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  • 14
  • Nov

Prince Charles, the Goose

PETA has long heralded Prince Charles‘ stand against serving cruelly produced foie gras at Royal functions. So when we recently rescued geese from torture and slaughter at a foie gras farm in France, what better tribute could there be than naming one of the birds after a true friend, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales? For the real prince’s 64th birthday, on 14 November, we’ve sent His Royal Highness a framed certificate for his mantle piece.

Prince Charles PETA GoosePrince Charles the goose was intended for foie gras, a product produced by force-feeding Read more.


  • 02
  • Nov

Award-Winning Actor James Cromwell Warns Against Violence

As Farmer Hoggett in the film Babe, he made his living from abusing animals, but in real life, actor James Cromwell is committed to helping animals. That’s why Cromwell has teamed up with PETA for a new video public service announcement that warns everyone to look out for people who hurt animals before they move on to hurting other humans.

“People who commit violent acts often start out by hurting animals”, explains Cromwell in the video. “If you know of someone who’s abusing or neglecting an animal, don’t ignore it or just … Read more.


  • 30
  • Oct

Halloween Can Be a Truly Frightful Time of Year for Cats

A variety of superstitions surround black cats. In some cultures, they are considered good luck, while others find them frightening.

But at Halloween, it is the cats who often have reason to fear. Each year, we receive reports of animals – especially black cats – who are abducted, injured and even killed by cruel people who use and abuse them for “pranks” or sacrifices. Last year, in the run-up to the holiday, four black cats went missing in one community alone.

It is safest to keep cats indoors all year round, but … Read more.


  • 29
  • Oct

Fortnum & Mason Is Unfit to Hold Royal Warrants

PETA has been campaigning hard recently asking Fortnum & Mason to join shops like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols by ending its support of the barbaric foie gras trade.

Despite a shocking undercover investigation of several farms represented by the Sarlat Perigord cooperative, from which Fortnum & Mason’s distributor sources foie gras, that revealed the horrific suffering of birds, Fortnum & Mason continues to sell the vile product.

As a store which trades on its English heritage, Fortnum & Mason should not be supporting a product so cruel that its production is illegal … Read more.


  • 23
  • Oct

Animal Welfare Groups Unite to Demand End to Fortnum & Mason’s Foie Gras Sales

In the latest development in PETA’s foie gras campaign, other leading animal protection groups have joined our call for Fortnum & Mason to end its sale of the vile product. In a letter sent to the store’s new managing director, Ewan Venters, the groups voiced the opposition of their millions of supporters to the barbaric force-feeding of ducks and geese and refuted the store’s preposterous claim that less than 1 per cent of the population are opposed to foie gras. In fact, a 2007 poll conducted by Ipsos MORI and commissioned … Read more.


  • 15
  • Oct

Thousands Turn to Twitter to Tell F&M to Toss Foie Gras


Everyone’s been talking about PETA’s new undercover video footage, narrated by Sir Roger Moore, which exposes cruelty to geese on foie gras farms supplying Fortnum & Mason’s distributor. With articles about the video in The Observer, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Express and the Independent, this cruelty is hard to ignore!

One place where people have been sharing their outrage is Twitter, with thousands tweeting the video and asking @FortnumandMason MD @EwanVenters to ditch cruel foie gras. The celebs have also been coming out in droves – with everyone from an Emmy Award … Read more.


  • 03
  • Oct

Victory: Intensive Chicken Factory Plans Blocked by Cornwall Council!

Having received more than 1,200 of your objections, Cornwall Council has refused to give permission for a proposed intensive broiler chicken farm to be built in Callington, which would have condemned tens of thousands of birds to a life of misery and suffering.

Every day in the UK, 2.5 million chickens are cruelly slaughtered for meat – that’s 30 deaths every second.

Most chickens killed for meat never see the light of day. Their six-week life is spent inside a foul-smelling windowless shed with 30,000 to 40,000 other chickens, each with only … Read more.


  • 01
  • Oct

Fortnum & Mason Faces New Foie Gras Cruelty Expose

Shocking undercover video footage of several farms represented by the Sarlat Périgord cooperative, which supplies Fortnum & Mason foie gras distributor Georges Bruck, was released by PETA. The distressing video, narrated by PETA’s foie gras ambassador, Sir Roger Moore, shows the grim reality for geese whose bloated livers will end up being sold as foie gras.

PETA’s investigators filmed geese with laboured breathing who were unable to support their own bodyweight. Video footage also shows blood dripping from an injured bird through the wire grating on which the geese have to … Read more.


  • 21
  • Sep

Can Pest Control Be Vegan?

Lethal pest control is not only cruel but also ineffective. When foxes, rats, squirrels, birds and other unwanted animals are lethally trapped or poisoned, others of the species soon move in to fill the void left by those who were killed. The best way to control unwanted animals is to remove whatever attracted them to the property in the first place – such as food sources or nesting niches.

That’s how Kevin Newell, a vegan, takes on pest-control. He set up a company specialising in humane methods to repel and deter wildlife … Read more.


  • 13
  • Sep

PETA Supports #TeamBadger

UPDATE: Most recent statement from Team Badger.

Badgers across England are currently being threatened: a planned cull will begin soon unless we can convince the government to stop the slaughter.

This cull is an extremely misguided plan to tackle bovine TB. The evidence that a mass slaughter of badgers would reduce levels of bovine TB is spurious at best.

The spread of bovine TB is, however, conclusively linked to the movement and intensive rearing of cattle in the meat and dairy industries, which ignore the fact that these sensitive, intelligent animals … Read more.