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  • 31
  • Dec

5 Reasons Why Going Vegan Needs to Be Your New Year’s Resolution

1. These cuties. Animals are beautiful, interesting, intelligent, sensitive and unique. They’re not dinner.

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2. fitter, healthier you. Weight loss – tick. Lower risk of developing heart disease – tick. Clearer skin – tick. Increased sense of well-being and total absence of guilt about what you’re eating – tick!

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3. Deliciousness. Vegan food is tasty food. Don’t believe us? Sample a few of these stunning recipes.

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4. The planet. Stopping climate change is a pretty major priority for the human race right now – and the UN says Read more.


  • 30
  • Dec

John Bishop and Lily Cole Crowned as the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarians!

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Kindness is one of the sexiest traits that you can have – so as you’d expect, when deciding who to award the title of the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities, we were spoilt for choice, especially since a plant-based diet is known to keep you fit and looking great! But after much deliberation, 2013′s beautiful winners are comedian John Bishop and top model Lily Cole.

Bishop, who starred in one of PETA’s most popular pro-vegetarian campaigns, “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”, has … Read more.


  • 27
  • Dec

These Are the Animals YOU Helped in 2013

It’s been an exciting year. Our campaigns have been non-stop, and with your help, we’ve achieved wonderful things. The following are a few of the victories that we’ve achieved together for animals in 2013:

  1. Rabbits
    Angora rabbit

    David-O / CC BY 2.0
    We knew that our video showing rabbits screaming in pain on Chinese angora farms was deeply shocking. But the response has blown us away. After learning where their angora products came from, outraged consumers sprang into action – sharing the video footage, signing up for our campaign and flooding businesses with messages
Read more.

  • 23
  • Dec

Announcing PETA’s Person of the Year – Ricky Gervais!

Comedian wins PETA awardRicky Gervais already has his fair share of gongs  – BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Emmys, to mention just a few – but now he has a new accolade to boast about. The outspoken comedian has just been named PETA’s Person of the Year for 2013, thanks to the way that he uses his influence and wit to defend animals day after day. He’s joining an illustrious list of British celebs who have been recognised by PETA, including Brian May and Morrissey.

When he’s not making fans laugh in shows such as Derek Read more.


  • 23
  • Dec

The Artists Singing Out for Animals in France

We love this inspiring video from rising stars Tribunal Animal, a French band who put animal rights front and centre in their music.

The song “A Vegan Future” calls into question the normalisation of violence towards animals in our society, with bilingual lyrics that form a stirring call to action: “We’re killing fathers, torturing mothers, and eating billions of children”.

This is an exciting time for animal rights in France. Interest in vegan living is steadily increasing in France, with more and more  restaurants “végans” popping up all over the countryRead more.


  • 19
  • Dec

21 Ways to Veganise Your Christmas Dinner

Millions of people in the UK this year – including Paul McCartney, Leona Lewis and many others – will be tucking into a delicious cruelty-free Christmas dinner, one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcass of an animal.

Here are some of our favourite vegan recipe ideas for enjoying a festive feast with all the trimmings – one that’s bound to impress your family and friends and make it a merry Christmas for animals, too. Whether you celebrate a traditional Christmas or not, you should be able to find plenty of … Read more.


  • 19
  • Dec

Jonas Von Essen: Remember to Go Vegan!

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23-year-old Jonas Von Essen from Sweden has become the World Memory Champion, scoring the highest number of points ever recorded, with feats such as memorising an entire pack of cards in less than a minute and recalling thousands of digits. He also remembers animals every time he eats – yep, Jonas is a vegan – proving that a plant-based diet isn’t just the most compassionate choice. It’s also the smartest!

Jonas answered the following questions about his compassionate plant-based diet:

Why did you decide to go vegan?

Simply because I … Read more.


  • 18
  • Dec

ASOS Goes All the Way Against Angora!

Awesome news: ASOS has become the first company not only to halt angora production, but also to stop selling all angora products on its website, including those from third-party brands.

After discussions with PETA, seeing our shocking video about how angora rabbits are tortured for their fur, and grasping the strength of consumer sentiment against this unethical fabric, ASOS has taken decisive action by refusing to profit from its sale, both now and in all future collections. The online retailer already had a strict policy in place against selling items … Read more.


  • 17
  • Dec

Why Animal Lovers Are Staying Away From ‘The Hobbit’

A year has passed since the release of the first film in The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey – which means it’s also been a year since disturbing allegations came out about the abuse, neglect and death of many animals during its production.

Here’s a reminder of how horses, goats, sheep and other animals suffered during the making of the movie:

The Hobbit: Unexpected Cruelty

Rather than address compassionate people’s concerns, Peter Jackson has brushed off criticism and refused to give assurances that he will stop putting animals at risk. Given the advent of computer-generated … Read more.


  • 16
  • Dec

The Only Signed Hardcover of Morrissey’s Autobiography Goes Under the Hammer for PETA

Morrissey PETA UKUPDATE: Sold! The one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey was sold on eBay for £8,300. All proceeds will go to our campaign to help prevent the slaughter of animals for meat. Our thanks go to Morrissey for the New Year’s present and to the generous fan who purchased the book!

Animals in need of help have no better friend than Morrissey. As a music icon and longtime animal rights activist, his efforts to help stop animal abuse are legendary and date back nearly three decades. In the past, he has Read more.