Take part in our Halloween day of action on October 28th!

Our next day of action is fast approaching, and what better theme for it than the annual orgy of blood, guts, fright and horror that is Halloween? We want to put the frighteners on the British Heart Foundation by getting as many people - preferably living - on the UK's high streets outside their shops. And for that, we need you, zombie costumes optional!

The sad reality is that every day is a living nightmare for the animals trapped inside BHF laboratories, so we are creating a special Halloween leaflet along with extra-gory stickers and posters to effectively drive the message into people's heads!

So put October 28th in your diary and get in touch today to order your Halloween action pack. It's going to be frighteningly good! 


Huge study confirms that fruit, veg and legumes are good for your heart

A huge new study of diet of 135,000 people in 18 countries across the world has confirmed what had long been suspected: that fruit, vegetable and legume intake is associated with a lower chances of developing cardiovascular disease and death. 

According to the paper which was published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, even those with limited incomes can still benefit. The study found that even moderate intake of these foods - most of the pillars of a vegan diet - can still reap their benefits.

Compared to fewer than three servings of fruit per week, more than 3 per day was associated with an 18% reduced risk in non-cardiovascular mortality and 19% reduction in total mortality. Regarding legumes, higher consumption was associated with significant reduction in both non-cardiovascular mortality and total mortality risk. As compared with less than one serving of legumes per month, more than one serving per day was associated with an 18% reduction in non-cardiovascular mortality and a 26% reduction in total mortality.

As of the time of writing, there is no mention of this report on the BHF's website or social media accounts. Surely they have a duty to the public to inform them of the results of this important, high quality research? It would cost virtually nothing and save countless lives. Instead, they tweet to inform their supporters about someone raising money by holding a miniature horse show, to encourage donations and to pat their shop staff on the back.

Top vivisection advocate fails to escape the moral maze

The latest episode of BBC Radio 4's series "The Moral Maze" saw Dr. Bella Williams, head of engagement at pro-vivisection, industry-funded advocates of animal killing Understanding Animal Research in the hotseat. Grilled by a panel of talking heads, she was forced to come face-to-face with her own hypocrisy and speciesism. 

The panel, each of whom had just attempted to justify their own meat consumption, laid into Williams, giving her a series of questions to which she was unable to answer without showing up her double standards and anthropocentrism. It quickly became evident that the "engagement" undertaken by Williams in her vocation does not stretch to her own grey matter.
Vivisectors are inconsistent in their logic, and true to form, Williams was no different. With her back to the wall, she was forced to admit - amongst other things - that and if alien life with superior intelligence were to visit earth, that it would be justified to experiment on humans. Can we suggest that they start with the humans that inhabit the UAR office from 9 to 5? 

You can listen to the relevant section with the player below:

Presenter Michael Burke remarked at the program's conclusion that she was "absolutely splendid in her ability to take on being inconsistent in her own argument". Despite this heroism, no mention of the program can be found on UAR's website or social media outlets. We are sure it is just oversight and that they aren't embarrassed by Williams' performance, though admittedly it is hard to defend the indefensible.

Report from July's great day of action

Last Saturday saw us come back with a bang with the latest - and long overdue - instalment of our national day of action, this time focusing on the awful goat experiments we have uncovered at Oxford University. 

If the British Heart Foundation had thought they'd seen the last of us then boy were they mistaken: we had a great response from new and established activists alike, with reports and photos still rolling in from up and down the country. Here are just some of the highlights:

• In Birmingham, animal rights activists from Birmingham Animal Action, West Mids Connection and the Animal Justice Project joined forces to create a striking protest

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