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  • 21
  • Mar

University of Stirling Cancels Plans for Petting Zoo!

When we found out that the University of Stirling’s student union had hatched a misguided plan to host a petting zoo on campus, we sprang into action to give the union officers the full story about petting zoos – which contribute to a cruel cycle of breeding, abandonment and killing.

We were extremely relieved to get this e-mail response back from the vice president of education and engagement:

“Stirling Students’ Union is keen to hold events which promote mental, physical, sexual and social health but not at the expense of the health … Read more.


  • 19
  • Mar

Budget Day: Time to Tax Meat?

Time to Tax Meat?We’ve heard much talk in recent months about a proposed tax on sugar in order to help combat Britain’s obesity epidemic. But when it comes to unhealthy, disease-causing foods that drive up health-care costs, there’s another obvious culprit – meat and other animal products.

Just in time for the Chancellor’s budget speech, PETA Managing Director Ingrid E Newkirk has come up with a practical, money-saving suggestion that would score highly on both the fiscal and the moral front:

I would like to propose a new set of taxes that will benefit everyone: Read more.


  • 18
  • Mar

PHOTOS: Vivienne Westwood’s PETA Ad Launch

This afternoon, at gourmet vegetarian restaurant tibits in Central London, members of the media and fashionistas gathered for the launch of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s newest project – a PETA video promoting vegetarianism.

Dame Vivienne literally makes a splash in the provocative new PETA video about the meat industry’s depletion of world water supplies, which was screened in advance of World Water Day on 22 March. The full video can be seen here.

At tibits, Dame Vivienne explained about the huge amount of water wasted by the meat trade – not only … Read more.


  • 17
  • Mar

Irish Beauty Rosanna Davison: Go Green, Go Vegan for Paddy’s Day

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison, daughter of singer Chris de Burgh, shows off her stunning plant-fuelled body in new photos released just in time for St Patrick’s Day. Painted, courtesy of Dublin make-up artist Shima Mistry, as a sexy leprechaun lady, the qualified nutritionist is spreading the word that one of the best ways to stay healthy, slim and energised is to go vegan.

Rosanna Davison PETA St Patrick's Day Vegan Ad

© Marc O’Sullivan

“Vegan meals are packed with nutrients and free of unhealthy animal fat and cholesterol, so they’re a great way to keep your weight down … Read more.


  • 03
  • Mar

Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa KOs Fur in New PETA Ad

Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa, the fearsome UFC phenomenon, is undefeated in the ring, and the next opponent he’d like to knock out is the fur industry. He is fighting cruelty to animals as the latest star to appear in PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” ad series.

Jimi 'Poster Boy' Manuwa New PETA Ad

Jimi wants to be the first Brit to win a UFC belt, and with a fighting record of 14-0, he is well on his way. But he took a break from training to encourage people to be kind to animals.

“Animals beaten, gassed and electrocuted for fur … Read more.


  • 14
  • Feb

Announcing PETA UK’s First Ambassador!

Today, on Valentine’s Day, PETA UK is thrilled to announce that we have appointed our first ambassador, Reg Pycroft.

Over the years, Reg has been a true and loving heart for animals, demonstrating dedication to fairness, justice and respect for all living beings, including the most forgotten animals: those used for food, clothing, entertainment and more.

Reg, a born Londoner, has had an illustrious career. He was a member of the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Cold War and then had a long, successful career in aviation in the Far East … Read more.


  • 10
  • Feb

RIP Marius – Young Giraffe Killed by Zoo

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.


  • 30
  • Jan

Victory in India! Another Country Ends Animal Testing for Household Products

Minolta DSCIndia 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.


  • 26
  • Jan

Pam’s High Hopes for a Fur-Free Israel

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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  • 24
  • Jan

Nelson Mandela Has a Little Bunny in His Ear … and We’d Like to Adopt Her

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.