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Rumored Vegan Ricky Gervais Wins Major Animal Advocacy Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais – who some people believe is vegan – has won Humane Society International’s first ever ‘Cecil Award’. The award is named after Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of American Dentist Walter Palmer sparked despair and fury globally, and shone a spotlight on the barbarity of ‘trophy hunting’. […]

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Over 70% Of Brits Support Ban On Imported Animal Fur, New Poll Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 70 percent of Brits support a ban on the import and sale of animal fur in the U.K, according to a new YouGov poll. The poll, which was commissioned by animal-rights charity Humane Society International/ U.K, also found that 93 percent of Brits do not wear animal fur. Whilst the U.K has already […]

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Ricky Gervais And Vegan Peter Egan Back Campaign To Free Dogs From ‘Cruel And Unnecessary’ Experiments

Reading Time: 2 minutes Comedian Ricky Gervais and vegan actor and advocate Peter Egan have backed a campaign calling for six dogs in a university lab to be freed. The one-year-old animals, at a major university in Gothenburg, are due to be killed at the end of the month. They are part of an experiment to test how dental […]

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100,000 Call For Action To Save Race Horses In Campaign Backed By Ricky Gervais

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to end horse deaths in racing – meaning the issue will be considered for debate in Parliament. Petitions which reach 100,000 signatures are usually debated – unless the issue has been discussed recently by politicians or if there is already a debate scheduled […]

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Ricky Gervais Urges UK Government To Ban Testing On Dogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is supporting a campaign calling for the UK Government to ban animal testing on dogs. Thousands of the animals are tested on every year in this country, most commonly in ‘poisoning’ or toxicity tests, where they are force-fed or injected with drugs, pesticides and weed killer. Cruelty Free International has […]

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Actor Peter Egan Dubs Live Animal Markets As ‘Breeding Ground’ For Zoonotic Diseases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Acclaimed actor and animal-rights advocate Peter Egan, well known for his role as Hugh MacClare in Downton Abbey, has dubbed live animal markets in Indonesia as a ‘breeding ground’ for zoonotic diseases. The star, along with comedian Ricky Gervais, has joined the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia (DMFI) coalition, which calls for a complete closure of live […]

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Ricky Gervais Called Vegan After Animal Rights Joke In New Stand-Up Show ‘Humanity’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Social media users have speculated that comedian Ricky Gervais vegan. Redditors made the claim after watching Gervais’ new stand-up show Humanity on Netflix, in which the comedian talks about animal rights. One person said: “Me and my wife decided to put on the new Ricky Gervais special last night. “At the end of it, he does […]