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  • 25
  • Jun

Win a Copy of ‘Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals’ by Rory Freedman!

Rory Freedman, PETA favourite and co-author of international bestseller Skinny Bitch, is back with a no-holds-barred look at how we can better protect our closest companions. Beg is bound to influence the choices and actions of readers to improve the lives of animals – a battle cry to animal lovers everywhere.

The straightforward approach of the book shines a light on the treatment of animals the world over. From puppy mills and animal homelessness to the pains of declawing and tail-docking, Rory explains the many dangers that companion animals face … Read more.


  • 16
  • Jun

Tribute to a Compassionate Dad

Where do most of us learn about kindness for the first time? From our mum and dad, of course. A caring parent can be the inspiration for a lifetime of compassion for the people and animals around us, which is why we decided to celebrate Father’s Day by giving an award to a progressive papa who set an inspiring example for his children.

The first-ever recipient of PETA’s Compassionate Dad Award is 89-year-old Sidney Pledger, a World War II veteran who’s a hero for animals as well as for his country. Nominated … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jun

Simon Cowell Says, ‘Don’t Leave Your Dog in Your Car’

Simon Cowell’s known for being a harsh judge on TV shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. But beneath his tough exterior lies a real softie – the entertainment guru has joined PETA to speak out for animals on a number of occasions. In this straight-talking ad, he has some advice that’s impossible to argue with: never, ever leave a dog inside a hot car.

Each year, thousands of dogs die of heatstroke inside parked cars. Their guardians may not realise that even just a few minutes of being … Read more.


  • 05
  • Mar

Crufts – Last Year’s Top 10 So-Called ‘Winners’

Crufts Genetic FreaksThe animals crowned as “winners” at dog shows like Crufts are more likely to be major losers – in the genetic lottery, that is. “Purebred” is a euphemism for “inbred”: in some cases, pedigrees come from a gene pool of only about 50 dogs, meaning that these unfortunate pooches are riddled with painful inherited diseases and may live for only half as long as their healthy mixed-breed cousins.

What’s more, the exaggerated features that breeders and competition judges prize, such as a squashed-in face, a narrow skull or disproportionately short legs, are … Read more.


  • 22
  • Jan

Lacey Banghard: Too Much Sex Can Be Deadly

Lacey Banghard might have been voted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house only a few days ago, but she’s already teamed up with PETA to stand up for what she believes in – safe sex for cats and dogs!

The curvaceous model took to the streets of London to promote animal sterilisation. As a compassionate person, Lacey is understandably concerned about the massive problem of cat and dog homelessness in the UK and knows that the only solution is animal birth control.

 

“If cats and dogs could rubber up, tens … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jan

Who’s Really Responsible for Animal Euthanasia?

In a recent article published in The Mail on Sunday, the RSPCA came under fire over claims that half the animals it rescued last year were euthanised.

Nobody wants to see healthy animals lose their lives. But given the current crisis of abandoned dogs and cats, attacking the UK’s oldest animal welfare charity for a problem that it did not create is certainly not the answer.

In a letter to the newspaper, PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi had this to say:

Life is easy for those of us who do not

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  • 03
  • Nov

Frightening Fireworks Displays Can Mean Runaways, Injuries

To dogs, cats and other animals, Guy Fawkes Night can seem more like World War III than a joyous celebration. Noisy fireworks are frightening to animals, who don’t realise that the explosions are entertainment, not signs of danger.

After fireworks displays, animal shelters nationwide report an increase in the number of lost companion animals. When they hear the cracks and booms in the sky, many animals panic and jump over fences or break chains, and some even jump through glass windows in order to get away from the terrifying sounds. Some animals … Read more.


  • 30
  • Oct

Halloween Can Be a Truly Frightful Time of Year for Cats

A variety of superstitions surround black cats. In some cultures, they are considered good luck, while others find them frightening.

But at Halloween, it is the cats who often have reason to fear. Each year, we receive reports of animals – especially black cats – who are abducted, injured and even killed by cruel people who use and abuse them for “pranks” or sacrifices. Last year, in the run-up to the holiday, four black cats went missing in one community alone.

It is safest to keep cats indoors all year round, but … Read more.


  • 14
  • Oct

The Situation Speaks Up to End Animal Overpopulation

We’ve teamed up with Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to combat a really serious situation – animal homelessness.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs end up in animal shelters across the UK, and many are euthanised because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Countless others who never make it to a safe haven are injured or killed by vehicles, fall victim to cruel people or succumb to starvation, disease or weather extremes.

The Celebrity Big Brother finalist knows that the only way to end the animal … Read more.


  • 11
  • Sep

PETA Invites the Queen to Adopt Her Next Corgi

Our heartfelt sympathies to The Queen. Losing a companion animal can be heartbreaking.

Monty, who passed away earlier this week, was the oldest of the royal pups, and for 13 years, he lived a truly enviable life. He lived with Her Highness in London, enjoyed trips to Balmoral and even had a starring role in the Olympics opening ceremony.

Thousands of dogs, including many corgis, are much less fortunate than Monty was and are currently languishing in animal shelters across the country, all in desperate need of loving homes. The situation … Read more.