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  • 06
  • Oct

Become a Real-Life Superhero

Changing someone’s life – for the better – is easier than you might think. Anyone can be a hero. Next time you see an animal in distress, please don’t just walk on by.

Here are a couple of stories about animal rescues that we found really inspiring – and we hope you do, too!

Our programmes manager, Yvonne, was out walking with her rescued dog, Zack, when she discovered this cutie:

Bab Wood Pigeon

Zack found her on the street between two cars. I was convinced that she was dead even after I had tapped

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  • 02
  • Oct

Fortnum & Mason: Don’t Be a…

Katharina Fritsch’s 4.72-metre-high Hahn/Cock – aka “the big blue cock” – is probably the most eye-catching new landmark in London.

Meanwhile, Fortnum & Mason is still making a huge cock-up by ignoring the widespread call to stop selling foie gras, the diseased livers of abused birds. So we took some of our flock down to Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth to unfurl a cheeky banner:

PETA Fortnum Mason banner at Hahn/Cock

Fortnum & Mason’s stubborn insistence on selling a product which is illegal to produce in Britain is tantamount to giving the British public the bird. To create foie … Read more.


  • 30
  • Sep

British MPs Celebrate Gandhi’s Birthday by Going Vegan

On 2 October, we celebrate the birth of one of the greatest practitioners of nonviolence in all of history, Mahatma Gandhi. To mark it, the UN has declared 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence, a day dedicated to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”.

On top of that, it is World Farm Animals Day, an occasion to recognise the suffering of billions of terrified animals who are beaten, crippled and killed on factory farms and in slaughterhouses around the globe – all for nothing more … Read more.


  • 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

Grouse

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.