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Archive for March, 2012

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Clothing Chain M&Co Ditches Fur Peddling Company

We’ve just received some great news from clothing chain M&Co! After being contacted by PETA and one of our brilliant supporters regarding a coat with real fur trim, the store immediately took action. Not only did M&Co move swiftly to remove the coat, they also cut all ties with fashion label Cutie, which was selling the coat as a concessionary item in their stores, saying they “no longer have confidence in Cutie’s quality control procedures.” We applaud M&Co for staking such a swift and compassionate stance on the sale of fur.… Read more.


  • 08
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Ingrid Newkirk, Inspirational Woman

Ingrid with chickenInternational Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of inspirational women. No woman is more inspiring or has achieved more for animals than PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk. We’re honoured to know her and thankful for her tireless devotion to helping animals. Here is her story:

Ingrid was born in Surrey and lived in Europe until she was 7 years old, when she and her parents moved to India. She has always been drawn to animals and often rescued abused cattle and stray dogs during her childhood. After moving to the US, she … Read more.


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  • Mar

Urgent: Speak Out Against Live-Animal Transportation

Every year, more than 6 million animals are subjected to the horrors of being transported long distances across Europe. Investigations have repeatedly shown that the most basic EU rules concerning rest, food and water for the animals are repeatedly flouted.

Obviously, PETA would like to see the end of all live-animal transport – but until that happens, we need to do all that we can to prevent as much cruelty and suffering as possible. There is currently a Written Declaration in front of the European Parliament which calls for a maximum journey … Read more.


  • 02
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No End in Sight for Wild Animals in British Circuses

Many of you will have seen the headlines reporting an end to the use and abuse of wild animals in British circuses. There is nothing PETA would love more (well, except an end to the use of all animals in circuses), but sadly, all is not what it seems. In the face of overwhelming public and parliamentary support for a ban, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that it will press ahead with its circus inspection and licensing scheme and also have another public consultation on the … Read more.


  • 02
  • Mar

Patriotic Goose Highlights Foie Gras Cruelty to Royal Well-Wishers

PETA’s “goose” led a patriotic protest outside Fortnum & Mason yesterday as the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duchess of Cambridge visited the store to open a new restaurant. As crowds lined the streets, PETA activists were out in force with Union Jack flags and banners held high, reading, “F&M: Foie Gras Is Un-British”, to highlight the fact that a store which trades on its British heritage should not be selling a product too cruel to produce here. The banners were clearly visible to Fortnum & Mason’s store executives as … Read more.