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Me and Mariah

Me and Mariah

Mariah Carey If you have ever had the experience of losing a $7,500 coat that Mariah Carey gave you, you will sympathize with how difficult this past week has …

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Charreada: Bone-Breaking Cruelty

Charreada: Bone-Breaking Cruelty

Every year throughout Mexico and the American Southwest, horses and cows are injured or killed during charreadas or charrerias (Mexican rodeos). The charreada has followed much the same historical …

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Spaying and Neutering: A Solution for Suffering

Spaying and Neutering: A Solution for Suffering

Many people enjoy the companionship of cats and dogs, who were domesticated thousands of years ago.(1) Over time, people have manipulated animal breeding to produce certain physical characteristics, resulting …

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Pigs Safe From Greased-Pig Contests at University of Texas at Arlington

Pigs Safe From Greased-Pig Contests at University of Texas at Arlington

April 2005 In 2003, PETA contacted several fraternities and sororities at the University of Texas at Arlington after learning that the groups jointly held a greased pig contest. As a …

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Hog-Dog Operators Arrested; 45 Mangled Hogs Seized

Hog-Dog Operators Arrested; 45 Mangled Hogs Seized

January 2005 A year-long investigation into a hog-dog rodeo (a horrific blood sport in which pit bulls are turned loose on terrified hogs) in Escambia County, Florida, paid off. Forty-five …

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Traveling Animal Acts: Shameful Shows

Traveling Animal Acts: Shameful Shows

Animals used in traveling shows and menageries are often subjected to severe abuse in order to force them to provide “entertainment” at county and state fairs, shopping malls, theme …

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Alabama Hog-Dog Rodeo Operator Charged With Cruelty and Facing Jail Time

Alabama Hog-Dog Rodeo Operator Charged With Cruelty and Facing Jail Time

July 2004 Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Clarke County, Alabama, hog-dog rodeo operator was found guilty of cruelty to animals and given 30 days in jail after law-enforcement officers …

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Hog-Dog Rodeos Outlawed in Louisiana

Hog-Dog Rodeos Outlawed in Louisiana

April 2004 Thanks to pressure from PETA, the governor of Louisiana signed a bill into law that makes it a crime to stage, promote, or attend a “hog-dog rodeo,” a …

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Alabama Hog-Dog Rodeo Organizer Arrested, Rodeo Shut Down

Alabama Hog-Dog Rodeo Organizer Arrested, Rodeo Shut Down

January 2004 For two years, Clarke County, Alabama, authorities have ignored the occurrence of hog-dog rodeos, a cruel bloody event during which dogs are sicced on defenseless hogs for the …

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Rodeo: Cruelty for a Buck

Rodeo: Cruelty for a Buck

Rodeos are promoted as rough-and-tough exercises of human skill and courage in conquering the fierce, untamed beasts of the Wild West. But in reality, rodeos are nothing more than …

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Greyhound Racing: Death in the Fast Lane

Greyhound Racing: Death in the Fast Lane

Greyhounds’ natural speed and grace have been exploited for human benefit since the days of the ancient Egyptians. The dogs have been used for centuries in hunting and coursing …

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Bullfighting: A Tradition of Tragedy

Bullfighting: A Tradition of Tragedy

Each year, approximately 10,000 bulls die in bullfights, an inaccurate term for events in which there is very little competition between a nimble, sword-wielding matador (Spanish for “killer”) and …

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Facts on Rabbits

Facts on Rabbits

The cartoon rabbits pictured on Easter cards might look cute and cuddly, but real rabbits have no place in the pet industry. These complex animals are often purchased on …

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Facts on Ferrets

Facts on Ferrets

The ferret is a domesticated animal whose ancestors are believed to be native European polecats (Mustela putorius). Inquisitive, smart, and playful, ferrets have become popular companion animals, but they …

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Plans to Use Penguins as “Waiters” Are Canceled

Plans to Use Penguins as “Waiters” Are Canceled

October 2003 BiZBash Media is a New York City-based business that provides information about event marketing, event planning, and business entertaining to the industry’s top professionals. PETA contacted BiZBash CEO …

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