Today is “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. But don’t despair: if the bad weather and post-Christmas gloom have got you down, there’s an easy way to cheer yourself up – go vegan!
A study published in Nutrition Journal reveals that vegans score significantly better on mood scales and have lower instances of depression, anxiety and other negative moods than their meat-eating counterparts do. They may also be more optimistic about the future, according to researchers at Harvard.
Why? The researchers suggest that it’s because getting omega … Read more.
Companies that test their products on animals needn’t bother trying to ship them to Israel, because, starting New Year’s Day, the country banned the import, sale and marketing of animal-tested cosmetics, toiletries and household cleaners. Previously, in 2007, the Israeli government had banned using animals to test personal-care and household products within the country. But with the new law, which was passed in 2010 and came into effect on 1 January 2013, lawmakers have one-upped themselves, blocking products that have been tested on animals in other countries from even crossing Israel’s border.… Read more.
Christmas has come early for ducks and geese, with the news that the House of Lords' restaurants will go foie gras–free in 2013!
PETA's appeal to rid the restaurants of this "torture in a tin" was backed by compassionate Peers, following a recent outcry over reports that the Barry Room restaurant was serving the cruelly produced foodstuff, made by force-feeding birds until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size.
In the appeal to the House of Lords Head of Catering and Retail, PETA pointed out that it is … Read more.
It’s another win for animals as Compass Group UK & Ireland finds its moral compass and pulls ‘torture in a tin’ from menus!
The company has confirmed that it has removed foie gras from all menus. A big move, considering that Compass Group has extensive catering contracts that span top hotels, government departments and premier British sporting events – including the acclaimed Sofitel T5 at London Heathrow, the Ministry of Defence and Chelsea Football Club.
The compassionate move follows talks with PETA UK and an online campaign in which our awesome supporters … Read more.
Following vigorous campaigning by PETA and its affiliates, Air China has confirmed that it’s joining nearly every other airline worldwide by refusing to transport primates to laboratories.
This victory is due to the thousands of concerned people around the world who contacted Air China through PETA affiliate action alerts, generating tens of thousands of e-mails to Air China’s offices around the world.
Non-human primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia to the EU and US to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. … Read more.
After eight months of international campaigns by PETA and our affiliates, UNIQLO – part of Fast Retailing, the fifth-largest retailer in the world – has agreed to phase out the use of wool from sheep who have been mulesed.
Mulesing is a barbaric practice that involves cutting large chunks of skin and flesh from the rear ends of merino sheep, often without any pain relief. Mainly practiced in Australia, mulesing is a crude attempt to prevent flystrike, which can be controlled by using humane options.
UNIQLO now joins other top international retailers, such as … Read more.
We’ve just received some great news from clothing chain M&Co! After being contacted by PETA and one of our brilliant supporters regarding a coat with real fur trim, the store immediately took action. Not only did M&Co move swiftly to remove the coat, they also cut all ties with fashion label Cutie, which was selling the coat as a concessionary item in their stores, saying they “no longer have confidence in Cutie’s quality control procedures.” We applaud M&Co for staking such a swift and compassionate stance on the sale of fur.… Read more.
Exciting news! Two more air carriers, TAM and Hainan Airlines, have announced that they will no longer transport primates for use in cruel laboratory experiments! PETA and other animal protection organisations put the pressure on the airlines after it was revealed that they were recently handling shipments of monkeys to laboratories in North America.
Now we’re that much closer to stopping the transport of primates for use in experiments once and for all – but we’re not there yet.
How You Can Help Keep Animals out … Read more.
It’s always fantastic to be involved in an intense campaign that achieves quick results for animals. Two weeks ago, we stopped an Air France shipment of monkeys destined for an animal laboratory, and the week before, we persuaded the government to refuse permission for a new beagle-breeding farm.
However, we also make slow and steady progress in areas that impact thousands and even millions of animals. For instance, we have just learned of a small but vital change that removes some of the bureaucratic obstacles preventing companies from bypassing animal … Read more.
Within a few hours of obtaining reports that Air France was planning to transport 60 live monkeys from Africa to a United States laboratory for use in animal experiments, PETA and several of our international affiliates quickly mobilised members and supporters to take action.
Within 24 hours, you and others like you managed to generate 68,000 e-mails, thousands of Facebook posts and tweets, and hundreds of calls. Thanks to your fast work and dedication, we are thrilled to confirm that Air France has cancelled plans to deliver … Read more.