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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 […]

Mulberry Pledges To End Use Of Exotic Animal Materials

3 Mins Read British luxury fashion brand Mulberry has announced that they will stop using any exotic animal materials going forward. While consumer interest in animal-free lines have been steadily rising in recent years, the latest move comes amidst the pandemic, which has spotlighted the dangers of the wild and exotic animal trade in particular.  As more consumers […]

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 […]

“Let Us Live In Peace & Harmony Together:” Jane Goodall Urges Us To Rethink How We Treat Animals

3 Mins Read 85-year-old renowned anthropologist, animal activist and primatologist Jane Goodall recently posted a video message about the coronavirus pandemic, urging the world to reflect on their relationship with nature and wild animals. She voiced her heartfelt sadness about the ongoing tragedies due to the pandemic, whilst saying that we must show love and compassion to each […]