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Goodbye, ‘Mr. Clean’

Sad news—House Peters Jr., the man we all know and love as Mr. Clean, passed away yesterday at the respectable age of 92. I pretty much love the character …

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Deadly Algae Toxin Tests on Mice Stopped

October 2008 PETA spent months providing Simplexity Health–an Oregon-based nutritional-supplement manufacturer–with information on humane non-animal testing methods. As a result, the company agreed to stop needlessly injecting mice with deadly …


PETA Complaint Prompts NIH to Demand Grant Repayment for Monkey Experiments

October 2008 In response to a complaint from PETA, the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute ordered the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) to return more than $65,000 …


PETA Complaint Prompts NIH to Order Return of Grant Funds for Cancer Experiments

October 2008 PETA helped call attention to the suffering of mice in federally-funded experiments at University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and prompted government sanctions for violations. In response to …


Vivisector of the Month!

David Gozallouisville / CC It’s time once again for my favorite PETA Files feature: our Vivisector of the Month contest. Each and every month, I read up on two …

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Court Martial for Army Pig Shooters?

wannaveg / CC Last month, PETA broke the news about barbaric U.S. Army trauma training exercises that were being conducted at a base camp in Hawaii, in which pigs …

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Vivisectors’ Magic Pill

msnbcmedia1 / CC You know those commercials we all laugh at? The ones for whatever weight-loss pill, claiming something to the effect of “It’s SO easy! You don’t have …

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32 Monkeys Baked to Death at Charles River Labs

paddleasia / CC Charles River Laboratories has finally had to own up to killing 32 monkeys under their “care.” The monkeys were baked alive when a thermostat malfunctioned; no …

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Chimpanzees Used in Tests Have PTSD

It looks like scientists do sometimes spend time on worthwhile projects and have now found that being caged, having your bone marrow sucked out, and being used for bioterrorism …

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Don’t Abuse Animals – the Government Hates Competition!

Do you know the saying “Don’t steal—the government hates competition”? I was reminded of it recently when news broke that the U.S. Army is shooting live pigs in an …

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No More Monkey (or Cat) Business!

Quick, what happens when you throw a stone in a pond of water? That’s right, ripples form. Don’t worry, we’re not revisiting Physics 101, but that metaphor describes how …

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Where There’s (No) Smoke, There’s Opportunity

designofsignage / CC OK, so companies are trying to find a way to cut costs. And who can blame them, given the current economic outlook? Enter Weyco, Inc., a …

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Chimpanzee Research Center Gets Served

July 2008 PETA filed a complaint against the University of Texas’ Michael E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine & Research, a chimpanzee research center that allowed six chimpanzees to escape …


Morris Sides With Dogs

July 2008 After PETA alerted the Morris Animal Foundation to the abuse of dogs who were undergoing cruel kidney-transplant experiments, which the foundation was funding at Auburn University, the foundation …


Hunter Fans Drops Cruel Circus Ad

July 2008 After receiving complaints about a Hunter Fans advertisement featuring an elephant balancing on a circus ball, PETA wrote to the company and urged it to discontinue the ad …