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Proposed AVMA-Approved Mutilations

warkscol.wordpress / CC The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) annual conference starts July 10 in Seattle. On the agenda is a pitch for the AVMA to change its current …

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PETA Spices Up San Francisco Pride Parade

San Francisco’s gay pride parade—touted as the world’s largest—got a healthy infusion of vegetarian pride on Sunday. Working with local group Bay Area Vegetarians, PETA showed up in full …

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Independence Day for New Hampshire Hounds

pettalk / CC Back in December, we spread some holiday cheer with news that a greyhound racetrack in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, had closed. Today we are celebrating Independence Day …

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Smithfield Reneges on Promise to Improve Conditions for Pigs

Smithfield execs, who live high off the hog—actually, it’s more like about 27 million hogs—have just decided that they cannot keep their promise to phase out gestation crates over …

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Hungry Motorists Drive by–Not Through–Golden Arches

Members of the lunch crowd at a McDonald’s in Providence, Rhode Island, probably weren’t expecting to be greeted by a giant “chicken” bearing “Unhappy Meals” when they headed out …

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Lowe’s Annual Meeting Gets Sticky

Our campaign to convince Lowe’s to stop selling glue traps is stuck in high gear. Recently, a woman dressed as a mouse stuck on a glue trap stopped traffic …

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PETA to Speak Up for Chickens at McDonald’s Shareholder Meeting

PETA is poised to take the mic on Wednesday to speak in behalf of chickens at McDonald’s shareholder meeting in Oakbrook, Illinois. We’re all set to grill CEO Jim …

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Is Mayor Bloomberg a Veg Head?

  mediabistro / CC Magic 8-Ball says, “Outlook good.” According to a recent piece in the New York Post, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg paid a visit to Morton’s …

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Save Horses’ Lives: Support H.R. 503

fairlightacres / CC Although technically spring has not yet sprung, we seem to be doing a kind of early spring cleaning here at the Files, with updates on some …

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Gas Chamber Bans Proposed in Southern States

As hard as it is to believe, animal shelters in some states—including Georgia and North Carolina—continue to kill unwanted animals in gas chambers, with all the accompanying horror that …

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Wilmer Valderrama’s Anti-Circus Awesomeness

OK, it’s official—we’re wild about Wilmer. Feztastic on That 70s Show, unforgettable in Fast Food Nation, and smooth as hell as the dude in charge of doling out disses …

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Obama and the Wolf

firstpeople / CC As one of his first orders of business, President Barack Obama has suspended a plan to remove several gray wolf populations from the Endangered Species List. …

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Take Action for Animals on National Day of Service

edenfoundation / CC Martin Luther King Jr. Day is fast approaching, and here at PETA we’ve decided to take our cue from President-elect Obama, who suggests that you make …

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Happy Fur-Free Friday!

Thanksgiving is over and everyone is getting in the wintery, “Christmassy” spirit … but hey, don’t forget about my favorite holiday of the year! Fur-Free Friday! While most people …

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Your Election Day Treat From PETA!

So off we go to the polls today (I went this morning; shazam!)—and we’ve got a lot of important decisions to make. Not all of us will get the …

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