Cornwall’s Port Eliot Festival, which will be held this weekend and is known for fine food, music and literature, has reassured punters that cruelty to ducks and geese will not be on the menu.
Because of the festival’s emphasis on fresh, locally sourced and sustainable food, you’d hardly expect to find foie gras there, given the deeply unethical methods used in its production, which is so cruel that it’s been banned in the UK. To make the “fatty liver pâté”, vast amounts of corn are pumped into the stomachs … Read more.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who took part and called Air France’s office. Its staff received hundreds of calls from compassionate people all over the UK – sending the message loud and clear that Air France needs to end its cruel cargo.
Watch this space for more campaign updates!
Only one major airline still ships monkeys to laboratories to be used in experiments – Air France.
Despite hearing from thousands of disappointed customers and seeing other airlines drop the cruel practice one by one, Air France continues its complicity in the … Read more.
First monkeys, then ducks and geese: Air France is certainly racking up the victims with its cruel policies. As if it weren’t bad enough that it’s the only international airline that still transports primates to laboratories for animal testing, the company has just sponsored a pound of foie gras to be given to each of the 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Strasbourg, despite the fact that foie gras production is so cruel that it would be illegal in most EU countries.
A bunch of MEPs unsurprisingly rejected the … Read more.
The Scots are earning quite the reputation for their compassion towards animals, with another award-winning Scottish eatery pledging to banish foie gras from its menu for good.
Appalled after hearing from us about the scale of the cruelty involved in foie gras production, Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor, Angus, said NO MORE.
Birds reared for foie gras endure the daily trauma of being force-fed via a metal tube which is rammed down their throats several times a day until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size, making it hard … Read more.
In a story that shows you should never give up hope, earlier this month, in India – after epic campaigns by PETA and our international affiliates – Sunder the elephant was rescued from years of abuse.
A few weeks later, he’s now settling into his new home at Bannerghatta Biological Park wonderfully!
Instead of being kept in chains and beaten, first in a temple and then in a shed, he’s now in a beautiful green sanctuary, where he can explore, splash around in ponds and get coconuts for treats.
After years … Read more.
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.”
– Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney’s famous words ring true for anyone who’s glimpsed the terrible things that happen to animals in abattoirs. But in the UK, far from having “glass walls”, most abattoirs are not even properly monitored, allowing shocking abuse to happen behind closed doors.
Animal Aid investigated nine randomly chosen UK abattoirs and found breaches of welfare laws in eight of them. Animals were kicked, slapped, stamped on, beaten, punched, burned with cigarettes and picked up by their fleece and ears … Read more.
We recently asked our supporters to join us in opposing plans to build an intensive broiler chicken production facility in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire.
We were overwhelmed by the response.
More than 26,000 people signed our letter to the Wychavon District Council urging planning officers to reject the proposal, which would condemn up to 160,000 chickens at a time to a life of unabated misery. On broiler farms – where chickens are raised for meat – birds are crammed into dark filthy sheds. They usually have the ends of their sensitive beaks cut … Read more.
UPDATE: Sunder’s case was heard in the Supreme Court of India on 29 May. The court passed a judgment in favour of PETA India by ordering that Sunder should be released to an elephant-care centre in Bangalore by no later than 15 June. Read more here, and watch this space for further updates!
Last month, PETA India won a court case to get abused elephant Sunder released to a sanctuary. Now, while Sunder waits to be transferred from the temple where he has endured years of beatings and abuse to … Read more.
Globally renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall certainly knows a thing or two about monkeys – since the 1960s, she has been conducting groundbreaking research into the lives of chimpanzees and other primates. So she speaks with authority when she describes the suffering of the animals who are shipped by Air France to laboratories.
In an e-mail to Alexandre de Juniac, the chair and chief executive of Air France, she explains:
You may not know this, but in the wild, long-tailed monkeys—the species Air France most commonly ships to laboratories—live in warm rain
… Read more.
We have some wonderful news to share! After PETA contacted the nationwide boutique hotel groups Malmaison and Hotel du Vin about how birds are force-fed several times a day through metal pipes that are rammed down their throats in order to make foie gras, they made the compassionate decision to ban the vile product from all 28 of their hotel menus throughout the UK.
“I totally agree with your view on this issue”, wrote Gary Davis, CEO of MWB Group Holdings, which owns the hotels, before personally ensuring that all foie gras … Read more.