R.I.P., Cecil #CecilTheLion—Celebrities React with Shock, Anger, Sadness ©StarMaxInc.com

Celebrities Tweet Shock, Anger, Sadness Over #CecilTheLion

It didn't take long for celebrities to react to the tragic death of beloved Cecil the lion.

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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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Video: Bullock Roushya Enjoys a New Self-Grooming Post

New grooming posts have been installed at Animal Rahat’s Home for Retired Bullocks. Watch Roushya as he gives himself a massage.

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13 Times Schools and Students Spoke Up for Orcas

Check out these inspiring ways that schools, teachers, and students across the country have spoken up for orcas in captivity!

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Woman Protests Dog Chaining by Wearing Fur Coat in Sweltering Heat

A PETA supporter chained herself to a cinderblock to call on government officials to outlaw tethering.

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Body by Vegan: Singer D△wn

By replacing animal-derived food with plant-based proteins in her favorite dishes and embracing her love of avocados, D△wn is enjoying her vegan lifestyle.

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Urgent: Help Stop SeaWorld’s Plans to Keep Orcas in Tanks

Please tell the California Coastal Commission to vote AGAINST SeaWorld’s Blue World Project.

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Researchers Develop Mini-Heart and Prove How Big Their Own Hearts Are © iStock.com/GlobalP

Researchers Develop Mini-Heart and Prove How Big Their Own Hearts Are

A group of scientists is doing groundbreaking research on cardiac health—and proving that they have big hearts.

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PETA Petitions OSHA to Bar Direct Contact With Elephants © iStock.com/graemes

PETA Petitions OSHA to Bar Direct Contact With Elephants

High rates of human fatalities, injuries and elephant abuse have been cited.

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Victory! Animal Sacrifice Banned at Nepal’s Gadhimai Festival

The Gadhimai festival in Nepal has banned animal sacrifice, putting an end to a horrific massacre that has been taking place for the past 250 years.

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Countries Around the World Work to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals

The campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals is making historic progress around the globe. Here’s the latest.

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One Fish, Two Fish, Whatever You Do, Don’t Buy a New Fish

What does PETA President Ingrid Newkirk think of Dr. Seuss’ new book? The answer might surprise you.

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PETA in Action

  • sparrow spirited to safety
    sparrow spirited to safety
    After we were notified of an injured fledgling sparrow, we arranged to have the animal transported to a nearby wildlife clinic.
  • Baby crocodile freed from net
    Baby crocodile freed from net
    When a baby crocodile became entangled in a fishing net, Animal Rahat alerted a wildlife warden who gently cut the net from her body. She was soon released into the river Krishna, her natural habitat.
  • PETA Gives Back
    PETA Gives Back
    PETA donated $11,000 worth of vegan pâté to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
  • Bunny rescued from roadside
    Bunny rescued from roadside
    When a PETA staffer found this baby bunny huddled on the side of the road, he sprang into action and took the rabbit to a local wildlife rehabilitation center.
  • Pig wrestling canceled
    Pig wrestling canceled
    After a compassionate person notified PETA of a Midwest fair's plans for "pig wrestling," we jumped into action and the cruel event was canceled.
    When a kind postal worker responded to a little boy who had lost his dog, assuring him that his dog was in "doggy heaven," PETA reached out with a big thank-you— and a box of vegan cupcakes!
  • Coco's Stunning Transformation
    Coco's Stunning Transformation
    When Coco's guardians surrendered her to PETA, she was riddled with parasites and about half her ideal weight. All that changed after Virginia Beach SPCA and PETA helped her find a "forever" family.
  • Rabbit Rescued From Dinner Table
    Rabbit Rescued From Dinner Table
    What could have been Nigel’s last day on Earth turned into the luckiest day of his life when a PETA staffer rescued him just in the nick of time from a cruel person who was planning to feed him to a snake.
  • Swallows saved from glue traps
    Swallows saved from glue traps
    When an office complex illegally set out glue traps to catch swallows, PETA alerted environmental officials and saw to it that the traps were immediately removed.
  • Justice for Justice
    Justice for Justice
    PETA fieldworkers rescued Justice after his collar became embedded in his neck. He was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic for treatment and is now blossoming in a foster home.
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