Schoolchildren Get a Lesson About Circus Cruelty

Students learn about what happens to elephants behind the scenes in circuses.

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Terrorist Threat Prompts PETA’s Vegan Mall Ads

Shoppers can protect themselves and others by going vegan.

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Why Should Animals Have Rights?

Whether it’s based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or species, prejudice is morally unacceptable. If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a pig?

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Reality of Wool Industry Deemed Too Graphic for Billboard Legs © iStock.com/zaricm, Head © iStock.com/Angelika Stern

Reality of Wool Industry Deemed Too Graphic for Billboard

Pulling the wool over consumers’ eyes means sheep suffer.

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Scientists Push for High-Tech, Humane Nanotechnology Testing Methods © iStock.com/serezniy

Scientists Push for High-Tech, Humane Nanotechnology Testing Methods

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. organizes a two-day workshop in D.C. to discuss the development of non-animal methods for nanomaterial testing.

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Now Leather-Free: A Smart Move for Mercedes’ Smart Cars

Following appeals from PETA to take the cow out of the car, Mercedes-Benz has agreed to make smart cars even smarter by offering leather-free interiors.

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How James Cromwell Can Save Vermont From an ‘American Horror Story’ © starmaxinc.com

How James Cromwell Can Save Vermont From an ‘American Horror Story’

James Cromwell of “American Horror Story” went to school in Vermont, and now he’s ready to share his knowledge with his former state.

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Spay Day Turns Into a Snow Day

Dozens of people brave snow and sub-freezing temperatures to attend PETA’s World Spay Day clinic.

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PETA Study Shows a Staggering Increase in Animal Use in Experiments

They pay lip service to the “3 Rs” (reduce, replace, and refine), but a new PETA study reveals that experimenters are using more animals, not fewer.

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Feral Cat Gets Head Stuck in Plastic Six-Pack Ring

This feral cat’s story illustrates how dangerous discarded plastic and other trash can be.

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12 Years for ‘Boyhood’ and 30 Years for Animals

In PETA’s playful homage to ‘Boyhood’, Richard Linklater explains his views on animals, the environment, and being a proud vegetarian from Texas.

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Before It Was a Fur Coat, It Was a Someone: A PETA Exposé

A look at the barbaric ways in which minks are killed and skinned at countless fur farms around the world. 

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PETA in Action

  • Camel in Critical Condition Gets a New Home
    Camel in Critical Condition Gets a New Home
    This camel was found tied up under a bridge until he was rescued by veterinarians from Animal Rahat, a PETA-supported program that helps working animals in India.
  • Killing Contests Abolished
    Killing Contests Abolished
    After PETA and other concerned groups weighed in with California wildlife authorities, cruel coyote, fox, and bobcat killing contests—in which the participant with the most kills wins cash and other prizes—were banned.
  • Rabbits Sheltered From Bitter Cold
    Rabbits Sheltered From Bitter Cold
    When PETA found out that rabbits were being kept outside in freezing weather in Vermont, we worked with authorities to ensure that they were brought in from the cold.
  • Goldfish-Eating Contest Cancelled
    Goldfish-Eating Contest Cancelled
    A Virginia event host made the compassionate decision to ditch the annual goldfish-eating contest after hearing our concerns.
  • Pookie Finds Forever Home
    Pookie Finds Forever Home
    Pookie the Chihuahua was chained outside because of his former owner's allergies until PETA and an activist got involved. They worked to find him a loving forever home, where he now lives happily indoors.
  • CSULB Cuts Ties With SeaWorld
    CSULB Cuts Ties With SeaWorld
    Just minutes before a demonstration was scheduled to start at California State University–Long Beach (CSULB), school administrators confirmed that they were cutting ties with SeaWorld and ending all promotions.
  • Injured Hawk Rescued
    Injured Hawk Rescued
    This flightless hawk, who was found in an industrial dumpster corral in California, was rescued and sheltered with PETA's help.
  • Squirrel Reintroduced Into the Wild
    Squirrel Reintroduced Into the Wild
    PETA persuaded a well-meaning citizen to let a volunteer take this squirrel, named Leila, to a wildlife rehabilitation center so that she could be reintroduced into the wild.
  • School Cancels Koi Fish Prize
    School Cancels Koi Fish Prize
    PETA persuaded officials at an elementary school in Hawaii to make the humane choice to end their more-than-a-decade-old practice of using koi fish as contest prizes in their annual fundraiser.
  • Ducklings Rescued from Drain Pipes
    Ducklings Rescued from Drain Pipes
    After ducklings were caught in drain pipes in an Ohio apartment complex, PETA worked with concerned residents to rescue them and convince the owners to retrofit the pipes to protect wildlife.
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