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  • 31
  • Dec

5 Reasons Why Going Vegan Needs to Be Your New Year’s Resolution

1. These cuties. Animals are beautiful, interesting, intelligent, sensitive and unique. They’re not dinner.

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2. fitter, healthier you. Weight loss – tick. Lower risk of developing heart disease – tick. Clearer skin – tick. Increased sense of well-being and total absence of guilt about what you’re eating – tick!

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3. Deliciousness. Vegan food is tasty food. Don’t believe us? Sample a few of these stunning recipes.

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4. The planet. Stopping climate change is a pretty major priority for the human race right now – and the UN says Read more.


  • 02
  • Sep

Clean Up Your Act for World Water Week, Say Bathing Vegan Volunteers

Finding yourself sitting in the bath, almost naked, right in the middle of Cardiff’s busiest shopping street might seem like a surreal nightmare – but for two committed PETA supporters, it was simply another way to help animals!

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This morning, bubbly vegan activists Chloe-Jasmine and Ken helped us to mark World Water Week in traditional PETA style, with a playful public protest to challenge passersby to think about the impact of their lifestyle. It takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs of water to produce just one steak, making it clear that eating … Read more.


  • 05
  • Aug

In Vitro Meat: The Future of Food?

Test_tubes_(1)PETA and meat-eating do not usually go together. Yet this week, we’re celebrating an event that centres around tasting a real beef hamburger. This isn’t an unexpected U-turn for our organisation – because the meat being sampled today was grown in a laboratory! Dr Mark Post, a bio-scientist from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands is hosting a ceremony in London which offers the first-ever opportunity to sample a burger made from real bovine tissue produced in vitro.

PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk explains why we’re right behind this exciting Read more.


  • 02
  • Aug

One More Reason to Ditch Fur – the Environment

If you’re wearing fur, there can be only one explanation – that you’re unaware of the appalling suffering that animals endure at the hands of this cruel industry. There’s another important reason to shun fur, though – it also hurts the planet. A recent study by an independent research organisation found that “a natural mink fur product will always have a higher environmental impact than faux fur”. This is hardly surprising – like all factory farming, fur farms produce copious amounts of toxic waste, from high volumes of animal faeces to the … Read more.


  • 11
  • Feb

Low on Cruelty, Low on Carbon

“Go Green” Week starts today – a great student initiative asking people around the country to get serious about tackling climate change. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, recycling and switching over to energy-efficient light bulbs will only get you so far. But to make a lasting difference to the planet, there’s one simple lifestyle change that outweighs all others: going vegan!

Meat’s harmful environmental impacts are too many to list, but they include deforestation, water depletion, soil erosion, fertiliser run-off, methane emissions and pollution from animal transportation.

Raising animals … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jan

Maggie Q: Fight Climate Change With Diet Change

Actor Maggie Q is turning up the heat on the fight against climate change. You may have seen her signature fighting moves on Nikita, but her greatest attack against one of the largest causes of environmental destruction – the meat industry – is her plant-based diet. There are many proposed solutions to beating climate change, but the most powerful thing that you can do right now is to go vegan.

Maggie has no regrets about giving up meat, and in her bold new PETA ad, shot by iconic photographer Frank … Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Perth & Kinross Council Save Amphibians From Being Washed Down the Drain

Saving wildlife sometimes requires novel ideas. That’s exactly what the Perth & Kinross Council has come up with in response to survey findings which showed that 63 per cent of the drainage gullies in the council area contained some form of wildlife, the majority being amphibians.

Their solution? A specially designed kerb which contains recesses that give animals a leg up by allowing them to follow the lower edge of a kerb while keeping clear of drains. Frogs, newts and toads will be jumping for joy as the new kerbs are tested … Read more.


  • 05
  • Jun

World Environment Day: Green Means Vegan!

Sadly there are still “environmentalists” out there who like to talk the talk but not walk the walk when it comes to their diet. To mark World Environment Day on 5 June, here a few nuggets of information to put to any meat-, dairy- and egg-eating “environmentalists” you happen to know:

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  • The bacteria, pesticides and antibiotics that are concentrated in animal flesh are also found in their faeces, and these chemicals can have catastrophic effects on the ecosystems surrounding large farms. In the US, animals raised for
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  • 22
  • Apr

What Will YOU Do on Earth Day?

Worried about the environment? If your answer is “Yes”, then we have a great way for you to help slow down climate change and save animals at the same time. Interested? Well, the single most important thing that you can do is ditch animal products from your diet and go vegan!

The livestock production industries are now recognised by the UN as one of the top contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. An immense strain is placed on our water and land resources. To put … Read more.


  • 21
  • Mar

Bubbly Pro-Vegan PETA Action Marks World Water Day

Nearly nude vegan PETA supporters Marika Rea and Helaine Murrin sat leisurely in a bubbly bath holding signs reading, “50 Baths = 1 Steak. Clean Your Conscience: Go Vegan”, in Dublin today in the run-up to World Water Day. The bathing beauties let passers-by know that it takes the water equivalent to 50 baths to produce one steak.

“Not only is the meat industry cruel, it also wastes huge amounts of water and damages the planet”, says bathing beauty Helaine. “You can’t eat meat and be an environmentalist.”

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A recent United Read more.