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  • 05
  • Mar

After Inditex Stopped Selling Angora, This Is What They Did With 20,000 Surplus Garments

Compassionate people the world over delighted at the news last month that Inditex – the world’s largest clothing retailer and owner of brands such as Zara and Bershka – had adopted a permanent ban on angora wool.

Now, the company’s remaining stock of 20,000 brand-new angora wool garments has just arrived in Lebanon to be donated to some of the 1.2 million Syrian refugees in the country.

PETA US, along with Life for Relief and Development (Life USA), have started to distribute the jumpers and coats (which carry a retail value … Read more.


  • 25
  • Feb

WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix Wants You to Know the Truth About Leather

PETA Asia’s groundbreaking investigation into the Chinese dog-leather industry created a tidal wave of outrage earlier this year.

Now Hollywood superstar Joaquin Phoenix is using his voice to let more people know that dogs are bludgeoned and killed so their skins can be turned into leather items to be sold around the world.

Watch Joaquin’s eye-opening video:

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The Oscar-nominated star of Gladiator, Walk the Line, Inherent Vice and many other acclaimed movies is a long-time vegan who is known for speaking out for animals, whether it’s for the billions of fish who … Read more.


  • 19
  • Feb

Meet Three Activists Who Would #RatherGoNaked

What better occasion is there than London Fashion Week to remind the fashion world how utterly unacceptable it is to wear the skin of dead animals?

Outside Somerset House today, three gutsy ladies did exactly that, stripping off to put into practice PETA’s famous slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”!

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We'd Rather Go Naked Demo 2015 cameras

 

We'd Rather Go Naked Demo 2015

Hope, Katy and Monica took part in the demo to urge designers, journalists and shoppers to opt for clothing for which animals weren’t bludgeoned, gassed, strangled or electrocuted. After all, fashion should be fun, not fatal.

Investigations into the … Read more.


  • 13
  • Feb

PHOTOS: Loved-Up Couple Go to Bed in the Middle of Paris With Fur-Free Message

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two PETA France activists made a grand gesture in what is commonly thought of as one of the world’s most romantic cities – Paris.

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Drawing on the iconic idea of a “bed-in” for compassion, the couple reclined in a bed on a public street, with a message urging Parisians to have a heart and reject fur.

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“We’re bringing our big hearts and bare skin to Parisians with the message that animals are not ours to wear”, explained one of the activists. “Valentine’s Day and Paris are … Read more.


  • 09
  • Feb

World’s Largest Clothing Retailer Helps Syrian Refugees and Angora Bunnies in One Compassionate Move!

Inditex drops angora!In a massive victory for animals, the world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex – owner of Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti and many other brands – has agreed to a permanent ban on angora wool!

This move will help save countless rabbits from being farmed in appalling conditions on Chinese angora farms, where they often have the fur ripped from their skin as they scream in pain.

And, in an extra-compassionate twist, it will help humans too – Inditex will donate its residual stock of 20,000 angora wool garments, worth hundreds of … Read more.


  • 27
  • Jan

Enter For a Chance to Win: Beyond Skin’s Stylish Alice Shoe

Last year, we announced the winner of PETA’s design competition with acclaimed vegan shoe label Beyond Skin. The competition attracted entries from budding cordwainers around the world, and the winner was the stylish “Alice” shoe, named in honour of its designer, fashion student Alice Lambert-Gorwyn.

In our design competition, the shoe caught the eye of celebrity judge Laura Whitmore, who had the difficult task of choosing a winner from all the designs. Now, Alice’s shoe is a reality, and we’re offering you a chance to win a pair!

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Alice’s shoe is … Read more.


  • 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.

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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.

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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.