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Archive for April, 2014

  • 29
  • Apr

James Cromwell and Justin Bieber Agree That Air France Sucks

The word has been spreading far and wide about Air France’s notorious cruelty, as it’s the only major airline that still ships monkeys for animal testing. And last week, the campaign got a notable new supporter – Justin Bieber!

The Canadian pop star encountered a group of protesters at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and after learning how primates are snatched from their homes in the wild, crammed into crates and flown to laboratories all over the world on Air France planes, he rightly concluded, “Air France sucks”. Justin – … Read more.


  • 29
  • Apr

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin Say ‘Non’ to Foie Gras

Malmaison CCWe have some wonderful news to share! After PETA contacted the nationwide boutique hotel groups Malmaison and Hotel du Vin about how birds are force-fed several times a day through metal pipes that are rammed down their throats in order to make foie gras, they made the compassionate decision to ban the vile product from all 28 of their hotel menus throughout the UK.

“I totally agree with your view on this issue”, wrote Gary Davis, CEO of MWB Group Holdings, which owns the hotels, before personally ensuring that all foie gras … Read more.


  • 22
  • Apr

Sexy ‘Beefeaters’ Guard Animals This St George’s Day

Just one day before St George’s Day, two patriotic PETA activists bodypainted to look like sexy Yeomen Warders – aka “Beefeaters” – stood proud outside the Tower of London and urged the city to put down the beef. Promoting meat-free meals, the vegans encouraged the public to ditch meat for their health, for the environment, for animals and for England!

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“As St George showed us, humans will go to extremes to save their own lives, but our nation’s addiction to the fatty flesh in bangers and pork pies is hurting – not … Read more.


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  • Apr

Paul McCartney’s Easter Appeal

Music legend and long-time animal advocate Paul McCartney is urging fans to make Good Friday a good day for animals, too, by “trying vegetarian”.

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Many Christians traditionally replace meat from land animals with fish on Good Friday, but whether two-legged, four-legged or finned, all animals raised and killed for food suffer in just the same way.

Paul, who was raised a Catholic, says, “Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ And … Read more.


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  • Apr

Spotted! Adorable Easter Babies You’ll Want to Keep Safe Forever

To mark Easter, the advent of spring, and to celebrate new life, here’s your weekly cuteness fix – some irresistibly adorable baby animals who are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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Piglets” by Meneer Zjeroen / CC BY 2.0

These sweeties have beauty and brains – pigs are thought to be smarter than a 3-year-old child!

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Lindenhof Lambs” by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby / CC BY 2.0

Sheep display emotions with their ears, recognise facial expressions, communicate using a variety of vocalisations and can recognise their … Read more.


  • 15
  • Apr

Alan Carr: Be a Little Fairy for Animals!

Comedian and TV personality Alan Carr has brought his cheeky sense of humour to bear on the issue of spaying and neutering in a new ad for PETA.

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Ahead of the new series of Chatty Man, the talk-show host felt that it was time to have a serious heart-to-heart talk about animal overpopulation in the UK, explaining:

There’s no “magic wand” that will find homes for all of Britain’s homeless dogs and cats, but simple surgeries – spaying and neutering – will make a huge difference in the long run. We’ve Read more.


  • 15
  • Apr

17 Bollywood Stars Who Speak Out for Animals

Animals have many friends among the beautiful people who work in Bollywood, the world’s largest filmmaking industry. The following are some of the biggest names who have teamed up either with us or with PETA India in their behalf, from rising starlets to some of Indian cinema’s most iconic figures:

1.      Amy Jackson

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The Liverpool-born Yevadu star poses with her adorable rescued cat Alfie to raise awareness of animal homelessness.

2.      Imran Khan

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In addition to starring in a touching video with his dog, Tony, the heartthrob was also given an … Read more.


  • 09
  • Apr

Dogs Need Rehoming, Not Cloning!

Millions of dogs are abandoned and in need of good homesNews of Britain’s first cloned dog – a dachshund named “mini Winnie”, born at a total cost of £60,000 – has been splashed across the newspapers this week.

Many people find the idea of creating a clone of a loved one pretty disturbing, and there are serious scientific and ethical arguments against cloning, too.

First, the cloning process is experimental, with a low success rate – between 0 and 20 per cent. The first team that managed to clone a dog had a success rate of two dogs out of 123. … Read more.


  • 08
  • Apr

9 Easter Chocolate Ideas for Vegans

Easter is a time to give and receive delicious chocolate – why not give animals a gift this Easter, too, by buying dairy- and egg-free chocolate?

Whether your taste runs to white chocolate or decadent dark, you’re on a tight budget or are looking to splash out, you prefer an impressive big egg or a bundle of mini-eggs – given the wonderfully wide range of delicious vegan Easter eggs available in shops and supermarkets this year, you’ll be spoiled by all the choices!

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  • 07
  • Apr

Court Rules That Sunder WILL Be Free!

We have some excellent news today that is bound to bring a smile to the face of anyone who has heard the story of Sunder, a young Indian elephant who has spent the last six years chained up in a temple, miserable and alone, and endured beatings and abuse.

Today, in a landmark judgment, the Honourable Bombay High Court ruled in favour of PETA India by upholding the implementation of the Joint Secretary (Forests), Government of Maharashtra’s order of August 2012 to release Sunder to a sanctuary. This is the result we’ve … Read more.