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Snapchat Animal Abuse Reports Up 440 Per Cent Since 2015

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Snapchat Animal Abuse Reports Up 440 Per Cent Since 2015

The RSPCA has said that Snapchat is being reported more regularly as a source of animal abuse. In 2015 the RSPCA received 27 reports of animal cruelty on Snapchat and this has now increased to 119 cases this year to date. The RSPCA are now calling for animal welfare included as part of the National…

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How Much Can You Bear? New Campaign Exposes Vietnam’s Bear Bile Farms

Bear bile has been used in traditional Asian medicine for thousands of years. It is believed to treat conditions including liver disease, diabetes, and heart disease and is even used as a hangover cure. In the past bear bile would be obtained by hunting wild bears and killing them to remove their gallbladder. However, in…

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Exclusive Taste Test: What Does The McVegan Taste Like?

Written exclusively for Vegan Life by Brent Morrissey. The McVegan is a superhot topic right now. Articles along with debates about the McVegan are popping up everywhere and not exclusively on all vegan websites but it also being covered by major news outlets like the BBC to NME and even Men´s Fitness magazine. So how…

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Piers Morgan Confronts Vegan Campaigner

Piers Morgan has called out a vegan campaigner, who appeared on Good Morning Britain, for wearing leather. George Monbiot appeared on Good Morning Britain to campaign against the treatment of animals in the food industry. Monbiot said: “There’s two issues, the treatment of issues in factory farms is barbaric. We call ourselves animal lovers, but…

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Vegan To Take Bank Of England To Court Over Polymer Notes

Doug Maw says that he is going to take his battle against the use of animal products in Bank of England polymer notes to the courts. Maw started a petition to ‘get animals out of our money’ through Change.org which received over 140,000 signatures and generated support for the removal of tallow from British currency.…

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Sydney Conference To Inspire Vegan Women In Leadership

The Plant-Powered Women Leadership Conference (PPWLC) will launch in Sydney next year in the first of many global events encouraging vegan women to take on leadership roles. On the 17th March 2018, the one day event will see names such as Katrina Fox (journalist and media coach), Eve Nguyen (neuropath and author) and Robyn Chuter…

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Water Vole Reintroduction At Malham Tarn

Katie Chabriere talks to Roisin Black, Yorkshire Dales ranger at Malham Tarn Field Centre, about the water vole reintroduction project taking place there. KC: Why have water voles declined so much, and why use Malham Tarn as a reintroduction site? RB: One of the main problems is that 90% of our waterways, the voles’ habitat, have disappeared or…

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Australian ‘Ethical’ Restaurant… With Taxidermy Cow?

The owners of an Adelaide pizza restaurant are facing serious backlash after hanging a stuffed, dead cow from their ceiling of their restaurant. Etica say that their aim is to create thoughtful conversation but many are responding with disgust on social media.   On their Facebook, Etica said: “What does ‘ethical’ mean? It is a…

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Heartbreaking Fur Film Caught By Hidden Cameras

Brian Blessed and Joanna Lumley are supporting a campaign by Animal Defenders International to end the fur trade, which is responsible for the death of more than 110 million animals a year.   A new film called A Lifetime has been launched today by Animal Defenders International about the short lives of three arctic foxes,…

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Marmite — Love It Or Hate It, You Were Born That Way

A breakthrough clinical trial shows that whether you love or hate Marmite is down to your DNA. According to scientists at DNAFit, there are 15 genetic markers which are linked to your marmite taste preference. The Marmite Gene Project recruited over 250 healthy adults, male and female, from across the UK. The participants had to…

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Farmer Calls Veganism A Cult

A farmer has called veganism a ‘cult’ and labelled it as ‘controlled malnutrition’ at a farming event. Patrick Kent, President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association spoke at a panel during the event, according to Agriland. Kent was asked whether he thinks that veganism poses a threat to the future of farming. He…

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Public At Risk From Contaminated Meat Says Whistleblower

ITV News have reported that there is a public health risk from contaminated meat after a joint investigation with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The investigation found that more than a quarter of abattoirs, 29 per cent, failed to meet key hygiene standards including inadequate disinfection, equipment not being cleaned properly and contaminated carcasses. These…

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