Sara Oliver

Sara Oliver

Sara is an avid consumer of coffee, indie pop music, and animal rights news. After graduating from Ithaca College in New York, she followed her passion for animal liberation and joined PETA’s content team. In her free time, she can be found watching sitcoms with her two guinea pigs, walking her dog through historic Philadelphia, or browsing local thrift stores for funky vegan fashion.

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Why PETA Says It’s a Good Thing Bulldogs, Pugs Eventually Won’t Exist

Why will bulldogs and pugs likely stop existing in the near future? PETA explains why the end of breathing-impaired breeds would be a good thing for dogs

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5 Reasons the Egg Shortage Is a Good Thing

While many wonder why eggs are so expensive, PETA wonders why they haven’t cost more than a few dollars all along—especially since eggs cost chickens their lives.

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Breathing-Impaired Breeds Need Extra Care in Cold Temperatures

Do you know the signs of hypothermia in dogs? Flat-faced dogs like bulldogs, boxers, and pugs are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather.

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How to Help Sick Puppies for Sale at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Buying a sick puppy at the Tijuana border isn’t rescuing them. Instead, it’s helping to ensure that dozens more puppies will be bred and sold the same way.

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Never Trust Animal Breeders: Logan Paul’s Pig Is Another Reminder

The story goes that breeders told Logan Paul that Pearl the pig was a “mini pig”—a species that doesn’t exist. Her story serves as a reminder never to buy an animal.

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Victory! Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Felony Cruelty to Animals After 3 Dogs’ Deaths

After months of action by PETA, the Georgia sheriff’s deputy who let his three dogs die and then trashed their bodies was charged with cruelty to animals.

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Video: Bulldogs Not Covered Under ‘Lifetime Warranty’ but Win ‘Best in Show’?

VIDEO: A pet shop employee explains why the store won’t offer a “lifetime warranty” on breathing-impaired dogs.

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Progress! New York Passes Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, Banning Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits

New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill has been signed into law, so countless cats, dogs, and rabbits will be saved from being bred and sold at pet stores.

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PETA Latino Hosts Weekend Spay/Neuter Event in Cancún

PETA Latino’s Cancún event may have prevented the birth of more than 2,000 animals in the next 12 months alone!

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PETA Tip Leads to Cruelty-to-Animals Charges for Guinea Pig Breeder

At this guinea pig hellhole, a breeder allegedly left animals without water or veterinary care. Now, she has been charged following a tip from PETA.

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Tiger-Rental Companies Treat Big Cats Like Party Favors

Everglades Exotics and Predators Unlimited rent out tigers and other animals for parties and photo shoots. Animals are not party favors, and these encounters are dangerous for everyone involved.

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After Philly Kids Attack Dog With Bleach, PETA Offers Free Empathy Lessons

A group of minors attacked a dog with bleach and robbed her guardian in Philadelphia. PETA is offering a new lesson to the city’s schools: empathy.

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She Did Not Consent: PETA Highlights Sexual Abuse on Farms

From nursing mother pigs locked in farrowing crates, to mother cows restrained in devices called “rape racks,” being violated without consent isn’t just a human problem.

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Universal Studios Hollywood to End ‘Animal Actors’; PETA Hopes Orlando Will Follow

The end of “Animal Actors” at Universal Studios Hollywood reflects the fact that audiences no longer find the use of animals in live shows acceptable or entertaining.

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Meet the ‘Bertie 5’ and Other Animals Helped by PETA Fieldworkers

When an animal is in need, PETA fieldworkers do everything in their power to help. Learn more about their groundbreaking work.

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