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Asmussen Might Win the Derby—but His Horse Won’t

Here’s why we won’t be impressed if Gun Runner or Creator wins the Derby.

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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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Justin Bieber Poses With Abused Tiger © iStock.com/Strekoza2

Justin Bieber Poses With Abused Tiger

We’re calling on Justin and his family never to use animals as selfie props or party entertainment again.

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PISC Workshop Recommendations Can Help Spare Animals

Scientific journals have published recommendations from a PETA International Science Consortium workshop for predicting lung toxicity with non-animal methods.

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Rescued Dog Determined to Defeat Blanket Foe

Danny the rescued dachshund mix is a master magician.

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‘Pigs’ Protest Trauma Training, Saying ‘Cut Cruelty, Not Animals’

Watch what happened when PETA Australia supporters dressed as pigs descended on a surgeons’ conference to protest cruel trauma training on live animals.

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Pam Anderson to Burger Joint: Drop My Name From Meaty Menu! ©StarMaxInc.com

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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Heed the Dancing Condoms: Get Your Cat or Dog Spayed or Neutered

There aren’t enough good homes for all the cats and dogs who deserve them. Spaying and neutering can help end the overpopulation crisis.

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A Crab, a Sperm Whale, and a Manta Ray Float Into a Bar … © iStock.com/VitalyEdush

A Crab, a Sperm Whale, and a Manta Ray Float Into a Bar …

Life in the ocean is resilient, intelligent, and intriguing, but at the rate that the fishing industry is going, future generations won’t know it.

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Sharon Osbourne Works to Stop Fur Farms From Bypassing Laws

Chinchilla farmers want to sidestep Croatia’s ban on fur farms, so Sharon Osbourne is going to bat for the chinchillas.

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Harvard Laboratory Caught Tormenting and Decapitating Animals

Experimenters at Harvard have been caught performing cruel surgeries on mice and rats and injecting animals with painful materials.

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Prada’s Newest Shareholder Is PETA—Find Out Why

Prada’s newest shareholder hopes to help the company pull its head out of the sand.

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A Toast to Heineken! PETA Lauds Beer Giant for Nixing Wild-Animal Exhibit

The Dos Equis ‘estate auction’ will no longer include photo ops with captive alligator, owl, and hawk.

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Update: Ricky Says Goodbye to His Days on the Road

A cat who survived two near misses while roaming outdoors can hardly contain his excitement at being adopted.

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Daniel Berrigan: Peace Activist and Animal Defender

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan was dedicated to promoting peace, so it should come as no surprise that he was also a vocal opponent of violence against animals.

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Lots of Love Connections at PETA’s Adopt-a-Thon

There were wags and smiles aplenty at PETA’s Spring Adopt-a-Thon.

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PETA’s 2016 National Compassionate Classroom Report Cards

Think all students can choose not to dissect animals? You’re dead wrong. See which school districts need a refresher course in compassion.

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Victory! Rabbits to Be Spared in Taiwan © iStock.com/PhotoTalk

Victory! Rabbits to Be Spared in Taiwan

After pressure, the Taiwanese government has promised to end the use of rabbits in classical swine fever vaccine production by as soon as the end of this year.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a First Responder—a Mobile Phone?

Join PETA’s First Responders team and help save animals with just one word—or even one letter. All you need is a mobile phone.

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Casey Affleck’s Latest Role? Saving Bears

PETA’s newest robotic animal will tour the country in behalf of bears—and Casey Affleck has something to say about it.

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Are Orcas at SeaWorld Suffering From PTSD?

Even though SeaWorld has stopped breeding orcas, it’s life as usual in the cramped tanks.

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The Great Outdoors? Not for Cats! © iStock.com/ayzek

The Great Outdoors? Not for Cats!

Feral and free-roaming cats are tortured and killed in horrific ways, including by being mutilated, shot, and poisoned.

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Melha Shrine Circus Goes Animal-Free, Receives a Big Thank-You From PETA

Further proof that crowds don’t want to see elephants, tigers, and other animals abused for cheap thrills

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PETA Australia Demands Drug Tests for Sheep Shearers

A new PETA Australia ad is exposing the international wool trade for what it really is: a drug-fueled battleground in which sheep are often beaten and killed.

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Feds Order Notorious Exhibitor to Pay $66,000 for Animal Welfare Act Violations

Following a PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a penalty to Lancelot Kollman Ramos for neglecting an elephant and illegally selling animals.

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Victory! Luxury-Hotel Retailer to Stop Stocking Products Made of Fur © iStock.com/JanPietruszka

Victory! Luxury-Hotel Retailer to Stop Stocking Products Made of Fur

The Sullivan Family of Companies has pledged to stop buying products made of fur for its more than 65 gift shops and apparel stores around the country.

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Update: Mickey Goes for a Walk—and Finds a Home

While participating in the “Human Walk” event in Chesapeake, Virginia, Mickey catches the eye of his future guardian.

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Meet Some of the Animals We Helped in March

Spring is in full bloom, and for many animals, the warmer weather brings more than just the shedding of winter coats.

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PETA Founder Endures Public ‘Torture’ in Protest

In a striking demonstration against animal experiments carried out by the UK government, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk was strapped to a “torture table” and “gassed.”

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UPDATE: Hollywood Animal Trainer Charged with Five Counts of Cruelty to Animals

After a PETA eyewitness caught a Hollywood animal trainer on video whipping a Siberian tiger named Uno, the trainer has been charged with cruelty to animals.

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PETA in Action

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leela Hops Into a 'Forever Home'
    Leela Hops Into a 'Forever Home'
    Leela, a bunny who was rescued by PETA from Holmes Farms, a massive animal mill in Pennsylvania, has found her "forever home" with a PETA staffer.
  • 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.
  • 'Seal' Burns Money to Protest Commercial Seal Slaughter
    'Seal' Burns Money to Protest Commercial Seal Slaughter
    PETA supporters, accompanied by a friendly "seal," set fire to fake money in Canada's capital to protest the commercial seal slaughter, which wastes millions in Canadian tax dollars annually.
  • 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)
  • PETA Rescues Turtle Run Over in the Road
    PETA Rescues Turtle Run Over in the Road
    When a PETA staffer found this yellow-bellied slider, who had been run over by a car, she braved traffic and scooped the injured animal up. We transferred him to a wildlife hospital, where he's being rehabilitated.
  • 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.
  • Dogs Rescued From Raided 'Rescue'
    Dogs Rescued From Raided 'Rescue'
    Upon hearing of a sham "rescue" where 30 dogs were kept in poor conditions and suffering in various states of neglect, we alerted authorities, and all the animals were surrendered and moved to safety.
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