As the city of Pamplona in Spain gears up for the annual San Fermín festival this weekend – in which dozens of frightened animals will be forced by drunken revellers to run through the streets and then killed in bullfights – we’re preparing, yet again, to bear witness and speak out for these silent victims.
Activists from all over the world are making their way to Pamplona in order to join dozens of compassionate Spanish volunteers for a chilling protest against the cruelty and bloodshed. Meet some of the team, and learn … Read more.
At 72 years old and still a living legend, music icon, vegetarian and PETA supporter Paul McCartney is celebrating his birthday today. To mark the occasion and to thank Paul for being such a good friend to animals, “look-alikes” wearing masks gathered outside Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club (where The Beatles played their first gig) to hand out veggie sausages and copies of Paul’s hard-hitting PETA video “Glass Walls”.
As a vegetarian, Paul puts the famed 1960s principles of peace and love into practice every time he eats, saving animals from immense suffering … Read more.
The word has been spreading far and wide about Air France’s notorious cruelty, as it’s the only major airline that still ships monkeys for animal testing. And last week, the campaign got a notable new supporter – Justin Bieber!
The Canadian pop star encountered a group of protesters at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and after learning how primates are snatched from their homes in the wild, crammed into crates and flown to laboratories all over the world on Air France planes, he rightly concluded, “Air France sucks”. Justin – … Read more.
Just one day before St George’s Day, two patriotic PETA activists bodypainted to look like sexy Yeomen Warders – aka “Beefeaters” – stood proud outside the Tower of London and urged the city to put down the beef. Promoting meat-free meals, the vegans encouraged the public to ditch meat for their health, for the environment, for animals and for England!
“As St George showed us, humans will go to extremes to save their own lives, but our nation’s addiction to the fatty flesh in bangers and pork pies is hurting – not … Read more.
Today was International Pillow Fight Day – a worldwide flashmob event planned in a spirit of harmless fun. It’s unfortunate, then, that many of the very pillows used in the festivities caused immeasurable harm to the ducks and geese who had the feathers yanked out of their skin to fill them.
PETA’s giant plucked “goose” sprang (or rather, waddled) into action to give revellers in Trafalgar Square a timely reminder about the dire consequences of the down industry for birds.
Many birds used for down are live-plucked, meaning that workers painfully rip fistfuls of … Read more.
The public killing of Marius, the 18-month-old giraffe, at Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, which caused public outcry around the world, prompted PETA Germany to send its own message to the zoo’s managers.
The group projected this enormous message in lights at the entrance to the zoo last night:
Marius’ death should be a wake-up call for anyone who still harbours the illusion that zoos serve any purpose beyond incarcerating intelligent animals for profit. What happened in Copenhagen this weekend shocked the world – but zoos around the world quietly kill “surplus” … Read more.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are almost upon us, and while the eyes of the world are on the Russian city Sochi, we’ve seized the opportunity to highlight one of the cruellest industries on the planet – the barbaric fur trade.
Two sexy PETA “snow bunnies” braved the cold climate (and Russian authorities’ notoriously frosty attitude towards protestors) to let people know that wearing the skins of animals who were beaten, electrocuted or strangled to death is unacceptable. The police confiscated the volunteers’ signs and passports, and ordered them to leave the Olympic … Read more.
London commuters are being given some food for thought, courtesy of a ridiculously cute PETA ad appearing in 25 different underground stations!
To mark the launch of the first in a series of new pro-vegan ads to be rolled out across the London underground network – a dozen giant “farm animals” descended on King’s Cross station this morning, with the message “Love me, don’t eat me!”
The ad campaign aims to challenge people to think critically about their meat consumption from the perspective of the animals who are killed for food and … Read more.
The scene: a typically grey day in mid-January, in what a government survey named the “Unhappiest Town” in the UK. Things were looking gloomy in Blackpool – that is, until two smiley vegans appeared to encourage locals to brighten up.
PETA volunteers Scarlett and Rebecca, dressed as lovely “Lettuce Ladies”, braved the winter chill in order to get their positive message across.
Today is “Blue Monday” – which, depending on whom you ask, is either the most depressing day of the year or just a made-up date on the calendar. One thing … Read more.
We’ve joined forces with other leading animal protection groups in the UK to send a strong message against abusing geese for foie gras.
Animal Aid, Animal Defenders International, Compassion in World Farming, Four Paws, Humane Society International/UK, OneKind, the RSPCA, Viva! and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have all backed PETA’s call for Fortnum & Mason to be stripped of its Royal Warrants because of the store’s continuing sale of unethical foie gras.
Our joint letter to the Royal Warrant Holders Association points out that foie gras production – … Read more.