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Anne Clark has been blogging, e-mailing, advocating and occasionally tweeting on behalf of PETA since 2012.

She's passionate about harnessing digital technology for good, helping people make kinder choices in their lives and giving our supporters the tools they need to become awesome advocates for animals online. She's also obsessed with seeking out vegan junk food and trawling the Internet for adorable pictures of baby animals – and she loves the fact that both of these activities are a legitimate part of her job!

When she isn't using the Internet to shout about animals, she can frequently be found cycling around her adopted home of East London, making friends with cats, consuming copious amounts of coffee or scouring charity shops for the best "vintage vegan" bargains.
  • 31
  • Oct

14 Videos That Will Inspire You to Go Vegan This November

DRM_ShieffBTS_HR-DSCF2076Inspiring, educational or heartbreaking … these must-see videos will all make you reflect seriously about what (or who) you’re eating.

  1. Labels vs. reality – find out the truth about “home-grown”, “free-range” and so-called “high-welfare” meat.
  1. Do more than survive! Vegan free runner Tim Shieff showcases the breathtaking power of kindness.
  1. Many people don’t realise that the dairy industry is just as cruel as the meat trade. Hollywood mum Emily Deschanel sets them right.
  1. You might want to have some tissues nearby for this one. Paul McCartney narrates this deeply shocking exposé of
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  • 28
  • Oct

PHOTO: Bunny Thanks Monsoon for Ending Angora Sales!

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When we heard that yet ANOTHER major UK retailer – Monsoon Accessorize – has just ended the use of angora wool, we had to crack out the champagne!

In a statement on its website today, Monsoon confirmed that, after hearing from customers: 

“we have decided to end the use of angora in all future production of our clothing and accessories”.

This is the right decision for bunnies and for fashion – because, ever since PETA Asia’s deeply disturbing investigation into angora fur farms last year, it’s been clear that … Read more.


  • 28
  • Oct

Europe Must Not Allow Animal Testing for Cosmetics to Happen Through the Back Door

Ratten 15 - ÄgT (3)People all over Europe celebrated last year when the ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the European Union came into full force.

So we were deeply concerned when a joint statement from the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) this week confirmed that cruel tests on animals for cosmetics ingredients will continue under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, the world’s biggest animal testing programme.

Here’s our statement on the issue:

PETA believes that the cosmetics testing ban is a vital start,

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  • 28
  • Oct

Pigeon-Racing Investigation Prompts Unprecedented Police Raid in Taiwan

Pigeon raidEarlier this year, the results of PETA US’ undercover investigation into Taiwan’s callous pigeon-racing industry made headlines around the world.

Now, it’s made history, by prompting the first-ever mega-raid by police on pigeon racing in Taiwan. Agents from the Criminal Investigation Bureau last week searched the office of the Greater Kaohsiung Zhongzheng Pigeon Society and froze millions of dollars in assets. Police also detained three employees on charges of violating Taiwan’s animal-protection law and illegal gambling.

This move is likely to have a huge impact on the upcoming winter pigeon-racing season … Read more.


  • 27
  • Oct

Why We’ve Just Ordered 4 Gallons of Fake Blood

This week, we’ve been experimenting with theatrical “blood”, considering the pros and cons of flesh-coloured underwear and e-mailing hundreds of people with requests that they take off their clothes in public.

fake blood preparations for vegan demo

Why? We’re planning one of our most daring demos yet – and if you know anything about PETA, that’s really saying something!

On Saturday, 1 November – which, not by coincidence, is World Vegan Day – we’ll be staging a huge “die-in” in the middle of Trafalgar Square in order to draw the world’s attention to the 255 animals who are … Read more.


  • 24
  • Oct

Buying British? What Those Meat Labels Really Mean (VIDEO)

Buying British FB copyHow do public perceptions of the UK meat industry match up with the reality?

Watch the video to find out:

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The meat industry often uses labels such as “organic”, “grass-fed”, “free-range” and “high-welfare” to market its products. But these labels are designed to make consumers feel better – not animals.

As our video shows, investigations have revealed time and time again that shocking abuse of animals occurs on farms and in abattoirs that claim to have the highest standards – including those with Red Tractor and Freedom Food certifications.

Examples of cruel … Read more.


  • 23
  • Oct

Live Export: Trafficking, Beatings, Broken Legs and Stabbings

Animals Australia Reveals Unspeakable Abuse of Cows and Sheep

In an extensive new investigation of the Australian live-export industry – which exports up to 4 million sheep and cattle per year – Animals Australia has revealed countless atrocities to animals who are shipped from Australia to Gaza, Jordan, Kuwait and Malaysia for the annual “festival of sacrifice” in October.

Video footage and photos show how exporters make a killing by supplying animals to notorious meat markets and unregulated abattoirs. Some animals are even set upon and killed in the streets.

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  • 20
  • Oct

Áine Carlin’s Delicious, Gooey Chocolate Brownie Recipe Plus Chance to Win ‘Keep It Vegan’ Cookbook

áine carlin recipe and cookbook contestFood writer Áine Carlin used to be a dedicated meat-eater – until she began to learn about how animals suffer in the meat and dairy industries and knew she had to change her diet. She went vegan because, as she says, “[t]he most important thing to me was reducing any further suffering by my own hands”, and she’s never looked back, becoming so passionate about plant-based food that she decided to publish her own cookbook, Keep It Vegan!

We love her easy, inventive recipes so much that we’ve given her a … Read more.


  • 16
  • Oct

Thank FCUK! French Connection Listens to YOU, Drops Angora

JUST IN: French Connection has announced that it is ending the use of angora in the production of its clothing and accessories with immediate effect. This is wonderful news for rabbits, and for everyone who believes in compassionate fashion!

French Connection angora victory

This victory comes after more than 100,000 compassionate people flooded the store with emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking it to stop supporting cruelty to rabbits, who often have the hair torn from their bodies as they scream in pain on Chinese angora farms.

“As a fashion brand we are responsive to our customers … Read more.


  • 15
  • Oct

Be a Hero to Turtles by Refusing to Support the Cruel Exotic-‘Pet’ Trade

After the release of movies or TV shows featuring animals (even animated ones), people often get caught up in the fad of buying real-life versions of the animal stars.

For example, despite the movie’s anti-captivity message, sales of clownfish soared after the release of Finding Nemo, as did sales of owls in the wake of the Harry Potter movies. According to Blue Cross, the number of huskies and similar breeds at its rehoming centres has increased by 700 per cent over the past five years, likely because of fans of fantasy … Read more.