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  • 26
  • Sep

Ross McCall: For the Sake of Animals, the Show Most Certainly Must Not Go On

Ross McCall for PETAScotland 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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  • 24
  • Sep

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: ‘Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat’

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More than 10 years ago, Sophie Ellis-Bextor took a stand against fur and posed in an eye-catching PETA ad that made headlines. Her message is as important today as it was back then.

PETA UK Sophie Ellis Bextor Ad

We’re reviving the ad, shot by Mary McCartney, in time for the autumn fashion season, and we’re hoping that shoppers will turn their backs on the cruel industry after seeing “the rest” of a fur coat.

And most will. According to a poll, 95 per cent Read more.


  • 25
  • Jul

This Veggie Athlete Is Tipped for Commonwealth Games Success

This week, thousands of athletes from 71 countries around the world have gathered to test their prowess at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Among them is England squash player James Willstrop, who is playing in the men’s singles and doubles competitions this year. A former world number one, James can also boast of holding a gold medal in compassion, thanks to his vegetarian diet!

We caught up with him ahead of this year’s games in Glasgow.

What inspired you to go vegetarian?

I saw videos of animal slaughter, and it was … Read more.


  • 22
  • Jul

A Royal Robe Fit for a Future King

What do you get a young prince who has it all for his first birthday? Little Prince George will turn 1 this week, and we wanted to mark the occasion by giving him a compassionate gift which celebrates our nation’s love of animals. What could be better than his very own royal robe made with the softest faux fur to keep him snug, courtesy of The Throw Company?

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It’s never been easier to go fur-free, with so many luxurious, high-quality, eco-friendly alternatives hitting the market. Real fur pelts have to be treated … Read more.


  • 14
  • Jul

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: Animals Will Never Die for My Dinner

Stuart Braithwaite‘s mum once told him that pigs cry when they know they’re going to die – and that image has stayed with him ever since. It’s not surprising, then, that the Mogwai guitarist is a committed vegetarian who decided not to support the industry that makes pigs and other animals cry out in pain, bleed and die.

In an exclusive interview, he discusses his reasons for choosing a more compassionate diet:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACult Scottish post-rock band Mogwai was formed in Glasgow – a city that now has so many vegan … Read more.


  • 03
  • Jul

‘The Bullfighter Dies': Exclusive Morrissey Song Hits Out at Cruel Sport Ahead of Pamplona

El_bull-a-dorMorrissey has always used his music as a way to express his beliefs – and this week, he continues the trend, with the release of a stirring new song, “The Bullfighter Dies”, to coincide with the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

In a sneak peak from a blog post written by the compassionate star, which will be posted in full later this month by PETA US, Morrissey says of bullfighting:

The contest is not equal, the animal is unable to protest or to walk away, and the bullfighter doesn’t even actually

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  • 24
  • Jun

Andy Murray Disqualifies Cruel Hunting From His Hotel

CC Andy MurrayIn a champion move for animals, Wimbledon star Andy Murray has just banished promos for hunting from the website of his luxury Cromlix Hotel in Scotland!

The tennis gold medallist hadn’t realised that the inexcusable pastime of maiming and killing animals with high-powered weapons was being advertised on his hotel’s website. After hearing from PETA, his company’s management swiftly confirmed that “Andy has made sure all traces of hunting have been removed from the website”. Bravo!

A British studyStock pheasant of deer hunting found that 11 per cent of deer who’d … Read more.


  • 18
  • Jun

Happy Birthday, Paul McCartney!

PETA Paul McCartney Birthday Celebration

At 72 years old and still a living legend, music icon, vegetarian and PETA supporter Paul McCartney is celebrating his birthday today. To mark the occasion and to thank Paul for being such a good friend to animals, “look-alikes” wearing masks gathered outside Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club (where The Beatles played their first gig) to hand out veggie sausages and copies of Paul’s hard-hitting PETA video “Glass Walls”.

Paul McCartney vegetarian LIverpool flashmob

As a vegetarian, Paul puts the famed 1960s principles of peace and love into practice every time he eats, saving animals from immense suffering … Read more.


  • 05
  • Jun

Rescued Bull Features in Celebrity Wedding

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Meet Davison-Quirke – a bull from Maharashtra, India, who spent years of his life being worked to the bone, forced to pull a cart overloaded with sugarcane in the hot sun. He was rescued from this hardship by Animal Rahat, a rescue organisation in India which is partially funded by PETA. There’s an interesting story behind his unusual name – it was given to him as a wedding gift from PETA to Irish beauty Rosanna Davison!

When we heard that PETA supporter, former Miss World, vegan nutritionist and all-round role model RosannaRead more.


  • 29
  • May

Behind the Scenes With Asking Alexandria: ‘We’re a Band of Dog Lovers and Animal Lovers’

Danny Worsnop and Ben Bruce speak out for shelter dogs

Hailing from York, the members of Asking Alexandria are the reigning bad boys of modern metal.

With chart-topping success and millions of fans worldwide, the band is one of the genre’s most exciting and groundbreaking acts.

PETA UK went backstage with two of the Asking Alexandria boys, vocalist Danny Worsnop and lead guitarist Ben Bruce, and heard about just how important animals are to them.

“We’re a band of dog lovers and animal lovers and have been our whole lives. It keeps the world going around. We’d be well fucked up … Read more.