In a massive victory for animals, the world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex – owner of Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti and many other brands – has agreed to a permanent ban on angora wool!
This move will help save countless rabbits from being farmed in appalling conditions on Chinese angora farms, where they often have the fur ripped from their skin as they scream in pain.
And, in an extra-compassionate twist, it will help humans too – Inditex will donate its residual stock of 20,000 angora wool garments, worth hundreds of … Read more.
The Irish Parliament building, Leinster House, is on the growing list of institutions around the world that refuse to serve foie gras – the fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese.
Officials confirmed the news to PETA, and this move follows in the compassionate footsteps of the UK’s House of Commons and House of Lords, both of which maintain firm policies against serving foie gras.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Brit Awards, Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Royal Shakespeare Company have all also banned foie gras.
Leinster … Read more.
Victory at last – we’ve just learned that the Planning Inspectorate has dismissed plans to build a horrific new chicken factory in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, after almost 30,000 PETA supporters spoke out against the proposal!
The planning application had previously been unanimously rejected by Wychavon District Council, but the applicant had attempted to overturn the decision by appealing to the national Planning Inspectorate. Chickens, local residents and all compassionate people can breathe a sigh of relief now that the appeal has also been turned down, meaning that this monstrosity can never be … Read more.
Another victory for people power in the campaign against unethical angora!
In November 2013, PETA Asia’s investigation into Chinese angora farms shook the fashion world and persuaded dozens of brands, including ASOS, Forever 21, H&M and many others, to banish it from their collections. But until now, online retailer Boohoo still had no permanent policy in place banning angora.
Luckily, more than 10,000 feisty PETA supporters sprang into action. After receiving a deluge of messages via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and its website from compassionate people asking it to do the right … Read more.
Victory! In a landmark decision that could save millions of animals from suffering and death in laboratory experiments, the European Ombudsman has determined that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the agency responsible for overseeing the largest animal testing programme in the world, is not fully applying its authority to minimise animal experiments, as required by law.
In 2011, PETA learned that tens of thousands of animals were being poisoned and killed in avoidable tests, contrary to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), which states that … Read more.
This week, we received a very welcome e-mail from London’s Institut Français:
I hear your concern concerning the “force feeding” [of] birds. We want all our students to enjoy the Christmas Market the best possible way in a festive atmosphere[.] I hope you will be happy to hear we all have agreed to ask the stall to remove foie gras from the menu.
A student studying French at the cultural centre – who also happens to be a PETA campaigner – was dismayed when she found out that cruel foie gras … Read more.
French clothing retailer Lacoste is the latest company to confirm to PETA that it’s removing all angora wool products and has requested to be added to our list of retailers that do not sell angora.
“As part of its CSR policy, we can confirm that Lacoste has no plan to use angora fibers in its coming collections”, the company says in a statement.
This is great news for animals and compassionate shoppers. PETA Asia’s unprecedented investigation shows that rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer greatly during the cutting … Read more.
In a groundbreaking victory more than three decades in the making, the US military has agreed to replace the use of animals in six different areas of medical training with modern human-patient simulators – an enlightened step forward that will save countless human and animal lives.
These advanced simulators will better prepare medical personnel to treat injured soldiers and will save animals from being cut into and having hard plastic tubes repeatedly forced down their throats, among other invasive and often deadly procedures.
As reported in a Boston Globe cover story, … Read more.
Whether you’re a fan of ice skating, fine art, open-air cinema or fashion, you’ll find them at Somerset House – which is why we were delighted to learn this week that the London cultural institution is also a foie gras–free zone!
“I can confirm that we do not allow foie gras to be supplied or served at Somerset House”, Director Jonathan Reekie wrote to PETA.
We were especially relieved by this news in light of Somerset House’s Christmas partnership with Fortnum & Mason, one of the few retailers that continue to sell … Read more.
When we heard that yet ANOTHER major UK retailer – Monsoon Accessorize – has just ended the use of angora wool, we had to crack out the champagne!
In a statement on its website today, Monsoon confirmed that, after hearing from customers:
“we have decided to end the use of angora in all future production of our clothing and accessories”.
This is the right decision for bunnies and for fashion – because, ever since PETA Asia’s deeply disturbing investigation into angora fur farms last year, it’s been clear that … Read more.