July 2012 - Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog

Archive for July, 2012

  • 26
  • Jul

PETA Activists Urge Olympians to Go For Gold: Go Vegan!

Painted head to toe in gold, three of PETA’s awesome activists showed off their giant medals in London today, urging people to “Go for the Gold: Go Vegan”. Their point? That throwing meat, eggs and dairy products out of your diet is the best thing that you can do for your health – whether you’re a top-rung Olympian or a couch potato.

A number of athletes – including nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis and Britian’s own Fiona Oakes, who ran 151 miles across the Sahara Desert in the world’s toughest … Read more.

  • 26
  • Jul

Paul McCartney interrupts Olympics rehearsal to plead for Sunder

After hearing about the plight of a young elephant who has been beaten and is kept in chains, music and vegetarian legend Sir Paul McCartney broke from rehearsals for his performance at the London Olympics to send an urgent letter to Indian Forest Minister. He called on the minister to use his power immediately to rescue the little elephant, named Sunder.

“I have seen photographs of young Sunder, the elephant kept alone in a shed at Jyotiba Temple and put in chains with spikes”, wrote McCartney. “Years of his life have been … Read more.

  • 25
  • Jul

CLOSED: Win a PETA Poster Featuring Morrissey

What must-have item should no Moz fan be without? His PETA ad poster!

The rocker is the cat’s meow in the new ad, asking fans to save animals’ lives by always spaying and neutering. You see, thousands of homeless animals are euthanised in shelters every year simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Luckily, Morrissey is spreading the message that animal birth control is the solution to our animal overpopulation crisis. And lucky for you, the ad could be yours, as we have five fab posters to give away!… Read more.

  • 20
  • Jul

PETA’s Vegetarian Poster Boy to Carry Olympic Torch

You won’t find too many vegetarian seniors whiling away the time in a rocking chair. Fitness experts, nutritionists and physicians around the world have concluded that a low-protein vegetarian diet may be the key to a long, healthy life – just look at Fauja Singh!  “The Turbaned Tornado” – the oldest marathon runner in the world – ran the London Marathon three weeks after his 101st birthday. How did he do it? Simple: by walking or jogging every day and by sticking to a vegetarian diet.

Plant-based foods are cholesterol-free … Read more.

  • 14
  • Jul

Hundreds March Through London With Plea To ‘Spare The Bears’

Wearing bear masks, dressed in black and holding signs that read, “MoD: Go Fur-Free”, hundreds of compassionate members of the public marched through central London to urge the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to replace The Queen’s Guards’ bearskin caps with cruelty-free faux fur. The route began at Westminster Bridge and finished at Marble Arch, for a grand total of 5 kilometres, taking participants past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Beloved twitcher Bill Oddie and actor Peter Egan kicked off proceedings and took the lead … Read more.

  • 11
  • Jul

1,000 More Animals Per Week Used in UK Labs

Yesterday saw the publication of the government’s annual statistics on the use of animals in scientific procedures. The figures published cover 2011 and show a 3 per cent rise over the previous year and a staggering 40 per cent rise since 2000. In the 2010 coalition agreement, the government claimed it would “work to reduce” numbers of animals used in research, and this looks like another broken promise. In total, 68,000 more animals suffered this year than last – that’s more than 1,000 animals every week – yet the Home Office still … Read more.

  • 10
  • Jul

Human Leather – Would You Wear It?

A chic little downtown jacket. Buttery soft. Comes in a stunning mahogany tan. Detailed with a unique frilled-flesh collar. Made in England. 100% genuine human leather.

Would you wear it? Not a chance, right?!

Fortunately, no one was harmed in the making of this jacket. It’s actually made out of latex by art student Heidi Alavi to remind people that human skin and animal skin are the same – and that neither is “fabric”. Stealing skin to make jackets, bags and belts will never be acceptable. From cows to sheep to crocodiles … Read more.

  • 05
  • Jul

PETA Protesters Lie Naked in Pamplona to Protest Bullfights

With their naked bodies painted red and black and lying on the ground to spell out the words “Stop Bullfights”, dozens of PETA activists protested against the cruel Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and the deadly bullfights that follow. The protest was held outside the mayor’s residence just two days before the barbaric bull runs are scheduled to start. Other activists, including some from as far away as Australia and the United States, held a banner that read, “Bulls Die a Bloody Death in Pamplona”. PETA’s point? That tormenting animals by … Read more.

  • 04
  • Jul

PETA Award Shows That Oddie Really Is a Goodie!

Bill Oddie, one of Britain’s best-loved naturalists – who has been a permanent fixture on TV screens for more than 40 years – was presented with an award from PETA at a prestigious ceremony held at the Royal Air Force Club in the West End of London last weekend. The award, for “coming to the aid of birds violently abused in the foie gras industry”, was presented to the celebrity twitcher by PETA founder, Ingrid E Newkirk.

Last month, Oddie slammed the BBC, his former employer, for “condoning dreadful cruelty” in its … Read more.