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.
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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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.
We’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.
Turkeys are fascinating birds, and like all animals, they deserve to be kept off the table this (and every) Christmas.
Image: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Here are some things that you might not know about them:
- Turkeys are protective, intelligent animals with distinct personalities. Tweet this.
- About 25 thousand tonnes of turkey carcasses were produced in the UK in October 2012 – equivalent to the weight of 154 jumbo jets. Tweet this.
- Ten years is a turkey’s natural lifespan, but on factory farms, they’re slaughtered when they’re only 5 months old.
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In a landmark move, 70 beagles who were imported from China by Advinus Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical laboratory in Bangalore, are being released to People For Animals and Blue Cross Chennai following rigorous campaigning for their release by PETA India and these groups. The dogs have been removed from quarantine and handed over to animal protection groups with the permission of the Ministry of Environment & Forests and through efforts made internally in government by MP Maneka Gandhi.
The rescue was approved after PETA India notified the Committee for the Purpose of Control … Read more.
Compassionate people often ask about easy ways to share the animal rights message. Actor and PETA supporter Lucy Davis has a suggestion: “Glass Walls“!
Paul McCartney famously said, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian”. To prove his point, Paul narrated “Glass Walls“, perhaps PETA’s most powerful video yet. The video uncovers the misery and terror that billions of animals endure at the hands of the meat and dairy industries.
Young piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any painkillers. Sensitive … Read more.
Today is International Volunteer Day. PETA owes its success to those who selflessly dedicate their time and resources to helping animals. We have so many volunteers doing wonderful work, and to celebrate, today we’re recognising one supporter with PETA’s Volunteerism Award.
Aylesbury College graduate Robert Crussell believes that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any other way – which also happens to be our founding principle. And Robert doesn’t just talk about his beliefs – he acts on them, publicly and often. He’s … Read more.
Fur-Free Friday is 23 November. To celebrate, The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness has hand-drawn a T-shirt declaring in behalf of animals: “Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, Not Ours”. The signed shirt is being given away by our friends at Sugarscape.
While fans of The Wanted can be real party animals, life is anything but a party for animals who are used for fur. Rabbits and other animals raised for their fur go crazy from spending their entire lives in cramped, filthy cages, often without shelter from the elements. Fur farmers kill … Read more.
This week is National Cupcake Week. Never to be left out of a baked goods–oriented celebration, we’ve been snacking our way through a selection of vegan cupcakes. With such variety of animal-free cupcakes available, you can treat yourself while choosing a compassionate diet.
You could always make your own, but leaving it to the skilled cupcake professionals can make National Cupcake Week extra nice. Here are a few ways to indulge this week:
Cat & the Cream has been around since 2009 and makes delicious handmade cupcakes in some great … Read more.