Following vigorous campaigning by PETA and its affiliates, Air China has confirmed that it’s joining nearly every other airline worldwide by refusing to transport primates to laboratories.
This victory is due to the thousands of concerned people around the world who contacted Air China through PETA affiliate action alerts, generating tens of thousands of e-mails to Air China’s offices around the world.
Non-human primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia to the EU and US to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. … Read more.
After hearing about the plight of a young elephant who has been beaten and is kept in chains, music and vegetarian legend Sir Paul McCartney broke from rehearsals for his performance at the London Olympics to send an urgent letter to Indian Forest Minister. He called on the minister to use his power immediately to rescue the little elephant, named Sunder.
“I have seen photographs of young Sunder, the elephant kept alone in a shed at Jyotiba Temple and put in chains with spikes”, wrote McCartney. “Years of his life have been … Read more.
You won’t find too many vegetarian seniors whiling away the time in a rocking chair. Fitness experts, nutritionists and physicians around the world have concluded that a low-protein vegetarian diet may be the key to a long, healthy life – just look at Fauja Singh! “The Turbaned Tornado” – the oldest marathon runner in the world – ran the London Marathon three weeks after his 101st birthday. How did he do it? Simple: by walking or jogging every day and by sticking to a vegetarian diet.
Plant-based foods are cholesterol-free … Read more.
Wearing bear masks, dressed in black and holding signs that read, “MoD: Go Fur-Free”, hundreds of compassionate members of the public marched through central London to urge the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to replace The Queen’s Guards’ bearskin caps with cruelty-free faux fur. The route began at Westminster Bridge and finished at Marble Arch, for a grand total of 5 kilometres, taking participants past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Beloved twitcher Bill Oddie and actor Peter Egan kicked off proceedings and took the lead … Read more.
Yesterday saw the publication of the government’s annual statistics on the use of animals in scientific procedures. The figures published cover 2011 and show a 3 per cent rise over the previous year and a staggering 40 per cent rise since 2000. In the 2010 coalition agreement, the government claimed it would “work to reduce” numbers of animals used in research, and this looks like another broken promise. In total, 68,000 more animals suffered this year than last – that’s more than 1,000 animals every week – yet the Home Office still … Read more.
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.
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.