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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.
  • 10
  • Feb

8 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes to Beat the Winter Blues

Forget the detox. When the weather’s chilly, sometimes you need to indulge a little with hearty comforting meals that will warm you all the way through. Here are eight of our favourite nourishing wintertime recipes. Of course, they’re all vegan, too, so you can still feel vaguely virtuous while you chow down on mountains of soul-satisfying food! Let us know your top comfort food fixes in the comments.

  1. Mayim Bialik’s Winter Vegetable Risotto

Mayim Bialik Vegan Risotto Recipe

A creamy dish of deliciousness from everyone’s favourite vegan nerd.

  1. Tofu Spinach Lasagne

Vegan Spinach Tofu Lasagne Recipe

So filling and so satisfying.

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  • 09
  • Feb

World’s Largest Clothing Retailer Helps Syrian Refugees and Angora Bunnies in One Compassionate Move!

Inditex drops angora!In a massive victory for animals, the world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex – owner of Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti and many other brands – has agreed to a permanent ban on angora wool!

This move will help save countless rabbits from being farmed in appalling conditions on Chinese angora farms, where they often have the fur ripped from their skin as they scream in pain.

And, in an extra-compassionate twist, it will help humans too – Inditex will donate its residual stock of 20,000 angora wool garments, worth hundreds of … Read more.


  • 04
  • Feb

Recipe: Warming Orange Spice and Lentil Soup

Cheap, colourful and healthy, this easy dish should be a staple of any vegan’s repertoire. Feel free to add extra vegetables such as squash or sweet potatoes. 

Vegan Orange Lentil Soup

Warming Orange Spice and Lentil Soup

1–2 Tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced into 1-cm cubes

2 carrots, diced into 1-cm cubes

2 celery stalks, diced into 1-cm pieces

1 litre water

2 bay leaves

200 g red lentils

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sweet paprika

1/4 tsp fenugreek

1/8 tsp asafoetida

60–80 ml orange juice

Zest of 1 orange

Salt and pepper, to … Read more.


  • 03
  • Feb

France Revises Napoleonic Statute That Classifies Animals as ‘Furniture’

It’s been a long time coming, but last Wednesday, France finally updated a 200-year-old legal code that classified animals as “furniture”!

The French Parliament has now voted to recognise animals as “living sentient beings”, a huge symbolic step forward for compassion.

Progress in French law for animalsWhen the Civil Code was drawn up by Napoleon in 1804, animals were considered primarily as working farm beasts and categorised as goods or furniture. It’s unbelievable that it’s taken this long to revise this archaic law and start to give animals some of the recognition and protection that they … Read more.


  • 02
  • Feb

Recipe: Claire’s Mac ‘n’ Cheeze

This is a filling, creamy vegan version of the classic comforting dish. Claire suggests varying the dish by adding halved cherry tomatoes or sliced vegan hot dogs before baking/grilling or by sprinkling with flaxseeds and a couple of teaspoonfuls of paprika to create an extra-crunchy topping. Enjoy!

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Claire’s Mac ‘n’ Cheeze

1 onion, finely chopped

1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1–2 chillies, finely chopped (optional)

3–4 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp flour

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp paprika

1 litre unsweetened soya milk

190 g vegan melting cheese (we suggest mozzarella or … Read more.


  • 01
  • Feb

Be My Vegan Valentine

Love is in the air – yes, in case you hadn’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. But while you’re making plans for your hot date, show some love for animals, too, by keeping things vegan. After all, compassion is a great chat-up line, and it’s well known that, with their often fitter physique and increased stamina, plant-eaters make better lovers as well as kinder partners.

So here are six top tips to help you avoid making a cruelty faux pas during your romantic evening:

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  • 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

Vegan guide to non-dairy-milks

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.

Almond Milk

Almond milk

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.