Shocking photos from PETA India reveal a dismal Indian government-run dog breeding unit rife with horrific diseases.
An estimated 22 per cent of the adult dogs and 8 per cent of the puppies at the Tamil Nadu facility have died in the last year alone because of debility, gastric perforation, acute renal failure, nephritis or sudden collapse – all clinical conditions often caused by poor management practices and inadequate diagnostic and treatment services.
At a time when Tamil Nadu is struggling to cope with the thousands of stray dogs on its … Read more.
The violence in France yesterday shocked the world. Twelve people died, including Charlie Hebdo‘s lead cartoonist, Cabu, who earlier this week gave a drawing to our friends at French animal rights group L214 denouncing the cruelty of foie gras production.
Charlie Hebdo is the only French newspaper that dedicates a weekly column to animal rights, tackling issues from bullfighting to dolphinaria.
Violence is a social issue, and violence against humans is linked to violence against other species. Yesterday’s losses are being felt by all compassionate people, including those who stand for … Read more.
Earlier this month, we asked fans on our Facebook page what their inspiration for going vegan was. We received hundreds of comments and heard many uplifting stories. Here are just some of the reasons people shared.
Watching PETA’s videos, such as “Meet Your Meat” or “Glass Walls”, narrated by Paul McCartney, was a popular reason for having gone vegan. Melanie said, “I never even questioned the ethics of eating meat until I watched some slaughter videos and was sickened by what I saw. I’ve not eaten meat since, and am now following … Read more.
It’s been another groundbreaking year for animals. Our campaigns have made headlines, opened the world’s eyes to cruelty, convinced thousands of people to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle and achieved concrete changes to policy and law that will help countless animals!
Here are some of our highlights from 2014:
- Sunder is rescued!
After years of determined campaigning that was supported by people all over the world, abused young elephant Sunder was finally rescued from his captors. Loneliness and beatings in a temple have been replaced with freedom and friendship with other … Read more.
It’s estimated that 11 per cent of Brits, including these compassionate stars, will be tucking into a delicious meat-free Christmas dinner this year – one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcase of an animal. Join them!
Not only will singing sensation Leona Lewis not be serving any animal products on Christmas Day, she also won’t be wearing any. (Leona doesn’t wear fur, leather or suede.) Now that’s compassion in fashion!
2. Paul McCartney, who famously said that … Read more.
Members of the Scottish Parliament were able to leave their lunch boxes at home on Thursday. To mark World Vegan Month, a PETA volunteer visited Holyrood with delicious vegan pizza, courtesy of award-winning pizzeria La Favorita Delivered, after First Minister’s Questions.
PETA is eager to show everyone, from MSPs to everyday Edinburghers, how delicious and healthy vegan food can be. Demand for dairy-free products is on the rise: according to recent reports, one in five Brits now includes non-dairy milks in his or her weekly shopping trip, and research group Mintel has found that the … Read more.
Maternal deprivation experiments on baby monkeys are a textbook example of unethical psychological research, and they need to stop. Hundreds of infant monkeys are being torn away from their mothers, causing them to suffer from psychoses at a US National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratory. So when Dr Stephen J Suomi, the head experimenter on baby monkeys at NIH, was to speak in Cardiff at the annual general meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, I, along with another activist, decided to make my voice heard … Read more.
PETA UK is 20!
Since we were founded in 1994, PETA UK has never stopped fighting for animals on every front, calling out cruelty wherever we find it.
Whether spreading the vegan message, taking on the barbaric fur industry or campaigning for an end to animal testing, we’ve achieved some major victories in the past two decades – all with the help of our wonderful supporters, of course!
Check out our anniversary video for some highlights:
To celebrate and to say thank you to everyone who’s helped us come so far, over … Read more.
2014 winner now announced: http://blog.peta.org.uk/2014/09/the-great-vegan-bake-off-2014-the-winner
We’ve been so delighted by all your terrific entries that it was almost impossible to narrow all the entries down to just 10 finalists. However, after much consideration (and drooling over the delicious baked goods), at last we have managed it!
Help us choose who we should name as the winner of our competition by taking a look at all the tasty treats that were entered into The Great Vegan Bake-Off, and let us know which your favourite is by voting below.
Without further ado, here are … Read more.
The feature documentary An Elephant Never Forgets follows the same path that thousands of British tourists take every year as they visit elephant attractions in Thailand. Joe Keogh, a comedian from Manchester, offers a great deal of insight into the living and working conditions of the many elephants used and abused in the tourism industry.
Joe uncovers the uncomfortable truth behind the elephants’ obedience and takes viewers around some of the local camps and zoos to convey a sense of what these magnificent animals are subjected to on a daily basis. The … Read more.