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Dan Howe is PETA UK's marketing manager. With a background in public relations and advertising, Dan helps PETA's campaigns and advocacy reach wide audiences. From building and promoting petitions to helping new vegans with tips and advice on social media, Dan is behind PETA UK's online voice.

Outside of work, Dan spends his time cleaning up his son’s vegan baby food and playing with cats. You can say "Hi" to him on Twitter at @PETAUK.
  • 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.


  • 01
  • Jan

Danny Cipriani Bares His Skin to Help Animals Keep Theirs

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.


  • 30
  • Dec

John Bishop and Lily Cole Crowned as the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarians!

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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.


  • 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.