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  • 17
  • Feb

Alexey Voyevoda: Russia’s Vegan Olympian

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 - Vegan Athletes

Russian athlete Alexey Voyevoda can boast that he’s a champion on three fronts. As a professional arm wrestler, he’s taken gold at the World Championships, and he’s an Olympic bobsledding medallist who has just won gold for Russia at the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In addition, as a vegan, he’s a champion for animals!

We caught up with him ahead of his performance and asked him a few questions.

When and why did you decide to go vegan?

Three and a half years ago. At first, I approached it from a … Read more.


  • 04
  • Feb

11 of the Best Vegan Chocolate Fixes (and Where to Buy Them)

If you love chocolate and also love animals – don’t worry. There’s absolutely no need to choose between your compassion and your cravings! Delicious, affordable vegan chocolate is easy to come by – and we’ve done the hard work – cough – of reviewing and tasting some of the best options around, so you don’t have to.

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The following are some of our top picks:

 - Organic Cocoa Powder (Green & Black’s)

Mix with warm soya or almond milk for an intense hot chocolate. Top with vegan whipped cream and vegan marshmallows … Read more.


  • 03
  • Feb

Vegan Underground – Giant Animals Take Over the Tube!

London commuters are being given some food for thought, courtesy of a ridiculously cute PETA ad appearing in 25 different underground stations!

You Can Live Without Those Ribs - I Can't! Try Vegan

To mark the launch of the first in a series of new pro-vegan ads to be rolled out across the London underground network – a dozen giant “farm animals” descended on King’s Cross station this morning, with the message “Love me, don’t eat me!”

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The ad campaign aims to challenge people to think critically about their meat consumption from the perspective of the animals who are killed for food and … Read more.


  • 20
  • Jan

A Flying Visit to Cheer Up Britain’s Unhappiest Town

The scene: a typically grey day in mid-January, in what a government survey named the “Unhappiest Town” in the UK. Things were looking gloomy in Blackpool – that is, until two smiley vegans appeared to encourage locals to brighten up.

Jump for Joy: Go Vegan

PETA volunteers Scarlett and Rebecca, dressed as lovely “Lettuce Ladies”, braved the winter chill in order to get their positive message across.PETA Blue Monday Demo Blackpool

Today is “Blue Monday” – which, depending on whom you ask, is either the most depressing day of the year or just a made-up date on the calendar. One thing … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jan

Recipe: Perfect Vegan Guacamole

Because more and more people are embarking on a compassionate diet free from animal products, we’ll be bringing you weekly inspiration for quick, easy and delicious vegan food ideas.

This week, we’re sharing a recipe for healthy guacamole, a dip that’s ready in minutes and has fresh summer flavours that will give you a boost even in the dead of winter!

Avocados are a great and nutritious addition to a vegan diet. They’re packed with potassium, protein, fibre and vitamin K, and they also contain monounsaturated fat, which is thought to … Read more.


  • 10
  • Jan

5 of the Best Vegan-Friendly Cultural Venues

Following our rundown of the best vegan-friendly cinemas in the country, we’ve moved on to arts venues that serve up a varied programme of theatre, music and dance, alongside a tasty selection of plant-based cuisine. After scouring the country for the very best places to combine high-brow pursuits with tasty vegan eats, here are our top five picks (in no particular order).

We’ve even given each of these venues an award in order to thank them for helping patrons choose meals that are as delicious as they are good for our … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jan

2014: The Year of the Vegan?

Delicious Vegan Mexican FoodWe’re just days into the new year, and we can tell already that it’s going to be an exciting one both for animals and the people who care about them! The trend towards vegan diets has been on the rise for years, but it looks like we could be at a real turning point for compassionate eating, with a sea of change in people’s attitudes towards their food and where it comes from as well as increasing awareness of how eating meat damages both the environment and our health.

Here at PETA, … Read more.


  • 03
  • Jan

9 Vegan Foods That You Already Have in Your Kitchen

Going vegan is a great chance to become more creative in your cooking – as evidenced by all the mouth-watering entries to the Great Vegan Bake-Off, for example. But if you’re just starting out with a plant-based diet, it might come as a relief to realise that you’ve probably been eating vegan food all your life without even realising it!

The following are just a few much-loved staples that happily contain no animal products:

1. Beans on toast:

A meal that’s ready in minutes, contains not an ounce of cruelty and … Read more.


  • 31
  • Dec

5 Reasons Why Going Vegan Needs to Be Your New Year’s Resolution

1. These cuties. Animals are beautiful, interesting, intelligent, sensitive and unique. They’re not dinner.

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2. fitter, healthier you. Weight loss – tick. Lower risk of developing heart disease – tick. Clearer skin – tick. Increased sense of well-being and total absence of guilt about what you’re eating – tick!

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3. Deliciousness. Vegan food is tasty food. Don’t believe us? Sample a few of these stunning recipes.

Vegan Doughnuts

4. The planet. Stopping climate change is a pretty major priority for the human race right now – and the UN says Read more.


  • 30
  • Dec

John Bishop and Lily Cole Crowned as the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarians!

John Bishop PETA UK’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2013Lilly Cole PETA UK’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindness is one of the sexiest traits that you can have – so as you’d expect, when deciding who to award the title of the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities, we were spoilt for choice, especially since a plant-based diet is known to keep you fit and looking great! But after much deliberation, 2013′s beautiful winners are comedian John Bishop and top model Lily Cole.

Bishop, who starred in one of PETA’s most popular pro-vegetarian campaigns, “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”, has … Read more.