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  • 08
  • Oct

Imelda May’s Fur-Free Plea

Irish rockabilly sensation Imelda May has just written a letter to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney, imploring him to ban cruel fur farming in the country.

Imelda May for PETA

The Dublin-born singer, whose hits include “Mayhem” and “Big Bad Handsome Man”, already helps animals every single day by sticking to a vegetarian diet and, like all people with a heart, would never wear fur. Now she’s going public with her disgust at the fur industry, which still causes animals to suffer and be killed every day in Ireland.

She writes in … Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Do Whatever It Takes to Save a Dog in a Hot Car

There aren’t many circumstances in which we’d advocate breaking into a stranger’s car. But if it could save a life, we say, “Do it!”

That’s the message delivered by our brand-new ad, featuring hot US actor and model Krysten Ritter. “If you see a dog in a hot car, and you think that he’s in danger or that he’s been there for a while, it’s good to speak up,” she says.

Krysten, who earned a “bad-girl” reputation from her role as Jane in the TV show Breaking Bad, shows that … Read more.


  • 16
  • Aug

Just Another Day in the Office

PETA’s always had a diverse workforce. But one staffer in particular stands out – our campaign goose! You might have seen him before, taking our campaign against foie gras to the streets and standing up for all his fellow birds who are being tortured on French farms.

We followed him around for a day to create a gallery that shows how PETA’s goose is working hard to end Fortnum & Mason’s sales of cruelly produced foie gras.

tubeAfter an early start and chowing down on some fresh-cut grass, I make my … Read more.


  • 15
  • Aug

Fearless PETA Supporters Take the Edinburgh Fringe by Storm

Indian stars Poorna Jagannathan and Sapna Bhavnani are two women to be reckoned with. The renowned actor and celebrity hairstylist have both demonstrated their unerring instinct for justice in the past by starring in eye-catching ads for PETA India that slam animal testing and advocate vegetarianism. Now they’re making waves at the Edinburgh Festival with a hard-hitting new play that addresses sexual harassment in India.

Nirbhaya (the Hindi word for “fearless”) is a play inspired by the horrific gang-rape of a student on a bus in Delhi last year. It’s been … Read more.


  • 24
  • Jul

Uri Geller Offers Ewan Venters Psychological Help to Quit Foie Gras

Uri_Geller_in_Russia2Magician, psychic and spoon-bender extraordinaire Uri Geller has just sent Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters a novel proposal. Like many other people who have learned about the cruelty of foie gras production, Uri can’t understand why Fortnum & Mason can continue to sell the revolting foodstuff and rightly concludes that anyone who can profit from this torture needs help!

Uri has kindly offered to use his hypnotic powers to allow Mr Venters to rediscover his compassion – here’s his letter in full:

Uri Geller letter

Thanks to Uri for speaking out for the … Read more.


  • 19
  • Jul

Paul McCartney Speaks Out for Mali the Elephant

Mali has spent 35 years at the Manila Zoo, where she endures intense confinement, loneliness, boredom and isolation in an area that is a miniscule fraction of the size of her natural habitat. She is the Philippines’ only captive elephant – and one of the world’s saddest.

There was some hope last year when the Office of the President issued a directive stating that she should be transferred to a sanctuary after an evaluation of her health. But it has been more than a year, and Mali still awaits her freedom.

We … Read more.


  • 18
  • Jul

Ditching Fur Is Good for the Soul, Says Singer Dionne Bromfield

Singer and Strictly Come Dancing star Dionne Bromfield is known for her powerful, soulful voice – and now she’s using it to speak up for animals! In her new ad for PETA, she strikes a pose to protest against the abhorrent cruelty of the fur trade, in which animals such as rabbits and foxes are kept in tiny, filthy cages before being beaten and skinned alive.

Soul singer poses for anti-fur message to help animals

Dionne may be only 17 years old, but the star is one to watch and already has an impressive musical track record, from performing with her … Read more.


  • 12
  • Jul

‘Glass Walls’ Goes to Italy

Paul McCartney’s words “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian” and his powerful PETA video, “Glass Walls”, with its shocking behind-the-scenes video footage of abattoirs and factory farms, have inspired countless people to stop eating animals.

Dutch, French, German and Spanish versions of the video already exist – and now “Glass Walls” makes its debut in Italian to help even more people learn about what really goes on in the industries that raise and kill animals for food. Red Canzian, a popular Italian singer and … Read more.


  • 10
  • Jul

A PETA Present for the Royal Baby

Minolta DSCWhat do you get for the baby who’s bound to have everything? Well, there’s one thing that you can never have too much of – compassion – which is why we’ve just sent the soon-to-be newest member of Britain’s Royal family  a cosy faux-sheepskin blanket, which combines kindness towards animals with great snuggleability!

In our letter congratulating proud parents-to-be Prince William and Duchess Catherine, we explain that traditional wool and sheepskin are often the product of cruelty to animals and therefore hardly belong in a newborn’s cradle. Sheep can have their tails … Read more.


  • 09
  • Jul

Morrissey vs. Gordon Ramsay in Foie Gras Fracas

Gordon Ramsay Morrissey PETA

Morrissey has put his money where his mouth is to combat the cruelty of foie gras – by donating £10,000 to PETA for a hard-hitting ad campaign that slams Fortnum & Mason for selling the vile product.

PETA Fortnum and Mason foie gras ad

In an unexpected turn of events, we actually have Gordon Ramsay to thank for this generous donation – because the money comes from a settlement that Morrissey received from Channel 4 after a Smiths song was used without permission to advertise the chef’s Christmas Cookalong Live. Appalled that his music was being used to promote … Read more.