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Another 675 Animals Saved From Testing

Another 675 Animals Saved From Testing

July 2004 Another 675 animals were saved by PETA’s review of all testing proposals made by companies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s notorious high production volume chemical-testing program. The …


Radiation Demonstrations on Mice Ended

Radiation Demonstrations on Mice Ended

April 2004 Upon learning that mice were being used in radiation demonstrations at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, PETA sent a letter to the university administration asking for an …


University of Virginia Ends Cruel Dog Labs

University of Virginia Ends Cruel Dog Labs

January 2004 Through the use of action alerts, e-mail alerts, and automated phone messages, PETA mobilized thousands of its members in a successful effort to help end the University of …


Free-Range and Organic Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products: Conning Consumers?

Free-Range and Organic Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products: Conning Consumers?

As people become more aware of the horrors of factory farming, companies are responding by labeling their products “all-natural,” “free-range,” “free-roaming,” or “organic.” But these labels are misleading. Most …


Dissection: Lessons in Cruelty

Dissection: Lessons in Cruelty

Every year, millions of animals are dissected in elementary, secondary, and college science classes. Each animal who is cut open and discarded represents not only a life lost but …


AIDS: Contagion and Confusion

AIDS: Contagion and Confusion

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease that results from a viral infection that damages the immune system. A damaged immune system cannot protect the body from other …


Product Testing: Toxic and Tragic

Product Testing: Toxic and Tragic

Every year, millions of animals are poisoned and killed in barbaric tests that were crudely developed as long ago as the 1920s to evaluate the toxicity of consumer products …


Chimpanzees: Involuntary Test Subjects

Chimpanzees: Involuntary Test Subjects

Chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. Chimpanzees and humans share the same blood types and have at least 95 percent genetic similarity. These …


Alternatives: Testing Without Torture

Alternatives: Testing Without Torture

Besides saving countless animal lives, alternatives to animal tests are efficient and reliable. Unlike crude, archaic animal tests, non-animal methods usually take less time to complete, cost only a …


The Military’s War on Animals

The Military’s War on Animals

News reports tally the casualties of war, and monuments are erected to honor fallen soldiers, but the nonhuman victims of war—the animals who are shot, burned, poisoned, and otherwise …


Endotracheal Intubation Training: Maiming and Killing Animals

Endotracheal Intubation Training: Maiming and Killing Animals

Endotracheal intubation, a procedure in which a tube is passed through the mouth into the windpipe, is used on sick and injured children and adults who are experiencing breathing …


Health Charities: Helping or Hurting?

Health Charities: Helping or Hurting?

When you donate to a charity, do you know where the money actually goes? Might your gift be contributing to animal suffering? Some health charities ask for donations to …


Activists Save 900 Rabbits From Deadly Chemical Test

Activists Save 900 Rabbits From Deadly Chemical Test

April 2003 Chemical company, AmeriBrom, planned to kill 900 rabbits to retest a chemical already known to be hazardous. Thanks to calls and letters from PETA and activists, AmeriBrom and …


Congressional Committees Tell the EPA to Lay Off Animals

Congressional Committees Tell the EPA to Lay Off Animals

April 2003 Following PETA’s testimony to the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, both committees officially advised the Environmental Protection Agency to develop chemical-testing methods that …


PETA Saves Chickens From Life as Mosquito Bait

PETA Saves Chickens From Life as Mosquito Bait

April 2003 State health departments across the country keep sentinel chickens in barren cages as mosquito bait to help detect pathological organisms like the West Nile virus. PETA wrote to …