Peter Dinklage asks fans to join him in making kind choices by not hurting animals or asking others to hurt animals for them.
"NY Ink" star and tattoo artist Ami James says that people should "never be silent" for animals in a new ad for PETA.
Animals and the planet depend on us, and actor Maggie Q wants us to know what we can do to help.
Animals are forced to endure the pain of having chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes and skin. Join Dave in buying only cruelty-free products.
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.
Eco- and Animal-Friendly Lab-Grown Meat Now Gaining Commercial and Private Funders
Va. -- In 2008, when PETA announced a $1 million prize for the first laboratory
to use chicken cells to create in vitro (test tube) meat if the product
were commercially viable by June 30, 2012, few people believed that there would
ever be such a thing. Back then, there was no public awareness of this
quiet scientific endeavor, and the scientists who had pioneered the idea of chicken
meat grown in a laboratory vat
of nutrients were in danger of giving up because of a lack of money as funding is vital to the research-and-development process. Now, though,
everything has changed: PETA's contest put in vitro meat on the map,
spawning hundreds of news stories and creating a buzz that resonated around the
world. Since then, sponsorships have blossomed to include a grant of more than
$1 million to a Dutch research team and the first-ever taste test of an in vitro hamburger developed by Dr.
Mark Post and scheduled for
October. The leader in PETA's contest is widely considered to be Dr. Gabor
Forgacs of the
University of Missouri and
Modern Meadow, the first scientist in North America to produce and consume a
tissue-engineered meat product. He is currently developing methods for
while cow, pig, and fish cells are being grown in vitro, PETA's primary
interest is in replacing chicken factories, transport, and slaughter because
more than 1 million chickens are eaten every hour in the U.S. alone. As there
is no news of a chicken nugget on the immediate horizon, PETA will extend the
contest until 2013. PETA continues to fund in vitro meat researcher Dr.
Nicholas Genovese, who is part of a team working on the subject at the
University of Missouri.
are so many delicious vegan products on the market that taste like chicken,
with more on the way, that people are already switching over," says PETA
President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "But lab chicken is grown from flesh, and if
that's what some people still want to put in their mouths, PETA will help
deliver it." She points out that at a taste test at PETA's headquarters in Norfolk last weekend of
vegan chicken—not made in vitro—from Holland's Vegetarian Butcher, more than
80 people asked if the samples were actual chicken. The tasters sampled vegan
chicken and dumplings, fried "chicken," and faux chicken Waldorf
Last week, Bill
Gates gave a shout-out to vegan chicken, especially mentioning Biz Stone's new
company, The Obvious Corporation, which is supporting vegan-meat company Beyond
Meat. Gates pointed out that because meat is one of the greatest contributors to
climate change and because meat consumption contributes to our
national chronic-disease epidemic, turning to plant protein is in the cards.
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.