Giant Babies and Burning Bottles: PETA’s December to Remember

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PETA and Activists Take to the Streets for Fur-Free Friday … and Beyond!

In Beverly Hills, vegan actor Mena Suvari and scores of activists marched through the streets on Fur-Free Friday.

Across the pond, in London, and up north, in Calgary, PETA took the fur-free message to international audiences outside Canada Goose stores.

And in New York City, almost 40,000 people tuned in as PETA went live on Facebook to show artist Praxis Graff creating a mural exposing Canada Goose’s cruelty to coyotes:

HAPPENING NOW: Street artist Praxis is creating a mural exposing Canada Goose's cruel use of fur in its jackets! He's in an #NY tourist spot that’s part of the Welling Court Mural Project. #CanadaGooseKills

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Friday, December 8, 2017

PETA Schools the Public About Animals Suffering on College Campuses

At Texas A&M University (TAMU), PETA was out in full force to keep pressure on the school and urge it to end cruel and useless experiments in which dogs are purposely bred to develop a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy. When TAMU President Michael K. Young was scheduled to speak at a university event, he was met—both inside and outside the event—by a vocal group of PETA protesters. Watch what happened:

And at Yale University, where experimenter Christine Lattin conducted painful, traumatic, and deadly chronic-stress studies on birds, a “blood-soaked” PETA supporter showed the public just how cruel and unusual (and pointless!) Lattin’s experiments are:

Giant Babies and Flaming Bottles: Nobody Does It Like PETA

Wearing 8-foot-tall inflatable “baby” costumes and bibs proclaiming, “Milk Is for Babies: Dump Dairy,” PETA members descended on the B.C. Dairy Industry Conference in Vancouver to inform dairy milk–drinking adults that cows produce milk for the same reason that human women do: to feed their own babies. Protesters also brandished giant boob-shaped balloons and “baby bottles” to drive home the maternal message.

giant inflatable PETA babies crash a dairy conference in VancouverSplento - William Chan

In Tennessee, things heated up as pressure mounted on Jack Daniel’s to end its sponsorship of the cruel Iditarod (which caused five dog deaths in 2017 alone). With a flaming prop posted outside the bourbon maker’s headquarters in the background, protesters spoke with passing drivers and pedestrians about the way that dogs suffer and die in the grueling Alaskan sled race.

PETA activists pressure Jack Daniels to drop its Iditarod sponsorship

Using Body Paint and Virtual Reality, PETA Shows That Animals Aren’t ‘Entertainment’

In Columbus, Ohio, and Memphis, Tennessee, a bodypainted activist was always one step ahead of UniverSoul Circus—warning potential customers that animals who perform circus tricks normally do so only under the threat of physical abuse.

PETA follows UniverSoul Circus to cities across the U.S.

In San Diego and San Antonio—two cities that are each home to a SeaWorld location—PETA was out in force with our virtual-reality experience “I, Orca,” which takes people beneath the waves of the open ocean and reveals how orcas imprisoned in tiny tanks are suffering in captivity.

people try out PETA's "I, Orca" virtual reality experience

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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

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