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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 The charity has said that trail hunt licences for the Portman Hunt have been withdrawn for the rest of the season, with a spokeperson for hunt saying it had not breached the terms of…

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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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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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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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New award-winning short film makes people consider their food choices

A new film has been created to make non-vegans, specifically meat eaters, consider their dietary choices. As vegans, killing an animal for food simply isn’t an option, no matter who kills it, no animal is worth dying for the sake of food. But, for the meat-eaters out there, could you kill an animal for your…

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Vegan activist arranges meeting with senior priest to help the Pope go vegan

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Vegan activist, Genesis Butler has made headlines recently for her participation in the Million Dollar Vegan campaign. The campaign has offered $1m to a charity chosen by Pope Francis, providing he goes vegan for Lent. The campaign includes a petition, signed by over 55,000 people, which Genesis has taken with her to the Vatican City.…

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Fashion retailer Boohoo ditch wool following vegan exposé

boohoo ditch wool

Updated 19th February 2019: Boohoo retracted their decision to stop using wool, following backlash. The company issued a statement, saying: “Boohoo continues to assess all options as part of its ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future.” 💕 We wanted to let you all know a little more about our ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.…

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Vets warn designers showing fur at London Fashion Week breach show’s animal welfare guidelines

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Leading veterinarians and #FurFreeBritain campaigners at Humane Society International (HSI) have highlighted that any designers showcasing pieces using fur at London Fashion Week (LFW) will be in breach of the show’s animal welfare guidelines. The British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion guidelines include the Five Freedoms – this includes freedom from hunger and thirst, discomfort and…

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Calls for Johannesburg Zoo to rehome lonely elephant to sanctuary

A number of celebrities, including vegan activist Evanna Lynch and animal rights activist Joanna Lumley, are calling upon Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa to rehome their 39-year-old female elephant, Lammie, who lives alone after the death of her lifelong companion in September. Campaigners are asking the zoo to have a heart this Valentine’s Day, by…

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Live counter showing number of animals killed for food set up in London

A digital counter has been set up in Brick Lane, London as part of the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, to highlight the amount of animals killed every day in the UK for human consumption. The Million Dollar Vegan campaign was launched by the founders of Veganuary, Matthew Glover and Jane Land, and is asking for…

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