Grim figures recently released by the Home Office show that 1,577 monkeys were imported to UK labs in 2012 from China, Vietnam and Mauritius. These primates were born in breeding facilities in Asia, usually in cramped, squalid conditions, before being packed into wooden crates, loaded onto the hold of a plane and shipped to Britain. Once they arrive, they’re dispatched straight to laboratories, where they will be kept in cages and subjected to agonising, often fatal tests.
This infographic from PETA US takes you through a typical example of these animals’ … Read more.
The film Blackfish – a compelling documentary about how orcas are imprisoned, exploited and driven mad by SeaWorld – is still making a splash, months after it was released.
It’s up for Best Documentary at the BAFTA Awards next month and really deserves to win! Most of those who have seen the movie report that it opened their eyes, both to the magnificence of orcas and their misery in marine parks.
Here are a few notable reactions:
The eyes of the world are watching in horror as 250 bottlenose dolphins – who, several days ago, were herded into the now infamous “killing cove” near the small Japanese village of Taiji – are now being slaughtered one by one by Japanese fishermen. By the time it’s all over, the sea will be red with the blood of these animals.
This horrific massacre goes on for six months a year, during which time more than 20,000 dolphins and small whales – including babies and their mothers – are corralled into … Read more.
The scene: a typically grey day in mid-January, in what a government survey named the “Unhappiest Town” in the UK. Things were looking gloomy in Blackpool – that is, until two smiley vegans appeared to encourage locals to brighten up.
PETA volunteers Scarlett and Rebecca, dressed as lovely “Lettuce Ladies”, braved the winter chill in order to get their positive message across.
Today is “Blue Monday” – which, depending on whom you ask, is either the most depressing day of the year or just a made-up date on the calendar. One thing … Read more.
Because more and more people are embarking on a compassionate diet free from animal products, we’ll be bringing you weekly inspiration for quick, easy and delicious vegan food ideas.
This week, we’re sharing a recipe for healthy guacamole, a dip that’s ready in minutes and has fresh summer flavours that will give you a boost even in the dead of winter!
Avocados are a great and nutritious addition to a vegan diet. They’re packed with potassium, protein, fibre and vitamin K, and they also contain monounsaturated fat, which is thought to … Read more.
Wang Ke, top model and China’s most famous tattoo artist, will be the star of PETA Asia‘s first-ever ad in the iconic “Ink, Not Mink” series, which will be released in the coming weeks! “Tattoos can be painful”, Wang says, “but they’re nothing compared to the agony of being electrocuted and skinned alive.”
China is the world’s largest supplier of fur, and foxes, raccoons, minks, cats, dogs and other animals are treated with appalling cruelty on factory farms in the country. However, many Chinese citizens don’t realise that these … Read more.
For thousands of animals in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Panama and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the trauma is over. Thanks to PETA US’ unprecedented donation of $1 million in medical simulators to these nine countries, thousands of animals will no longer be cut apart in deadly training programmes.
PETA US (with help from PETA Germany and generous donors) purchased 64 state-of-the-art lifelike TraumaMan surgical simulators and gave them to programmes that train doctors to perform life-saving surgical procedures on victims of traumatic injuries.
Until now, limited … Read more.
New year, new fashion season – and for conscientious companies, new policies that put animals first!
New Look and Forever 21 have both just introduced bans on angora after having been contacted by PETA and our international affiliates. “We have ceased future production of all products containing angora”, New Look said in a media statement, while Forever 21 made a similar commitment. This excellent news means that no rabbits will be caged, violently mistreated or killed on Chinese farms for any of their clothing or accessories.
Many of the UK’s biggest … Read more.
Congratulations to Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, the winner of our design-a-shoe competition with ethical footwear company Beyond Skin.
Alice’s glamorous design was chosen by our celebrity judge, Laura Whitmore, from a shortlist of carefully thought-out entries. Laura described the proposed shoe as “slick and sophisticated”.
Alice, a fourth-year fashion design student at the University of Leeds, is delighted to be starting off her career on a cruelty-free footing. “I am extremely passionate about animal welfare”, she told us. “I am a vegetarian and have recently made the decision to stop buying leather. … Read more.
Following our rundown of the best vegan-friendly cinemas in the country, we’ve moved on to arts venues that serve up a varied programme of theatre, music and dance, alongside a tasty selection of plant-based cuisine. After scouring the country for the very best places to combine high-brow pursuits with tasty vegan eats, here are our top five picks (in no particular order).
We’ve even given each of these venues an award in order to thank them for helping patrons choose meals that are as delicious as they are good for our … Read more.