News broke this morning of Animal Aid‘s investigation of Bowood Lamb, a slaughterhouse in Yorkshire. Taken over three days in December, the investigation found that sheep were beaten and had their throats hacked open while they were still conscious.
Gruesome as the footage is, the actual slaughter, whether the animal is stunned before being killed or not, is only part of the long and blatantly cruel process of modern meat production.
The vast majority of the 1 billion animals eaten every year in the UK are raised on filthy, crowded factory … Read more.
His band may have a naughty name, but Benjamin John Power from the electronic duo Fuck Buttons is anything but. In fact, the Bristol musician, who is also known for his solo project Blanck Mass, is so concerned about making kind choices that he refuses to eat food that results from animal suffering: namely, meat, eggs and dairy products.
We chatted with him about how and why he chose to go vegan:
Like many people who switch to a plant-based diet, Benjamin reports feeling less tired. He’s also glad to be … Read more.
Animals aren’t ours to use for entertainment – and this distressing footage, showing animals in Spanish circuses who are whipped, beaten with sticks, kicked, dragged by their tails and locked in tiny cages during transport, drives the point home.
The upsetting video was filmed in December 2014 in circuses across Spain by a local activist and includes footage of elephants, crocodiles, zebras, llamas, camels, dogs, tigers, horses, rhinos and lions who are exploited and abused.
While Catalonia recently banned the use of animals in circuses, the cruel shows are still … Read more.
When Sebastian Pringle, the lead singer of electro-folk band Crystal Fighters, first decided to follow a vegan diet, he had no idea how much he would love it.
In an exclusive interview, he tells us why giving up meat, eggs and dairy products was one of the best decisions he ever made:
As Sebastian explains, going vegan is first and foremost about helping animals and saving lives but has many other benefits, too, from boosting your health to reducing your carbon footprint.
Take Sebastian’s advice and go vegan for a month. … 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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Inspiring, educational or heartbreaking … these must-see videos will all make you reflect seriously about what (or who) you’re eating.
- Labels vs. reality – find out the truth about “home-grown”, “free-range” and so-called “high-welfare” meat.
- Do more than survive! Vegan free runner Tim Shieff showcases the breathtaking power of kindness.
- Many people don’t realise that the dairy industry is just as cruel as the meat trade. Hollywood mum Emily Deschanel sets them right.
- You might want to have some tissues nearby for this one. Paul McCartney narrates this deeply shocking exposé of
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How do public perceptions of the UK meat industry match up with the reality?
Watch the video to find out:
The meat industry often uses labels such as “organic”, “grass-fed”, “free-range” and “high-welfare” to market its products. But these labels are designed to make consumers feel better – not animals.
As our video shows, investigations have revealed time and time again that shocking abuse of animals occurs on farms and in abattoirs that claim to have the highest standards – including those with Red Tractor and Freedom Food certifications.
Examples of cruel … Read more.
When he’s not leaping across tall buildings, doing one-handed handstands or performing other daredevil antics, free runner Tim Shieff can often be found whipping up delicious vegan meals and speaking out for animals on his YouTube and social media channels.
Now, he’s combined his two passions to make a stunning new pro-vegan free-running video for PETA!
We chatted with him afterwards about why he chose to go vegan two and a half years ago and all the health benefits he’s noticed since ditching meat, eggs and dairy … Read more.
Brit actor and singer Victoria Summer, who’s starred in films such as Saving Mr Banks and Dracula Reborn, recently invited us into her kitchen for a vegan cooking demonstration. When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than fresh, colourful veggies and aromatic herbs for creating a light, flavourful summer dish.
Victoria is a lifelong animal lover and is now also a vegan, refusing to contribute to the suffering and slaughter of animals after researching the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries for herself. Having been raised on a … Read more.
Stuart Braithwaite‘s mum once told him that pigs cry when they know they’re going to die – and that image has stayed with him ever since. It’s not surprising, then, that the Mogwai guitarist is a committed vegetarian who decided not to support the industry that makes pigs and other animals cry out in pain, bleed and die.
In an exclusive interview, he discusses his reasons for choosing a more compassionate diet:
Cult Scottish post-rock band Mogwai was formed in Glasgow – a city that now has so many vegan … Read more.