Ethics

The latest animal rights and ethical news

July 16, 2019

Richard Branson's Virgin Holidays Ditches SeaWorld Over Animal Welfare Issues

The decision follows research by the company, in which 92 percent of UK holidaymakers said they would prefer to see animals in their natural habitat.

July 15, 2019

Plant-Based Athlete Novak Djokovic Rescues Injured Baby Bird

The tennis player, who earned his fifth Wimbledon title after a grueling five-set match against Roger Federer yesterday, had his mind on wildlife during the tournament

July 13, 2019

Thousands Of Fish Die Following Jim Beam Warehouse Fire

Low oxygen levels caused by alcohol-contaminated water is having a 'serious impact on the aquatic life'

July 10, 2019

Dairy Farmer Defends Farm Behind Horrific Calf Abuse: Earthling Ed Responds

The activist look to YouTube to question the arguments the farmer made against animal rights activists and the role of investigations

July 9, 2019

Vegan Pizzeria To Build Homes For Rescue Pigs

Purezza, which has branches in both Camden and Brighton, has created a new pizza, the profits of which will be given to an animal sanctuary in Kent

July 4, 2019

'Vegans Don't Realize Billions Of Animals Are Killed Growing Crops' Says Pig Farmer

Matthew Evans, who has written a book about eating meat, says 'billions' of animals are slaughtered to protect fruit and vegetable crops for human consumption

July 4, 2019

56% Fewer Bulls Killed In Spanish Bullfights Over Last 10 Years

Data analyzed by animal rights charity PETA has revealed that what it describes as the 'archaic spector' is falling out of favor with the public

July 1, 2019

Exposé Reveals 'Cow Dying In Her Own Feces' On 'Squalid' US Dairy Farm

Footage obtained by animal rights charity PETA shows a worker 'kicking a cow who lay trapped in a milking stall and striking her nearly 60 times with a cane on her hindquarters, legs, and sensitive udder'

June 26, 2019

Vegan Charity Urges Publisher To Call Animals He Or She Instead Of 'It'

Animal rights charity PETA believes using inclusive language when it comes to animals will foster empathy in young readers

June 26, 2019

Vegan School In Sweden Described As 'The First In The Nordics'

Hagaskolan – Waldorfskolan is a school for children aged six to 15-years-old. It is based on the Waldorf educational philosophy, which is renowned for having a core interest in nature and environment

June 24, 2019

Driver 'Put Food In Road And Deliberately Ran Over Birds', Says Report

It is believed that four birds were killed and another was left with a broken wing following the incident in Wales

June 24, 2019

Anti-Vegan Protests Outside Sainsbury's Meat-Free Butcher's

The activist held a sign describing veganism as 'violence', saying it hurts the planet, humans, and animals

June 24, 2019

Michelin-Starred Chef 'Put Chicken Stock In Vegan Dishes', Say Reports

The actions of executive chef Karunesh Khanna came to light during an employment tribunal

June 21, 2019

Greek Authorities Ban Adverts Against 'Abusive' Donkey Rides

Vegan charity PETA wanted to run an ad on local buses and taxis that showed an exhausted donkey next to the words 'Donkeys Suffer for Tourists. Please Don't Ride Them'

June 21, 2019

New Recruitment Agency Specializes In Vegan And Sustainable Jobs

According to its founder, Citizen Kind is 'a new way to help those people discover opportunities in companies who align with their values - sustainable, vegan and ethical treatment for all

June 21, 2019

Decrease In Demand For Beef Is 'Victory For Animal Rights' Says Expert

Recent reports have suggested that beef farmers are in the red, partly due to consumers opting for vegan and vegetarian food. This is to be celebrated, according to one prominent vegan

June 20, 2019

Cambodia's Biggest Attraction To Ban Elephant Rides Following Animal's Death

The ban, which will be in place by 2020, has been welcomed by animal rights campaigners

June 20, 2019

Vegans Accused Of Wishing Cancer On Butcher And His Family

Some people have questioned whether there is any concrete evidence to link the activity with vegans, others have said this kind of action is not compatible with veganism

June 19, 2019

Farm Worker Pulls Chicken's Head Off - Says 'It Feels Good'

'They are thrown, hit, held up by their wings, and have their necks broken - all while other workers watch on and laugh'

June 19, 2019

Pigs Killed After Lorry Carrying 190 Animals Overturns On M32

The driver of the lorry is said to have suffered from injuries, which are not believed to be life-changing

June 19, 2019

Tesco Investigates After Prankster Swaps Labels On Meat And Veggie Lasagne

The perpetrator of the switch bragged about the prank on Facebook - earning backlash from fellow social media users, who said the 'joke' could kill someone

June 15, 2019

Nevada Passes Bill Banning Animal Testing For Cosmetics

The bill does however exempt cosmetics imported from China, which under current law require to be tested on animals

June 13, 2019

Japan Lifts 30-Year Commercial Whaling Ban - Claims It's A 'Cultural And Nutritional Necessity'

The country plans to resume commercial whaling in its own waters as early as July

June 12, 2019

Alec Baldwin Challenges SeaWorld For Using Dolphins As 'Surfboards'

The star accused the company of conducting cruel treatment 'disguised as entertainment'

June 12, 2019

Tesla Models 3 And Y To Go 100% Vegan By End Of 2020

While the company offers non-leather interiors, animal-free steering wheels must be ordered off-menu. As of next year, these two models will come with a vegan wheel as standard

June 12, 2019

Investigation Reveals Torture Of Elephants And Primates In Thailand Tourist Industry

The animals were jabbed with sharp metal spikes then left with bleeding wounds, forced to perform tricks, and stopped from interacting with each other

June 11, 2019

Chimpanzee Meat Being Eaten In UK, Says Report

The flesh is being served 'as a delicacy' at weddings, according to an article by The Telegraph

June 9, 2019

London Becomes World's First City To Open Vegan Jewish Center

The vegan facility aims to service the 'ever-increasing demand for and interest in Jewish veganism'

June 8, 2019

African Swine Fever Spreads Through Asia - Millions Of Pigs Culled

'This is the biggest animal disease outbreak we've ever had on the planet...and we have no way to stop it from spreading'

June 7, 2019

Burger King Store Sold Beef To Customers Who Ordered Plant-Based Impossible Burger

It is not known how many customers unwittingly ate the meat version of Burger King's Whopper

June 7, 2019

Circus Replaces Animals With Holograms For Ethical Reasons

The German circus Roncalli is the first in the world to use the spectacle - which media outlets have described as 'amazing'

June 5, 2019

Rise In Vegan Diets 'Partly To Blame' For Terrible Conditions In India's Cashew Industry

An extensive report published by the Mail Online says mainly women laborers suffer from painful burns, no contracts, guaranteed income, or pension

June 5, 2019

New £50 Note Will NOT Be Vegan, Confirms Bank Of England

The note will contain animal fat, despite complaints from vegans and religious groups about the smaller notes, which were released earlier and also contain the tallow

June 3, 2019

Thousands Of People Sign Up For Summer Vegan Pledge

The initiative invites people to try a plant-based diet for 30 days throughout June, offering support, information, and advice

May 30, 2019

World's Largest Animal Rights Gathering To Take Place This Summer

'Our multilayered program informs and inspires newcomers, trains and empowers activists, and strengthens the animal rights movement'

May 29, 2019

100% Vegan Hotel To Open In Scotland Next Month

The establishment, in Pitlochry, wants to 'offer travelers the opportunity to experience the Scottish Highlands without compromising on their ethics'

May 29, 2019

Extinction Fears As Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino Dies

There are now fewer than 100 of the animals left in the world - with some estimates as low as just 30. They have reportedly been victims of habitat fragmentation

May 26, 2019

More Than 100 Exotic Animals To Be Rescued From 'Neglect and Cruelty' At Roadside Zoo

'Some of the animals were showing signs of significant psychological distress including compulsive, constant pacing'

May 24, 2019

Mediterranean Olive Harvest Kills Millions Of Songbirds Annually, Researchers Warn

Researchers are urging authorities to stop the nocturnal harvest before more birds are 'vacuumed' to death

May 24, 2019

Vegan Entrepreneurs To Run Marathon And Raise Money For Animals

Mike and Joe Hill are the father and son co-founders of frozen pizza empire One Planet Pizza. They reveal how they trained for the event - and who they are fundraising for

May 23, 2019

London's 'Zoo Nights' Slammed For 'Blatant Animal Cruelty'

Activists are petitioning against the event 'where the zoo is basically turned into a nightclub for the night'

May 17, 2019

Performing Baby Elephant Dies After Campaign For His Freedom Went Viral

The three-year-old elephant was branded the 'real-life Dumbo' after eye-witnesses claim he was 'forced to perform in unnatural and distressing shows'

May 16, 2019

'You Don't Need Meat To Build Muscle', Says Vegan Bodybuilder

"The daftest thing I hear about veganism, and I hear it on a fairly regular basis, is that vegans can't make muscle, you need meat for protein. My argument is always, of course, 'why am I twice your size then?'."

May 15, 2019

Leading World Companies Vow To Prevent 10 Million Metric Tons of Global Plastic Waste

'Addressing the plastic problem in our oceans, rivers, and land is everyone's responsibility – including the companies that use much of the plastic in the world today'

May 14, 2019

Vegan Lucy Watson Slams Martin Clunes For Riding An Elephant

The British actor has also been axed as a patron for the animal-charity Born Free

May 13, 2019

Extreme Suffering And Beatings Filmed On Red Tractor Chicken Farms

An undercover investigation filmed workers kicking and stamping on birds, as well as dead animals left to rot among the living - leading to cannibalism on at least one farm

May 10, 2019

Thailand To Allow Trade Of Elephants To Foreign Countries

A campaigner has criticised the decision, saying 'elephants' risk of extinction is critical and any decision made regarding their future ought to be considered with full public and scientific scrutiny'

May 10, 2019

Major Dutch Company Ends Near-Drowning Animal Tests After Vegan Pressure

The forced swim tests, which have been discredited by many people, involve putting mice, rats, and other small animals in inescapable beakers filled with water and forcing them to swim so they don't drown

May 9, 2019

45% Of Vegans Feel Discriminated Against At Work, Says Study

A law firm quizzed 1,000 vegans about their workplace - and revealed that a significant number also feel unfairly treated and even harassed at work

May 8, 2019

Man Admits Secretly Giving His Vegan Girlfriend Dairy Caused Her Acne To Return

'I thought I would prove to her that the whole 'dairy gives me acne' thing is in her head'

May 8, 2019

Toy Giant Playmobil Urged To Launch 'My First Abattoir' For Kids

Animal rights campaigners believe the company has misled children about the conditions endured by animals within the farming system - and want it to create a more realistic portrayal

May 7, 2019

Seafood Boss Slams Vegan Tuna As 'A Slap In The Face'

Plant-based fish alternatives have been accused of being on the verge of 'false and misleading'

May 7, 2019

47 Animals Rescued From War-Torn Gaza Zoo

The war on the Gaza Strip has been raging on for several years now, with local zoos and many animals caught in the crossfire. The Rafah Zoo in particular has become known as a 'zoo of horrors', with four lion cubs freezing to death earlier this year among other horrors

May 6, 2019

California 'Lab-Gag' Bill Pulled From Consideration

The state has removed the proposal that would allow animal tests conducted in public universities to be 'concealed'

May 4, 2019

Beaten Calves Transported From Ireland To Europe In 'Terrible Conditions'

Undercover footage shows calves receiving 'multiple blows' to head from workers using sticks

May 3, 2019

School To Kill Pigs To Teach Children About Where Food Comes From

The school has come under fire from a former pupil who says the initiative will teach the children that it is okay to exploit and kill animals with the only justification being that people enjoy eating their bodies

May 3, 2019

Animal Welfare Charity Refuses To Take Meat Off Its Cafe Menu - Despite Vegan Pressure

The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, in East Sussex, says it is not an animal rights charity and will continue to sell meat, eggs, and dairy

May 2, 2019

'Countdown' Star Rachel Riley Urges People To Go Vegan This June

The television celebrity is just one of the well-known faces encouraging the public to ditch meat and dairy for Animal Aid's Summer Vegan Pledge

May 2, 2019

Vegan Lifestyle Brand BRIGHT Zine Opens Store In London Today

The founder says she sees the store will support vegan businesses by stocking hand-selected products and food options

May 1, 2019

Vegan Chris Packham Receives Death Threats After Campaigning Against Blood Sports

The BBC television presenter said he has received a threat listing things his detractors say they could do - including organizing a car crash

May 1, 2019

Egg Farmer Convicted Of Animal Cruelty After Failing To Feed Hens

The Australian farmer, who has been banned from keeping animals for five years and fined $6,500, said he staved the hens to induce 'forced molt' - which he claimed was a common practice

May 1, 2019

Cafe To Go Vegan After Owner Watches Documentary 'Dominion'

The Idaho eatery's boss says she will sell the final animal products she has in stock, and from then on, will only serve 'excellent food that everyone can enjoy'

April 29, 2019

Vegan Chris Packham Sent Penis Hate Mail After Shooting Campaign Angers Farmers

Last week, dead birds were hung by the neck from the BBC presenter's fence, as the bloodsports community and farmers express their rage at not being able to indiscriminately shoot so-called pest birds

April 26, 2019

Farming Poll Asking If Vegan Chris Packham Should Be Fired Backfires

The poll asks whether 'the BBC sack outspoken Springwatch presenter Chris Packham', who is unpopular with farmers because of his anti bloodsports campaigning - but 71% of respondents say he should keep his job

April 25, 2019

Dead Birds Hung From Vegan Chris Packham's Fence After He Campaigns Against Shooting

The TV presenter has been involved in a campaign to revoke general shooting licenses for so-called 'pest' species including pigeons and crows

April 24, 2019

Video Reveals The Horror Of 'Spaghetti Meat' From Overgrown Chickens

According to animal welfarists, the phenomenon stems from selectively breeding birds to grow so massive, so quickly, that they can barely support their weight

April 24, 2019

1 Million Calves Die In Midwest Floods: Vegan Activists Raise Awareness

The extreme weather conditions meant staggering numbers of animals were swept into freezing floodwaters. Those who survived will most likely die as a result of the lack of food and drinkable water or be sent to the slaughterhouse, according to PETA

April 22, 2019

99% Of US Farmed Animals Live On Factory Farms, Study Says

While 75 percent of US adults believe they usually buy 'humane products', only one percent of farmed animals are raised on non-factory farms

April 21, 2019

Vegan Engineer Predicts 'UK Will Be Vegan By 2030'

The researcher suggests animal agriculture will 'financially collapse' when the UK has a vegan population of 15 percent

April 19, 2019

Rabbits Have Eyelids Sewn Shut And Are Infected With Cholera In 'Secret University Experiments'

Almost 10,000 rabbits were used in experiments within Britain during 2017 according to the latest data - with many of these taking place within educational institutions

April 18, 2019

Vegan Campaign Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Survivors

The donation was made by Million Dollar Vegan - the initiative which offered Pope France $1 million if he went vegan for Lent

April 17, 2019

Feeding Wild Fish To Farmed Fish Is Crippling The Seas, Says Report

The report reviews the latest scientific research on the impact of reduction fisheries and the lack of transparency and sustainability in the aquafeed sector

April 17, 2019

Illegal Fox Hunting Still Taking Place In Britain, Says Charity

The League Against Cruel Sports has said the scale of illegal hunt activity going on is 'shocking' - with reports of fox hills topping 40 over the last season

April 15, 2019

Undercover Investigation Shows Animals 'Beaten Bloody' In Egypt

Horses and camels are used to carry tourists on their backs and pull carriages in the hot sun in top tourist destinations including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor

April 14, 2019

Palitana Dubbed The World's First 'Vegetarian City' After Government Ban Animal Slaughter

The Indian region, in the Bhavnagar district, also prohibits the sale of meat and egg - but not the consumption of dairy

April 13, 2019

Vegan Family Risk Losing Their Home After Saving Pig From Slaughter

Following a complaint from a neighbor, the family claim to have only two weeks to give up Arlo the pig

April 12, 2019

Texas Hunter Goes Vegan - And Hosts Plant-Based Dinner Parties For Hunters

Jack Castle, who hunted animals for decades as a fourth generation hunter, decided to stop killing animals - and speak up for them instead. He credits his wife for the huge change in his outlook

April 9, 2019

Charity Urges People To Take Up Summer Vegan Pledge

UK-based animal protection agency Animal Aid, which is running its pledge for the second year running, will offer support and encouragement to those who take part

April 8, 2019

Where's The High Welfare Fish?

Whether farmed or caught wild, consuming fish involves animal suffering and ecological destruction. What is the best way for individuals to help fish?

April 8, 2019

Dairy Exposé Reveals Abuse On Farm Supplying Nestlé

The footage documented by Compassion Over Killing (COK) exposes what the organization describes as 'senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless calves'

April 7, 2019

Authorities Seize 'Pet' Monkey From Celebrity Rapper Swae Lee's House

The singer posted a video of his spider monkey dressed in a diaper and tiger costume

April 6, 2019

#YouBetTheyDie: Grand National's Kill Count Sparks Outrage

Animal-rights organization, PETA, said 'horse racing is a stain on the UK's reputation as an animal loving nation'

April 5, 2019

Former Vegan Tim Shieff: 'The Next Step Is To Kill An Animal Myself'

The athlete, who recently revealed he has ditched his vegan diet following health issues, says killing an animal feels like 'the next stage'

April 4, 2019

'Major Progress' As China Greenlights 2 Non-Animal Methods For Some Cosmetic Testing

The new methods pertain to tests for eye and skin irritation, and according to vegan charity PETA, they will 'will spare countless animals the agony of having substances dripped into their eyes and rubbed onto their skin'

April 3, 2019

WATCH: Goldfish 3 Second Memory - Fact Or Fiction?

Fish have long been seen as emotionless, and unintelligent. But this is far from the truth. Now more and more people are learning about the incredible feats these amazing creatures are capable of

April 1, 2019

Butcher Of 15 Years Goes Vegan After Watching 'Earthlings'

He said he kept it a secret from his colleagues at first, as he 'was worried about them making jokes'. But eventually he ditched the job to work for a vegan meat company

March 31, 2019

Carnivore Eats Raw Squirrel At Vegan Market In London

Another anti-vegan stunt has backfired as even meat-eater asks 'why are you doing this?'

March 24, 2019

Outrage At Anti-Vegan Who Ate Raw Pig's Head At VegFest

The stunt backfired as 'meat-eating members of the public' said they were encouraged to quit meat

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