They’re two of the most accomplished stars in their respective fields, and now BAFTA Award winner Thandie Newton and former World Heavyweight Champion David Haye have another accolade to their names: They’re PETA UK’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities of 2014!
David gave up eating animal products at the beginning of this year and was immediately open about his reasons for doing so. “I watched a TV documentary about how animals are farmed, killed and prepared for us to eat”, he explained. “I saw all those cows and pigs and realised … Read more.
Scotland is considering introducing a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. In April, we asked thousands of our supporters to respond to a government consultation about the ban, and now Ross McCall is adding his voice to the call.
The Scottish-born Hollywood actor, who starred in Band of Brothers, wrote in last week’s Herald, calling on Holyrood to ban wild animals in circuses permanently. An abbreviated version of his article is below.
No doubt about it, we Scots have a lot to be proud of and if
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More than 10 years ago, Sophie Ellis-Bextor took a stand against fur and posed in an eye-catching PETA ad that made headlines. Her message is as important today as it was back then.
We’re reviving the ad, shot by Mary McCartney, in time for the autumn fashion season, and we’re hoping that shoppers will turn their backs on the cruel industry after seeing “the rest” of a fur coat.
And most will. According to a poll, 95 per cent of the British public would never wear real fur. That’s because … Read more.
Music legend and long-time animal advocate Paul McCartney is urging fans to make Good Friday a good day for animals, too, by “trying vegetarian”.
Many Christians traditionally replace meat from land animals with fish on Good Friday, but whether two-legged, four-legged or finned, all animals raised and killed for food suffer in just the same way.
Paul, who was raised a Catholic, says, “Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ And … Read more.
Animals have many friends among the beautiful people who work in Bollywood, the world’s largest filmmaking industry. The following are some of the biggest names who have teamed up either with us or with PETA India in their behalf, from rising starlets to some of Indian cinema’s most iconic figures:
1. Amy Jackson
The Liverpool-born Yevadu star poses with her adorable rescued cat Alfie to raise awareness of animal homelessness.
2. Imran Khan
In addition to starring in a touching video with his dog, Tony, the heartthrob was also given an … Read more.
Mahiki – the exclusive Mayfair nightclub beloved by celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Prince Harry – has just announced that it’s banning real fur for good.
Meg Mathews, who will be on the door at Mahiki celebrating the first fur-free night tomorrow, says it perfectly: “I don’t care who you are – if you’re wearing fur, you’re heartless, and you’re not coming in.”
Here’s the statement from Michael Evans, Mahiki’s creative director:
I’ve known and loved Meg for a long time, so when she told me about the cruelty that wearing
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Mayim Bialik, the Emmy-nominated actor best known for her role as Amy on The Big Bang Theory, is a woman of many talents. In addition to earning a PhD in neuroscience and being a mother of two, Mayim is a vegan chef with a new cookbook out. Mayim’s Vegan Table is packed full of healthy, plant-based recipes to feed your family!
Mayim kindly shared with us her recipe for Winter Vegetable Risotto, a sophisticated dish that uses almond milk and tahini to create a creamy consistency and mouth-watering taste. Feel … Read more.
We’re just days into the new year, and we can tell already that it’s going to be an exciting one both for animals and the people who care about them! The trend towards vegan diets has been on the rise for years, but it looks like we could be at a real turning point for compassionate eating, with a sea of change in people’s attitudes towards their food and where it comes from as well as increasing awareness of how eating meat damages both the environment and our health.
Here at PETA, … Read more.
23-year-old Jonas Von Essen from Sweden has become the World Memory Champion, scoring the highest number of points ever recorded, with feats such as memorising an entire pack of cards in less than a minute and recalling thousands of digits. He also remembers animals every time he eats – yep, Jonas is a vegan – proving that a plant-based diet isn’t just the most compassionate choice. It’s also the smartest!
Jonas answered the following questions about his compassionate plant-based diet:
Why did you decide to go vegan?
Simply because I … Read more.