We have some sad news to report: plans to build a massive dairy farm in Wales that would inflict misery on 1,000 cows at a time have just been approved by a government minister.
Back in 2010, farmer Fraser Jones submitted an application to dramatically expand his dairy farm in the village of Welshpool, Powys. The application was vehemently opposed by local residents, groups such as the National Trust for Wales and thousands of PETA supporters, including actor Owain Yeoman. It was rejected by Powys County Council, and after … Read more.
Bonfire Night is a great time to share some warming food with friends, but be sure to avoid that haunting feeling that someone else had to die in order to produce it by keeping it cruelty-free.
Also, Guy Fawkes Night fireworks can be frightening to dogs, cats and other animals, as they have no way of understanding that the explosions are for entertainment, not signs of danger. Once your furry friends are safe, here are some ideas for simple and seasonal vegan treats:
- Always a classic, corn on the cob, prepared
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It’s hard to believe – PETA UK is turning 20! To celebrate – and to thank many of the people who have helped us achieve so much for animals during the past two decades – we’re holding a special event on 17 November. PETA’s iconic founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, is coming to London to give her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.
In a session hosted by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost, Ingrid will share her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve.
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Poor old spiders. The much-maligned little critters often have a hard time of it at the hands of humans – getting squashed, washed down the plughole or sprayed with toxic insecticides.
Recent reports about the rising numbers of false widow spiders in this country have made things even worse, inspiring an epidemic of hysterical spider-swatting, despite the fact that the vast majority of the UK’s 600 species of spiders are completely harmless. As for false widow spiders, they are not aggressive towards humans, and in most cases their bites are no more … Read more.
Happy World Vegan Day, everyone! This year, hundreds of people curious about a more compassionate diet have signed our World Vegan Month Pledge and are about to embark on their first 30 days of plant-based eating. It’s an exciting moment because with every single meat-free meal – every single mouthful, even – they’ll be helping animals.
It’s not too late to join them – take the pledge here. Then, whether you’re a veteran vegan or an eager newbie, check out some ways to celebrate today:
- Join the World Vegan Month event
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Autumnal celebrations are in order at this time of year – but sometimes human festivities can leave the animals in our lives perplexed, afraid or even in danger. Taking the following steps will ensure that a fantastic time is had by every member of the family on Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night, including your four-legged companions:
Forget spooky graveyards and haunted houses. Here are seven real-life places that are guaranteed to make you shiver. The darkest imaginings of horror films don’t come close to some of these real-life nightmares:
- Britain’s Spine-Tingling Secret Vivisection Laboratories
The deadly experiments on animals that go on behind closed doors in this country are like something out of Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory. Animals are caged for their entire lives; poisoned; deprived of food, water and/or sleep; subjected to psychological stress; deliberately infected with diseases; brain damaged; cut open; paralysed; surgically mutilated; burned; electrocuted and
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The Northumberland town of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea witnessed a daring rescue recently, when a lifeboat crew sprang to the assistance of two stranded ferrets, Tootsie and Lucky.
The furry pair were huddled in the crevice of a rock off Cambois Bay, just minutes away from drowning or being swept away by the rising tide, when a life-saving volunteer arrived in the nick of time and lifted them to safety – much to the relief of the animals’ distressed guardians. As the town’s lifeboat operations manager pointed out, this is “probably the first ferret … Read more.
The St Jude storm has come and gone this weekend – even so, some areas of the UK still have flood warnings, and with winter coming, it’s likely that more severe weather could be on its way. Storms can be terrifying and sometimes dangerous experiences for cats, dogs, birds and other animals, so it’s vital that their guardians take precautions to help them stay safe.
Here are some tips that could save lives, the next time that bad weather looms:
- Keep your companion animals indoors.
- Don’t allow cats or dogs to roam freely outdoors. During
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Good news: we’re one step closer to the full ban on wild animals in circuses that we’ve all been waiting for!
On Tuesday, DEFRA Minister Lord de Mauley confirmed that the government will go ahead with plans to keep all wild animals out of circuses and rightly dismissed an absurd select committee recommendation to water down the ban so that it would apply only to elephants and big cats. “The Government cannot agree to this recommendation”, this week’s report stated explicitly – meaning that camels, zebras, reindeer and other animals will also … Read more.