Authorities Shoot and Kill ‘Pet’ Chimpanzee After Owner’s Daughter Is Attacked

PETA warned Tamara Brogoitti that she’d created a ticking time bomb by keeping Buck the chimpanzee as a “pet.” Now, her daughter is injured and Buck has been killed.

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Famous Photographer Mike Ruiz Reminds Everyone ‘Leather Is Someone’s Skin’

PETA unveiled a 70-foot-high billboard in the middle of New York City, reminding people that leather is someone else’s skin and urging everyone to shop vegan.

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The Naughty/Nice List: Is Your Charitable Donation Hurting Animals?

Health charity TV ads and appeals pull on your heartstrings, but here’s what you should know before signing that check.

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Kate del Castillo to SeaWorld: Stop Sexually Abusing Dolphins

Imagine being immobilized and forcibly impregnated. That’s the reality for female dolphins at SeaWorld, so Kate del Castillo is calling the company out.

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Twitter’s Taking Out the Trash—Will It Bin Speciesist Language, Too?

Twitter gets it: Words matter. It banned hate speech that’s dehumanizing on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, disease, and nationality. Will it consider species, too?

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Bigotry begins when categories such as race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or species are used to justify discrimination.

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PETA Honors Prince and Promotes Vegan Wool in New PSA

PETA is honoring Prince on what would have been his 63rd birthday by sharing his anti-wool message with those who need to hear it most: the fashion industry.

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These Viral, Graphic Incidents Prove It: Animals Don’t Belong in Circuses

A tiger convulsing, a distressed bear urinating on herself, a lion mauling a handler—we didn’t need any of these viral incidents to know that animals don’t belong in circuses.

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Animal Exhibitor Electroshocks Young Tiger on Camera; Feds Let It Slide (Video)

No one deserves to be shocked or threatened with an electric prod, dragged by a leash, yelled at, or pinned to the floor under an abuser’s feet.

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Is Marineland Emptying Its Tanks? The Transfer of 5 Belugas Is a Good Sign

Marineland is five belugas lighter, but this time, it’s not because any whales died. Find out how PETA helped to ensure that they won’t be bred or forced to perform at their new home.

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Sophie the Bear Cub: Was Her Start to Life Just as Heartbreaking as Her Oswald’s Bear Ranch Death?

After being confined on harmful concrete floors and used as a photo prop, Sophie was shot and killed after escaping Oswald’s Bear Ranch. But how did her life begin?

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TRESemmé Bans All Animal Testing Worldwide, Joins PETA’s ‘Beauty Without Bunnies’ List

TRESemmé is joining Dove, Suave, and other major Unilever brands in going animal test–free! The international hair-care brand worked with PETA to ban all tests on animals worldwide.

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Did You Hear the News? This Fashion House Will Be Fur-Free by 2022!

After more than a decade of campaigning—including protests and runway disruptions—by PETA and our international affiliates, Valentino has announced that it will ban fur.

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4 PetSmart Employees Face Cruelty Charges After Dog Dies During Nail Trim

“[Kobe] was hanging for over a minute. He was struggling and being tortured. … [T]hey just kept cutting his nails,” said Kobe’s guardian after viewing PetSmart surveillance video.

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Man Shoots His Dog, Then Barbecues the Body on His Front Lawn

A man shot and killed his dog, then used $100 bills to light a fire and barbecue the body. If you find this disturbing but you eat meat, think about your perception.

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Negligence, Abuse, and … Fatal Fires? For Animals, Roadside Zoos Really Are Hell on Earth

Roadside zoos are going up in flames—for real. Hundreds of animals have been killed in fires during the last few years alone—and these are just some of the ones that were reported.

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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