Elisa | Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog - Part 2
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Elisa Allen - You Name It – She Does It for PETA!

From high-profile demonstrations across Europe to getting angry with the photocopier technician – nothing is above or below Elisa Allen! And now she's found the time to write to you all on PETA's blog.

She's new to the team, but we all think we're pretty lucky to have her. Recently transplanted to the UK from Ireland, she always knew that she would eventually work for PETA, as it runs in her family – her identical twin sister works in the Cruelty Investigations Department at PETA US.

Her CV, which is as varied and interesting as she is, includes such pursuits as teaching English in Ukraine, working at a large animal shelter in Colorado and writing her master's dissertation on "Nudity and Animal Activism".

As a stylish "lady about town", she simply loves shopping for vegan shoes and exploring London. When she's not calming 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 likes gnomes – end of!
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  • Oct

Charlie Brown: Be Beautiful in Your Own Skin

Singer-songwriter Charlie Brown may be best known for his upbeat lyrics and urban pop sound, but now, with his new anti-fur ad for PETA, he’s showing fans another aspect of his personality – kindness towards animals.

Be Beautiful in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs!

The London-based artist – who, with chart-topping singles such as “Bones”, is clearly on his way to greatness – hasn’t let fame change his values. He explains: “If I can use my voice to make a difference in the world, I will – so I’m proud to work with PETA to speak out against fur. We … Read more.


  • 27
  • Sep

Hail the Kale! More Vegan Grub on the High Street

Good news for sandwich fans! PETA UK Vegan Food Award winner and national fast-food chain Pret A Manger has added even more vegan goodies to its offerings!

A new Super Greens sandwich, featuring kale, spinach and avocado, joins its Naked Avocado Bloomer as a vegan option on its sandwich shelf.

Vegan Option At Pret A Manager

It’s also added more varieties of vegan soup: the beetroot and horseradish soup, South Indian tomato and spice soup, smoky root vegetable and bean soup and butternut squash and sage soup are all delicious and free of animal products.

Pret has also … Read more.


  • 02
  • Sep

Clean Up Your Act for World Water Week, Say Bathing Vegan Volunteers

Finding yourself sitting in the bath, almost naked, right in the middle of Cardiff’s busiest shopping street might seem like a surreal nightmare – but for two committed PETA supporters, it was simply another way to help animals!

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This morning, bubbly vegan activists Chloe-Jasmine and Ken helped us to mark World Water Week in traditional PETA style, with a playful public protest to challenge passersby to think about the impact of their lifestyle. It takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs of water to produce just one steak, making it clear that eating … Read more.


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  • Aug

Fearless PETA Supporters Take the Edinburgh Fringe by Storm

Indian stars Poorna Jagannathan and Sapna Bhavnani are two women to be reckoned with. The renowned actor and celebrity hairstylist have both demonstrated their unerring instinct for justice in the past by starring in eye-catching ads for PETA India that slam animal testing and advocate vegetarianism. Now they’re making waves at the Edinburgh Festival with a hard-hitting new play that addresses sexual harassment in India.

Nirbhaya (the Hindi word for “fearless”) is a play inspired by the horrific gang-rape of a student on a bus in Delhi last year. It’s been … Read more.


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  • Jul

The Lord Mayors Who Parade Compassion

A few weeks ago, we reported the excellent news that the mayor of Wrexham, David Bithell, had ditched his ceremonial robes after a compassionate PETA supporter pointed out that they contained real fur.

That set us off to wondering how many other mayors around the country were still using robes with real fur, perhaps without even realising. So we decided to write to each and every one of England’s lord mayors to find out – and, of course, to request that they go fur-free!

Sixteen mayors wrote back with a positive … Read more.


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  • Jul

A PETA Present for the Royal Baby

Minolta DSCWhat do you get for the baby who’s bound to have everything? Well, there’s one thing that you can never have too much of – compassion – which is why we’ve just sent the soon-to-be newest member of Britain’s Royal family  a cosy faux-sheepskin blanket, which combines kindness towards animals with great snuggleability!

In our letter congratulating proud parents-to-be Prince William and Duchess Catherine, we explain that traditional wool and sheepskin are often the product of cruelty to animals and therefore hardly belong in a newborn’s cradle. Sheep can have their tails … Read more.


  • 02
  • Jul

Rosanna Davison’s Heartfelt Appeal for Irish Cows

Rosanna Davison EtcIrish beauty, TV star, former Miss World and daughter of iconic singer Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison can now add a new title to her list of accolades – advocate for animals. The long-time vegan has just appealed to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to end Ireland’s cruel export of live animals.

Rosanna may be accustomed to the jet-setting lifestyle, but there’s one type of international travel that she’s dead against: transporting frightened cows from Waterford to Tripoli in a gruelling and highly stressful 10-day boat trip to a Libyan abattoir. … Read more.


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  • Jun

Win a Copy of ‘Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals’ by Rory Freedman!

Rory Freedman, PETA favourite and co-author of international bestseller Skinny Bitch, is back with a no-holds-barred look at how we can better protect our closest companions. Beg is bound to influence the choices and actions of readers to improve the lives of animals – a battle cry to animal lovers everywhere.

The straightforward approach of the book shines a light on the treatment of animals the world over. From puppy mills and animal homelessness to the pains of declawing and tail-docking, Rory explains the many dangers that companion animals face … Read more.


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  • Jun

PHOTOS: Rylan Unveils His New Nearly Naked PETA Ad

Rylan Clark definitely looked like he was having fun today as he showed off his brand-new ad for PETA at London’s Marble Arch. The cheeky image highlights the Celebrity Big Brother star’s impressive and well-defined… opinions about cruelty to animals, as he comes out of the closet about being fur-free and fabulous. “If you see me in something furry, I’m faking it all the way!” he proudly proclaims.

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  Rylan Arms Up Rylan No Arms

Animals on fur farms are confined to tiny cages for their entire lives and often skinned alive. So please, do as Rylan does … Read more.


  • 04
  • Jun

We Will Miss Jiah Khan

Animals have lost a dear friend this week. Jiah Khan, the British Bollywood actor, passed away on Monday.

Among her many kind actions, Jiah lent her time to PETA UK to speak out on behalf of animals in captivity and campaigned with PETA India to protect birds from being injured by glass-coated kite string.

PETA Jiah Khan Manja

Jiah will truly be missed by Bollywood fans and by the worldwide community of people committed to protecting animals. We send her family our condolences.… Read more.