- Part 2

Archive for July, 2011

  • 11
  • Jul

Adele Goes Vegetarian!

Multi-platinum recording artist Adele can melt hearts with her soulful voice, but her actions are saving lives. The singer told Radio 1 that she is leaving meat out of her repertoire.

Like many of her songs, Adele’s inspiration came from love. “Whenever I am about to eat meat, I always see my little dog’s eyes”, she said.

Adele is quite right, of course: cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens and other animals killed for food feel pain and fear, just like dogs and cats do, and it doesn’t … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jul

Carrefour Drops Bullfight Ticket Sales

Carrefour, the second largest worldwide distributor of bullfight tickets (after Wal-Mart, which own ASDA in the UK), has made the compassionate decision to drop sales of tickets to bullfighting events in France.

In a letter to PETA France, Carrefour stated that as of April 2011, sales of the tickets would cease because of a lack of consumer demand.

Read the letter in French here.

Catalonia last year became the second Spanish region to ban bullfighting outright, after the Canary Islands in 1991. Various other cities and towns across Colombia, … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jul

And the Proggy Award Goes To …

… Preston resident Paul Obernay of Benthic Pelagic Solutions for inventing an animal-friendly alternative to swimming with dolphins! PETA’s Proggy Awards (“Proggy” is for “progress”) recognise animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture. Mr Obernay will be receiving his framed award shortly so that he can proudly display his achievement.

The device, called the “Dolphin Dome”, uses video screens and the sounds of the sea to create the sensation of being in the ocean with dolphins. Interacting with the aquatic mammals is claimed to have a beneficial effect for people with autism … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jul

The Only Way Is Freedom: Lydia Bright and Mr Darcy Protest Proposed Pig Farm

The Only Way Is Essex star Lydia Bright posed for photographs with her pig pal, Mr. Darcy, to urge compassionate citizens to speak out against Midland Pig Producers’ plans to build an enormous factory farm in Foston, Derbyshire.

“Mr Darcy really has opened my eyes to how wonderful, smart and fun pigs are”, says Bright. “He loves to go for walks, play in the long grass and feel the sun on his back – all things that the 25,000 pigs who would be housed in this pig prison in Foston would be … Read more.


  • 05
  • Jul

Cricketer Wayne Parnell Hits Circus Cruelty for Six in New PETA Ad

Cricketer Wayne Parnell has set his sights on a new opponent: circuses that force wild animals to perform unnatural and painful tricks. In a new anti-circus ad for PETA, Parnell, who plays for the South African national team, appears shirtless and bound by chains next to the words, “Try to Relate to Their Fate. Say NO to Animal Circuses”.

“I choose to participate in sport, but the animals used in circuses aren’t given any choice at all”, says Parnell. “Animals in circuses suffer a lifetime of abuse – all for a few … Read more.


  • 03
  • Jul

Diary of a PETA Photographer – Pamplona 2011

After attending PETA’s and AnimaNaturalis‘ joint anti-bullfighting demonstration at this time last year in Pamplona, Spain, I came back vowing to do everything I could to get this deplorable blood sport banned.

To that end, I’ve been working to rally the support of thousands of compassionate people all around the world, asking them to speak out against bullfighting via our online action alert. So you can imagine my joy when – just a few weeks after the demonstration last year and following years of campaigning, demonstrations and online advocacies by animal … Read more.


  • 01
  • Jul

PETA Urges Met Police to Install Safeguards Against Hot Dog Deaths

Following the recent tragic deaths of Chay and Milly, the police dogs who died after being left in a hot vehicle on 26 June, we sent an urgent letter to Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner at New Scotland Yard, requesting that an independently powered temperature-monitoring and heat-alert system be installed in all dog-carrying police vehicles.

In our letter, we pointed out that by installing the device – which, depending on the model, can sound an alarm, page the officer, attempt to start the engine, roll down a window or pop open the … Read more.


  • 01
  • Jul

‘Club Kids’ Slam Canada’s Seal Slaughter at Canada Day Festivities

Wearing loud costumes and holding signs that have graphic photos from Canada’s annual baby-seal slaughter and that read, “Canada’s Club Scene Sucks”, PETA “ravers” crashed the festivities at the biggest Canada Day celebration held outside Canada’s borders at Trafalgar Square today. Their point? Clubbing and shooting baby seals to death is nothing to celebrate.

Despite universal condemnation and plummeting demand for seal pelts, Canada cavalierly carries on with the biggest massacre of marine mammals in the world. The Canadian government spends more than $7 million (£4 million) each year defending the … Read more.