Mmmmmmmm – cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and pies that look so good you can almost smell them through the computer screen!
These are the finalists of the Great Vegan Bake-Off, our virtual baking competition, and we can’t decide which one looks the best. Take a look at these delicious treats, and leave a comment below letting us know which one you think looks and sounds the tastiest.
Thank you to everyone who voted! The voting has now closed but we’ll be announcing the winner and publishing their recipe on 6 November.… Read more.
Pamela Anderson has just appealed to the Spanish Senate urging it to reject a bill to protect bullfighting and grant it cultural heritage status. The disgraceful proposal is currently under consideration by the Senate and has been opposed by hundreds of thousands of compassionate people both in Spain and internationally.
“Tormenting bulls for entertainment belongs to the Dark Ages, not the 21st century”, writes the former Baywatch star, who visited Spain last month. “Please take a compassionate stance against this cruel pastime by rejecting the bill to protect bullfighting. I guarantee that … Read more.
Here’s the not-so-fluffy lowdown on wool – and some facts that you’re not likely to learn from the industry’s sales pitches.
About 30 million sheep are farmed in the UK, and they are sheared of approximately 22,000 tonnes of wool every single year. This may not sound out of the ordinary until you learn that a third of this wool is labelled as “skin wool”, a grim name for wool which is torn from slaughtered lambs’ bodies.
Wool, far from being green, is a by-product of an industry which slaughters … Read more.
Iconic department store Harrods has withdrawn kopi luwak coffee from its stores after revelations about the trade’s cruel treatment of animals and the widespread mislabelling of coffee beans as “wild-sourced”, when they may in fact have come from caged animals.
Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, is made from coffee berries that have been eaten and then excreted by Asian palm civets. It’s a truly bizarre phenomenon – and truly horrible for the animals involved, who are often captured from the wild, kept in tiny cages and forced to eat unnatural amounts of … Read more.
After months of build-up, Edinburgh Zoo has at last admitted today that its giant panda, Tian Tian, is not pregnant.
Long before this announcement, the news was awash with frivolous panda articles. Stories about panda love tunnels, hormone changes, mood music and even panda porn, all released by the Edinburgh Zoo, have helped the zoo to profit from these captive animals. Despite all the headline-grabbing mating gimmicks, the zoo failed to override the notoriously detrimental impact of captivity on the natural desire of the animals to breed.
The Edinburgh Zoo is … Read more.
Making the perfect sandwich is an art form. The concept may be simple – take two slices of bread and insert your (animal-free) filling of choice – but the creative possibilities are endless!
Sampling some of the brand-new range of Violife vegan cheese from Veganic got the PETA office thinking about our favourite cruelty-free sandwiches. Here are some of our top picks:
- Kirsty’s Classic “Cheese” Sandwich: There’s nothing fancy about this sandwich, but oh my, it is tasty. Recreate it yourself with thick-cut seeded bread, smothered with basil and cashew pesto, then
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UPDATE: Fashion director, Paula Reed, has now resigned.
After receiving confirmation in a meeting with Harvey Nichols that Reed was singlehandedly responsible for breaking the department store’s strict decade-long policy against selling fur, we hope her resignation will pave the way for the reinstatement of the store’s previous, well-respected policy. Please continue to take action, and we will update you here with any more news.
For almost a decade, Harvey Nichols has been one of the good guys – ever since pressure from PETA and compassionate consumers persuaded the company … Read more.
Irish rockabilly sensation Imelda May has just written a letter to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney, imploring him to ban cruel fur farming in the country.
The Dublin-born singer, whose hits include “Mayhem” and “Big Bad Handsome Man”, already helps animals every single day by sticking to a vegetarian diet and, like all people with a heart, would never wear fur. Now she’s going public with her disgust at the fur industry, which still causes animals to suffer and be killed every day in Ireland.
She writes in … Read more.
Ducks, geese and compassionate Brits are cheering with delight today at the news that online retail giant Amazon has just agreed to stop selling foie gras on its UK website!
The welcome move to remove more than 100 foie gras products from the grocery section of the website comes after 10,000 concerned people wrote to the company asking it to stop profiting from cruelty as part of a campaign spearheaded by the animal rights group Viva!.
Viva! also presented the company with video footage from an investigation in France that showed … Read more.
For more than a decade, scientists from PETA US, and more recently PETA UK, have been showing the world that compassion and good research go hand in hand by providing expertise on modern, reliable, non-animal research and testing methods to organisations such as the EU. Now PETA UK, PETA US and their Asian and European affiliates are ramping it up to the next level by forming a pioneering consortium that combines their scientific resources.
The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC), Ltd, will work with industry, private research facilities and regulatory bodies … Read more.