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.
Last Sunday in County Antrim, Ireland, someone set fire to a 3-year-old border collie, leaving her with extensive burns. This despicable act elicited a reaction from British and Irish Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris, who is today calling for people to come forward with information.
“Animal abusers are cowards”, says Ferris. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them. Anyone capable of dousing an innocent animal in petrol and setting him on fire also shows a frightening lack of empathy and respect for life. It’s so … Read more.
Trauma training sees live animals shot, stabbed, mutilated and killed in horrific training exercises for military medical personnel. More than three-quarters of NATO allies use simulators or other non-animal models because they recognise that animal training bears no resemblance to real battlefield conditions. The UK, shockingly, is not among these NATO countries.
A recent study by PETA US published in the August 2012 issue of Military Medicine, the journal of US military surgeons, reveals that 22 of 28 NATO nations do not use animal laboratories for military medical training. The six NATO countries … Read more.
It’s another win for animals as Compass Group UK & Ireland finds its moral compass and pulls ‘torture in a tin’ from menus!
The company has confirmed that it has removed foie gras from all menus. A big move, considering that Compass Group has extensive catering contracts that span top hotels, government departments and premier British sporting events – including the acclaimed Sofitel T5 at London Heathrow, the Ministry of Defence and Chelsea Football Club.
The compassionate move follows talks with PETA UK and an online campaign in which our awesome supporters … Read more.
Adorable Aussie Cody Simpson has girls around the globe in full-on swoon as they scramble to grab his new EP, Preview to Paradise, and catch him on his US tour this summer. But who’s really got him good? His dog, Buddy.
In his new campaign for PETA, Cody asks all his fans to take excellent care of their own animals and always speak up anytime they see or suspect animal abuse:
Cody joins a growing list of compassionate stars, including Justin Bieber, Jay Sean, Michael Clarke Duncan, Anti-Flag… Read more.
Love it, hate it or love to hate it, Big Brother returned to our screens yesterday, and we were overjoyed to see PETA friend Victoria Eisermann as one of the housemates! The ex-Playboy model, vegan and co-founder of K-9 Angels is a shining example of animal advocacy.
Here are just 6 of Victoria’s demonstrations for PETA that show her dedication:
For animals in labs, Victoria bathed in 'blood' to ask Dr Vince Cable to support the EU's cosmetics-testing ban.
Victoria at Silverstone handing out vegan sausages asking teams to 'rev your engine:
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Yes, they have smoking bodies, flawless skin, and a perfect smile, but many of the women on FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World 2012 list have something else in common – they show compassion towards animals. From rescuing a shelter dog to speaking out against fur and exotic animal skins to adopting a meat-free diet, these gorgeous ladies use their voice to help animals. And what could be sexier than that?
Proving that it’s beautiful to be kind, below are just a few examples of how the world’s hottest ladies have … Read more.
An investigation into three major European exotic-animal markets – including the International Herpetological Society show in the UK – has found evidence of uninformed vendors and veterinary authorities, a serious potential to spread disease to human visitors and insufficient care given to endangered species. The report, which also investigated animal markets in Germany and Spain, was commissioned by PETA Germany and the Animal Protection Association and conducted by an international team of reptile experts consisting of Phillip C Arena, Catrina Steedman and Clifford Warwick.
The experts noted that many vendors and … Read more.
Two former Cheale Meats employees are facing prosecution for cruelty-to-animals charges following an undercover investigation by Animal Aid that exposed horrific abuse inflicted on pigs. Defra had initially refused to use the video footage to bring the perpetrators to justice, but after they were stripped of their prosecution powers, the case was able to move forward.
Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta and Kelly Smith will appear in court next month. Wasiuta faces three charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a pig by applying a lit cigarette to the animal’s snout. Smith faces four … Read more.
We all love our mothers, even when – or perhaps, because – they interfere in our lives (for our own good, of course). But this Mother’s Day, while you are celebrating your own mum, remember that some of the best mothers in the world are found in the animal kingdom. Sadly, on UK factory farms, few animal mums are allowed to care for their young as nature intended.
Pigs, for example, are devoted mothers who, if allowed, would spend days building a nest of leaves or straw before giving birth. Then … Read more.