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  • 06
  • Nov

Would You Barbecue Someone You Knew?

Ingrid E Newkirk put herself in the place of animals who are killed for meat today – literally. During her visit to Mumbai, the PETA founder lay atop a charcoal grill to remind the world that all animals are made of flesh, bone and blood, just as humans are.

Ingrid Newkirk stars as a piece of grilled meat

Eating meat entails consuming the corpse of an animal who was once an individual with feelings and a member of a family. All animals raised for food have distinct personalities: chickens pass on culture to their chicks and have complex social hierarchies; cows … 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

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  • 05
  • Nov

Large-Scale Cruelty Given the Go-Ahead in Powys

We have some sad news to report: plans to build a massive dairy farm in Wales that would inflict misery on 1,000 cows at a time have just been approved by a government minister.

Say no to massive super-dairy in WalesBack in 2010, farmer Fraser Jones submitted an application to dramatically expand his dairy farm in the village of Welshpool, Powys. The application was vehemently opposed by local residents, groups such as the National Trust for Wales and thousands of PETA supporters, including actor Owain Yeoman. It was rejected by Powys County Council, and after … 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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  • 01
  • Nov

11 Ways to Celebrate World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day, everyone! This year, hundreds of people curious about a more compassionate diet have signed our World Vegan Month Pledge and are about to embark on their first 30 days of plant-based eating. It’s an exciting moment because with every single meat-free meal – every single mouthful, even – they’ll be helping animals.

It’s not too late to join them – take the pledge here. Then, whether you’re a veteran vegan or an eager newbie, check out some ways to celebrate today:

  1. Join the World Vegan Month event
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  • 24
  • Oct

The Great Vegan Bake-Off – The Finalists

Mmmmmmmm – cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and pies that look so good you can almost smell them through the computer screen!

These are the finalists of the Great Vegan Bake-Off, our virtual baking competition, and we can’t decide which one looks the best. Take a look at these delicious treats, and leave a comment below letting us know which one you think looks and sounds the tastiest.

Thank you to everyone who voted! The voting has now closed but we’ll be announcing the winner and publishing their recipe on 6 November.Read more.


  • 21
  • Oct

Relate to Who’s on Your Plate

Did your food once have a face?

That’s the question we’re encouraging people to ask themselves this week with a series of thought-provoking demonstrations across the UK ahead of World Vegan Month, which starts in November.

Birmingham

On Monday, compassionate student Shayna – who was a finalist in this year’s Sexiest Vegan Competition – kicked off the week by posing almost naked on a giant plate to help passers-by feel empathy for the animals who are killed by the meat industry.

PETA Demo in Birmingham.

Manchester

Lovely Loretta put her principles into practice on Read more.


  • 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.