Chicago Fire Department Nabs Award For Rescuing Dog Stuck in Bathtub

After PETA alerted them to the Chihuahua’s plight, the 16-person crew sprang into action.

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Gods in Shackles: How Elephants Go From Their Forests to Our Chains

Behind the fancy costumes and fanfare, the captive-elephant entertainment industry is fueled by greed, power, and murder.

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Feds Slap Santa Cruz Biotech With Largest Fine in USDA History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that the facility must pay a $3.5 million penalty and stop using animals to make antibodies.

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Why Should Animals Have Rights?

When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

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Ailing Captive Elephant Nosey Reportedly Snaps, Bites Handler

Witnesses are reporting that Nosey the elephant snapped and bit a handler.

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Feds Corroborate PETA Findings at PetSmart's Animal Supplier

Agents found at least 117 violations of federal law at Holmes Farm, a massive animal mill, following a PETA exposé. Tell PetSmart to end animal sales today!

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Victory! Bull Stabbing ‘Festival’ Finally Banned

After years of efforts by animal advocates, bulls will no longer be chased and stabbed to death in the Toro de la Vega “festival.”

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Henry’s Story: Dachshund Reportedly Dies During PetSmart Grooming Session

As if you needed ANOTHER reason not to go to PetSmart.

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PETA Helps Humans as Well as Other Animals

Pope Francis asks for compassion for all living beings—and we agree.

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Marine Mammals Lose Great Friend Mark Berman, ‘The Bermanator’

PETA reflects on Mark Berman’s three decades of winning victories for captive marine mammals.

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Hero Dog Who Saved Little Girl From Rattlesnake Gets Care Package From PETA

When a Florida family saved this shelter dog’s life, they never dreamed he would return the favor.

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Take Action: Students Use Cat’s Intestines as Jump Rope

Students at a Texas high school recorded videos as their classmates used a cat’s intestines as a jump rope during a dissection lesson.

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What to Do if You Find a Baby Bird

Do you know what to do if you find a young bird on the ground? These steps may save a life!

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Meet Animals We Were Able to Help Because of Your Donations

Each month, PETA puts your donations to use helping hundreds of individual animals in need. Meet a few of them and hear their stories.

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Need Help Going Vegan? Get a Vegan Mentor!

Not sure how to go vegan? Sign up for PETA’s Vegan Mentor Program and a seasoned vegan will guide you to a cruelty-free lifestyle.

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PETA Honors Alaska Lawmaker Who Had a Warm Heart for Animals

State Rep. Max Gruenberg’s kindness to animals will leave Alaska with fond memories for years to come.

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6 BIG Reasons Why Big Cats Don’t Belong in Circuses

Just like elephants, big cats suffer when they are tormented and abused by circuses. The only difference is, for lions and tigers, there is no end in sight.

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PETA Members Bury Their Heads in Sand at Prada as ‘Skinned Ostrich’ Protests

PETA reveals how birds are hit, shocked, killed, plucked, and skinned for store’s ostrich-leather bags and couches.

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Dog Suffocates in Plastic Bag in Botched Home ‘Euthanasia’

What happens when misguided “no-kill” shelter policies make it hard for financially strapped people to surrender sick and elderly animals? Things like this happen.

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From Pineapples to Kombucha Tea: Vegan Leather Like You've Never Seen

You’ll never guess the origins of these innovative vegan leather accessories. Wearable pineapple—what?!

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Watch the Video Trap-Neuter-Release Advocates Don’t Want You to See

Would you ever dream of abandoning your cats on the streets to fend for themselves? This is what could happen if you did.

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Pam Anderson to Burger Joint: Drop My Name From Meaty Menu!

File this one in the “What were they thinking?” category.

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At Long Last: No More Elephants in Ringling Bros. Circus!

Ringling Bros. is no longer forcing animals to perform. Now let’s get lions, tigers, and other animals out of the circus, too.

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Update: Pet Store Owner Convicted of 18 Counts of Abuse

Two businesses kept animals in disgusting conditions and froze them alive—now one of the co-owners is facing the music.

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This Woman Was Facing Jail Time for Saving Prairie Dogs

She deserved an award for saving hundreds of prairie dogs from cruel deaths by poisoning. Instead, she was charged with a crime.

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This Rescued Cat Really, Really Loves Baskets

Can you imagine anything worse than a world without baskets? This cat can’t.

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Second Person to Receive Peter Singer Prize, After Singer: Ingrid Newkirk

The group that established the Peter Singer Prize chose its namesake as the first recipient. After Singer, they chose Ingrid Newkirk.

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This Industry Is Crashing, and You’ll Love the Reason Why

Bludgeoned to death. Electrocuted. Skinned alive. Animals are barbarically slaughtered for their skins, and the world has had enough.

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Freedom From Abusive Laboratory Dealer for 19 Monkeys Short-Lived

When their cage door broke, 19 monkeys seized an opportunity to escape from a primate dealer.

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Credit Suisse Says SeaWorld’s Stock Will Sink

It’s official: SeaWorld’s orca tanks are tanking its business.

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PETA in Action

  • Spring Adopt-a-Thon a Success
    Spring Adopt-a-Thon a Success
    PETA held another successful adoption event at our Bea Arthur Dog Park. Representatives and dogs from 11 animal shelters, including PETA's, attended, and more than one-third of the dogs found loving homes.
  • PETA's an Owl's Pal
    PETA's an Owl's Pal
    We ensured that this owl, who'd been hit by a car and was found languishing on the roadside, was rushed to a wildlife rehabber, where she is being treated for a broken wing.
  • Treatment Fit for a King
    Treatment Fit for a King
    PETA arranged for transport to and from a neuter appointment for this sweet dog named King. He was quickly returned to his grateful guardian's arms.
  • Mickey's So Fine, He Got Adopted
    Mickey's So Fine, He Got Adopted
    When the neglectful owners who banished sweet pup Mickey outside were forced to give him up at their landlord's request, PETA swooped in, picked him up, and helped him find his "forever home."
  • PETA Protests During Ringling's Final Show Featuring Elephants
    PETA Protests During Ringling's Final Show Featuring Elephants
    After years of pressure from PETA and others, Ringling Bros. will no longer drag abused elephants from town to town. PETA protesters gathered at the elephants' final show to protest Ringling's use of other live animals.
  • Human Walk for Humans and Animals
    Human Walk for Humans and Animals
    PETA participated in the second annual Human Walk, an event held at lunchtime to allow workers in downtown Chesapeake, Virginia, to stretch their legs and walk adoptable dogs.
  • Topless Model Wears Björk-Inspired Dress to Protest Ostrich Slaughter
    Topless Model Wears Björk-Inspired Dress to Protest Ostrich Slaughter
    Following the release of PETA's shocking exposé, a model posed for PETA U.K. with an "ostrich corpse" outside Hermès' flagship London store to protest the brand's cruel use of exotic skins.
  • Starving Seabird Saved
    Starving Seabird Saved
    When we were alerted to this disoriented, starving murre, we made sure that he was rushed to a reputable rehabber who specializes in working with this type of bird . The murre is now getting the rest, nutrition, and TLC that he so desperately needs.
  • Squirrel Saved From Shepherd's Hook
    Squirrel Saved From Shepherd's Hook
    When no one else was willing to help, a PETA staffer rushed out to free this desperate squirrel who had been caught by the head in a shepherd's hook for hours.
  • 'Nurse Jackie' Star Speaks Up for Monkeys
    'Nurse Jackie' Star Speaks Up for Monkeys
    On behalf of PETA, actor Edie Falco wrote to a Florida official urging the state to shut down warehouses that sell monkeys to labs that are potential breeding grounds for the Zika virus. (© StarMaxInc.com)
  • Fallen Cow Saved
    Fallen Cow Saved
    With the help of people in the area, Animal Rahat—a PETA-supported Indian animal-relief organization—rescued this cow, who had fallen into a newly constructed septic tank and become stuck.
  • PETA Stands Up for Pigs
    PETA Stands Up for Pigs
    PETA members told the secretary of the Air Force to end cruel trauma training on animals outside a conference where she was delivering a keynote address.
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