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  • 11
  • Feb

Models Raise Edinburgh Temperatures for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, four gorgeous lads and lasses from Superior Model Management brought some passion to Parliament Square by staging a steamy bed scene for passers-by. Wearing just enough to preserve their modesty and holding heart-shaped signs reading, “Fur – Out! Love – In!” models Josie Smith, Lynsey Taylor, Brian Kearney and Jonathan Horn encouraged Edinburgh residents to have a heart by shunning fur.

“We’re bringing our big hearts and bare skin to beautiful Edinburgh with the message that animals are not ours to wear“, says PETA … Read more.


  • 10
  • Feb

Bond’s Nemesis Joins Forces to Fight Foie Gras

Wielding a menacing-looking pipe like the kind used for force-feeding birds, renowned actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff – who co-stars in The Tourist alongside Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – posed for photographs outside Fortnum & Mason today in order to show the public the cruelty inherent in foie gras production. Berkoff, who played villain General Orlov opposite Sir Roger Moore in the 1983 film Octopussy, joins his Bond nemesis Moore in efforts to persuade Fortnum & Mason to follow the lead of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and end … Read more.


  • 09
  • Feb

Amazing Animals Abound

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For your Wednesday enjoyment, here are some of the sweetest and most amazing animals we could find.

  • These brainy crows owe their intelligence to a legacy of nurturing parenting. Are crow nannies in our future, perhaps?
  • Like humans, chimpanzees and penguins grieve the loss of a child or family member.
  • Prairie dogs have a language so advanced that they can describe humans down to the colors of their clothes. Gok’s Fashion Fix: Prairie Dog Edition.
  • This cat prefers strawberries to mice. Has she been reading PETA’s website?
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  • 08
  • Feb

Factory-Farming Cruelty Hurts Fish Too

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Two fish-farm managers have been charged with cruelty to animals after thousands of fish were found dead at a Scottish salmon farm. Authorities and the SPCA are investigating what appears to be a case of chemical poisoning. Unfortunately, cruelty is common on fish farms.

To increase their bottom line, fish farmers cram as many fish as possible into extremely small enclosures. Injuries, parasitic infestations, and diseases are common. To keep the fish from dying in these horrible conditions, farmers lace their food with powerful chemicals and antibiotics, which … Read more.


  • 08
  • Feb

Veggie Vengeance: This Time, It’s Personal

What do you do when a Daily Mail survey reveals that some lasses are suffering under the misapprehension that eating meat is “manly”?  You show off a slew of veggie-powered super-studs and let the ladies decide for themselves. Here ou go, and you’re welcome.

Feast your eyes on these hunks of beef-, er, tofu-cake below and vote for the one with whom you’d be least likely to pick a fight over the last slice of pizza burger. And guys, if you’re still eating meat, perhaps this is the inspiration you need to … Read more.


  • 04
  • Feb

One in Five Pedigree Dogs Is Discarded Within Two Years

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A survey conducted by the RSPCA found that one in five pedigree puppies purchased from a breeder was given up before his or her second birthday. Not only did many of these puppies end up in already crowded animal shelters, but 36 percent had health problems and 3 percent died.

Virtually any breed can be found at a shelter or through a breed-specific rescue group. So there’s no excuse for patronising breeders, who profit from contributing to the animal overpopulation crisis. When you’re ready to add a … Read more.


  • 02
  • Feb

I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan!

This page was updated in April 2014.

Being vegan when you’re eating out is easy. Take a quick stroll down almost any high street in the UK, and you will find a plethora of bars, restaurant chains and fast-food joints that already have vegan options on their menu or items that can be quickly adapted by asking the server to hold the mayo or cheese.

Whenever we buy food, we’re casting a powerful vote with our money. There’s even an argument for vegans to eat out at places that have predominantly been … Read more.


  • 01
  • Feb

A Vegan Omelette?

A few years ago when I was living in Italy, I came across a truly scrumptious dish called cinque é cinque (also known as torta di ceci). The first time I tried it, I thought it tasted so “eggy” that I had to go back to the shop to check that it was really vegan!

A specialty of Livorno, Tuscany, on the northwest coast of the country, cinque é cinque is a chickpea pancake traditionally cooked in a clay oven and served on oily bread (schiacciatina) with extra pepper. It can … Read more.