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Cruel Slaughterhouse in Minnesota Is Denied a Permit to Operate

July 2002 A concerned Carver County, Minnesota, resident contacted PETA after he learned of plans to open a slaughterhouse where countless animals would be slaughtered without being stunned first. PETA …


New Jersey Fundraiser Cancels Foie Gras Dinner

July 2002 The annual New Jersey “A Dinner of Hope” fundraiser for needy children was to include foie gras, and Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras was to be …


Illinois Backyard Rabbit Killer Is Shut Down

July 2002 After making several complaints to county officials and getting nowhere, the neighbor of an Illinois man who was raising hundreds of rabbits and slaughtering them called us for …


Entire Retail Food Industry Takes Steps to Reduce Animal Suffering

July 2002 In June 2002, after almost two years of working with PETA, the Food Marketing Institute and the National Council of Chain Restaurants released their first-ever retail farmed-animal welfare …


Undercover Footage From Seaboard Farms, Narrated By Rue McClanahan

The late “Golden Girl” Rue McClanahan narrates PETA’s investigation of a pig factory farm that is sure to have you saying, “Pass the Fakin’ Bacon


Kroger and Albertson’s Follow Safeway’s Lead in Setting Humane Standards

April 2002 PETA had petitioned Kroger and Albertson’s to improve farmed-animal welfare but without success. When Safeway agreed to make improvements, PETA wrote to its main competitors. Two weeks later, …


Safeway Becomes First Fortune 50 Corporation to Prioritize Farmed-Animal Welfare

April 2002 PETA urged Safeway to follow the lead of McDonald’s by instituting higher animal-welfare standards for its suppliers, but 18 months of discussions netted no improvements. In February 2002, …


Hundreds of Thousands of Hens Are Given a More Humane Death

April 2002 Egg producer Cypress Farms went bankrupt and abandoned more than a million hens in Florida and Georgia, leaving them to starve for 12 days before a court-appointed trustee …


North Carolina Farmer Is Charged With Cruelty and Spends Time in Jail

January 2002 After receiving a complaint from a local who was getting nowhere with state officials about a number of neglected chickens and goats in Okracoke, North Carolina, PETA immediately …


Sur la Table Cancels Foie Gras Seminar and Vows Not to Plan More

January 2002 After learning about a scheduled foie gras seminar to be held at kitchenware chain Sur la Table, in Manhasset, New York, PETA immediately wrote to the manager and …


Puerto Rico’s Largest Poultry Company Implements a More Humane Killing Method

January 2002 After viewing a videotape of workers bludgeoning “unusable” chickens with baseball bats and later breaking their necks, PETA sent information to the president of Puerto Rico’s largest poultry …


Third of the Big Three, Wendy’s, Falls to PETA Pressure

October 2001 After securing victory over Burger King in June 2001, PETA launched a campaign against Wendy’s. In the first demonstration of the campaign, actor James Cromwell and others were …


Foie Gras Is Crossed Off Washington, D.C., Banquet’s Menu

October 2001 The Washington, D.C., Dining Society held a banquet that was scheduled to serve and promote foie gras to its patrons. After learning about the cruelty of foie gras …


Burger King Ups the Ante on Farmed-Animal Welfare

July 2001 In January 2001, PETA launched a campaign against Burger King after more than three months of negotiations in an attempt to persuade the chain to follow McDonald’s lead …


McDonald’s Stops Worst Abuse of Chickens and Other Farmed Animals

October 2000 In 1997, PETA called on McDonald’s to make improvements for animals before they become Big Macs and McNuggets, holding news conferences and demonstrations around the country. After a …