They may be covered with scales and breathe in water rather than air, but if you look below the surface, you’ll understand that fish are far more similar to us than you might have realised.
We’ve long known that fish are sensitive and feel pain. Now some fascinating new research has uncovered more details about their sophisticated intelligence and social lives. The following are some of the findings from a new study carried out by biologist Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney:
- Fish can multitask. Like humans, they are
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At 72 years old and still a living legend, music icon, vegetarian and PETA supporter Paul McCartney is celebrating his birthday today. To mark the occasion and to thank Paul for being such a good friend to animals, “look-alikes” wearing masks gathered outside Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club (where The Beatles played their first gig) to hand out veggie sausages and copies of Paul’s hard-hitting PETA video “Glass Walls”.
As a vegetarian, Paul puts the famed 1960s principles of peace and love into practice every time he eats, saving animals from immense suffering … Read more.
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.”
– Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney’s famous words ring true for anyone who’s glimpsed the terrible things that happen to animals in abattoirs. But in the UK, far from having “glass walls”, most abattoirs are not even properly monitored, allowing shocking abuse to happen behind closed doors.
Animal Aid investigated nine randomly chosen UK abattoirs and found breaches of welfare laws in eight of them. Animals were kicked, slapped, stamped on, beaten, punched, burned with cigarettes and picked up by their fleece and ears … Read more.
To mark the clash of the nations in this year’s World Cup football championship in Brazil, we threw an international vegan feast, celebrating the best in plant-based cuisine from the competing countries.
So whoever you’re rooting for in this year’s World Cup, why not munch along to the matches as they happen with these delicious “veganised” national dishes!
Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew) and Brown Rice
Croatia: Vegan Makovnjaca (Poppy-Seed Strudel)
Spicy Vegan Chilli
Cameroon: Banana and Pineapple Salad
Vegetable Paella With Mock Duck
Netherlands: Summer Hutspot… Read more.
The vegan revolution is spreading far and wide – including in the world of sports, where athletes ranging from boxer David Haye to ultra-marathon runner Rich Roll have been getting on board.
Ahead of the World Cup, we caught up with someone who paved the way for the latest wave of vegan stars – Neil Robinson, a former Everton player who was the world’s first-ever professional vegan footballer. Neil gave up eating animal products in 1980, at the height of his athletic career, and has been so impressed by the benefits … Read more.
We recently asked our supporters to join us in opposing plans to build an intensive broiler chicken production facility in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire.
We were overwhelmed by the response.
More than 26,000 people signed our letter to the Wychavon District Council urging planning officers to reject the proposal, which would condemn up to 160,000 chickens at a time to a life of unabated misery. On broiler farms – where chickens are raised for meat – birds are crammed into dark filthy sheds. They usually have the ends of their sensitive beaks cut … Read more.
Going vegan has given footballer Dean Howell a phenomenal body and the stamina that he needs as a professional athlete. With his new ad for PETA, shot by celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton, Dean is encouraging other professional athletes and anyone else who wants to get fit and save animals to try vegan.
“After adopting a vegetarian diet at the age of 20 and then a vegan diet at 24, I maintained the same weight but slimmed down and saw my stamina go through the roof”, he told the Burton Mail.… Read more.
To mark National Vegetarian Week, model Elen Rivas stars in a sexy ad campaign for PETA that showcases the benefits of a meat-free diet.
The ad, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Pal Hansen, points out the health perks of giving up eating animals. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans are, on average, slimmer than meat-eaters and have lower rates of heart disease and cancer.
Barcelona-born Elen has many reasons for going vegetarian. As she says, “Going vegetarian was one of the best decisions my girls and I have made. It’s … Read more.
“Meat Is Still Murder” – that’s the message that we’ve quite literally taken to the streets of Manchester, with 20 stencils throughout the city to celebrate the 55th birthday of compassionate legend Morrissey!
The innovative street art is an example of “clean advertising”, using stencils to wash the pavement and leave a message behind.
Thirty years since The Smiths first proclaimed that “meat is murder”, the eye-catching campaign in Morrissey’s hometown – which also coincides with National V
egetarian Week – reminds people that millions of animals a day are still … Read more.
We love recipes for dishes that are ready in minutes, taste delicious, pack a hearty health punch and – of course – contain no animal-derived products whatsoever. So we were delighted when we came across this vibrant green soup recipe from lovely vegan food blogger Maria over at My Fridgie. Enjoy!
Spicy Pea and Spinach Soup
700 g cooked peas
1 tsp sugar
1/2–1 tsp harissa paste
250 g fresh baby spinach
1 handful parsley
700 ml vegetable stock
2 Tbsp vegan margarine
2 cm chopped fresh ginger
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