Elena Waldman

Elena developed an interest in animal rights in high school after she was given a copy of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation, which encouraged her to combine her passion for writing with her hunger for animal liberation. After graduating from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, she joined PETA’s content team so that she could make a bigger impact for animals while working alongside inspiring, like-minded people. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, skateboarding, thrifting, and adding to her vast collection of vegan skincare and makeup products.

Calling Students, Parents, and Educators: Help Us ‘Cut Out Dissection’ in October

Calling all school districts, parents, and students—this October, let’s take a scalpel to cruel teaching methods and help end classroom dissection.

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Maimed Turkeys Languish for at Least 5 Hours Following Truck Crash—When Will Circle S Ranch FINALLY Take Responsibility?

Circle S Ranch is out of excuses. The company’s trucks have been involved in multiple wrecks, which have killed and maimed countless turkeys.

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VICTORY! After Relentless PETA Campaigning, UniverSoul Circus Is FINALLY Animal-Free!

How did PETA get a notoriously cruel circus to end its decades-long record of featuring live-animal acts? Keep reading to find out!

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Humane Home

PETA Condemns Landlords for Baylor Students’ ‘Rodent Problems,’ Offers Humane Solutions

Landlords are failing to offer humane rodent control methods to Baylor students, so PETA is stepping in to help.

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Cows, Chickens, and Pigs on Billboards in the Midwest Say, ‘See Me, Not Meat’

See how PETA’s compassionate campaign is taking over the Midwest. Here’s how YOU can help speak up for cows, chickens, and other animals killed for their flesh.

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2023 NYFW: PETA Protesters Confront Coach and Michael Kors to Demand Cruelty-Free Clothing

During 2023 New York Fashion Week, PETA confronted Coach and Michael Kors with sensational, unforgettable demonstrations.

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Why You Should Leave ‘Pearl Diving’ off Your Summer Bucket List

Be a compassionate tourist and leave sea life alone. Here’s why you should NEVER participate in pearl-diving attractions.

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PETA Wins $140,000 in Attorneys’ Fees in Suit Against Stony Brook After Demanding Records on Rabbit Experiments

PETA’s probe into a New York university’s experiments on rabbits led to a years-long battle over public records in court. THIS is what happened after the suit was settled.

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Animal Companions

VIDEO: Mabel’s Life a Year After Her Liberation From Envigo’s Lab-Supplying Hellhole

It’s been one year since Mabel the beagle was freed from a laboratory-supplying breeding hellhole. See what her life is like now.

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Georgetown University Mascot Jack the Bulldog Dies at Just 4 Years Old—Speak Up for Him and Other Breathing-Impaired Dogs!

By apparently supporting bulldog breeders, Georgetown University has blood on its hands. It’s high time the university made some serious changes to its cruel mascot program.

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PETA Calls For Cruelty-to-Animals Charges After Cats Were Killed in 2022 Yosemite Wildfire

Nearly a year after a devastating wildfire burned near Yosemite, police have arrested a man who allegedly started it. PETA said THIS in a letter to prosecutors.

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PETA’s Years-Long Legal Battle Over Lolita the Orca Finally Wraps as Plans for Her Release Come to Fruition

PETA’s years-long legal battle on behalf of Lolita the orca has finally wrapped. Here’s how we pushed for her upcoming release to a seaside sanctuary.

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PETA to Urge Kroger to Stop Selling Coconut Products Tied to Monkey Labor

Will Kroger do right by monkeys suffering in Thailand’s abusive coconut industry? PETA is confronting the company with a big question at an upcoming meeting.

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25 Bears Who Suffered Because of Yellowstone Bear World

Yellowstone Bear World is turning 25 this year, but exploiting bear cubs is nothing to celebrate. Meet 25 bears who suffered because of this hellhole.

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Victory! Walmart Bans Greeting Cards Mocking Great Apes

Walmart, the largest retail company in the world, made a compassionate move for chimpanzees and other endangered great apes.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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