Ringling’s Animal-Free Comeback Sends a Powerful Industry Message: Cruelty Has No Place in Circuses

Forced out of the animal exploitation business, Ringling Bros. had two choices: reinvent itself or fold. And with one notable change, the company may just come out on (the big) top.

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One Person’s ‘Trash’ Could Be Your Treasure

Oscar the kitten is no grouch—all he wants is a couch to call his own.

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California Law Shields Wildland Arsonists From Cruelty-to-Animals Charges

Countless animals suffer and die in arson wildfires. Here’s how animal protection laws in California are failing these victims.

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Scalded, Drowned, Dehydrated: Incompetence Kills Animals at OHSU

Federal records reveal ongoing incompetence and negligence inside Oregon Health & Science University’s laboratories, and PETA is calling for an end to it.

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Pigs Aren’t Spare Parts! PETA Slams Latest Organ ‘Transplant’ Stunt as Junk Science

Pigs aren’t spare parts and should never be used as such just because humans are too self-centered to donate their bodies to patients desperate for organ transplants.

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After Runaway Zebra Dies in Illegal Trap, Breeder Is Charged With Animal Cruelty

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The matter is as black and white as a zebra’s stripes: Zebras don’t want to be held in roadside zoos or used in traveling acts, nor should they be.

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Name—Why ‘Animal Haven’ Zoo Is a Hellhole

After receiving a tip from PETA, the feds cited Animal Haven Zoo in Wisconsin for several violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Here’s what they found.

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Vivisectors’ Russian Roulette: The History of the Polio Vaccine

University of Washington primate experimenters like to take credit for medical progress to justify their cruel practices, but the history of the polio vaccine doesn’t back up their claims.

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Tulsa Residents Receive Free Vegan Burgers at PETA’s Food Justice Event

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner teamed up with PETA to give away nutritious food to raise awareness of food injustice. Learn how you can join the fight.

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PETA’s Field Team Gives Three Little Pigs and Other Animals a Fairytale Ending

You’ve heard the story of the three little pigs. Watch our fieldworkers rescue three real-life pigs kept 24/7 in a cramped, flooded pen—and meet a few other animals PETA helped this summer.

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Don’t Roll the Dice: All Animals at SeaQuest Las Vegas Are Unlucky

Animals at SeaQuest Las Vegas have bitten employees, died from drowning, and been seriously injured after escaping while being transported in the back of an open-bed pickup truck.

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5 Baby Monkeys Died in 2 Days—PETA Asks District Attorney to Investigate

Five infant monkeys died at a University of Louisiana laboratory—and PETA wants those responsible to be prosecuted. Experiments on animals must end!

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Oswald’s Bear Ranch Lied About Sophie’s Violent Death, PETA Says, and the Feds Are Finally Paying Attention

Oswald’s Bear Ranch seemingly tried to hide that a bear had run loose for DAYS, resulting in her violent death. Now the tourist trap may finally be held accountable.

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Monterey Zoo: Unredacted Records Don’t Lie, but Apparently, the USDA Does

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is supposed to protect animals, not help boost the profits of animal-exploiting businesses like the Monterey Zoo.

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Ohio Racing Officials Look to Implement Lifesaving Rules After Horse Dies

PETA called on the Ohio State Racing Commission to conduct a thorough investigation of Mox Nix’s death and disclose the full results to the public—and it listened.

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