Peter Dinklage asks fans to join him in making kind choices by not hurting animals or asking others to hurt animals for them.
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Animals and the planet depend on us, and actor Maggie Q wants us to know what we can do to help.
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Actor Taraji P. Henson wants us to show dogs the unconditional love that they so graciously give us. Make animals a part of your family.
Hundreds of Bears Are Suffering in Squalid Roadside Zoos Because of USDA's Inaction—Including in Gwinnett County
Ga. -- Last month, PETA enlisted FedEx to launch "Bear Force One" to
send a bear, once living in a sleazy roadside zoo in North Carolina, to his
sanctuary home in the rolling hills of California. Now, the group has submitted
a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting that the
agency implement specific regulations for the treatment of bears held in
captivity by exhibitors, dealers, and research facilities, including the
notoriously cruel Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn.
to recent reports, a black bear at Yellow River was heard crying out in
distress and is being prevented from eating by other bears. Reports also
indicate that bear cubs have been injured or killed because Yellow River forces
incompatible animals to live together. PETA's recommended regulations—developed
in consultation with bear experts—include providing bears with naturalistic
habitats, dens to nest and hibernate in, pools or other water sources to bathe
in, and sufficient space for foraging and exploration.
the USDA allows people to keep bears in concrete pits and to force bears to
depend on dog food and scraps of bread tossed into their cages, denying them
any semblance of a natural or enjoyable life," says PETA Foundation
Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders. "The bears
at Yellow River are barely surviving in a squalid prison because the USDA has
failed to address their needs."
show that bears are just as complex and intelligent as primates are, but
current federal regulations don't address the special needs of bears, which
means that hundreds of roadside zoos—the majority of USDA licensees with
captive bears—keep the animals in small barren cages or concrete pits that give
them no opportunity to engage in natural behavior. Many of these bears spend
the majority of their waking hours pacing, biting their cages, and
head-butting—all signs of mental anguish.
petition to the USDA is available here.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.