Adidas Bans Mohair, 50 Million Students Could Learn Empathy, and Other PETA Wins for August

Published by Zachary Toliver.

PETA kept the heat on animal abusers everywhere during the last month of the summer. The wave of discontent for SeaWorld swelled on #BoycottSeaWorldDay, and hundreds of companies—including adidas and French Connection—dropped mohair after we exposed shocking cruelty on numerous angora goat farms. After hearing from nearly 130,000 of our supporters, the National Institutes of Health stopped funding— with your tax dollars—cruel sepsis experiments on mice at a University of Pittsburgh laboratory.

But that’s not all! Check out these eight ways PETA won for animals in August:

Help PETA Win Even More for Animals

No thinking, feeling person wants to be beaten into performing senseless tricks, skinned alive for his or her fur, or mutilated in sickening experiments. But these are just some of the horrors that countless animals endure at the hands of humans. Come to the aid of animals anytime, anywhere with our mobile alerts. We’ll send you a quick text when your help is needed. Reply with a single word—or even a single letter—and PETA will send the animal abuser a message on your behalf.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

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