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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.
  • 20
  • Jan

Recipe: Rich Hot Chocolate

This comforting vegan hot chocolate is a cut above your standard cocoa, and it’s perfect for warming you up on cold winter evenings.

Vegan Cocoa

Rich Hot Chocolate

2 cups sweetened soya or almond milk

8 squares dairy-free dark chocolate

Sugar or agave syrup, to taste

  • Combine the soya milk and dark chocolate in a pan and heat gently while stirring until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and thick.
  • Add a little sugar or agave syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink.
  • Pour into two mugs. Drink and enjoy!
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  • 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.


  • 09
  • Jan

Sebastian Pringle of Crystal Fighters: Why I Love Being Vegan

When Sebastian Pringle, the lead singer of electro-folk band Crystal Fighters, first decided to follow a vegan diet, he had no idea how much he would love it.

In an exclusive interview, he tells us why giving up meat, eggs and dairy products was one of the best decisions he ever made:

As Sebastian explains, going vegan is first and foremost about helping animals and saving lives but has many other benefits, too, from boosting your health to reducing your carbon footprint.

Take Sebastian’s advice and go vegan for a month. … Read more.


  • 09
  • Jan

The European Commission Needs to Uphold a Full and Complete Ban on Testing Cosmetics Ingredients on Animals

It’s a disgrace. Because of the provisions laid out in the world’s largest chemical testing programme, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), ingredients used in cosmetics continue to be tested on animals within the EU.

In 2013, the European Cosmetics Regulation was supposed to ban the sale of cosmetics products that had been tested on animals. This was a huge step forward in ending cruel and abhorrent cosmetics tests on animals. But under the guise of REACH, the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are … Read more.


  • 28
  • Dec

Here’s What We Did for Animals in 2014

It’s been another groundbreaking year for animals. Our campaigns have made headlines, opened the world’s eyes to cruelty, convinced thousands of people to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle and achieved concrete changes to policy and law that will help countless animals!

Here are some of our highlights from 2014:

  1. Sunder is rescued!

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After years of determined campaigning that was supported by people all over the world, abused young elephant Sunder was finally rescued from his captors. Loneliness and beatings in a temple have been replaced with freedom and friendship with other … Read more.


  • 22
  • Dec

Woohoo! Boohoo Bans Angora

stock xmas bunnyAnother victory for people power in the campaign against unethical angora!

In November 2013, PETA Asia’s investigation into Chinese angora farms shook the fashion world and persuaded dozens of brands, including ASOS, Forever 21, H&M and many others, to banish it from their collections. But until now, online retailer Boohoo still had no permanent policy in place banning angora.

Luckily, more than 10,000 feisty PETA supporters sprang into action. After receiving a deluge of messages via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and its website from compassionate people asking it to do the right … Read more.


  • 19
  • Dec

Saved! Happy Christmas for Two Turkeys After Tasteless Radio Poll

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Two turkeys’ fates hung in the balance this week, after a tacky and irresponsible publicity stunt by Oxford radio station JACK fm asked listeners to vote on whether to “keep it” or “cook it” in an online poll.

Threatening animals’ lives for the purpose of “entertainment” is unacceptable. Fortunately for these two birds – tastelessly named “Sage” and “Onion” – the poll was soon overwhelmed by thousands of people, including Brian May, who voted for a better outcome for the turkeys.

Today, we stepped in to help ensure that they will … Read more.


  • 19
  • Dec

All These Animals Want for Christmas Is …

Some of the things that we all take for granted seem like an impossible dream for animals who suffer at human hands. Please take action to help these animals’ Christmas wishes come true!

 

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Orcas in the wild swim up to 100 miles a day. At marine parks such as SeaWorld, they’re forced to live in tiny concrete tanks, far away from their ocean homes. Speak out.

 

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A steel laboratory cage is no place to spend Christmas – or any day, for that matter. Ask Air France to stop shipping Read more.


  • 18
  • Dec

Norway Rejects Military Application to Use Live Pigs in Deadly Training Exercises

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.

Military training drills mutilate animals

Norway, along … Read more.