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  • 19
  • Jun

‘Spare the Bears’ Event – July 14 – London

Bears are still being cruelly killed for The Queen’s Guards’ caps, and we desperately need your help in stopping this. We have an eye-catching, fun way for you to show your support for PETA’s campaign to save them!

On 14 July, we will be holding a 5k walk through some of central London’s most famous locations, and we need YOU and your teddy bear to join us. PETA aims to get as many people as possible to march through the streets of London for PETA’s “Spare the Bears” event. The dress code … Read more.


  • 28
  • Apr

PETA Adopts a Bear as a Wedding Gift for the Royal Couple

PETA has sent Prince William and Kate Middleton a unique gift that we hope will give the Royal couple paws for thought: the adoption of an adult black bear named Mama Bear from Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ontario, Canada, on the couple’s behalf.

In Canada, mother bears are routinely killed so that their skins can be fashioned into the ceremonial caps worn by The Queen’s Guards. Hunters often destroy entire families, as orphaned cubs, unable to fend for themselves, typically fall victim to predation or starve to death. Many bears who … Read more.


  • 28
  • Jul

It’s Time for the MoD to Embrace Faux Fur

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently released a statement claiming that for the past several years, the skins used to make The Queen’s Guards’ distinctive bearskin caps now come from brown bears, not black ones. Sometime during the course of PETA’s campaign, they say, a switch was made.

One might well ask, “So what?” It is unlikely that bears care what colour they are when they are being shot for their hides, and it makes no difference to PETA if the MoD are using the skins from black, brown or, for … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jun

A Thousand Balloons for Bears

When my alarm clock went off at 5:30 last Saturday morning, I woke up smiling – not because waking up before the birds makes me happy but because I was heading out to Trooping the Colour (The Queen’s official birthday celebration) armed with 1,000 bear balloons and a whole lot of helium.

Allow me to elaborate. Trooping the Colour is an impressive display of pageantry in which more than 1,400 officers and men on parade march to the beat of 400 musicians, all in honour of the Sovereign’s birthday. This is an … Read more.