Breaking! A Plan By Strauss Meats To Build A Massive Slaughterhouse That Would Kill 500+ Cows Per Day Has Been Rejected By The Common Council Of Franklin, Wisconsin

Earlier this week, the voices of animal advocates were heard and plans by Strauss Meats to build a massive new slaughterhouse in Franklin, Wisconsin, were rejected. This is the same company that reportedly fired 29 workers who complained about unsafe…

Breaking! Queen Elizabeth & The Duke Of Edinburgh Appoint Prince William As Patron Of Two Wildlife Conservation Organizations

Yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, became Patron of two wildlife conservation charities, handed to His Royal Highness by The Queen of England and The Duke of Edinburgh. As per an official statement released by the Palace, the new…

Breaking! Conservation Groups Take Legal Action To Speed Up Protection For Endangered Giraffes Under The Endangered Species Act

Yesterday, conservation and animal protection groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to consider Endangered Species Act protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population. The groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane…

Breaking! England Bans Plastic Straws And Other Plastic Items In An Effort To Protect Our Planet From Plastic Pollution

Last week, England’s ban on supplying plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds came into effect, marking yet another major step in the Government’s fight against single-use plastic waste to protect the environment and clean up our oceans. “Single-use plastics…

Breaking! Seismic Blasting Halted In Atlantic Ocean Giving Hope To Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Photo by: Canadian Wildlife Federation Yesterday, a status conference on seismic litigation revealed that the industry will not pursue efforts to employ seismic blasting to search the Atlantic Ocean for offshore petroleum deposits this year, and possibly for several years.…

Breaking! Western Joshua Trees Are Now Protected Under California’s Endangered Species Act For At Least One Year

Earlier this week, the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to accept a petition protecting western Joshua trees under the state’s Endangered Species Act, granting legal protection to the iconic trees for at least a year. Joshua trees are threatened…

Breaking! 351 Sea Turtles Found Dead Off The Coast Of Baja California Where 137 Sea Lions Perished Last Week

Photo by: Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental  Environmental groups recently announced that a total of 351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead so far this year in the same area of Baja California coastline where authorities also found 137…

Breaking! Conserv Congo Rescues Baby Chimp In The DRC Resulting In Two Wildlife Traffickers Behind Bars

Conserv Congo carried out a sting operation this week where they rescued a baby chimpanzee from two wildlife traffickers on the outskirts of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The operation was spearheaded by Conserv Congo and the…

Breaking! Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, And Many Other High Fashion Brands Have Banned Exotic Animal Skins In Their Designs

We are pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein have officially banned exotic animal skins. Their parent company, PVH Corp., made the decision following discussions with PETA. The animal welfare organization had voiced their concerns with both designers…

Breaking! 42 People & More Than 5,800 Cows Reportedly Perished During Live Transport In The East China Sea

Another tragic case in the transport of live animals overseas. A ship carrying 43 crew members and more than 5,800 cows reportedly capsized after sending a distress signal from an area affected by Typhoon Maysak in the East China Sea. Sadly, only…

Breaking! FOUR PAWS Rescues Animals From Horrific Marghazar Zoo In Pakistan After The Death Of Two Lions

Shocking footage of two lions fighting a fire in their small enclosure at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad has called global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS and local authorities to action. Inexperienced animal handlers had set a fire in an…

Breaking! Notorious Wildlife Poacher ‘Guyvanho’ Accused Of Killing 500 Elephants Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Notorious poacher and ivory trafficker, ‘Guyvanho,’ accused of killing up to 500 elephants, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the Republic of Congo. This marks the first-ever wildlife trafficker to be convicted in Criminal Court in Congo. Mobanza Mobembo Gérard, ‘Guyvanho,’ was…

Breaking! Beyond Meat Launches E-Commerce Site Offering Its Signature Plant-Based Products To Consumers Throughout The U.S.

In an effort to make plant-based meat accessible to more consumers, Beyond Meat is launching a new e-commerce site and a new way to shop for Beyond Meat products. As per a statement from the company, the convenient new site…

Breaking! Massive Oil Spill From Grounded Ship In Mauritius, An Island Nation In East Africa, Is Causing An Environmental Disaster

Photo from Greenpeace Africa An environmental catastrophe has been unfolding on the island of Mauritius, after a Japanese cargo ship, vessel MV Wakashio, struck a reef off the country’s coast. One thousand metric tons of oil has already leaked into the…

Breaking! New York State Senate Passes Bill Banning The Sale Of Dogs, Cats, & Rabbits In Retail Pet Stores; Bill Now Moves To The Assembly For Vote

The sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in retail pet stores is one step closer to being banned in New York State. On Tuesday, the New York State Senate passed Bill SB4234, which prohibits the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits by…

Breaking! Oprah & Jay Z Among New Investors In Oatly’s $200 Million Funding Round Further Boosting The Plant-Based Movement

Oatly, the Swedish sustainable food company, announced yesterday that it has just successfully completed a $ 200 million round of equity funding led by the investment giant Blackstone Growth. Additional investors in this round include: Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Natalie Portman,…

Breaking! India’s Nagaland State Is Ending Its Barbaric Dog Meat Trade Saving The Lives Of 30,000 Dogs Per Year

Photo by HSI The Government of the state of Nagaland in India has just announced a statewide ban on the brutal dog meat trade. The decision was announced today by the cabinet and will end the import, trade, and sale of live dogs and dog…

Breaking! More Than 300 Elephants Have Mysteriously Died In Botswana With No Evidence Of Poaching

The mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswanan have concerned people around the world looking for answers. “A catastrophic die-off of elephants is happing in northern Botswana, and no one knows why,” said Niall McCann, Director of Conservation for National…

Breaking! Animals Asia Rescues A Bear Named Cotton Blossom That Was Held Captive In A Barren Cage For Over 14 Years In Vietnam

Photos by: Animals Asia For over 14 years, a bear that Animals Asia has named Cotton Blossom has been held captive in a barren cage, robbed of her freedom and dignity in the Gia Lai province in Vietnam. The poor bear…

Breaking! Billie Eilish & Mother Maggie Baird Appear On Vegan Cooking Show ‘New Day New Chef’ Highlighting Plant-Based Restaurants Feeding People In Need

The new vegan cooking show ‘New Day New Chef’ returns to Amazon Prime for a special series showcasing Support and Feed, the nonprofit organization formed by Maggie Baird, mother of award-winning musical artist Billie Eilish. The organization is working to help those in need…

Breaking! The European Parliament Establishes New Committee To Review Controversial Live Export Of Animals By Air, Road, Rail & Sea

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) announced today that they will set up an inquiry committee to look into alleged breaches in the application of European Union (EU) animal welfare rules during transport within and outside of the EU. As…

Breaking! The Colombian Senate Votes To Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics; Bill Now Moves To President’s Desk For Signature

Last week, the Colombian Senate voted to ban cosmetics testing on animals. The new bill, which will come into effect in 2024, prohibits the use of animals for the purpose of testing cosmetic products and their ingredients imported or manufactured in Colombia. The…

Breaking! China Upgrades Native Pangolin Protection Status; They Will No Longer Be Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

China has upgraded the national protection status of its native pangolin species, in particular the Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla, to Class I, the highest form of protection under national legislation. The announcement was made last week by the National Forestry and Grasslands…

Breaking! Help Save The Life Of A Rare Gray Wolf Being Targeted By The Livestock Industry In Utah To Be Trapped & Killed

According to Utah state authorities, for the first time in nearly five years, a gray wolf is thought to be present in the state. Shockingly, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is reportedly setting traps to kill the wolf…

Breaking! New Online Vegan Grocery Store ‘GTFO It’s Vegan’ Launches With Mouthwatering Food Items Shipping Throughout The U.S.

During these unprecedented times, many people have turned to online shopping, yet often discover that their favorite products are not available, or have shipping times extended out weeks or even months. Enter GTFO It’s Vegan, a new online retailer that currently ships anywhere…

Breaking! Critical Action Plan Released Today By Top Conservation Groups To Help Prevent Future Pandemics By Ending Live Wildlife Imports Into The U.S.

Top conservation groups released an action plan for the United States today to dramatically crack down on the illegal wildlife trade, which is the most probable cause of the global coronavirus pandemic. Among other proposals, the action plan recommends that the United…

Breaking! Humane Society International Saves 70 Dogs From South Korean Dog Meat Farm & Helps Farmer Transition To Growing Vegetables Instead

Photos By: Humane Society International More than 70 dogs found languishing on a South Korean dog meat farm by  Humane Society International (HSI) have been given a second chance by the farmer’s decision to quit the dog meat industry once and…

Breaking! Trump Administration Moves Forward With Massive Oil & Gas Project In Alaska Threatening The Survival Of Many Endangered Species

Despite the pandemic, the Trump administration is moving ahead with public hearings on the Willow project – a massive oil and gas development being pushed by ConocoPhillips – in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. This project poses a significant…

Breaking! New York City Launches COVID-19 Pet Hotline To Provide Support For Animals Of Residents Affected By The Coronavirus

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare today announced the launch of the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The Pet Hotline will serve as an information, planning, referral, and service coordination hub for New…

Breaking! In The Deadliest Attack In Recent History, 12 Rangers Among 18 Killed In Ambush In Democratic Republic Of The Congo’s Virunga National Park

It is with great sadness that Virunga National Park confirms today, April 24th, that there has been a deadly attack by armed groups near Rumangabo village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has resulted in substantial loss of…

Breaking! Animal Welfare Coalition Calls On World Health Organization To Focus On Testing On Humans Not Animals For COVID-19 Remedies

In a joint statement released today by Cruelty Free International, Cruelty Free Europe, Eurogroup for Animals, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA), the animal protection organizations stress that it is essential that authorities, under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO), work…