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Elisa Allen - You Name It – She Does It for PETA!

If you ask Elisa Allen, she'll tell you that she has the best job at PETA. As the manager of special projects, it's her role to make veganism as popular and widespread as possible. It's a big undertaking, but she's just the person for the job! She does everything from conducting interviews with vegan musicians to working with street artists to bring the plight of animals into the limelight – if it'll get people talking about veganism, it's on her agenda. As a stylish "woman about town," she loves shopping for vegan shoes and exploring London. When she's not soothing her blistered feet (from all the new shoes, of course), she likes nothing more than to kick back and chillax with a good book. Oh – and she has an affinity for both cats and gnomes (in that order!).
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  • Apr

Sexy ‘Beefeaters’ Guard Animals This St George’s Day

Just one day before St George’s Day, two patriotic PETA activists bodypainted to look like sexy Yeomen Warders – aka “Beefeaters” – stood proud outside the Tower of London and urged the city to put down the beef. Promoting meat-free meals, the vegans encouraged the public to ditch meat for their health, for the environment, for animals and for England!

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“As St George showed us, humans will go to extremes to save their own lives, but our nation’s addiction to the fatty flesh in bangers and pork pies is hurting – not … Read more.


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  • Apr

Paul McCartney’s Easter Appeal

Music legend and long-time animal advocate Paul McCartney is urging fans to make Good Friday a good day for animals, too, by “trying vegetarian”.

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Many Christians traditionally replace meat from land animals with fish on Good Friday, but whether two-legged, four-legged or finned, all animals raised and killed for food suffer in just the same way.

Paul, who was raised a Catholic, says, “Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ And … Read more.


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  • Apr

Spotted! Adorable Easter Babies You’ll Want to Keep Safe Forever

To mark Easter, the advent of spring, and to celebrate new life, here’s your weekly cuteness fix – some irresistibly adorable baby animals who are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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Piglets” by Meneer Zjeroen / CC BY 2.0

These sweeties have beauty and brains – pigs are thought to be smarter than a 3-year-old child!

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Lindenhof Lambs” by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby / CC BY 2.0

Sheep display emotions with their ears, recognise facial expressions, communicate using a variety of vocalisations and can recognise their … Read more.


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  • Apr

Alan Carr: Be a Little Fairy for Animals!

Comedian and TV personality Alan Carr has brought his cheeky sense of humour to bear on the issue of spaying and neutering in a new ad for PETA.

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Ahead of the new series of Chatty Man, the talk-show host felt that it was time to have a serious heart-to-heart talk about animal overpopulation in the UK, explaining:

There’s no “magic wand” that will find homes for all of Britain’s homeless dogs and cats, but simple surgeries – spaying and neutering – will make a huge difference in the long run. We’ve Read more.


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  • Apr

17 Bollywood Stars Who Speak Out for Animals

Animals have many friends among the beautiful people who work in Bollywood, the world’s largest filmmaking industry. The following are some of the biggest names who have teamed up either with us or with PETA India in their behalf, from rising starlets to some of Indian cinema’s most iconic figures:

1.      Amy Jackson

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The Liverpool-born Yevadu star poses with her adorable rescued cat Alfie to raise awareness of animal homelessness.

2.      Imran Khan

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In addition to starring in a touching video with his dog, Tony, the heartthrob was also given an … Read more.


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  • Mar

What’s in Emeli Sandé’s Vegan Hamper?

After smash-hit Glaswegian soul singer Emeli Sandé confessed that she was leaning towards a meat-free diet, we decided to help her out by sending her some of our favourite vegan products to try!

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Judging from the expression on her face, she looks delighted with it – and who wouldn’t be!

If you have non-vegan friends who are curious about a plant-based diet, why not give them a little goodie bag for inspiration, too? … Read more.


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  • Feb

Top London Night Club Bans Fur!

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Mahiki – the exclusive Mayfair nightclub beloved by celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Prince Harry – has just announced that it’s banning real fur for good.

Meg Mathews, who will be on the door at Mahiki celebrating the first fur-free night tomorrow, says it perfectly: “I don’t care who you are – if you’re wearing fur, you’re heartless, and you’re not coming in.”

Here’s the statement from Michael Evans, Mahiki’s creative director:

I’ve known and loved Meg for a long time, so when she told me about the cruelty that wearing

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  • Dec

Announcing PETA’s Person of the Year – Ricky Gervais!

Comedian wins PETA awardRicky Gervais already has his fair share of gongs  – BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Emmys, to mention just a few – but now he has a new accolade to boast about. The outspoken comedian has just been named PETA’s Person of the Year for 2013, thanks to the way that he uses his influence and wit to defend animals day after day. He’s joining an illustrious list of British celebs who have been recognised by PETA, including Brian May and Morrissey.

When he’s not making fans laugh in shows such as Derek Read more.


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  • Dec

Jonas Von Essen: Remember to Go Vegan!

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23-year-old Jonas Von Essen from Sweden has become the World Memory Champion, scoring the highest number of points ever recorded, with feats such as memorising an entire pack of cards in less than a minute and recalling thousands of digits. He also remembers animals every time he eats – yep, Jonas is a vegan – proving that a plant-based diet isn’t just the most compassionate choice. It’s also the smartest!

Jonas answered the following questions about his compassionate plant-based diet:

Why did you decide to go vegan?

Simply because I … Read more.


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  • Nov

Manchester Teacher Teaches Kids That Orcas Should Be Free

After Blackfish won plaudits from the likes of Ewan McGregor, Leona Lewis and Stephen Fry, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the must-see documentary of 2013 – which tells the story of Tilikum, the orca held captive at SeaWorld – couldn’t get any bigger fans. But then you’d be overlooking Mr Parkinson’s Year 5 class at Davyhulme Primary School, which has been writing and narrating stories and creating adorable videos about the cruelty of keeping orcas in captivity. For his efforts, Lee Parkinson of Davey Hulme Primary School in Manchester has received … Read more.