Written by PETA
Due to a state budget crisis, America's oldest continuously operating ferry may be permanently docked. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferry, which has carried passengers across the Connecticut River since 1655, will make her final voyage in August. The Chester-Hadlyme ferry, operational since 1769, will also weigh anchor for the last time this fall. But all is not sunk yet. PETA has a plan to help bail out the boats: buying ad space.
In our letter to Gov. Malloy and the Department of Transportation, PETA explained that going vegan saves more than 100 animals every year from being abused on factory farms in ways that would warrant felony cruelty-to-animals charges if cats and dogs were the victims. Encouraging ferry passengers to go vegan would also help slash their risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases and cut down on the state's healthcare costs.
Protect the oldest continuously running ferry in the country and protect animals from abuse—it should be smooth sailing.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
The only time I ever thought that I'd get the chance to say, "Holy cow," and mean it literally is when I talk about PETA's pope cow. Turns out I was wrong.
Moses the calf was born with the pattern of a cross on his forehead, inspiring the awe-struck owners of the Connecticut dairy farm where he lives to spare his life. Male calves born on dairy farms are usually destined to be sent off to veal farms and spend their short lives chained in veal crates that don't allow them space to take a single step in any direction. Moses' birthmark has spared him that fate, and he is being sent to a place where he can live happily and freely.
While Moses' owners are willing to spare his life—a miracle if we've ever heard one—this divine intervention has us crossing our fingers in the hopes that these farmers will save every one of their cows.
Curious, clever, and loving, every cow is a beautiful marvel. Like dogs who form packs, cows prefer to spend their time together, forging complex relationships. Mother cows are unendingly maternal and can be heard crying out for their calves days after they are ripped apart from one another on factory farms. Spare the life of an animal every time you eat by going vegan—you'll save more than 100 lives every year. Now that's a lot of miracles!
Written by Logan Scherer
PETA's naked "snakes" have been spotted recently on both coasts, drawing attention to the cruelty inflicted on scaly species who are killed for their skins. Not since Rebecca Romijn slinked around in painted-on scales as Mystique for the X-Men trilogy have people found reptiles so alluring.
Written by Karin Bennett
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