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Octopus Farms Raise Massive Ethical And Evironmental Concerns

5 Mins Read By Alexandra Schnell, University of Cambridge, Heather Browning, London School of Economics and Political Science, Jonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political Science When you imagine an octopus’s world, you might well see a curious creature in a complex undersea environment.  Yet the reality of life for some octopuses is existence within a barren tank, inescapably surrounded by humans and other […]

Court Denies Habeas Corpus Plea for Bronx Zoo’s Happy The Elephant

4 Mins Read Happy, an elephant housed at the Bronx Zoo in New York since 1977, has been deemed intelligent and worthy of compassionate care, but not entitled to freedom. The decision came from New York’s top court after the Nonhuman Rights Project launched a case for her release. The decision cannot be appealed and represents the latest […]

McDonald’s Shareholder Loses Animal Welfare-Motivated Proxy Fight 

3 Mins Read Carl Icahn has lost a proxy fight with McDonald’s. The billionaire owns 200 shares in McDonald’s, equating to a too-small share to influence other votes. Icahn’s fight was centred around the chain’s suppliers’ treatment of pregnant pigs but his concerns were not shared by enough fellow shareholders. During the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting, initial vote […]

Groundbreaking UN Resolution Connects Animal Welfare And Environmental Sustainability For The First Time

4 Mins Read The United Nations Environment Assembly has adopted a resolution linking animal welfare to sustainability for the first time. The Animal Welfare – Environment – Sustainable Development Nexus resolution was accepted earlier this month after being sponsored by seven member states. The move is seen as historic and, potentially, a catalyst for widespread governmental action to […]

Jane Goodall Supports Call For Global Charities To Stop Harmful Animal Gifting Initiatives

3 Mins Read Alongside prominent scientists, celebrities, and religious leaders, Dr. Jane Goodall is calling for an end to animal gifting. A well-meaning practice used by numerous charities, the primatologist says it’s unsustainable. Recipients are often plunged into debt trying to feed an extra mouth. Animal suffering has also been identified as a consequence. Animal gifting sees live […]

Spain Grants Animals the Same Rights as Humans In Update to Civil Code

3 Mins Read Spain has passed new legislation that increases animals’ rights. Domestic pets and wild animals will no longer be treated as objects in the eyes of the law. The news was celebrated by animal rights groups who had campaigned for the change.  Proposals were lodged in 2017 to increase animals’ rights in Spain. Last month saw […]

Vegan Fried Chick*n Maker VFC Makes US Debut At Foodservice Outlets

3 Mins Read UK-based alt-protein brand VFC Foods hit a major milestone this week when it announced it had launched across the US via the foodservice industry. The company’s vegan fried chick*n product will be available at participating restaurants. VFC (short for Vegan Fried Chick*n) was co-founded by UK businessman Matthew Glover, who along with his wife is […]

Beyond Investing: Vegan Investment Platform Expands Range Of Animal-Free Indices & Funds

4 Mins Read After debuting the world’s first cruelty-free and climate-forward exchange-traded fund (ETF), the U.S. Vegan Climate ETF, vegan investment platform Beyond Investing has just expanded its existing range of animal-friendly investment products to offer a Europe Vegan Climate Index, Vegan World Index Certificate and U.S., U.K. and global vegan venture capital funds. Jersey-based Beyond Investing has […]

Save Ralph: Humane Society International Release Film To End Cosmetic Testing On Animals Voiced by Taika Waititi

5 Mins Read As part of their support for a global campaign to ban cosmetic testing on animals, Hollywood filmmakers and movie stars including Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, Pom Klementieff, Tricia Helfer and others joined Humane Society International(HSI) to create a short stop-motion animated film, Save Ralph which draws attention to the cruelty and […]

Center for Contemporary Sciences Partners With GlassWall Syndicate To Fund Alternatives To Animal Testing

3 Mins Read Non-profit organization Center for Contemporary Sciences(CCS) recently announced its partnership with GlassWall Syndicate to provide financial assistance to those companies that are developing technologies or products that refrain from animal-testing and instead choose alternative sustainable testing methods. Launched in 2020, CCS works on innovative and evidence-based research methods with its foundation in human biology and strives to […]

85% Of Global Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Plant-Forward Diet Permanent

4 Mins Read More than 8 in 10 people who joined the Veganuary pledge for the first month of 2021 plan on making their newfound plant-forward diets a long-term habit. The findings, revealed in the annual survey released last month, also showed record-breaking levels of participation this year, spanning 582,000 people across 209 countries and regions globally, with […]