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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.
  • 05
  • Feb

This Italian Town Is Offering Tax Breaks to Anyone Who Adopts a Dog

Adopt Me?Councillors in Mascalucia, Sicily, have approved a plan to provide people who adopt a dog from the local council-funded shelter with tax breaks. Residents will be able to get 50 per cent off their rubbish disposal bill for up to three years after the day on which they adopt a dog.

Council Member Alessio Cardi says that encouraging the public to adopt dogs will result in a double benefit, saving the cost of the kennels and giving dogs safe homes.

This is an enlightened move that other cities should follow. In … Read more.


  • 03
  • Feb

Slaughterhouse Cruelty: All Meat Is Cruel, Not Just Halal!

News broke this morning of Animal Aid‘s investigation of Bowood Lamb, a slaughterhouse in Yorkshire. Taken over three days in December, the investigation found that sheep were beaten and had their throats hacked open while they were still conscious.Untitled design (14)

Gruesome as the footage is, the actual slaughter, whether the animal is stunned before being killed or not, is only part of the long and blatantly cruel process of modern meat production.

The vast majority of the 1 billion animals eaten every year in the UK are raised on filthy, crowded factory … Read more.


  • 30
  • Jan

Hero: This Dog Saved His Guardian From Drowning in a Freezing Scottish River

As he does on most evenings, Philip Skirving was recently walking his Staffordshire terrier, Cobin, on a cycle path on the banks of the River Leven in Alexandria, Scotland, when he tripped and fell into the fast-flowing ice-cold water and went into shock. Moments later, Cobin jumped in and dragged his friend to the safety of dry land by pulling on his jumper!

For saving Philip’s life, we’ve recognised Cobin’s daring feat of bravery with PETA’s Animal Hero Award, along with a special “doggie bag” full of vegan dog treats, a comfortable … Read more.


  • 30
  • Jan

PETA India Turns Sunder’s Home Into Free-Roaming, Forested Sanctuary

PETA India and Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) have teamed up to create India’s first free-roaming elephant sanctuary in a fenced, forested land that allows elephants to move about rather than be chained in place, the common way in which captive elephants in India are kept.

BBP, which became home to 15-year-old Sunder – famously liberated by the Supreme Court in 2014 from a life of cruelty at the Jyotiba temple in Maharashtra – now houses 15 elephants.

Designed by PETA India consultant and elephant expert Carol Buckley, a solar electric fence and a Read more.


  • 28
  • Jan

IKEA to Roll Out Vegan Meatballs!

As the demand for delicious, convenient vegan food skyrockets around the world, top furniture retailer IKEA is tossing its hat into the fray with a scrumptious offering: a vegan twist on its classic Swedish meatball.

PETA US first raised vegan food offerings with IKEA in 2011. After IKEA announced in 2014 that it was working on vegetarian but not vegan meatballs, supporters of PETA and our international affiliates signed friendly petitions asking for vegan meatballs. The work paid off, and IKEA listened, letting PETA US know that the new meatballs will be … Read more.


  • 27
  • Jan

Enter For a Chance to Win: Beyond Skin’s Stylish Alice Shoe

Last 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, and the winner was the stylish “Alice” shoe, named in honour of its designer, fashion student Alice Lambert-Gorwyn.

In our design competition, the shoe caught the eye of celebrity judge Laura Whitmore, who had the difficult task of choosing a winner from all the designs. Now, Alice’s shoe is a reality, and we’re offering you a chance to win a pair!

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Alice’s shoe is … Read more.


  • 27
  • Jan

‘Give Peas a Chance!’ Paris Mural Urges Non-Violence to All

After the violence that has swept Paris in recent weeks and in homage to the murdered cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo who regularly tackled animal rights issues, PETA France has just placed this giant mural in Paris’ city centre:

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PETA Paris Mural

Featuring religious symbols drawn in peas and the words, “Give Peas a Chance – Go Vegan. Non-Violence Begins on Our Plates”, the artwork is designed to make Parisians consider the links between violence towards humans and against other species. This month’s losses are being felt by all compassionate people, including those who stand … Read more.


  • 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.