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 many houseplants.

Taiwan’s Third-Largest Health Food Company Bans Animal Tests After PETA Push

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After talks with PETA, Vitalon Foods Group—maker of Taiwan’s best-selling brand of sports drink—banned animal tests not explicitly required by law.

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PETA Slams South Korean Officials for Erasure of Racehorse Slaughter Records

From October 2020 to June 2021, more than 900 horses were killed in South Korea. The Korea Racing Authority doesn’t want anyone to know their identities.

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Denver’s Deathtrap: SeaQuest Littleton Has Horrid History of Animal Suffering

Animals held in deplorable conditions at the shoddy Denver-area mall aquarium SeaQuest Littleton need your help. Join PETA and take action now.

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Feds Bust ‘Walnut Prairie Wildside’ After Push From PETA

Following PETA complaints, the feds cited Walnut Prairie Wildside’s owner, Thomas Edmonds, for numerous animal welfare violations, leading to a 21-day license suspension.

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Newly Approved Approach to Skin Allergy Testing Embraces Non-Animal Methods

A newly approved method can replace skin allergy tests using animals—experiments in which their fur is shaved and a chemical is applied to their exposed skin.

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Eye on the Future: Early-Career Scientist Given Award by PETA Science Group for Cornea Work

PETA science group honors Peter Pôbiš for his presentation of a 3-D model of the human cornea—one that determines how chemicals might irritate the eye without using animals.

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Breath of Fresh Air: PETA Science Group Awards Lung Researchers Promoting Non-Animal Tests

Worried about animals suffering in labs? You can breathe easier, because these scientists are investing in animal-free lung research.

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New York Passes Anti-Horse Slaughter Bill

This legislative victory comes after hard work by the New York State Humane Association and PETA supporters in New York who contacted their legislators.

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PETA’s Ballsy New ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Ad Will Turn Heads This Father’s Day

PETA’s ballsy new “deadbeat dad” ad in Corpus Christi suggests the perfect Father’s Day gift: a neuter surgery. Check it out now.

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There’s Nothing ‘Standard’ About PETA’s Latest Historic Victory for Animals in Taiwan

Victory for animals! Standard Foods Group, PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats Partner in Taiwan, has issued a historic ban on animal testing after hearing from PETA.

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Goodbye, Tai: PETA Laments Death of Elephant Forced to Perform in Movies, TV

Tai the elephant—beaten and exploited for human entertainment and forced into numerous film and TV productions—has died. PETA mourns the life she was denied.

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PETA Joins Groups Petitioning to Close Loophole Allowing Canada Lynxes to Be Exploited

The Canada lynx is a threatened species, but a “special rule” deprives them of the protections of the Endangered Species Act. PETA and other groups are petitioning to close the loophole.

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Wildly Dangerous California Event With Live Bear Prompts PETA Call to the Feds

It bears repeating: Animals are not ours to use for entertainment. PETA has alerted the feds after a dangerous California event featured a live Kodiak bear.

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Wearing Hazmat Suits and High Heels, PETA Turns Heads Outside Hermès Store in NYC

After Hermès executives refused to address PETA’s question at the company’s annual meeting, we called in some reinforcements wearing hazmat suits and high heels.

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How PETA Legal Eagle Asher Smith Uses the Constitution to Protect Owls

PETA Foundation Litigation Manager Asher Smith helped win a case against a “Tiger King” abuser. Now, the Yale University law grad says the Constitution protects owls.

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