PETA’s Advent Calendar 2018: 25 Ways to Help Animals This December
With PETA’s advent calendar, you can make the next 25 days a truly magical time for animals – ’tis the season, after all!
Whether you join a protest, sign a petition, or use cruelty-free cosmetics, mark the countdown to Christmas by showing your support for animals:
Let’s make the season a festive one for all animals. Order our free vegan starter kit to make the switch today.
Canada Goose subjects coyotes and birds to an agonising death in order to produce fur trim and down-feather fillers for its jackets. Please help spread the word about these animals’ suffering.
Animals are exploited for their skin and flesh all year long, and nothing could be less in keeping with the Christmas spirit than contributing to their suffering. Luckily, you can easily avoid buying gifts for which animals are harmed. Read our guide to find out how.
We can help end the suffering of geese and ducks whose feathers are ripped out to produce down-filled items. If you spot any down products while doing your Christmas shopping, please take action – it will make a difference.
Going dairy-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some cheesy goodness – it just means you can enjoy that cheesy goodness without supporting the cruelty of the dairy industry. Use our guide to give your pals a plant-based cheese night to remember.
Turkeys are fascinating birds, and like all animals, they deserve to be kept off the table this (and every) Christmas. Share these facts about turkeys across your social media so that people get the message that meat-free is the way to go!
Animals used for experiments don’t get a holiday. Help dogs, mice, and other animals in laboratories: sign our petition urging the government to end all animal experiments.
TUI continues to sell tickets to SeaWorld, despite being fully aware of the marine park’s cruel treatment of animals for profit. Protest, send an e-mail, or make a phone call during our national day of action on Saturday, 8 December, to urge the travel provider to stop supporting orca abuse.
Ditch the suffering, torture, and death that goes with foie gras by making Alexis Gauthier’s Faux Gras for your loved ones this Christmas. It’s tasty and totally cruelty-free!
Celebrate International Animal Rights Day by becoming part of a growing movement to help animals. Join PETA’s Action Team now.
Fur belongs on the living beings who were born with it, so the fur industry is a nightmare for animals – both during the colder months and throughout the rest of the year. Please sign our petition to show your support for a ban on all fur sales in Britain.
[Image: © Jo-Anne McArthur / The Ghosts In Our Machine]
Increased demand for vegan options has opened up a whole new world of delicious, animal-friendly dishes at chain restaurants, so head to your favourite today for a warming vegan meal.
For reindeer and other animals used as living props across the UK around Christmas, this is the least wonderful time of the year. If you learn about any events in your local area that will feature live animals, please write to the organisers and ask them to rethink their plans. See our sample letter here.
We’re making last-minute Christmas shopping a little easier for you this year with our ideas for vegan gifts that are sure to delight your friends and family.
[Image: Cirque Du Soleil]
When the temperature drops, companion animals who are left outdoors are in danger of succumbing to exposure. Keep them indoors, and make sure they feel safe and warm – just as you want to feel during the colder months.
The mohair industry hurts angora goats. Avoid supporting it by refusing to buy the cruelly obtained material, and call on Free People to give angora goats the gift of peace by ditching it, too.
The centrepiece of most Christmas dinners is a hearty roast, and fortunately, there’s truly no need for turkeys to suffer when there are so many great vegan options available.
Turkeys aren’t the only ones who will be suffering this Christmas – cows exploited in the food industry meet an equally horrific end. Take action now to help protect Irish cows from a live-export nightmare.
Many people still don’t know that buying wool supports the torment and killing of sheep, so urge your friends and family to have a wool-free winter. Also, please sign our petition calling on Forever 21 to have one, too.
Whether you’re hosting a ho-ho-holiday dinner to remember or taking a few vegan nibbles to your office party, check out our guide to the best plant-based goodies to get the party started.
Today, we challenge you to take a picture of your animal companion and share it on social media with the caption “If you wouldn’t eat your [dog/cat/other animal], why eat a turkey?” Tag @PETAUK and we’ll be sure to like your post!
[Image: Moving Animals]
Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind Michelin-starred restaurant or a gorgeous 10-course gourmet experience, our list of the best restaurants in the UK for vegan fine dining will help you find the perfect place to make your most luxurious festive vegan food dreams come true.
The wait is almost over, which means you can start getting party-ready. Make it a merry Christmas Eve by wearing cruelty-free make-up, sparing animals the agony of being experimented on for cosmetics.
Commit to helping animals in 2019 – sign up for PETA UK E-News now and receive all the latest petitions and action alerts. As more and more compassionate people take action, society has no choice but to listen. Our individual actions can be extremely powerful, but when we act together, we can achieve even more
Happy Christmas from everyone at PETA! Thank you for your support – we can’t wait to work together to achieve even more great change for animals next year.