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  • 19
  • Sep

How Vegans Do National Cupcake Week

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.


  • 05
  • Sep

Band Spotlight: Argonaut

Already causing a stir around the UK and Europe, London-based musicians Argonaut clearly know how to rock it. The female-fronted grunge-pop band is about to release their self-titled album and still made time to chat with us about something very important – animal rights! Check out our interview with leading lady Lorna Lyons and then check out their sweet vocals and edgy riffs:

 

1. What was your first introduction to animal rights?

Becoming a vegetarian and loving The Smiths. The aftermath of the Lynx “It takes up to 40 dumb … Read more.


  • 04
  • Sep

‘Animal Times’ – Free copies to share.


The latest issue of PETA’s Animal Times magazine is hot off the press, and we’re offering you free copies to share with friends, neighbours, colleagues or even total strangers.

Animal Times is packed with vegan recipes, animal rights stories, and PETA campaign updates. Read it yourself and then pass it along, or order multiple copies to hand out.

Leaving a copy in common places is a great way to spread the message of animal rights. Leave it in the waiting room at your doctor’s office. Stick it in a seat pocket on … Read more.


  • 02
  • Aug

Join the PETA Pack and Run a Race for Animals!

What has 2,000 legs, 1,000 hearts, and infinite passion? The PETA Pack team! Every year, PETA US calls on animal advocates all around the world to join together and team-train to run a race and raise money for animals.

By joining the PETA Pack team, not only will you get three months of virtual coaching, you’ll also get a stellar PETA Pack T-shirt to wear on race day, a custom personal fundraising page, motivation to get in the best shape of your life, opportunities to win fun prizes and awards, and the … Read more.


  • 01
  • Aug

VICTORY: Air China Will Stop Shipping Monkeys to Laboratories

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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.


  • 26
  • Jul

Paul McCartney interrupts Olympics rehearsal to plead for Sunder

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.


  • 20
  • Jul

PETA’s Vegetarian Poster Boy to Carry Olympic Torch

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.


  • 14
  • Jul

Hundreds March Through London With Plea To ‘Spare The Bears’

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.


  • 11
  • Jul

1,000 More Animals Per Week Used in UK Labs

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.


  • 05
  • Jul

PETA Protesters Lie Naked in Pamplona to Protest Bullfights

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.