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Reverend Al Sharpton Preaches Compassion for Chickens

He has fought for civil rights, and he ran for president. Now, Al Sharpton is fighting against KFC cruelty.


Vegan Diets: Healthy and Humane

A vegan diet is as good for humans’ health as it is for animal welfare. There is no nutritional need for humans to eat any animal product; all our …


‘Milk Gone Wild’

Check out PETA’s udderly unbelievable spoof of the popular Girls Gone Wild videos. Watch the banned commercial, and see just how far these girls will go.


Abandoned Calf Rescued in Illinois

July 2004 Thanks to pressure from PETA, charges were filed in what could be a precedent-setting case in Earlville, Illinois, where a wonderful vet rescued this abandoned calf from a …


AVMA Ends Support for Cruel Starvation of Hens!

July 2004 At their annual convention, members of the Chicago-based American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) voted to end the AVMA’s support of “forced molting,” the factory-farming practice of starving hens …


PETA on the Scene Again When Another Truck Carrying 200 Hogs to Slaughter Crashes

July 2004 PETA’s Community Animal Project responded to a call of yet another transport truck crash. A truck carrying 200 pigs on the way to a Smithfield slaughterhouse overturned in …


The Honey Industry

Although there were 3,500 native bee species of bees pollinating the flowers and food crops of North America when European settlers landed on its shores in the 17th century, …


PETA on the Scene When Truck Carrying 180 Hogs to Slaughter Crashed

April 2004 PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) responded to a call of an overturned truck carrying 180 pigs to slaughter at the Smithfield, Virginia, packing plant. When we arrived, nearly …


Philadelphia Restaurant Makes Compassionate Decision to Remove ‘Live Sashimi’ From Menu

April 2004 In April, PETA wrote to Philadelphia restaurant Morimoto, asking that it discontinue the practice of dismembering and serving live lobsters to customers (called “live sashimi”). After receiving our …


Pigs: Intelligent Animals Suffering in Farms and Slaughterhouses ©Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

Pigs: Intelligent Animals Suffering in Farms and Slaughterhouses

Pigs “have the cognitive ability to be quite sophisticated. Even more so than dogs and certainly [more so than] three-year-olds,” says Dr. Donald Broom, a Cambridge University professor and …


Veganism and the Issue of Protein

Can a vegan diet provide adequate protein for sound human health? Absolutely. Unlike animal protein, plant-based protein sources contain healthy fiber and complex carbohydrates. Animal products are often high …


Keeping a Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the number one health problem in the U.S., accounting for more than 1 million heart attacks annually and 2,400 deaths every day.(1) Because we now know …


Veal: A Byproduct of the Cruel Dairy Industry

Cows produce milk for the same reason why humans and other mammals do: to nourish their young. But the millions of cows who live on U.S. dairy farms are …


Vegan Children: Healthy and Happy

Children raised as vegans—who consume no animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy products—can easily obtain all the nutrients essential for optimum health from plant-based sources. Hot Dogs, Heart …


Poultry and Eggs: Industries That Abuse Chickens

Chickens are inquisitive, intelligent animals who, according to animal behaviorist Dr. Chris Evans of Australia’s Macquarie University, “are good at solving problems.” He explains that chickens are able to …