The European Union has done it again. First, it banned the sale of products from slaughtered seals, and now the European Parliament is requiring that all clothing containing any fur or leather whatsoever be clearly marked with labels stating, “Non-textile parts of animal origin”.
Member of the European Parliament Eva-Britt Svensson of Sweden said the new regulations would benefit animals, consumers, and allergy sufferers. “We’re always saying that consumer power is important, but if we’re serious about this, we have to live up to it and give consumers a chance to … Read more.
Animals are my first love – and shoes are my second. So with the first snow of the season having struck, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pair of super-stylish vegan boots. Luckily, I didn’t have to search far: leather-free boots are everywhere this winter! From the inexpensive to the “OMG, second mortgage” (a girl can dream), I’ve found some hot animal-friendly boots. And when boots this fabulous are this easy to find, there’s no excuse for supporting the hideously cruel leather industry.
If you haven’t seen Pamela Anderson’s PETA … Read more.
Nothing says cool, edgy and compassionate like a faux-leather jacket. Autumn’s must-have piece, the vegan leather jacket lets you rock a hard look while maintaining a soft heart.
From high street shops to designer boutiques, the faux-leather jacket is everywhere this season – and with so many cruelty-free options to choose from, there’s no need to wear the skin of a dead animal.
We’ve chosen a few of the fiercest vegan jackets available. So whether you prefer biker-chic or hipster-cool, you can walk proud knowing that no animal was tortured, mutilated or … Read more.
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I can’t say the 2012 Olympics has filled me with much excitement up until now (I’m not very sporty), but that all changed when I heard the fantastic news that none other than Stella McCartney had been chosen to design the uniforms that will be worn by the British Olympic and Paralympics teams. So you know what that means: our athletes will be going for gold without having to wear the skins of cows as part of their official kits!
Most leather comes from developing countries such … Read more.
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You may be wondering why I’ve been quiet on the blog, but as anyone at PETA will tell you, I’m never quiet. So while I haven’t been at PETA shouting out ideas for the next celebrity ad campaign or cheeky demonstration, I have been in India working on projects to help animals there. One of these projects is to encourage consumers in India and elsewhere to do away with leather in their wardrobes. Here’s why:
We live in a global society, and what happens to animals in India … Read more.