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Hong Kong: An Illicit Wildlife Trade Hub ‘Fuelling Global Biodiversity Crisis’, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Hong Kong remains one of the largest hubs for the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, with wildlife seizures at record-breaking levels, a report has revealed. According to newly published data, pangolin trafficking is still prevalent at “devastatingly high” rates and researchers are warning of a worrying diversification in the number of endangered species being traded in […]

World First: Animal-Rights Campaigner & Lawyer Debuts Vegan Wig Created From Hemp Instead Of Horsehair

5 Mins Read In a world-first, U.K.-based vegan and animal-loving lawyer Samuel March decided to design his wig out of hemp rather than the traditional wig that uses horsehair. Designed and manufactured by Oxford-based Cultiva Kingdom, a hemp manufacturer that develops sustainable materials for the textile industry, the 100% hemp head covering ‘prototype’ is now proudly being worn […]

XCellR8: Vegan-Friendly Testing Lab Raises Over US$140,000 To Create Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

3 Mins Read XCellR8, a UK-based, vegan-friendly testing lab, was awarded £100K (over US$140,000) of funding to carry out a six-month proof-of-concept study to develop in vitro tests that are free from animal-derived ingredients, to create cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products. Situated in Sci-Tech Daresbury in Liverpool, XCellR8 received funding for its six-month study in the CRACK IT Challenges […]

Joaquin Phoenix: New Photobook Uncovers “Darkest, Most Unsettling’ Realities Of Slaughterhouses”

4 Mins Read Warning: The images and content in this article may be disturbing to some readers. A newly published photobook documenting humanity’s cruel relationship with animals has been described by award-winning actor and activist Joaquin Phoenix as a representation of some of the “darkest, most unsettling places in the world”. In addition to featuring a forward by […]