- Part 2

Archive for July, 2010

  • 08
  • Jul

No Holiday for Animals

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If you’re like me, you’ve finished Uni or college for the year. You’ll finally have loads of free time to do something excellent for animals. Remember: animals on factory farms, on fur farms, in laboratories and in circuses all around the world don’t get a summer holiday.

There are a million and one ways you can help animals this summer, and one of the best things about the struggle for animal rights is that there is something for you no matter what your strengths are.

I’d definitely recommend … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jul

Elle Macpherson Admits Using Illegal Substance

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The following is a post from PETA US’ blog, The PETA Files.

Elle Macpherson has told the Times online that she uses rhino horn to try to stop the aging process. Quackery aside, this has huge consequences for animals—and it’s illegal. Here’s the letter that PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk sent Macpherson on Monday:

What was Elle’s response to the outcry about her comment? Click here to find out.

July 6, 2010

Dear Ms. Macpherson,

We’ve read that you have confessed to a reporter for the … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jul

EU Lawmakers Fail Animals Who Are Suffering in Laboratories

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I have some disappointing news to report. In an obscure committee room in Brussels last month, the new European law governing animal experiments was effectively signed, sealed and delivered – and it’s not what we had hoped and worked for. Although there are several steps the new directive still has to go through before it actually becomes law, all the political players have already agreed on the outcome, and it’s unlikely that anything of significance in the text is going to change now.

How a New Law Gets Made

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  • 06
  • Jul

PETA Gets Government to Do Its Job

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Anyone who’s ever written to the government or their MP about animal experiments is likely to have received a letter back claiming that the UK has the strictest rules on animal experiments in the world. As part of my job, I look at exactly how our “strict rules” are implemented and what they mean for animals – and the picture I get is often rather different.

A year and a half ago, PETA asked the government what action it was taking about certain routine animal tests that could … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jul

Undercover Investigation Shows Harrowing Footage Inside UK Slaughterhouses

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Although the UK has seen a significant drop in meat consumption since 2005, more than 893 million animals are still killed for meat each year in the country, often in horrific ways. Shocking footage taken by Animal Aid has revealed numerous cases of horrendous animal abuse in UK slaughterhouses, two of which could now face prosecution.

The appalling footage shows slaughterhouse workers repeatedly shocking terrified pigs on the ears, snout and body. Workers were also seen throwing and beating screaming and terrified animals and kicking them in … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jul

India’s Cows and the UK High Street

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You may be wondering why I’ve been quiet on the blog, but as anyone at PETA will tell you, I’m never quiet. So while I haven’t been at PETA shouting out ideas for the next celebrity ad campaign or cheeky demonstration, I have been in India working on projects to help animals there. One of these projects is to encourage consumers in India and elsewhere to do away with leather in their wardrobes. Here’s why:

We live in a global society, and what happens to animals in India … Read more.