Written by PETA
We're spitting mad at people who have
been lashing out at animals, but we've saved up some wet, sloppy puppy-dog
kisses for those whose compassion is the cat's pajamas.
For up-to-the-minute info on what PETA
is doing, follow us on Twitter.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
For your Friday enjoyment, here are some of the sweetest and most gosh-darn amazing animals we could find.
Take a sound bite out of this recently discovered linguistic marvel: The barking language of prairie dogs may just be the most complicated language of any animal. Con Slobodchikoff—a biology professor at Northern Arizona University—studied their sounds very closely and found that the animals have different "words" to describe each of their many predators and that a single bark can convey information about the size, type, color, and location of an attacker. Slobodchikoff also discovered that, just as we all have distinct voices, every prairie dog has a unique tonal identity.
Um, first we found out that insects are tiny geniuses, then we learned that monkeys are sticklers for grammar, and now we've got these vocal powerhouses (on the prairie)—does Mensa admit animals?
Written by Logan Scherer
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
Follow PETA on Twitter!
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.