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they are: the Sexiest
Vegetarians Next Door! Check 'em out (you'll be glad you did).
what the Institute on the Environment is saying would have a big impact on the planet? If you've been keeping up with your PETA Files reading, you won't be too
meat industry has the deep pockets, but animal advocates have the truth on our
side. And our points are being heard loud and clear.
Robot fish! If only these fishies could convince anglers not to have the hearts of robots …
Canada prepares for a historic vote on ending the seal slaughter, Canadian
actor Emmanuelle Vaugier hosts a video exposé showing exactly why this barbaric ritual must end.
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The Missouri General Assembly passed the
state's dangerous "ag gag" bill. Don't let animal abusers on factory
farms hide behind an unconstitutional law. E-mail Gov. Jay Nixon and urge him to veto it.
Ask Mexican wildlife officials to release the suffering lone lion at the Zacango Zoo into the U.S. sanctuary
where PETA has secured a spot for him.
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It's the weekend! This little sloth has a great idea for how to spend it.
As vegan eating goes mainstream, delicious new vegan products are popping up in grocery stores like dandelions in summer yards. Here are some of our favorites.
I would love to put Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan up for a VMA, because the gentle giant's new PETA video, in which he talks about why he went vegetarian and how much he loves animals, is my hands-down pick for Video of the Year.
You'll fall crazy in love with Kiwi Crazy Love and the other sumptuous smoothies on new video website BlendedRecipes.com.
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It's down to the wire: Which lovely lass and good-looking guy will be named peta2's Cutest Vegetarian Alive? Cast your votes!
NEW ACTION ALERT
We already know that tobacco is harmful without subjecting more animals to cruel, archaic experiments. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to remove animal tests from its guide on tobacco product testing, especially since previous tests have shown that animals don't even develop the same diseases that human smokers do.
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A New Jersey cow can spend her weekend
fist-pumping (hoof-pumping?) after she escaped from a slaughterhouse. The slaughterhouse owner has agreed to let the cow spend the rest of her life
on a farm.
Monkey see, monkey throw rocks. A chimpanzee stuck in a zoo in Sweden is taking out his frustrations on visitors with an old-fashioned
stoning. Hmm, I wonder what he could be trying to tell us …?
Taking a page from the chimpanzee's
book, two South African cheetahs
who went inside their "petting area."
Is Fido's food infected? Some dog food has been recalled after a salmonella outbreak.
Cars take a breather as something else
gets the blame for L.A.'s
of Mother's Day, PETA presents 10 animal mommas in action.
We cried with
him in The Green Mile and laughed
with him in Talladega Nights, and
now we're celebrating with gentle giant Michael Clarke Duncan as he talks about his decision to go
vegetarian in his new PETA video.
Urge Avon Lake, Ohio, not to use cruel bowhunting to kill deer. Families are torn apart,
many deer are wounded and may take weeks to die, and young animals die of
starvation when their mothers are killed.
In the wake of
a PETA investigation of a South Carolina hoarder, urge officials to amend the
law to prohibit convicted
hoarders from acquiring more animals.
let Ringling dissuade Atlanta from enforcing its bullhook ban, which would place the city's entire animal
control department in jeopardy.
efforts by PETA India, the Election Commission of India has prohibited candidates
from using live animals for any part of their campaigns.
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Kick off your weekend with Anti-Flag. The outspoken punk band is never silent—especially
about injustice. They share their advice on how to "never be silent"
again, animal rights activists in China have rescued a truck full of dogs who were on their way to
KFC was ordered to give $8.3 million to the family of a girl who was left severely brain damaged after eating at one
of its restaurants, but the chain doesn't want to pay up.
A front group for animal abusers is distorting PETA's
euthanasia statistics in order to mislead people about our work. Here's the truth.
more than 60 percent of the animals used in it? PETA's investigation may surprise you.
investigation of pigeon racing uncovered not only massive bird casualties but
also abuse and a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling ring. Urge the U.S. attorney general
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weekly dose of "Awww!" Here are just a few of the animals who were rescued during
may already know about feathers, but what else is hiding
inside those McNuggets?
devoted dog puts herself
in danger to stick close to her dead friend's side in the middle of a busy road.
proves that baboons can
learn to identify words. Which word do you think they prefer, "freedom" or "home"?
does your digestive tract have in common with pig feces?
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We've all seen
the disturbing videos of cruelty to animals that brave PETA investigators have filmed, but the investigators themselves stay
out of the limelight. If you would like to send a special message to them, here's
It's almost Earth Day—do you know how you're celebrating yet?
Ask Circus World Museum not to host animal exhibitors who violate the
Animal Welfare Act.
After you've read about PETA's breaking horse
transport and slaughter investigation, voice your support for the American Horse Slaughter
Prevention Act of 2011.
A whistleblower leaked video footage that documented
that Coast Guard members hacked goats' limbs off with tree trimmers, pulled out
their internal organs, and stabbed them, all while the animals moaned and
kicked. Ask the military
to replace animals in trauma training with superior human simulators.
Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture
not to slash the number of federal inspectors at chicken and turkey slaughterhouses, opening the door for more abuse of
Veg Week 2012 is upon us. Don't let it pass you by without doing something to help animals killed
the weekend! And it couldn't come soon enough for a very sleepy pup.
new Value [the] Meal
campaign (love that name) by Corporate Accountability International is telling hospitals containing McDonald's restaurants
that sending patients to the Golden Arches means putting them closer to the
almost swimming season: Is your pool equipped with a four-legged life preserver like this one?
What's lean and green and nude
Tell Uniqlo that "unique clothing" shouldn't be
made from abused animals. Ask the retailer to stop using wool from sheep who
were cruelly mulesed.
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After hearing from PETA and our supporters about the cruelty of the circus and
the danger to residents, Bellevue officials denied Carson & Barnes a permit
to perform. And after PETA sent a letter to the president of Bellevue
University asking her not to host Carson & Barnes, PETA also received a
call from the university informing us that, having become aware of the cruelty
to animals used by the circus, the university had canceled the circus's
Carson & Barnes Circus wants to bring its
abusive act to Bellevue University in Nebraska. Tell Bellevue officials that cruelty to animals has no place at an
institution for higher learning.
Panama is set to abolish bullfighting. Urge President Ricardo
Martinelli Berrocal to ban the
cruel "sport" by signing Panama's entire
animal welfare bill into law.
is Justin Bua calling a "cancer and [pus] sandwich"?
Public Radio reports on the backlash against dog slaughter in China.
newest cure for
work-related stress: dogs!
Oprah Winfrey is owning her food choices.
It's time for Decision 2012. Cast your votes for the
Sexiest Vegetarians Next
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.