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  • 19
  • Dec

21 Ways to Veganise Your Christmas Dinner

Millions of people in the UK this year – including Paul McCartney, Leona Lewis and many others – will be tucking into a delicious cruelty-free Christmas dinner, one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcass of an animal.

Here are some of our favourite vegan recipe ideas for enjoying a festive feast with all the trimmings – one that’s bound to impress your family and friends and make it a merry Christmas for animals, too. Whether you celebrate a traditional Christmas or not, you should be able to find plenty of … Read more.


  • 16
  • Dec

11 Vegan Christmas Treats You Can Buy on the High Street

Sweet tooth? Never fear! This Christmas season, vegans can overindulge to their heart’s content, thanks to the wide variety of cruelty-free mince pies, puddings, chocolates and other delights available in supermarkets and high-street stores all over the UK! The following are some of our top picks.

Mince Pies

  • Caffè Nero Luxury Mince Pies: Good news for the festive season – you can now walk into a coffee shop and grab a tasty mince pie to go with your soy latte, thanks to Caffè Nero’s animal-friendly offering this year.
  • Lidl Mince PiesLidl Snowy Lodge
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  • 29
  • Nov

Cruelty-Free Christmas Shopping Guide

Cruelty-free Christmas giftsIt’s that time of year again: cheesy songs, Christmas lights, tinsel, mince pies and shops crowded with busy shoppers buying presents for their loved ones. Today is actually Black Friday, officially the busiest shopping day of the year (closely followed by Cyber Monday three days later), and to mark the occasion, we’re sharing our tips for cruelty-free gifts that will delight your family and friends and don’t come with a hidden price tag for animals.

Here are some tips to ensure that your purchases are full of real Christmas cheer for humans … Read more.


  • 27
  • Nov

The Ashes Menu: Vegan Diet a Winning Formula for Athletes

From in the ring and on the track, vegan athletes are proving that people don’t need dairy products and meat to compete. Meat-free athletes include mixed martial arts fighters Jake Shields and Mac Danzig and ultra-endurance racers Rich Roll and Brendan Brazier, amongst many others. And it seems vegan diets are even spreading to cricket pitches.

Peter Siddle, the Australian bowler, has recently ditched meat from his diet: “I did a lot of research, read up on a lot of other athletes and people around the world who live like that, … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

The Great Vegan Bake-Off Winners!

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Sixteen entries made it as finalists in the Great Vegan Bake-Off, PETA UK’s online vegan baking competition. The competition was tough, with cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies, pies and all sorts of other delights in the mix. But only one recipe could rise to the top.

The votes are in. And the winner is …

Hannah Banana’s Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie! Perfect for those of you missing your Snickers fix, Hannah’s cake includes a fudgy chocolate ganache, a peanut butter mousse and a crunchy biscuit base.

Hannah Banana's Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Slice

Coming in a … Read more.


  • 04
  • Nov

Vegan Treats for Bonfire Night

Bonfire night vegan foodBonfire Night is a great time to share some warming food with friends, but be sure to avoid that haunting feeling that someone else had to die in order to produce it by keeping it cruelty-free.

Also, Guy Fawkes Night fireworks can be frightening to dogs, cats and other animals, as they have no way of understanding that the explosions are for entertainment, not signs of danger. Once your furry friends are safe, here are some ideas for simple and seasonal vegan treats:

  • Always a classic, corn on the cob, prepared
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  • 15
  • Oct

Celebrate a Vegan Eid

Whether you’re Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, agnostic or atheist, a vegan diet is an infallible way to get healthy, reduce your carbon footprint and demonstrate compassion for animals. As Anila Muhammad, who is a practicing Muslim and a vegan, explained in a Huffington Post article, “For me a plant-based diet was one way I could bridge the spiritual mandate to protect animals and the environment”.

So, to mark the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, in which food traditionally plays a major role, we thought we’d share a few ideas for festive … Read more.


  • 09
  • Oct

8 Must-Try Vegan Sandwich Ideas

Making the perfect sandwich is an art form. The concept may be simple – take two slices of bread and insert your (animal-free) filling of choice – but the creative possibilities are endless!

Sampling some of the brand-new range of Violife vegan cheese from Veganic got the PETA office thinking about our favourite cruelty-free sandwiches. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Kirsty’s Classic “Cheese” Sandwich: There’s nothing fancy about this sandwich, but oh my, it is tasty. Recreate it yourself with thick-cut seeded bread, smothered with basil and cashew pesto, then
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  • 09
  • Oct

Enter the Great Vegan Bake-Off

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There are so many delicious vegan baked goods, such as doughnuts and apple strudel, on supermarket shelves, but sometimes homemade treats really take the cake.

So we’re launching a search for the most mouth-watering vegan baked goods in Britain and Ireland! Preheat your oven and start planning your pies, cakes, scones, biscuits or whatever else you bake best. If you are new to vegan baking, don’t worry – check out PETA US’ database of delicious recipes to inspire you.

Entering is easy – just bake something that looks delicious and is … Read more.


  • 27
  • Sep

Hail the Kale! More Vegan Grub on the High Street

Good news for sandwich fans! PETA UK Vegan Food Award winner and national fast-food chain Pret A Manger has added even more vegan goodies to its offerings!

A new Super Greens sandwich, featuring kale, spinach and avocado, joins its Naked Avocado Bloomer as a vegan option on its sandwich shelf.

Vegan Option At Pret A Manager

It’s also added more varieties of vegan soup: the beetroot and horseradish soup, South Indian tomato and spice soup, smoky root vegetable and bean soup and butternut squash and sage soup are all delicious and free of animal products.

Pret has also … Read more.