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.

After Video Surfaces of Teen Attacking a Calf, PETA Offers Free Empathy Lessons

A video showing a teen’s violent beating a calf, reportedly in Mercer County, Ohio, prompts PETA to offer local schools an urgent lesson in empathy.

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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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PETA Protests for Pigs as Supreme Court Considers Prop 12

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk is protesting for pigs in D.C. as the Supreme Court considers Prop 12. But you don’t have to be there to help animals. See what you can do!

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Video: Adorable Albatross Couple Shows Same-Sex Love in Animal Kingdom

One same-sex couple is sweeping the internet off its feet—and they’re not humans. Meet the gay albatross couple who is going viral.

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Win! Microbio Co. Ends Animal Tests on Health Foods After PETA Plea

Microbio Co., a Taiwanese health food producer, has banned experiments on animals following talks with PETA. Find out how to encourage others to follow suit.

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World Rabies Day: Are Your Animal Companions Vaccinated?

Do you know when your dog’s or cat’s rabies vaccination expires? Forgetting can be deadly for all your loved ones.

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Who Are You Wearing? PETA Makes Noise, Saying ‘Leather Destroys’

Leather is devastating for animals, the environment, and human health. It has no place in your wardrobe or anyone else’s.

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Ivy League Scientist Pummeled Pigs’ Brains and Likely Falsified Data

A Penn scientist whose “research” involved pummeling piglets’ brains left the school suddenly and retracted his findings from publications.

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PETA Latino Hosts Its Biggest Spay/Neuter Event Yet, in Cancún

Cancún, Mexico, has a surplus of animals but no lack of heart. PETA Latino’s clinic helped residents care for their animal companions.

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Victory! PETA Gains Full Custody of the ‘Bertie 5’ in Court

PETA sued the person who owned death-by-starvation victim Minnie for custody of the surviving dogs, and for now, they’re safe.

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Injured Cats, Starving Sheep, and Chained Dogs: PETA Fieldworkers Help Them All

The “dog days” of summer are every day for PETA fieldworkers, who are outside helping chained dogs beat the heat.

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The Killing of Freya the Walrus Is Another Reminder to Leave Wildlife Alone

Freya the walrus went viral for climbing onto boats to nap. Now, she’s dead. Why do humans think animals are selfie props?

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind