Yesterday, Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, was killed by the Copenhagen Zoo and fed to lions, as he was considered useless for breeding.
This is no surprise. Zoos, including those in Britain, will often breed animals in captivity and create babies in an effort to keep drawing in paying visitors – yet often, there’s nowhere to put the offspring as they grow, and they are destroyed.
Wildlife documentaries have opened people’s eyes to the fact that a zoo is just an animal prison. The death of Marius should be a wake-up call … Read more.
India has decided to end animal testing for household products after extensive campaigns by PETA India, PETA UK and PETA US, which included appeals from high-profile politicians as well as lengthy discussions with PETA India’s scientist and support from scientists at PETA UK and PETA US.
This exciting news is another important milestone in the global fight to end animal testing!
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) committee responsible for determining test requirements for household products, on which PETA India’s scientist has an official seat, decided in a meeting on Wednesday to replace … Read more.
After her honeymoon in Israel, compassionate star Pamela Anderson felt moved to send a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in heartfelt support of a proposed new bill to ban the sale of animal fur. The groundbreaking law, if it passes, would make Israel the first country in the world to take such clear and decisive action against the barbaric fur trade. Pamela wrote in her letter:
I’m writing to urge you to do everything in your power to help pass this historic bill, which has been signed by 40 members of
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Controversy has erupted in South Africa, after it emerged that a new 9-metre statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria contains an unexpected guest – a little bronze rabbit, nestling inside the great leader’s ear!
Members of the government, who were unaware of the bunny’s presence until now, are considering having it removed. We think this is a shame – after all, being depicted as a friend to animals is a lovely way to be remembered. It brings to mind one of the leader’s most inspiring quotes: “[T]o be free is not … Read more.
Danny Cipriani is the first-ever rugby player to star in PETA’s iconic “Ink, Not Mink” ad series! The Sale Sharks’ fly-half shows off his tattoos, his chiselled physique and his respect for animals in order to raise awareness of the cruel fur industry.
Danny’s new ad, which was shot by top photographer Trevor Leighton, highlights the growing trend among celebrities and athletes to speak out against stolen skins. As Danny says, “The rugby pitch is known for being a tough environment, but it’s nothing compared to what some animals go through when … Read more.
Kindness is one of the sexiest traits that you can have – so as you’d expect, when deciding who to award the title of the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities, we were spoilt for choice, especially since a plant-based diet is known to keep you fit and looking great! But after much deliberation, 2013′s beautiful winners are comedian John Bishop and top model Lily Cole.
Bishop, who starred in one of PETA’s most popular pro-vegetarian campaigns, “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”, has … Read more.
UPDATE: Sold! The one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey was sold on eBay for £8,300. All proceeds will go to our campaign to help prevent the slaughter of animals for meat. Our thanks go to Morrissey for the New Year’s present and to the generous fan who purchased the book!
Animals in need of help have no better friend than Morrissey. As a music icon and longtime animal rights activist, his efforts to help stop animal abuse are legendary and date back nearly three decades. In the past, he has … Read more.
She’s been called the “Sexiest Woman in the UK” and is always making headlines, but today Helen Flanagan took some time to help PETA highlight how every coat, collar and cuff made of animal fur is a product of immense animal suffering.
Helen caused a scene in London, where she braved the December chill, posing as a sexy Santa next to the Covent Garden Christmas tree and encouraging shoppers to leave fur off their holiday wish lists.
“Fur is cruel and gruesome, and it belongs squarely in Christmas’ past”, said Helen. “With … Read more.
PETA UK’s founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, hosted an event in London on Sunday, in which she gave her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.
The talk was emceed by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost and attended by more than 150 PETA UK supporters, activists and friends. Ingrid shared her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve, along with an overview of PETA UK’s triumphs over the past 20 years.
In addition, a PETA UK supporter who has gone above and beyond for animals was recognised. … Read more.
Blackfish has been making waves around the world. Since we first blogged about it back in May, the film has received rave reviews from the media as well as massive support from celebrities, including Stephen Fry, Leona Lewis and Ewan McGregor, who have spoken out on Twitter. Most importantly, the documentary has shone a light on the cruel practices that orcas face in marine parks such as SeaWorld and Loro Parque.
Now, everyone in the UK will have the chance to watch this must-see film. Blackfish is set to air … Read more.