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August 18, 2017

Slaughterhouse Ordered To Pay $94,500 After False Trespass Accusations Against Activists

The move was labeled a 'victory for free speech, farmed animals and those who protect them'

August 11, 2017

Compulsory CCTV To Be Installed In All Of England's Slaughterhouses

Policy makers believe the cameras will improve animal welfare standards

August 7, 2017

Rowdy Girl Sanctuary Faces Huge Fine After Court Ruling: Founder Responds

The sanctuary had filed a defamation case against a number of individuals

July 27, 2017

PROGRESS: Bali Governor Issues Decree To 'Shut Down' Bali's Dog Meat Trade

But some animal campaigners are urging caution saying the decree does not necessarily mean the trade will stop

July 20, 2017

Former President Bill Clinton Credits Plant-Based Diet For Making Life Longer

The politician has suffered ill health in recent years

July 12, 2017

Controversial 'Ag-Gag' Law Overruled in Utah

The judge said it is 'unconstitutional' to ban filming inside the facilities

July 11, 2017

Three Horse Microchips Found In Batch Of '100% Beef'

Businessman allegedly mixed horse meat with beef to fool customers

July 10, 2017

Argentina's Presidential Pink House Commits To Serving Only Vegan Food On Mondays

Plant-based is on the menu at the political institution

July 6, 2017

Milk Row Rumbles On As Leaked Emails Show Federal Agencies Clash Over Wording

Communications show the organizations could not agree on what terminology to use

July 3, 2017

ACTION: Celebs and MPs Back Call To Ban Cruel Foie Gras

Animal organisation Animal Equality says Brexit plans must include a ban on foie gras imports

June 30, 2017

US Animal Agriculture Worker Shortage: Now Prisoners Pulled In To Do The Job

Inmates are being trained to do the jobs the vast majority of Americans don't want to do

June 29, 2017

$6 Billion 'Pink Slime' Meat Case Settled: 'Result Could Affect How Journalists Report Stories'

The case which captured the imagination of many was settled for an undisclosed sum

June 22, 2017

MEPs Throw Out Tory Attempt To Prevent EU Ban On Bee Killing Pesticides

The current partial ban is set to be extended

June 22, 2017

New York City Bans Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses

The move is good news for wild animals

June 21, 2017

Tally No! Good News For Animals As Fox Hunting Missing From Queen's Speech

There is a lack of support for this contentious issue

June 19, 2017

Crackdown At Yulin Dog Meat Festival As Police Shut Down Stalls

The festival is going ahead - but law enforcement agencies are trying to uphold sales restrictions

June 15, 2017

EU Court Says Plant-Based Products Cannot Have 'Dairy-Style' Names

The move has been hailed as a victory for dairy

June 13, 2017

Senator Declares 'War On Almond Milk' In Bid To Appeal To Rural Voters

The US politician has annoyed some vegans with her stance

June 12, 2017

What Does UK Election Result Mean For Theresa May's Threat To Bring Back Fox Hunting?

The PM promised a free vote on the controversial blood sport

June 8, 2017

EU Bosses Told: Shift Towards Veganism Must Be 'Urgent Policy Priority'

Industry experts met with policymakers to discuss the need to move away from meat consumption

June 5, 2017

Sheep Farmer Loses Appeal to Overturn Seven Year Ban In Neglect Case

The judge accused the farmer of neglecting the animals

June 2, 2017

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn Wades Into Fox Hunting Debate

The Opposition Leader Describes Bloodsports As Barbaric

June 1, 2017

Fox Hunting Big Election Issue As Voters Find Pro Bloodsport Candidates A Turn Off

Could this animal welfare issue have a big impact on voter intentions?

May 18, 2017

Politicians in Denmark Are Going Vegan to Save the Planet

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Politicians in Denmark are following that beloved quote by going vegan out of their concern for the environment. Here’s why.

May 11, 2017

Moral Implications Of The Anita Krajnc Court Case

An Ontario Court judge has found animal activist, Anita Krajnc, not guilty of mischief for giving water to pigs outside a slaughterhouse

May 9, 2017

Theresa May Threatens To Repeal Hunting Act and Bring Back Fox Hunting

The PM says she's 'personally always been in favour' of fox hunting

May 4, 2017

Verdict in for Toronto Pig Save Activist Anita Krajnc: Charge Dismissed

Anita Krajnc, the activist charged with giving water to a pig, has had the charge against her dismissed

March 22, 2017

10 Things The Government Doesn't Want You To Know

Below are some simple truths that governments around the World often don't tell us. To see the sources for each fact, click on the corresponding photos.

March 14, 2017

HISTORIC Vote Paves The Way For EU Ban On Rabbit Cages

The EU Parliament today voted 410 to 205 in favour of measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which includes the drafting of legislation to end the use of battery cages

March 6, 2017

British MEPs Urged To Vote For EU Ban On Rabbit Battery Cages

Animal Equality releases shocking, never-before-seen footage of rabbits suffering on farms in Europe

February 21, 2017

German Government In Discord After MEAT BANNED At Functions

Fury erupts within Angela Merkel’s government after the environment minister bans meat at official functions

February 4, 2017

Trump Heralds New Era Of Animal Abuse

How much of a hit will animals and the climate take as the Trump administration removes access to the Animal Welfare Act?

January 13, 2017

HISTORIC: France Passes Bill Ordering Cameras In ALL Slaughterhouses

The French National Assembly passed a bill for mandatory cameras in all slaughterhouses from 2018

January 12, 2017

Moby Refuses To Play For Trump

The musician and animal rights activist said he'd only play if president-elect Donald Trump agreed to release his tax returns

October 19, 2016

Powerful Coalition Worth $3.3 TRILLION Tells Big Ag To Go Plant-Based

More evidence suggests the global reliance on animal agriculture is unsustainable