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Dan Howe is PETA UK's marketing manager. With a background in public relations and advertising, Dan helps PETA's campaigns and advocacy reach wide audiences. From building and promoting petitions to helping new vegans with tips and advice on social media, Dan is behind PETA UK's online voice.

Outside of work, Dan spends his time cleaning up his son’s vegan baby food and playing with cats. You can say "Hi" to him on Twitter at @PETAUK.
  • 18
  • Nov

Sam Simon, PETA and ARAN Partner Together to Send Benjy to Sanctuary!

Sam Simon PETA

Benjy was facing slaughter for being gay. The bull made headlines this month after a veterinarian declared his sexual orientation the reason why he wouldn’t breed and the farmer who owned him decided to fatten him for slaughter.

After learning from PETA about the bull’s plight, Simpsons co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon put up the money to buy Benjy and transport him to a sanctuary where he’ll be able to live out his natural life with peace and dignity. Benjy’s transfer is expected to take place in time for Christmas.

“PETA told … Read more.


  • 12
  • Nov

Monty the Penguin Earns John Lewis a Compassionate Marketing Award

The spotlight is on department store John Lewis this week. Its much-anticipated Christmas ad campaign has been received with excitement, with Monty, the ad’s penguin star, winning over the hearts of Christmas shoppers.

The ad won us over, too. That’s because the retailer and its advertising agency, adam&eveDDB, made the decision to use innovative computer-generated imagery (CGI) from the Moving Picture Company to create a stunningly lifelike penguin, rather than using a real one. So we’re sending John Lewis PETA’s Compassionate Marketing Award.

Using CGI saves frustrated, tormented animals from suffering in … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

PETA’s ‘Lettuce Lady’ Descends on Holyrood With Vegan Pizza

Members of the Scottish Parliament were able to leave their lunch boxes at home on Thursday. To mark World Vegan Month, a PETA volunteer visited Holyrood with delicious vegan pizza, courtesy of award-winning pizzeria La Favorita Delivered, after First Minister’s Questions.

PETA Vegan Pizza Scottish Parliament

PETA is eager to show everyone, from MSPs to everyday Edinburghers, how delicious and healthy vegan food can be. Demand for dairy-free products is on the rise: according to recent reports, one in five Brits now includes non-dairy milks in his or her weekly shopping trip, and research group Mintel has found that the … Read more.


  • 04
  • Nov

Parliament Goes Vegan for World Vegan Month

Parliament vegan loyaltyNovember is World Vegan Month, and Parliament is marking the occasion by making it easy for MPs and Westminster staff to go vegan.

There are a number of restaurants in the House of Commons, and they’ll be promoting vegan options throughout the month with a Vegan Loyalty Card, offering each diner’s 10th vegan meal for free.

Kerry McCarthy MP said the following:

I’m really glad that the efforts of the three vegan MPs to raise awareness of veganism amongst the catering authorities at Parliament have paid off. This has partly been about

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  • 03
  • Nov

The Autumn Wardrobe Essential – Vegan Dr. Martens!

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With so many great fashion retailers and brands catering to the rapidly expanding vegan market, you most definitely don’t have to compromise on style when it comes to being cruelty-free. Dr. Martens is demonstrating this point perfectly with an awesome range of its classic boots – but minus the leather!

“Dr. Martens is proud to offer vegan consumers its world-famous air-cushioned styles in the highest quality animal-free materials, which replicate our standard footwear right down to the very last detail … Read more.


  • 29
  • Oct

An Unusual Request for a North Yorkshire Hamlet

Fryup

Fryup, a hamlet located in the stunning North York Moors National Park, has received an unusual request from PETA. To celebrate World Vegan Day, we’re asking Fryup to change its name to Vegan Fryup.

At least one neighbouring councillor thinks it’s a good idea. Speaking to The Northern Echo about the request, Scarborough Borough Councillor Herbet Tindall, who was born in Fryup, said, “I think it would probably go down quite well – it would certainly be a first for my lifetime”.

BreakfastFryup seemed like the obvious place to launch our life-saving … Read more.


  • 23
  • Oct

9 Vegan Sweets for a Spooky Fun Halloween

Satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween with any of the easy-to-find vegan treats on offer, from classics such as slithering strawberry laces and mysterious flying saucers to the many name-brand candies such as Love Hearts and Starburst that are free from animal products.

Haloween

Halloween is supposed to be pretend frightening, but some ingredients found in sweets are too grisly even for Halloween and cause fear and suffering year-round. Carmine is a red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect, dairy ingredients come from intensively confined cows who lead desperately unhappy lives and … Read more.


  • 22
  • Oct

Ugo Monye Tackles Fur Industry in New PETA Ad

He’s known for his speed on the pitch – but the legions of Harlequins fans might not know that Ugo Monye is just as quick to speak out against the cruelty of the fur industry.

England’s international rugby star is the latest celeb to strip down for PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” ad campaign calling on fans to ditch fur.

Ugo Monye Ink Not Mink PETA

“Animals used for fur sometimes have their skin ripped off them while they’re still alive – that’s not OK”, Monye says. “I hope that by being a part of the ‘Ink, Not Mink’ … Read more.


  • 02
  • Oct

Paul O’Grady to Lord Mayor: Please Don’t Herd Sheep Across London Bridge

Paul O'Grady to Lord Mayor: Please Don't Herd Sheep Across London Bridge

The Lord Mayor of London is historically entitled to the Freedom of the City, a privilege that theoretically affords him or her the right to do many things, including carrying a naked sword in public and other equally archaic practices. One of these practices is the dangerous tradition of herding sheep across London Bridge.

Since the current Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, plans to do just that in a fundraising stunt set for next week, Paul O’Grady MBE has written to ask her to put a stop to the tradition. “I … Read more.


  • 01
  • Oct

Lucy Watson Reveals What All Animals Are Made Of

“Animals are so much more than just ‘breasts’, ‘thighs’ and ‘rumps’. They’re smart, inquisitive individuals with their own unique personalities, and I can’t imagine eating any one of them”, said Made in Chelsea‘s Lucy Watson at the kick-off of her new ad campaign for PETA.

 Lucy Watson

Photo: Pal Hansen; Make-up: Justine Jenkins; Hair: Timothy David 

She unveiled her provocative ad in London on World Vegetarian Day, making the point that cows, pigs and chickens are all made of flesh, blood and bone, just as humans are. We have the same bodily … Read more.