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.
They say an image is worth a thousand words, which is why our friends over at PETA Australia came up with a striking Banksy-inspired visual to drive home the fate of animals in the live-export industry:
The photos are kind of cute – that is, until you remember that they represent the thousands of real sheep and cows who are crammed onto ships and endure a terrifying journey that can last for days or even weeks before eventually arriving at their destination: a slaughterhouse in the Middle East where they will be … Read more.
Did you know that some airlines are propping up the cruel and sinister vivisection industry? China Southern Airlines ships monkeys from their homes in the wild or from squalid breeding facilities to laboratories in the EU and the US, where they are imprisoned in tiny cages, force-fed chemicals, crippled, cut into and killed.
PETA supporters took part in a striking protest in Whitehall today to shine a light on this shocking practice. The demo was planned to coincide with an aviation conference attended by Tan Wangeng, the president and CEO of China … Read more.
A curious sight greeted anyone who happened to be passing by Dublin’s Henry Street on Wednesday or Belfast’s Arthur Square on Thursday: a scantily-clad PETA supporter lying on a person-sized plate, drizzled with sauce, alongside a pile of vegetables and a gigantic knife and fork.
Yes, these were the latest instalments of PETA’s iconic “Relate to Who’s on Your Plate” demos, which get passersby thinking about what – or indeed who – they’re eating. As World Vegan Month gets underway this November, we’re in the Emerald Isle to illustrate that we’re all … Read more.
Ingrid E Newkirk put herself in the place of animals who are killed for meat today – literally. During her visit to Mumbai, the PETA founder lay atop a charcoal grill to remind the world that all animals are made of flesh, bone and blood, just as humans are.
Eating meat entails consuming the corpse of an animal who was once an individual with feelings and a member of a family. All animals raised for food have distinct personalities: chickens pass on culture to their chicks and have complex social hierarchies; cows … Read more.