If many of the tourists who turn up in Pamplona, Spain, for the Running of the Bulls each year understood what the festival is really about – the torture and death of frightened animals – they’d probably run the other way.
To open festivalgoers’ eyes, 100 activists from all over the world took part in a powerful protest today in Pamplona’s main square, organised by PETA and the Spanish group AnimaNaturalis.
With faces painted to look like the Grim Reaper, “blood” on their hands and signs reading, “You Run. Bulls … Read more.
As the city of Pamplona in Spain gears up for the annual San Fermín festival this weekend – in which dozens of frightened animals will be forced by drunken revellers to run through the streets and then killed in bullfights – we’re preparing, yet again, to bear witness and speak out for these silent victims.
Activists from all over the world are making their way to Pamplona in order to join dozens of compassionate Spanish volunteers for a chilling protest against the cruelty and bloodshed. Meet some of the team, and learn … Read more.
The award-winning documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine is coming to the UK – and we have three pairs of tickets to give away!
The Ghosts in Our Machine tells the stories of the animals who suffer behind the scenes in some of the world’s most powerful industries. It takes an unflinching look at the fur trade, laboratories, modern farming and the use of animals in entertainment through the lens of empathy and compassion for the non-human animals at the heart of them all.
Even the trailer is enough to give you … Read more.
Morrissey has always used his music as a way to express his beliefs – and this week, he continues the trend, with the release of a stirring new song, “The Bullfighter Dies”, to coincide with the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.
In a sneak peak from a blog post written by the compassionate star, which will be posted in full later this month by PETA US, Morrissey says of bullfighting:
The contest is not equal, the animal is unable to protest or to walk away, and the bullfighter doesn’t even actually
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PETA US’ undercover exposé of the wool industry in Australia and the USA has revealed shocking and systematic abuse of sheep. These photos illustrate some of the findings. For more information, and to watch the videos from the investigations, visit PETAUK.org/woolexposed.
Unprofitable Australian sheep are often shipped to the Middle East to be slaughtered or are killed on farms. This animal’s butchered remains were left in full view of other sheep.
Sheep Whose Neck Was Broken
A shearer repeatedly twisted and bent this sheep’s neck, breaking it. The shearer … Read more.
The Scots are earning quite the reputation for their compassion towards animals, with another award-winning Scottish eatery pledging to banish foie gras from its menu for good.
Appalled after hearing from us about the scale of the cruelty involved in foie gras production, Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor, Angus, said NO MORE.
Birds reared for foie gras endure the daily trauma of being force-fed via a metal tube which is rammed down their throats several times a day until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size, making it hard … Read more.
In a story that shows you should never give up hope, earlier this month, in India – after epic campaigns by PETA and our international affiliates – Sunder the elephant was rescued from years of abuse.
A few weeks later, he’s now settling into his new home at Bannerghatta Biological Park wonderfully!
Instead of being kept in chains and beaten, first in a temple and then in a shed, he’s now in a beautiful green sanctuary, where he can explore, splash around in ponds and get coconuts for treats.
After years … Read more.
If you’re on the fashion pulse, you may have already heard whispers of celebrity designer and PETA supporter Meg Mathews’ collaboration with high-end vegan accessories label Wilby this month.
Her collection is the latest in fabulous cruelty-free accessories, and to celebrate, here are eight super-stylish bags from companies that have signed up to be a part of the brand-new “PETA-Approved Vegan” scheme. Whether you’re after an oversized tote, a cutesy clutch or a non-nonsense shoulder bag, there’s something here for everyone!
- Wilby Yellow Citibag:
Our top pick from Meg’s
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In a champion move for animals, Wimbledon star Andy Murray has just banished promos for hunting from the website of his luxury Cromlix Hotel in Scotland!
The tennis gold medallist hadn’t realised that the inexcusable pastime of maiming and killing animals with high-powered weapons was being advertised on his hotel’s website. After hearing from PETA, his company’s management swiftly confirmed that “Andy has made sure all traces of hunting have been removed from the website”. Bravo!
A British study of deer hunting found that 11 per cent of deer who’d … Read more.
They may be covered with scales and breathe in water rather than air, but if you look below the surface, you’ll understand that fish are far more similar to us than you might have realised.
We’ve long known that fish are sensitive and feel pain. Now some fascinating new research has uncovered more details about their sophisticated intelligence and social lives. The following are some of the findings from a new study carried out by biologist Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney:
- Fish can multitask. Like humans, they are
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