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Archive for June, 2010

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  • Jun

Giant ‘Seal’ Wants to Speak With Canadian PM Stephen Harper

Anyone walking past the Canadian Embassy in London last week could not have failed to notice a giant “seal” standing outside the main entrance holding a sign that read, “Harper: Stop the Seal Slaughter”, in protest of Canada’s annual seal massacre.

The protest was timed to coincide with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to London to meet with newly appointed British Prime Minister David Cameron.

During the slaughter, tens of thousands of baby seals are bludgeoned to death whilst other pups destined to suffer the same fate look on helplessly. … Read more.

  • 15
  • Jun

Is Boris Going To Reward Vegan Restaurants?

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So Boris Johnson has announced a £3 million scheme to reward low-carbon neighbourhoods. I’m hoping this means he will reward some of London’s amazing vegan restaurants for doing their part to clean up the planet. If so, perhaps even more great animal-friendly establishments will start popping up around the city.

The meat and dairy industries are damaging our planet. In fact, the United Nations has said that the meat industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars in the world. So Boris would be bonkers not to … Read more.

  • 15
  • Jun

Ireland’s Suzanne McCabe Sticks To Her Anti-Fur Principles

Beautiful Suzanne McCabe may be one of Ireland’s most sought-after models, but she’s not prepared to compromise when it comes to her anti-fur principles.

You may remember that Suzanne starred in PETA’s first Irish “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad, which was released last year to coincide with the announcement that fur farming will be banned in the Republic of Ireland within three years. The ad was jointly released by PETA and the wonderful Animal Rights Action Network.

Well, vegetarian Suzanne has been in the news Read more.

  • 07
  • Jun

Carnivorous Bingo

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Living with meat-eaters isn’t easy. On top of waking up on Saturday morning to the smell of burning flesh, you may on occasion come home late from visiting your girlfriend in Portsmouth to find that your flatmate has filled both his and your freezer space with a variety of frozen animals and animal by-products.

Sadly, when you move into university housing, you don’t get a choice of whom to live with. A couple of weeks ago, I got a great little card game from a totally vegan shop … Read more.

  • 07
  • Jun

BAFTA winner Simon Cowell is anything but ‘Mr Nasty’ when it comes to animals!

Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor judge Simon Cowell collected a well deserved British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Special Award on Sunday for his ‘outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and the development of new talent.’Far from being ‘Mr Nasty’ as he is often portrayed in the media for his ‘tell it like it is’ attitude towards people auditioning on his talent shows, Simon is a big softie when it comes to animals.

For several years, PETA and PETA affiliates have been fortunate enough to have Simon’s support in

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  • 02
  • Jun

The Alarm Bells Should Have Been Ringing

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It’s no surprise that Stephen Griffiths – who was charged last week with murdering three women in Bradford – allegedly abused animals in the past. According to news reports, Griffiths, now known as the “crossbow killer”, bred rats to feed to his lizards. A former friend claimed that on one occasion, Griffiths ate a live baby rat whole and found this cruel act amusing.

Child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as multiple murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Denis Nilsen, … Read more.