Some promising news: the Norwegian Animal Research Authority (NARA) has, for the first time, rejected an application by the Norwegian Armed Forces to injure and kill animals in archaic trauma training exercises.
In live-animal trauma training, animals such as pigs and goats are shot apart, are stabbed and have their bones broken before being sewn back together by trainee surgeons – and then they’re killed. It’s an unacceptably cruel practice, especially as humane, high-tech training methods have been proved to prepare doctors for the battlefield more effectively.
Norway, along … Read more.
Victory! In a landmark decision that could save millions of animals from suffering and death in laboratory experiments, the European Ombudsman has determined that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the agency responsible for overseeing the largest animal testing programme in the world, is not fully applying its authority to minimise animal experiments, as required by law.
In 2011, PETA learned that tens of thousands of animals were being poisoned and killed in avoidable tests, contrary to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), which states that … Read more.
Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Milan and Paris are just a few of the cities that Morrissey’s latest European tour has taken him to – and wherever he’s gone, he’s made sure that his fans have heard the compassionate meat-free message loud and clear.
In addition to persuading all the venues that he’s performing at to go meat-free for the night, Moz also gave a show-stopping rendition of his iconic song “Meat Is Murder” – accompanied by harrowing video footage from abattoirs to help drive the point home. And his performances have led … Read more.
Last week, Sant Joan in Mallorca became the 16th town on the island to reject bullfighting – a sign of the growing Spanish resistance to this cruel and outdated pastime. The compassionate decision came after a campaign by local group Mallorca Sin Sangre.
While certain members of the political establishment in Spain still cling to the outmoded idea of killing animals for sport, grassroots resistance is turning whole swathes of the country into bullfighting-free zones. The region of Catalonia as well as towns such as Tossa de Mar, Vilamacolum and La … Read more.
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?
We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite vegan items that will deliver Christmas cheer for human and non-human animals alike!
|Jeans From Monkee Genes
This vegan denim company even sells faux-leather “PETA-Approved Vegan” patches, so a pair of its stylish jeans would make the perfect gift for the PETA supporter in your life!
|Beyond Skin Shoes
Ethical footwear company Beyond Skin creates luxury, ethical vegan designer ladies’ shoes, the perfect gift for a compassionate fashionista.
|A Wallet From Wills|
Stuck for stocking fillers? PETA
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Whether you’re catering for a crowd of hungry vegans or determined to wow your meat-eating family members with delicious plant-based food, Christmas is a time to go all-out with your cooking.
When it comes to designing a festive vegan menu, there are no limits to how creative you can be. But we thought we’d give any newbie vegans a few starting points for cooking up a Christmas dinner that might bear a close resemblance to the ones you remember from your childhood – with the key difference that absolutely no animals will … Read more.
Update! We’re always hearing from supporters who are sickened by the cruelty of angora production – in which rabbits have the fur ripped from their skin or are tied up and roughly shorn – and who want to make sure that their favourite stores are angora-free.
So we thought we’d share where we’re up to in the campaign against this violently produced fabric.
As of December 2014, the following companies have told PETA or its international affiliates that they will not be using angora in future collections. It’s quite a list!
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‘Tis the season of goodwill, mulled wine, mince pies, holiday feasts, family gatherings, carol singers and Christmas shopping.
But for some animals, especially those who are killed for food or for their skins, Christmas is anything but a merry occasion. You can help change that, though, with these easy steps for spreading joy to all this December.
Be a Compassionate Christmas Shopper
Vote with your wallet by leaving items made from angora, leather and other cruelly derived materials on the shelf. Instead, check out our list of ethical gift ideas, from … Read more.
With subzero temperatures set to continue, people have been reaching for the antifreeze to prevent the water in their car radiators from turning into ice. But antifreeze can be deadly to animals.
Most brands of antifreeze have a sweet taste, which can be tempting to animals and even children. The main ingredient in most antifreeze brands is ethylene glycol. Animals who ingest this chemical will promptly begin to suffer from vomiting, convulsions and kidney failure. If animals don’t receive immediate veterinary care, they face a painful, almost certain death.
If … Read more.
If you care about animals, wool-free fashions are the way to go this winter. Here’s why:
It’s a one-minute glimpse into everything that’s wrong with the wool industry.
2. Because 2 to 6 million baby lambs die of exposure, disease or other factors every year – and that’s just in the UK.
Most deaths occur within 48 hours of birth.
3. Because shearing is rough, terrifying and often deadly for sheep.
This sheep didn’t survive the experience. The shearer handled her so violently that he broke her neck before kicking … Read more.