News relating to legal issues

June 8, 2019

Vegans Should Be 'Legally Exempt From Work Tea Rounds' - Says Lawyer

'If you were Jewish or Muslim and told to get a round of bacon sandwiches in, no one would bat an eyelid if you refused'

May 23, 2019

Firefighter Takes Legal Action After Bosses 'Refuse To Provide Appropriate Vegan Food'

'Sometimes, they served me food with meat and dairy products, which I couldn't eat. Other days, they had no vegan food at all to serve me'

May 16, 2019

Parents Raising Children Vegan Should Be Prosecuted, Claim Belgian Doctors

A professor says vegan parenting qualifies as 'non-assistance to a person in danger' - a criminal offense that carries a prison sentence of up to two years

May 16, 2019

Petition To Stop EU's Veggie 'Burger' Ban Exceeds 19,000 Signatures

The proposed rules have been described as an 'unnecessary and patronizing restriction which will stifle positive change'

April 28, 2019

Butcher Jailed After Admitting To Mislabeling Meat

It is believed the defendant made £1 million by advertising imported meat as 'Best of British'

March 21, 2019

Spanish Court Upholds Ban On Bull Stabbing Festival

The half a century old 'tradition' of chasing after bulls and killing them with spears has officially come to an end

March 7, 2019

Stolen Primary School Pet Lambs Found Skinned And Slaughtered

The remains of three, month-old, lambs were discovered near Hall Farm in Messingham, North Lincolnshire

March 6, 2019

New York Passes 'Landmark' Bill To Offer Plant-Based Options In Hospitals

The bill will now move to the New York State Senate, where, if passed, becomes NY State Law

February 2, 2019

Farmer Prisoned After Starving Animals Found Eating Plastic

Magistrates told the Gloucestershire farmer he showed a 'cavalier attitude towards the welfare of his animals' after he pleaded guilty to over eight offenses

October 7, 2018

11-Year-Old Charged With Animal Cruelty After Alledgedly Throwing Family Cat

A neighbor reportedly recorded the incident

October 6, 2018

Shelter Closed After Allegedly Freezing Live Kittens

A Spencer County Animal Control Officer has been fired in conjunction with the closure

September 30, 2018

14-Year-Old Charged With Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Killing A Baby Cow

The boy is accused of shooting the calf

September 29, 2018

Four Men Charged With Torturing And Killing Kangaroos

A member of the local police force described the acts as 'disturbing' and 'cowardly'

September 27, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Charges Against Woman Who Took In 27 Animals Dropped

Tammie Hedges said she was trying to save as many animals as she could

September 2, 2018

Investigation Launched After 'Gruesome' Cow Skinning Video Appears Online

Local police say they will not treat the case as an instance of animal cruelty

July 11, 2018

NFL Running Back LeSean McCoy Accused Of Human And Animal Abuse

The football star alledgedly beat his dog 'into kidney failure' and assaulted a woman and child

July 8, 2018

'Sanctuary' Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty In 145-Animal Case

More than half of the animals involved tested positive for parasites

June 30, 2018

Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Burying Kitten Alive

Johnny Mack Rogers will face a felony charge in court on September 20

June 28, 2018

Live Export Company License Suspended After Animals Australia Exposé

The animal advocacy organization hopes to make the suspension permanent

June 28, 2018

Lawsuit Leads Trader Joes To Drop Misleading Cage-Free Egg Packaging

Idyllic imagery misrepresents the reality of life for most 'laying hens'

June 17, 2018

Horse-Drawn Carriages To Be Banned In Montreal

The local SPCA called the industry 'antiquated and inhumane'

June 15, 2018

Fox Hunt Supporters Given Suspended Sentence After 'Brutal Attack' On Charity Workers

Both pleaded guilty to charges of grievous bodily harm

June 9, 2018

Man Who Left Dog In Hot Car Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty

One SPCA representative said 'there is no excuse to leave an animal in a hot vehicle for any amount of time'

June 2, 2018

Animal Cruelty Charges Pressed After High School Teacher Allegedly Fed Puppy to Turtle

Some parents are framing the incident as an act of mercy

May 28, 2018

Animal Cruelty Charges Pressed After Dog Kicked And Stabbed To Death

Benji was reportedly 'taunted' or 'provoked' prior to his death

May 20, 2018

9 Horses Found Dead At Farm After Animal Cruelty Charges

One veterinarian said the animals were eating a fence in an attempt to stay alive

May 12, 2018

Ontario Mink Farm Faces 14 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

The investigation is one of many to have occurred in Canada

May 10, 2018

British Columbia Bans 'Inhumane' Cat Declawing

The move is reportedly the result of professional, and public, consensus

April 21, 2018

Plant-Based Companies In France Can Now Be Fined For Using 'Meat' Labels

Mislabeling can result in fines of up to $370,000

April 12, 2018

Vegan Chef Chloe Coscarelli Says by CHLOE Co-founder Sent Her 'Threatening Messages'

The vegan foodie has launched a lawsuit to win back control of her name

April 10, 2018

Maryland Moves To Ban Sales From Puppy and Kitten Mills

The state is set to be the second in the US to ban the mills

April 5, 2018

World-Leading Ivory Ban Confirmed In The UK

The ban has been hailed as 'one of the world’s toughest'

March 24, 2018

NY Lawmakers Want To Ban Processed Meat In Schools

Four councilmembers introduced the motion 'to protect the health and well-being of New York City's children'

March 7, 2018

Trump's Promise Broken As Elephant Hunting Trophy Ban Is Lifted

The new policy will allow for importation on a 'case-by-case' basis

February 26, 2018

Crime Stoppers Website Lists Woman Wanted For Animal Cruelty

The suspect has had more than 280 animals removed from her care

September 12, 2017

PETA Reaches Settlement In Monkey Selfie Trial

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