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.
Authorities Descend on Massive Georgia Animal Warehouse That Supplies Stores NationwideFor Immediate Release:April 22, 2010
Contact:Daphna Nachminovitch 757-622-7382
Farmington Hills, Mich. -- This morning, law-enforcement officials entered the Atlanta warehouse of Sun Pet Ltd., a company that supplies small mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and other animals to stores nationwide, including Farmington Hills-based retailer Pet Supplies "Plus" (PSP). PSP bills itself as the "largest franchised Pet Supply retailer in the nation." Today's action by law enforcement was prompted by evidence gathered during a three-month PETA investigation, which documented that animals at Sun Pet were cruelly killed, abusively handled, and forced to live in severely crowded, filthy conditions. The following incidents were among the findings of PETA's investigation:
* A worker put hamsters in a plastic bag and bashed the animals against a table.* Unsalable animals were routinely gassed in a filthy, waste-encrusted glass tank or poisoned at bait stations that were placed around the facility's warehouse. * Sun Pet bought thousands of animals from unlicensed vendors despite previous warnings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to desist.* Sun Pet sold hamsters who were purchased from U.S. Global Exotics, a company from which more than 26,000 cruelly treated animals were recently seized by authorities following a PETA investigation.
"PETA's investigation shows that for Pet Supplies 'Plus,' it is business as usual to keep buying animals from companies that have a record of abuse and failure to provide veterinary care to sick and injured animals," says PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "At these facilities, animals are treated like disposable objects, and no thought is given to the fact that they are living beings."
PETA has turned evidence over to local, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies for investigation, and the group is calling on PSP to end the sale of animals in its stores.
For more information and to view the video footage, 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.