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  • 16
  • Dec

The Only Signed Hardcover of Morrissey’s Autobiography Goes Under the Hammer for PETA

Morrissey PETA UKUPDATE: 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.


  • 11
  • Dec

What’s Not Under Helen Flanagan’s Christmas Tree

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.

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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.

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“Fur is cruel and gruesome, and it belongs squarely in Christmas’ past”, said Helen. “With … Read more.


  • 22
  • Nov

Ingrid’s Naked Truth

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.


  • 15
  • Nov

Not to Be Missed: WATCH #BlackfishOnBBC4

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.


  • 12
  • Nov

Jade Dernbach: Ink, Not Mink

Tattooed heartthrob Jade Dernbach may not fit the typical image of an English cricketer, but with his new ad for PETA, he’s decisively bowled cruelty out. The South African–born fast bowler, who plays for Surrey, is the latest star of our “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, which highlights the barbarity of the fur trade.

To say that locking minks in tiny cages, anally electrocuting them and ripping the skin from their backs while they’re still alive (and sometimes conscious) is just not cricket is the understatement of the century.

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Jade explains why he … Read more.


  • 12
  • Nov

Penguins Spared Holiday Stress, Thanks to Compassionate Shoppers

Penguins Spared Holiday StressA Nottingham shopping centre, intu Broadmarsh, has seen sense this holiday season and turned its back on an ill-conceived plan for an event showcasing penguins on a busy shopping day.

The compassionate people of Nottingham joined us in expressing their objections to the shopping centre, which announced last night that “[f]ollowing talks and meetings with members of our local community, and with animal charity PETA, we have decided not to include live penguins in our Christmas Extravaganza event. We came to this decision after listening to people’s views and we believe this … Read more.


  • 11
  • Nov

Brigitte Nielsen Gives Fur the Cold Shoulder

Perhaps best known for her film Red Sonja, actor Brigitte Nielsen might have looked the part in furs when playing a barbarian, but times and fashion have moved on.

Brigitte has spoken out against the treatment of animals for fur by turning her back on cruelty and giving fur the cold shoulder in a new ad for PETA Germany.
Brigitte Nielsen: Give Fur the Cold Shoulder
In addition to starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Red Sonja, the Danish actor also starred in Rocky IV, Cobra and Beverly Hills Cop II. She is now a … Read more.


  • 07
  • Nov

3 Animal-Friendly Student Art Projects

There are thousands of ways to speak out for animals: whatever your talents are, you can use them to advocate for compassion! And that’s exactly what some inspiring students have been doing, by creating stirring artworks with an animal rights message as part of their studies.

This striking poster was created by design student Adam Taylor, who used one of his assignments to raise awareness of the cruelty of the fur industry. The image shows a sinister fur coat tainted with the dripping blood-red innards of the animal who was … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

The Great Vegan Bake-Off 2013 Winners!

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Sixteen entries made it as finalists in the Great Vegan Bake-Off, PETA UK’s online vegan baking competition. The competition was tough, with cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies, pies and all sorts of other delights in the mix. But only one recipe could rise to the top.

The votes are in. And the winner is …

Hannah Banana’s Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie! Perfect for those of you missing your Snickers fix, Hannah’s cake includes a fudgy chocolate ganache, a peanut butter mousse and a crunchy biscuit base.

Hannah Banana's Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Slice

Coming in a … Read more.


  • 25
  • Oct

Law & Orca: Morgan Needs You!

Morgan has an upcoming court hearing, and she needs your help!

The young orca was found emaciated off the coast of the Netherlands on 23 June 2010. The Dolfinarium Harderwijk, in consultation with the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, captured her and transported her to the dolphinarium under a permit that specifically provided for her recovery, with the purpose of subsequent release.

But in November 2011, the Dutch government allowed Morgan to be shipped off to Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain, where Morgan is kept in pitifully small tanks … Read more.