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Luxury brands going fur-free – A Timeline

Luxury brands going fur-free – A Timeline

Animal Rights, Business, clothes, Explainers, Fashion, shopping
Dolce and Gabbana and Moncler are amongst the latest luxury fashion brands to bid goodbye to fur! Fashion and fur have a relationship that dates to the 11th century, the journey for luxury moguls to go fur-free has been a bumpy ride. From activists taking over runway shows to vandalising store headquarters and top models posing naked for PETA's “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign that included the biggest models of the time. The industry has seen it all, over the last few years multiple big names have joined the band of being more ethical and sustainable. Image credit: Tanya De The luxury fashion industry has a complicated relationship with the use of fur, it is amongst the worst in the industry for animal welfare for using animal skin such as fur, and leather. While
Is your makeup bag cruelty-free?

Is your makeup bag cruelty-free?

Animal Rights, Animals, Blogs, Breaking News, Business, Culture, Data Journalism, economy, Explainers, Fashion, News, shopping, What's Hot, Women, Worldnews
Image by Kloudia Sakowski The EU prohibited the sale of animal tested cosmetic products and ingredients on 11 March 2013 following its ban on animal tested cosmetics just four years earlier. We explored if these regulations are truly practised in the UK. Brands marked with a green star are cruelty-free. Our own research. Walking down the aisles at Boots, you would assume the cosmetics brands you see are vegan and cruelty-free because of this law. Yet upon inspection, we found that the UK has plenty of makeup brands that practice neither.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayyXLmUwkuk Reporter Kloudia Sakowski compares makeup brands and conducts an interview with a Lush employee. Cruelty-free products are products created without the use of animal testing while vegan products
‘Up the meat-eaters’: are Londoners willing to give up meat?

‘Up the meat-eaters’: are Londoners willing to give up meat?

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Culture, Environment, News
Reports show meat consumption has decreased in the last decade. Westminster World asked Londoners if they give up meat to help fight climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E_NAbJe-34 Credit: Skyler King & Bronwen Latham A major report published by The Guardian found that meat accounts for nearly 60% of global emissions and is a lead contributor to climate change. At Westminster World, we asked Londoners if they would be willing to give up meat to save the planet.  A report by the Lancet Planetary Health found that overall daily meat intake across the UK has decreased 17% over the last decade. Daisy, a student from London, studying in Bristol, felt that eating less meat was a good way to reduce carbon emissions. “I don’t eat much meat, and my family d
Why sustainably sourced palm oil matters for the world

Why sustainably sourced palm oil matters for the world

Animal Rights, Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Explainer, International, Worldnews
https://youtu.be/r3J3_v5E5m0 Palm oil is found in 50% of all supermarket products, from food to cleaning items to cosmetics. This includes things like bread, chips, chocolate, dish soap, floor cleaners, lipstick and even ice cream. Though affordable and versatile, this shelf stable crop oil is not stable nor sustainable for the environment, including humans and animals. The environmental cost for harvesting crop oil includes deforestation, displacement and degradation of local wildlife populations and even allegations of sexual abuse and forced labour on plantations. Some countries have responded by placing bans on palm oil, but is that the right solution or is there something else that needs to be done?
Have the pets adopted during UK lockdown found their forever homes?

Have the pets adopted during UK lockdown found their forever homes?

Animal Rights, Animals, Charity, Covid-19, Explainers
Isolation and lack of human interaction have become the norm in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led many people to adopt or buy pets to keep them company.  Battersea, a leading animal charity in London, warned in a recent report that one-third of new pet owners bought an animal “on impulse,” before or during lockdown.  The report also predicted that the number of abandoned dogs could increase by around 27 percent in the next five years. But figures from a recent survey by the Waltham Foundation showed that 86 percent of pet owners have bonded with their pet during lockdown with 60 percent saying that their pet helped them maintain a regular routine and 43 percent crediting their new furry friends with reducing their anxiety.  Researched and created M
How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Environment, trends
Veganism has made quite an impact on restaurants in the past few years, but how far-reaching are the effects truly? Every few years there comes a minor revolution which impacts the restaurant industry in ways that force food outlets to make changes and adapt in a bid to stay relevant. The latest of these? The vegan revolution. In the surprisingly familiar way that halal meat has found its way into most outlets in the UK due to demand, the constant rise in the number of vegans has restaurants attempting to continuously revise their plans according to customers. Interest in veganism has especially boomed in the last years. According to The Vegan Society data, in 2014 there were 150,000 vegans in the UK and that figure has risen by 400 per cent since then, rising up to 600,000 across th
Canada Goose face ongoing scrutiny from animal rights activists

Canada Goose face ongoing scrutiny from animal rights activists

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Canada Goose, DontUse, Fashion, News
Animal rights activists are protesting against luxury retailer Canada Goose. The brand has faced increased pressure from organisations such as PETA who have recently exposed the retailer for its cruelty towards animals. Regent Street, Canada Goose store | Matilde Vieira de Almeida   Canada Goose, Canadian retail company of winter clothing,  has recently opened its first UK store on London’s Regent Street. In most cases this expansion would be good news for the designer company however, Canada Goose have been subject to targeted campaigns from animal rights activists such as PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, is campaigning against Canada Goose ‘even more than usual’ this winter season as they expose the retailer for its cruelty towards animals. The org