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York City Council Condemns Foie Gras

3dimages/Creative Commons As of last week, the city of York became the first city in the UK to pass a motion condemning the sale of foie gras on the …

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Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Follow Burger King’s Lead on Animal Welfare

October 2007 In June 2006, PETA initiated discussions with the executives of CKE Restaurants, the company that owns fast-food giants Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. One year later, CKE implemented a …


Whole Foods Ends Sale of Live Lobsters and Crabs

October 2007 PETA and other groups’ work with Whole Foods Market to improve animal welfare standards leads Whole Foods to end the sale of Live Lobsters and Crabs.  


Monastery Closes Its Abusive Egg Factory Farm

October 2007 In 2007, a PETA undercover investigator exposed hideous cruelty to animals at Mepkin Abbey, a Christian monastery in South Carolina. The monks operated a standard egg factory farm, …


Harvey Nichols Ends Foie Gras Sales

I’m excited to let everyone know that following negotiations with PETA Europe representatives, UK-based luxury department store Harvey Nichols has ended foie gras sales at all of its stores. …

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Wanna Fix Global Warming? Talk to the Giant Chicken in the Hummer

Yesterday, one of my colleagues dressed as a chicken and drove a Hummer round the State Department building, where the Meeting of Major Economies on Energy Security and Climate …

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Vegetarianism and the Environment

Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water. The byproducts of animal agriculture pollute our air and waterways. By shunning animal products, vegans are …


CBS Kills Animals for Ratings

Les Moonves, CBS News/Creative Commons The real villain here is a fellow named Les Moonves, who runs CBS, and under whose leadership the network has become renowned for soliciting …

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Oscar De La Hoya in a Skirt?

Not all of Oscar De La Hoya’s fans were as happy about the pics of the world-famous boxer prancing around in fishnets and a mini skirt as we were …

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Rob Zombie Does Not Eat Flesh

umusic/Creative Commons If you’ve been following Rob Zombie’s career, you’ll know that he’s been successful in a number of different arenas, from his groundbreaking work with White Zombie in …

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Smile Everybody, It’s Fish Amnesty Day!

Kidport/Creative Commons Yup, that’s right. It’s finally Fish Amnesty Day again! Fish Amnesty Day was created by PETA 10 years ago as a much less violent alternative to National …

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PETA UK Is at It Again

Following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Bristol last week, PETA UK protesters took to the streets to remind shoppers that the solution to epidemics like foot and mouth, …

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Chrissie Hynde’s New Restaurant

Chrissie Hynde and PETA VP Dan Mathews Chrissie Hynde, who famously sang “My City Is Gone” in lament of the decay of her native Akron, OH, went home on …

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Animal Birth Control!

Since we began preparations to launch our new initiative to fight animal overpopulation a little while ago, I’ve learned an awful lot about animal breeders—who positively swarmed to my …

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Melissa Ferrick: Don’t Buy While Animals Die

For years, singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick has worn her emotions on her sleeve, and used her music to draw attention to issues that are important to her. Well, now she’s …

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