Yesterday saw World Vegetarian Day arrive, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month – a whole month of opportunities to try something new and learn just how great a meat-free diet can be! So many compassionate celebs (and PETA supporters) have already made the decision to ditch meat, including Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, Eliza Doolittle, Owain Yeoman, Leona Lewis, Bryan Adams, Russell Brand, and Chantelle Houghton – who recently launched our brand-new vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
What better time to give it a shot than … Read more.
Barely a year after Animal Aid first released harrowing footage taken inside UK abattoirs, they have uncovered more abuse. Video footage secretly recorded at Elmkirk Ltd (Cheale Meats) makes for distressing viewing, but astonishingly, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are refusing to prosecute those responsible because the abattoir staff were not consulted about the cameras.
The hidden cameras at the Cheale Meats abattoir recorded staff punching pigs, hitting them with bats, burning their faces with cigarettes and forcing injured pigs to drag themselves into the stun pen. One … Read more.
PETA’s gorgeous Lettuce Lad and Lady were outside Earl’s Court Real Food Festival on Friday giving away meat-free sausage samples to visiting foodies. Judging by the speed at which they were refilling their trays, the vegan treats were a real hit with the crowd, and why not? For those hooked on meat, vegan sausages and other faux meats have all the flavour of your favourite foods, without any of the cruelty.
Every year, more than a billion animals are raised and killed in Britain in conditions that would horrify any compassionate person. … Read more.
After hearing of the alarming expansion of kids’ waistbands in the Scottish capital – about one in 10 of its Primary 1 schoolchildren is now considered clinically obese, according to the NHS National Services Scotland – we’ve placed our latest billboard at Crewe Toll, in Edinburgh, in the hopes that residents will take stock of the city’s ballooning childhood obesity problem. The eye-catching advert reads, “Feeding Kids Meat Is Child Abuse. Fight the Fat. Go Veg”.
Large numbers of British children are now suffering the ills of high-calorie, meat-rich diets. Medical professionals … Read more.
Wearing a teeny green dress made of lettuce leaves, Big Brother winner and model Chantelle Houghton posed for photographs today in Covent Garden for the launch of our recently revamped vegetarian/vegan starter kit. Bustling Covent Garden, which used to host the largest fruit and vegetable market in England, was the perfect location for ultra-fit Houghton to encourage people to go veg to help end animal suffering and improve their health.
“A vegetarian diet gives me the energy I need to maintain my active lifestyle”, says Houghton, who recently released a workout DVD… Read more.
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One look at most pub menus and it’s clear that the days are long gone when a vegetarian meal in a British pub meant a handful of peanuts or a packet of crisps. PETA is recognising pubs that are doing their best to satisfy patrons’ hunger for healthy vegan options, and regulars at our top 10 below will be pleased to know that the establishments have been named the Top 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Pubs in the UK. Winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, including reputation … Read more.
This week, three of our brilliant activists hit Cardiff city centre in biohazard suits. Holding signs reading, “Meat Is a Biohazard. Go Vegan”, they were there to let people know about the link between today’s factory farming methods and the increase in diseases spreading to humans. A recent study published in the Guardian listed Cardiff as having one of the worst outbreaks of swine flu in the country.
Cramming animals by the thousands into filthy sheds and forcing them to live surrounded by their own faeces creates a perfect breeding ground for … Read more.
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When we heard that North Norfolk District Council was selling a disused lavatory in the seaside town of Sheringham, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try to help aquatic animals. PETA proposed placing an anti-fishing ad that reads, “What’s That Pong? Fishing Stinks, Go Vegan,” on the side of the public toilet, which overlooks the sea, until it sells.
Whilst locals may think the toilet stunk, what really stinks is the abuse that fish suffer as they are dragged from the sea, stamped on, cut open whilst still … Read more.
As you’re getting stuck in to the New Year, why not tuck in to some delicious new vegan food from Redwood Wholefoods?
The cruelty-free company was kind enough to send some samples from their new range to the PETA office for us to try, but you had to be pretty quick off the mark to get a taste in! Below are some of our thoughts, but try them all for yourself!
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PETA’s lovely Lettuce Ladies were very visible outside Madame Tussauds today, handing out tasty vegan sausages to people queuing up for the unveiling of the new Lady Gaga wax figure. To celebrate the event, the famous wax museum offered free admission to the first 100 people who showed up to the event dressed like the rocker.
Expecting to see some attendees emulating Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress, which she wore at the MTV Video Music Awards, the Lettuce Ladies decided to head on over to the event and spread the vegan … Read more.