Anne | Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog - Part 4
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  • 19
  • May

You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi Takes On SeaWorld

“I think we live in a society now where people should be told the truth …”

That was You Me At Six lead singer Josh Franceschi‘s motivation for speaking out, after he saw the mesmerising film Blackfish and learned the real story of how SeaWorld’s orcas are treated.

Watch his exclusive interview:

Josh, who comes from Weybridge, Surrey, describes himself as “a big animal person” and was deeply saddened by the tragic tale of Tilikum the orca at the heart of Blackfish who was kidnapped and taken away from … Read more.


  • 16
  • May

Vegan Recipe: Spicy Pea and Spinach Soup

We love recipes for dishes that are ready in minutes, taste delicious, pack a hearty health punch and – of course – contain no animal-derived products whatsoever. So we were delighted when we came across this vibrant green soup recipe from lovely vegan food blogger Maria over at My Fridgie. Enjoy!

Easy healthy vegan soup recipeSpicy Pea and Spinach Soup

700 g cooked peas

1 tsp sugar

1/2–1 tsp harissa paste

250 g fresh baby spinach

1 handful parsley

700 ml vegetable stock

2 Tbsp vegan margarine

2 cm chopped fresh ginger

  • Put all the
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  • 12
  • May

Dr Jane Goodall Calls On Air France to Stop Cruel Monkey Business

JaneGlobally renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall certainly knows a thing or two about monkeys – since the 1960s, she has been conducting groundbreaking research into the lives of chimpanzees and other primates. So she speaks with authority when she describes the suffering of the animals who are shipped by Air France to laboratories.

In an e-mail to Alexandre de Juniac, the chair and chief executive of Air France, she explains:

You may not know this, but in the wild, long-tailed monkeys—the species Air France most commonly ships to laboratories—live in warm rain

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  • 12
  • May

Man U Coach Phil Neville Has Never Felt Better – This Is Why

Watch football legend and current Manchester United coach Phil Neville share how he’s just scored a winning goal for his health and for animals by switching to a vegetarian diet!

In the interview – the first time that Phil has spoken about his new diet – he credits his wife’s influence with persuading him to give up meat. After promising to try out vegetarian eating for a few weeks at first, he hasn’t looked back and has gone from strength to strength. He explains:

“I started to feel healthier, leaner. I started

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  • 09
  • May

The Truth About Halal Meat

Halal meat has been hitting the headlines this week, with revelations that several major UK restaurants, including PizzaExpress and Subway, have been “secretly” selling it to customers.

Here’s the thing: no religion needs to slaughter animals for food. For anyone who’s concerned about animals raised and killed for food, there is only one label that really matters: “vegan”. Yes, people have a right to know what – or who – is in their food, but the simple solution to avoid mystery-meat scandals is to eat plant-based meals, which are kinder to animals … Read more.


  • 08
  • May

Landmark Victory! India Ends Jallikattu, Bull Races and Bullfights

This week, we’re celebrating an enlightened move that will save a huge number of animals from being abused for entertainment in India.

India’s Supreme Court has just passed a landmark judgment in favour of PETA India and the Animal Welfare Board of India, clarifying that bulls must not be used in jallikattu, bull races, bullfights or any other types of performance.

Jallikattu is a barbaric and dangerous “sport”, in which a frightened bull is “tamed” through methods that include being deliberately disoriented, having his tail twisted and bitten and being stabbed, … Read more.


  • 06
  • May

Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard Defends Animals Wanted for Fur

Everton and Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard is no stranger to serious pain, having played with a dislocated finger and two broken bones in his back. However, he knows that is nothing compared to the pain that animals go through in the fur industry. The goalkeeper has teamed up with PETA for our “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, which focuses on the cruelty of the fur trade. The striking ad was shot by celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton.

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Minks spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy wire cages, where they are … Read more.


  • 05
  • May

Peter Dinklage: Don’t Pay for Cruelty

In Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister may face his share of bloodshed and violence, but in real life, Peter Dinklage, the actor who plays him, is a real softie. As a longtime vegetarian, Peter actively abstains from violence through his diet, saving many animals’ lives a year.

In a new video for PETA US, he urges meat-eaters to face their food and reflect on the harmful effects of the meat, egg and dairy industries.

If you found watching the video harrowing, imagine what it feels like for animals who endure this … Read more.


  • 02
  • May

Animal Testing ‘Secrecy Clause’ Section 24 Could Be Scrapped

Section 24 animal testing consultation launchedA step in the right direction! The UK government has just launched a public consultation to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding animal testing.

Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 not only makes it illegal for information about animal experiments to enter the public domain, providing animal experimenters with a cloak of secrecy to hide behind, but also leads to wasteful, poorly conducted studies which delay medical progress and actually endanger human lives.

Every day, 11,000 animals are subjected to abuse and suffering in British laboratories that would … Read more.


  • 01
  • May

Animals Are Suffering. Can You Hear It?

We often hear people say that they can’t bear to watch videos of animals suffering – suffering which is a reality for billions of animals every year. Perhaps those who can’t face watching how meat or dairy products are really made can bring themselves to listen instead.

The shrieking noises of chickens reveal the suffering that they experience for the purpose of producing eggs. Chickens are kept in severely crowded conditions,where mesh rubs off their feathers, chafes their skin and cripples their feet. They are often debeaked, a painful mutilation in … Read more.