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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 […]

Nearly 90% Of Vegans Changed Their Diet For Animal Welfare, Global Survey Finds

4 Mins Read A new global survey involving more than 8,500 participants across over 100 countries reveals that animal welfare is the top reason motivating people to go vegan. While nearly 90% of respondents cited animal welfare, more people are now also going vegan due to sustainability reasons, as consumers begin to couple their diet to their environmental […]

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 […]