Mimi Bekhechi

Mimi Bekhechi is PETA UK's Associate Director, responsible for overseeing PETA UK's campaigns and marketing as well as its education and media departments. Bekhechi previously served as the organisation's operations manager and coordinated PETA UK's campaign work in her subsequent role as manager of special projects.

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Jagger the Irish Setter was poisoned while competing at dog show Crufts

Crufts poisoning: Dogs deserve better than to die for a 'beauty' pageant

Even dogs who never set foot in the show ring lose because of breeders' pursuit of trophies

Part of the secretly filmed footage showing sheep being mistreated at the abattoir (Animal Aid/PA Wire)

Don't like halal slaughter? Go vegan

There is simply no way to kill animals for food humanely

The traditional Boxing Day hunt in Lacock

For foxes' sake: Don't let the bloody tradition of the Boxing Day hunt return

If some Tory MPs got their way then foxes being ripped apart for fun could soon become legal once again

Tilikum the orca performs at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida
An orca swimming

10 animal rights victories of 2014

Animal lovers everywhere will agree we're taking steps in the right direction

From Mediterranean Tomato Tart to Raw Caramel Peanut Pie: Recipes for World Vegan Day

These delicious recipes don't need meat or dairy...

<p><strong>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</strong></p>
<p>The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in a comic book published by Mirage Studios in 1984. The four turtles, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, quickly became household names thanks to four televisions series, a film franchise and numerous video games. The first run of the film franchise in the early 1990s has recently been rebooted into the 2007 animated movie <em>TMNT</em>.</p>
<p>The original 1990 <em>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</em> film made $202 million at the international box office. </p>

Why you shouldn't buy an animal after watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Spikes in the sales of animals seen on screen are invariable followed by horror stories of their neglect and abandonment once the novelty has worn off

Yes, chimpanzees should be given legal rights, just like us

One day we will look back on the treatment of intelligent animals with the same shame we feel about slavery

A member of the 'Taiji Dolphin Action Group' curls up on a sheet depicting the Japanese flag, during a protest against the killing of dolphins

Japan must put an end to the brutal slaughter and torture of its dolphins

Every year more than 2,000 of the intelligent creatures are needlessly murdered

Great British Bake Off: These vegan recipes are a piece of cake

Who needs dairy products anyway?

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor