Danny Prater

Danny Prater

Danny spent the formative years of his life in rural Ohio, living among corn stalks and log cabins in the shadow of a ghost town that burned to the ground in the 1840s. Fittingly, you can often find him wearing plaid and sporting a burly beard. With a communications degree in hand from The Ohio State University, he moved to Los Angeles in 2012. In his free time, Danny likes to go for "long-ish" jogs, maintain his self-appointed title as the greatest Dr. Mario player on Earth, and dote upon his two feline companions and numerous succulents.

PETA Reveals Animal Transfers and Dolphin Deaths at SeaWorld Parks in 2022

We’re adding up the numbers: How many dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans died at SeaWorld parks in 2022, and how many were shipped overseas?

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Chuck the Cruel Tradition: PETA Offers to Replace Punxsutawney Phil With a Human

A PETA supporter would gladly take Phil’s place if it will spare him a tedious life punctuated only by the confusion and terror of being dangled in front of a noisy crowd every year.

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Guests Bitten by Animals, a Macaw Driven Mad: SeaQuest in Layton, Utah, Exposed

People should know that SeaQuest’s history of injuries to animals and the public is horrific and that its shoddy facilities deserve to go out of business.

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The Year of the Rabbit Is Here—Leap for Joy Over PETA’s Progress for Rabbits in Labs

Lunar New Year on January 22, 2023, ushered in the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. Leap for joy reading these PETA victories for rabbits in laboratories.

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PETA Science Group Funds Breakthrough Study That Will Expand Human Lung Slice Accessibility for Research

A new paper coauthored by PETA scientists is poised to revolutionize the field of inhalation research and reduce the number of animals used in toxicity tests.

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PETA Shareholder Resolution Calls On RH to Issue Report on Birds Used for Down

RH refuses to guarantee to its shareholders (including PETA) and customers that the down feathers in its products aren’t yanked out of sensitive birds.

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After PETA’s Push, Chris Brown’s Monkey Dealer Gets License Terminated by Feds

Following a push from PETA, the USDA terminated the federal Animal Welfare Act license of exotic-animal dealer Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, aka “The Monkey Whisperer.”

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James Cromwell Is PETA’s 2022 ‘Person of the Year’

James Cromwell is PETA’s 2022 Person of the Year after he—at the age of 82—superglued his hand to the café counter at a Starbucks store and took other actions for animals.

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Victory! Dukal Corporation Ends Sale of Bandages Depicting Animals in Circuses

As circuses with animals disappear so should the exploitative imagery. PETA praises Dukal Corporation for no longer using artwork of animals in circuses on its bandages.

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PETA Cheers as Biden Signs ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act’ Into Law

Prior to the bill’s passage, PETA lawsuits had nearly annihilated the extremely cruel big-cat cub-petting industry by taking down the biggest players.

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VIDEO: PETA’s 2022 Year in Review Reveals Our Innovation—and Our Success

2022 was an outstanding year for PETA. But until speciesism itself is a thing of the past, we will keep working, pushing, and innovating—into 2023 and beyond.

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Disturbing Image Shows Santa Suckling From Cow’s Udder Beside the Christmas Tree

A new cartoon shows Santa drinking milk from a cow’s udder: It’s PETA’s way of encouraging kids to embrace kinder holiday traditions, like leaving oat milk out with vegan cookies.

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Miami Seaquarium Owner Open to Freeing Long-Suffering Orca Lolita

PETA is glad to hear that the new owner of the Miami Seaquarium is still committed to releasing the orca Lolita to a seaside sanctuary. If she is healthy enough, we look forward to seeing it happen.

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PETA Fielded Calls From Dallas to Detroit to Help Animals This Fall

On an average day, PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department receives dozens of phone calls reporting cases of animal abuse. Here’s what happens next.

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Victory! Vince Scraps Mohair After Push From PETA

PETA is celebrating this compassionate move and encourages every shopper to leave mohair items, all of which are products of cruelty, on the rack.

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