Written by Michelle Kretzer
Mariska is not the kind of horse who will let a little thing like a locked gate get in the way of her freedom. Her guardians captured a video of her using slight of tongue to free herself
and her friends from their stalls. Visit The Telegraph to see the awesome video!
Perhaps we could get Mariska to set her sights on freeing her fellow horses who are suffering in the carriage industry. Until then, will you please help them?
Do you sometimes get down in the dumps
about cruelty to animals? Me too. But to change that, we need to be gung-ho
go-getters, not teary-eyed tissue-wetters. And it has never been easier to
initiate changes for animals without even leaving home.
Getting active online takes just a few clicks
of the mouse, and since we already use social media almost every day, getting
animal rights messages out to hundreds—even thousands—of people is even easier.
one-click way to spread animal-friendly content on any social-networking site
is simply to "like" it, give it a "thumbs up," click "rate
5 stars," etc.
sometimes hesitate to "like" content that describes or illustrates cruelty,
such as an undercover investigative video showing circus trainers who beat elephants.
But by "liking" it, we aren't condoning the abuse—we're suggesting
that others learn about it so that they will, hopefully, be prompted to act. It
seems natural to "dislike" such horrific images, but that can actually
discourage people from viewing important
easy way to help spread the anti-cruelty message is just to post it on your social-networking
pages. Post PETA
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And last, but not least: anywhere—we
love it when people share our posts
far and wide!
Please sign up for our e-news—it's a great
way to get new information to share with others.
Are you gung-ho yet?
Go get 'em!
Written by PETA
Next Media Animation
Limited—the number one source for print and
online news in Taiwan and Hong Kong—posted
to YouTube its own oddly compelling spin on PETA's lawsuit against SeaWorld. Enjoy:
Please post this
great piece on your Facebook page and Twitter account and ask every parent and
grandparent you know never to buy a ticket to SeaWorld.
by Jennifer O'Connor
Not to brag or anything, but guess which organization near and dear to your hearts is a "Genius"? If you said PETA, you're right—at least according to L2, a think tank for digital innovation, which ranked PETA number one among advocacy groups and number three overall in their first annual Digital IQ Index® for the Public Sector. In fact, PETA was the only advocacy group to earn the "Genius" designation for digital competence (i.e., inspiring action via Facebook, YouTube, unique Web features such as peta2's Trollsen Twins site, etc.), earning a slot above the U.S. Army, and just below NASA and the White House!
Of course, these digital innovations are thanks to the wonderful members who make all of PETA's work possible. To become a PETA member, click here.
Written by Jeff Mackey
In an attempt to shrink its carbon footprint, the charming town of Ghent, Belgium, just took one gigantic, progressive step by deciding to go vegetarian for one day each week.
Instead of just feeling bad that meat production leads to more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the vehicles with engines in the world combined, these good folks decided to act. They'll get things rollin' with their city employees and then spread the good behavior on to school children come September.
Delighted at this news, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk penned some letters of encouragement to a few cities stateside in an effort to nudge them forward in the fight against climate change. This simple step—not eating meat for a day—literally saves hundreds of lives.
Care about the planet? Check out the many reasons why "meat's not green" on our YouTube channel, thengo on and give a vegetarian diet the old college try!
Written by Missy Lane
Artist and designer Edgar Lituma Soto doesn't waste a moment in his stunning animated video short, "Chicken Hormonio," which makes it clear that chickens who are raised for KFC are bred and drugged to grow so huge that they can barely stand.
Written by Karin Bennett
First, they brought us The Miracle Beer Diet (a weight-loss fad sweeping college campuses across the country). Now, the folks at Liv Films—the evil geniuses behind some of the hottest and most hilarious videos ever to hit YouTube—are back with what I consider their masterpiece: "Go Naked or Wear Fur?"
Inspired by our popular Jenna Jameson ad, this hilarious short features Mona Gillen (the hot half of the husband-and-wife team behind Liv Films) battling Totally Traci (don't ask, just watch) as Mona tries to prove to PETA why we should let her flash her flesh for a "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. Mmmm, let's see: She's hot, she's vegan, she loves animals, she likes to get naked, and she's pleading to work with us. Yeah, we think she has what it takes. As Mona requests in her video, we did get in touch with her and her hubby Jed (the writer/director) and are looking forward to working together on future projects. So keep an eye out for that. Until then, here are a couple of things that you can do to keep busy:
A. Get your read on with the recently released second edition of Jed Gillen's book Obligate Carnivore: Cats, Dogs & What It Really Means to Be Vegan.
B. Get your watch on with "Go Naked or Wear Fur?":
Written by Amy Elizabeth
Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, we at PETA have a YouTube account. Unlike (most) other accounts, we use ours to broadcast and share PETA's funny and provocative ads and public service announcements. Turns out that some of our ads may have been a little too hot for TV YouTube.
After uploading our "Sexy Celebs" video—which features some of our best, hottest, and "nakedest" celebrity ads—we found that, within the week, the video had been rejected and our account temporarily suspended. Oops! Sorry, YouTube! We knew that PETA's ads are often too hot for TV—but we didn't know that you would object to a little friendly side-boob too!
Though YouTube might not be too happy with our video (maybe we'll work on one using burkas soon), we're still more than happy to show it to you if you promise to pass it on. Behold—a video you won't find anywhere else!
It's not just side-boob that YouTube has recently banned. They have also banned other videos of ours in the past, including our (actually pretty tame) "When I Grow Up" video and footage from our Turkey Farm Investigation. Give them a look and judge for yourself! Do you think YouTube was right to ban these videos?
Written by Sean Conner
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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.