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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.
  • 27
  • Feb

Foston Update: Positive Step as Environment Agency Rejects Application

Earlier this week, the Environment Agency rejected an application from Midland Pig Producers regarding their proposed intensive, US-style factory farm in Foston, Derbyshire. The agency said it would “offend human senses”.

For years now, our supporters have been speaking out against the plans for this factory farm, as it would offend animal senses, too! The proposed factory farm would imprison up to 25,000 pigs at a time and send 1,000 pigs a week to slaughter.

© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

Pigs are not commodities: they are intelligent, sentient animals with distinct personalities. The proposed factory farm would … Read more.


  • 26
  • Feb

Owls Don’t Belong in Nightclubs

Barn Owl_miniNews that a pop-up “owl bar” – at which live owls would be handled by cocktail-sipping members of the public – is supposed to be coming to London in March has rightly been met with outrage by everyone who cares about animals’ well-being.

Animals and clubs or cafés don’t mix. The loud music and bright lights at nightclubs are extremely stressful to animals. It would be hard to think of a more frightening experience for owls, who have especially acute hearing and vision, than to be surrounded by intoxicated, caterwauling humans at … Read more.


  • 25
  • Feb

A Pig Given a Chance at Life: Meet Fella

The Amazing Fella could have ended up as a bacon butty or sausage roll – but instead, he’s living the high life in Cambridgeshire, where he shares his home with his guardians, Emily and Dustin, and their three dogs.

Fella the Pig!

Just like his doggie flatmates, cheeky Fella loves to cuddle on the sofa and go out for walks. And he’s quite the activist, too. When he’s out and about, he wears a bright harness with the message “Don’t eat pork!” to encourage others to spare a thought for his cousins who never get … Read more.


  • 20
  • Feb

Cheshire Cat Escapes Snare

When Potter, a cat, went missing from his home in Cheshire for 11 days, his family was worried. When he returned, his family was shocked. Potter came back with a deep life-threatening cut around his body and required major surgery.
Potter the cat

 

It emerged that he had been trapped in a snare for almost the entire time that he was missing. Snares are legal and often used to trap foxes, rabbits or hares. They consist of a wire noose which tightens when the trapped animal struggles and can cause a slow, painful death … Read more.


  • 20
  • Feb

Iconic Luxury Hotel Bans Wild Animal Displays

When shocking images of a muzzled, chained bear surfaced on social media at the iconic Hôtel Plaza Athénée, part of the Dorchester Collection group of international luxury hotels, PETA France jumped into action.

The bear was used as a prop at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by the luxury hotel. After learning from PETA France how captive bears and other wild animals in the entertainment industry are denied everything that is natural and important to them, the hotel – which was famously featured in the final season of Sex and the Read more.


  • 18
  • Feb

Celebrate Chinese New Year Vegan-Style

It is said that during Chinese New Year, a mythical beast called Nian passes through villages and eats the villagers as well as their crops and livestock. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, we have some vegan recipes for a feast so delicious it might even convince Nian to ditch meat.

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Veggie Dumplings (Jiaozi)
1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
2 Tbsp finely chopped red pepper
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
Salt … Read more.


  • 18
  • Feb

Fur-Wearers Trade Coats for Cocktails at Mahiki!

Mahiki Fur

As London night club Mahiki celebrates the first anniversary of its fur-free policy, we teamed up with the celebrity hotspot to host a fur amnesty night!

With London Fashion Week due to kick off in a couple of days, PETA and Mahiki invited any stragglers who are still clinging to fur to get with the times and turn their backs on the taboo garments in favour of a fun-filled night out. Anyone ready to unload a fur could trade it in at the door for free entry into the night club and … Read more.


  • 16
  • Feb

Here’s How to Make Delicious Vegan Pancakes With Only Three Ingredients

Last year’s Great Vegan Bake Off competition took egg- and butter-free baking to new heights! Check out the masterpieces that made it to the finals. Pancakes are easy to make vegan, too – and Shrove Tuesday is a good time for feasting on pancakes to your heart’s content!

This pancake recipe, adapted from The Everyday Veggie, has just three ingredients: flour, almond milk and coconut oil.

Sound too simple to be true? Try it for yourself – it really is that easy to produce delicious pancakes.

Vegan Pancakes

Vegan Pancake

1 cup all-purpose … Read more.


  • 11
  • Feb

P!nk Would ‘Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’

P!nk is one of the most talented, hard-working entertainers on the planet, and she also happens to be a true friend to animals.

She recently teamed up with PETA US and photographer Ruven Afanador to make a point: she wants animals to keep their own skin. P!nk is the latest in a long list of celebrities who’d “rather go naked than wear fur”.

PETA Pink Naked Fur Ad ©Ruven Afanador/Corbis

 

“Animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don’t fake their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. I would like to

Read more.

  • 06
  • Feb

BAFTAs to Serve Delicious Vegan Menu

Good news for compassionate celebrities! The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will be offering healthy, humane dishes during its awards ceremony on Sunday.

BAFTA is embracing the vegan movement, as organisers have created a mouth-watering animal-free menu, which will be sure to delight vegan A-listers.

The plant-based menu will feature a quinoa salad with radishes, broad beans, asparagus and peas with a lemon and olive oil dressing and a roasted butternut squash and sun-blushed tomato lasagne with wilted spinach, roasted pepper, sage and a … Read more.