2016 – Animal Activism Year in Review

In the world of animal rights, 2016 has definitely seen some positive changes worldwide. More people are vegan than ever before, and also many vegans have turned to activism to use their voices for animals. It has been my first full year of animal activism, and taking action for animals has became a huge part … Continue reading 2016 – Animal Activism Year in Review

Fearmans ‘Pork’ Show No Mercy for Pigs – Tragedy in Canada

Yesterday in Burlington, Canada, a terrible tragedy occurred when a truck transporting pigs to slaughter at Fearmans 'Pork' overturned. What happened next has left people around the world completely heartbroken. Activists from Toronto Pig Save rushed to the scene where the truck was, just outside Fearmans slaughterhouse. From live video streams on social media, the … Continue reading Fearmans ‘Pork’ Show No Mercy for Pigs – Tragedy in Canada

UPDATE – #PigTrial Puts Animal Agriculture on Trial

On Wednesday 24th August, the two-day trial that has been highly anticipated for over a year, gaining worldwide news coverage and public attention, finally began as Anita Krajnc, co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, appeared in court. With dozens of animal rights activists gathered outside the courthouse, and every major news channel from Canada in attendance, … Continue reading UPDATE – #PigTrial Puts Animal Agriculture on Trial

Compassion is not a Crime – Toronto Pig Save Co-Founder’s Trial

#pigtrial I had the amazing opportunity to visit Toronto a few weeks ago and be part of the Toronto Save vigils. I'll be writing more about this soon, but as I'm still on my travels, I just want to briefly let everyone know about a really important trial coming up. Anita Krajnc is the co-founder … Continue reading Compassion is not a Crime – Toronto Pig Save Co-Founder’s Trial

RIP Harambe – Gorilla Shot Dead at Zoo in Ohio

On Saturday, Harambe the Gorilla was shot dead at Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio, after a child fell into his enclosure, as the director believed the young boy was in a "life-threatening situation". See the full story here. Similar situations to this seem to be occurring more and more frequently, which poses the question...how safe actually are … Continue reading RIP Harambe – Gorilla Shot Dead at Zoo in Ohio

F.R.I.E.N.D Farm Sanctuary Update

Last summer, I visited one of my local sanctuaries - 'F.R.I.E.N.D' in Kent, England. I was lucky enough to have a tour with owner Mark, who runs the sanctuary with his partner, Marion. I met all the animals and left feeling inspired by how this couple have devoted their lives to rescuing them. You can … Continue reading F.R.I.E.N.D Farm Sanctuary Update

Stand with Anita! Toronto Pig Save co-founder punished for helping thirsty pigs

I've neglected my blog a little over the past few weeks due to taking five of my exams for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. But during this time, there was one news story that I've found completely baffling, and a reminder of the long journey animal rights has to come in the court of law. … Continue reading Stand with Anita! Toronto Pig Save co-founder punished for helping thirsty pigs

Cecil The Lion – A Closer Look

So I've just returned home from holiday, and have been confronted with so much media coverage about the death of Cecil The Lion. Cecil was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer who is said to have paid $50,000 to kill her as part of a trophy hunt. Obviously this is heartbreaking and I've never agreed … Continue reading Cecil The Lion – A Closer Look

Cruel Tradition Finally Ended!

Today marks a fantastic day for animal rights! The Gadhimai Animal-Slaughter Festival in Nepal has finally decided to stop all animal sacrifices and end such a horrific tradition. This is a great result not only for the festival, but it also shows how people are starting to see that just because something is a tradition … Continue reading Cruel Tradition Finally Ended!

Fox Hunting Update

I was really pleased to hear that the vote to amend the fox hunting act has been postponed, for now. The protests that took place in Westminter this week and the general support from people and organisations to keep the ban have been fantastic to see. However, it's important to remember that it is likely … Continue reading Fox Hunting Update