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  • 10
  • Jul

A PETA Present for the Royal Baby

Minolta DSCWhat do you get for the baby who’s bound to have everything? Well, there’s one thing that you can never have too much of – compassion – which is why we’ve just sent the soon-to-be newest member of Britain’s Royal family  a cosy faux-sheepskin blanket, which combines kindness towards animals with great snuggleability!

In our letter congratulating proud parents-to-be Prince William and Duchess Catherine, we explain that traditional wool and sheepskin are often the product of cruelty to animals and therefore hardly belong in a newborn’s cradle. Sheep can have their tails … Read more.


  • 09
  • Jul

Morrissey vs. Gordon Ramsay in Foie Gras Fracas

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Morrissey has put his money where his mouth is to combat the cruelty of foie gras – by donating £10,000 to PETA for a hard-hitting ad campaign that slams Fortnum & Mason for selling the vile product.

PETA Fortnum and Mason foie gras ad

In an unexpected turn of events, we actually have Gordon Ramsay to thank for this generous donation – because the money comes from a settlement that Morrissey received from Channel 4 after a Smiths song was used without permission to advertise the chef’s Christmas Cookalong Live. Appalled that his music was being used to promote … Read more.


  • 02
  • Jul

Rosanna Davison’s Heartfelt Appeal for Irish Cows

Rosanna Davison EtcIrish beauty, TV star, former Miss World and daughter of iconic singer Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison can now add a new title to her list of accolades – advocate for animals. The long-time vegan has just appealed to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to end Ireland’s cruel export of live animals.

Rosanna may be accustomed to the jet-setting lifestyle, but there’s one type of international travel that she’s dead against: transporting frightened cows from Waterford to Tripoli in a gruelling and highly stressful 10-day boat trip to a Libyan abattoir. … Read more.


  • 21
  • Jun

Ace! Andy Murray’s New Hotel Will Be Foie Gras–Free

Andy Murray toplessIn between training sessions for this year’s Wimbledon tournament, tennis champ and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray has been overseeing the opening of a brand-new luxury hotel in Scotland – a hotel that we have been assured will be 100 per cent foie gras–free.

The renowned head chef of Cromlix House Hotel, Albert Roux, sent us an e-mail confirming that the cruelly produced foodstuff will never be found in his kitchen. “I’m totally, totally in agreement of not serving foie gras due to the cruelty inflicted on the animals”, he wrote, echoing … Read more.


  • 18
  • Jun

True Spanish Culture? It’s Not About Cruelty, Says Charo

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Iconic singer, actor and comedian Charo has again revealed her compassionate side by writing to Spanish authorities on behalf of PETA asking that they reject an initiative to protect and promote bullfighting as a national cultural pastime.

As a professional entertainer and native Spaniard who made her name with her stirring interpretations of traditional flamenco music, Charo is something of an authority on Spanish culture – so she knows what she’s talking about when she declares that bullfighting does not belong in modern Spain. “I am ashamed that some in my … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jun

Tamara Ecclestone’s Wedding Gift: A Rescued Goose Freed From French Foie Gras Farm

Tamara Ecclestone, Formula 1 heiress, TV star and PETA ambassador for our campaign against foie gras, is no stranger to helping ducks and geese. She has spoken out against vile foie gras, a product made by painfully force-feeding birds large amounts of food, and she also starred in a PETA advert against it and even personally convinced Virgin, Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and others to stop serving it at Formula 1 events.

She is sure to receive a wide range of gifts in celebration of her recent marriage to powerbroker Jay RutlandRead more.


  • 10
  • Jun

Johnny Depp’s New Diet?

Dark Shadows PremiereWord is that Johnny Depp, one of the world’s favourite actors, has just turned over a new leaf – by going vegan!

Under the compassionate influence of his new lady, Amber Heard, the star of movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean has reportedly given up meat and dairy products and is now a full convert to animal-free eating. And he’s been noticing results already, as it’s apparently helped him lose his “paunch” (not that we’d ever noticed Johnny looking less than gorgeous …).

The swashbuckling star famously values his privacy, so … Read more.


  • 17
  • May

JM Coetzee: Bullfighting Is a Disgrace

CoetzeeAcclaimed South African writer JM Coetzee didn’t mince words this week as he dispatched a scathing letter to the Culture Committee of Spain, criticising its support for bullfighting.

The Nobel Prize winner’s rousing message urged committee members to reject a pending initiative, sparked by bullfighting aficionados, which would give bullfighting legal protection as a “cultural pastime”. Here’s an extract:

Bullfighting is an archaic form of entertainment. It is a violent, bloody spectacle – a throwback to a time when people took no heed of the feelings of animals and the bull

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  • 09
  • May

For Ducks’ Sake, Gordon – Please Stop Selling Foie Gras!

Celeb chef in PETA US investigationGordon Ramsay has always courted controversy, but it’s still a real shock to learn that he’s associated with the torture of thousands of ducks for the production of cruel foie gras.

A new PETA US investigation of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, which supplies the celeb chef’s Manhattan restaurant, reveals how birds are violently force-fed with appalling cruelty at the factory farm, which calls itself the “premier producers of foie gras” in the US.

Video footage shows farm workers shoving steel tubes down ducks’ throats and dumping huge amounts of grain into their … Read more.


  • 29
  • Apr

Brigitte Bardot to Fortnum & Mason: Keep Your Hands Off our Geese!

Brigitte_BardotFortnum & Mason has had quite a week. Tuesday saw a flurry of activity outside its Piccadilly store, as volunteers turned out to protest against the sale of cruel foie gras. Hundreds of online activists have been giving the company a piece of their mind on Twitter. And now, from across the Channel, Brigitte Bardot and French animal protection groups, representing tens of thousands of French citizens, have joined the call for Fortnum & Mason to end unethical foie gras sales.

French organisations, including the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Society for the … Read more.