Hurrah! After being made aware of video footage from PETA Asia’s investigation of angora farms in China – where 90 per cent of the world’s angora is produced – H&M has announced that it is halting the production of angora products because of the horrific cruelty inflicted on rabbits.
The video shows how terrified bunnies have the fur torn from their bodies as they scream in pain. Workers grab the rabbits and rip out handful after handful of hair, until the animals are left bleeding and completely bare. Then they are shoved … Read more.
Most cats may prefer spending the holidays scaling the Christmas tree and playing with the box rather than the present, but not these kitties! They are helping PETA wish you a meowy Catmas and a hoppy New Year!
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Our colossal “cottontails” joined in the festivities at Oxford Street last night as the famous London shopping area switched on their Christmas lights. The giant rabbits spread holiday cheer by urging shoppers to go fur-free this holiday season.
Buying fur coats, collars or cuffs made from animals who have been bludgeoned to death, strangled, electrocuted and even skinned alive goes against the Christmas spirit of peace and compassion. With so many fashionable, comfortable and warm faux-fur and pleather options available today, there is no excuse for buying bits and pieces of any … Read more.
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We’re hopping up and down in the PETA office following the news that T&S Nurseries’ plans to build a rabbit-breeding farm in Stamford have been thwarted again! After initial plans were refused, another application was submitted and promptly shot down, saving more bunnies from a life of misery and suffering.
This farm would have been a wholly unnatural environment for these quiet, clean, sociable animals and would have denied them the opportunity to do anything that makes life worth living – before they mercilessly ended up … Read more.
Champagne corks have been popping in the office following the news that plans to build two intensive rabbit-breeding farms in East Bridgford and Granby in Nottinghamshire have been shelved, thanks in large part to the many objections the council received. And you, our fabulous supporters, sent more than 1,600 of them!
The proposed facilities would have been the first rabbit factory farms in the UK in 15 years, and each would have housed up to 1,100 rabbits in wire cages stacked three high inside windowless barns. This kind of unnatural environment – … Read more.
Carrying signs that read, “Everybunny Say NO to Factory Farms”, our giant costumed “rabbits” gathered outside the Rushcliffe Borough Council office yesterday to protest against applications for two rabbit farms in Granby and East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.
Modern factory farms are designed to produce as much meat as quickly and cheaply as possible and in the least amount of space. The proposed farms would each house up to 1,100 rabbits who would be kept in wire cages stacked three high inside windowless barns. This unnatural environment – which provides no fresh … Read more.
Dozens of animals were rescued from a ramshackle farm in Arnsberg-Hüsten, Germany, after a whistleblower alerted PETA Germany that the animals were being kept in filthy, dilapidated sheds or were enclosed in broken wire fences—exposed to the elements, predators, and the beer-bottle-littered ground.
Upon investigation, staff members found 59 chickens, 34 rabbits, 25 ducks, and six geese, as well as the skins and heads of two dead rabbits and the carcasses of three dead and decaying animals, which were being eaten by rats. The whistleblower stated that the … 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.
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Inch by inch, progress is being made in ending animal tests. Actually, today it was more mile by mile. After more than a decade of scientific research, negotiations and lobbying by PETA and other animal protection groups, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has approved new, non-animal testing methods for skin irritation.
What does that mean? Until recently, chemicals of all kinds were tested for skin irritation using painful tests on rabbits. But now, around the entire world, the standard way … Read more.