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  • 26
  • Mar

The House of Lords Gets Hip to Cruelty-Free Fashion

We already knew that ethical, vegan fashion is bigger than it’s ever been – after all, we hosted our first Vegan Fashion Awards this year to celebrate all the great compassionate clothing around these days. We’re absolutely thrilled that this crucial issue has also made its way to the debating chamber of the House of Lords this week.

Baroness Young of Hornsey opened a debate “to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the promotion of ethical and sustainable fashion” – because, as she says, fashion is about much … Read more.


  • 20
  • Dec

PETA Joins With Peers to Rid Parliament of ‘Torture in a Tin’

Christmas has come early for ducks and geese, with the news that the House of Lords' restaurants will go foie gras–free in 2013!

PETA's appeal to rid the restaurants of this "torture in a tin" was backed by compassionate Peers, following a recent outcry over reports that the Barry Room restaurant was serving the cruelly produced foodstuff, made by force-feeding birds until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size.

In the appeal to the House of Lords Head of Catering and Retail, PETA pointed out that it is … Read more.


  • 14
  • Mar

Parliament’s Fur Robes Are Royally Ugly

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Baroness Lola Young wants the House of Lords to elect faux fur to Parliament. The baroness led a debate in the House of Lords last week to ask Her Majesty’s government what plans it has to support and promote ethical and sustainable clothing.

Prior to the debate, PETA shared with the baroness information about the fur industry and noted that the overwhelming majority of British people are opposed to real fur – 95 percent according to a 2010 poll. Pointing out that, as representatives of the people, … Read more.