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  • 22
  • Dec

Woohoo! Boohoo Bans Angora

stock xmas bunnyAnother victory for people power in the campaign against cruel angora!

In November 2013, PETA Asia’s investigation into Chinese angora farms shook the fashion world, and persuaded dozens of brands, including ASOS, Forever 21, H&M and many others, to banish it from their collections. But until now, online retailer Boohoo still had no permanent policy in place banning angora.

Luckily, more than ten thousand feisty PETA supporters sprang into action, and after receiving a deluge of messages by email, on Facebook, Twitter and on its website, asking it to do the … Read more.


  • 19
  • Dec

Saved! Happy Christmas for Two Turkeys After Tasteless Radio Poll

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Two turkeys’ fates hung in the balance this week, after a tacky and irresponsible publicity stunt by Oxford radio station JACK fm asked listeners to vote on whether to “keep it” or “cook it” in an online poll.

Threatening animals’ lives for the purpose of “entertainment” is unacceptable. Fortunately for these two birds – tastelessly named “Sage” and “Onion” – the poll was soon overwhelmed by thousands of people, including Brian May, who voted for a better outcome for the turkeys.

Today, we stepped in to help ensure that they will … Read more.


  • 11
  • Dec

European Ombudsman Ruling on PETA Complaint a Victory for Animals Used in EU Chemical Tests

Ratten 15 - ÄgT (3)Victory! In a landmark decision that could save millions of animals from suffering and death in laboratory experiments, the European Ombudsman has determined that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the agency responsible for overseeing the largest animal testing programme in the world, is not fully applying its authority to minimise animal experiments, as required by law.

In 2011, PETA learned that tens of thousands of animals were being poisoned and killed in avoidable tests, contrary to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), which states that … Read more.


  • 09
  • Dec

Institut Français Says ‘Joyeux Noël’ to Ducks and Geese

French cultural institution foie gras crueltyThis week, we received a very welcome e-mail from London’s Institut Français:

I hear your concern concerning the “force feeding” [of] birds. We want all our students to enjoy the Christmas Market the best possible way in a festive atmosphere[.] I hope you will be happy to hear we all have agreed to ask the stall to remove foie gras from the menu.

A student studying French at the cultural centre – who also happens to be a PETA campaigner – was dismayed when she found out that cruel foie gras … Read more.


  • 05
  • Dec

Victory: Lacoste Pulls Angora Stock

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French clothing retailer Lacoste is the latest company to confirm to PETA that it’s removing all angora wool products and has requested to be added to our list of retailers that do not sell angora.

“As part of its CSR policy, we can confirm that Lacoste has no plan to use angora fibers in its coming collections”, the company says in a statement.

This is great news for animals and compassionate shoppers. PETA Asia’s unprecedented investigation shows that rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer greatly during the cutting … Read more.


  • 05
  • Dec

This Is the Hundredth Spanish Town to Ban Bullfighting

Majorca bullfighting progressLast week, Sant Joan in Mallorca became the 16th town on the island to reject bullfighting – a sign of the growing Spanish resistance to this cruel and outdated pastime. The compassionate decision came after a campaign by local group Mallorca Sin Sangre.

While certain members of the political establishment in Spain still cling to the outmoded idea of killing animals for sport, grassroots resistance is turning whole swathes of the country into bullfighting-free zones. The region of Catalonia as well as towns such as Tossa de Mar, Vilamacolum and La … Read more.


  • 13
  • Nov

Success! US Military Takes a Huge Step Towards Ending Its War on Animals

In a groundbreaking victory more than three decades in the making, the US military has agreed to replace the use of animals in six different areas of medical training with modern human-patient simulators – an enlightened step forward that will save countless human and animal lives.

pig-military-training-exercise-pig-2These advanced simulators will better prepare medical personnel to treat injured soldiers and will save animals from being cut into and having hard plastic tubes repeatedly forced down their throats, among other invasive and often deadly procedures.

As reported in a Boston Globe cover story, … Read more.


  • 07
  • Nov

Somerset House Freezes Out Cruel Foie Gras

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhether you’re a fan of ice skating, fine art, open-air cinema or fashion, you’ll find them at Somerset House – which is why we were delighted to learn this week that the London cultural institution is also a foie gras–free zone!

“I can confirm that we do not allow foie gras to be supplied or served at Somerset House”, Director Jonathan Reekie wrote to PETA.

We were especially relieved by this news in light of Somerset House’s Christmas partnership with Fortnum & Mason, one of the few retailers that continue to sell … Read more.


  • 28
  • Oct

PHOTO: Bunny Thanks Monsoon for Ending Angora Sales!

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When we heard that yet ANOTHER major UK retailer – Monsoon Accessorize – has just ended the use of angora wool, we had to crack out the champagne!

In a statement on its website today, Monsoon confirmed that, after hearing from customers: 

“we have decided to end the use of angora in all future production of our clothing and accessories”.

This is the right decision for bunnies and for fashion – because, ever since PETA Asia’s deeply disturbing investigation into angora fur farms last year, it’s been clear that … Read more.


  • 16
  • Oct

Thank FCUK! French Connection Listens to YOU, Drops Angora

JUST IN: French Connection has announced that it is ending the use of angora in the production of its clothing and accessories with immediate effect. This is wonderful news for rabbits, and for everyone who believes in compassionate fashion!

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This victory comes after more than 100,000 compassionate people flooded the store with emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking it to stop supporting cruelty to rabbits, who often have the hair torn from their bodies as they scream in pain on Chinese angora farms.

“As a fashion brand we are responsive to our customers … Read more.