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National Trust bans trail hunting at Kingston Lacy

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National Trust bans trail hunting at Kingston Lacy

The National Trust has banned a hunt from its Kingston Lacy estate after reports that a fox was killed in January. The charity has said that trail hunt licences for the Portman Hunt have been withdrawn for the rest of the season, with a spokeperson for hunt saying it had not breached the terms of…

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Lush removes egg from entire product range

Global cosmetics retailer, Lush, has announced that it will no longer be using egg in any of its products. Lush previously used free-range eggs in some items, and during their search to switch suppliers, the company faced up to the truths of egg production and took the decision to remove it from some products. Acknowledging…

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16-year old environmentalist nominated for Nobel peace prize

Great Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize, in light of her inspiring actions in speaking out about climate change. Today marks the biggest day of strike action, encouraging children around the world to miss school for the day and protest against the lack of focus on the environmental crisis we are in,…

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UK Government urged to ban cages for farmed animals

A campaign spearheaded by vegan actor Peter Egan is urging the UK government to ditch cages for farmed animals because cages restrict animals from displaying their natural behaviour. Egan shared the campaign on Twitter urging his 56,000 followers to sign a petition to end the use of cages for farmed animals. The petition on the…

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Pope Francis responds to request to go vegan for Lent

With Lent underway, Pope Francis has responded to the plea from vegan activist Genesis Butler for him to go vegan during the 40 day period. The campaign for him to go vegan was for him to display leadership by sharing the benefits of the vegan lifestyle, and more importantly, raise awareness of the environmental benefits…

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A fifth of EU budget spent on livestock farming, new research reveals

A new evaluation of how public money is used via the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP), has found that 63 per cent of arable land within the EU is used to produce animal feed rather than food for human consumption. CAP sees farmers get subsidies, and this is dependent on the farm size, along with…

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Is It Time for Vegans to Make an Exhibition of Themselves?

By Stephen Balfour I’m currently working on a project to create a new local history museum in a small town in Scotland. While we will deliver a good quality museum telling lots of interesting stories, several objects are not exactly vegan friendly. The museum collection includes some wonderful objects including a fully restored life-size statue…

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Vegan activist James Aspey running for office in Australia

Australian animal rights activist, James Aspey is running for office in New South Wales in the forthcoming March election. He will standing as a candidate for the Animal Justice Party (AJP), which was officially recognised as a political party in 2011. Aspey is running at the AJP candidate for the Heathcote seat. Sharing the news…

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H.O.P.E The Project launch new Plant Power Stories featuring D Anthony Evans

Vegan advocacy film, H.O.P.E The Project, has launched a new series of short films, showcasing vegan stories. H.O.P.E What You Eat Matters is a documentary about how a typical western diet affects our health, exposing the truth behind the environmental problems associated with it. H.O.P.E The Project ties in with the film, with the initials…

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The Dogfather – Animal Hero of Bahrain

Jenny Green reports on the work of Tony Waters, the animal hero of Bahrain Tony Waters is a British expatriate who has been living in Bahrain for over thirty years. He originally arrived to set up a chain of hair dressing salons, however, his life has turned out very differently; his daughter began rescuing stray…

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Award-winning vegan documentary, 73 Cows to be shown at European Parliament

BAFTA award-winning documentary, 73 Cows, is going to be shown at the European Parliament next month to encourage change in the EU agricultural policy. In the documentary, farmer Jay Wilde discusses his moral struggle and sends the cows to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, as opposed to sending them to slaughter, as he previously would’ve…

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