PETA Asia’s groundbreaking investigation into the Chinese dog-leather industry created a tidal wave of outrage earlier this year.
Now Hollywood superstar Joaquin Phoenix is using his voice to let more people know that dogs are bludgeoned and killed so their skins can be turned into leather items to be sold around the world.
Watch Joaquin’s eye-opening video:
The Oscar-nominated star of Gladiator, Walk the Line, Inherent Vice and many other acclaimed movies is a long-time vegan who is known for speaking out for animals, whether it’s for the billions of fish who … Read more.
Siddy Bennett, lead singer of the up-and-coming indie-folk band Wildflowers, recently popped in for a chat with PETA about all things vegan.
The Londoner and long-time vegetarian made the decision to ditch eggs and dairy products and go vegan a little more than a year ago, when her band was just getting started and she moved back in with her vegan mum, who refused to allow animal products in her home. This situation really got Siddy to think about how cows used by the dairy industry and hens used for … Read more.
Cute alert! Spanish model Elen Rivas and her adorable daughters, Luna Coco and Isla, explain why they love being vegetarian:
Elen, who’s starred in several striking PETA ads and spoken out against bullfighting in her native Spain, also helps animals every day by raising her family on a meat-free diet. It’s a sign that she’s a great mum, as she is teaching her daughters empathy and compassion while reducing their risk of developing child health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
Most kids love animals and are often dismayed when they find … Read more.
Paul McCartney’s words “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian” and his powerful PETA video, “Glass Walls”, with its shocking behind-the-scenes video footage of abattoirs and factory farms, have inspired countless people to stop eating animals.
Dutch, French, German and Spanish versions of the video already exist – and now “Glass Walls” makes its debut in Italian to help even more people learn about what really goes on in the industries that raise and kill animals for food. Red Canzian, a popular Italian singer and … Read more.
Simon Cowell’s known for being a harsh judge on TV shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. But beneath his tough exterior lies a real softie – the entertainment guru has joined PETA to speak out for animals on a number of occasions. In this straight-talking ad, he has some advice that’s impossible to argue with: never, ever leave a dog inside a hot car.
Each year, thousands of dogs die of heatstroke inside parked cars. Their guardians may not realise that even just a few minutes of being … Read more.
Thanks to host Marco Pierre White, there will be plenty of screaming on Channel 5’s soon-to-debut Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars. But for every meal prepared on the show, there will be countless screams that go unheard – those of the fish whose bodies are cut up, cooked and plated. That’s why PETA has sent a letter to the network asking for space to air our hard-hitting new anti-bullying TV spot, “Silent Scream”, during the show’s 7 June premiere. White’s feud with PETA dates back to 2006, when he was quoted … Read more.
Most cats may prefer spending the holidays scaling the Christmas tree and playing with the box rather than the present, but not these kitties! They are helping PETA wish you a meowy Catmas and a hoppy New Year!
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This Saturday is International Animal Rights Day, and we’re celebrating by giving away a copy of The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights, a page-turner that’s jam-packed with ways that anyone, anywhere can make a huge difference for animals.
Thanks for your interest, but this competition has now closed, check back regularly for more.… Read more.
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One of the many parts of my job is that I get to see new PETA videos before they are released. Given the very nature of PETA’s work, this often means that I see disturbing and harrowing footage of cruelty to animals. Of course, PETA doesn’t just release racy videos or celebrity testimonials. Most of the videos you can watch on our site focus on investigations and shocking cruelty filmed by PETA affiliates.
So when I received the following video, pressed play and heard the cheerful music … Read more.
Within just 24 hours of its release, Kate Winslet’s foie gras narration for PETA had been viewed by more than 230,000 people. This astonishing fact is a perfect example of why we here at PETA so greatly value the support of the wonderful celebrities who back our campaigns on behalf of animals.
The footage that you see in Kate’s narration is not something that anyone would actually want to watch – it is extremely distressing. Foie gras is French for “fatty liver”, and the narration shows ducks who are forced … Read more.