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Underwater factory farms revealed ... It's time to Rethink Fish.

Underneath the surface of the water, a fascinating world is being revealed to us. New scientific discoveries are proving that fish are sensitive, intelligent, emotional animals capable of far more than we ever thought. They feel pain, they use tools and they form social bonds. They need celebrating.

But fish also need protecting. In vast underwater factory farms, or when pulled out of their ocean homes, fish are being slaughtered in the most gruesome of ways. Fish suffer silently in their trillions every year.

Compassion supporters like you have spoken up to protect chickens, pigs and cows in the past — now will you help shine a light on one of the greatest animal welfare challenges of our time?

Will you create an ocean swell of support for fish by sharing this video with family and friends? The water is alive with the incredible intelligence, personalities and complicated lives of fish. Our new campaign seeks to raise awareness of these discoveries and turn that excitement into political action.

It is time to Rethink Fish.


Rethink Fish

Millions of fish are silently suffering in vast underwater factory farms across Europe. And we have proof that, out of sight, fish fight for their lives when being killed in ways so painful they are illegal according to European Law. These fish need your help.

Compassion in World Farming recently sent undercover investigators to fish farms across Europe. We discovered fish like sea bass, sea bream and trout being kept in appalling conditions.

Confined to concrete tanks on land or in floating ocean nets by the thousands, these fish spend their short, miserable lives swimming in cramped waters where disease and parasites can thrive. Dead fish were found floating in tanks as live ones swam around them.

Equally shocking is the cruel way fish are killed. Sea bass and sea bream are commonly dumped into large buckets of ice slurry, where they thrash about, fighting for their lives, as ice gets lodged in their gills and they struggle to breathe. They can remain conscious throughout this ordeal, and many are still alive when they are packaged for sale.

Our team also witnessed trout flailing about in pools of bloody water after having their throats cut, a clear sign that the stunning system wasn’t working properly. This kind of suffering is illegal according to European law, which mandates animals should not suffer unnecessarily while being killed.

More humane slaughter methods for fish already exist, so please, write to your Agricultural Minister, asking them to introduce national legislation protecting fish at their time of death.

Just like other farm animals, fish are sentient. These intelligent, sensitive animals are capable of feeling immense pain and they desperately need you to speak up on their behalf.

It’s time for us to Rethink Fish...


Fish farming's cruel secret

Visit: www.ciwf.org.uk/our-campaigns/rethink-fish & TAKE ACTION

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George Monbiot: Ending Meat & Dairy Consumption Is Needed to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change

"We look at the link between climate change and meat consumption on the heels of a series of damning reports that say if humans don’t act now to halt climate change, the results will be catastrophic. A new study by the World Meteorological Organization shows the past four years have been the hottest on record. On Tuesday, the United Nations reported that carbon emissions reached record highs in 2017 and are on the rise for the first time in four years. Radical reductions are necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, the level that would prevent the worst effects of catastrophic climate change. Livestock for meat and dairy products worldwide is responsible for almost 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second largest source of emissions after the fossil fuels industry. We speak with British author and journalist George Monbiot, who argues that the fate of the planet depends on the way we choose to eat." Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman with Nermeen Shaikh.

Visit: www.democracynow.org/2018/11/29/george_monbiot_ending_meat_dairy_consumption

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Philip Lymbery dines with Joanna Lumley and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at a vegan banquet at The Savoy

Philip chats to patron of Compassion in World Farming, Joanna Lumley and River Cottage chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as he leads the capital's largest ever vegan banquet at The Savoy Hotel as guests of WACl, Women in Advertising and Commmunications, London, the city's oldest women's business club.

Visit: philiplymbery.com/philip-lymbery-dines-with-joanna-lumley-and-hugh-fearnley-whittingstall-at-a-vegan-banquet-at-the-savoy

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Vegan 2018 - The Film ... Out Now!

Plant Based News say it is delighted to announce the release of its' new documentary Vegan 2018.

The feature-length film, which premiered on their youtube page on the 28th November, paints an exciting portrait of our changing world and features leading names in the animal advocacy movement, as well as top media figures, environmentalists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs.

We attended the VEGAN 2018 PREMIERE + Q & A with Earthling Ed, Heather Mills & Maria Chiorando in London on the 27th of November, a day before it's release on YouTube. The Prince Charles Cinema, just off Leicester Square, was packed full, with a largely if not exclusively vegan crowd. Plant Based News have been making an annual end of year VEGAN film, directed by Klaus Mitchell, since 2015 ... See the the past three in the playlist below. Each film has improved in line with the growing, more confident and essentially more successful movement. The 2015 film was 24 mins long, with 2016 at 35 mins, 2017 at 47 mins and this years' comes in at a feature-length 57 mins and has a slicker feel, is very comprehensive with input from people right across the celebrity vegan world (including Saudi Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, James Cameron, will.i.am, Lewis Hamilton, Miley Cyrus, George Monbiot and Dr Jane Goodall) and is undoubtably inspiring. It tells of the rise and growth of the vegan movement right across the world, featuring leading names in the animal advocacy movement, as well as top media figures, celebrities and entrepreneurs, Vegan 2018 paints an exciting portrait of our changing world. We recommended it as a good and entertaining place to start if you are not vegan but are interested in finding out what veganism is all about or, if you are vegan, for reassuring you that you are in the right camp and things are getting better (for the animals, the planet and likely your health) year on year!

Visit: plantbasednews.org

They say: "Plant Based News is an award winning resource for the latest up-to-the minute plant-based-interest content. It is stuffed with news, blogs, reviews, and more. Our aim is to use our platform to create awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices. Whether you’re interested in health, the environment, or video interviews with the biggest names in the vegan world, you will definitely find something to entertain or inspire you."

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DOG WAR Film Finishing Fund

HELP END THE DOG MEAT TRADE! Each year, tens of millions of dogs are farmed or stolen, and then slaughtered for food throughout parts of Asia. In Korea, popular myths claim that a tortuous and painful death enhances the taste of the meat and the sexual "stamina" of the men who eat it. Welcome to the hidden world of the dog meat trade – a practice that has become a flashpoint in South Korea, where some believe the Asian custom originated, and where cultural and generational shifts have drawn entrenched battle lines.


DOG WAR: Special Ops Vets Fight to End Dog Meat Trade

Enter a team of American special ops vets who join forces with Korean activists and employ commando practices to stop this lucrative and powerful industry. Working mostly undercover, they enter and disrupt the shadow world of the dog meat trade, saving one or hundreds of dogs at a time, and help to transform an industry and country. Leaving behind families and critics that question their motives and tactics, the vets risk it all to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves – dogs brutally  tortured  for human consumption.  Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson (the filmmaker behind the Oscar-semifinalist Under Our Skin), Dog War goes behind the scenes as the battle unfolds, looking at the complex forces that pit dogs' lives against human livelihoods, and revealing haunting truths about the breach of contract with man's best friend.

Help Open Eye Pictures finish this film: gofundme.com/dog-war-film

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How could veganism change the world?

Interest in vegan food and its associated health benefits has been booming across the rich world. A global retreat from meat could have a far-reaching environmental impact.


How could veganism change the world? | The Economist

By 2050 the world's population could approach 10 billion - and around 60% more food could be needed to feed everyone. The environmental impacts of the food system are daunting its responsible for about a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions and uses about 70% of all freshwater resources, and it occupies about 40% of the Earth's land surface.

Food rated emissions could increase to 50 percent by 2050 and fill up the total emissions budget that we have in order to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.

Interest in vegan food has been booming across the rich world. A major study has put the diet to the test - analyzing an imagined scenario in which the world goes vegan by 2050. If everybody went vegan by 2050 we estimated that food-related greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 3/4.

Cows are the biggest emission contributors. Bugs in their digestive system produce methane and deforestation for their pasture releases carbon dioxide - these gases warm the planet. If cows were a country, they'd be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter.

Visit: films.economist.com & facebook.com/TheEconomist/posts/10157045037739060

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Vegan 2018 - The Film ... Coming Soon!

Plant Based News say it is delighted to announce the release of its' new documentary Vegan 2018.

The feature-length film, which will premiere on their youtube page on the 28th November, paints an exciting portrait of our changing world and features leading names in the animal advocacy movement, as well as top media figures, environmentalists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs.

Click on the link and tap the bell to be notified of when the film launches on their channel.

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Interesting use of language when it comes to describing vegans on ITV's This Morning!

So, we've noticed that ITV's This Morning has a habit of using inflamatory and devisive language when it comes describing vegans on their show. Apparently we are all militant, hardcore, extreme, part of a cult etc etc ... When a vegan activist uses a negative word to describe carnists, this is also used out of context or blown out of proportion ... Bias much?


The Farmer Labelled as a Psychopath by Vegan Activists | This Morning

Farmer Mat Carter has started offering his customers the chance to choose, name and even help look after their Christmas turkey before it's slaughtered. However, ‘militant’ vegans have since vandalised the farm and even sent Mat and his butchers death threats. Mat Carter joins us from his turkey farm in Exeter. We’ll also be joined by ‘Made In Chelsea’ star, Lucy Watson who believes we should all be going meat-free this Christmas. Broadcast on: 27/11/18


Are Militant Vegans Going Too Far? | This Morning

The number of vegans in Britain has risen by 360 percent in the last decade, that's 3.5 million people choosing a plant-based diet. There has been an increase in activists targeting farmers, slaughterhouses and butchers to persuade people to give up meat. Are these activists justified or has it gone too far? We're joined by Ed Winters, an animal rights activist who believes peaceful protests are key to reducing our meat consumption and therefore saving the planet, and Journalist Julie Bindel argues that veganism has become a ‘cult’. Broadcast on: 06/11/18


Phillip Questions Hardcore Vegan on His Militant Views Against Dairy Farmers | This Morning

Dairy farmers Jonny and Dulcie Crickland say they have an ethical farm and treat their animals fairly, but have recently come under fire from hardcore vegans sending them abuse. Militant vegan campaigner Joey Carbstrong explains why he thinks there is no need for farming in the world. Broadcast on 05/02/2018

Visit/subscribe: www.youtube.com/user/thismorning/search?query=vegan
Website: www.itv.com/thismorning

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Viewpoint: Why do people mock vegans?

When Selene Nelson pitched some articles on plant-based food to magazine editor William Sitwell, he wrote back suggesting a series on killing vegans - and was forced to resign in the storm that followed. Here Nelson explains what it was like at the centre of that storm, and how it felt to meet Sitwell for The One Show.

It began slowly. "Selene Nelson is a vile disgusting bitch," the first tweet read, "she deserves a disease." The next, a few minutes later, was even worse: "I hope this self-righteous, vindictive bitch never appears on a byline again," it went. "Lonely miserable (here there was a four-letter-word) with no substance in her life." For a few days the abuse came in thick and fast, as did the media requests - Good Morning Britain, LBC, The Daily Mail and many foreign publications too, from New Zealand and Australia to the US. More here: bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46348167

Selene Nelson appeared with William Sitwell (left) and the BBC's Justin Rowlatt on The One Show, on BBC One, on Monday 26 November: Click here to catch up on the iPlayer

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WFN 231 - November 2018

 

UN Says Humans Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Change - Plant-Based News

UN Urges Plant-Based Diet Amid Environmental Catastrophe.


UN Says Humans Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Change

Visit: plantbasednews.org/post/landmark-un-report-12-years-stop-climate-crisis

Read: Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth - The Guardian


FIRST LOOK - VEGAN 2018 | The Year A Movement Went Mainstream

VEGAN 2018 | The Year A Movement Went Mainstream will Premiere in London, with a Q&A with special guests, in London on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 8:30PM to 10:30PM ... Get tickets here: eventbrite.com/e/vegan-2018-premiere-q-a-with-special-guests-tickets-50419143014

Support Plant Based News by joining their PBN-Insiders Platform: plantbasednews.org/insiders

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WFN 231 - November 2018

The first Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival is a success!

The first ever OIVFF took place on October 14, 2018 at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The OIVFF was honoured to present a collection of short and feature length films that made lasting impressions and ignited audiences’ imaginations. These vegan themed films were bursting with creativity, compassion, and inspiration.

In addition to winning the Best Overall Film award, 73 Cows also won the Best Lifestyle Film at the Festival. Other winners included Promises, which won the Best Animal Welfare Film award, Eating You Alive, which was awarded the Best Health and Nutrition Film prize, and Where Do We Go?, which took home the Best Environmental Film award.

The Festival welcomed 29 film submissions, both short and full-length features, fiction and documentary from eight countries totaling over 17 hours of vegan-themed films. All entries were viewed by a pre-selection committee chaired by the Festival Director and Programming Director. Finalists chosen by this committee were then screened by an appointed international jury. OIVFF is sponsored by the National Capital Vegetarian Association, the essential resource for vegetarian and vegan in Canada’s national capital region.


Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival 2018/2019

Visit: www.oivff.com Like on facebook.com/OIVFF

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WFN 231 - November 2018

Is this the END of MEAT? | Vegan Documentary 2018

The End of Meat is a groundbreaking documentary film envisioning a future where meat consumption belongs to the past.

Although evidence of meat consumption's negative impact on the planet and on human health continue stacking up as animal welfare is on the decline, humanity's love affair with hamburgers, steaks, nuggets and chops just doesn’t end.

In Germany, home of bratwurst and schnitzel, meat is an integral part of the diet. That is, until a few years ago, when perceptions somewhat evolved. Health concerns and meat scandals led to a public debate about the ethical implications of meat consumption and the rise of plant-based diets. Meat producers launched their own vegan products; 100% vegan supermarkets opened; and almost every food manufacturer was adding and labeling vegan options. Is this the beginning of the end of meat? Are we approaching a turning point in the human-animal relationship?

In The End of Meat, filmmaker Marc Pierschel embarks on a journey to discover what effect a post-meat world would have on the environment, the animals and ourselves. He meets Esther the Wonder Pig, who became an internet phenomenon; talks to pioneers leading the vegan movement in Germany; visits the first fully vegetarian city in India; witnesses rescued farm animals enjoying their newfound freedom; observes the future food innovators making meat and cheese without the animals, even harvesting “bacon” from the ocean, and much more.

The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.


Is this the END of MEAT? | Vegan Documentary 2018

Visit www.theendofmeat.com


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WFN 230 - October 2018

Wildsc(g)reen on Reducing Environmental Impact!

"In line with our new environmental policy we will only serve plant-based food at Wildscreen events. In collaboration with The Epiphany Cafe, the Wildscreen Festival Hub will also be plastic and palm oil free - their delicious menu will be served in Vegware containers which will be composted following Wildscreen so please help us by disposing of all Vegware containers in the Vegware bins in the hub!

Wogan Coffee will supply all coffee served in the Hub. Wogan Coffee source and import exceptional coffees from sustainable and ethical farms worldwide, while building a better future for growers and their families. Wogan Coffee will be bringing along Rude Health plant-based milks, the perfect accompaniment to their expertly hand-roasted beans. Remember to bring your reusable coffee cup!

There will also be toilets with a twist: we are working with Loowatt and their waterless flush toilets - all waste generated from the toilets will be treated in utility run anaerobic digestion systems that recover energy and fertiliser from the waste!

Wildlife Programming Planet Pledge

As wildlife filmmakers from around the world, you see the impact of humans on the natural world first hand. You’re also aware of your potential to influence audiences and drive change.

We've collaborated with BAFTA’s Albert project, a UK-based television sustainability initiative, on a survey to better understand what role our industry should play in influencing global audiences to take action for nature and what we as a genre can do to reduce our production impact.

Results will be shared at Wildscreen 2018 as part of a session exploring sustainable production on Wednesday 17 October. This will also help inform the creation of a 'Wildscreen Wildlife Programming Planet Pledge', in partnership with Albert, so that as a global industry, we can all work together to increase action for and reduce our impact on nature.

Energy Revolution ... Movement For Change!

If you’re travelling to Wildscreen Festival this year you can help us by making a small donation to balance your fossil fuel miles, Energy Revolution will then invest 100% of your donation into projects that create clean renewable energy. Use Energy Revolution’s Travel Calculator to work out the fossil fuel emissions from your journey and balance them."

This info came from here!

Wildlife-film.com is very impressed by all of this ... Good for you Wildscreen!!

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WFN 230 - October 2018

The UK in 100 Seconds: What if we made more space for nature?

I don’t think anyone really has a clue what Britain actually looks like.

It's just too big and complicated for us to get a proper sense of proportion.

And that’s a problem when people are making decisions about how we feed ourselves or how much more affordable housing we can build. Or, crucially, how much more space for nature we can have.

If we don’t have a proper sense of what the country looks like then how can we fix our problems?

– Dan Raven-Ellison, guerrilla geographer, National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker.

I had a simple idea

To go on a walk and make a short film that shows the United Kingdom in the correct proportions.

Every 1 second of the film represents what 1% of the UK looks like from the air.


The UK in 100 Seconds: TEASER

It’s difficult to get a picture of what the United Kingdom really looks like. Imaginations and assumptions can distort decisions that affect our lives. We often hear the idea that there is simply no more room in the country. In reality, just six per cent of the UK is built on.

'The UK in 100 Seconds' is a provocative and thought provoking film that rearranges the United Kingdom's land into 32 categories and divides them over 100 seconds. Each second equates to 1% of what the country looks like from the air.

Made by guerrilla geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison and filmmaker Jack Smith, the film was made by travelling from Tongue in the north of Scotland to the New Forest in the south of England. Each second of the film covers roughly one metre of Raven-Ellison's walk through moorland and peat bogs, down a runway and over a dump.

Made in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, the film gives an honest reflection of what land looks like and how it is used in the United Kingdom and raises some challenging questions. A major inspiration for Raven-Ellison making the film is the amount of space that is used for feeding livestock and the question - what if we made more space for nature?

Visit: www.friendsoftheearth.uk/nature/space-nature-uk-100-seconds

'The UK in 100 seconds' premiered at the Prince Charles Cinema, London, on 24 September 2018... We attended the screening and Q&A with the filmmakers. There was a series of six micro-talks and a forum with the audience. We discussed what the UK could look like in the future and what the effects would be if we made more space for nature. We suggested that we should all go vegan and give the land that would be spare from not having to feed millions of animals back to nature. The panel was cautiously open to at least giving some of it back, cutting back on meat two days a week etc, but they are mainly funded by meat-eaters, so the idea wasn't embraced as a solve-it-all!

'The UK in 100 seconds' will very likely change the way you think about our country forever:


The UK in 100 Seconds

See the UK as it really is - 100 seconds, with each second representing a percentage of the different land uses of the UK. Can we make more space for nature?

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WFN 230 - October 2018

Join the inaugural Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival on October the 14th!

Taking place in Canada's capital city Ottawa on Oct 14, 2018, the Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival showcases short and full-length films with a vegan subject matter from filmmakers around the world... Nine films will be show this year, including 73 Cows, Promises, Undercover, Patrik Babounian, Built by Plants, and For The Voiceless ... More here: www.oivff.com/films.html


Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Trailer 2018

Get tickets here: www.oivff.com/tickets.html Like on facebook.com/OIVFF

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WFN 230 - October 2018

Chris Packham: Here’s why I’m going vegan

What we’re seeing now is a rapid expansion of veganism, particularly among the younger generation. They are embracing it. They have greater awareness and the heartening thing is that rather than ignore that education they have embraced it.

I’m not vegan. Yet. But I’m moving towards it. And here’s why.

Like many people in the world, I have had an interest in how what I eat impacts on the environment and on myself for a long time. I was brought up as an omnivore, but in my early 20s stopped eating meat after being pestered by Michaela Strachan – this is when we were doing The Really Wild Show. There was a thing called Veggie Pledge Week, where you pledge not to eat meat for a week. I only ate meat twice more, so I have not eaten meat, with no regrets whatsoever, since the 1980s.

But I continue to have concerns about animal welfare and transportation. I don’t see any difference between the way I should treat my dog – who I love and whose wellbeing I’m preoccupied with – and a pig, who is just as intelligent and important as Scratchy, but is kept in a concrete pen where it can’t turn around. The progress we have made on animal welfare standards is nowhere near good enough for me. I am joining Compassion In World Farming as a patron very soon, because it is really important.

Alongside that, I am aware how eating meat impacts negatively on the environment.

Read more here: bigissue.com/latest/food/chris-packham-heres-why-im-going-vegan

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WFN 230 - October 2018

DEBUNKING the HUMANE HOAX - Does humane slaughter really exist?

Does humane slaughter really exist? PBN's Robbie Lockie went to the Animal Rights Conference 2018 and spoke to some of the leading minds and voices in the Animal Rights Movement. To ask this simple question. "How do we debunk the humane hoax?"


DEBUNKING the HUMANE HOAX - Does humane slaughter really exist?

Is There Really Such A Thing As 'Ethical' Meat?

Visit: plantbasednews.org/post/is-there-really-ethical-meat

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WFN 230 - October 2018

Watch: 'FIRST LOOK - VEGAN 2018 | The Year A Movement Went Mainstream' from PBN

Plant Based News has launched the trailer for its first ever feature-length documentary. Vegan 2018: The Year A Movement Went Mainstream paints a portrait of our changing society, showing a movement in its ascendency as more and more people start to move away from the ethical, environmental, and health horrors of animal exploitation. Its predecessor Vegan 2017 has garnered more than 1,500,000 views on YouTube - and Plant Based News has been working on this year's film to make it bigger and better than ever before. More here: plantbasednews.org/post/trailer-plant-based-news-feature-length-documentary-vegan-2018


FIRST LOOK - VEGAN 2018 | The Year A Movement Went Mainstream

VEGAN 2018 | The Year A Movement Went Mainstream will Premiere in London, with a Q&A with special guests, in London on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 8:30PM to 10:30PM ... Get tickets here: eventbrite.com/e/vegan-2018-premiere-q-a-with-special-guests-tickets-50419143014

Support Plant Based News by joining their PBN-Insiders Platform: plantbasednews.org/insiders

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WFN 230 - October 2018

Vegan Documentary 'Running For Good' Launches Globally Next Week

The film was created by 'What the Health' and 'Cowspiracy' Co-director Keegan Kuhn

Highly-anticipated vegan documentary Running For Good will launch next week on Vimeo - and there is the opportunity to watch the film for free for the first four days after its release.*

The movie, directed by Keegan Kuhn and narrated by ultra-athlete Rich Roll, tells the story of the incredible athlete and advocate Fiona Oakes, an ultramarathoner who also runs a vegan animal sanctuary.

Oakes is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents. She holds three marathon world records and five course records - all achieved after losing a knee cap to a debilitating medical condition in her teens.

More here: plantbasednews.org/post/vegan-documentary-running-for-good-launches-globally


MUST SEE: Upcoming Vegan Film ‘Running for Good’

RUNNING FOR GOOD (official trailer) *For the first four days (October 11-14) the film will streamed FREE to the public. Visit RunningForGoodFilm.com and type in the code FREE

People's Walk For Wildlife, with Chris Packham

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WFN 229 - September 2018

Cowspiracy Facebook Page Taken Down

As some of you have recognized, our Cowspiracy Facebook page was taken down on June 29. We appealed the decision on July 6, at first believing there was an algorithm or technical glitch. We have sent numerous emails to Facebook, asking for an explanation of our "violation" and have received zero response, other than that the case was closed on August 11. Our team continues to message Facebook, asking for an explanation and requesting for our page to be reinstated/published. We are being cautious to make any assumptions in regards to Facebook's intent, but here's a web site listing all the pages that Facebook has deleted over the past few months. There does appear to be a correlation... globalfreedommovement.org/facebook-censorship-rampage-killing-alternative-pages

As a concerned community rooted in transparency and truth, we ask that you use your voice and write to Facebook, demanding reinstatement of our Cowspiracy Facebook page.

Full statement: cowspiracy.com/blog/2018/8/28/cowspiracys-facebook-page-remains-unpublished
Also: Facebook Deleted Cowspiracy Page To 'Silence Pro-Vegan Voices', Believe Activists – PBN

NB. The page is now back up: facebook.com/cowspiracymovie

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WFN 229 - September 2018

iAnimal shortlisted for a Raindance award!

Raindance, the UK's largest independent film festival, has shortlisted the virtual reality film iAnimal: The dairy industry in 360-degrees, for a VRX Award in the Best Social Impact Experience category!

The five-minute film, released in June 2017, is narrated by Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and features 360° footage filmed by Animal Equality investigators inside intensive dairy farms and slaughterhouses, including farms in Devon and Somerset. It challenges people’s idyllic image of dairy farming.


UK edition: iAnimal - The dairy industry in 360 degrees, narrated by Evanna Lynch

The award winners will be announced during the Raindance Film Festival 2018 in London, from September 26th to October 7th.

Visit: ianimal.uk

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WFN 229 - September 2018

Attending the London Animal Rights March!

The Official Animal Rights March is an annual vegan march founded by UK animal rights organisation Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 vegans and in 2017 the march doubled to 5,000 vegans marching in London for animal liberation. In 2018 this number doubled again, seeing 10,000 vegans taking over the streets of London, demanding an end to all animal oppression. I was one of them. It was an humbling and inspiring experience... See my photo's and film clips here!

See the event page: facebook.com/events/186449398768186
Website: theofficialanimalrightsmarch.com Join us next year! :)

NB. I will be away and off comm's for two weeks from 31st August - 14th September!
Cheers, Jason

Conservation Film-making - How to make films that make a difference

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WFN 228 - August 2018

The End of Meat? Watch the Trailer!

The End of Meat is a groundbreaking documentary film envisioning a future where meat consumption belongs to the past.


The End of Meat - Trailer

Visit: theendofmeat.com & facebook.com/theendofmeat

Wild Pages: The Wildlife Film-makers' Resource Guide

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WFN 227 - July 2018

Welcome to our Newest Full Member!

Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival - Taking place in Canada's capital city Ottawa on Oct 14, 2018, the Ottawa International vegan Film Festival showcases short and full-length films with a vegan subject matter from filmmakers around the world. Mission: Be the leading film festival for vegan films that inspire people to choose a healthier, environmentally friendly and more compassionate lifestyle through the consumption of plants and animal-free alternatives.

@oivff

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WFN 227 - July 2018

UK PREMIERE: Dominion in London Review

Dominion, a new film exposing animal cruelty in modern farming practices, had it's UK premiere in London on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. The film is narrated by Sia and other celebrities, find out more: dominionmovement.com

PBN hosted the UK premiere of this highly-anticipated documentary along with activism organisations Surge and The Save Movement.

"I attended the event and found the film to be a thorough and powerful light shining deep into the utterly unaccepatble widespread practices of a very dark industry, that which lacks transparancy, proper regulation or a semblance of compassion. This may be an Australian film, but like Earthlings and Land of Hope and Glory before it, the film shows how the livestock industry doesn't discriminate when it comes to geography, abhorrent practices that treat intelligent, sentient beings as if they were without feeling is widespread the world over and it is impossible to ever say that products derived from the livestock industry haven't been touched by some degree of horror. This film tells the truth and it should be seen by as many people as possible, because I really hope and have to believe that if people are shown that their diet choice is inflicting such astonishing amounts of pain and misery, then they will not be able to opt in to be a part of it." Jason Peters

Visit: facebook.com/DominionDocumentary & see: aussiefarms.org.au

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WFN 227 - July 2018

Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Call For Entries

Submit your film to OIVFF! They are welcoming vegan-themed films from film-makers around the world – both short and full-length features, fiction and documentary. All entries will be viewed prior to the Festival by a pre-selection Committee chaired by the Festival Director and Programming Director. Finalists chosen by this Committee will be screened by an appointed international jury. All films must be submitted through Film Freeway HERE

Entry Deadlines: July 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance Date: September 14, 2018
Event Date: October 14, 2018

Visit: www.oivff.com & Facebook.com/OIVFF

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WFN 227 - July 2018

PBN EXCLUSIVE: The Man Behind What the Health & Cowspiracy

Klaus sits down with 'What the Health' and 'Cowspiracy' co-director Keegan Kuhn. The interview covers many topics including Keegan's upbringing and path to veganism, Leonardo DiCaprio's involvement in Cowspiracy, making 'What the Health' as well as much much more. This is the short version:


EXCLUSIVE: The Man Behind What the Health & Cowspiracy

Watch the full 35 minute exclusive Plant Based News interview with Keegan Kuhn: plantbasednews.org/insiders

Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative

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WFN 226 - June 2018

UK PREMIERE: Dominion London Screener ‘followed by Director Q&A’
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22 May 2018

Dominion, a new film exposing animal cruelty in modern farming practices, will have it's UK premiere in London on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square.

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

The film is narrated by Sia and other celebrities, find out more here: dominionmovement.com

The film starts at 2:30pm and afterwards there will be a 30 minute Q and A with the directors.

PBN are hosting the UK premiere of this highly-anticipated documentary along with activism organisations Surge and The Save Movement.


WILL YOU WATCH DOMINION? The Latest Vegan Film. Interview w/ Director Chris Delforce

Tickets here: eventbrite.com/e/uk-premiere-dominion-london-screener-followed-by-director-qa-tickets-46128095375

There are 25 free tickets available for people who are unemployed. Email: dominion@plantbasednews.org

Find the film on: facebook.com/DominionDocumentary

Like/Follow PBN: facebook.com/plantbasednews, instagram.com/plantbasednews & twitter.com/plantbasednews

See the Full Feature here..

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WFN 226 - June 2018

Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Call For Entries

Submit your film to OIVFF! They are welcoming vegan-themed films from film-makers around the world – both short and full-length features, fiction and documentary. All entries will be viewed prior to the Festival by a pre-selection Committee chaired by the Festival Director and Programming Director. Finalists chosen by this Committee will be screened by an appointed international jury. All films must be submitted through Film Freeway HERE

Entry Deadlines: July 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance Date: September 14, 2018
Event Date: October 14, 2018

Visit: www.oivff.com & Facebook.com/OIVFF

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WFN 226 - June 2018

The Dark Side Of Britain: The Hunt - A UNILAD Original Documentary

In the first episode UNILAD's new original series: 'The Dark Side of Britain', we explore whether the ban on hunting foxes with hounds, which was put in place in 2002 in Scotland, and 2005 in England and Wales, has had any affect on the welfare of foxes.


The Dark Side Of Britain: The Hunt | UNILAD Original Documentary

Subscribe to Unilad: Youtube.com/user/uniladtv

LADbible Extinct Campaign


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WFN 225 - May 2018

 

Planet Earth: How mankind is threatening life on earth

A special documentary explaining what is going wrong with our food systems and how our desire for cheap meat is driving species to extinction.

Bringing to life investigations described in Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymbery and how you can help.


Planet Earth: How mankind is threatening life on earth

Penguins could face extinction within the next 15 years. The South African Penguin population has plunged 70% over the last decade: find out what links the food on your plate to the demise of the South African ‘Jackass’ Penguin.


The Plight of the African Penguin

Visit: www.ciwf.org.uk & philiplymbery.com/food-that-costs-the-earth

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WFN 225 - May 2018

New film shines light on cattle industry link to Amazon deforestation

“Grazing the Amazon,” a new film is winning international acclaim and bringing public attention to severe deforestation caused by cattle ranching in the Brazilian Amazon.


"Grazing the Amazon" film trailer

“The cow is the worst environmental problem in the Amazon, and in the world,” says Greenpeace’s Paulo Adario, speaking out in a new documentary which this April won the One Hour prize at the Film Research and Sustainable Development” (FreDD) festival earlier this month.

In his ground-breaking documentary, Grazing the Amazon, director Marcio Isensee e Sa alerts audiences to the fact that approximately one fifth of the Amazon has already been cut down, and attests that nearly 80 percent of this deforestation is attributable to the cattle industry. The film traces the history of the Amazon’s invasion by entrepreneurial ranchers, and examines the responsibility of all major actors in the supply chain, including livestock growers, slaughterhouses and government.

Read more: news.mongabay.com/2018/05/new-film-shines-light-on-cattle-industry-link-to-amazon-deforestation

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WFN 225 - May 2018

A Must Watch: H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters

H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. It has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world!


H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters (2018) - Full Documentary (Subs: FR/PT/ES/ZH)

For updates, newsletter sign up and more information visit the website: www.hope-theproject.com

Facebook-page:www.facebook.com/HealingOfPlanetEarth

British Wildlife Photography Awards

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Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a healthier planet

Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report. If left unchecked, agriculture is projected to produce 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, 70% of which will come from meat and dairy.

The report also finds that increased production and consumption of meat is behind a latent global health crisis. High red meat consumption has been linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, while millions of lives could be saved each year if people had access to a diet rich in plant-based foods. Industrial animal agriculture is also associated with antimicrobial resistance – which the World Health Organization declared a “global health emergency” – and is a significant source of foodborne pathogens.

Bunny McDiarmid, Executive Director of Greenpeace International said: “Something is rotten in our food system. Governments continue to support massive meat and dairy operations, leading to more and more meat consumption while putting our health, our children’s health, and the health of our planet at risk. Instead, they should be supporting the increasing numbers of farmers shifting towards ecological production of healthy foods, and helping people access healthy plant-based foods. “A new, diverse global movement is growing: one hungry for a better way of eating and producing food that is in tune with ourselves and the environment. Together, we can loosen the grip of industrial animal agriculture on our food system and build a healthier world for our generation and the next."

More here: greenpeace.org


Team Plant

It's time to eat less meat and Industrial meat and dairy production threaten our forests, water, climate, and health. So we asked ourselves when the grown-ups don’t step up, what would six-year-olds do? Call for change! lessismore.greenpeace.org

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Is Our FOOD KILLING Us? What Is On YOUR Plate? Could a Whole Food Plant Based Diet Be the Answer?

Can a whole food plant based diet turn around the tidal wave of disease the world is currently experiencing? Is our food killing us? Robbie interviewed the director and producer of Eating You Alive a new film about vegan food, whole food plant based eating, human health, disease and our diet.


Is Our FOOD KILLING Us? What Is On YOUR Plate? Could a Whole Food Plant Based Diet Be the Answer?

Find out more: plantbasednews.org/post/film-review-eating-you-alive

EATING YOU ALIVEis a feature-length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans are so sick and what we can do about it.


Eating You Alive - Trailer

The film premieres in US cinemas on April the 5th... more here: eatingyoualive.com

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WFN 224 - April 2018

Natalie Portman Narrated Vegan Documentary ‘Eating Animals’ to Hit US Theaters in June

“Eating Animals,” the highly-anticipated feature-length adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s critically-acclaimed 2009 book of the same name, will hit U.S. theaters on June 15th, the filmmakers said in a press release today. The film is co-produced and narrated by Academy Award winner and fellow vegetarian, Natalie Portman who contacted Foer after reading his book.

Directed and produced by Christopher Quinn (Sundance award winner “God Grew Tired of Us”), “Eating Animals” takes viewers on a journey through the farming system that processes more than 50 billion animals a year — both through massive factory farms that house tens of thousands of animals, and smaller family-owned farms.


Eating Animals Movie Clip - Genetics (2017)

Read more: livekindly.co/natalie-portman-eating-animals-vegan-documentary-theaters-june

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Exciting new publication from our founder Piers Warren and his daughter Ella Bee Glendining: The Vegan Cook & Gardener: Growing, Storing and Cooking Delicious Healthy Food all Year Round
12 March 2018

Grow your own fruit and vegetables, herbs, salads and sprouts, and then turn your produce into delicious, no-fuss vegan meals that are healthy for you and the planet. Father and daughter team, Piers Warren and Ella Bee Glendining, share successful growing techniques and seasonal recipes, plus years of experience of animal-free, healthy living. They show you how to:

Discover the fun and huge sense of satisfaction that comes from cooking something you have produced yourself. Grow and eat for a more ethical, healthy and sustainable world!

“The title of this lovely book really says it all: but what it cannot convey is the sheer joy of learning so much about the beautiful vegan cuisine available to us, and how easy it is to make sensational dishes which will delight everyone eager to eat well and healthily. At once scholarly and entertaining, it is gloriously illustrated and the recipes are easy-peasy to follow. It’s for everyone who wants the world to be a better place for animals, for plants and for us. Delicious in every way.” Joanna Lumley (actress and activist)

About the Authors

Piers Warren and Ella Bee Glendining are both experienced vegan cooks. Piers is a conservationist, author and keen grower of organic fruit and vegetables. He is the founder and Principal of Wildeye The International School of Wildlife Film-making and has written a dozen books, including the bestseller How to Store Your Garden Produce. He has a long interest in self-sufficiency and permaculture and is convinced that growing your own food and following a vegan lifestyle are important contributions to lowering your carbon footprint and living more lightly on the Earth. Ella Bee is a passionate advocate of animal rights, having been vegetarian since the age of five and making the transition to veganism several years ago. She's spent much time since experimenting with different ingredients and developing delicious new recipes.

Follow on Facebook.com/thevegancookandgardener & Instagram.com/thevegancookandgardener

I say: Fabulous holistic vegan book that is bound to inspire!

This book is a must have for all people who care about the impact of their diet... vegans, aspiring vegans & omnivores alike... The book takes you on a gardening journey through the seasons from plot to plate. Learn about all the benefits of a plant-based diet in a fun, colourful and engaging way. So much fascinating information and very delicious-looking recipes... Can hardly wait to get planting, growing, cooking and eating!!

Just published by Permanent Publications Available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

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WFN 223 - March 2018

Highly Anticipated Vegan Documentary 'Dominion' To Premiere This Month

Campaigners have described the movie as an 'Australian Earthlings'

Highly anticipated documentary Dominion will premiere this month in Australia.

Dominion is the new film by Chris Delforce from organization Aussie Farms. Delforce, who previously made movie Lucent, told PBN that Dominion is 'the film I wanted to make for 10 years'. The feature-length documentary focuses on how animals are used and abused in Australia, looking at six primary facets of our interaction with animals - Pets, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food.


WILL YOU WATCH DOMINION? The Latest Vegan Film. Our Interview w/ Director Chris Delforce

Read more: plantbasednews.org/post/vegan-documentary-dominion-premiere-spring

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WFN 223 - March 2018

Recommended Film: PlantPure Nation

PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. After nutritional scientist and author Dr. T. Colin Campbell speaks to the Kentucky legislature, his oldest son Nelson works with Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Through this well intentioned effort, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. After industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina, before circling back to Kentucky for a dramatic ending.

A growing number of celebrities, athletes, TV hosts, and nutrition experts have promoted the plant-based diet in the past few years, and tens of thousands of people have documented their personal success stories. But as more doctors and public officials become aware of the healing power of plant-based nutrition the question arises: Why don’t they share the information with the public? Tragically, there have been few official medical or state-sponsored efforts in the nation to support the life sustaining benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet.

PlantPure Nation was filmed across the USA and includes world-renowned experts, doctors and authors. The Production team includes Director Nelson Campbell, and Producer John Corry & Writer Lee Fulkerson from the acclaimed documentary film Forks Over Knives.


PlantPure Nation - The Official YouTube Release

Website: www.plantpurenation.com

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WFN 220 - December 2017

Watch: VEGAN 2017 – The Film

Plant Based News' end of year film Vegan 2017 is here... Wildlife-film.com is a vegan company and recommends that you take the time to watch this film and then make up your own mind on the movement.


VEGAN 2017 - The Film from PLANT BASED NEWS

Support: plantbasednews.org/support

Extinction and Livestock Conference

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WFN 219 - November 2017

Landmark conference gives hope for a better future for animals, people and the planet.
CIWF CEO Philip Lymbery

Last week I was privileged to open our international Extinction and Livestock conference which explored the devastating impact of livestock production on animals, people and the planet and the need for a global move away from intensive farming. Over 500 experts, campaigners, policy-makers and business leaders from around the world attended the event, organised by Compassion in World Farming and WWF-UK. Over the two days, renowned speakers took to the stage of the QEII Conference Centre in London to discuss how intensive livestock systems are at the heart of so many problems affecting health, food security, biodiversity, the environment and animal welfare. I’m thrilled to share with you a podcast of the conference featuring just some of the very passionate speakers and delegates.

It features thoughts from Tony Juniper, Senior Advisor to The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit; award-winning author, Professor Carl Safina; and food activist, Professor Raj Patel. Delegates in this episode include Alistair Curry of Population Matters; Rosa Diez Tagarro from Plataforma Loporzano SIN Ganadería Intensiva, a grassroots Spanish organisation; science commentator, Helen Pilcher; Dominic Wormell from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust; David Nally, senior lecturer at Cambridge University; and Bella Crowe from Nourish Scotland. Compassion patron, Joanna Lumley, who kindly hosted the future food networking event also features. In coming weeks, we’ll be sharing videos of the speaker presentations and further podcasts on some of the key issues that were explored, so please watch this space! The conference was just the beginning of what will be an international movement working to identify solutions to mend our broken food systems and to ensure that the current climate change targets and the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved in order to save the planet, and secure food for future generations.

If you are interested in finding out more about Extinction and Livestock, please look at some of the extensive media coverage. Here is a small sample of the many headlines the conference generated:

More here: ciwf.org.uk

Visit: www.ciwf.org.uk/DeadZone
Get a copy of Philip Lymbery's book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were here: amzn.to/2fKcIFg

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WFN 218 - October 2017

World-class environment experts and top food industry champions revealed as key speakers at international Extinction and Livestock conference...
From CIWF
6 September 2017

Extinction and Livestock Conference: 5 and 6 October 2017
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
#extinction17

International experts on the environment, conservation and human rights as well as leading food industry figures have been announced as key speakers at a major conference examining the impact of livestock production on the planet.

Ocean sustainability expert Professor Katherine Richardson of the University of Copenhagen, food activist Raj Patel of the University of Texas, former Director of the National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) in China Li Junfeng, Chair of Perdue Farms Jim Perdue, and Josh Balk, founder of Hampton Creek, are among leading international figures revealed as key speakers at the Extinction and Livestock Conference, which will examine how we can transform our global farming systems to work for people, the planet and animals.

Organised by Compassion in World Farming, WWF, Bird Life International, the University of Winchester, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the event will bring together diverse interests – such as conservation, biodiversity, agriculture, land and water use, environment, climate change, forests, ethics, food policy, production, security and business – and act as a catalyst for future collaboration and solution development.

The conference programme will set the planetary scene, look at the impact of livestock production on wildlife, the environment and humanity, and explore practical global solutions.

The launch follows the recent publication of a scientific paper in Nature warning that tens of thousands of species are threatened with extinction as a result of human activities. The paper, written by a team of international scientists, states: “Extinction rates for birds, mammals and amphibians are similar to the five global mass-extinction events of the past 500 million years that probably resulted from meteorite impacts, massive volcanism and other cataclysmic forces” but stresses that this can be turned around if action is taken.

Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming and author of the book Dead Zone:Where the Wild Things Were, which explores the link between livestock production and the plight of some of the world’s most iconic and endangered species, said: “Many people are aware that wild animals such as penguins, elephants and jaguars are threatened by extinction. However, few know that livestock production, fuelled by consumer demand for cheap meat, is one of the biggest drivers of species extinction and biodiversity loss on the planet.

“Livestock production, the environment, wildlife conservation and human health are all interlinked so it’s vital that experts from each of these fields work together to come up with practical solutions to stop this before it’s too late.”

Glyn Davies, WWF’s Executive Director of Global Programmes, says: “The decline of species is reaching a critical point, and we cannot ignore the role of unsustainable livestock production. If nature is to recover, we need to work together and encourage sustainable farming systems which will limit pollution, reduce habitat loss and restore species numbers. The Extinction and Livestock conference is a launch pad for action on this global issue.”

Other key speakers at the conference include: award-winning author, Dr Carl Safina; World Food Prize winner, Hans Herren; Dr Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Senior Adviser for the Sustainable Development in the European Policy Strategy Center (EPSC) and former EC Director General for Environment (2009-2014), Karl Falkenberg; bee expert, Professor Dave Goulson, of the University of Sussex; Britain’s best-loved environmentalist Jonathan Porritt; Professor Frank Hu of Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

To view the full conference programme and to register visit www.extinctionconference.com

Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 by a British dairy farmer who became horrified at the development of intensive factory farming. Today Compassion is the leading farm animal welfare organisation dedicated to ending factory farming and achieving humane and sustainable food. With headquarters in the UK, we have offices across Europe in the US, China and South Africa.

Join Jason, WFN editor, there!!

See the Full Feature here..

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WFN 218 - October 2017

Watch: Dead Zone films... Farming wildlife to extinction.

These three Dead Zone films from CIWF are on the topics of deforestation and how it is affecting wildlife in Sumatra, demand for cheap meat fuelling palm plantations in Sumatra, and the effect agricultural pollution has on our oceans.

Dead Zone: The Elephant in the Room - Youtube.com/watch?v=uoo1BPNuojc&t=3s

Our demand for cheap meat is driving wildlife to the brink of extinction. The Sumatran rainforest is being cut down to make way for intensive palm plantations. The EU is the biggest importer of Sumatran palm kernel - and most of it is used to feed industrially reared farm animals. The critically endangered Sumatran elephant is being pushed out of it's home. Soon, there will be no room left for this amazing animal.

Dead Zone: What’s the Beef with Palm? - Youtube.com/watch?v=qeZa8uo1PiY

The Sumatran rainforest is one of the most biologically rich landscapes in the world, with elephants living alongside tigers, rhinoceros and orangutans. Huge swathes of the forest homes of these amazing creatures are being destroyed to make way for intensive palm plantations. Of course, we know about the palm oil ending up in so many biscuits, cosmetics, and other supermarket products. But how many people would imagine that the palm kernel is being used as cheap animal feed, fuelling factory farming and driving further deforestation?

Dead Zone: The Downstream Disaster - Youtube.com/watch?v=a-4utxd80Wg&t=33s

Our hunger for cheap meat from animals fed on mass-produced corn grown in chemical-laced fields is poisoning our world and creating Dead Zones in our oceans. Philip Lymbery, author of Dead Zone:Where the Wild Things Were and CEO of Compassion in World Farming investigates the cause of pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, the second largest dead zone in the world.

Find out more and get involved here: www.ciwf.org.uk/DeadZone
Get a copy of Philip Lymbery's book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were here: amzn.to/2fKcIFg

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WFN 217 - September 2017

We think everyone should Watch This: Land of Hope and Glory – UK 'Earthlings' Documentary

"Through Land of Hope and Glory we aim to show the truth behind UK animal farming by featuring the most up to date investigations as well as never before seen undercover footage. The Truth Must Be Shared."


Land of Hope and Glory (UK 'Earthlings' Documentary) from Earthling Ed

Watch in HD. The hidden truth behind UK animal farming - featuring approximately 100 facilities across the UK and never before seen undercover footage.

Visit: www.landofhopeandglory.org/facts


Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future

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WFN 212 - April 2017

"What the Health" launches!

If you liked COWSPIRACY, you will love their new film!

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.


WHAT THE HEALTH Trailer from What The Health

Visit: www.whatthehealthfilm.com
Like: facebook.com/WTH.Film Follow: twitter.com/wthfilm & Instagram.com/wthfilm

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WFN 211 - March 2017

"What the Health", from the Cowspiracy team, is about to be released!

The release of A.U.M. Films' new film “What the Health” will have a massive, worldwide online premiere on March 16th, 2017!

What The Health is the new, surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. The film-makers believe this film can have an even bigger impact than their last film “Cowspiracy" had!

But, they say WE NEED YOUR HELP! On March 16th, the film will premiere online! For 4 days, 50% of all sales will be donated to feed people in need with healthy food, thanks to their partner Food Not Bombs. Together, we will expose the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. Help spread the message by signing up with your social media account today! Visit: thunderclap.it/projects/53248-join-the-wth-online-premiere


WHAT THE HEALTH Trailer from What The Health

We've seen the film and think it very much worth a watch. Cowspiracy was a ground-breaking film that had a huge impact on the understanding of animal agriculture on the health of out planet

Visit: www.whatthehealthfilm.com
Like: facebook.com/WTH.Film Follow: twitter.com/wthfilm & Instagram.com/wthfilm

Wildlife Winners and Losers - Brock Initiative

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WFN 200 - April 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘This Is the Video Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today’

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has advocated for a number of worthy causes, from fighting climate change to the importance of conservation. Now, with a single tweet, the planetary steward shines a light on the colossal environmental impact of animal agriculture.

In his tweet, DiCaprio included a link to a stunning video from Mercy For Animals, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals, and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. The 4-minute clip, with the tag-line “This is the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today,” starts by showing the awe-inspiring, grandeur of our living, breathing planet Earth as well as its incredibly vast biodiversity. It then turns dark as footage rolls of crumbling glaciers and disappearing coastlines, and links these global catastrophes to mankind’s insatiable appetite for meat. The video points out that animal agriculture and meat consumption is the number one cause of environmental destruction, species extinction and ocean “dead zones”. The agricultural industry has consumed one-third of all fresh water and has destroyed 91 percent of the Amazon. The video, however, ends on a good note. Its message, “She is our mother, there is only one, she is dying, she can be saved,” urges us all to help save our struggling ecosystems before it’s too late. Watch here:


Planet Earth from mercyforanimals

The Hollywood superstar is also the executive producer of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a searing documentary about animal agriculture and its contribution to environmental ill, as well as Big Ag turning a blind eye to the disaster in the making.

Read more: ecowatch.com
Also read: Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say

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WFN 196 - December 2015

The Most Shocking 1.5 Min Video the World Must See!

World's #1 Polluter Isn't What You Think.


The Most Shocking 1.5 Min Video the World Must See! from COWSPIRACY: the sustainability secret

Find out more at: www.cowspiracy.com

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