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

Who needs dairy products anyway?

Zoo Keeper Tim Savage conducts London Zoo's annual stocktake in the Penguin pool

If London Zoo really cared about animals, they would cancel their rowdy 'Zoo Lates' parties

We should recognise these institutions for what they are: profitable prisons

Where not to visit if you love animals

Travellers today have so many fantastic opportunities available to them that it's easy to have a vacation filled with cruelty-free memories

Peta said sheep are deprived of food and water, sometimes overnight, in part so that they'll put up less resistance when shearers handle them roughly

A wool jumper is just as cruel as a mink coat

A Peta film shows workers who beat, kick, stamp on, throw, mutilate and even kill sheep as they shear them

Hey, Kendall Jones: hunting animals does not ‘help’ them

Killing animals for kicks and a blog post is simply revolting

Time to end ‘canned hunting’ of lions: it's nothing more than a violent recreational activity for wealthy, bored individuals

It's reprehensible that some people still think we have the right to force animals into corners to be killed

If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast

It is prejudice that allows us to protect certain species, while treating others as mere commodities

No animal deserves to be a live target

The use of pigs in military training is a barbaric practice that needs to be stopped

If you're really saddened by the death of Marius the giraffe, stop visiting zoos

We wouldn't go to a prison to learn about typical human society, so it makes no sense to observe imprisoned animals in order to learn about them

Australia's brutal cull proves humans are deadlier than sharks

Taxpayers' money would be better spent on increased surveillance, deterrents, and better public education about avoiding attacks

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