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Do you have 10 minutes to help animals this weekend? If so, watch this video and share it. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll just say that it’s one of the most convincing speeches I’ve ever seen from an unexpected source about why everyone should be vegetarian.

After a dog in Waco, Texas, was beaten, strangled, and eaten, PETA pitched an outdoor ad asking people to think about the other animals who are abused, slaughtered, and eaten every day.

Here’s one problem you probably had no idea that body fat could cause.

Can you guess what Salim Stoudamire is doing to keep his body fat low for his NBA career?

It’s a hard-knock life for vultures, but some are fighting back against extinction.

Here’s a lovely thought: The concept of “rehumanizing” can help people stop viewing animals as inferior to humans.

NEW ACTION ALERTS

Atlanta’s current bullhook ban is bull. Urge the City Council to ban the use of the torture devices completely.

Unlike nearly every other major airline in the world, Air China still ships monkeys to their deaths in laboratories. Tell the airline to stop profiting from cruelty.  

Tell the Bridge Foursquare Church that it can’t preach compassion but also torment animals, and ask it to cancel its “Greased Pig Scramble.”


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NEW FEATURES

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Sia might be a “Wild One,” but she thinks what’s really crazy is people who don’t spay and neuter their animals. Check out the ad that Sia and her pup, Pantera, shot for PETA.

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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