Thursday, 25 February 2010

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


DEFRA UK are currently seeking views regarding the use of wild animals in circuses.  You can have your say by completing an online questionnaire here:  DEFRA         

The questionnaire needs to be completed before the 15th March 2010 - PLEASE ASK FOR A TOTAL BAN!

SEAL SLAUGHER: did you know ......

Sealers crush baby seals' skulls in before they skin them. Virtually all seals killed in Canada's annual slaughter are younger than 3 months old.

Veterinarians and Department of Fisheries officers have found that many seals' skulls are not adequately crushed, which means that those seals may be skinned alive.

Many have not yet eaten their first solid meal or learned how to swim before they are beaten and skinned for a product that no one needs.

Sealers routinely hook seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth to avoid damaging the fur. Then they drag the seal across the ice - in many cases while the seal is still conscious.



The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games are nearly over, and the cameras and tourists will soon be going home. But even as the Olympic flame fades, PETA will not allow the world to forget that just days from today, the gruesome slaughter of thousands of baby harp seals will start, supported by the Canadian government.

Act Now to Save Seals Please help us keep the fight going strong as the ghastly seal slaughter gets closer. Donate now The best way to help us continue our fight for seals until Canada's bloody shame is stopped is by making a special donation right now.

The Olympic Games brought international attention to Canada, and PETA took advantage of it to raise awareness and generate unprecedented opposition to the seal slaughter. Our campaigners' presence in Canada has raised awareness of the suffering of seals who are slaughtered for their skin and has helped turn the world against this senseless killing. The seal slaughter is now as universally reviled as Japan's slaughter of whales and has stained Canada's international reputation. Even a majority of Canadians now want to see their government bring the carnage to an end.

But Canada's government is desperately trying to show that it won't be swayed by the flood of global condemnation that our campaign is bringing about. That same government even thumbed its nose at world opinion during a recent meeting of world finance ministers—many of whom come from countries that have recently banned the sale of seal skins—by providing attending ministers with chairs covered in the skins of dead seals and serving them seal meat at the summit ending feast! Many ministers and central bankers from France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom actually boycotted the summit ending feast.

Just as desperately, the Canadian seal industry is increasingly selling its ghastly products to China—a nation with one of the worst reputations for abusing and exploiting animals—after finding itself shut out of the American and European markets, which will no longer tolerate their bloody trade.

Make no mistake about it—even though the Canadian government may be ramping up its futile efforts to ignore public outcry and subsidize the seal massacre, we will win this fight. But now that the Olympics are over, we are going to have to work even harder to keep the heat on the Canadian government to stop this bloodbath. PETA is working year-round to save these animals and stop the seal slaughter, but we must have the dedicated commitment of supporters like you to do so.

With the seal massacre only days away, please make a generous donation online right now to sustain PETA's fight to stop the imminent slaughter and save other animals killed for their skin.

Thank you for joining us in defense of these helpless animals.

Kind regards,

Ingrid Newkirk
Ingrid E. Newkirk

P.S. Our work during the Olympics has energized the global movement to stop the cruel slaughter of Canada’s harp seals. But now is the time we need the support of every PETA member to keep up our fight for these animals. Please make the most generous gift that you are able right now. Thanks!

Sunday, 21 February 2010


PLEASE ask the Olympic Committee to help end the annual seal slaughter:  PETA

Friday, 19 February 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Thankfully, seal clubbing is not an Olympic event, but if it were, Canada would bring home the red—blood red. All eyes are on Canada as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, and this extra attention will bring increased scrutiny.

By purchasing PETA's anti-fur products, you'll be adding your voice to the global outcry against the annual seal massacre:   PETA                         

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Elephants & Polor Bears need your help!

20 years after the ivory ban, elephants are in crisis again with two countries wanting to re-open the ivory trade by selling their stockpiles.

IFAW believes ANY ivory trade leads to an increase in poaching as it provides a smokescreen for poachers to sell illegal ivory. This view is supported by the 23-country strong African Elephant Coalition. They need the EU’s support in their fight against poaching. Recent stockpile sales to Japan and China resulted in a huge increase in seizures of illegal ivory and poaching. Elephants in Senegal and Sierra Leone are already being wiped out. The only solution is a total ban on ivory sales if we want any chance of saving this magnificent species. Polar bears are watching their icy habitat melt underneath their feet, yet still face the threat of trophy hunting and commercial trade in their skins.

The EU has the power to save the elephants and polar bears by taking a strong stance at the next CITES (Convention on Trade in Endangered Species) meeting in March. A vote for a total ivory ban is vital if we are to save the elephant, and polar bears need protection from hunting and commercial trade.

Click here to TAKE ACTION!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Still photoshopping ...

The blue fairy

Fashion Victim
Kindred Souls (Wuthering Heights)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Canadian Seal Slaughter - Olympic Shame 2010

All eyes are on Canada as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. This extra attention will bring increased scrutiny and comes with the added responsibility of setting a positive example for the world. That's why PETA is calling on the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee to use its clout to help stop the Canadian seal slaughter.

Please help PETA's campaign by writing to the Vancouver Olympic Organising Committee: 

Friday, 5 February 2010


Anti-wolf extremists are pushing legislation in Utah that allows officials to remove or destroy any wolf who dares to enter areas unprotected by the Endangered Species Act. I just wrote Utah's governor and the state board of tourism to help and you can, too.

Take action online at:  DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE