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Archive for April, 2010

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Eat To Save The Planet

Earth Day

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22 April 2010 marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Approximately 1 billion people participated in Earth Day celebrations during the month, and on the day alone, countless people planted trees, cleaned up rivers, pledged not to use plastic bags and decided to walk rather than drive. All of this helps, of course, but it’s not going to save the planet. To be truly “green”, we’ve got to make our diets more environmentally friendly by kicking the meat habit and going vegan. An apple a day … Read more.


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Transporting Live Animals For Research Is “Plane” Wrong

Lufthansa Transports Cats and DogsOne of the great things about working for PETA is being able to bring about swift progress for animals, often through co-ordinated efforts with PETA’s international affiliates. A superb example of this arose very recently when PETA and our affiliates obtained photographs of dogs at an American airport being flown on a German plane to face experiments in a laboratory right here in the UK. More than 50 beagles are shown in the photographs, and the freight labels (because they are just “freight” to the airline) identify them as heading for Charles … Read more.


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Kate Winslet Against Foie Gras

Kate Winslet Against Foie Gras

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Within just 24 hours of its release, Kate Winslet’s foie gras narration for PETA had been viewed by more than 230,000 people. This astonishing fact is a perfect example of why we here at PETA so greatly value the support of the wonderful celebrities who back our campaigns on behalf of animals. 

The footage that you see in Kate’s narration is not something that anyone would actually want to watch – it is extremely distressing. Foie gras is French for “fatty liver”, and the narration shows ducks who are forced … Read more.


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Going Vegan

Going Vegan

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My life has gotten better since I made the decision to stop consuming meat, eggs and dairy products. I had my eureka moment about nine years ago when I woke up to the fact that my choice to eat meat meant I was actually paying someone to end the life of another living being – a being who, in all likelihood, had spent his or her whole life scared or in pain. I think I must have known on some level the impact that acknowledging that connection would … Read more.


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Humane Education

Humane Education

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During my time at PETA, I’ve heard about a lot of cruelty-to-animals incidents involving children and teenagers. From shooting geese with air guns to kicking dogs and drowning cats, the cruelty that people show towards other living beings is always shocking. 

Just a couple of weeks ago, five teenagers were arrested for allegedly killing a duckling in Salisbury

When I hear about cases such as these, I realise how important it is to provide children with a humane education from an early age. 

If children can’t empathise … Read more.