Hong Kong approves ban on local ivory trading

HONG KONG — Hong Kong lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a government proposal banning local ivory trading in the Chinese territory by 2021. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of amending the existing law to outlaw sales of ivory in Hong Kong, which researchers say is the world’s biggest retail ivory market.The proposal also... Continue Reading →

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The Animal Balaclava Mask

"ANTIFA 365 supporters/protestors wear the ghost face from SCREAM, a series about a killer who hid his identity while committing serial murders, or the Guy Fawkes mask – a stylized depiction of Guy Fawkes who plotted to blow up the House of Lords in Britain. Both masks are donned for the purposes of hiding the... Continue Reading →

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution to Ban the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

BREAKING: House Foreign Affairs Committee Has Passed H.Res.401, Calling For All Nations to Ban the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Dear Sharon Lee, Great news out of Congress!  On November 15, 2017, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed  H.Res.401, which calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry in Asia and worldwide. Introduced by... Continue Reading →

HEY MEATHEADS…

FOOTBALL IS DEAD MEAT. Stop procreating and raising animals for the purpose of killing them, just so you can get paid millions of dollars by taking their dead hides and throwing them around a stadium for entertainment. FOOTBALL IS SO OVER. No self-respecting parent would allow their children or adult-children to play football.  

California Bans Sale Of Non-Rescue Pets 

California has banned pet stores from selling cats, dogs and rabbits unless they work with shelters or rescue groups to supply the animals. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 into law Friday, The Orange County Register reported. It takes effect in January 2019, and pet store owners who violate it will face a $500... Continue Reading →

The Future of Meat Without Animals Is Not Only Possible, It’s Here 

Well, in a recent interview with Nil Zacharias on the #EatForThePlanet podcast, Bruce Friedrich, the Executive Director of the Good Food Institute (GFI) and founding partner of New Crop Capital, explains that the future of meat without animals is not only possible, it’s here. Logic would have it that industrialized animal agriculture was created to produce the... Continue Reading →

NY governor awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor is finding out that, in politics, something as simple as a 25-cent cup of milk can turn sour fast. Just last summer, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was hailed as a hero for stepping in with a state subsidy to prevent a price hike to 50 cents for the... Continue Reading →

Saving, Protecting, and Respecting Dogs – in Hanoi 

Mandala said: “We promote the idea that all lives are precious, and that our animals such as cats and dogs are ‘friends, not food.’By providing free veterinary care for our staff members’ pets, we send a message into the surrounding communities that dogs and cats are important and need routine medical care, just like humans.”... Continue Reading →

Video of ‘chubby’ tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think

U.S. Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think Johnny Lieu,Mashable Thu, Feb 23 9:30 PM PST  A video of "chubby" Siberian tigers taking down a drone, complete with a silly soundtrack — like so much viral content — is more than what it seems. While the video's been shared... Continue Reading →

DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher | Financial Tribune

DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher The Department of Environment is seeking the maximum punishment for a poacher charged with killing a Persian leopard cub in Mazandaran Province. Speaking to ISNA, Ali Teymouri, director of the DOE’s Hunting and Fishing Office, said the hunter will most likely be sentenced to three years in jail... Continue Reading →

WWF Roars Out Against Tiger Farming | Big Cat Rescue

WWF: Tiger Farming in Asia Must End; US has Role to Play World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is using International Tiger Day today to call on governments across Asia to investigate all tiger breeding centers and close any operations involved in the illegal tiger trade. WWF is also calling on the US to do more to address its own large... Continue Reading →

Record number of wild animals rescued and released in Scotland | Discover Wildlife

The number of wildlife casualties in Scotland returned to their natural habitats has more than doubled in just over five years. Scotland’s animal welfare charity, the Scottish SPCA, released 4,651 wild animals in 2015, compared to just 1,881 in 2010. This is partly due to the charity’s £3.5 billion relocation to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre... Continue Reading →

Report Finds Circus Animals Are Denied Lives ‘Worth Living’ | Mental Floss

A new report commissioned by the Welsh government has concluded that traveling circuses fail to meet legal standards for animal welfare [PDF]. The researchers say there is ample scientific evidence to support a ban on the inclusion of wild animals in circuses and other traveling shows. Lead author Steven Harris—who researches ecology and animal population management... Continue Reading →

A No-Slaughter Leather Startup Just Raised $53 Million

LAB-GROWN LEATHER: A MORE CULTURED CHOICE Brooklyn-based startup Modern Meadow, founded in 2011, has secured a total of $53.5 million in funding to grow leather in labs—instead of from livestock. The cruelty-free business model could end the slaughter of animals for leather goods, but it also has another benefit— cutting down on the physically and chemically intensive processes needed to produce leather using... Continue Reading →

BOYCOTT AND BANISH MICHAEL SYMON for crimes against animals

Previously: Michael Symon, Iron Chef, Bans Donald Trump From All His Restaurants For Being 'creepy'. Michael Symon is a disgrace to the animal race. MICHAEL SYMON is a mass murderer of other species. MICHAEL SYMON is a serial offender of innocent, defenseless animals trying to coexist within the Animal Kingdom. I wonder, given his penchant for ripping... Continue Reading →

ANIMAL JUSTICE BILLBOARDS MAKE VIEWERS THINK – video

HWH Comment: I don't know if the response would be the same in the USA. Canadians seem to be in general more sensitive, caring, polite people. Maybe that's a stereotype, but I am part Canadian and that has been my observation, however limited. Definitely give it a try in America. Every major city - frankly... Continue Reading →

PEOPLE REACT TO THE ANIMAL HOLOCAUST – video

WHY VEGAN? Not Graphic. A must See for all People – video

Rage disorder connected to undercooked meat, cat feces

Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger -- road rage, for example -- are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to a common parasite than healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis. In a study involving 358 adult subjects, researchers found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infection... Continue Reading →

Unilever, the Company That Once Fought Vegan Mayo, Now Supports Sustainable Plant-Based Food | update on Hellman’s

When Unilever, the owner of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, caught wind that Hampton Creek was making a creamy, plant-based condiment and advertising it as “mayo,” they pretty much lost it. The almighty Association of Dressings and Sauces swooped in,  a lawsuit was filed, and an official mayo war began. Despite all of the bad blood, at the end of the... Continue Reading →

REINDEER WALKERS THEY CALL THEM – sounds like they’re doing something really good

  Reindeer are still very radioactive 30 years after Chernobyl. April 26 marks the 30-year anniversary of the worst civilian nuclear disaster in history. When a nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, in what is now Ukraine, exploded, it coated the earth with radioactive material — as far as the picturesque, snow-capped mountains of Scandinavia, where for generations,... Continue Reading →

OPEN YOUR EYES AND BE HUMAN – VIDEO

Memphis Meats Introduces Meat Grown In A Lab

Comment: On 4 February 2016 Memphis Meats debuted their first lab grown meat in the form of a meatball in San Francisco. Rather than seeking less painful means of slaughter, which is the direction the slaughter industry wants to go - which is a contradiction in itself (after all, slaughter is slaughter) - Memphis Meats... Continue Reading →

PATH TO IMPROVED CHEMICAL TESTS WITHOUT ANIMALS

A new paper calls for ongoing development and regulatory acceptance of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs), a framework for improving chemical hazard assessment by prioritizing modern test methods that reduce animal use. READ MORE: Adverse Outcome Pathways: Path to Improved Chemical Tests without Animals | The Physicians Committee  

PLANT-BASED MAKEOVER FOR CONGRESS CAFETERIAS

WASHINGTON—Doctors and dietitians from the Barnard Medical Center will visit Congress on Friday, Feb. 5, to share healthful plant-based Super Bowl snacks with members of Congress and staffers at the Veggie Touchdown, sponsored by the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association. Sodexo, which manages congressional cafeterias, has also been invited and encouraged to serve more plant-based options... Continue Reading →

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