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Celebrate a Year of Victories for Animals

Written by Michelle Kretzer | December 20, 2011

We did it! With your help, PETA made 2011 a banner year for animals. Ringling was slapped with the largest fine in circus history for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The Environmental Protection Agency adopted modern replacements for animal tests, saving millions of animals. Four laboratory workers were indicted on felony cruelty-to-animals charges as a result of our investigation at a North Carolina laboratory.

We persuaded many businesses to get rid of glue traps, stop selling foie gras, quit using great apes in advertising, and drop their sponsorship of the Iditarod

This year, we saw bullhooks banned, pound seizure halted, fur banned, and roadside zoos shut down. And we brought numerous animal abusers to justice

And that’s just scratching the surface. There are far too many victories, large and small, to list them all here, but we’ve rounded up the year’s highlights in this video recap of 2011. Break out your giant foam finger and get ready to celebrate excessively:

Thank you for all that you did for animals in 2011! You can help make 2012 an even better year for animals by making a tax-deductible year-end gift right now.


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  • Medford says:

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  • John Alexander Gibson says:

    2011 what a great year for PETA, may 2012 be even better. I’ve just recently returned to PETA and I have been engaging in the action alerts not just on the UK site but on the US one as well. PETA you are a magnificent organisation that saves animals lives and prevent further cruelty to animals. A special thanks has to go to Ingrid Newkirk for her great vision and the greatness she has performed in making the world a safer place for all animals. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!