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Cruelty Charges Long Overdue for Foie Gras Farmers

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

A dying breed of self-proclaimed 'foodie' still shamelessly defends its obsession with this torture in a tin, no matter how many videos surface showing ducks and geese in abject misery. But the future for foie gras producers and aficionados is bleak. Even the French, a nation once synonymous with the cruel foodstuff, are turning their backs on foie gras.

Circus Animals - 10 Reasons the Show Must Go On

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Douglas McPherson

Circuses with wild animals are strictly regulated by a licensing scheme, introduced in 2012, that sees them inspected by vets six times a year (twice unannounced) with the results available online. Every aspect of the animal's life, diet and accommodation is governed by strict guidelines.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Faye Jacobs | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Mothering Sunday is a day to take time out of our busy schedules and appreciate all of the lovely things that our mums do for us. It is a day for her to sleep in, relax in a hot bath and enjoy a lunch that she didn't have to cook!

Kim's In Hot Water Over 'Fur-kini' Pics

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Kim Kardashian has come under fire after posing in what she has dubbed the “fur-kini”. SEE MORE: Want A Bottom Like Kim's? Step This Way... B...

Woolmark: Not Worth the Label It's Printed On

Ben Williamson | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Williamson

Last week, I was at Somerset House, where the finals of Woolmark's menswear design competition took place as part of Men's Fashion Week. I had a bloodied "lamb" in tow to show people what's wrong with wearing wool. Everything about the production of wool is objectionable, especially the shearing process which often leaves sheep battered and bloodied...

Let's Weigh in on the Cruelty in Zoos

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Zoos are based on the menageries of old and harken back to a time when Europeans used to pillage other continents and steal their treasures. Zookeepers today must recognise that their business model is dying and stop pretending that zoos make meaningful contributions to conservation.

Are You Wearing Dog Skin?

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Take a peek inside your wardrobe. Do you have any leather gloves or belts? Leather handbags or wallets? Unless you are a long-time vegan, you probably have something made of leather. If so, then now may be the time to bury that dead skin. As a new investigation has revealed, those leather accessories might have been made from man's best friend.

Keep Cruelty Out of Christmas

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

From penguin parades and reindeer photo ops at Christmas light switch-ons to horse-drawn carriages and "living Nativity scenes" in churchyards complete with sheep and donkeys, a number of different animal species are exploited in seasonal displays.

That Vivienne Westwood 'Eat Less' Row Has Just Become Even More Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Vivienne Westwood has denied to the Huffington Post UK that she told poor people who can't afford organic food to "eat less," even though a radio reco...

Millionaire Vivienne Westwood Has Some Advice For Poor People

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE TWO: That Vivienne Westwood 'Eat Less' Row Has Just Got Even More Awkward UPDATE: In a statement sent to the Huffington Post UK, Vivienne ...

When It Comes to Exploiting Animals on Screen, We're Moving in the Right Direction

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mimi Bekhechi

I was shocked last week to see a real chimpanzee in One Direction's new music video for Steal My Girl- shocked not only because the animal who was seen lovingly played with by band members Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik is known to have come from an entertainment-industry animal supplier with numerous citations to his name...

See the World, Just Not SeaWorld

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Many facilities operate almost continuously, giving dolphins little respite from streams of tourists. Their diets may be erratic because many facilities generate additional revenue by selling fish to tourists in order to feed dolphins. Assertive dolphins can grow obese, and less aggressive animals may go hungry.

PETA's President on the Evils of Apathy and How 'Gobsmackingly Clever Animals Are'

Hannah Gal | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

In the second interview with Peta founder and president Ingrid Newkirk, I hear about the ethical dilemmas posed by scientific research, the Silver S...

Let's Honour All War Veterans

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Countless brave birds served and died with our Allied forces. They crossed battle lines and helped influence key battle decisions by delivering vital messages. These intelligent, gentle birds were the first recipients of the Dickin Medal - animals' Victoria Cross - for contributing to the rescue of thousands of human aviators.

From Paul McCartney to Justin Bieber; 'Hey, you can be kind! Catch this!'

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

A PETA has become a buzzword because it is not a one-issue organisation. We watch the news, jump on stories and interject animal welfare issues into everything that we possibly can, from fashion and science to dog homelessness and how pigs become pork pies.

This Year's Sexiest Celebrity Vegetarians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

A big year for Jared Leto - on top of his Oscar for his supporting role in 'The Dallas Buyers Club', he's been named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celeb o...

Dairy Products: Essential to Good Health? Or The Cause of Disease?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing it for centuries does not mean it is rational or good for us; it just means it was an available food source at some point, and has since become an acceptable part of the human diet.

The Truth Behind PETA

Charlie Proctor | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Charlie Proctor

Despite what they say on their website, PETA is an evil organisation going against its' own ethos, using tactics such as graphic images and even targeting children through advertising to try and make people become grass eating vegans!

UK Universities Experiment On Kittens, Breaking Their Skulls And Attaching Electrodes To Brains

The Huffington Post UK/Rex | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: Graphic pictures Kittens have had their skulls broken, electrodes attached to their brains, ribs and spines and been left paralysed as a r...

World Trade Organisation's Decision Gets Seal of Approval From Peta (and Seals)

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has upheld a ruling that allows the European Union to ban seal fur imports on moral grounds. Canada fought desperately to have the ban repealed, but the WTO affirmed that nations have the right to reject seal products which they find morally reprehensible.

Cruelty Still Flies With Air France

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...

Virtual Reality For Chickens, To Convince Them They're Free Range (When They Aren't)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

A virtual reality system for chickens has been proposed to see whether it can convince the birds they are living a free range life when they are not. ...

We Must Resolve to Get Animals Out of Laboratories

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

We must resolve to get animals out of laboratories - for their sake and ours.

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day: Go Vegan

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Earth Day has to be about more than just turning off lights. We need to reflect seriously on the impact that our individual choices are having on the planet and its inhabitants and start to make better ones.

Here Are The UK's Sexiest Vegans (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The victors have been named in Peta’s annual contest to track down the UK’s sexiest vegans. Taking the crowns this year are Jenna McGuinness a...