It’s a disgrace. Because of the provisions laid out in the world’s largest chemical testing programme, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), ingredients used in cosmetics continue to be tested on animals within the EU.
In 2013, the European Cosmetics Regulation was supposed to ban the sale of cosmetics products that had been tested on animals. This was a huge step forward in ending cruel and abhorrent cosmetics tests on animals. But under the guise of REACH, the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are … Read more.
Some of the things that we all take for granted seem like an impossible dream for animals who suffer at human hands. Please take action to help these animals’ Christmas wishes come true!
Orcas in the wild swim up to 100 miles a day. At marine parks such as SeaWorld, they’re forced to live in tiny concrete tanks, far away from their ocean homes. Speak out.
A steel laboratory cage is no place to spend Christmas – or any day, for that matter. Ask Air France to stop shipping … Read more.
Some promising news: the Norwegian Animal Research Authority (NARA) has, for the first time, rejected an application by the Norwegian Armed Forces to injure and kill animals in archaic trauma training exercises.
In live-animal trauma training, animals such as pigs and goats are shot apart, are stabbed and have their bones broken before being sewn back together by trainee surgeons – and then they’re killed. It’s an unacceptably cruel practice, especially as humane, high-tech training methods have been proved to prepare doctors for the battlefield more effectively.
Norway, along … Read more.
Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Milan and Paris are just a few of the cities that Morrissey’s latest European tour has taken him to – and wherever he’s gone, he’s made sure that his fans have heard the compassionate meat-free message loud and clear.
In addition to persuading all the venues that he’s performing at to go meat-free for the night, Moz also gave a show-stopping rendition of his iconic song “Meat Is Murder” – accompanied by harrowing video footage from abattoirs to help drive the point home. And his performances have led … Read more.
Update! We’re always hearing from supporters who are sickened by the cruelty of angora production – in which rabbits have the fur ripped from their skin or are tied up and roughly shorn – and who want to make sure that their favourite stores are angora-free.
So we thought we’d share where we’re up to in the campaign against this violently produced fabric.
As of December 2014, the following companies have told PETA or its international affiliates that they will not be using angora in future collections. It’s quite a list!
& … Read more.
‘Tis the season of goodwill, mulled wine, mince pies, holiday feasts, family gatherings, carol singers and Christmas shopping.
But for some animals, especially those who are killed for food or for their skins, Christmas is anything but a merry occasion. You can help change that, though, with these easy steps for spreading joy to all this December.
Be a Compassionate Christmas Shopper
Vote with your wallet by leaving items made from angora, leather and other cruelly derived materials on the shelf. Instead, check out our list of ethical gift ideas, from … Read more.
Soul-singing sensation Paloma Faith uses her celebrated voice to draw attention to the barbaric fur industry in a new video that shines an unflinching spotlight on fur production in Europe and the US.
Paloma is known for her distinctive style but doesn’t believe that animals should suffer in this way for her fashion choices. As she says:
“All fur is the product of extreme cruelty and abuse of animals. That’s why I always choose faux fur. With so many extraordinary alternatives on the market, there’s just no excuse for tearing the fur off
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It’s common sense, really – a crowded shopping centre at the busiest time of year is no place for a wild animal. Yet across the UK, a number of towns have plans to use reindeer as holiday “props” in Christmas displays.
Reindeer belong in the Arctic and subarctic regions of the world, where they can live in herds and roam freely over vast open ranges. Being carted around from one display to another, housed in tiny sheds and pens, forced to pull sleighs and exposed to bright lights and loud noises, prevents … Read more.
This week, we’ve been experimenting with theatrical “blood”, considering the pros and cons of flesh-coloured underwear and e-mailing hundreds of people with requests that they take off their clothes in public.
Why? We’re planning one of our most daring demos yet – and if you know anything about PETA, that’s really saying something!
On Saturday, 1 November – which, not by coincidence, is World Vegan Day – we’ll be staging a huge “die-in” in the middle of Trafalgar Square in order to draw the world’s attention to the 255 animals who are … Read more.
London Zoo’s stubborn insistence on not cancelling its “Zoo Lates” events – in which around 6,000 visitors pour into the zoo in the evening, during the animals’ usual resting hours, drink alcohol, sing and shout along to music – reveals the institution’s true priorities. Like all zoos, it’s more concerned with making money than safeguarding the animals it keeps captive.
Allegations that one visitor poured beer on a tiger, another fell and “accidentally” punched a bird and yet another asked a staff member “Which penguin can I fight?” are apparently not enough … Read more.