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  • 24
  • Mar

There’s a Fat Lot to Celebrate During National Butchers Week

Once a year, this week claims to celebrate “butchers’ creativity and passion”, but there is nothing to celebrate about slaughtering and hacking apart innocent, sentient animals. Every year, billions of animals who every bit as capable as feeling pain and suffering as you or I endure a terrifying and horrific experience in abattoirs that ends in their death. Undercover investigations repeatedly show that abuse and cruelty are inflicted on animals in abattoirs.

Farmed animals, the same as all animals, do not want to die, … Read more.


  • 03
  • Oct

Happy Vegetarian Awareness Month

Yesterday saw World Vegetarian Day arrive, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month – a whole month of opportunities to try something new and learn just how great a meat-free diet can be! So many compassionate celebs (and PETA supporters) have already made the decision to ditch meat, including Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, Eliza Doolittle, Owain Yeoman, Leona Lewis, Bryan Adams, Russell Brand, and Chantelle Houghton – who recently launched our brand-new vegetarian/vegan starter kit.

What better time to give it a shot than … Read more.


  • 10
  • May

Sexy Lettuce Lady and Lad Entice Fair-Goers With Free Food

PETA’s gorgeous Lettuce Lad and Lady were outside Earl’s Court Real Food Festival on Friday giving away meat-free sausage samples to visiting foodies. Judging by the speed at which they were refilling their trays, the vegan treats were a real hit with the crowd, and why not? For those hooked on meat, vegan sausages and other faux meats have all the flavour of your favourite foods, without any of the cruelty.

Every year, more than a billion animals are raised and killed in Britain in conditions that would horrify any compassionate person. … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jan

PETA Takes Meat Warning to Cardiff

This week, three of our brilliant activists hit Cardiff city centre in biohazard suits. Holding signs reading, “Meat Is a Biohazard. Go Vegan”, they were there to let people know about the link between today’s factory farming methods and the increase in diseases spreading to humans. A recent study published in the Guardian listed Cardiff as having one of the worst outbreaks of swine flu in the country.

Cramming animals by the thousands into filthy sheds and forcing them to live surrounded by their own faeces creates a perfect breeding ground for … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jan

Clear Message as Poison Enters Food Chain

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 Recent reports reveal that contaminated German eggs containing dioxins – a highly toxic group of chemicals known to cause cancer – have entered the British food chain, including in cakes and quiches sold in British supermarkets, and the contamination has now spread to meat. The dioxins were fed to chickens and pigs through contaminated animal feed, and once more, the message is loud and clear: eating animal products is bad for your health! In fact, it can kill you. 

Dioxins may be the current food scare grabbing … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jan

Swine Flu and What It Might Have to Do With You

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The swine-flu epidemic has already taken the lives of at least 39 people in the UK and infected so many others that half of the UK’s intensive-care beds are currently occupied by victims of the virus. One of the most likely sources for this – and other life-threatening animal-borne diseases which crop up time and time again – is factory farms.

Cramming animals by the hundreds or thousands into gigantic, windowless sheds is a recipe for spreading virulent diseases, such as bird flu, mad cow disease and, yes, … Read more.


  • 09
  • Dec

Lettuce Ladies Take On Gaga

PETA’s lovely Lettuce Ladies were very visible outside Madame Tussauds today, handing out tasty vegan sausages to people queuing up for the unveiling of the new Lady Gaga wax figure. To celebrate the event, the famous wax museum offered free admission to the first 100 people who showed up to the event dressed like the rocker.

Expecting to see some attendees emulating Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress, which she wore at the MTV Video Music Awards, the Lettuce Ladies decided to head on over to the event and spread the vegan … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jul

Buffing Up

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I’m buffing up. I’ve bought some lovely vegan running shoes (because cows are cool and killing them is cruel), and so far this week, I’ve already run 11 miles. I feel great! I wonder if I could say the same if I was weighed down with all the fat a meat-eater has in their diet?

I eat a healthy and varied vegan diet, so I know that I’m getting everything I need without any of the negative effects and health risks that meat-eaters face every time they … Read more.