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Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'
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'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'

May 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,544 Views 18 Comments

Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.

Sunday 23 December, 2018

Opinion: Why I no longer have turkey for Christmas dinner
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Opinion: Why I no longer have turkey for Christmas dinner

Dec 23rd 2018, 9:30 AM 25,812 Views 102 Comments

Unlike turkey flesh, vegan foods are cholesterol-free and high in fibre and other nutrients, importantly they are also delicious, writes Elisa Allen.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Gucci: 'Animal fur isn't "modern". Wearing fur belongs in the Stone Age'
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Gucci: 'Animal fur isn't "modern". Wearing fur belongs in the Stone Age'

Oct 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,628 Views 38 Comments

Wearing fur – which is quite literally stolen off animals’ backs – is a practice that belongs in the Stone Age, writes Elisa Allen.

Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'
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Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'

Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 AM 5,649 Views 42 Comments

Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.

Friday 4 March, 2016

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now
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# Opinion

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now

Mar 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,746 Views 69 Comments

At least 12 local authorities have introduced bans on the use of council land by circuses – but a full ban is needed, writes Elisa Allen.