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  • 23
  • Jan

PICS: PETA Donates Furs to the Vulnerable

For years, PETA UK has encouraged people to donate their unwanted furs to us under the banner “clear out your conscience as well as your wardrobe”. Well, thousands of people have done just that, and we’re putting them to good use. We used some as bedding for orphaned foxes,  and we recently shipped 150 coats to Moldova to help vulnerable people keep warm this winter.

The fur coats were dispatched to needy people in Moldova, where temperatures regularly drop to below -15 degrees Celsius and can reach -30 degrees and keeping warm … Read more.


  • 24
  • Dec

The First Step Towards a Fur-Free Russia?

Olga Shelest speaks out against cruel fur industryWe’ve just brought our campaign against fur to the country that buys more of it than any other in the world – Russia.

With well-known TV presenter (and vegan) Olga Shelest as the face of the campaign and a series of hard-hitting ads appearing on Moscow’s streets, people in Russia will soon have no excuse for overlooking the appalling cruelty that lies behind their animal-skin garments.

Olga admits that when she was younger, she owned a fur coat – before she learned the gruesome facts about where it came from. “When … Read more.


  • 29
  • Nov

PICS: Foxes Snuggling Up in a Bed of Donated Furs

The fur industry is one of the most barbaric and bloody on the planet, causing millions of animals untold suffering every single year. So it warms our hearts to see former fur-wearers donating their coats to us to be put to good use – in this case, as bedding to comfort injured and orphaned animals.

The Fox Project in Kent takes in and nurtures hundreds of red foxes who have been injured or orphaned because of hunting, traffic accidents and “pest” control. PETA UK has sent this wildlife hospital some fur coats … Read more.


  • 27
  • Oct

Joanna Krupa: Fur Trim Is Seriously Unattractive

Joanna Krupa, who was voted Sexiest Model in the World by magazines in the US and Australia, is stripping down for animals in her brand-new PETA ad, in which she points out the absurdity of wearing fur and fur trim by wearing “a bit” of it herself!

“I wanted to do this campaign to keep talking to people about how bad fur is. Stop! Fur is not sexy. It’s not cool”, Krupa says in her PETA US interview. “You’re walking down the street wearing fur—you really look like an idiot!”

Animals … Read more.


  • 13
  • Sep

Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat

With London Fashion Week starting tomorrow, PETA activists hit New Bond Street to remind shoppers that there’s nothing fashionable about wearing the skin of tortured animals:

Three models in black dresses and spiked heels held up the corpses of dead foxes, confronting fur-wearers with the rest of their fur coat.

Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy cages before they are beaten, gassed or anally electrocuted and are sometimes skinned while they are still alive. Designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood, … Read more.


  • 10
  • Sep

BON’A PARTE Goes Fur-Free Following a PETA Supporter’s Letter

Sometimes, just one person can make a huge difference for animals. While PETA and its affiliates around the world work to improve the lives of animals with high-profile campaigns, we know that small actions can also be very effective.

Many of our supporters achieve success through their own small actions, such as encouraging school cafeterias to offer more vegan options or working with a council to make a community safer for wildlife. And we love hearing their stories.

So we were very excited to find out how a Dutch supporter managed to … Read more.


  • 14
  • Jul

Hundreds March Through London With Plea To ‘Spare The Bears’

Wearing bear masks, dressed in black and holding signs that read, “MoD: Go Fur-Free”, hundreds of compassionate members of the public marched through central London to urge the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to replace The Queen’s Guards’ bearskin caps with cruelty-free faux fur. The route began at Westminster Bridge and finished at Marble Arch, for a grand total of 5 kilometres, taking participants past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Beloved twitcher Bill Oddie and actor Peter Egan kicked off proceedings and took the lead … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jun

Big Brother Returns With a PETA-Friendly Star

Love it, hate it or love to hate it, Big Brother returned to our screens yesterday, and we were overjoyed to see PETA friend Victoria Eisermann as one of the housemates! The ex-Playboy model, vegan and co-founder of K-9 Angels is a shining example of animal advocacy.

Here are just 6 of Victoria’s demonstrations for PETA that show her dedication:

Victoria Eisermann

For animals in labs, Victoria bathed in 'blood' to ask Dr Vince Cable to support the EU's cosmetics-testing ban.

 

Victoria Eisermann at Silverstone handing out vegan sausages

Victoria at Silverstone handing out vegan sausages asking teams to 'rev your engine:

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  • 09
  • May

Compassion Is Always Sexy

Yes, they have smoking bodies, flawless skin, and a perfect smile, but many of the women on FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World 2012 list have something else in common – they show compassion towards animals. From rescuing a shelter dog to speaking out against fur and exotic animal skins to adopting a meat-free diet, these gorgeous ladies use their voice to help animals. And what could be sexier than that?

Proving that it’s beautiful to be kind, below are just a few examples of how the world’s hottest ladies have … Read more.


  • 25
  • Apr

Anjelica Huston Calls on Ireland to Stick to Fur Ban Despite Change in Government

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BAFTA and Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston has appealed on behalf of PETA and the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) to Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, to ensure that Ireland honour its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.

“This issue means a lot to me as I grew up in Ireland and used to wear fur. I had a change of heart when I learned how minks and foxes on fur farms are crammed into tiny, … Read more.