When you consider that Christmas is a time to celebrate life, it seems peculiar that many Christians choose to share the products of violence, misery and death with their loved ones on this holy day. Meat, eggs and dairy products come from exploited and abused animals. PETA’s “Glass Walls” video offers a behind-the-scenes look at abattoirs, factory farms, live-animal transport and the fishing industry. Could such cruelty … Read more.
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Turkeys are fascinating birds, and like all animals, they deserve to be kept off the table this (and every) Christmas.
Image: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Here are some things that you might not know about them:
- Turkeys are protective, intelligent animals with distinct personalities. Tweet this.
- About 25 thousand tonnes of turkey carcasses were produced in the UK in October 2012 – equivalent to the weight of 154 jumbo jets. Tweet this.
- Ten years is a turkey’s natural lifespan, but on factory farms, they’re slaughtered when they’re only 5 months old.
Who eats turkey at Christmas?! Not these compassionate celebrities, who have made the choice not to gobble down something that used to … gobble. This holiday, take a tip from the stars – extend the season of goodwill and compassion to animals by leaving them off your plate:
Sir Paul McCartney
Joan … Read more.
How would children feel if Spot and Fluffy were stuffed and roasted for Christmas? That’s what we’re asking this holiday season with a new billboard that shows an animal who’s a cross between a dog and a turkey. We decided to run the billboard near Manchester schools in the hope that it will spark a dialogue between kids and their parents.
“Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they’d trade in their drumsticks for a veggie roast in a … 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!
One of my favourite dishes to prepare is this easy-to-make vegan roast. I made one the other night, and it took me about 15 minutes to prepare before popping it into the oven for an hour and a half. To be honest, I’m not normally a big fan of nut roasts, so I was delighted to discover this much “meatier” version! It would also be ideal for Christmas … Read more.
PETA’s Sexy Santas were outside Fortnum & Mason yesterday with a little gift for shoppers. Our very own “Santa’s little helpers” handed out personalised carrier bags showing customers why Fortnum & Mason should get a lump of coal this Christmas for continuing to sell foie gras.
The bags, which feature the image of a dead goose and read, “Fortnum & Mason’s Idea of Wringing In the Holidays”, certainly had an impact on holiday shoppers!
There is no delicate way to put it: Foie gras is an unspeakably cruel product. Producers … Read more.
Fiona Phillips, like millions of other people across the UK, is looking forward to Christmas, but one thing that you won’t find on her holiday table is turkey – or any other kind of meat. That’s because the Mirror columnist and former GMTV presenter went vegetarian many years ago, and she’s never looked back. So when PETA asked Phillips to narrate its hard-hitting new video about the suffering of turkeys who are raised and killed for food, she leapt at the chance.
“Christmas should be a time of peace and goodwill … Read more.
While most people stayed bundled up drinking tea in front of the box yesterday, a few of us from PETA braved the icy weather to spread the word that fur is cruel and not cool and that although it’s cold outside, we do not need to have cold hearts. Wrapped up in faux woollies, we headed to the iconic London Eye to build an army of snow people to take part in our first-ever “snow protest”.
I love Christmas! This is the second year I have lived in London and been able to experience all the festivities – the lights on Regent Street, the brilliant decorations on Carnaby Street, the chestnut sellers on Tower Bridge – shall I go on? Because I can, trust me!
But, of course, there is a sadder side to Christmas. More animals are killed to be eaten on Christmas Day than for any other day of the year. Turkeys, geese, pigs, chickens – the list goes on. Every one … Read more.