With help from The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, Benjy – an Irish bull previously slated for slaughter because of his reported sexual orientation – made it to Hillside Sanctuary on Sunday, where he will breathe fresh air, graze freely and never again face the threat of imminent slaughter.
Simon helped make Benjy’s rescue possible. “I believe in compassion and empathy for all living beings – regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or species. That’s why when PETA told me about ‘Benjy, the gay bull’, I felt compelled to help”, he said. “All … Read more.
It’s estimated that 11 per cent of Brits, including these compassionate stars, will be tucking into a delicious meat-free Christmas dinner this year – one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcase of an animal. Join them!
Not only will singing sensation Leona Lewis not be serving any animal products on Christmas Day, she also won’t be wearing any. (Leona doesn’t wear fur, leather or suede.) Now that’s compassion in fashion!
Paul McCartney, who famously said that … Read more.
Harvey Nichols is on this Santa’s “naughty” list. Although the shop previously maintained a celebrated fur-free policy for a decade, it started selling fur again this year.
With the chain’s profits plummeting, Steven Ugoalah, the star of this season’s The Apprentice, dressed as Santa and was joined by two PETA “elves” as he paid Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge shop a visit and offered some seasonal business advice.
“Supporting the cruel fur trade is not only bad business – as Harvey Nichols is learning – but also utterly shameful”, Steven said. “My friends … Read more.
“Glass Walls” is PETA’s groundbreaking meat industry exposé, which derives its name from narrator Paul McCartney’s famous quote: “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian”. The short film has helped countless people ditch meat and go vegan, and now it will be preserved as a reminder and a warning for years to come.
When news hit that a new crowd-funding project by British scientists will send thousands of digital time capsules to the moon in 2025, Paul McCartney leapt to reserve a “memory box”, in which “Glass Walls” will … Read more.
In two weeks, world-famous hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan will release A Better Tomorrow, its first album in seven years. But before this long-anticipated album hits the stores, group leader RZA – whom you may also know as Apocalypse Samurai on Californication – will appear in a brand-new PETA ad declaring, “A better tomorrow is a vegan tomorrow. I am RZA, and I am vegan”.
“I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body”, RZA says. “I had animals as friends …. They was … Read more.
Soul-singing sensation Paloma Faith uses her celebrated voice to draw attention to the barbaric fur industry in a new video that shines an unflinching spotlight on fur production in Europe and the US.
Paloma is known for her distinctive style but doesn’t believe that animals should suffer in this way for her fashion choices. As she says:
“All fur is the product of extreme cruelty and abuse of animals. That’s why I always choose faux fur. With so many extraordinary alternatives on the market, there’s just no excuse for tearing the fur off
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He’s known for his speed on the pitch – but the legions of Harlequins fans might not know that Ugo Monye is just as quick to speak out against the cruelty of the fur industry.
England’s international rugby star is the latest celeb to strip down for PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” ad campaign calling on fans to ditch fur.
(Photo by Pal Hansen)
“Animals used for fur sometimes have their skin ripped off them while they’re still alive – that’s not OK”, Monye says. “I hope that by being a part … Read more.
Claire Cooper, a British actor from Wakefield, has joined PETA in taking action against B&K Universal’s plans to build a new beagle breeding facility in East Riding of Yorkshire.
In a letter, Claire voiced her disgust at the plans to breed thousands of beagle puppies so that they can be tested on and killed in experiments. She writes:
“Breeding dogs for deadly experiments is a shameful trade. Dogs aren’t commodities or test tubes with tails. Beagles are friendly, loyal and gentle”.
As a local girl herself, it is clear that Claire … Read more.
“Animals are so much more than just ‘breasts’, ‘thighs’ and ‘rumps’. They’re smart, inquisitive individuals with their own unique personalities, and I can’t imagine eating any one of them”, said Made in Chelsea‘s Lucy Watson at the kick-off of her new ad campaign for PETA.
Photo: Pal Hansen; Make-up: Justine Jenkins; Hair: Timothy David
She unveiled her provocative ad in London on World Vegetarian Day, making the point that cows, pigs and chickens are all made of flesh, blood and bone, just as humans are. We have the same bodily … Read more.
Scotland is considering introducing a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. In April, we asked thousands of our supporters to respond to a government consultation about the ban, and now Ross McCall is adding his voice to the call.
The Scottish-born Hollywood actor, who starred in Band of Brothers, wrote in last week’s Herald, calling on Holyrood to ban wild animals in circuses permanently. An abbreviated version of his article is below.
No doubt about it, we Scots have a lot to be proud of and if
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