Britain to ban the sale of ivory items regardless of their age in ‘one of the world’s toughest prohibitions’

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 Britain will ban the sale of ivory items regardless of their age in an effort to restrict the illegal ivory trade, tackle poaching and help protect elephants, the government said on Tuesday (April 3rd). New legislation will create the toughest ban on ivory in Europe and one of the toughest in the world, it said, with a prohibition on the sale of More...

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foie-gras britain
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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The foie-gras industry in post-Brexit Britain

Claire Palmer from Viva! investigates why foie-gras is still available in the UK and how Brexit may change that… The words ‘foie-gras’ (fatty liver) stir up a range of emotions in people, from revulsion More...

eating insects
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Bugs life: Is eating insects the answer to global food shortages?

Tony Wardle from Viva! investigates why insects are now on the menu, and explores the environmental impact of consuming these living creatures… The best way to save the world is by scoffing cockroach cutlets, More...

San Francisco fur ban
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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San Francisco becomes the world’s first major city to ban the sale of fur

In a unanimous decision by San Francisco’s board of supervisors, San Francisco has voted to ban the sale of fur, making it the largest city in the country to enact this type of ban.  The San Francisco Board More...

versace fur
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Versace vows to stop using fur as Donatella Versace says ‘I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion’

Italian designer Donatella Versace, who is creative director of fashion brand Versace, has announced that she no longer feels comfortable with the concept of using real fur. Italian designer Donatella Versace, More...

how wild boar became pigs
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Born to be wild: The origins behind how wild boar became factory-farmed pigs

Juliet Gellatley from Viva! delves into pigs origins and discovers factory-farmed pigs are simply wild boar…  Moritz shakes his head while holding a jigsaw piece in his mouth. He then plonks it into position More...

uk circus animal ban
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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UK Goverment are set to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses by 2020

The use of wild animals by travelling circuses will be banned from 2020, the Government has pledged, following a long-running campaign by animal welfare advocates to outlaw the practice.  The use of wild animals More...

cctv in slaughterhouses
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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Legislation requiring all UK slaughterhouses to have CCTV to come into effect in May

Legislation requiring all UK slaughterhouses to have CCTV cameras will come into effect from May 2018, once it passes through Parliament.  In August 2017, the Secretary of State launched a consultation on the More...

camden market fur
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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Camden Market announces ban on sales of fur

One of London’s most popular markets, Camden Market, will ban the sale of fur this week.  Camden Market bosses have asked traders not to sell fur products from Thursday (29th February) onwards. The decision More...

cow escapes slaughterhouse
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Cow escapes on her way to the slaughterhouse before swimming to freedom on an island

A cow has been living alone on an island, attacking anyone who comes near, after staging a miraculous escape on her way to a slaughterhouse.  A cow made a bid for safety last month after it refused to get into More...