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Watch This Model Speak Up for Ostriches

He’s sexy and compassionate—and speaking up for ostriches from his native South Africa.

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Jane Birkin Ignores Cruelty to Ostriches, but Can She Ignore This?

In a new parody video, PETA France is calling on the ’70s singer to tell Hermès to ditch cruel ostrich leather.

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‘Behind the Leather’ Wins Gold Lions at Cannes!

Ogilvy & Mather took home the prestigious awards for its “Behind the Leather” campaign for PETA.

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Enter Now: Cruelty-Free Home of the Year Contest 2016

Submit photos of your animal-friendly home for a chance to be featured in a major interior design magazine.

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PHOTOS: Ostriches in Manila Protest in Front of Hermès

These ostriches want their skin back. PETA’s life-size “ostriches” stood outside Manila’s Hermès store in protest of the use of ostrich leather.

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Gucci Parades Tortured Animals’ Skins Through Westminster Abbey © iStock.com/TonyBaggett

Gucci Parades Tortured Animals’ Skins Through Westminster Abbey

Gucci’s animal skin–filled fashion show inside Westminster Abbey has prompted a debate about Christians’ responsibility for the rest of God’s creation.

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From Stella-r to UGG-ly: PETA and Pam’s Ranking of Vegan-Friendly Fashion Retailers ©iStock.com/arekmalang

From Stella-r to UGG-ly: PETA and Pam’s Ranking of Vegan-Friendly Fashion Retailers

Ever wondered what stores are stocking up on the best vegan wardrobe staples? Now you know!

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Leather’s Grisly Secret: See How PETA Asia Made Shoppers’ Jaws Drop

Shoppers in Bangkok came for the merchandise. They left knowing about the suffering that goes into clothing and accessories made of exotic skins.

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Why Did PETA Reps Descend on Prada’s and Hermès’ Annual Meetings?

At Prada, a shareholder was barred from using her voice to demand that the company ditch exotic skins—but we had better luck at Hermès.

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PETA Members Bury Their Heads in Sand at Prada as ‘Skinned Ostrich’ Protests

PETA reveals how birds are hit, shocked, killed, plucked, and skinned for store’s ostrich-leather bags and couches.

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What’s in Your Purse? Watch These Shoppers React in Horror

Very few people are aware of the extreme cruelty that animals suffer to be turned into exotic skin products.

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Prada’s Newest Shareholder Is PETA—Find Out Why

Prada’s newest shareholder hopes to help the company pull its head out of the sand.

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Ostrich Visits Prada to Ask, ‘Whose Head Is Really in the Sand?’

Contrary to the popular adage, ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand. No, that “ignorance is bliss” attitude is reserved for the execs at Prada.

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Hermès and Prada Suppliers Exposed: Young Ostriches Butchered for ‘Luxury’ Bags

Soon after exposing the slaughter of alligators and crocodiles for Hermès Birkin bags, eyewitnesses capture video of Hermès and Prada suppliers butchering young ostriches.