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  • 21
  • Oct

Relate to Who’s on Your Plate

Did your food once have a face?

That’s the question we’re encouraging people to ask themselves this week with a series of thought-provoking demonstrations across the UK ahead of World Vegan Month, which starts in November.

Birmingham

On Monday, compassionate student Shayna – who was a finalist in this year’s Sexiest Vegan Competition – kicked off the week by posing almost naked on a giant plate to help passers-by feel empathy for the animals who are killed by the meat industry.

PETA Demo in Birmingham.

Manchester

Lovely Loretta put her principles into practice on Read more.


  • 21
  • Oct

Tiffany Stanley: Turn Your Back on Fur

Irish model, reality TV star and actor Tiffany Stanley is urging her government to give fur the cold shoulder and ban cruel fur farms in a new nude ad for PETA, shot by photographer Volker Fleck.

Sexy model poses naked in PETA Ad

Sexy Stanley is determined to help put an end to an industry that confines 225,000 minks every year to small cages and then rips the skin off their tiny backs. She explains why she’s passionate enough about this cause to bare all: “The fur industry shows Ireland in a really bad light. The sooner we end … Read more.


  • 18
  • Oct

Harrods Makes Humane Choice on Civet Coffee

Iconic department store Harrods has withdrawn kopi luwak coffee from its stores after revelations about the trade’s cruel treatment of animals and the widespread mislabelling of coffee beans as “wild-sourced”, when they may in fact have come from caged animals.

Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, is made from coffee berries that have been eaten and then excreted by Asian palm civets. It’s a truly bizarre phenomenon – and truly horrible for the animals involved, who are often captured from the wild, kept in tiny cages and forced to eat unnatural amounts of … Read more.


  • 16
  • Oct

Siouxsie Sioux Slams Fortnum & Mason’s Vile Foie Gras

The “first lady of punk” wants Fortnum & Mason to “get with the times”.

First lady of punk teams up with PETA to help animalsSiouxsie Sioux is the latest person to join the fast-growing list of notables who are letting Fortnum & Mason’s Ewan Venters have it over the shop’s continued sales of vile foie gras. She has written a letter to Venters explaining the horrors of foie gras production, which is banned in the UK, and how it has no place in a store that prides itself on its British tradition.

Best known as the vocalist for the punk band Siouxsie … Read more.


  • 15
  • Oct

Tian Tian and the Panda Propaganda

After months of build-up, Edinburgh Zoo has at last admitted today that its giant panda, Tian Tian, is not pregnant.Breeding pandas in captivity is all about the money.

Long before this announcement, the news was awash with frivolous panda articles. Stories about panda love tunnels, hormone changes, mood music and even panda porn, all released by the Edinburgh Zoo, have helped the zoo to profit from these captive animals. Despite all the headline-grabbing mating gimmicks, the zoo failed to override the notoriously detrimental impact of captivity on the natural desire of the animals to breed.

The Edinburgh Zoo is … Read more.


  • 15
  • Oct

Celebrate a Vegan Eid

Whether you’re Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, agnostic or atheist, a vegan diet is an infallible way to get healthy, reduce your carbon footprint and demonstrate compassion for animals. As Anila Muhammad, who is a practicing Muslim and a vegan, explained in a Huffington Post article, “For me a plant-based diet was one way I could bridge the spiritual mandate to protect animals and the environment”.

So, to mark the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, in which food traditionally plays a major role, we thought we’d share a few ideas for festive … Read more.


  • 14
  • Oct

Charlie Brown: Be Beautiful in Your Own Skin

Singer-songwriter Charlie Brown may be best known for his upbeat lyrics and urban pop sound, but now, with his new anti-fur ad for PETA, he’s showing fans another aspect of his personality – kindness towards animals.

Be Beautiful in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs!

The London-based artist – who, with chart-topping singles such as “Bones”, is clearly on his way to greatness – hasn’t let fame change his values. He explains: “If I can use my voice to make a difference in the world, I will – so I’m proud to work with PETA to speak out against fur. We … Read more.


  • 09
  • Oct

8 Must-Try Vegan Sandwich Ideas

Making the perfect sandwich is an art form. The concept may be simple – take two slices of bread and insert your (animal-free) filling of choice – but the creative possibilities are endless!

Sampling some of the brand-new range of Violife vegan cheese from Veganic got the PETA office thinking about our favourite cruelty-free sandwiches. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Kirsty’s Classic “Cheese” Sandwich: There’s nothing fancy about this sandwich, but oh my, it is tasty. Recreate it yourself with thick-cut seeded bread, smothered with basil and cashew pesto, then
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  • 09
  • Oct

Enter the Great Vegan Bake-Off 2013

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There are so many delicious vegan baked goods, such as doughnuts and apple strudel, on supermarket shelves, but sometimes homemade treats really take the cake.

So we’re launching a search for the most mouth-watering vegan baked goods in Britain and Ireland! Preheat your oven and start planning your pies, cakes, scones, biscuits or whatever else you bake best. If you are new to vegan baking, don’t worry – check out PETA US’ database of delicious recipes to inspire you.

Entering is easy – just bake something that looks delicious and is … Read more.


  • 08
  • Oct

Harvey Nichols’ Major Fashion Faux Pas

UPDATE: Fashion director, Paula Reed, has now resigned.
After receiving confirmation in a meeting with Harvey Nichols that Reed was singlehandedly responsible for breaking the department store’s strict decade-long policy against selling fur, we hope her resignation will pave the way for the reinstatement of the store’s previous, well-respected policy. Please continue to take action, and we will update you here with any more news.

 

Harvey Nichols goes back on its word by selling real fur againFor almost a decade, Harvey Nichols has been one of the good guys – ever since pressure from PETA and compassionate consumers persuaded the company Read more.