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Archive for January, 2012

  • 31
  • Jan

You Did It: Air France Cancels Live Monkey Transport for Animal Testing!

Within a few hours of obtaining reports that Air France was planning to transport 60 live monkeys from Africa to a United States laboratory for use in animal experiments, PETA and several of our international affiliates quickly mobilised members and supporters to take action.

Within 24 hours, you and others like you managed to generate 68,000 e-mails, thousands of Facebook posts and tweets, and hundreds of calls. Thanks to your fast work and dedication, we are thrilled to confirm that Air France has cancelled plans to deliver Read more.


  • 31
  • Jan

Paris Without Fur

Last Thursday, eco-friendly online magazine Neoplanete and international multimedia platform OneHeartChannel, with the support of PETA France, helped present a brand-new event aimed at showing chic and ethical alternatives to fur at the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière. “Paris Without Fur” (Paris sans fourrure) took place on the last day of Paris Couture Fashion Week and aimed to show the public the fabulous alternatives to the real fur produced by the fur industry.

Photo © Maï-wen Wauthy

Spirit Hoods, PLICH, C&A, Etam, Frank Sorbier, VJ Read more.


  • 27
  • Jan

Unveiled: The Best Vegan Breakfasts in the Country

Everyone agrees on the importance of starting the day with a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. Fortunately, more and more Britons are moving away from the traditional artery-clogging fry-ups of cholesterol-packed eggs, fatty sausages and greasy rashers and demanding lighter and more nourishing fare – which often means delicious vegan options. To mark Farmhouse Breakfast Week (22 to 28 January), we’ve scoured the country to find the top 10 vegan breakfasts in the country. Winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, including reputation and the … Read more.


  • 26
  • Jan

Beagles Are Barking With Joy Today!

This is a great day for animals, the government and common sense. We’re thrilled that following months of campaigning by PETA and other groups, including our appeals to East Riding Council and the Secretary of State, an organised protest outside the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol and almost 10,000 objections from PETA supporters, the government has recognised what the public already knew – that breeding dogs for deadly experiments is a shameful trade. Dogs aren’t commodities, and they aren’t test tubes with tails. These dogs have been … Read more.


  • 26
  • Jan

Sexiest European Vegetarian Sophie Shows All Animals Have the Same Parts

Defying chilly January temperatures by stripping down to nothing but panties and paint markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram of body parts, our Sexiest Vegetarian winner, Sophie Barrett, marked World Week for the Abolition of Meat by standing behind a poster that read, “All Animals Have the Same Parts: Abolish Meat”.

Sexiest European Vegetarian Sophie Barrett Body Parts

Animals are more than walking entrées. They are made of flesh, blood and bone, just as humans are. They have the same bodily organs, the same five senses and the same emotions, ranging from joy and contentment to depression and … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jan

Jallikattu Is Bull****, Say PETA Activists

Led by a costumed “bull” in a wheelchair, PETA activists took to the Embassy of India today with signs that read, “Save India’s Reputation: End Jallikattu”, in English, Tamil and Hindi. They were urging the Indian government not to exempt the state of Tamil Nadu from the national ban against using bulls as performing animals. Tamil Nadu currently has permission to continue jallikattu, a cruel and dangerous “sport” in which terrified bulls are kicked, punched, jumped on and dragged to the ground – and in which human participants are often injured … Read more.


  • 23
  • Jan

Man Gored to Death in Spanish Fire-Bull Festival

A man who attended a festival in Navajas, Spain, has been gored to death.

During these flaming-bull festivals, bulls are restrained while contraptions that look to be straight out of a medieval torture chamber are fixed to their heads. These sadistic devices have two balls of pitch (a flammable tar-like substance) that are lit on fire before the bulls are released, ablaze, onto the streets, where they desperately try to escape the fire while crowds jeer and torment them. The bulls often smash into walls in … Read more.


  • 20
  • Jan

PETA Supports Eating Meat – Find Out Why

A subject that has generated some interesting discussions in the office and that we’d love to hear your views on is PETA-approved meat – in vitro meat, that is! Although in vitro meat isn’t on supermarket shelves yet, it will be in our lifetime. The technology involves painlessly taking a few cells from a live animal and putting them into a nutritious medium in which they will divide. Scientists have already concluded that a few cells can feed an entire nation – in fact, … Read more.


  • 16
  • Jan

Spanish City Says ‘Adiós’ to Circuses

The town of Molins de Rei has joined more than 60 other Spanish cities that have enacted bans against circuses that use animals.

Our colleagues at Asociación Animalista Libera received overwhelming support from city officials after pointing out that animals in circuses live in cramped cages and are beaten with bullhooks and whips in order to force them to obey. The ban includes all exhibitors that use wild animals.

Join PETA’s Action Team and start a campaign to ban animal acts underway in your own town.

 


  • 13
  • Jan

The Perfect Gift for the Person Who Has Everything

What do you get the man or woman who has everything? Joanna Collins, the owner of A Touch of Beauty Spa, gave the gift of a lifetime of happiness to one lucky donkey filly in India – and at the same time, she found a great way to honour her friend Jock Zonfrillo, an executive head chef at an award-winning restaurant in Australia.

Late last year, veterinary staff with the Animal Rahat sanctuary for working animals in Maharashtra, India, spotted a donkey who was in severe distress and limping through busy traffic. … Read more.