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Archive for August, 2011

  • 04
  • Aug

Closed: Win The Church of Seitan Customised Tote Bags

Fresh, edgy and totally wicked, The Church of Seitan is a rock-‘n’-roll clothing brand designed by PETA volunteer Michael Partouche. Favored by sexiest vegetarian nominee Jared Leto, the animal-friendly brand is a funky way to spread the seitanic gospel.

If you’re new to the world of faux meats, seitan (pronounced “SAY-tan”) is high in protein and low in fat and tastes sinfully delicious. Whether you grill it, fry it, barbecue it or just heat it up and slap it on a sandwich with some salad stuff and a tasty … Read more.


  • 03
  • Aug

Michael Mansfield QC Passes Judgement on Pig ‘Prison’

Read Michael Mansfield QC's letter in full here.

Prominent barrister Michael Mansfield QC – who has defended scores of accused in prominent and controversial court cases – has fired off an urgent letter to Derbyshire County Council after learning from PETA that Midland Pig Producers has submitted an application to build an enormous factory farm in Foston, Derbyshire. Mansfield, a vegetarian, objects on the grounds that the pigs on this proposed farm would spend their entire lives imprisoned indoors, denied everything that is natural and important to them.

“I have made … Read more.


  • 02
  • Aug

Another UK Abattoir Caught Out Inflicting Harrowing Abuse

Barely a year after Animal Aid first released harrowing footage taken inside UK abattoirs, they have uncovered more abuse. Video footage secretly recorded at Elmkirk Ltd (Cheale Meats) makes for distressing viewing, but astonishingly, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are refusing to prosecute those responsible because the abattoir staff were not consulted about the cameras.

The hidden cameras at the Cheale Meats abattoir recorded staff punching pigs, hitting them with bats, burning their faces with cigarettes and forcing injured pigs to drag themselves into the stun pen. One … Read more.


  • 02
  • Aug

‘Apes’ Director Earns PETA US Award

I hope you’re as excited as I am to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which opens next Friday, 12 August. The movie’s message and CGI special effects are so animal-friendly that PETA US has given director Rupert Wyatt a Proggy Award for recognising that real great apes don’t belong on production sets.

Given the impressive technology available now – and you’ll see it in all its glory in this film – there’s no need to hire wild-animal trainers who rip baby chimpanzees away from their mothers and physically … Read more.