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  • 21
  • Mar

Bubbly Pro-Vegan PETA Action Marks World Water Day

Nearly nude vegan PETA supporters Marika Rea and Helaine Murrin sat leisurely in a bubbly bath holding signs reading, “50 Baths = 1 Steak. Clean Your Conscience: Go Vegan”, in Dublin today in the run-up to World Water Day. The bathing beauties let passers-by know that it takes the water equivalent to 50 baths to produce one steak.

“Not only is the meat industry cruel, it also wastes huge amounts of water and damages the planet”, says bathing beauty Helaine. “You can’t eat meat and be an environmentalist.”

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  • 26
  • Jan

Sexiest European Vegetarian Sophie Shows All Animals Have the Same Parts

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”.

Sexiest European Vegetarian Sophie Barrett Body Parts

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.


  • 20
  • Jan

PETA Supports Eating Meat – Find Out Why

A subject that has generated some interesting discussions in the office and that we’d love to hear your views on is PETA-approved meat – in vitro meat, that is! Although in vitro meat isn’t on supermarket shelves yet, it will be in our lifetime. The technology involves painlessly taking a few cells from a live animal and putting them into a nutritious medium in which they will divide. Scientists have already concluded that a few cells can feed an entire nation – in fact, … Read more.


  • 21
  • Dec

Video: Climate Change 2.0: Chomped if We Want It!

A new video from international environmentalists Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, created as part of the Chomping Climate Change campaign, has been featured on Sir Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday campaign website.

The video comes shortly after the most recent rounds of COP17 talks in Durban, South Africa, and is designed to outline what people can do to help limit greenhouse-gas emissions and reduce the dangerous levels of carbon already in the atmosphere.

With a recent UN report on climate change, and Worldwatch Institute’s Livestock and Climate Change report both … Read more.


  • 14
  • Dec

Would You Eat Your Dog?

How would children feel if Spot and Fluffy were stuffed and roasted for Christmas? That’s what we’re asking this holiday season with a new billboard that shows an animal who’s a cross between a dog and a turkey. We decided to run the billboard near Manchester schools in the hope that it will spark a dialogue between kids and their parents.

“Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they’d trade in their drumsticks for a veggie roast in a … Read more.


  • 22
  • Nov

PETA’s ‘Pig’ and ‘Cow’ Join the 99 per Cent

Last week, PETA’s loveable “pig” and “cow” joined the protesters at St Paul’s Cathedral. They were there to let people know that while a relatively small number of people fatten their wallets in the meat, egg and dairy industries, billions of animals suffer and die.

Because of corporate greed, animals are being treated like parts on an assembly line rather than the intelligent, sensitive individuals they are. Anyone opposed to injustice or morally bankrupt operations by big business should condemn industrialised animal agriculture, which causes animal suffering on a colossal scale.… Read more.


  • 04
  • Oct

On World Animal Day, How ‘Great’ Would Great Britain Be in Gandhi’s Eyes?

During a week that marks both Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and World Animal Day, we thought it appropriate to take a moment to reflect on these words of wisdom from the “Great Soul”: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. If Gandhi were alive today, how would the UK fare in his eyes?

One of the first pieces of animal rights legislation in the world, the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act of 1822, was introduced in the UK, and we’ve … Read more.


  • 25
  • Aug

Bathing Beauty Shows How Much Water to Produce One Steak

Nearly nude PETA model – and vegetarian – Megan Currie sudsed up in a tub for World Water Week while policymakers met in Sweden to discuss global water issues. The bathing beauty informed passers-by that it takes the equivalent of 50 baths filled with water to produce just one steak. Megan aimed to show people that the best way to fight the worldwide water crisis and clean their conscience is to go veg.

“Not only does the meat industry inflict cruelty, it also wastes huge amounts of water and damages the … Read more.


  • 02
  • Aug

Another UK Abattoir Caught Out Inflicting Harrowing Abuse

Barely a year after Animal Aid first released harrowing footage taken inside UK abattoirs, they have uncovered more abuse. Video footage secretly recorded at Elmkirk Ltd (Cheale Meats) makes for distressing viewing, but astonishingly, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are refusing to prosecute those responsible because the abattoir staff were not consulted about the cameras.

The hidden cameras at the Cheale Meats abattoir recorded staff punching pigs, hitting them with bats, burning their faces with cigarettes and forcing injured pigs to drag themselves into the stun pen. One … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jul

‘Fat Tax’ Starts This Autumn

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Have Denmark’s legislators been reading Animal Writes? PETA has long maintained that a tax on meat would help offset its negative impact on our health and the environment, and now it seems that the Danish government agrees with us. Starting in October, the country will levy taxes on certain meat and dairy products, animal fats, and other unhealthy foods.

The tariff will, of course, generate revenue for Denmark, but it is expected to cut healthcare costs as well if people respond by consuming less high-calorie, low-nutrition animal … Read more.