Ricky Gervais already has his fair share of gongs – BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Emmys, to mention just a few – but now he has a new accolade to boast about. The outspoken comedian has just been named PETA’s Person of the Year for 2013, thanks to the way that he uses his influence and wit to defend animals day after day. He’s joining an illustrious list of British celebs who have been recognised by PETA, including Brian May and Morrissey.
When he’s not making fans laugh in shows such as Derek … Read more.
UPDATE: Sold! The one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey was sold on eBay for £8,300. All proceeds will go to our campaign to help prevent the slaughter of animals for meat. Our thanks go to Morrissey for the New Year’s present and to the generous fan who purchased the book!
Animals in need of help have no better friend than Morrissey. As a music icon and longtime animal rights activist, his efforts to help stop animal abuse are legendary and date back nearly three decades. In the past, he has … Read more.
She’s been called the “Sexiest Woman in the UK” and is always making headlines, but today Helen Flanagan took some time to help PETA highlight how every coat, collar and cuff made of animal fur is a product of immense animal suffering.
Helen caused a scene in London, where she braved the December chill, posing as a sexy Santa next to the Covent Garden Christmas tree and encouraging shoppers to leave fur off their holiday wish lists.
“Fur is cruel and gruesome, and it belongs squarely in Christmas’ past”, said Helen. “With … Read more.
MTV Europe host Laura Whitmore is the celebrity judge for our ethical shoe design competition with vegan brand Beyond Skin! The bubbly Irish beauty and style icon will be casting her expert eye over the shortlisted entries and deciding which ones are hot or not.
She explains why she chose to get on board with the trend toward vegan shoes:
I truly believe that the future of fashion lies in sustainable, cruelty-free materials, and companies like Beyond Skin and organisations like PETA are leading the way in creating awareness. I hope
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Two of them are related. Two of them made their name in music, and two have a talent for fashion. But what all these compassionate stars share is a meat-free diet. That’s right – Stella McCartney, Morrissey, Vivienne Westwood, Paul McCartney and Alan Cumming are all vegetarian and proud!
Now, they’re going to be gracing Americans’ Christmas cards this holiday season as part of a limited-edition set of stamps launched by PETA US that honours famous vegetarians. The set also features celebrated plant-eaters from across the pond, including Ricky Martin, Pamela Anderson, … Read more.
PETA UK’s founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, hosted an event in London on Sunday, in which she gave her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.
The talk was emceed by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost and attended by more than 150 PETA UK supporters, activists and friends. Ingrid shared her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve, along with an overview of PETA UK’s triumphs over the past 20 years.
In addition, a PETA UK supporter who has gone above and beyond for animals was recognised. … Read more.
Looking perversely pleased with herself as she posed for a photo over the corpse of the beautiful lion she had just killed in cold blood, the hunter Melissa Bachman has sparked understandable outrage.
To quote PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi:
Hunting is cruel and completely devoid of sportsmanship. It takes no courage or character to stalk and kill trapped animals. … Maybe the public backlash against her revolting photos will help Bachman realise that dressing up like a Lara Croft wannabe, slaughtering wildlife and then posing for photos does not make
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Tattooed heartthrob Jade Dernbach may not fit the typical image of an English cricketer, but with his new ad for PETA, he’s decisively bowled cruelty out. The South African–born fast bowler, who plays for Surrey, is the latest star of our “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, which highlights the barbarity of the fur trade.
To say that locking minks in tiny cages, anally electrocuting them and ripping the skin from their backs while they’re still alive (and sometimes conscious) is just not cricket is the understatement of the century.
Jade explains why he … Read more.
Perhaps best known for her film Red Sonja, actor Brigitte Nielsen might have looked the part in furs when playing a barbarian, but times and fashion have moved on.
Brigitte has spoken out against the treatment of animals for fur by turning her back on cruelty and giving fur the cold shoulder in a new ad for PETA Germany.
In addition to starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Red Sonja, the Danish actor also starred in Rocky IV, Cobra and Beverly Hills Cop II. She is now a … Read more.