With their naked bodies painted red and black and lying on the ground to spell out the words “Stop Bullfights”, dozens of PETA activists protested against the cruel Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and the deadly bullfights that follow. The protest was held outside the mayor’s residence just two days before the barbaric bull runs are scheduled to start. Other activists, including some from as far away as Australia and the United States, held a banner that read, “Bulls Die a Bloody Death in Pamplona”. PETA’s point? That tormenting animals by … Read more.
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Recently, PETA contacted Jimmy Carr to ask him to consider putting his face to our latest campaign.
With animal products linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, we hope the famous comedian can help to tout the numerous health benefits of a vegan diet by starring in a tongue-in-cheek ad with the tagline “Avoid Taxing Your System – Go Vegan”.
The British Medical Association has shown that vegetarians have lower rates of obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, large-bowel disorders and gallstones. By abandoning animal products, meat-eaters can lower their … Read more.
When Danny Boyle announced that the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games would involve 12 horses, three cows, two goats, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, nine geese, 70 sheep and three sheepdogs, compassionate people around the country – and the world – were dismayed.
PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk immediately fired off a letter to Boyle explaining that the animals would be stressed and anxious when forced into an unfamiliar and frightening situation. All the bright lights, noisy crowds and fireworks would create a traumatic environment for the animals. Urging him to reconsider, … Read more.
Thanks to host Marco Pierre White, there will be plenty of screaming on Channel 5′s soon-to-debut Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars. But for every meal prepared on the show, there will be countless screams that go unheard – those of the fish whose bodies are cut up, cooked and plated. That’s why PETA has sent a letter to the network asking for space to air our hard-hitting new anti-bullying TV spot, “Silent Scream”, during the show’s 7 June premiere. White’s feud with PETA dates back to 2006, when he was quoted … Read more.
In very welcome news, the UK’s Food Standards Agency announced last week that it has completely replaced the painful and often fatal test on mice that used to be conducted to identify poisonous contaminants in shellfish. After consistent pressure from PETA and PETA US on both UK and EU authorities, the European Union introduced a law in 2010 that would phase out the test by 2015: we’re delighted that the UK has beaten the deadline by years. (You can learn more about the test and its replacement here – although I warn … Read more.
A new three-part TV programme described by Channel 4′s Sara Ramsden as “everything you ever wanted to know about foxes but were afraid to ask” begins Monday, 30 April 2012. But before you watch Foxes Live: Wild in the City, check out these 10 interesting facts (complete with cute photos) about foxes, wonderful creatures who deserve more respect:
- Foxes are members of the dog family. A female fox is called a “vixen”, a male fox is called a “dog fox” or a “tod” and baby foxes are called “pups”, “kits” or
In Owain Yeoman’s opinion, it doesn’t take a mentalist to see that factory farming is a recipe for disaster. That’s why the Welsh-born star of the hit American television programme The Mentalist has just fired off a letter to Powys County Council urging councilmembers not to allow a new industrial-size dairy – a factory farm where 1,000 cows would be artificially impregnated, drugged and used as milk machines – to be built at Leighton near Welshpool. In the letter, Yeoman explains that densely crowded, unsanitary factory farms are breeding … Read more.
Most cats may prefer spending the holidays scaling the Christmas tree and playing with the box rather than the present, but not these kitties! They are helping PETA wish you a meowy Catmas and a hoppy New Year!
If, like us, you love The Twilight Saga, you’re already all geared up for the latest serving of vampire mania, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, due to hit cinema screens this weekend.
Despite their characters’ dead hearts, many of the smouldering Twilight stars have a warm heart for animals. The newest member to appear in a PETA ad is hunky werewolf Booboo Stewart (aka “Seth Clearwater“).
Stewart wants you to know that buying an animal from a breeder or pet shop means killing the chances of animals … Read more.
Wouldn’t be caught dead in anything but the year’s hottest costume? Want to save animals? Well, you’re in luck because you can do both!
Take any costume idea (from a priest to a punk rocker) and then zombify it with a little make-up and some fake blood. Grey skin, dark eyes, a bloody lip and tattered threads are all you need to rock this look. Then print out the sign below and let everyone know that flesh is for zombies! That’s right – flesh is flesh, whether it came from a human … Read more.