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  • 13
  • Jun

Neil Robinson: It’s Time for Football to Go Vegan

The vegan revolution is spreading far and wide – including in the world of sports, where athletes ranging from boxer David Haye to ultra-marathon runner Rich Roll have been getting on board.

Neil Robinson_Grimsby Town_Action Pic Ahead of the World Cup, we caught up with someone who paved the way for the latest wave of vegan stars – Neil Robinson, a former Everton player who was the world’s first-ever professional vegan footballer. Neil gave up eating animal products in 1980, at the height of his athletic career, and has been so impressed by the benefits … Read more.


  • 02
  • Jun

Plant-Powered Athlete Dean Howell Wants You to Go Vegan

Going vegan has given footballer Dean Howell a phenomenal body and the stamina that he needs as a professional athlete. With his new ad for PETA, shot by celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton, Dean is encouraging other professional athletes and anyone else who wants to get fit and save animals to try vegan.

Footballer poses topless for PETA ad

“After adopting a vegetarian diet at the age of 20 and then a vegan diet at 24, I maintained the same weight but slimmed down and saw my stamina go through the roof”, he told the Burton Mail.… Read more.


  • 12
  • May

Man U Coach Phil Neville Has Never Felt Better – This Is Why

Watch football legend and current Manchester United coach Phil Neville share how he’s just scored a winning goal for his health and for animals by switching to a vegetarian diet!

In the interview – the first time that Phil has spoken about his new diet – he credits his wife’s influence with persuading him to give up meat. After promising to try out vegetarian eating for a few weeks at first, he hasn’t looked back and has gone from strength to strength. He explains:

“I started to feel healthier, leaner. I started

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  • 06
  • May

Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard Defends Animals Wanted for Fur

Everton and Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard is no stranger to serious pain, having played with a dislocated finger and two broken bones in his back. However, he knows that is nothing compared to the pain that animals go through in the fur industry. The goalkeeper has teamed up with PETA for our “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, which focuses on the cruelty of the fur trade. The striking ad was shot by celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton.

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Minks spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy wire cages, where they are … Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Score! UEFA Agrees That Animal Slaughter Has NO Place in Football

RamUEFA has taken action to keep football beautiful today by speaking out against the slaughter of a sheep by FC Shakhter Karagandy in a cruel pre-match ritual. Just days after we sent a letter to the UEFA president urging him to take a strong stance against violence towards animals, UEFA has unequivocally condemned the bloodshed!

Here’s UEFA’s sternly worded letter to the Kazakh side:

We were informed that an animal slaughter took place at some point prior to the UEFA Champions League fixture involving FC Shakhter Karagandy and Celtic FC at

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  • 23
  • Aug

Our Appeal to UEFA – Please Keep Ritual Slaughter off the Football Pitch

stock footballWhen we heard the disturbing news that a sheep was slaughtered at the stadium of Kazakh football team Shakhter Karagandy ahead of its Champions League match with Celtic on Tuesday, we sprang into action. PETA appealed to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini asking him to ban the ritual slaughter of animals in European football.

UEFA claims to be “forward-looking”, and Platini himself has spoken about its “duty to protect the game, the players and our values”. Those values should certainly include not stabbing animals to death in … Read more.


  • 23
  • Jul

Foot Bull

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In case you haven’t heard (and if you haven’t, where have you been?), Spain is the new proud winner of the World Cup. Everyone at PETA UK has been going football crazy this season, but there is one sport still carried out in Spain that really drives us mad!

I’m talking about bullfighting – not that it can in any way actually be called a “sport” or even a “fight”, for that matter. From the moment a bull is selected to enter the bullfighting arena, his fate … Read more.