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.
  • 03
  • Mar

Foie Gras: We’ve Taken Your 320,000 Signatures to the Top!

EU Fois Gras SignaturesA staggering 320,275 people from across Europe have spoken out against the force-feeding of birds for vile foie gras – and today, alongside other leading animal-protection groups, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, L214 and Compassion in World Farming, we delivered their signatures to EU decisionmakers in Brussels.

MEPs support calls for a crackdown on cruel foie gras production

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Several members of European Parliament – including David Martin, Stefan Eck and Anja Hazekamp – joined us outside the EU Commission to call on the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to take swift meaningful action against foie gras farming in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary and … Read more.


  • 02
  • Mar

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Coconut Milk

This is an easy way to make coconut milk at home to use in smoothies, soups or curries – or just to enjoy on its own!

Coconut Milk

250 g desiccated coconut

1 litre hot water

You’ll also need a blender and either a nut milk bag or several layers of muslin or cheesecloth laid over a sieve.weighingcoconut

  • Put the coconut and hot water in a high-powered blender. Let sit for a few minutes, then blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
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  • Place a nut milk bag or muslin- or cheesecloth-lined
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  • 01
  • Mar

Samantha Barks: Try to Relate, and Keep Fish off Your Plate

Proving that she would do anything to help animals, I’d Do Anything and Les Misérables star Samantha Barks didn’t hesitate to strip down and plunge into a tank of cold water to pose for a new PETA advert. The long-time vegetarian’s ad explains that fish suffocate when they’re pulled out of the water.

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Numerous studies have shown that fish feel pain, just as dogs, cats and all animals do, and they can learn tasks, have long-term memories, use tools and show affection. When fish are hooked, impaled or netted and pulled … Read more.


  • 27
  • Feb

6 Dogs Who Are Winning at Crufts – but Losing at Life

Ever wondered why the RSPCA refuses to attend Crufts? Or why the BBC will no longer air the dog show on any of its channels?

Selectively breeding animals for exaggerated physical traits, obsessing over “pure” bloodlines and making close family members mate with one another isn’t just creepy – it’s a recipe for genetic disaster and causes immense suffering to dogs.

Pedigree dogs are generally far less healthy than their mixed-breed cousins, suffering from a range of inherited health conditions that can make every day of their lives a struggle and often … Read more.


  • 25
  • Feb

WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix Wants You to Know the Truth About Leather

PETA Asia’s groundbreaking investigation into the Chinese dog-leather industry created a tidal wave of outrage earlier this year.

Now Hollywood superstar Joaquin Phoenix is using his voice to let more people know that dogs are bludgeoned and killed so their skins can be turned into leather items to be sold around the world.

Watch Joaquin’s eye-opening video:

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The Oscar-nominated star of Gladiator, Walk the Line, Inherent Vice and many other acclaimed movies is a long-time vegan who is known for speaking out for animals, whether it’s for the billions of fish who … Read more.


  • 19
  • Feb

Meet Three Activists Who Would #RatherGoNaked

What better occasion is there than London Fashion Week to remind the fashion world how utterly unacceptable it is to wear the skin of dead animals?

Outside Somerset House today, three gutsy ladies did exactly that, stripping off to put into practice PETA’s famous slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”!

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We'd Rather Go Naked Demo 2015 cameras

 

We'd Rather Go Naked Demo 2015

Hope, Katy and Monica took part in the demo to urge designers, journalists and shoppers to opt for clothing for which animals weren’t bludgeoned, gassed, strangled or electrocuted. After all, fashion should be fun, not fatal.

Investigations into the … Read more.


  • 19
  • Feb

Where to Find Bostin’ Vegan Food in Birmingham

Vegan Birmingham

For the latest instalment in our series of vegan city guides, we head to the West Midlands to discover where compassionate Brummies go to find delicious meat-free food.

These are our top vegan picks in Britain’s second city:

  • The Warehouse Café
    Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients take centre stage at this longstanding eco-veggie restaurant located right in the city centre. There are many tempting vegan options available and clearly labelled – the dessert menu even includes vegan trifle! For groceries, check out the 100% Vegan shop in the same building.
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  • 16
  • Feb

7 Reasons to Give Up Meat, Dairy Products and Eggs This Lent

Go vegan for Lent!

Lent is a time for giving things up. For Christians, it’s a way of remembering how Jesus fasted in the desert. Many non-religious people also choose to make a change to their diet for the tradition of Lent. Instead of giving up chocolate or alcohol this Lent, why not try the 40-day vegan challenge? Here are seven reasons why it’s an excellent decision:

  1. Going vegan helps to alleviate world hunger. More than half of the world’s crops are used to feed farmed animals, not people. It’s far more
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  • 13
  • Feb

PHOTOS: Loved-Up Couple Go to Bed in the Middle of Paris With Fur-Free Message

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two PETA France activists made a grand gesture in what is commonly thought of as one of the world’s most romantic cities – Paris.

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Drawing on the iconic idea of a “bed-in” for compassion, the couple reclined in a bed on a public street, with a message urging Parisians to have a heart and reject fur.

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“We’re bringing our big hearts and bare skin to Parisians with the message that animals are not ours to wear”, explained one of the activists. “Valentine’s Day and Paris are … Read more.


  • 12
  • Feb

If You Wouldn’t Eat Monkey Nuggets at a Zoo …

Respecting an animal and serving up his or her dead body on a plate are two very different things.

That’s why we’ve just written to aquaria across the country – including Anglesey Sea Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire, Oceanarium in Bournemouth, Bristol Aquarium, Deep Sea World in Fife, Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth, the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and The Deep in Hull – to ask that they remove fish from the menu at their in-house restaurants, as serving them contradicts these institutions’ invitation to the public to appreciate … Read more.