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  • 08
  • Jan

Wishing the Duchess of Cambridge a Happy Birthday and a Wool-Free Winter!

A birthday gift that’s equal parts chic and animal-friendly is on its way to Kate Middleton, who turns 33 tomorrow. We’re giving her a high-end faux-wool coat from New York vegan boutique VauteCouture. It’s a classic piece with all the elegance and style that the duchess is well accustomed to but with none of the cruelty that comes with wool.

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An international exposé of the wool industry in the US and Australia – the source of 90 per cent of the world’s merino wool – revealed that workers violently punched scared … Read more.


  • 22
  • Dec

Woohoo! Boohoo Bans Angora

stock xmas bunnyAnother victory for people power in the campaign against unethical angora!

In November 2013, PETA Asia’s investigation into Chinese angora farms shook the fashion world and persuaded dozens of brands, including ASOS, Forever 21, H&M and many others, to banish it from their collections. But until now, online retailer Boohoo still had no permanent policy in place banning angora.

Luckily, more than 10,000 feisty PETA supporters sprang into action. After receiving a deluge of messages via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and its website from compassionate people asking it to do the right … Read more.


  • 17
  • Dec

PHOTOS: Don’t Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes, Say Blindfolded Protesters

Blindfolded and cradling a sheared and apparently blood-spattered “lamb”, these three PETA members were a striking sight in Edinburgh this morning.

Edinburgh wool demo

Their message to shoppers on Princes Street was “Don’t pull the wool over your eyes”, a reference to the immense suffering inflicted on sheep used by the wool industry, including violent abuse in shearing sheds, painful mutilations and frightening deaths in abattoirs.

Sheep suffer for wool - scratch it off your shopping list

Princes Street anti-wool protest

The trio urged passers-by to open their eyes to the cruelty inherent in wool production and to cross wool items off their shopping lists.

A recent exposé of the … Read more.


  • 11
  • Dec

‘The Apprentice’ Star Has a Holiday Surprise for Fur-Peddling Harvey Nichols

DSC_0268Harvey Nichols is on this Santa’s “naughty” list. Although the shop previously maintained a celebrated fur-free policy for a decade, it started selling fur again this year.

With the chain’s profits plummeting, Steven Ugoalah, the star of this season’s The Apprentice, dressed as Santa and was joined by two PETA “elves” as he paid Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge shop a visit and offered some seasonal business advice.

“Supporting the cruel fur trade is not only bad business – as Harvey Nichols is learning – but also utterly shameful”, Steven said. “My friends … Read more.


  • 10
  • Dec

Punk Up Your Wardrobe With Black Score’s Clothing Collaboration With PETA

Have you ever wanted to flip heartless fur-wearers the bird? Designer Simeon Farrar – the genius behind Black Score, the label of stylish slogan T-shirts – has, and that’s why he was eager to team up with PETA UK for a limited-edition collection of “Black Score for PETA” animal rights–themed T-shirts and jumpers, which are available to buy online now.

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  • 05
  • Dec

Victory: Lacoste Pulls Angora Stock

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French clothing retailer Lacoste is the latest company to confirm to PETA that it’s removing all angora wool products and has requested to be added to our list of retailers that do not sell angora.

“As part of its CSR policy, we can confirm that Lacoste has no plan to use angora fibers in its coming collections”, the company says in a statement.

This is great news for animals and compassionate shoppers. PETA Asia’s unprecedented investigation shows that rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer greatly during the cutting … Read more.


  • 05
  • Dec

Wilby Launches Drayton Collection

Wilby Bag PETAMahatma Gandhi said that “[t]here is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness”. It’s an inspirational thought that also serves as Wilby’s motto. The company makes handbags from eco-friendly and animal-free materials that allow any animal-loving fashionista to rock a chic look without harming a single cow, sheep or any other animal.

Wilby has worked with PETA in the past. Rock ‘n’ roll socialite, jewellery designer and PETA celebrity liaison Meg Mathews teamed up with the hot accessories label to design the Primrose Hill line of leather-free … Read more.


  • 03
  • Dec

Where Things Stand With Angora

Update! We’re always hearing from supporters who are sickened by the cruelty of angora production – in which rabbits have the fur ripped from their skin or are tied up and roughly shorn – and who want to make sure that their favourite stores are angora-free.

So we thought we’d share where we’re up to in the campaign against this violently produced fabric.

As of December 2014, the following companies have told PETA or its international affiliates that they will not be using angora in future collections. It’s quite a list!

& … Read more.


  • 01
  • Dec

11 Reasons to Have a Wool-Free Winter

PETA Wool-Free Winter LogoIf you care about animals, wool-free fashions are the way to go this winter. Here’s why:

1.This video:


It’s a one-minute glimpse into everything that’s wrong with the wool industry.

2. Because 2 to 6 million baby lambs die of exposure, disease or other factors every year – and that’s just in the UK.
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Most deaths occur within 48 hours of birth.

3. Because shearing is rough, terrifying and often deadly for sheep.

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This sheep didn’t survive the experience. The shearer handled her so violently that he broke her neck before kicking Read more.


  • 25
  • Nov

A Grim Tour of the International Fur Industry, Narrated by Paloma Faith

Soul-singing sensation Paloma Faith uses her celebrated voice to draw attention to the barbaric fur industry in a new video that shines an unflinching spotlight on fur production in Europe and the US.

Paloma is known for her distinctive style but doesn’t believe that animals should suffer in this way for her fashion choices. As she says:

Origin Assured (sold by Harvey Nichols) Fur Exposed“All fur is the product of extreme cruelty and abuse of animals. That’s why I always choose faux fur. With so many extraordinary alternatives on the market, there’s just no excuse for tearing the fur off

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