Trophy Hunting Imports – Let’s Get the Ban Done!

We have some GOOD NEWS from The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting as we finally have a date for the bill to ban trophy hunting imports. The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill was officially listed in Parliament on 15th June and will come back to Parliament in earnest on 25th November.  Although it will be the Government’s legislation, itContinue reading “Trophy Hunting Imports – Let’s Get the Ban Done!”

The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting – Invitation to Webinar

Join us on Thursday 16th June at 7.30pm BST when we will be hosting a webinar by Eduardo Goncalves, Founder and CEO of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. British trophy hunters are shooting lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes and dozens of other species – many of them at risk of extinction. They are able to doContinue reading “The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting – Invitation to Webinar”

Open Letter to Boris Johnson on Animal Welfare U-Turn

The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP PM/the Rt. Hon George Eustice MP, Ministerat DEFRA/ the Lord Goldsmith: 17th May 2022 Dear Sirs, I write on behalf of The Animal Interfaith Alliance, an international alliance of faith groups founded in Britain concerned about the welfare of animals.  Our member organisations and individual members include Buddhists, Christians, Hindus,Continue reading “Open Letter to Boris Johnson on Animal Welfare U-Turn”

Heartbreak as UK Government Drops Promise to Protect Animals in Queen’s Speech

AIA and its member organisations are appalled that the UK Government has dropped a number of its animal welfare plans from the Queen’s speech.  These include bans on the import of fur and foie gras (the production of which are already banned within the UK), a ban on advertising animal tourism practices involving cruelty, suchContinue reading “Heartbreak as UK Government Drops Promise to Protect Animals in Queen’s Speech”

Join Us for International Golden Rule Day

Today we are joining the Interfaith Vegan Coalition, Charter for Compassion and Climate Healers in celebrating Golden Rule Day and their ‘Compassion for All Animals’ campaign which runs over the next two weeks. Full details here. We are joined in the celebrations by our friends Veganism in Education and RE Today. Check out their websitesContinue reading “Join Us for International Golden Rule Day”

Ukraine Animals Appeal at Pan-Orthodox Concern for Animals

DONATE Pan-Orthodox Concern for Animals (POCA) are raising funds to help Ukrainian refuges get their animals to safety and to provide food and veterinary medicine in Ukraine for those shelters whose brave workers are staying to keep their animals safe. They have set up a Facebook fundraising page. Your contribution will make an impact, whetherContinue reading “Ukraine Animals Appeal at Pan-Orthodox Concern for Animals”

Millions Go Vegan for Lent: Interfaith Vegan Coalition Offers Resources to Help

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (Feb 28, 2022) — In Defense of Animals’ Interfaith Vegan Coalition is poised to help millions of Christians go vegan for Lent, which begins on March 2, Ash Wednesday, and ends on April 16, the day before Easter. During this time of spiritual reflection, many Christians identify with the suffering of ChristContinue reading “Millions Go Vegan for Lent: Interfaith Vegan Coalition Offers Resources to Help”

Historic Animal Welfare Resolution adopted by the United Nations

A historic new animal welfare resolution has been adopted by the United Nations. Representatives from a number of animal welfare organisations met at the the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) in Nairobi, Kenya to propose the new resolution. CCA Chief Executive and AIA Vice Chair, Chris Fegan said “CCA is delighted to be inContinue reading “Historic Animal Welfare Resolution adopted by the United Nations”

Open Letter to the Wellcome Trust to Replace Animal Experiments with Human Relevant Test Methods

On 26th January 2022, AIA Director Dr Andre Menache and AIA President Dr Richard Ryder wrote an open letter to Sir Jeremy Farrar OBE FMedSci FRS, Director of The Wellcome Trust requesting that the Trust invests in replacing outdated animal experiments with 21st century human relevant test methods. Animal experiments are based on outdated, 75Continue reading “Open Letter to the Wellcome Trust to Replace Animal Experiments with Human Relevant Test Methods”