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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 […]

Ricky Gervais, Brian May & Other Leading Voices Pen Letter To U.K. Government To Demand Fur Sales Ban

4 Mins Read Several celebrities including Brian May and Ricky Gervais came together to call on U.K.’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to ban the use and sale of fur through a letter that demands that the government ‘fully support those charities calling for a #FurFreeBritain’. Joining forces with animal protection organisation Humane Society International UK that is leading […]

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 […]

Cory Booker: Vegan Senator Joins Committee For Agriculture & Nutrition

3 Mins Read With a past history in supporting small-scale farmers as well as taking steps to ban factory farming, Vegan Democrat Cory Booker has become the newest member to join the Senate Committee For Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, in an effort to restore balance in the broken food chain. Becoming the first vegan senator to join the […]

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 […]

Asian Conservation Groups Join Global Coalition To Protect All Aquatic Animals

2 Mins Read Several major conservation groups in Asia have joined the Coalition for Aquatic Conservation (CAC), a global movement led by the Aquatic Life Institute dedicated to protecting and improving the welfare of all aquatic animals. With most of the world’s aquaculture production and fishing fleets situated in Asia, the participation from the region’s conservation groups is […]

Near Threatened Horseshoe Crab Blood Remains Standard For Big Pharma Drug Testing

2 Mins Read The icy-blue coloured blood taken from horseshoe crabs is to remain the standard in drug safety testing as the pharmaceutical industry rejects a synthetic substitute that conservationists have pushed. This news has given rise to concerns about the dwindling status of horseshoe crabs and the impact it will have on coastal ecosystems.   The man-made version […]

Wildlife Conservation Crumbling As Ecotourism Drops Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

3 Mins Read Conservation work to protect some of the world’s vulnerable wildlife species and ecosystems are now facing an emergency situation as ecotourism comes to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many wildlife organisations rely on funding from visitors for critical projects to safeguard endangered species and habitats, and are now on the brink of shuttering […]

OPINION: Netflix’s Tiger King Epitomises Our Blatant Disrespect For Animals

3 Mins Read In the thick of a global pandemic, millions have been finding distraction in the new Netflix series Tiger King. The documentary series follows the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic and the trade that saw endangered species as money-making opportunities. The shocking scenes hooked viewers and quickly sent the show into viral territory, ranking as the […]

Elephant Exploitation To End In Thai Tourist Camp Due To Coronavirus

3 Mins Read While the majority of the headlines about the coronavirus has been bleak, there have been a couple positive stories to emerge from the pandemic as well. The latest sign of hope comes from Chiang Mai in Thailand, where Maesa Elephant Camp has been forced to allow exploited elephants to roam freely on their grounds due […]

8 Petitions You Should Sign To Help Save Animals In Asia

5 Mins Read It can sometimes seem like we’re individually up against the world when it comes to fighting inhumane practices and animal cruelty. But the good news is that even though it may seem like a small action to take, petitions can and do help lend our voices to animals and stand up for what is right. […]

Harvard Law School Wants To Train Lawyers To Fight For Animal Rights

2 Mins Read Harvard Law School, one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, has just launched a new program to teach law students how they can fight for animal rights. The new Animal Law & Policy Clinic provides hands-on experience for students on legislation, litigation, policy-making and administrative practice to help future lawyers protect the rights of […]

INTERVIEW: Exotic Vet Dr Tiger “We Need More Ethics In This World”

8 Mins Read We recently had the great opportunity to sit down with Dr Katriona Bradley, better known as Dr Tiger, a veterinarian who co-founded the Tai Wai Small Animal & Exotic Hospital in 1997, which has since expanded in 2016 to an additional location, Island Exotics, in Sai Ying Pun. In this interview, we had a fascinating […]

Green Queen Talks To Animals Asia Founder Jill Robinson & Ambassador Lesley Nicol (aka Downton’s Mrs Patmore) About Animal Welfare, The Dairy Industry, The Dog Meat Trade & Going Vegan

14 Mins Read Author’s Note: I recently had the honor of interviewing not one, but two incredible humans: Animals Asia Founder & MBE Jill Robinson (JR below) and Animals Asia UK-US Ambassador Lesley Nicol (LN below). It is one of the (if not THE) most heartfelt and poignant interviews I have conducted. It is impossible to leave these […]