PETA Scientists Present on Non-Animal Test Methods at World’s Largest Toxicology Event

At the annual Society of Toxicology meeting, the world’s largest toxicology event of the year, drawing more than 5,000 attendees, PETA regulatory scientists chaired sessions, presented posters, and provided educational courses on non-animal methods for testing chemicals. They also participated in mentorship events to help early-career researchers advance their careers in non-animal toxicology testing.

Miami Seaquarium Forced to Shut Down

Following a relentless PETA campaign and weekly protests by local activists, Miami-Dade County officials issued a Notice of Termination and Notice of Default to the Miami Seaquarium’s owner, requiring the company to vacate the premises, effectively shutting down the hellhole! Our campaign included more than 150,000 calls and e-mails from our supporters, lively rallies, lawsuits, … Read more »

Taiwan FDA Ends Iron Tests on Animals After Hearing From PETA

The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) finalized a regulation that removes animal testing as an option for companies wanting to make human iron health claims for marketing their food and beverage products. The testing included feeding baby rats an iron-deficient diet to induce anemia and then feeding them a test food, after which their … Read more »

Sandusky County Fair to Ditch Organ Grinder Acts Following Letter From PETA

Following reports revealing that organ grinder monkey exhibitors featured at the Sandusky County Fair in Ohio had racked up numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, including multiple incidents of children being bitten by a monkey, PETA fired off a letter to fair organizers, urging them to commit to ending the use of monkeys … Read more »

Hallmark Stops Selling Cards That Hurt Chimpanzees

Following years of pressure from PETA, Hallmark Cards—the largest greeting card company in the world—stopped producing and selling cards featuring degrading images of chimpanzees who were torn away from their mothers as infants. Such images are known to hinder conservation efforts. PETA’s campaign included lively protests, creative ads, heartfelt letters from celebrities such as Judy … Read more »

Animal Companions
Marketing Services Provider Joins Major Ad Agencies in Not Promoting Flat-Faced Dog Breeds

RKD Group—a marketing and fundraising services provider for nonprofit organizations—became the latest company to commit to leaving pugs, bulldogs, and other breathing-impaired breeds (BIB) of dogs out of its future ads, joining the Ad Council, Ogilvy, Wieden + Kennedy, Wunderman Thompson, and others! BIBs are deliberately bred to have distorted and restricted airways, and millions … Read more »

OSHA Issues Hazard Alert Warning to Bear Country U.S.A. Following PETA Complaint

Following a PETA complaint triggered by our 2023 eyewitness investigation, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated South Dakota roadside zoo Bear Country U.S.A. and issued it a hazard alert warning, finding that conditions there were likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees who entered enclosures to abduct newborn cubs from … Read more »

PETA Science Consortium International Awards Researchers for Removing Animal-Derived Ingredients in Cell Cultures

PETA Science Consortium International e.V. awarded Dr. Jens Kurreck, a professor of applied biochemistry at Technische Universität Berlin, funding to help him create a laboratory that introduces students to the practice of using cells that aren’t reliant on animal-derived ingredients. A scientist in Belgium also received the Science Consortium’s Early-Career Scientist Award for her work … Read more »

SeaQuest Littleton Closes

After PETA filed numerous formal complaints with federal and state authorities detailing egregious animal welfare issues and injuries to customers at SeaQuest Littleton in Colorado, the notorious shopping mall petting zoo closed its doors. The infamous animal-exploiting hellhole will no longer force animals into stressful interactions, put them and the public in danger, or confine … Read more »

Tiger Exhibitor Lisa Lopez Fined by Feds

Following multiple requests for investigations from PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued tiger exhibitor Lisa Lopez, operator of All Things Wild, a $16,000 civil penalty for illegally exhibiting tigers without a license and offering dangerous public feeding opportunities at the Alabama and Georgia state fairs in 2020.

Designer Tory Burch Sheds Exotic Skins

After PETA contacted Tory Burch and explained that animals in the exotic-skins industry are crudely bludgeoned with hammers, inflated with water or air, stabbed, and abused in other ways, the mid-luxury women’s fashion label confirmed that it had banned exotic skins! Please always choose fake snake, mock croc, and other animal-friendly options—and help us urge Gucci, … Read more »

PETA Scientists Coauthor Paper on Methods to Test Chemicals Without Using Live Rabbits

PETA Science Consortium International e.V. coauthored a paper with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other collaborators on methods that can replace the use of live rabbits to test the effects of chemicals on human eyes. Building on this work, the EPA office that regulates industrial chemicals released a document encouraging companies to employ … Read more »

Animal Companions
Top U.S. Ad Agency Pledges Not to Use Breathing-Impaired Dog Breeds

After meeting with PETA, Hill Holliday—one of the largest ad agencies in the U.S.—joined the Ad Council, Leo Burnett Chicago, Ogilvy, Wieden+Kennedy, Wunderman Thompson, and many other major ad agencies in not using images of pugs, bulldogs, or other flat-faced dog breeds in newly produced ads! These dogs are purposely bred to have deformities that … Read more »

Notorious Hadi Shrine Circus Loses Another Top Sponsor

After being prompted by PETA, home design company Jagoe Homes confirmed that it would join Polyram Plastic Industries, paint manufacturer PPG Industries, and health and nutrition company DSM in pulling financial support of the Hadi Shrine Circus in Indiana—one of the last shows still exploiting elephants and other animals for entertainment. Jagoe Homes’ owner compassionately … Read more »

Home Furnishings Leader Bans Cashmere

After hearing from PETA, Kravet Inc.—a home furnishings leader in the interior design trade—banned cashmere! The company made this compassionate decision, which applies to its brands Brunschwig & Fils, Donghia, GP & J Baker, Kravet, and Lee Jofa, after learning that goats scream as workers pin them down by their legs and horns and violently … Read more »

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