It’s hard to believe – PETA UK is turning 20! To celebrate – and to thank many of the people who have helped us achieve so much for animals during the past two decades – we’re holding a special event on 17 November. PETA’s iconic founder, Ingrid E Newkirk, is coming to London to give her acclaimed “Naked Truth” talk.
In a session hosted by long-time PETA friend Sadie Frost, Ingrid will share her electrifying thoughts about animals, our relationship with them and how that relationship can and should evolve.
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Defying chilly January temperatures by stripping down to nothing but panties and paint markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram of body parts, our Sexiest Vegetarian winner, Sophie Barrett, marked World Week for the Abolition of Meat by standing behind a poster that read, “All Animals Have the Same Parts: Abolish Meat”.
Animals are more than walking entrées. They are made of flesh, blood and bone, just as humans are. They have the same bodily organs, the same five senses and the same emotions, ranging from joy and contentment to depression and … Read more.
An army of PETA supporters wearing masks resembling 007 star Sir Roger Moore surrounded Fortnum & Mason with signs that read, “Boycott Fortnum & Mason”, in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. Prompted by Moore, PETA’s primary advocate for ending sales of foie gras, the look-alikes encouraged would-be shoppers to skip Fortnum & Mason – which continues to sell foie gras, a product so cruel that its production is illegal in the UK – in favour of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, both of which no longer put the … Read more.
To mark World Vegan Day today, presenter and actor Sarah-Jane Honeywell lay virtually naked on a giant plate – complete with to-scale cutlery, chips and peas above a banner that read, “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate. Go Vegan”. She encouraged passers-by to have compassion for the billions of animals who are abused and killed as part of the meat, egg, dairy and fishing industries every year and was accompanied by PETA supporters who handed out copies of PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
“Going vegan is the best decision I’ve … Read more.
Wearing a bikini made of lettuce leaves – complemented by a diamante crown – and holding a sign that reads, “Save the Earth: Go Veg”, Miss Earth contestant Maragarita Nazarenko joined PETA outside the largest meat market in the UK today to tell passers-by that the best thing that we can do to protect the environment is to stop eating animals.
“I’ve always been concerned about the health of the planet and my own health, so going vegetarian is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” says Nazarenko, who is representing … Read more.
Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Almost 100 PETA supporters took part in an eye-catching photo opportunity at Marble Arch in London today to demand that the government not adopt lower standards of protection for animals in laboratories when it incorporates the EU’s new directive regulating animal experiments later this year. If the government adopts the directive without changes, all animals will be affected. But dogs and cats in particular would become far more likely to be used in experiments because they would lose the special protections that Britain has given them for … Read more.
Fed up with people pinching their pelts, an army of 10 giant “rabbits” invaded Piccadilly Circus today. Carrying signs that read, “Save Our Skins – Don’t Wear Fur!” and “Have a Heart – Don’t Wear Fur”, the colossal cottontails were protesting against the use of fur for clothing just before London Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow.
PETA’s rabbits are all riled up that fur-wearers support the slaughter of animals for their skins. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives trapped in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer severe physical and emotional … Read more.
While most people stayed bundled up drinking tea in front of the box yesterday, a few of us from PETA braved the icy weather to spread the word that fur is cruel and not cool and that although it’s cold outside, we do not need to have cold hearts. Wrapped up in faux woollies, we headed to the iconic London Eye to build an army of snow people to take part in our first-ever “snow protest”.
We wanted people to consider that every year, animals are trapped for fur and suffer … Read more.
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I’m no party pooper, but I was horrified to read about the party bloopers that London Zoo is planning for each weekend this month.
Those of us who share our homes with an animal companion already know how easily animals can become frightened by loud noises, flashing lights and crowds of strange people. So whoever came up with the idea of hosting a “silent disco” – a party in which attendees wear headphones to listen to music whilst they dance around – at London Zoo must have a severe … Read more.
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So Boris Johnson has announced a £3 million scheme to reward low-carbon neighbourhoods. I’m hoping this means he will reward some of London’s amazing vegan restaurants for doing their part to clean up the planet. If so, perhaps even more great animal-friendly establishments will start popping up around the city.
The meat and dairy industries are damaging our planet. In fact, the United Nations has said that the meat industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars in the world. So Boris would be bonkers not to … Read more.