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  • 23
  • May

Helen Flanagan: Exotic Skins Belong in the Jungle!

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Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan unveiled her sexy new PETA ad today in London’s Covent Garden in order to make an unforgettable statement against the cruelty of using exotic skins in fashion. The sultry image, shot by top celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton, reveals her versatility as an actor – because, although she made her name playing Manchester-born Rosie Webster, here she stars as a jungle-dwelling reptile!

Helen, who has just been crowned FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the UK, was keen to make the point that you don’t need to wear dead … Read more.


  • 29
  • Apr

Brigitte Bardot to Fortnum & Mason: Keep Your Hands Off our Geese!

Brigitte_BardotFortnum & Mason has had quite a week. Tuesday saw a flurry of activity outside its Piccadilly store, as volunteers turned out to protest against the sale of cruel foie gras. Hundreds of online activists have been giving the company a piece of their mind on Twitter. And now, from across the Channel, Brigitte Bardot and French animal protection groups, representing tens of thousands of French citizens, have joined the call for Fortnum & Mason to end unethical foie gras sales.

French organisations, including the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Society for the … Read more.


  • 11
  • Apr

The Secret Life of Badgers – Photos and Facts

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Shy, elusive, nocturnal – just some of the words that spring to mind when you try to describe the badger. This most ancient Briton is adapted for life underground, and spottings are rare – yet beneath the mysterious surface, these are remarkable animals.

The following are some reasons why we should be celebrating badgers, not planning to massacre them:

  1. Badgers have been present in the British Isles for at least 300,000 to 400,000 years.
  2. Badgers are great builders. Their underground homes, or setts, are often highly complex, with
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  • 10
  • Mar

Mother’s Day Down on the Farm

Mums are awesome. But while you’re showing yours how much you love her on Mother’s Day – or, if you’re a mother yourself, enjoying some well-earned appreciation – it’s worth remembering that animals are often parents, too. Just like us, other animals have strong maternal instincts, feel instant love for their children and want to watch them grow up. But in the farming industry, they rarely get the chance: their babies are snatched away from them, never to be seen again.

Here’s a little more info about what it’s like to be … Read more.


  • 28
  • Feb

Badger Culling – Barbaric and Misguided

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In the light of this week’s distressing news that thousands of badgers are likely to be killed in the UK, here’s a statement from Team Badger, (of which PETA is a member) on just how pointless and wrong this culling is:

The Government’s determination to go ahead with the badger cull this summer once again proves how misguided and out of step with scientific fact and public opinion it is on this issue. Culling badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB. Not only is the practice inhumane and

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  • 28
  • Feb

Final Appeal: Please Take Action Now for the AstraZeneca Beagles

UPDATE: We’ve just heard the devastating news that most of the AstraZeneca dogs were shipped to UK laboratories over the past few days.

A few dogs are still left in AstraZeneca’s breeding facility in Örkelljunga, Sweden. Please call AstraZeneca’s board today and ask them to show mercy and rehome the remaining beagles.

The number to call is +46-8-553 260 00.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has been speaking out for these dogs over the past days and weeks, on the phone, by e-mail and on Facebook and Twitter. The response has … Read more.


  • 14
  • Feb

Slaughterhouse Secrets

On Tuesday, the police and food standards inspectors raided a UK abattoir and meat processing firm to find out if they had been passing meat from horses off as beef – the latest development in the ongoing British horsemeat scandal, which has affected major retailers from Tesco to Burger King.

While the authorities have yet to reach a verdict about these particular facilities, at every slaughterhouse in Britain atrocities go on every day that would turn most people’s stomachs.

From being strung up by their legs and given repeated electric shocks to  … Read more.


  • 02
  • Jan

5 New Year’s Resolutions for an Animal-Friendly 2013

Happy New Year, everyone! As we all recover from the festive season, now is the perfect time to think about new ways to eliminate animal exploitation from every aspect of our lives – from changing what we eat and wear to speaking out against abuse and brutality.

Here are five simple ideas for making 2013 your most compassionate year yet:

    1. Cut animal products out of your diet. Going vegan is a great way to burn off those Christmas calories while also saving hundreds of animals’ lives a year. Order one of
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  • 31
  • Dec

2012 in Review: Highlights From PETA UK

What better time is there to reflect on a great year of hard work than New Year’s Eve. While we’re gearing up for 2013, here’s a look back at some PETA UK staffers’ highlights from 2012.

Mimi: Every new week brings something to celebrate – a campaign victory, such as getting the House of Lords to stop serving foie gras, a marketing milestone like reaching 25,000 fans on Facebook or a press coup like our press officer, Ben’s, appearance on This Morning, where we were able to reach thousands of … Read more.


  • 24
  • Dec

The First Step Towards a Fur-Free Russia?

Olga Shelest speaks out against cruel fur industryWe’ve just brought our campaign against fur to the country that buys more of it than any other in the world – Russia.

With well-known TV presenter (and vegan) Olga Shelest as the face of the campaign and a series of hard-hitting ads appearing on Moscow’s streets, people in Russia will soon have no excuse for overlooking the appalling cruelty that lies behind their animal-skin garments.

Olga admits that when she was younger, she owned a fur coat – before she learned the gruesome facts about where it came from. “When … Read more.