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.
For Immediate Release:March 9, 2011
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Indianapolis--Following a plea from PETA, Indianapolis-based retail real-estate company Simon Property Group has announced that its Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, which leases retail space to the Iditarod, is not a sponsor of the dogsled race—despite such claims on the Iditarod's website. In a letter to PETA, a Simon Property Group representative affirmed, "[T]he Mall does not sponsor or otherwise provide funding to the Iditarod. … We have asked to be removed from the web page."
"Fewer and fewer companies are willing to support a race that forces dogs to run to the point of injury, exhaustion, and death," says PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "The Iditarod is a nightmare—not only for dogs but also, as it turns out, for corporate public relations."
Many organizations, including the Transportation Security Administration, have pulled their sponsorship after learning about the cruelty inherent in the Iditarod. Since 2005, 20 dogs used in the 1,000-plus-mile race have died. Dogs in the race frequently die from hypothermia, gastric ulcers, or "sled dog myopathy"—literally being run to death. More than half the dogs who start the race don't make it across the finish line.
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