Animal rights activists protest octopus farm plans in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Animal rights activists have gathered in Madrid to protest plans for the construction of a large-scale octopus farm. They said Sunday that there are no laws in the country or the European Union to guarantee the welfare of octopuses in captivity. The farm is scheduled to be built next year in Spain’s […]

Animal rights activists protest at ‘brutal’ pig farm

Around 60 animal rights activists today (April 1) gathered outside a controversial Warwickshire business at the centre of a bitter row over the state of the UK’s pig farming industry. Campaigners from the Animal Justice Project descended on Bickmarsh Hall farm, south of Bidford-on-Avon, around midday. Members of the pressure group infiltrated the farm last […]

Animal rights campaigners protest against the export of live animals

Animal welfare campaigners have taken their plea to end factory farming directly to Wellington’s MP Rebecca Pow. The group, called Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) parked their mobile digital billboard outside Ms Pow’s office before handing in a 27,000 strong petition. CIWF is a charity that lobbies to end the export of live animals, ban […]

Bull rider event protested by animal rights activists | News

Animal rights activists gathered outside of Matthew Knight Arena to protest the Professional Bull Riders Kubota Emerald Chute Out event on Saturday evening. Animal Compassion Eugene leader Brent Ratkovich said the group was protesting cruel treatment of the bulls and views the event as animal abuse and not entertainment. “We just feel that these animals […]

Animal Equality Protest on Capitol Hill to End Horse Slaughter

On Thursday, December 8, Animal Equality, a leading global animal protection group, held a protest on the front lawn of the US Capitol to call for an end to horse slaughter. Around a dozen activists gathered on Capitol Hill holding banners and posters to ask Congress to permanently ban the exportation and slaughter of American […]

Animal cruelty concerns prompt protest outside Swindon Lidl

PROTESTORS plan to stand outside a Swindon supermarket to warn shoppers of animal cruelty concerns. The Humane League UK will hand out fliers near the Greenbridge branch of Lidl on Sunday, claiming that the retailer relies on unhealthy fast-growing chickens. This comes after an investigation found poultry living in unsanitary conditions at suppliers in Spain […]

Animal rights case: Activists sentenced in pig farm protest

Warning: This story contains details that may be disturbing for some readers. Two animal rights activists criminally convicted in a protest on a Fraser Valley hog farm have been sentenced to jail. Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer were sentenced Wednesday to 30 days prison and 12 months probation. They were convicted of break-and-enter and mischief […]

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