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  • 14
  • Oct

Charlie Brown: Be Beautiful in Your Own Skin

Singer-songwriter Charlie Brown may be best known for his upbeat lyrics and urban pop sound, but now, with his new anti-fur ad for PETA, he’s showing fans another aspect of his personality – kindness towards animals.

Be Beautiful in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs!

The London-based artist – who, with chart-topping singles such as “Bones”, is clearly on his way to greatness – hasn’t let fame change his values. He explains: “If I can use my voice to make a difference in the world, I will – so I’m proud to work with PETA to speak out against fur. We … Read more.


  • 08
  • Oct

Harvey Nichols’ Major Fashion Faux Pas

UPDATE: Fashion director, Paula Reed, has now resigned.
After receiving confirmation in a meeting with Harvey Nichols that Reed was singlehandedly responsible for breaking the department store’s strict decade-long policy against selling fur, we hope her resignation will pave the way for the reinstatement of the store’s previous, well-respected policy. Please continue to take action, and we will update you here with any more news.

 

Harvey Nichols goes back on its word by selling real fur againFor almost a decade, Harvey Nichols has been one of the good guys – ever since pressure from PETA and compassionate consumers persuaded the company Read more.


  • 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.


  • 30
  • Sep

Leather and Meat Without Killing Animals?

TED Talks are known for being at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, and they give us a glimpse of where society could be heading. So we were both intrigued and excited by entrepreneur Andras Forgacs’ lecture, in which he explains how printing leather – without harming a single animal – is the way of the future.

Sound zany? “[T]his is not so crazy … What’s crazy is what we do today”, Forgacs says. “[W]e raise and slaughter billions of animals to make our hamburgers and our handbags.”

It’s clear … Read more.


  • 27
  • Aug

12 Reasons Why Ireland Needs to Ban Fur Farms ASAP

Compassionate people the world over are dead set against fur. Killing an animal for his or her skin is just inexcusable. But did you know that 73 per cent of fur farms are located here in Europe and that in Ireland minks are still having their skins ripped off every day to feed the global demand for animal pelts?

Here are 12 reasons why this shameful situation needs to end right now:

  1. We Animals Mink FarmBanning fur farming in Ireland would save 225,000 mink each year from being imprisoned, abused and slaughtered.
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  • 02
  • Aug

One More Reason to Ditch Fur – the Environment

If you’re wearing fur, there can be only one explanation – that you’re unaware of the appalling suffering that animals endure at the hands of this cruel industry. There’s another important reason to shun fur, though – it also hurts the planet. A recent study by an independent research organisation found that “a natural mink fur product will always have a higher environmental impact than faux fur”. This is hardly surprising – like all factory farming, fur farms produce copious amounts of toxic waste, from high volumes of animal faeces to the … Read more.


  • 22
  • Jul

The Lord Mayors Who Parade Compassion

A few weeks ago, we reported the excellent news that the mayor of Wrexham, David Bithell, had ditched his ceremonial robes after a compassionate PETA supporter pointed out that they contained real fur.

That set us off to wondering how many other mayors around the country were still using robes with real fur, perhaps without even realising. So we decided to write to each and every one of England’s lord mayors to find out – and, of course, to request that they go fur-free!

Sixteen mayors wrote back with a positive … 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.


  • 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.


  • 10
  • Jul

Cruel Fashion: When You Buy, You Become Part of It

Every year, millions of animals – including bears, alligators and zebras – are violently killed for their skins and body parts. It’s an ugly truth that people who purchase jackets, handbags or shoes made from exotic skins might try to push to the back of their minds. Our provocative new series of ads, though, will force them to make the connection between their consumer choices and the ugly bloodshed that lies behind them.

PETA FINAL FOR FA

These images were designed for PETA by top design company Lowe Singapore. They’re upsetting – deliberately. Would-be fashionistas … Read more.