Breaking! Incredible Rescue Of An Endangered Sumatran Orangutan That Was Released Back Into The Wild On July 4th

Some uplifting news happened this weekend when a 13-year-old female Sumatran Orangutan was released back into the wild in North Sumatra on July 4th. The orangutan, named Maria, was rescued by the North Sumatra KSDA Center (BBKSDASU) and Orangutan Information…

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 was held captive in a barren cage, robbed of her freedom and dignity in the Gia Lai province in Vietnam. The poor bear has…

Breaking! Starbucks Teams With Impossible Foods To Launch Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich In The United States

Today, Starbucks customers across the United States can enjoy the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich available as part of the company’s new summer menu alongside new cold coffee beverages. “We are pleased to add the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich, made with Impossible plant-based sausage,…

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! New Lawsuit Filed By ALDF Combats Sham Rescue Groups Who Are Still Selling Puppies Despite ‘Retail Pet Sale Ban’ In CA

Animal Legal Defense Fund announced that a settlement agreement has been reached with the Animal Kingdom pet store in a high-profile lawsuit over a puppy laundering scheme to unlawfully circumvent the California “retail pet sale ban” — a law that…

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! Major Victory As Scotland Passes New Legislation Banning The Shooting Of Seals By The Fisheries Industry

Scotland has just banned the shooting of seals by the fisheries industry in a move that the Humane Society International/UK calls “critically important for seal welfare in British waters.” Tragically, large numbers of seals are shot in Scotland every year in the…

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! New Lawsuit Fights For Trade Sanctions Against Mexico As Remaining 10 Vaquita Near Extinction

Photo by Paula Olson / NOAA Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today to force a long overdue decision to sanction Mexico for its illegal fishing and trade that is causing the vaquita porpoise’s extinction. The U.S. government has ignored conservationists’…

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…