'too upset' to have the animals killed after finding the journey to the slaughterhouse too hard - and instead decided to let them live out their days in peace

January 29, 2019

The Royal Collection Trust Ditches Mohair After Vegan Exposé

The Trust has removed a mohair item from its collection and has confirmed it will be sourcing alternative materials for future products

January 25, 2019

Major Breakthrough In Human-On-A-Chip Testing Could Help End Animal Experimentation

Animal welfare campaigners say the new technology 'is superior to animal tests and more accurately reflects what will happen in people'

January 23, 2019

Vegan Exposé Shows Dairy Workers Hurting Calves 'For Fun And Excitement'

The workers used hot irons to prevent animals' horns from growing - without any anesthetics or pain relief. Footage shows the calves kicking and crying out in 'agony' as smoke rises from their flesh

January 22, 2019

Hilton Bankside Hotel Creates The First Ever Vegan Suite

The room, furnished with embroidered Piñatex, a modern leather alternative made from pineapple leaves, was designed to be as 'ethically-friendly as possible'

January 18, 2019

61 Calves Rescued From Dairy Farm By Vegan Campaigners

The animals are now being rehomed following their removal from Big Island Dairy in Ookala coordinated by Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network

January 17, 2019

Worried Dairy Bosses Call For 'Zero Tolerance' Of Vegan Movement

Industry figures admitted they are facing a number of problems - with the 'normalization' of veganism and celebrities and athletes just one of the issues facing their ailing industry

January 14, 2019

High School Student Risks Life Saving Tortoises From Blaze In South Africa

Corne Uys has been praised for his bravery and compassion after taking a major risk in rescuing the animals during the deadly fire. He managed to save 33 tortoises

January 14, 2019

Ice Rink Cancels 'Skating With Penguins' Event After Pressure From Vegan Activists

Queens Skate Dine Bowl in Bayswater was criticized by organizations like PETA - as well as many individuals - when it announced plans to force the animals to take part

January 8, 2019

Tory Politician Jacob Rees-Mogg Would Refuse To Eat In A Vegan Restaurant

The famously pro-Brexit MP says he would feel 'disloyal' frequenting a vegan eatery - because his constituency is a dairy farming area

January 7, 2019

Vegan Prince Khaled Appointed President Of Saudi Humane Society

Khaled - who is Plant Based News' Investment Director & Co-Owner - says he is 'humbled and honored' by the appointment, describing it as an 'incredible honor'

December 29, 2018

Irish Ad Company Accused Of Pro-Dairy Bias After Refusing To Carry Vegan Ads

The agency is the only company in the country to carry adverts on buses and trains in Ireland

December 27, 2018

Meghan Markle Attends Boxing Day Shoot Event According To Reports

The reports may disappoint fans of the Duchess who refuses to wear real fur, loves vegan leather, and has previously claimed to 'eat vegan during the week'

December 24, 2018

Nearly 10,000 UK Prisoners Will Eat Vegan This Christmas

An estimated 10% of the UK's 85,000 inmates are vegan - sending demand for plant-based options soaring

December 22, 2018

Criminal Probe Sought After 'Agonizing Death' Of Lamb Shot Three Times In Head

Campaigners are calling on the local sheriff to investigate a slaughterhouse and file charges as appropriate following the incident which they described as 'disturbing'

December 21, 2018

Farmer's Son Goes Vegan - But Can't Tell His Family, Says Newspaper

The unnamed man says the 'slagging' he would get from his parents if they discovered he'd ditched all animal products would be 'desperate'

December 19, 2018

Farmer Injected Cows With Diesel - To Fake TB Result And Claim Compensation

The unnamed perpetrator admitted the offense saying he'd heard about others doing the same thing. He cited financial pressures as motivation

December 17, 2018

Chester Zoo Releases Details Of Animals Killed During Blaze

The fire which started on Saturday morning was described as a 'major incident' by local emergency services, who sent 75 firefighters to deal with the flames

December 11, 2018

Vegan Charity Sends Warm Clothes To Homeless After 'Wool' Village Name Row

The village made headlines last month when activists asked it to change its name from 'Wool' to 'Vegan Wool'

December 4, 2018

Money Raised In Honor Of Vegan Leicester Helicopter Crash Couple

Pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz were passionate vegans: now donations made in their name will be used to support advocacy

December 4, 2018

40 Cases Of 'Non-Compliance' In Animal Experimentation Revealed In Government Report

The report shows severe cases of animal neglect and a failure to meet basic standards - leading to extreme animal suffering

November 30, 2018

Good Food Institute Named Among Top US Charities Reducing Animal Suffering

The non-profit works with pioneers in the plant-based meat and clean meat fields in order to remove animals from the food system

November 29, 2018

Advertising Watchdog Rules Ad Calling Fur 'Ethical' Is Misleading

The advert also claimed that fur is 'biodegradable' - with campaigners saying the soup of chemicals and dyes used to treat the fabric means it does not rot

November 28, 2018

Vegan Business Ditches Black Friday And Opts For 'Quack Friday' Instead

The Vegan Tannery decided to donate 10% of all its sales to Tower Hill Stables Sanctuary in a bid to help animals, instead of offering discounts

November 27, 2018

Chris Packham-Backed Petition Against Dog Experiments Hits 80k Names

The petition is part of a campaign by welfare organization Cruelty Free International, which is backed by multiple celebrities and politicians

November 27, 2018

YouTube's First UK Pro-Vegan Advert To Hit 250k Views

The anti-dairy advert was commissioned by animal rights charity Viva! and directed by Plant Based News Co-founder Robbie Lockie

November 26, 2018

Vegans Blast 'Bizarre' Dairy Show Displaying 'Skeletal Cows With Huge Udders'

According to animal welfare campaigners, gel was put on 'gleaming udders' to make them look 'even bigger', and cows were left unmilked for as long as possible

November 24, 2018

Tate Modern Ditches 'Barbaric' Foie Gras Christmas Menu Following Vegan Protest

The gallery had offered a sample Christmas menu on its website which included a started of ‘ham hock and foie gras terrine with bottled quince’, with three courses costing almost £40

November 23, 2018

' Eco-Lux' Vegan B&B Launches In Somerset

This vegan-run holiday accommodation is kind to animals and the environment - there are no animal foods, bone china teacups, or animal-tested toiletries here

November 23, 2018

Farm Workers Plead Guilty After Footage Shows 'Disgusting Attacks' On Pigs

Leading global animal protection agency Animal Equality filmed men who can be seen jabbing pigs with pitchforks as they squeal, and slamming gates on them

November 20, 2018

Dairy Farmers Refuse To Let Their Farms Be Filmed - Turning Down £6,000

Activists claim farmers don't want animal suffering documented as the footage would show calves being removed from their mothers - which is distressing for both

November 20, 2018

Baseball Giants LA Dodgers Hand Out 100 Free Vegan Thanksgiving Turkeys

The plant-based centerpieces were donated by vegan company Tofurky and organized by animal rights charity PETA as part of the team's Annual Community Outreach Program

November 19, 2018

Turkey Farmers Accuse Vegan Activists Of 'Co-ordinated Campaign' Of Attacks

One turkey farmer claimed activists are scaring turkeys on her facility - and said she chose her profession because she 'loves' the animals

November 19, 2018

Strangled And Bludgeoned To Death: Vegan Jack Harries Blasts 'Cruel' Canada Goose

The filmmaker and photographer urges others to boycott coats made and trimmed with animal fur and filled with birds' feathers, describing them as 'unnecessary'

November 16, 2018

Green Is Good: How Socially Conscious Vegan Entrepreneurs Are Giving Back

A new wave of entrepreneurs are creating businesses that are conscious of animals, fellow humans, and the planet - as well as profitable

November 16, 2018

Investigation Shows Workers 'Jabbing' Turkeys And Mocking Bird Who's Lost An Eye

1,400 animals are shown being 'shoved' into 'filthy, cramped cages on a slaughterhouse-bound truck' in the footage captured at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

November 16, 2018

'The End Of Animal Testing Is In Sight,' Says Cosmetics Expert

With more evidence pointing towards considerable interspecies differences and advancements in technology, the testing landscape is set to change

November 15, 2018

12% Of Brits Will Have A Vegan Or Veggie Christmas, Says Charity

A growing number of people are opting for meat-free meals

November 14, 2018

BREAKING: Vegan Brand Oatly Plans To Stop Selling Oat Residue To Pig Farm

The company has won a Government grant to fund research into alternative uses

November 14, 2018

81% Of Vegans 'Experience Prejudice' - Including Being Tricked Into Eating Meat

New data shows a huge proportion of vegans face backlash

November 12, 2018

US Government To Carry Out Controversial Experiments On Dogs - Despite Criticism

The dogs will have sections of their brains removed before being euthanized

November 10, 2018

Vegan Thanksgiving Pledge Will See Food Donated To Those In Need

For every 100 pledges, a vegan meal will be donated to the Border Action Network

November 8, 2018

Turkey Farmer 'Makes Record Sales' After Pro-Vegan Message Is Graffitied On His Shop

The words' murderer' and 'go vegan' were daubed on his doors

November 8, 2018

'Christians Should Be Animal Advocates', Says Vegan Founder Of Religious Organization

He described veganism as 'a faithful response to Jesus' teachings of love and compassion'

November 6, 2018

Plant-Based Athlete Tim Shieff Admits To Eating Eggs And Fish

The former World Champion Freerunner says he's now 'come back to veganism'

November 5, 2018

London To Host Major Vegan Festival This Weekend - At Iconic BFI

Headlines speakers include BOSH! and King CookDaily

November 5, 2018

Vegan Book Teaching Children About Animals Reaches 5 Countries

The book uses non-graphic imagery and stories

November 1, 2018

Notonthehighstreet Ditches Mohair After Investigation Reveals Goats Being 'Dragged And Thrown'

The site joins dozens of other retailers in banning the fabric

October 31, 2018

Waitrose Food Magazine Editor Resigns After Joking About 'Killing Vegans, One By One'

The comments caused a media onslaught - and prompted vegan fury

October 30, 2018

Fury As Waitrose Food Editor Jokes About 'Killing Vegans'

He branded vegans hyprocrites and suggested 'force feeding them steak'

October 29, 2018

UK Home Office Has 'No Plans' To Stop Using Monkeys In Experiments

Campaigners say the use of primates serves little value and causes immense suffering

October 26, 2018

Rental Ad Tells Vegans 'Not To Bother' Applying For Room

According to a lawyer, the advert is not legally discriminatory

October 25, 2018

Questions Asked After Two Baby Elephants Killed By Virus At Chester Zoo

The deaths will be mourned by the whole herd

October 24, 2018

Vegan Activists Seek Cruelty Charges Against University After Experiment Pig Dies

Campaigners brand the 'indifference' to animal suffering 'appalling'

October 19, 2018

Cows Slaughtered After Mad Cow Disease Case Confirmed In Scotland

The illness destroys cows' brains, attacking their nervous system

October 18, 2018

Vegans Blast Parkrun Over 'Sickening' Partnership With Controversial Happy Egg Co

Multiple investigations have revealed grim conditions facilties supplying the brand

October 18, 2018

Pro-Animal Testing Group Cries Discrimination As Airlines Refuse To Fly Monkeys To Labs

Campaigners have called on airlines to 'stand firm' in their refusal to fly the animals

October 17, 2018

400,000 Animals Die In 'Horrific' Botox Tests Every Year, Says Research

Campaigners called this number 'completely unacceptable'

October 13, 2018

Whistleblower Reports Cow Mutilation On Set Of Kevin Costner Series

Animals' bodies were reportedly hacked apart in the making of the show

October 9, 2018

30% Of British Shoppers Aged 18-24 Are Vegan Or Considering It, Says Poll

An increasing number of young people are ditching animal products

October 9, 2018

Unilever Joins Calls For Global Ban On Animal Testing As PETA Accredits Its 'Dove' Range

The giant says its wants alternative methods championed around the world

October 6, 2018

Female Pig Deaths Rise, Experts Blame Intensive Farming

Animal rights organizations say breeding practices and living conditions are to blame

October 4, 2018

Founder Of Vegan Brand Miyoko's Discusses The Future Of Food

The brand has joined a company accelerator program