Anne, Author at Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog
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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.
  • 30
  • Jan

Benjamin John Power: Why I’m Vegan

His band may have a naughty name, but Benjamin John Power from the electronic duo Fuck Buttons is anything but. In fact, the Bristol musician, who is also known for his solo project Blanck Mass, is so concerned about making kind choices that he refuses to eat food that results from animal suffering: namely, meat, eggs and dairy products.

We chatted with him about how and why he chose to go vegan:

Like many people who switch to a plant-based diet, Benjamin reports feeling less tired. He’s also glad to be … Read more.


  • 28
  • Jan

A Vegan’s Guide to Non-Dairy Milks

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More and more people are waking up to the cruel reality of the dairy industry, so the market for alternative non-dairy products is growing faster now than ever before. In the past two years alone, the non-dairy milk market has grown by a staggering 155 per cent in the UK! Producing plant-based milks takes a lot less water and land and results in much less carbon dioxide than producing dairy milks. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best vegan milks and how to use them.

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Almond … Read more.


  • 26
  • Jan

New Ad Urges Politicians to Halt REACH’s Rising Death Toll

Following a detailed complaint lodged by PETA more than two years ago, the EU Ombudsman recently confirmed PETA’s darkest fears about what has been happening in the world’s largest animal testing programme, REACH.

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 animals were used in tests that could potentially have been avoided, and millions more are expected to die over the coming years. We contacted the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) repeatedly regarding this unconscionable use of animals, but it refused to accept its responsibility to ensure that animal tests are minimised.

In a … Read more.


  • 26
  • Jan

For the First Time, a French Foie Gras Supplier Is Taken to Court for Cruelty

This week in France, Ernest Soulard, a major foie gras producer which supplies some of Paris’ most famous restaurants, appeared in court after being accused of “serious abuse and cruelty” by French animal rights group L214, following video footage exposing horrific treatment of ducks and geese on farms.

This is the video released by L214 in November 2013:

The footage shows how ducks are confined to individual faeces-encrusted cages so tiny that they can’t even turn around or spread their wings. Sick birds are seen panting in distress and collapsing on the … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jan

Cows Are the Ones Suffering in the So-Called Dairy ‘Crisis’

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It’s been reported recently that in some supermarkets, milk is being sold cheaper per litre than bottled water. Yet as prices plummet, compassionate people should remember that, as always, cows are the ones truly feeling the “squeeze” in the dairy industry.

Treated by farmers as machines, cows on dairy farms are pushed beyond their physical limits to produce unnaturally high quantities of milk, often resulting in lameness, exhaustion and a painful udder infection known as mastitis. A cow mother loves her baby just as we humans love ours, yet hers are … Read more.


  • 23
  • Jan

Leinster House, Home of Irish Parliament, is Foie Gras-Free!

The Irish Parliament building, Leinster House, is on the growing list of institutions around the world that refuse to serve foie gras – the fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese.

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Officials confirmed the news to PETA, and this move follows in the compassionate footsteps of the UK’s House of Commons and House of Lords, both of which maintain firm policies against serving foie gras.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Brit Awards, Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Royal Shakespeare Company have all also banned foie gras.

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  • 22
  • Jan

Harrowing Video Exposes the Suffering of Animals in Spain’s Circuses

Animals aren’t ours to use for entertainment – and this distressing footage, showing animals in Spanish circuses who are whipped, beaten with sticks, kicked, dragged by their tails and locked in tiny cages during transport, drives the point home.

The upsetting video was filmed in December 2014 in circuses across Spain by a local activist and includes footage of elephants, crocodiles, zebras, llamas, camels, dogs, tigers, horses, rhinos and lions who are exploited and abused.

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While Catalonia recently banned the use of animals in circuses, the cruel shows are still … Read more.


  • 21
  • Jan

Unexpected Air France Flight Announcement Informs Passengers About Cruel Monkey Shipments

Untitled-1In France, we must reject all suffering. Please, ask Air France to stop transporting primates to laboratories!” That was the in-flight announcement heard loudly and clearly by Air France passengers this morning as they boarded a flight from Paris to Marseille.

Just before takeoff, a PETA France supporter pulled out a poster with an image of a monkey who was tortured inside a laboratory to alert passengers to the fact that Air France is the last major airline in the world that still delivers monkeys to laboratories in the US … Read more.


  • 15
  • Jan

Success! Cruel Worcestershire Chicken Farm Proposal Finally Rejected

Victory for chickens!Victory at last – we’ve just learned that the Planning Inspectorate has dismissed plans to build a horrific new chicken factory in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, after almost 30,000 PETA supporters spoke out against the proposal!

The planning application had previously been unanimously rejected by Wychavon District Council, but the applicant had attempted to overturn the decision by appealing to the national Planning Inspectorate. Chickens, local residents and all compassionate people can breathe a sigh of relief now that the appeal has also been turned down, meaning that this monstrosity can never be … Read more.


  • 09
  • Jan

Abandoned Dog Kai Is Why You Should Never Buy or Sell an Animal Online

The story of Kai, who was found tied to a railing with a suitcase at Ayr train station in Scotland, pulled at the nation’s heartstrings this week – many people made donations to help the dog and offered to give him a “forever” home. Kai had been sold on Gumtree by his original guardian before he was abandoned.

PETA ad: Kai the dog, abandoned at Ayr station

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But while Kai may well find a new home, countless other animals who have been traded online don’t get a happy ending. Buying and selling animals on sites such as Gumtree encourages people … Read more.