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  • 18
  • Apr

Paul McCartney’s Easter Appeal

Music legend and long-time animal advocate Paul McCartney is urging fans to make Good Friday a good day for animals, too, by “trying vegetarian”.

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Many Christians traditionally replace meat from land animals with fish on Good Friday, but whether two-legged, four-legged or finned, all animals raised and killed for food suffer in just the same way.

Paul, who was raised a Catholic, says, “Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ And … Read more.


  • 27
  • Nov

What Do These Five British Celebs Have in Common?

Two of them are related. Two of them made their name in music, and two have a talent for fashion. But what all these compassionate stars share is a meat-free diet. That’s right – Stella McCartney, Morrissey, Vivienne Westwood, Paul McCartney and Alan Cumming are all vegetarian and proud!

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Now, they’re going to be gracing Americans’ Christmas cards this holiday season as part of a limited-edition set of stamps launched by PETA US that honours famous vegetarians. The set also features celebrated plant-eaters from across the pond, including Ricky Martin, Pamela Anderson, … Read more.


  • 19
  • Jul

Paul McCartney Speaks Out for Mali the Elephant

Mali has spent 35 years at the Manila Zoo, where she endures intense confinement, loneliness, boredom and isolation in an area that is a miniscule fraction of the size of her natural habitat. She is the Philippines’ only captive elephant – and one of the world’s saddest.

There was some hope last year when the Office of the President issued a directive stating that she should be transferred to a sanctuary after an evaluation of her health. But it has been more than a year, and Mali still awaits her freedom.

We … Read more.


  • 14
  • Feb

Slaughterhouse Secrets

On Tuesday, the police and food standards inspectors raided a UK abattoir and meat processing firm to find out if they had been passing meat from horses off as beef – the latest development in the ongoing British horsemeat scandal, which has affected major retailers from Tesco to Burger King.

While the authorities have yet to reach a verdict about these particular facilities, at every slaughterhouse in Britain atrocities go on every day that would turn most people’s stomachs.

From being strung up by their legs and given repeated electric shocks to  … Read more.


  • 15
  • Jun

Why Did the ‘Chicken’ Cross the Road?

To send birthday greetings to Paul McCartney, of course!

It’s not John, Paul, George and Ringo crossing Abbey Road – it’s a “fish”, “pig”, “chicken” and “cow” carrying signs that spell out “Happy Birthday, Paul! Thank You for Loving Us, Not Eating Us” in honour of the celebrated vegetarian’s 70th birthday. In addition to sending Paul the one-of-a-kind photograph, PETA will also be distributing free copies of its “Glass Walls” DVD – narrated by Paul – to the fans who will gather on Abbey Road and in Liverpool on Paul’s … Read more.


  • 15
  • Dec

25 Celebrities Who Won’t Be Eating Turkey This Christmas

Who eats turkey at Christmas?! Not these compassionate celebrities, who have made the choice not to gobble down something that used to … gobble. This holiday, take a tip from the stars – extend the season of goodwill and compassion to animals by leaving them off your plate:

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Owain Yeoman

Owain Yeoman

Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Doolittle

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Sadie Frost

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Anne Hathaway

Ann Hathaway

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Jay McGuiness

Jay McGuiness

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Chantelle Houghton

Chantelle Houghton

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Joss Stone

Joss Stone

Tobey Maguire

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  • 24
  • Oct

Animal Rahat Honours Sir Paul McCartney and Lady Nancy Shevell With Puppies

To recognise Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell’s love of animals, Animal Rahat – an Indian organisation that helps alleviate the suffering of working animals – has gifted them a framed photograph of two adorable puppies named in honour of the superstar and his beautiful new bride.

A long-time advocate and supporter of PETA India, the Beatles legend has been associated with the organisation since its inception in 2000. “He and his late wife, Linda, were among the first supporters. Sir Paul has always been concerned about the suffering of street … Read more.


  • 11
  • Oct

And I Love Her: Sir Paul McCartney Weds

All they need is love! Congratulations to Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell who were married in an intimate ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall on Sunday.

After the nuptials, longtime vegetarian and PETA supporter Sir Paul and his new bride invited family and close friends to his St. John’s Wood estate for a three-course vegetarian feast and two wedding cakes. The bride looked radiant in a dress designed by Sir Paul’s daughter, Stella, who is leather- and fur-free and also a PETA supporter.

While many hearts are surely breaking … Read more.


  • 11
  • Jul

Adele Goes Vegetarian!

Multi-platinum recording artist Adele can melt hearts with her soulful voice, but her actions are saving lives. The singer told Radio 1 that she is leaving meat out of her repertoire.

Like many of her songs, Adele’s inspiration came from love. “Whenever I am about to eat meat, I always see my little dog’s eyes”, she said.

Adele is quite right, of course: cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens and other animals killed for food feel pain and fear, just like dogs and cats do, and it doesn’t … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jun

Happy Birthday, Sir Paul!

Music icon and tireless animal defender Sir Paul McCartney is turning 69 on 18 June. The singer, songwriter and composer in one of the most successful bands in music history is also a devoted vegetarian.

Animal welfare is an issue so close to his heart that Sir Paul joined with PETA to narrate “Glass Walls,” an undercover video that shows the cruel treatment and suffering of animals on factory farms and at abattoirs. The video’s name is taken from McCartney’s famous quote, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would … Read more.