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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.
  • 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.


  • 12
  • Dec

Beyond Skin Launches Exclusive Vegan Shoe With Winner of PETA Competition

Earlier this year, we announced the winner of PETA’s design competition with acclaimed vegan shoe label Beyond Skin. The competition attracted entries from budding cordwainers around the world. Now, just in time for Christmas, the winning shoe design is available to pre-order!

The stylish Alice shoe, named in honour of its designer, fashion student Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, can be seen below. The shoe caught the eye of judge Laura Whitmore, who had the difficult task of choosing a winner from all the designs. Alice’s shoe is handmade in Spain from 100 … Read more.


  • 11
  • Dec

‘The Apprentice’ Star Has a Holiday Surprise for Fur-Peddling Harvey Nichols

DSC_0268Harvey Nichols is on this Santa’s “naughty” list. Although the shop previously maintained a celebrated fur-free policy for a decade, it started selling fur again this year.

With the chain’s profits plummeting, Steven Ugoalah, the star of this season’s The Apprentice, dressed as Santa and was joined by two PETA “elves” as he paid Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge shop a visit and offered some seasonal business advice.

“Supporting the cruel fur trade is not only bad business – as Harvey Nichols is learning – but also utterly shameful”, Steven said. “My friends … Read more.


  • 10
  • Dec

Punk Up Your Wardrobe With Black Score’s Clothing Collaboration With PETA

Have you ever wanted to flip heartless fur-wearers the bird? Designer Simeon Farrar – the genius behind Black Score, the label of stylish slogan T-shirts – has, and that’s why he was eager to team up with PETA UK for a limited-edition collection of “Black Score for PETA” animal rights–themed T-shirts and jumpers, which are available to buy online now.

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  • 09
  • Dec

Paul McCartney Sends ‘Glass Walls’ to the Moon!

Moon“Glass Walls” is PETA’s groundbreaking meat industry exposé, which derives its name from narrator Paul McCartney’s famous quote: “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian”. The short film has helped countless people ditch meat and go vegan, and now it will be preserved as a reminder and a warning for years to come.

When news hit that a new crowd-funding project by British scientists will send thousands of digital time capsules to the moon in 2025, Paul McCartney leapt to reserve a “memory box”, in which “Glass Walls” will Read more.


  • 05
  • Dec

Christmas Discount: Vegan Roasts From Vegusto

Just in time for Christmas, Vegusto is sharing tips for making the perfect traditional vegan holiday roast dinner! Vegan chef Tony Bishop-Weston shows just how easy it is to whip up a Christmas dinner with a rainbow of veggies and a fantastic vegan roast.


The company offers a variety of cruelty-free vegan roasts that taste delicious. Whether you’re catering for a crowd of hungry vegans or determined to wow your meat-eating family members with tasty plant-based food, Christmas is a time to go all-out with your cooking. You can find more tips Read more.


  • 05
  • Dec

Wilby Launches Drayton Collection – Enter for a Chance to Win!

Wilby Bag PETAMahatma Gandhi said that “[t]here is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness”. It’s an inspirational thought that also serves as Wilby’s motto. The company makes handbags from eco-friendly and animal-free materials that allow any animal-loving fashionista to rock a chic look without harming a single cow, sheep or any other animal.

Wilby has worked with PETA in the past. Rock ‘n’ roll socialite, jewellery designer and PETA celebrity liaison Meg Mathews teamed up with the hot accessories label to design the Primrose Hill line of leather-free … Read more.


  • 25
  • Nov

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA Proclaims, ‘A Vegan Tomorrow Is a Better Tomorrow’

In two weeks, world-famous hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan will release A Better Tomorrow, its first album in seven years. But before this long-anticipated album hits the stores, group leader RZA – whom you may also know as Apocalypse Samurai on Californication – will appear in a brand-new PETA ad declaring, “A better tomorrow is a vegan tomorrow. I am RZA, and I am vegan”.

“I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body”, RZA says. “I had animals as friends …. They was … Read more.


  • 24
  • Nov

Chefs Get Behind Vegan Fine Dining

It’s no secret that fine vegan dining is on the rise in London, thanks to chefs such as Ali Parvinjah, the creator of the vegan menu on offer at The Montagu, which has been awarded two AA rosettes and is located in the five-star Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill.

For World Vegan Month, Chef Ali explains how the vegan movement in London has spread and gives viewers an exclusive look at some of his favourite plant-based recipes in our latest video.

“I have guests constantly telling me here at the restaurant … Read more.