Zachary Toliver

Zachary Toliver

Zachary spent most of his life bouncing around various rural Midwestern towns before finally settling down in the Pacific Northwest—largely because of the region's phenomenal vegan food. If he's not writing or playing banjo for a captive audience (aka "the two dogs who live with him"), you can assume he's hiking in the Cascade mountains, rock climbing, or reading about the complex social lives of fish.

Dr. Biruté Galdikas Tells NIH: Monkey Brain-Damage Surgeries Are ‘Pointless,’ Must End

“The world has marched on and left unimaginative repetitive studies of no particular value, like Dr. Murray’s, behind in the dust.”

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Food

Vegan Orange Chicken and Other Options at Panda Express

Panda Express offers vegan options at more than 2,000 stores around the world, and its plant-based menu is expanding soon, with vegan orange chicken from Beyond Meat.

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PETA Launches Historic Constitutional Lawsuit for Owls Tortured in Lab

Killing sensitive owls in a laboratory with government permission is morally bankrupt and, as PETA is arguing in federal court, a breach of the animals’ constitutional rights.

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Huge Progress! PETA’s Horse-Doping Investigation Changes Racing as We Know It

The first-ever federal oversight of medication dosage in horse racing just passed, and it all started with one PETA investigation.

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20 Times PETA Smashed Experiments and Saved Animals in 2020

2020 may have blown chunks, but PETA gutted animal testing like never before! Relive 20 of our favorite victories from this year that saved millions of animals.

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Here’s How ‘I Am Greta’ Is a Call to Save Our Planet AND Animals

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Greta Thunberg—climate activist, devoted vegan, and agitator to science deniers everywhere—is now the star of her own riveting documentary.

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Speciesism Is Driving This Half-Billion-Year-Old Species Extinct

Horseshoe crabs have survived mass extinctions and ice ages. But they’ve never met a danger as big as the speciesist humans who want their blood.

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We Don’t Need a DeLorean to Fight Climate Change—We Need Vegans

When it comes to solving climate change, there’s no time machine to go back and fix the damage humans have done—unless the world goes vegan.

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Victory! EPA Stops Requiring Use of Animals in Pesticide Test

Good news: The Environmental Protection Agency is reducing pesticide testing on animals! Find out how you can help end more cruel tests.

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Animal Companions

Progress for ‘Pet’ Snakes! Zoo Med Removes a Major Lie About Its Cramped Tanks After Landmark PETA Lawsuit!

Some dictionaries mistakenly define “snake” as “a treacherous or deceitful person,” but it was Zoo Med that lied to customers about the inadequate tanks it peddles for these sensitive animals.

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Police Footage Reveals Pigs Suffering at Tyson Facility—PETA Seeks Charges

A renderer admitted that one pig “probably should be euthanized” but that Tyson was trying to sell the animal in an attempt to make “five bucks.”

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France Ends Mink Farming, Dolphinariums, and the Use of Animals in Circuses

Thanks to activists like you, France has just ushered in a new compassionate era with three huge victories for animals suffering in captivity.

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‘Breaking the Chain’ Started a Movement—Help Dogs in Your Neighborhood

“Breaking the Chain” exposed a nationwide crisis of animal neglect. Here’s how you can help chained “backyard dogs” in your neighborhood right now.

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Appalling Visitor Reviews These Roadside Zoos Don’t Want You to See

Visitors, beware! Read these shocking reviews from disgruntled people who wish they’d never bought a ticket to a dingy roadside zoo.

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PETA Will Protest the Toronto Film Fest Until Canada Goose Is Dropped

On the opening day of the Toronto International Film Festival, attendees came face to face with PETA’s anti–Canada Goose message.

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