Britain’s animal rights campaigners swoop down on hunters of grouse and game

A dog rushes across a heather moorland, driving a red grouse to flutter hastily into the air.A gunshot rings out and the bird falls dead to the ground. The dog trots back to the hunter, holding the prey in its mouth. Britain’s hunting season has just opened, though increasingly, campaigners are putting pressure on the […]

Animal Rights Defender Wayne Hsiung Convicted of Felony for Rescuing Factory Farm Animals

In California, a jury has found the animal rights activist and attorney Wayne Hsiung guilty of three charges, including felony conspiracy to trespass, after he led direct action protests in 2018 and 2019 that rescued ducks and chickens from factory farms in Sonoma County. Hsiung faces up to three-and-a-half years at a sentencing hearing scheduled […]

Animal Rights Group Targets Max Mara, Galeries Lafayette for Using Fur – WWD

PARIS — Animal rights group Collectif SIPE is targeting Max Mara‘s boutique on Avenue Montaigne as well as Galeries Lafayette’s flagship on Boulevard Haussmann in a series of demonstrations. They are protesting the continued use of animal fur by the brand’s parent Max Mara Group, the privately held company that also owns Weekend Max Mara, […]

Bygones: 100 years ago, a protest for animal rights at Superior rodeo – Duluth News Tribune

News Tribune, July 11, 1983 The Navy destroyer USS Edson — named for General Merritt A. Edson, World War II Medal of Honor winner — will arrive in Duluth today. The Edson will dock at the Duluth Port Terminal and be open for public tours tomorrow. Former Duluthian Tim Cheslak won the 49th Lakeview Medal […]

Animal rights activists target Perry Barr dog track racegoers in new protest after Michelin eatery fury

Animal rights activists confronted Birmingham greyhound racing fans in fresh protests targeting the city. Animal Rising returned for a new demonstration weeks after police were called in to remove them from Adam’s Michelin-star restaurant in the city centre. Protesters were at the gates to Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium yesterday, June 17, in a latest bid […]

Epsom Derby: Police make 19 arrests as animal rights protesters plan to disrupt one of UK’s most prestigious horse races

Mike Egerton/Press Association/AP Animal Rising were allocated a space by the Jockey Club to protest at the Epsom Derby Festival. CNN  —  Police in Surrey, England, arrested 19 people on Saturday “in connection with planned criminal disruption” before the Epsom Derby Festival, one of the oldest and most famous horse races in the world. The […]

Fighting for the Rights of Chickens in the European Union

An important decision was made by the EU Commission of Petitions on May 24th, 2023, to keep a petition open that aims to bring an end to the breeding of fast-growing chickens. The petition that Animal Equality submitted was accompanied by crucial evidence from an investigation in Northern Italy, uncovering the cruel treatment of chickens, […]

Beyond Factory Farms: A New Look at the Rights of Animals

Peter Singer has been called one of the most influential — and controversial — philosophers alive today. His pioneering work Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals, which vividly portrayed the harsh conditions for livestock on factory farms, helped spark the animal rights movement. The book, published in 1975, has now been […]

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 […]

Ray Gonda: The value of trapping vs. the anti-establishment animal rights persons

Commentaries are opinion pieces contributed by readers and newsmakers. VTDigger strives to publish a variety of views from a broad range of Vermonters. Commentaries give voice to community members and do not represent VTDigger’s views. To submit a commentary, follow the instructions here. This commentary is by Ray Gonda of South Burlington, who brought the […]

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