Written by Jeff Mackey
Young animals are always adorable, but this kid's really
bringing the cute. Who could imagine eating goat cheese or wearing goatskin gloves after seeing this sweetheart?
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Written by PETA
A participant in a photo shoot became a
model of compassion when she saved a goat's life. The goat was being used as a "prop,"
and the shoot took place on a scorching-hot summer day on a California ranch.
The visitor found the goat lying on the ground with hooves that were so
overgrown that he was unable to stand up or reach food and water.
The witness contacted PETA, and we quickly
alerted animal control. And voilà! The goat was surrendered to animal control
within 24 hours. It likely took months for the hooves to grow so painfully long,
but the goat's owner claimed that he "didn't notice." (Yet the photo shoot
participant noticed them with one glance.) PETA is asking for cruelty charges.
After a long overdue hoof trim and some TLC,
the goat was put up for adoption, his photo prop days behind him.
You don't have to be an expert to tell
that an animal might be suffering. If something doesn't look right, it probably
isn't right, so please speak up!
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Who needs a spa treatment when you can rejuvenate your soul by nuzzling 800-pound piggies at an animal sanctuary?
Well, a group of us kids from PETA and the PETA Foundation were lucky enough to do just that over the weekend. An hour north of D.C. lies a spectacular oasis called Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. It consists of 400 acres devoted entirely to the rehabilitation of abused and/or neglected animals. This past Sunday, Poplar Spring hosted its annual Open House and Fundraiser. I don't think anyone could turn down yummy vegan nosh and cuddle time with the cuties pictured below, do you?
This is Bobby and yours truly. Before coming to the sanctuary, he and his friend Harry had lived their entire lives in cages and were used in insulin experiments. When they arrived at Poplar Spring, both of them were white as snow because they had never seen a single ray of sunshine. The first thing they did when they arrived at Poplar? They dove into a mud pool and stared up in amazement at the trees and stars. What a lucky guy, and such a looker too!
I'm telling you, folks, I highly recommend finding your nearest animal sanctuary and visiting. Or better yet, volunteer! With Thanksgiving coming up, most farm sanctuaries have special Thanksgiving celebrations that honor their turkeys. If my picture doesn't convince you, maybe these will.
Written by Missy Lane
The second lesson to take home from this sad story is as follows: If you have any other choice of transport—be it plane, car, rowboat, whatever—think very seriously about these options before you buy that Nepal Airlines ticket. I won't pretend that I'm up to date on the latest techniques that they're pushing in flight school nowadays, but I can tell you with confidence that when your pilot tells you the plane has been fixed via goat sacrifice, it's time to panic.
You Howard Stern fans out there will appreciate this pic. Our sexy Fashion Police caught up with Howard's lovely girlfriend Beth Ostrosky at Fashion Week in New York last week. Beth said she was really glad to see that they were out there giving fashionistas the animals' side of the story.
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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.