Where do you stand? That’s the question that we posed to guests at Fortnum & Mason’s Food and Drink Awards last night. PETA gave Fortnum & Mason the shameful award of Cruellest Retailer on Monday as a result of its sale of foie gras, and we’re determined to tell as many people as possible about the store’s unethical practices, which hurt animals.
So we came up with an elegant solution for infiltrating the ceremony and getting through to the writers and foodies who were in attendance: we dispatched a team of swankily … Read more.
Rock legend Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, is the latest celeb to passionately denounce Fortnum & Mason’s sale of foie gras. In a letter to the shop’s chief executive,Ewan Venters, she writes:
Heaven knows I am not averse to sampling the finer things in life, but I know that there is nothing fine about this product, which is made from the diseased livers of force-fed geese.
I watched footage of foie gras farms, the very farms which supply your distributor, and I saw these birds have pipes shoved down
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Even in the age of Internet downloads and widescreen TVs, nothing beats a trip to the cinema to lose yourself in the magic of the movies. And thankfully for compassionate filmgoers everywhere, long gone are the days of only having stale popcorn and processed hot dogs to munch on. Today’s cinemas, recognising that patrons enjoy healthy meals and snacks during films, are offering a wide variety of creative, delicious meat-free treats. If there were an Oscar for compassionate catering, then our Top Five Vegan-Friendly Cinemas would all be worthy nominees:
An eye-opening DVD narrated by Sir Paul McCartney and signed by the fair hand of Pamela Anderson could be yours! Two autographed copies of “Glass Walls” are up for grabs.
Glamorous animal rights activist Pamela signed the DVDs during a recent trip to the UK, where she spoke to the illustrious Cambridge Union about her long history of working with PETA on behalf of animals. The crowd of brainboxes also got their own screening of “Glass Walls”, an exposé of the way animals raised for food are treated which … Read more.
The chips are down for fish and chips – at least according to a new study showing that Britain’s favourite takeaway is now Chinese food. Fewer people tucking into fish suppers is certainly a good thing, as fish have no desire to be dragged out of the sea, killed, battered and served up in a greasy paper package. Vegans can also get behind this trend because all Chinese restaurants offer a tempting selection of animal-free options!
Here are some of our favourite widely available vegan Chinese dishes – … Read more.
Good news, vegans – we’re growing in strength and numbers! Plant-based eating is hitting the zeitgeist: wherever you turn, there’s evidence of rapidly increasing interest in embracing an animal-friendly diet.
Google shows us that the number of people searching for the keyword “vegan” reached a record high in March 2013. The Vegan Society has been flooded with enquiries and reports a 40 percent increase in people pledging to go vegan worldwide. And here at PETA, we’ve seen interest in our vegetarian/vegan starter kit jump up by around a third, just … Read more.
We already knew that ethical, vegan fashion is bigger than it’s ever been – after all, we hosted our first Vegan Fashion Awards this year to celebrate all the great compassionate clothing around these days. We’re absolutely thrilled that this crucial issue has also made its way to the debating chamber of the House of Lords this week.
Baroness Young of Hornsey opened a debate “to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the promotion of ethical and sustainable fashion” – because, as she says, fashion is about much … Read more.
The Easter bunny is vegan: he’s an herbivore, so he doesn’t eat any animal products at all. He doesn’t even drink milk. In fact, if you think about it, you’ll realise that humans are the only species that drinks the milk of another animal. Our bodies aren’t designed to consume milk beyond infancy, which perhaps explains why up to 60 percent of us worldwide are lactose-intolerant.
At Easter, we’re surrounded by images of cute animals and new life. So isn’t it ironic that so many people celebrate Easter with food that is … Read more.
We’ve all seen the headlines – with rising bills, increasing food costs and widespread austerity cuts across Britain, people are feeling the pinch. So for single mum and frugal food blogger Jack Monroe (aka “A Girl Called Jack”), finding inexpensive ways to feed her family is a top priority. Since pledging to go vegan for Lent, however, Jack has discovered that there’s no reason why you can’t adopt a diet that saves animals while still counting the pennies – her collection of tempting vegan recipes works out to as little as … Read more.
Pamela Anderson, who recently graced our screens in Dancing on Ice, has fired off a letter to Fortnum & Mason urging the retailer to stop selling vile foie gras.
“I am pretty tough”, she wrote, “but watching this disgusting process brought me to tears”.
The blonde bombshell was understandably distressed after seeing video footage of ducks flapping in pain and trying to lift their heads after their throats had been slit on foie gras farms that supply Fortnum & Mason – one of the few British stores that still stocks this … Read more.