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  • 01
  • Apr

10 Hard-to-Swallow Facts That You’ll Wish Were April Fool’s Jokes

It may be 1 April, but we’re not pulling your leg. Meat and other animal products contain some extremely disturbing ingredients. Cruelty, for a start – but also some other stuff that’s just, well, gross.

Unfortunately, the following 10 facts about what’s really in meat and dairy products are 100 percent true – we’d just advise you not to read them while you’re tucking into a hamburger or any other food that contains dead animals.

  1. Arsenic
    Poison
    Farms feed chickens and pigs arsenic to help ward off infections in their filthy living conditions
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  • 13
  • Dec

Ministry of Justice Opposes Pig ‘Prison’

Backing up the calls of local people, animal-welfare groups and 30,000 PETA supporters, the Ministry of Justice has publicly spoken out against plans to build a monstrous mega-farm in Foston, Derbyshire.

The proposed pig factory farm is on a green-field site adjacent to a women’s prison, meaning that in addition to inflicting uninterrupted misery on the farm’s animal inmates, it could adversely affect the vulnerable women housed at HMP Foston.

Pig Prison

Factory farming is detrimental to the environment, causing unpleasant odours, noise, increased traffic and greenhouse-gas emissions . It’s been linked to human … Read more.


  • 05
  • Nov

Large-Scale Cruelty Given the Go-Ahead in Powys

We have some sad news to report: plans to build a massive dairy farm in Wales that would inflict misery on 1,000 cows at a time have just been approved by a government minister.

Say no to massive super-dairy in WalesBack in 2010, farmer Fraser Jones submitted an application to dramatically expand his dairy farm in the village of Welshpool, Powys. The application was vehemently opposed by local residents, groups such as the National Trust for Wales and thousands of PETA supporters, including actor Owain Yeoman. It was rejected by Powys County Council, and after … Read more.


  • 01
  • Nov

11 Ways to Celebrate World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day, everyone! This year, hundreds of people curious about a more compassionate diet have signed our World Vegan Month Pledge and are about to embark on their first 30 days of plant-based eating. It’s an exciting moment because with every single meat-free meal – every single mouthful, even – they’ll be helping animals.

It’s not too late to join them – take the pledge here. Then, whether you’re a veteran vegan or an eager newbie, check out some ways to celebrate today:

  1. Join the World Vegan Month event
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  • 07
  • Sep

‘Humane’ Meat: Don’t Believe the Hype

“Free-range”. “Grass-fed”. “Humane-certified”. “High-welfare”. “Organic”. We’ve all seen these misleading markers slapped onto the carcasses of dead animals and may even have wanted to believe them – but they all conceal the same exploitation and bloodshed.

These labels appeal to people with uneasy consciences who are looking for excuses not to change their habits. But put simply, treating animals ethically means not ending their lives just to satisfy your preference for a certain flavour of protein. Virtually every animal raised for meat ends his or her life in a terrifying abattoir filled … Read more.


  • 21
  • Aug

The Secret Cost of Eggs

stock eggs Many compassionate people refuse to eat meat because they know that killing an animal for his or her flesh is wrong. They might not realise, however, that eggs, although unfertilised, still come at a terrible price.

The UK has a laying flock of 34.8 million chickens, each one of whom lays roughly 314 eggs per year. This flock includes both “barn” and “free-range” birds. Don’t be fooled by the labels, though, as these animals are still typically kept in squalid, crowded conditions; are often debeaked, a painful mutilation in which the … Read more.


  • 23
  • Jul

10 Things You Never Knew About Pigs (With Photos)

If you’ve ever seen Babe, it should come as no surprise to learn that pigs are interesting, intelligent and sensitive. They’re also some of the most intensively farmed animals in the world.

 Right now, an intensive pig “prison” that would keep 25,000 animals at a time under lock and key is being considered in Foston, Derbyshire. Please check out these 10 facts to learn why pigs deserve better than being turned into bacon:

1.Pigs are one of the smartest animals (ahead of dogs and toddlers!).

Meneer Zjeroen / cc by Read more.


  • 12
  • Jul

Intensive Broiler Chicken Farm Scrapped – Thanks to You!

Saved ChickensIn the small, picturesque village of Upton Snodsbury in Worcestershire, an atrocity has just been averted. There were plans to lock up 80,000 animals in windowless, claustrophobic sheds; mutilate them with red-hot blades; dose them with drugs; force them to grow so fast that they would risk organ failure and kill them before they reached adulthood.

All this and worse would have been the miserable fate inflicted on tens of thousands of chickens on a proposed broiler factory farm in Upton Snodsbury. But now, after actions from thousands of compassionate people, that Read more.


  • 15
  • Apr

Eat da Veggies Like da Vinci!

Leonardo da Vinci

Happy Birthday, Leonardo!

Leonardo da Vinci was not only a great artist but also a compassionate person who led a cruelty-free lifestyle. He was such an ardent defender of animals that he sometimes bought caged birds from poultry vendors and set them free. He frequently wrote about cruelty to animals in his Notebooks, writing of the meat and dairy industries, “Endless multitudes will have their little [babies] taken from them, ripped open and flayed and most cruelly cut in pieces” and “Of the beasts from whom cheese is made … the … Read more.


  • 10
  • Mar

Mother’s Day Down on the Farm

Mums are awesome. But while you’re showing yours how much you love her on Mother’s Day – or, if you’re a mother yourself, enjoying some well-earned appreciation – it’s worth remembering that animals are often parents, too. Just like us, other animals have strong maternal instincts, feel instant love for their children and want to watch them grow up. But in the farming industry, they rarely get the chance: their babies are snatched away from them, never to be seen again.

Here’s a little more info about what it’s like to be … Read more.