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  • 14
  • Jun

Breakfast in Bed: Vegan Father’s Day Recipes to Win Your Dad’s Heart

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so we thought we’d pass along some tasty recipes so you can treat your old man by making him a scrumptious vegan breakfast!

Animal dads on factory farms are denied all the joys of fatherhood and are never allowed to even set eyes on their children. So if you love spending time with your papa, it makes sense to let him know it by preparing food that no other fathers had to suffer for. And whether he is already a dedicated follower of a cruelty-free … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jun

Your Voice Counts! Hotel Ditches Foie Gras After E-Mail From PETA Supporter

As consumers, we have the power to change the world. We can vote with our wallets and make sure that our shopping habits reflect our compassionate principles. And we can also make our voices heard: most companies really care what you think and will often respond positively to feedback, as this fantastic story from PETA supporter Emma Thompson shows.

Emma was enjoying a relaxing spa day at Gloucestershire’s Wyck Hill House Hotel when she made a disturbing discovery – foie gras was on the restaurant menu. As someone who cares about … Read more.


  • 12
  • Jun

PHOTOS: Rylan Unveils His New Nearly Naked PETA Ad

Rylan Clark definitely looked like he was having fun today as he showed off his brand-new ad for PETA at London’s Marble Arch. The cheeky image highlights the Celebrity Big Brother star’s impressive and well-defined… opinions about cruelty to animals, as he comes out of the closet about being fur-free and fabulous. “If you see me in something furry, I’m faking it all the way!” he proudly proclaims.

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  Rylan Arms Up Rylan No Arms

Animals on fur farms are confined to tiny cages for their entire lives and often skinned alive. So please, do as Rylan does … Read more.


  • 11
  • Jun

Get the Facts – 5 Food Products That Taste of Torture

A recent survey has revealed the startling fact that almost a third of UK primary schoolchildren believe that cheese comes from plants. Most kids are naturally compassionate, so we’re guessing that if they knew the truth about the cruel origins of dairy products, they’d think twice about eating them. Maybe Emily Deschanel’s new dairy-industry exposé should be compulsory watching for all children – and for their parents, too.

And how many flesh-eaters really know what they’re eating? Oddly enough, the meat industry often isn’t too keen on spelling out exactly where … Read more.


  • 10
  • Jun

The UK and Ireland’s Sexiest Vegans 2013: Meet the Winners!

Congratulations to Laura and Toby, the newly crowned champions in our contest to find the sexiest vegans in the UK and Ireland!

Our two fine-looking finalists beat off competition from dozens of hot hopefuls to walk away with this year’s titles, thanks to their lovely looks and commitment to a compassionate lifestyle.

Small_LauraIrish beauty Laura, who hails from Naas in County Kildare, stopped eating animals when she was only 9 years old and has been making compassionate choices ever since. From volunteering in animal shelters to protesting against cruel live export outside … Read more.


  • 10
  • Jun

Johnny Depp’s New Diet?

Dark Shadows PremiereWord is that Johnny Depp, one of the world’s favourite actors, has just turned over a new leaf – by going vegan!

Under the compassionate influence of his new lady, Amber Heard, the star of movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean has reportedly given up meat and dairy products and is now a full convert to animal-free eating. And he’s been noticing results already, as it’s apparently helped him lose his “paunch” (not that we’d ever noticed Johnny looking less than gorgeous …).

The swashbuckling star famously values his privacy, so … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jun

Simon Cowell Says, ‘Don’t Leave Your Dog in Your Car’

Simon Cowell’s known for being a harsh judge on TV shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. But beneath his tough exterior lies a real softie – the entertainment guru has joined PETA to speak out for animals on a number of occasions. In this straight-talking ad, he has some advice that’s impossible to argue with: never, ever leave a dog inside a hot car.

Each year, thousands of dogs die of heatstroke inside parked cars. Their guardians may not realise that even just a few minutes of being … Read more.


  • 05
  • Jun

PETA’s Awesome Volunteers – Animals Are Lucky to Have You!

This week is Volunteers’ Week – and here at PETA, we’re constantly inspired by our fabulous volunteers, whose energy, passion and commitment to helping animals are essential to our work, every week.

Online, offline, on the streets, at our office or from their homes, our volunteers help us out in a huge number of ways. The following are just a few concrete examples of how Team PETA has been making a difference recently:

  • AndresIn February, approximately 5,000 people e-mailed Shropshire Council asking that it reject plans to build an  appallingly cruel chicken
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  • 04
  • Jun

We Will Miss Jiah Khan

Animals have lost a dear friend this week. Jiah Khan, the British Bollywood actor, passed away on Monday.

Among her many kind actions, Jiah lent her time to PETA UK to speak out on behalf of animals in captivity and campaigned with PETA India to protect birds from being injured by glass-coated kite string.

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Jiah will truly be missed by Bollywood fans and by the worldwide community of people committed to protecting animals. We send her family our condolences.… Read more.


  • 04
  • Jun

Get Your Essential Nutrients – the Vegan Way

Recently, we’ve seen a series of studies about the importance of food substances such as omega-3 fatty acids and iodine for our health. From curing depression to boosting your memory, it seems that getting your nutrient balance right can improve your life in every way.

Healthy vegetables FTW

Forget dairy and fish – you can easily get all the “wonder” ingredients that your body needs from a healthy plant-based diet and without any of the potentially harmful side effects that result from eating animal products. If you have a varied and balanced diet with plenty … Read more.