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  • 08
  • Oct

Imelda May’s Fur-Free Plea

Irish rockabilly sensation Imelda May has just written a letter to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney, imploring him to ban cruel fur farming in the country.

Imelda May for PETA

The Dublin-born singer, whose hits include “Mayhem” and “Big Bad Handsome Man”, already helps animals every single day by sticking to a vegetarian diet and, like all people with a heart, would never wear fur. Now she’s going public with her disgust at the fur industry, which still causes animals to suffer and be killed every day in Ireland.

She writes in … Read more.


  • 06
  • Oct

Become a Real-Life Superhero

Changing someone’s life – for the better – is easier than you might think. Anyone can be a hero. Next time you see an animal in distress, please don’t just walk on by.

Here are a couple of stories about animal rescues that we found really inspiring – and we hope you do, too!

Our programmes manager, Yvonne, was out walking with her rescued dog, Zack, when she discovered this cutie:

Bab Wood Pigeon

Zack found her on the street between two cars. I was convinced that she was dead even after I had tapped

Read more.

  • 03
  • Oct

Well Done, Amazon UK, for Dropping Foie Gras!

Ducks, geese and compassionate Brits are cheering with delight today at the news that online retail giant Amazon has just agreed to stop selling foie gras on its UK website!

The welcome move to remove more than 100 foie gras products from the grocery section of the website comes after 10,000 concerned people wrote to the company asking it to stop profiting from cruelty as part of a campaign spearheaded by the animal rights group Viva!.

Viva! also presented the company with video footage from an investigation in France that showed … Read more.


  • 02
  • Oct

Fortnum & Mason: Don’t Be a…

Katharina Fritsch’s 4.72-metre-high Hahn/Cock – aka “the big blue cock” – is probably the most eye-catching new landmark in London.

Meanwhile, Fortnum & Mason is still making a huge cock-up by ignoring the widespread call to stop selling foie gras, the diseased livers of abused birds. So we took some of our flock down to Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth to unfurl a cheeky banner:

PETA Fortnum Mason banner at Hahn/Cock

Fortnum & Mason’s stubborn insistence on selling a product which is illegal to produce in Britain is tantamount to giving the British public the bird. To create foie … Read more.


  • 01
  • Oct

Saving Animals – With Science

For more than a decade, scientists from PETA US, and more recently PETA UK, have been showing the world that compassion and good research go hand in hand by providing expertise on modern, reliable, non-animal research and testing methods to organisations such as the EU. Now PETA UK, PETA US and their Asian and European affiliates are ramping it up to the next level by forming a pioneering consortium that combines their scientific resources.

Baby Rabbit

The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC), Ltd, will work with industry, private research facilities and regulatory bodies … Read more.