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  • 28
  • Feb

10 Vegans to Watch Out for on the Red Carpet

Pre-Oscar frenzy is at its height right now, ahead of this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday. But amid all the gossip and dress speculation, what we’re really looking forward to is seeing some of our favourite compassionate stars step out on the red carpet to show off their vegan “glow”.

These are a few of the beautiful, talented Hollywood vegans we’ll be watching out for:

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres receives her star on "The Hollywood Walk of Fame"

Ellen will be taking centre stage at this year’s awards – she’s hosting them! The much-loved talk-show star has been cruelty-free for years and even had … Read more.


  • 26
  • Feb

Inside Experimenters’ Monkey ‘Factory Farm’

Thousands of monkeys are imported to the UK for experiments each year. But where do they come from, and how do they end up in British laboratories?

A recent undercover investigation by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has shed new light on the abhorrent primate trade. The graphic images from its exposé of a breeding facility in Mauritius – one of the biggest suppliers of laboratory monkeys in the world – tell a sickening story of routine abuse inflicted on monkeys, many of whom were snatched from the wild.

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Mother and child: … Read more.


  • 25
  • Feb

16 Quotes From Famous Thinkers Who Got It Right About Animals

The principle of animal rights is nothing new – smart people throughout the ages have understood that animals aren’t ours to use and abuse! The following are some of our favourite quotes about animals from thinkers who made their mark on history:

1. George Bernard Shaw

QUOTE Bernard Shaw

2. Pythagoras

QUOTE Pythagoras

3. Albert Einstein

QUOTE Einstein

4. Mark Twain

QUOTE Mark Twain

5. Jeremy Bentham

QUOTE Bentham

6. Mohandas K. Gandhi

QUOTE Gandhi

7. Leonardo Da Vinci

QUOTE Leonardo

8. Alice Walker

QUOTE Alice Walker

Alice Walker” by Virginia DeBolt / CC BY-SA 2.0

9. Charles Darwin

QUOTE Darwin

10. Rachel Carson

QUOTE Rachel Carson

11. Thomas A. Edison

QUOTE Edison

12. His Holiness The Read more.


  • 20
  • Feb

UN: Violent Bullfighting Goes Against Children’s Rights

We already knew that bullfighting tramples all over animals’ rights. Chasing, stabbing and mutilating a terrified animal in front of a jeering crowd is about as cruel as it gets. Now, the United Nations (UN) has stated that being forced to watch the barbaric spectacle is incompatible with children’s rights, too.

Bullfighting Violates Rights of the Child: United Nations

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has recommended that children should not attend or participate in bullfighting events because of their extreme violence. The pronouncement was made with regard to Portugal, where children in bullfighting … Read more.


  • 19
  • Feb

Easy Vegan Recipe: Mayim Bialik’s Winter Vegetable Risotto

Mayim Bialik New Vegan CookbookMayim Bialik, the Emmy-nominated actor best known for her role as Amy on The Big Bang Theory, is a woman of many talents. In addition to earning a PhD in neuroscience and being a mother of two, Mayim is a vegan chef with a new cookbook out. Mayim’s Vegan Table is packed full of healthy, plant-based recipes to feed your family!

Mayim kindly shared with us her recipe for Winter Vegetable Risotto, a sophisticated dish that uses almond milk and tahini to create a creamy consistency and mouth-watering taste. Feel … Read more.


  • 18
  • Feb

PHOTOS: Inside the Secretive Military Training Facility Where Animals Are Mutilated and Killed

Every year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) sends British surgeons to Jægerspris Kaserne in Denmark to take part in invasive and deadly trauma training exercises using live animals, informally known in military circles as “Danish bacon”.

We’ve obtained exclusive photos (from photographer Jørn Stjerneklar) of what happens to animals in these shocking drills. They tell a dark story of abuse and bloodshed.

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Troops tie a live pig to a wooden frame by his legs and mark his body with “targets”.

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A soldier shoots the helpless animal with high-velocity bullets, inflicting severe wounds, … Read more.


  • 17
  • Feb

Alexey Voyevoda: Russia’s Vegan Olympian

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 - Vegan Athletes

Russian athlete Alexey Voyevoda can boast that he’s a champion on three fronts. As a professional arm wrestler, he’s taken gold at the World Championships, and he’s an Olympic bobsledding medallist who has just won gold for Russia at the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In addition, as a vegan, he’s a champion for animals!

We caught up with him ahead of his performance and asked him a few questions.

When and why did you decide to go vegan?

Three and a half years ago. At first, I approached it from a … Read more.


  • 14
  • Feb

Marius Isn’t the Only One: 6 Other Animals Who Recently Died Needlessly in Captivity

Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe killed by a zoo in Denmark, isn’t the only animal who recently died for no reason in captivity. These are just a few examples of the other animals who have also lost their lives:

January 2014: Louisa the lioness and her four cubs

Lioness and cubs were put down at Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park” by alljengi | CC BY-SA 2.0

Whistleblowers revealed that Longleat Safari and Adventure Park in Wiltshire killed the family of lions with a tranquiliser gun, citing inbreeding as the reason why it was done. Of course, it was the … Read more.


  • 14
  • Feb

It’s Naughty Not to Neuter

Hot on the heels of his Brit award nomination, comes a new collaboration from Naughty Boy. Along with his beloved cat, the delightfully named Naughty Bob, the musician and producer has teamed up with PETA to raise awareness of animal overpopulation.

It's Naughty Not to Neuter!

The man behind the chart-topping single “La La La” and the bestselling album Hotel Cabana, who has worked with artists such as Chipmunk, Wiley and Leona Lewis, shows his nice side in the new ad by encouraging his fans to make sure that their animal companions are practicing … Read more.


  • 14
  • Feb

How We First Met <3

Believe in love at first sight? For Valentine’s Day, PETA friends and staffers look back on the moment they first met their animal companions and knew they’d found “the one”.

Claire and Jiji

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Jiji was my dark handsome stranger. We received an e-mail from our residents’ association asking whether anyone in the area had lost a black kitten. It turned out he was unwanted and had been dumped in the street. We went to look for him late one night and found a cold, skinny, hungry but friendly kitten. He came home Read more.