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  • 19
  • Dec

21 Ways to Veganise Your Christmas Dinner

Millions of people in the UK this year – including Paul McCartney, Leona Lewis and many others – will be tucking into a delicious cruelty-free Christmas dinner, one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcass of an animal.

Here are some of our favourite vegan recipe ideas for enjoying a festive feast with all the trimmings – one that’s bound to impress your family and friends and make it a merry Christmas for animals, too. Whether you celebrate a traditional Christmas or not, you should be able to find plenty of … Read more.


  • 16
  • Dec

11 Vegan Christmas Treats You Can Buy on the High Street

Sweet tooth? Never fear! This Christmas season, vegans can overindulge to their heart’s content, thanks to the wide variety of cruelty-free mince pies, puddings, chocolates and other delights available in supermarkets and high-street stores all over the UK! The following are some of our top picks.

Mince Pies

  • Caffè Nero Luxury Mince Pies: Good news for the festive season – you can now walk into a coffee shop and grab a tasty mince pie to go with your soy latte, thanks to Caffè Nero’s animal-friendly offering this year.
  • Lidl Mince PiesLidl Snowy Lodge
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  • 27
  • Nov

The Ashes Menu: Vegan Diet a Winning Formula for Athletes

From in the ring and on the track, vegan athletes are proving that people don’t need dairy products and meat to compete. Meat-free athletes include mixed martial arts fighters Jake Shields and Mac Danzig and ultra-endurance racers Rich Roll and Brendan Brazier, amongst many others. And it seems vegan diets are even spreading to cricket pitches.

Peter Siddle, the Australian bowler, has recently ditched meat from his diet: “I did a lot of research, read up on a lot of other athletes and people around the world who live like that, … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

The Great Vegan Bake-Off 2013 Winners!

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Sixteen entries made it as finalists in the Great Vegan Bake-Off, PETA UK’s online vegan baking competition. The competition was tough, with cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies, pies and all sorts of other delights in the mix. But only one recipe could rise to the top.

The votes are in. And the winner is …

Hannah Banana’s Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie! Perfect for those of you missing your Snickers fix, Hannah’s cake includes a fudgy chocolate ganache, a peanut butter mousse and a crunchy biscuit base.

Hannah Banana's Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Slice

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  • 01
  • Nov

11 Ways to Celebrate World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day, everyone! This year, hundreds of people curious about a more compassionate diet have signed our World Vegan Month Pledge and are about to embark on their first 30 days of plant-based eating. It’s an exciting moment because with every single meat-free meal – every single mouthful, even – they’ll be helping animals.

It’s not too late to join them – take the pledge here. Then, whether you’re a veteran vegan or an eager newbie, check out some ways to celebrate today:

  1. Join the World Vegan Month event
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  • 24
  • Oct

The Great Vegan Bake-Off 2013 – The Finalists

Mmmmmmmm – cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and pies that look so good you can almost smell them through the computer screen!

These are the finalists of the Great Vegan Bake-Off, our virtual baking competition, and we can’t decide which one looks the best. Take a look at these delicious treats, and leave a comment below letting us know which one you think looks and sounds the tastiest.

Thank you to everyone who voted! The voting has now closed but we’ll be announcing the winner and publishing their recipe on 6 November.Read more.


  • 18
  • Oct

Harrods Makes Humane Choice on Civet Coffee

Iconic department store Harrods has withdrawn kopi luwak coffee from its stores after revelations about the trade’s cruel treatment of animals and the widespread mislabelling of coffee beans as “wild-sourced”, when they may in fact have come from caged animals.

Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, is made from coffee berries that have been eaten and then excreted by Asian palm civets. It’s a truly bizarre phenomenon – and truly horrible for the animals involved, who are often captured from the wild, kept in tiny cages and forced to eat unnatural amounts of … Read more.


  • 09
  • Oct

8 Must-Try Vegan Sandwich Ideas

Making the perfect sandwich is an art form. The concept may be simple – take two slices of bread and insert your (animal-free) filling of choice – but the creative possibilities are endless!

Sampling some of the brand-new range of Violife vegan cheese from Veganic got the PETA office thinking about our favourite cruelty-free sandwiches. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Kirsty’s Classic “Cheese” Sandwich: There’s nothing fancy about this sandwich, but oh my, it is tasty. Recreate it yourself with thick-cut seeded bread, smothered with basil and cashew pesto, then
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  • 19
  • Jul

Putting the ‘Brakes’ on UK Foie Gras Sales

Happy GeeseBrakes Group UK, one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers, has confirmed to PETA that it will no longer offer foie gras on its menus.

Since learning from PETA of the inhumane treatment of ducks and geese raised and killed for foie gras, the company made its position clear by promising to discontinue the vile foodstuff.

Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters might note that his former employers, Sainsbury’s and Selfridges and now Brakes, have all rejected foie gras sales, while Fortnum & Mason is shamefully still selling this “torture in a Read more.


  • 14
  • Jun

Breakfast in Bed: Vegan Father’s Day Recipes to Win Your Dad’s Heart

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so we thought we’d pass along some tasty recipes so you can treat your old man by making him a scrumptious vegan breakfast!

Animal dads on factory farms are denied all the joys of fatherhood and are never allowed to even set eyes on their children. So if you love spending time with your papa, it makes sense to let him know it by preparing food that no other fathers had to suffer for. And whether he is already a dedicated follower of a cruelty-free … Read more.