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Animal Experimentation

It’s a Win-Win for PETA and the EPA

Several years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to tackle the issue of determining the safety of nanomaterials—teeny-tiny particles that measure less than one-tenth of a micrometer (even …

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My Weekend Snuggling With Animals

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 …

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Damien Hirst Trades Dead Animals for Paint

dailymail / CC   British artist Damien Hirst—known for his series of “art” installations featuring dead (and yes, sometimes dissected) animals preserved in formaldehyde—has reportedly hung up his canning …

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PETA Helps Save 4.5 Million Animals

October 2009 After learning that a massive animal testing program in Europe was going to cause even more animal suffering as a result of duplicative testing, PETA initiated a joint …


Heartland Regional Medical Center Ends Cruel Cat Labs, Purchases Manikins

October 2009 After PETA’s Laboratory Investigations Division learned that cats were having hard plastic tubes repeatedly forced down their throats in cruel intubation training exercises at Heartland Regional Medical Center …


Oakton Community College Drops Cruel Rat and Salamander Lab

October 2009 PETA’s Laboratory Investigations Department (LID) learned about an Oakton Community College anatomy and physiology course in which dozens of rats and salamanders were dissected alive so that students …


UC Irvine Drops Cruel Rat Lab

October 2009 PETA’s Laboratory Investigations Department (LID) learned about a University of California-Irvine neurosciences course in which 200 rats per year were being killed after holes were drilled into their …


Benicio del Toro Speaks Up for Monkeys

latina / CC You probably know him from his roles in movies such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Traffic, 21 Grams, Sin City (my personal favorite), and …

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Steve-O Urges Students to ‘Cut Class, Not Frogs’

New clothes and a new crush may get many students excited about school, but the surest way to make someone dread biology class is to mention that cruel old …

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Victory! UC-Irvine Ends Cruel and Deadly Classroom Experiments

flickr / CC Many of you have been writing to and calling the University of California–Irvine to demand that it stop using animals in horrible classroom experiments, and your …

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‘Win It’ Wednesday: Vegan Guitar Strap

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on this Win It Wednesday. The winner of the guitar strap is Kristen. Congratulations! You’ve got the hair. You’ve got the eyeliner. …

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ONPRC Kills (More) Monkeys

current.com / CC Back in March, we told you about the USDA’s investigation at Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). The investigation came about as a result of a …

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Internet Soup!

It’s a hazy day here on the Right Coast. As I watch leaves fall and steam rise from my soy mocha, the mood is set for a lazy (yet …

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Victory! 4.5 Million Animals to Be Spared From Toxicity Tests

bioweb.uwlax.edu / CC The agency that oversees the largest animal testing program of all time has just announced new guidelines that mean that the number of animals who could …

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Robo-Penguins Ready to Take Over Zoos

Warning: Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to have your suspension of disbelief, er, suspended, please do not read any further. The penguins in Madagascar and Happy Feet are …

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