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There’s one thing that both Team Twilight and Team Hunger Games can agree on: Everyone should be on Team Tilly.

Are rats smarter than your search engine? The answer may make you want to Google the “Hidden Lives of Rats.”

New Jersey is serious about protecting animals in vehicles. Drivers who let their Benjis ride without a seatbelt could find themselves shelling out a few Benjis.

Blood, flesh, veins, muscles, tendons, cow secretions, hen periods, and bee vomit? Bon appétit!

New Action Alerts

Sarasota County, Fla., officials postponed their decision on feral hog hunting—in which dogs are allowed to chase and maul feral hogs—in order to consider other wildlife control options. Send the county your thanks and ask it to choose humane methods.

Urban Decay is letting its values decay—urge the company to halt its new animal tests and remain cruelty-free.

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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