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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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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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Luxury Italian Fashion House Valentino To Phase Out Fur In Eco-Drive

Reading Time: 2 minutes Valentino is ditching fur from all future collections, in a bid to ‘redefine’ the brand and become more eco-friendly. The luxury Italian designer is the latest fashion house to abandon the fur trade. Fur-free fashion In a news release, Valentino‘s CEO Jacopo Venturini said: “The fur-free stance is perfectly in line with the values of […]