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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.
  • 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.


  • 01
  • Oct

PETA Takes Advantage of Parody Law Change to Blast F&M

Beginning today, the government has amended the number and scope of permitted acts in relation to works protected by copyright to include allowing limited copying on a fair-dealing basis for the purposes of parody, caricature and pastiche. What does that mean for us? Well, PETA US has often used parody in its campaigns, from mocking SeaWorld to lampooning video games in order to call out those targets and help get people thinking about animal rights. PETA UK has been unable to include the creation of parody websites in its campaigns, until now.… Read more.


  • 30
  • Sep

6 Places That Will Deliver Delicious Vegan Pizza to Your Door

The UK is a nation of pizza lovers. In every corner of the country, down almost every high street (and now accessible even on your smartphone), you will find pizza restaurants, takeaways and home-delivery services. Vegans love their pizza, too, and thanks to the rapidly growing vegan movement, restaurants and takeaways are waking up and realising that offering vegan options creates new opportunities, reduces animal suffering and helps save the planet. The following are places where you can get your hands on a delicious eco-friendly (vegan) cheesy pizza feast, delivered right to … Read more.


  • 30
  • Sep

Edinburgh Embraces the Vegan Revolution

With more and more consumers taking an ethical approach in their food choices and demand for vegan options on the rise, restaurants and takeaways are joining in and stepping up their cruelty-free menu options. The latest in a growing list of pizzerias that offer non-dairy vegan cheese is Edinburgh chain La Favorita.

La Favorita Vegan Pizza

La Favorita EdinburghWe are delighted to report that, after chatting with PETA UK about the benefits of dairy alternatives, La Favorita will now be offering the city’s first vegan cheese pizza! The new pizza uses smoked MozzaRisella, an innovative mozzarella … Read more.


  • 27
  • Sep

Switzerland Is Poised to Join the Worldwide Movement Against Seal Fur

Following the World Trade Organization’s recent decision to uphold the EU’s ban on seal-fur imports, here’s more great news about PETA’s and our international affiliates’ campaigns to stop the commercial seal slaughter in Canada: the Swiss Council of States is moving to ban seal fur!

The Council of States (the upper house of the federal Swiss legislature) unanimously approved a bill that would ban seal-product imports. PETA Germany had written to all council members asking them to support the measure. The lower legislative house had already voted in favour of a ban, … Read more.


  • 26
  • Sep

Ross McCall: For the Sake of Animals, the Show Most Certainly Must Not Go On

Ross McCall for PETAScotland is considering introducing a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. In April, we asked thousands of our supporters to respond to a government consultation about the ban, and now Ross McCall is adding his voice to the call.

The Scottish-born Hollywood actor, who starred in Band of Brothers, wrote in last week’s Herald, calling on Holyrood to ban wild animals in circuses permanently. An abbreviated version of his article is below.

No doubt about it, we Scots have a lot to be proud of and if

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