A five-month undercover investigation by The Guardian, published this week, reveals some of the UK chicken industry’s darkest secrets.
The investigation focussed on meat processing plants that supply some of the UK’s largest supermarkets, including Tesco, M&S and Asda. It found that a shocking two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in the UK is contaminated with campylobacter, a potentially deadly cause of food poisoning. In the UK, approximately 280,000 people a year are thought to become ill from campylobacter (80 per cent of which comes from chicken).
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With the demand for cruelty-free clothing, shoes and accessories greater than ever, international retailer Esprit is ramping up its animal- and eco-friendly credentials by launching a stylish new collection of leather-free trainers for women! The new line even carries a “PETA-Approved Vegan” hanging tag, making it super-easy for shoppers to make sure that their purchases are animal-friendly.
The new collection is available online as well as at Esprit’s shops in more than 40 countries – including London’s Regent Street flagship store.
We’d like to thank Esprit for setting a wonderful example of … Read more.
Readers were shocked by details that emerged during the trial of a Kent man who allegedly groomed a young girl online, intending to rape, kill, dismember and eat her. The disturbing conversations alleged to have taken place on fetish websites frequented by the man are enough to make even the most hardened reader shudder. “I don’t like waste”, he allegedly assured the 14-year-old. “I’ll eat everything from your feet to your face.”
Wait … haven’t we heard this somewhere before???
Human beings do commit similarly vile and depraved acts on innocent victims … Read more.
If you’re on the fashion pulse, you may have already heard whispers of celebrity designer and PETA supporter Meg Mathews’ collaboration with high-end vegan accessories label Wilby this month.
Her collection is the latest in fabulous cruelty-free accessories, and to celebrate, here are eight super-stylish bags from companies that have signed up to be a part of the brand-new “PETA-Approved Vegan” scheme. Whether you’re after an oversized tote, a cutesy clutch or a non-nonsense shoulder bag, there’s something here for everyone!
- Wilby Yellow Citibag:
Our top pick from Meg’s
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Going vegan has given footballer Dean Howell a phenomenal body and the stamina that he needs as a professional athlete. With his new ad for PETA, shot by celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton, Dean is encouraging other professional athletes and anyone else who wants to get fit and save animals to try vegan.
“After adopting a vegetarian diet at the age of 20 and then a vegan diet at 24, I maintained the same weight but slimmed down and saw my stamina go through the roof”, he told the Burton Mail.… Read more.
Just one day before St George’s Day, two patriotic PETA activists bodypainted to look like sexy Yeomen Warders – aka “Beefeaters” – stood proud outside the Tower of London and urged the city to put down the beef. Promoting meat-free meals, the vegans encouraged the public to ditch meat for their health, for the environment, for animals and for England!
“As St George showed us, humans will go to extremes to save their own lives, but our nation’s addiction to the fatty flesh in bangers and pork pies is hurting – not … Read more.
To mark Easter, the advent of spring, and to celebrate new life, here’s your weekly cuteness fix – some irresistibly adorable baby animals who are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
“Piglets” by Meneer Zjeroen / CC BY 2.0
These sweeties have beauty and brains – pigs are thought to be smarter than a 3-year-old child!
“Lindenhof Lambs” by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby / CC BY 2.0
Sheep display emotions with their ears, recognise facial expressions, communicate using a variety of vocalisations and can recognise their … Read more.
Whether you’re stuck for a dinner party dessert or just craving some vegan chocolate indulgence, this foolproof recipe is sure to delight. It’s simple and delicious and involves no exploitation of animals – what more could you ask for?
500g silken tofu
100g vegan dark chocolate (Most dark chocolate is vegan – just check the packet to make sure that it doesn’t contain milk.)
100g vegan “milk” chocolate (Try Moo Free or Plamil. Or if you prefer a richer mousse, just use 200g of dark chocolate instead.)
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Pre-Oscar frenzy is at its height right now, ahead of this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday. But amid all the gossip and dress speculation, what we’re really looking forward to is seeing some of our favourite compassionate stars step out on the red carpet to show off their vegan “glow”.
These are a few of the beautiful, talented Hollywood vegans we’ll be watching out for:
Ellen will be taking centre stage at this year’s awards – she’s hosting them! The much-loved talk-show star has been cruelty-free for years and even had … Read more.
Last week, the lovely Louise Redknapp paid a visit to the PETA office in order to judge our 2014 Vegan Fashion Awards. Check out how she got on:
The singer, who made her name in the ’90s band Eternal and has been at the forefront of fashion ever since, confessed that she was astonished by the huge selection of stylish animal-friendly products available right now.
They ranged from bargain high-street finds from the likes of New Look and Miss Selfridge to deluxe designer pieces from Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood as … Read more.