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 1, 2019

UK Government To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses Under New Legislation

This legislation has been a long time coming: a ban was first promised under a Labour Government in 2006. Since that time, repeated efforts by backbench MPs to bring in a ban through Private Member's Bills, supported have been thwarted by a handful of MPs

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 17, 2019

China Celebrates Step Closer To Banning Cosmetic Animal Testing

Post-market testing for finished imported and domestically produced cosmetics in China will no longer include animal tests

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 19, 2019

UK's First Specialized Animal Protection Law Firm To Launch Next Month

The Advocates for Animals team consists of animal protection law experts that have worked with most of the main animal protection organizations in the UK

February 13, 2019

Jailed Vegan Blogger Threatened To Strangle Ex 'Until Her Eyes Bled'

Kyle O'Sullivan, who grew a significant social media after his 'vegan rap' went viral, has been jailed for 12 months for threatening his ex-girlfriend

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

January 11, 2019

Iowa 'Ag-Gag' Law Is Unconstitutional, Says Federal Court

A judge has ruled that the law - which stops activists and journalists from investigating farming and slaughterhouse facilities - violates the first amendment of free speech

January 8, 2019

Supreme Court Denies Foie Gras Industry's Attempt To Overturn California Ban

The decision has been described as a 'landmark' one by animal welfare campaigners who said the suffering experienced by ducks and geese is 'intolerable'

January 7, 2019

Campaigners 'Disappointed' After Monkey Experiment Cruelty Trial Is Suspended

According to animal welfarist organization Cruelty Free International, a cash payment a cash payment 'in the amount of a four to five digit sum' has been agreed instead

December 4, 2018

Worker Claims He Was 'Fired For Being Vegan' In Landmark Tribunal

If a tribunal decides the worker was fired for being vegan, it will go to a full trial

November 7, 2018

Florida Votes In Favor Of Greyhound Racing Ban In 'Landmark Victory For Dogs'

The State is considered to be the hub of the country's dog-racing industry

October 7, 2018

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

A neighbor reportedly recorded the incident

September 2, 2018

California Bill Proposes Vegan Prison And Hospital Meals

The bill treats access to healthy food as 'a basic human right'

August 27, 2018

Electric Dog Collars To Be Banned In England

The 'cruel' devices are soon to become illegal

August 23, 2018

Vegan Activist Arrested After 'Removing Sick Piglets' From Factory Farm

The campaigner has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor

August 16, 2018

Government Urged To Force Meat Producers To Label Products Honestly

Campaigners say it is too hard for consumers to know how many animals are reared in low-welfare 'factory farm' conditions

August 8, 2018

Indonesian Government Pledges To Ban Dog And Cat Meat Trade

The move has been described as a 'major breakthrough' by campaigners

August 7, 2018

UK Government To Increase Maximum Animal Cruelty Sentences

Abusers will face up to five years in jail under draft legislation

August 7, 2018

PM Theresa May Facing 'Urgent Calls' For UK Ban On Eating Dog Meat

It is technically legal to eat a 'humanely killed' animal you 'own'

July 24, 2018

Government of Brussels-Capital Bans Animal Tests On Primates, Dogs, And Cats

This will reduce the number of animals in experiments by almost a fifth

July 16, 2018

Further Violence Feared After Firecracker Is Detonated Inside Stray Cat

The animal is currently being treated for serious wounds

June 15, 2018

Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy Calls For UK Ban On Fur Sales

The politician says fur production cannot be cruelty-free

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 14, 2018

Campaign Launched To Abolish Factory Farming In Switzerland

Under the country's 'semi-direct democracy' citizens vote directly on individual policies

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 8, 2018

Government Urged To Replace Ear Tags With Microchips At Animal Sanctuaries

The tags are seen as a 'constant reminder' of why the animals were bred

May 7, 2018

Meat Organization Says CCTV In Slaughterhouses 'Discriminates Against Abattoir Workers'

New legislation requiring the cameras has come into force in England

May 3, 2018

Pork Giant Smithfield Fined 'Historic' $50 Million For Nuisance Offences

The company is now appealing the fine

April 27, 2018

California One Step Closer To World's 'Strictest Farmed Animal Welfare Law'

A campaigner said 'this places California voters in a strong position to deliver a powerful punch to agribusiness interests'

April 26, 2018

UK Government Considers Ban On Boiling Lobsters Alive

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is reportedly under pressure from campaigners

April 24, 2018

Leading Global Academics To Debate Animal Law At Oxford

The focus is on creating positive change for animals

April 18, 2018

Coalition Of Campaigners Sues Trump Administration's Decision To Censor Animal Welfare Data

Organizations involved include PETA, PCRM, and the Freedom Project among others

April 17, 2018

New Virginia Law Will Significantly Reduce Animal Testing

A Virginia Governor signed the bill into law last week

April 16, 2018

PetSmart Managers Charged With Animal Cruelty After Investigation Reveals 'Systematic Abuse'

Authorities raided a store confiscating documents and sick animals

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 5, 2018

World-Leading Ivory Ban Confirmed In The UK

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

April 2, 2018

Controversy As Canada Invests $4.3 Million In Prisoner-Staffed Animal Agriculture

One animal advocacy group is appealing to inmates for their help

March 30, 2018

Gamekeeper Guilty Of Animal Welfare Offence - After Keeping Fox Captive In Shed

Campaigners have speculated the fox was to be used for hunting

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 15, 2018

Vegan Celebrity Alicia Silverstone Fights For San Francisco Fur Ban

The actor spoke out about the brutality of the fur trade

March 13, 2018

US Dairy Industry Slammed By Good Food Institute Over Plant Milk Labeling Demands

Dairy producers say they are worried about consumers being 'misled'

March 9, 2018

Authorities Urged To Investigate Slaughterhouse After Goat Is Shot Repeatedly In The Head

According to reports, the goat was left with a ruptured eye after the botched attempts at stunning

March 9, 2018

California Sets Sights On World's Strictest Animal Welfare Law

The proposed law has been described as 'history in the making'

March 1, 2018

UK Parliament Debates Live Export Of Animals Following Pressure From Campaigners

The trade is extremely unpopular with animal welfarists and the wider public

February 28, 2018

California Proposes Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics

The plans are supported by animal welfare campaigners

February 27, 2018

Big Beef Asks US Government To Stop Clean Meat Being Called 'Meat'

Lab-grown alternatives are set to hit shelves soon

February 27, 2018

CCTV In Slaughterhouses: Legislation Laid In Parliament Will Come Into Effect In May

Cameras will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new rules

February 26, 2018

Crime Stoppers Website Lists Woman Wanted For Animal Cruelty

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

February 13, 2018

2,100 Dutch Dairy Farmers Accused Of 'Calf Fraud'

Any farmers found guilty will have their CAP payments penalized - and may face criminal investigation

February 9, 2018

Farmers Fined Thousands For Leaving Dead Animals To Rot

A local councillor called the punishment 'an excellent result'

February 8, 2018

Government Plans To Ban Sales Of Puppies From Pet Shops

The Environment Secretary said he wants to see companion animals 'get the right start in life.

February 2, 2018

New York Proposes Banning Import And Sale Of New Animal Tested Cosmetics

Cruelty Free International has been supporting the campaign

February 2, 2018

Government 'Considering' Banning Live Export Trade

Animal campaigners attended the House of Commons to discuss the issue

February 2, 2018

UK Poised To Ban Ivory Trade Following Hong Kong Ban

Around 20,000 elephants are slaughtered every year for their tusks

January 30, 2018

Are Animals Sentient? The Government Wants Your View On New Law

The consultation deadline is fast approaching

January 25, 2018

Teenager Charged After Allegedly Assaulting A Woman And Killing A Dog

He will enter his plea at the end of the month

January 23, 2018

City Of San Francisco Considering Ban On Sale Of Fur

More than 50 million animals are killed for their fur every year

January 15, 2018

Norway's Fur Ban Will Save Almost 1,000,000 Animals A Year

The ban is the result of anti-fur campaigns in the country

January 9, 2018

'Historic Step' As New Jersey Bans Wild Animal Circus Acts

People are turning away from circuses that exploit and abuse animals

January 8, 2018

Michael Gove Wants To Ban The Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses In England

Draft proposals have been repeatedly blocked over the last few years

January 3, 2018

M25 Cat Killer Still At Large After 'Slaughtering Up To 400 Animals'

There is a reward available for information that could lead to the arrest of the killer

January 3, 2018

China's Ban On Its Ivory Trade Now In Effect

China is widely believed to be the world's largest consumer of ivory

December 27, 2017

It's Time For A UK Ban On Cruel And Indiscriminate Snares

These horrific devices cause untold suffering to numerous animals

December 27, 2017

Vegan Chef Arrested As Suspect In Murder Case

He has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder

December 24, 2017

Theresa May To U-Turn On Fox Hunting Free Vote In Favor Of 'Animal Rights'

It is believed May wants to win the support of younger voters

December 21, 2017

Wild Animals Use In Travelling Circuses Banned In Scotland

The decision has been praised - but many want the ban extended across the UK

December 20, 2017

BC Grizzly Hunting Ban Could Save Hundreds Of Bears Every Year

The ban has the support of many local people

December 18, 2017

Judge Quadruples Number Of Protesters Allowed Outside Canada Goose

Activists can use loud hailers between 2pm and 8pm

December 18, 2017

Labour MP Matt Rodda Backs Campaign Calling For More Vegan Meal Deals

The politician hopes vegans' dietary choices are 'respected by retailers'

December 17, 2017

Domestic Cat ‘Mutilation’ Finally Banned In Nova Scotia

Now campaigners want a ban enforced nationwide

December 14, 2017

UK Government Launches Public Consultation On Animal Sentience Bill

The consultation will give people an opportunity to share their thoughts on the draft bill

December 13, 2017

BREAKING: Danish Parliament Facing Calls To Offer Vegan Food In Every Public Canteen

Venues would include schools, prisons, old people's homes, and other public buildings

December 12, 2017

BREAKING: Government Drafts New UK Welfare Law After Animal Sentience Row

Campaigners have asked for further clarification on which animals will be covered by new legislation

December 11, 2017

Montreal To Repeal Controversial Pit Bull Ban

The city wants to be more inclusive of all people with companion animals

December 4, 2017

Leaked SeaWorld Emails Show Bosses Saying: 'Blackfish Made Us Look Like Idiots'

The park is currently facing a class action lawsuit

November 27, 2017

Major Polish Politician Admits He Is Against Fur Farming

The former PM said banning the practice was a matter of mercy for animals

November 24, 2017

Utah Pays Out $349,000 To Settle 'Ag-Gag' Lawsuit

Earlier this year, a judge called the law 'unconstitutional'

November 24, 2017

Animal Sentience Row: 'There Are Still A Lot Of Questions To Answer'

The Government has denied animal welfare laws will be weaker after Brexit

November 23, 2017

BREAKING: Government Promises Animals 'Will Be Recognized As Sentient' After Brexit

The Environment Secretary has shared an official statement

November 18, 2017

MPs Vote Against Transferring EU 'Animal Sentience' Clause Into UK Law

Welfarist organizations are concerned this could affect how animals are treated

November 17, 2017

Anger As Trump Lifts Ban On Importing Elephant Hunt 'Trophies' Into US

The Trump administration argued that hunting could help conservation efforts

November 13, 2017

CCTV To Be Introduced In All Slaughterhouses In England In 2018

A number of welfarists have welcomed the proposals - but vegan campaigners say they don't go far enough

November 1, 2017

BAN: India Puts An End To Wild Animal Circuses

Wild animals are now prohibited in circuses countrywide

October 23, 2017

Circus Elephants Are Now Banned In New York

This is a major milestone for animal lovers

October 16, 2017

California Bans Sales Of Puppy Mill Dogs In 'Pet' Stores

California becomes the first state in the U.S. to ban commercial breeding of animals for 'pet' stores

October 12, 2017

Advocates Team Up To Fight Iowa 'Unconstitutional' Ag-Gag Law

The coalition is taking on agricultural giants following victories in Utah and Idaho

September 15, 2017

Meet The Political Party That Wants To Make Slaughtering Animals Illegal

Groundbreaking events are occurring in Germany, where for the first time in world history, a vegan party will be taking part in a general election

September 12, 2017

PETA Reaches Settlement In Monkey Selfie Trial

But the photographer will pay some profit from the photo to charity