June 17, 2019

Australian Politicians Slammed For Approving Coal Mine Near Great Barrier Reef

The controversial plans have been described as 'bordering on the definition of insanity' by the Australian Conservation Foundation

May 10, 2019

Politicians Urged To Highlight Vegan Diets As They Tackle Climate Crisis

The Vegan Society has sent formal letters to the major UK political parties, explaining the positive impacts a plant-based diet can have on both the planet and human health

April 16, 2019

Vegan Politician Wins Seat In Australia’s NSW Parliament - Beating Pro-Farming Opponent

Emma Hurst has promised she won’t be 'some politician full of empty promises', saying she plans to do 'whatever it takes' to make changes for animals

February 28, 2019

US Politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Urged To Promote Vegan Climate-Friendly Food

Animal rights charity PETA has contacted the U.S. Representative to highlight the environmental impact of animal agriculture - and ask er to 'promote equity, environmental justice, health, and kindness by recognizing the need for vegan food policies'

February 21, 2019

BAFTA-Winning Vegan Film 73 Cows To Be Screened At European Parliament

The short documentary will be shown to policymakers in a bid to try and inspire change in agricultural policies. It will be followed by a Q&A

February 14, 2019

'It's A Misconception That All Vegans Are Leftists' Says Vegan Activist Tal Gilboa

The prominent advocate said veganism is not associated with any particular political party, as 'animal rights know no political party boundaries'

February 3, 2019

Vegan Senator Cory Booker To Run For President in 2020

The first African-American US Senator, and former mayor of Newark, has openly critiqued the unsustainability of animal agriculture, labeling it a 'tragic reality'

January 16, 2019

UK Local Council Launches Vegan Staff Network

Suffolk County Council has become the first in the country to provide one for its vegan employees, offering them the chance to contribute to corporate agendas and decisions where relevant

December 8, 2018

Parliament Must Actively Address Veganism - Veganuary Is A Perfect Opportunity

Politicians often shy away from talking about what people put on their plates, saying they don't want a 'nanny state'. But we need our representatives to take problems with our food systems more seriously

November 13, 2018

Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy Wins Parliamentarian Of The Month Award

The honor recognizes her 'tireless efforts to help end animal testing'

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 11, 2018

UK Government Climate Scientists Say Eat Less Beef To Save The Planet

We will miss our 2050 targets to cut climate emissions unless we change our diets

November 9, 2018

Vegan Bodybuilder Set To Become Parliament Heavyweight

She wants to change Australia's political climate and 'fix the country's history of animal cruelty'

November 7, 2018

California Passes 'Strongest Animal Welfare Measure In History'

According to campaigners, new legislation - Prop 12 - will benefit millions of animals

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 30, 2018

Vegan Activists Call For CCTV In Sheep Shearing Sheds After Horrific Exposé

Undercover footage revealed animals being punched, kicked, and jabbed with clippers

October 26, 2018

UK Government Announces Plans To Ban Single-Use Plastics

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation

October 24, 2018

EU Parliament Votes To Ban Single-Use Plastic By 2021 In Bid To Save Oceans

One MEP warned there will be 'more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050'

October 15, 2018

With Just 12 Years Till Climate Breakdown: Will We Ever Have A Vegan Prime Minister?

Politicians usually claim diet is a 'personal choice' - but how much longer can they say it?

September 20, 2018

UK's Liberal Democrat Party To 'Fight Unnecessarily Cruel Treatment Of Animals'

The party has urged the Government to reduce animal suffering

September 19, 2018

Vegan Actor Peter Egan Demands Foie Gras Ban From Prime Minister

The dedicated animal advocate delivered 10,000 signatures to 10 Downing Street

September 18, 2018

Los Angeles City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Fur

If enacted, the city would become the world's biggest to uphold such rules

September 14, 2018

House Passes Bill Banning Eating Dogs And Cats In US

While the practice is rare, it is legal in 44 states

August 16, 2018

Plant-Based Doctors Tell The Government To 'Ditch Dairy' With Sign Outside White House

The move was a response to politicians' plans to spend $50 bailing out dairy farmers

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 10, 2018

Plant-Based Docs Allege Corruption After Trump Administration Opposes Breastfeeding Resolution

The physicians want an investigation believing the dairy industry may have had too much influence

August 8, 2018

UK Government Launches New Code To Improve Chicken Welfare

The code has been updated as part of a raft of animal welfare reforms

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'

August 2, 2018

Vegans Urged To Request Plant-Based School Meals In Government Consultation

Scottish schoolchildren are not eating enough fruit and vegetables on average

July 26, 2018

Pork Farmers 'Scale Back' As US Meat Surplus Hits 2.5 Billion Pounds

Exports have slowed as a result of new tariffs

July 17, 2018

Commonwealth Countries Join Forces To Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The issue is being taken increasingly seriously by politicians

July 11, 2018

UK Government Announces Funding To Fight Plastic Pollution

Politicians have created a number of schemes to reduce plastic waste

July 5, 2018

UK Ivory Ban May Be Extended To Protect Hippos, Walruses And Narwhals

Labour and Tory MPs feared an elephant ivory-only ban could put other animals at a greater risk from poaching

July 3, 2018

Environment Secretary Michael Gove Announces New £4.5 Million Fund To Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Government wants to tackle the criminals trafficking endangered species

June 26, 2018

Boris Johnson Announces Strategy To Protect World's Oceans

The Government wants to support the 'long-term health of the marine environment'

June 15, 2018

Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy Calls For UK Ban On Fur Sales

The politician says fur production cannot be cruelty-free

June 4, 2018

Labour Party Pledges To Ban Fur Imports Into UK

The announcement follows 500,000 people signing petitions in support of a ban

May 25, 2018

Vegan Musician Moby Quits Touring To 'Work On Politics And Activism'

He has sold more than 20 million records worldwide

May 2, 2018

150 Republicans Recommend Dr. Neal Barnard's Proposals For 'Food Assistance' Reform

A budget resolution introduced by the House Republican Study Committee includes Physicians Committee Proposal for SNAP

April 26, 2018

UK Government Considers Ban On Boiling Lobsters Alive

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is reportedly under pressure from campaigners

April 25, 2018

UK Government Set To Ban Live Export Of Animals For Slaughter After Brexit

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said 'animals deserve respect and care'

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

March 30, 2018

UK Parliament To Debate Ban On Selling Fur This Summer

Fur farming is banned in the UK - but fur products can still be legally imported from other countries

March 21, 2018

San Francisco Becomes First Major City To Ban Sale Of Fur

City Board Members say the ordinance will 'usher in new political movement for animals'

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 12, 2018

Ricky Gervais, Judi Dench, Andy Murray, And Joanna Lumley Urge British Government To Ban Fur

Many Brits want to see imports of the fabric banned after Brexit

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 2, 2018

UK Government Plans To 'Improve Welfare For Pigs And Poultry' By Updating Codes

But activists wants to make sure new codes are properly enforced

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 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 22, 2018

UK Labour Party Wants To Change Law That Permits 'Severe Suffering' For Animals In Experiments

The group wants to see more transparency and alternative methods used

February 20, 2018

UK Government Plans To Pay Farmers More For Looking After Animals Well

The plans are part of a strategy for a 'green Brexit'

February 19, 2018

UK Government Considers Banning Foie Gras In Animal Welfare Drive

The move would be a response to Labour's recent plans

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 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.

January 30, 2018

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

The consultation deadline is fast approaching

January 19, 2018

Ministers Blasted For Supporting 'Absurd' Squirrel Cull

Campaigners don't think culling is ever humane

January 10, 2018

War On Plastic: Government To Bring In 5p 'Cash For Return' Scheme On Bottles

Politician will also extend the 5p plastic bag charge to all shops

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

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 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 19, 2017

Public Reacts 'Positively' To Canada's Upcoming Vegan-Focused Food Guide

The long-awaited guidance advises Canadians to 'choose mostly plant-based foods'

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 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 7, 2017

Moby Tags Leonardo DiCaprio In 'Go Vegan For The Environment' Post

He said humans have created an 'apocalypse'

December 4, 2017

Scottish National Party Vows To Crack Down On Fox Hunting

Animal campaigners have welcomed the move

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

Environment Secretary Michael Gove Says He's 'Predominantly Herbivorous' - Why Not Go Vegan?

The Minister should take the most siginificant step towards sustainable living

November 23, 2017

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

The Environment Secretary has shared an official statement

November 22, 2017

'Blue Planet' Inspires Budget 2017: 'We Have To Ensure Our Planet Has A Future'

The Chancellor wants to tackle some environmental issues

November 21, 2017

MPs Voted That 'Animals Have No Sentience' - Why? And What Does This Mean?

Do politicians believe that animals have no feelings or emotions?

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 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

October 27, 2017

Lancashire Council First To Ban Schools From Serving Halal Meat

The Council Leader said he proposed the ban on 'animal welfare grounds'

October 26, 2017

Two Vegan Politicians Enter 2018 Congress Race

The politicos want to make their progressive voices heard

October 3, 2017

Swiss MP Says 'Nazis Treated Jews Better Than People Treat Pigs'; Resigns

The politician resigned shortly after making the controversial remark

September 22, 2017

Conservatives Are Less Likely To Stay Vegan, New Study Says

The study found that social justice plays a deciding factor in sticking to the vegan lifestyle

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 5, 2017

Animal Welfare Party Gains First UK Representative In Local Government

The AWP wants animal welfare to become part of the legislative decion-making process

September 4, 2017

Is Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn REALLY Turning Vegan?

Rumors the politician may be going plant-based are currently breaking the internet

September 4, 2017

Lebanon Implements Country's First Animal Welfare Law

The law will protect domestic pets and wild animals from abuse

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 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

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 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 12, 2017

Vegan Grime Artist JME Hits Back At Critics Who 'Accuse' Him Of Engaging Young Voters

Many believe the youth vote hugely influenced the election result