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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.
  • 23
  • Jan

REVEALED: Shocking Indian Government-Run Dog Hellhole

Shocking photos from PETA India reveal a dismal Indian government-run dog breeding unit rife with horrific diseases.

An estimated 22 per cent of the adult dogs and 8 per cent of the puppies at the Tamil Nadu facility have died in the last year alone because of debility, gastric perforation, acute renal failure, nephritis or sudden collapse – all clinical conditions often caused by poor management practices and inadequate diagnostic and treatment services.

 

Dog Breeding Unit

A Rajapalayam with severe mange

Empty water bowl and dirty cage

A Lonely life

Dull and Depressed dog

At a time when Tamil Nadu is struggling to cope with the thousands of stray dogs on its … Read more.


  • 09
  • Jan

PETA Exposes How Wool Industry Workers Beat, Stamp On and Mutilate Sheep at Men’s Fashion Week

Three vegan models in faux-wool jumpers and blindfolds stood tall at Somerset House this morning outside Woolmark’s menswear show, as part of “London Collections: Men”, to protest the wool industry’s cruelty to sheep.

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Earlier this year, PETA US released an international exposé of the wool industry in the US and Australia – the source of 90 per cent of the world’s merino wool – which revealed that workers violently punched scared sheep in the face, stamped and stood on the animals’ heads and necks and beat and jabbed them in the face … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jan

Wishing the Duchess of Cambridge a Happy Birthday and a Wool-Free Winter!

A birthday gift that’s equal parts chic and animal-friendly is on its way to Kate Middleton, who turns 33 tomorrow. We’re giving her a high-end faux-wool coat from New York vegan boutique VauteCouture. It’s a classic piece with all the elegance and style that the duchess is well accustomed to but with none of the cruelty that comes with wool.

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An international exposé of the wool industry in the US and Australia – the source of 90 per cent of the world’s merino wool – revealed that workers violently punched scared … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jan

We Stand With ‘Charlie Hebdo’ in Rejecting Oppression and Violence in All Forms

Je Suis Charlie

The violence in France yesterday shocked the world. Twelve people died, including Charlie Hebdo‘s lead cartoonist, Cabu, who earlier this week gave a drawing to our friends at French animal rights group L214 denouncing the cruelty of foie gras production.

Charlie Hebdo is the only French newspaper that dedicates a weekly column to animal rights, tackling issues from bullfighting to dolphinaria.

Violence is a social issue, and violence against humans is linked to violence against other species. Yesterday’s losses are being felt by all compassionate people, including those who stand for … Read more.


  • 29
  • Dec

Reasons to Go Vegan

Take the Vegan Pledge

Earlier this month, we asked fans on our Facebook page what their inspiration for going vegan was. We received hundreds of comments and heard many uplifting stories. Here are just some of the reasons people shared.

Watching PETA’s videos, such as “Meet Your Meat” or “Glass Walls”, narrated by Paul McCartney, was a popular reason for having gone vegan.  Melanie said, “I never even questioned the ethics of eating meat until I watched some slaughter videos and was sickened by what I saw. I’ve not eaten meat since, and am now following … Read more.


  • 24
  • Dec

PETA Asks Pope to Celebrate a Cruelty-Free Christmas

A group of PETA supporters dropped by the Vatican today with a unique Christmas gift for His Holiness Pope Francis I: a basket containing a delicious vegan ham, along with a letter asking him to send a message of peace and mercy by celebrating a vegan Christmas this year.

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Jesus’ birth and hope for all creation than with a meal that no one had to suffer and die for. By celebrating a cruelty-free Christmas, His Holiness can send a loving message to Christ’s … Read more.


  • 24
  • Dec

PETA UK’s 2014 Person of the Year: Tony Benn Continues to Inspire

Politician, activist, MP and vegetarian Tony Benn may be gone, but his legacy of compassion will long be remembered. To commemorate his lifelong commitment to protecting animals, both within and outside the political sphere, we have named Mr Benn as our 2014 Person of the Year.

During his 47 years in office, Benn came to the defence of animals many times, voting against fox hunting in Parliament, protesting against laboratories that conducted cruel experiments on animals and practising what he preached every day by adhering to a vegetarian diet. Described by Labour … Read more.


  • 23
  • Dec

PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities of 2014: Thandie Newton and David Haye Nab Top Honours!

They’re two of the most accomplished stars in their respective fields, and now BAFTA Award winner Thandie Newton and former World Heavyweight Champion David Haye have another accolade to their names: They’re PETA UK’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities of 2014!

Thandie Sexy VeganDavid gave up eating animal products at the beginning of this year and was immediately open about his reasons for doing so. “I watched a TV documentary about how animals are farmed, killed and prepared for us to eat”, he explained. “I saw all those cows and pigs and realised … Read more.


  • 16
  • Dec

Three Recipes to Try This Chanukah

Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, and it involves eight nights of family, gifts and, of course, food.

Keeping in mind the traditional Jewish concept of tza’ar ba’alei chayim – which explains that people should show compassion towards animals and avoid causing them harm – a great way to celebrate Chanukah is to opt for meals that leave animals off the plate!

Just in time for the festival, we’re sharing three recipes from our friends at the Jewish Vegetarian Society (JVS) and PETA US.

Potato Latkes

Latkes are traditionally eaten during … Read more.


  • 14
  • Dec

Benjy Arrives at Sanctuary With Help From Sam Simon!

With help from The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, Benjy – an Irish bull previously slated for slaughter because of his reported sexual orientation – made it to Hillside Sanctuary on Sunday, where he will breathe fresh air, graze freely and never again face the threat of imminent slaughter.

Benjy Arrives at Hillside

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Simon helped make Benjy’s rescue possible. “I believe in compassion and empathy for all living beings – regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or species. That’s why when PETA told me about ‘Benjy, the gay bull’, I felt compelled to help”, he said. “All … Read more.