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‘A Battle Cry From The Youth’ – Millions Protest In Global Climate Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Millions of protestors from more than 150 countries around the world have taken to the street to participate in the Global Climate Strike – receiving coverage from a plethora of major news outlets.  In New York, 1.1 million public school students have been permitted to skip school to protest – with celebrity Willow Smith and […]

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‘Go Vegan Or We Die’ Vegan Activists Say While Protesting Brazil’s New President

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vegan activists protested at the inauguration of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro on January 1 in Toronto. The campaigners included high-profile vegan activist Anita Krajnc, a member of Toronto Climate Save and Extinction Rebellion, alongside around 50 others, who held signs saying: “Go vegan or we die.” They were protesting Bolsonaro’s plans to expand animal […]

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The 1975 Creates ‘Sustainable Merch’- After Greta Thunberg Collaboration

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pop-rock group The 1975 is creating a line of sustainable t-shirts by repurposing old T-shirts instead of sending them to landfill. The band, which recently featured climate activist Greta Thunberg on a track about the environment, has new logos on old shirts which have original designs dating back to 2013. Frontman Matty Healy showed off […]

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WATCH: Anti-Vegan Environmental Campaigner In Furious Debate

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new Plant Based News video reveals a showdown between a vegan interviewer and an anti-vegan environmental campaigner. The interchange, which was filmed during the Extinction Rebellion climate protests in London earlier this year, shows the pair debating the image on animal agriculture on the planet – as well as whether plants are sentient. Environment […]

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Jonathan Pie: ‘The Government Is Hardwired To Protect Animal Farming Corporations’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Political comedian, Jonathan Pie, has said the government is ‘hardwired to protect animal farming corporations, oil companies, and anyone with more than a million pounds in the bank’ – in his latest video. Well known for his satirical sketches as an angry news reporter, Pie’s latest performance critiques the media’s coverage of the Extinction Rebellion […]

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Vegan Activist Burnout: ‘Witnessing The Animals’ Agony Broke Me’

Reading Time: 3 minutes A number of months ago, I had to take a break from vegan activism. Seeing images of animals suffering on my news feed every single day, standing outside a slaughterhouse seeing the fear in their eyes, hearing the absolutely horrifying sound of pigs screaming as they were being gassed, and seeing people around me in […]

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UK Meat Market And Animal Rebellion To Fight Government Inaction On Climate Change

Reading Time: 3 minutes Animal Rebellion is working with the UK’s biggest meat market to fight government inaction on climate breakdown. Animal Rebellion – the sister group to environmental organization Extinction Rebellion – had previously planned to blockade the Smithfield Market for two weeks as part of October’s International Rebellion action on climate breakdown. The UK actions were organized […]

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Why Animal Rebellion’s Plans Changed And What Is Actually Happening

Reading Time: 6 minutes Last Friday, we at Animal Rebellion announced that we will be occupying roads near the government Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and that we will be occupying Smithfield Meat Market for one night.  This news was received positively by some members of the animal justice community, but others expressed some confusion about […]

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Environmental ‘Ecocide’ Lawyer Polly Higgins Dies Age 50

Reading Time: 2 minutes Environmental lawyer Polly Higgins, best known for campaigning for ‘ecocide’ to be recognized as a crime against humanity, has died from cancer aged 50. The British barrister gave up her high-level job and sold her home to dedicate herself to her cause, lobbying legislation makers and writing the book Eradicating Ecocide, among other actions. She […]