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  • 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”.

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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.


  • 22
  • May

Model Elen Rivas: Choose Melons Over Meat

To mark National Vegetarian Week, model Elen Rivas stars in a sexy ad campaign for PETA that showcases the benefits of a meat-free diet.

Model poses naked on fruit stand to spread vegetarian message

The ad, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Pal Hansen, points out the health perks of giving up eating animals. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans are, on average, slimmer than meat-eaters and have lower rates of heart disease and cancer.

Barcelona-born Elen has many reasons for going vegetarian. As she says, “Going vegetarian was one of the best decisions my girls and I have made. It’s … Read more.


  • 21
  • May

Why Have We Washed Manchester’s Pavements to Spread the Veggie Message?

“Meat Is Still Murder” – that’s the message that we’ve quite literally taken to the streets of Manchester, with 20 stencils throughout the city to celebrate the 55th birthday of compassionate legend Morrissey!

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The innovative street art is an example of “clean advertising”, using stencils to wash the pavement and leave a message behind.

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Thirty years since The Smiths first proclaimed that “meat is murder”, the eye-catching campaign in Morrissey’s hometown – which also coincides with National V
egetarian Week
– reminds people that millions of animals a day are still … Read more.


  • 21
  • May

Peter Gabriel: Don’t Shock, Poison or Kill the Monkey

Rock-and-roll icon Peter Gabriel has just taken time out from his European tour to sound off about an issue that is completely inexcusable – Air France’s involvement in trafficking primates for animal testing. In a letter that he sent to Air France CEO Alexandre de Juniac, the “Sledgehammer” singer points out that Air France is the only airline that still transports monkeys to laboratories where they are caged, experimented on and killed. He wrote the following:

Before arriving at their final destination, these intelligent, sensitive primates are torn from their homes and

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  • 19
  • May

You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi Takes On SeaWorld

“I think we live in a society now where people should be told the truth …”

That was You Me At Six lead singer Josh Franceschi‘s motivation for speaking out, after he saw the mesmerising film Blackfish and learned the real story of how SeaWorld’s orcas are treated.

Watch his exclusive interview:

Josh, who comes from Weybridge, Surrey, describes himself as “a big animal person” and was deeply saddened by the tragic tale of Tilikum the orca at the heart of Blackfish who was kidnapped and taken away from … Read more.


  • 14
  • May

Nathan Cleverly: Knock Out Cruelty!

Boxer stars naked in anti-fur ad for PETA

Welsh boxer and former world champion Nathan Cleverly is the latest sports star to pose in his tattoos – and little else – in aid of a good cause.

In the anti-fur ad, which was shot by celeb photographer Trevor Leighton, the light-heavyweight shows off his impressive ink as well as his big heart. He explains:

As a boxer, I face my fears whenever I step into the ring, but I still can’t imagine the fear an animal experiences as they’re beaten and skinned alive for their fur. I hope my PETA

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  • 12
  • May

Dr Jane Goodall Calls On Air France to Stop Cruel Monkey Business

JaneGlobally 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

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  • 06
  • May

Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard Defends Animals Wanted for Fur

Everton and Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard is no stranger to serious pain, having played with a dislocated finger and two broken bones in his back. However, he knows that is nothing compared to the pain that animals go through in the fur industry. The goalkeeper has teamed up with PETA for our “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, which focuses on the cruelty of the fur trade. The striking ad was shot by celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton.

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Minks spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy wire cages, where they are … Read more.