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”

Animals in War Memorial Service 2021

A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ANIMALS IN WAR by Dr Christina Nellist On the 14th of November 2021 at 3pm, I attended a service held on behalf of the animals who have died in human conflicts and suffered at the hands of humankind. The service was organized by the Anglican Society for the Welfare ofContinue reading “Animals in War Memorial Service 2021”

Invitation to ‘Vegan Spirituality: the Climate Solution’

We are delighted to announce that Lisa Levinson and Judy Carman of AIA’s US partner organisation, the Interfaith Vegan Coalition (IVC) will be giving an online presentation on Sunday 21st November 2021 at 17.45 GMT, following AIA’s online AGM. Lisa and Judy will be talking about ‘Vegan Spirituality: the Climate Solution’ and IVC’s inspirational workContinue reading “Invitation to ‘Vegan Spirituality: the Climate Solution’”