Like most vegans, I often find myself in conversation with people about what I eat and the reasons for my choices, so I try to arm myself with knowledge to be as effective a voice as I can be for all animals currently suffering on factory farms.
That’s why I was so impressed by Sue Cross’s book On the Menu: Animal Welfare, which comprehensively explores the treatment of animals bred and killed for food in the UK. From mussels, lobsters and squids to cows, sheep, pheasants and rabbits, the book describes … Read more.
“Hug a Vegetarian” Day is 24 September, and PETA is encouraging people to flex their arm muscles and get into a hugging mood. It’s a day when we get to wrap our arms around those big-hearted people who have shown they care for animals by refusing to eat them. It’s also an opportunity to proudly celebrate vegetarian and vegan diets, which are better for our health, the environment, the world’s hungry and, of course, all our wonderful furry, feathery and four-legged friends.
Encourage your friends to join in the fun by taking … Read more.
Friday sees the start of London Fashion Week. To coincide with the arrival of the fashionistas in town, we’ve released a new video, narrated by Australian singing beauty Natalie Imbruglia, that graphically documents the horrific cruelty inherent in the fur industry.
While it will be the spring/summer 2011 collections being showcased on catwalks, it is the autumn/winter 2010 collections that are currently arriving in the designer shops. Britain has already produced many innovative and inspiring design talents, including Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, who fly the flag by refusing to work … Read more.
Raoul Moat shot his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and police officer David Rathband and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s new partner, Chris Brown. Later came the allegations that Moat had abused animals. According to news stories, he once battered a dog and left the dog for two days to die. Reportedly, as a child, he killed a friend’s cat by throwing the cat off a banister and then slamming the cat down and breaking the cat’s back.
Hearing this, PETA decided to place an advert in Newcastle, close to where Moat … Read more.
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This year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants have been announced, and there’s no question who PETA staffers will be backing! Former MP Ann Widdecombe has been a staunch supporter of PETA’s Unbearable Cruelty campaign. At the House of Commons in 2008, Ann presented shocking undercover bear-hunting footage from PETA US to a room packed with media and government figures and called on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to end the country’s use of bear fur for The Queen’s Guards’ caps.
Recently, Ann wrote an opinion piece for The … Read more.
When our very own Sarah C saw the NY Pizza Burger in the news, she was determined to “veganise” it, knowing that PETA staff members like a bit of junk food every now and then (she’s right – no crumbs were left on the plate!).
Containing no animal ingredients whatsoever, this can easily be made at home using Sarah’s not-so-secret recipe and the instructions below, this will take around an hour to prepare and cook:
1 pack Granose Burger Mix
1 tin kidney beans
1 tin crab-eye beans
3 cloves garlic
Chilli … Read more.
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There’s a lot to love about Joan Jett! It’s not just the fact that her music is amazing or that she’s led a legendary rock-and-roll life, which is now the subject of a major film, The Runaways, starring Twilight’s Kristen Stewart. Nope, the coolest thing about this iconic frontwoman is that she’s been a vegetarian for 20-plus years and that she never misses an opportunity to tell others why she refuses to eat meat and why they should too!
A big PETA US supporter who has … Read more.
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A&G Barber of Purleigh in Essex, one of the abattoirs at the centre of Animal Aid’s undercover investigation, has been forced to close down following the release of shocking video footage. Among other abuses, the video shows workers improperly stunning pigs, leaving the animals to regain consciousness and experience the full horror of slaughter. After seeing the video, A&G Barber’s biggest customer, a German sausage manufacturer, cancelled its contract.
Animal Aid’s investigation revealed that at six out of the seven abattoirs they filmed, workers routinely and … Read more.