After hearing of the alarming expansion of kids’ waistbands in the Scottish capital – about one in 10 of its Primary 1 schoolchildren is now considered clinically obese, according to the NHS National Services Scotland – we’ve placed our latest billboard at Crewe Toll, in Edinburgh, in the hopes that residents will take stock of the city’s ballooning childhood obesity problem. The eye-catching advert reads, “Feeding Kids Meat Is Child Abuse. Fight the Fat. Go Veg”.
Large numbers of British children are now suffering the ills of high-calorie, meat-rich diets. Medical professionals … Read more.
Wearing a teeny green dress made of lettuce leaves, Big Brother winner and model Chantelle Houghton posed for photographs today in Covent Garden for the launch of our recently revamped vegetarian/vegan starter kit. Bustling Covent Garden, which used to host the largest fruit and vegetable market in England, was the perfect location for ultra-fit Houghton to encourage people to go veg to help end animal suffering and improve their health.
“A vegetarian diet gives me the energy I need to maintain my active lifestyle”, says Houghton, who recently released a workout DVD… Read more.
Playboy models and vegetarians Monica Harris and Victoria Eisermann shared a tub in Trafalgar Square today to mark World Water Day. The bathing beauties informed passers-by that it takes the amount of water in 50 bathtubs to produce just one steak. The action was designed to show that the best way to save water, fight the worldwide water shortage and clean our consciences is to go vegan.
“Not only is the meat industry cruel, it wastes huge amounts of water and damages the planet”, says bathing beauty Victoria Eisermann, who was … Read more.
PETA Asia staffer Ashley Fruno – who has been in Japan working with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki from the local group Animal Friends Niigata since last Saturday – has witnessed tremendous devastation and heartbreak since arriving in the region. But she has also seen people courageously putting their own lives at risk in order to safeguard their animal companions, and aid workers going above and beyond their mission to recover human bodies by saving animals who have miraculously survived the earthquake and tsunami.
UK citizens evacuating from Japan, as well as those fleeing from … Read more.
The first member of an international animal rights group to reach the disaster area, PETA Asia-Pacific senior campaigner Ashley Fruno has been in Japan with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata since taking the first flight to Tokyo after the airport opened on Saturday night.
There are few signs of life in the hardest-hit areas, but Ashley and Isabella have encountered many citizens who have stayed in their badly damaged homes for days because many evacuation centers are not allowing companion animals inside. With countless people being forced to evacuate because of … Read more.
PETA Asia-Pacific senior campaigner Ashley Fruno has been in Japan with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata since taking the first flight to Tokyo after the airport opened Saturday night. PETA Asia-Pacific is the first international animal rights group on the ground in affected areas.
While it is apparent that most animals were swept away with their humans in the worst-affected areas, Ashley and Isabella are ready to provide food, water and care to animals abandoned when their guardians fled to evacuation centres.
They’ve provided sustenance to animals whose guardians are having a … Read more.
The ferocious tsunami in Japan
, caused by one of the largest earthquakes on record, surged several miles inland and claimed the lives of thousands of people and countless animals. PETA Asia-Pacific
has sent staffers to some of the hardest-hit areas along the eastern coast to offer aid.
The key to protecting ourselves and our animal companions in any kind of disaster is being prepared. PETA US offers a tip sheet for animal guardians on how to prepare for any type of natural disaster that may arise. Tips include having an animal … Read more.
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What better day to go green than St. Patrick’s Day? In honour of old Paddy, we’ve come up with five simple ways to go green (and help animals!):
1. One of the leading causes of climate change is meat production. Inform everyone you know that “meat’s not green“!
2. The best thing that you can do to help the environment is to go vegan. Go green (and help animals!) by pledging to go veg today.
3. Share the “Glass Walls” video on Facebook and expose the … Read more.
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Recent articles revealing that cloned meat has entered the UK food supply have sparked a debate concerning the potential health risks of eating flesh from cloned animals; however, one thing about which there can be no debate is that cloning will cause animals extreme suffering.
Grown inside artificially inseminated surrogate mothers, cloned animals are genetic replicas of other animals. The process of insemination is known to be so stressful that UK law requires that a general or epidural anaesthetic be administered prior to the transfer of cattle embryos.… Read more.
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Most people know that raising animals for food is grossly inefficient; whilst animals eat large quantities of grain, they produce only small amounts of meat, dairy products or eggs. Did you know it takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat?
According to a recent article, more than 350,000 hectares of rain forest are being cleared to grow soya beans, which are then shipped to British factory farms to feed animals who are treated like milk or egg machines or raised and … Read more.