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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.
  • 24
  • Sep

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: ‘Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat’

More than 10 years ago, Sophie Ellis-Bextor took a stand against fur and posed in an eye-catching PETA ad that made headlines. Her message is as important today as it was back then.

PETA UK Sophie Ellis Bextor Ad

We’re reviving the ad, shot by Mary McCartney, in time for the autumn fashion season, and we’re hoping that shoppers will turn their backs on the cruel industry after seeing “the rest” of a fur coat.

And most will. According to a poll, 95 per cent of the British public would never wear real fur. That’s because … Read more.


  • 16
  • Sep

Don’t Throw Your Health Under the Bus

Londoners in every corner of the city may soon be doing a double take every time a bus passes them. That’s because PETA is looking to place an eye-catching new ad on the back of London’s buses to ask people who are struggling to lose weight – and who want to decrease their chances of falling victim to some of the UK’s biggest killers – if perhaps it’s time to give plant-based eating a try.

Bus Back

We’re hoping the optical-illusion ad will highlight how meat, dairy products and eggs are making people fat … Read more.


  • 15
  • Sep

20 Prizes for 20 Years – Week 13

PETA UK is 20!
Since we were founded in 1994, PETA UK has never stopped fighting for animals on every front, calling out cruelty wherever we find it.

Whether spreading the vegan message, taking on the barbaric fur industry or campaigning for an end to animal testing, we’ve achieved some major victories in the past two decades – all with the help of our wonderful supporters, of course!

Check out our anniversary video for some highlights:

To celebrate and to say thank you to everyone who’s helped us come so far, over … Read more.


  • 11
  • Sep

Vegan Morning Sickness Solution Fit for a Princess

Now that Prince George is expecting a sibling, the media is reporting that Kate Middleton is again suffering from severe nausea. Morning sickness affects many expectant mothers, but there’s an easy change they can make to help alleviate it. Extensive research involving tens of thousands of women shows that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are usually linked to meat, dairy products and eggs.

Vegan Prince

According to a study by Dr Paul W Sherman, professor of neurobiology and behaviour at Cornell University in New York, and Dr Samuel M Flaxman, a University of Colorado … Read more.


  • 10
  • Sep

The Great Vegan Bake-Off 2014 – the Winner

Vegan baking is clearly in! This year’s Great Vegan Bake-Off saw dozens of entries, including delicious breads, cakes, muffins and tarts, all made without eggs, dairy products or any other ingredients derived from animals.

From the 10 finalists, choosing the best was a difficult task, but your votes have been counted, and our judges have made up their minds.

The winner is …

Ombre Vanilla Dream Cake by Katy Beskow at Little Miss Meat-Free!

PETA UK Vegan Bake Off Winner

Katy is a self-taught home cook and blogger from Yorkshire, and her vegan vanilla sponge cake with … Read more.


  • 09
  • Sep

Vegan-Friendly Travel Company Wins Compassionate Business Award

Compassion may begin at home – but it’s just as important when you’re on holiday or travelling abroad. We’ve just given a Compassionate Business Award to one company that’s making it easier than ever for vegans to enjoy fantastic, animal-friendly vacations.

Veganbnb Travel offers trips to Spain and Central America that focus on fitness and creative vegan cooking. Emma Fry from Dorset initially started a vegan bed and breakfast in Málaga, Spain, which has been a smashing success with ethical travellers from around the world. Realising how much demand there was – … Read more.


  • 24
  • Aug

The Great Vegan Bake-Off 2014 – The Finalists

PETA Great Vegan Bake Off2014 winner now announced: http://blog.peta.org.uk/2014/09/the-great-vegan-bake-off-2014-the-winner

We’ve been so delighted by all your terrific entries that it was almost impossible to narrow all the entries down to just 10 finalists. However, after much consideration (and drooling over the delicious baked goods), at last we have managed it!

Help us choose who we should name as the winner of our competition by taking a look at all the tasty treats that were entered into The Great Vegan Bake-Off, and let us know which your favourite is by voting below.

Without further ado, here are … Read more.


  • 22
  • Aug

Watch: Documentary Uncovers Shocking Secrets of Thailand’s Elephant Tourism

The feature documentary An Elephant Never Forgets follows the same path that thousands of British tourists take every year as they visit elephant attractions in Thailand. Joe Keogh, a comedian from Manchester, offers a great deal of insight into the living and working conditions of the many elephants used and abused in the tourism industry.

Joe uncovers the uncomfortable truth behind the elephants’ obedience and takes viewers around some of the local camps and zoos to convey a sense of what these magnificent animals are subjected to on a daily basis. The … Read more.


  • 21
  • Aug

LOLA’s New Vegan Cupcake Takes Over London!

Vegan cupcakes are taking over London – they’re even on the Underground.

Most Londoners will recognise LOLA’s Kitchen from their fashionable cupcake shops set up in high-end department stores such as Selfridges, stylish markets like Covent Garden and Spitalfields and underground stations such as King’s Cross, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Cannon Street. But what they may not know is that Lola’s now offers a cupcake that everyone can enjoy, including vegans!

Baked using vanilla soya yoghurt and iced with a deliciously creamy vegan butter, LOLA’s Passion Fruit & Coconut cupcake is vegan!

LOLA's Vegan Cupcake

Just the … Read more.


  • 15
  • Aug

RIP Bingo – Another Orca Dies in Captivity

After spending 30 years confined to a tank, yet another orca has died in captivity. Bingo, a male orca at Japan’s Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, suffered from an inflammation of his lungs before passing away last week. He had been captured off the coast of Iceland in 1984 and never allowed to return to his family or ocean home.

Three orcas still remain at the aquarium: Stella, another wild-caught orca who once inhabited the vast waters of Iceland, and her two daughters, Ran II and Rin, both born in captivity.

Between … Read more.