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  • 25
  • Sep

‘Hug a Vegan’ Day!

peta2 will be celebrating the first official “Hug a Vegan” Day ever on Friday, 27 September! Are you in?

Vegans are doing the planet, animals and themselves a huge favour by ditching animal products and leading cruelty-free lives instead. peta2 wants to share the love through hugs, and we’ll be showing our support from this side of the Atlantic.

PETA Hug A Vegan Day UK

Whether you’re vegan yourself or have a friend, classmate or family member who’s vegan, pledge to give hugs and spread compassion this “Hug a Vegan” Day.

If you’re not a vegan, what … Read more.


  • 24
  • Sep

“After you rip their claws and their tails off … they’ll crawl across the floor and everything.”

There are things that no sentient animal should ever have to endure – things such as being torn limb from limb while conscious, being slammed face-first onto a spike, being tossed into a bin to die slowly or being boiled alive.

Yet that’s exactly what PETA US discovered is happening to lobsters and crabs at a seafood plant in Maine, USA. Here’s the sickening video footage from the group’s five-month undercover investigation into Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster in Rockland:

The abuse shown in the video is all the more shocking given scientific research Read more.


  • 24
  • Sep

Eight Dogs Spayed = Half a Million Others Saved

Meet Maizy, Wonky and Candy . These adorable mutts, along with five others, were rescued by a local organisation in Greece, Animal Rescue Kos – and thanks to help from PETA, they’ve just paid a visit to the vet to be neutered.
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It may seem counterintuitive that stopping dogs from having puppies saves lives – but given the scale of the homeless animal crisis, it’s true. Every time that a dog is bred by a breeder or left to reproduce by a careless guardian, another dog somewhere else loses his or her chance … Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Do Whatever It Takes to Save a Dog in a Hot Car

There aren’t many circumstances in which we’d advocate breaking into a stranger’s car. But if it could save a life, we say, “Do it!”

That’s the message delivered by our brand-new ad, featuring hot US actor and model Krysten Ritter. “If you see a dog in a hot car, and you think that he’s in danger or that he’s been there for a while, it’s good to speak up,” she says.

Krysten, who earned a “bad-girl” reputation from her role as Jane in the TV show Breaking Bad, shows that … Read more.


  • 21
  • Aug

The Secret Cost of Eggs

stock eggs Many compassionate people refuse to eat meat because they know that killing an animal for his or her flesh is wrong. They might not realise, however, that eggs, although unfertilised, still come at a terrible price.

The UK has a laying flock of 34.8 million chickens, each one of whom lays roughly 314 eggs per year. This flock includes both “barn” and “free-range” birds. Don’t be fooled by the labels, though, as these animals are still typically kept in squalid, crowded conditions; are often debeaked, a painful mutilation in which the … Read more.


  • 11
  • Aug

The Inglorious Twelfth Marks a Season of Shame

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Monday is the beginning of the annual red grouse shooting season in Scotland: the deceptively named “Glorious Twelfth”. Around half a million of these shy birds will be shot this year, helping to line the pockets of certain wealthy landowners but causing nothing but suffering to both the grouse and the many other animals who are killed because of this archaic, bloodthirsty industry.

Many estate managers kill birds of prey in order to “protect” grouse so that shooters can then kill them. Hawks, falcons, owls and other legally protected raptors are trapped, … Read more.


  • 02
  • Aug

One More Reason to Ditch Fur – the Environment

If you’re wearing fur, there can be only one explanation – that you’re unaware of the appalling suffering that animals endure at the hands of this cruel industry. There’s another important reason to shun fur, though – it also hurts the planet. A recent study by an independent research organisation found that “a natural mink fur product will always have a higher environmental impact than faux fur”. This is hardly surprising – like all factory farming, fur farms produce copious amounts of toxic waste, from high volumes of animal faeces to the … Read more.


  • 19
  • Jul

Paul McCartney Speaks Out for Mali the Elephant

Mali has spent 35 years at the Manila Zoo, where she endures intense confinement, loneliness, boredom and isolation in an area that is a miniscule fraction of the size of her natural habitat. She is the Philippines’ only captive elephant – and one of the world’s saddest.

There was some hope last year when the Office of the President issued a directive stating that she should be transferred to a sanctuary after an evaluation of her health. But it has been more than a year, and Mali still awaits her freedom.

We … Read more.


  • 18
  • Jul

Bravo, Belgium! Country on Track to Ban Circuses That Use Wild Animals

PETA Circus CamelA victory for compassion in Belgium came this week, as the government ratified a law to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. This milestone for animals comes after a 10-year campaign by animal rights groups such as Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA).

This excellent new law will save many animals in Belgium from the stress of constant travelling and transport in extremes of temperature, being kept in restricted living quarters, and being confined for their entire lives to an environment in which they cannot express natural behaviour … Read more.


  • 12
  • Jul

‘Glass Walls’ Goes to Italy

Paul McCartney’s words “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian” and his powerful PETA video, “Glass Walls”, with its shocking behind-the-scenes video footage of abattoirs and factory farms, have inspired countless people to stop eating animals.

Dutch, French, German and Spanish versions of the video already exist – and now “Glass Walls” makes its debut in Italian to help even more people learn about what really goes on in the industries that raise and kill animals for food. Red Canzian, a popular Italian singer and … Read more.