The Results Are In! The Winners of PETA’s 2020 Oscat Awards Are …

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Every year, PETA honors the actors, directors, writers, and others who advocate for animals through film. Here are the winners of the fourth annual Oscats!

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Beluga Whale, a Sexual Abuse Survivor, Victimized by SeaWorld (Again)

It’s the reminder no one needed: SeaWorld still sucks. For Luna, her unborn baby, and all the other victims of SeaWorld’s abusive practices—sexual or otherwise—please, speak up.

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Huge Progress! PETA’s Horse-Doping Investigation Changes Racing as We Know It

The first-ever federal oversight of medication dosage in horse racing just passed, and it all started with one PETA investigation.

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Lila the Tiger and 9 Others Who Deserve So Much Better Than Waccatee Zoo

Tigers are known for their unique coat patterns, which (in nature) help them camouflage themselves. But at Waccatee Zoo, Lila no longer looks like a tiger—she’s almost bald.

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SNL: Jason Bateman Introduced Us to Mikey—Here’s the Chimpanzee’s Real Story

Thanks to PETA and other animal rights activists, if “Saturday Night Live” filmed its “monkeys throwing poop” skit today, exploiting Mikey or other chimpanzees wouldn’t be an option.

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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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Progress for Horses! California Horse Racing Board Toughens Thyroid Drug Rules

PETA blew the lid off horse trainer Steve Asmussen’s misuse of thyroxine. Now, the California Horse Racing Board is taking action to curb abuse of the powerful prescription drug.

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These Folks Learned the Hard Way: Big Cats Are Dangerous Predators

Never support any venue that allows tourists to interact with tigers, leopards, or other big cats. Here’s how ones that do put everyone involved at risk.

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The Red Lantern: A Deathless Dogsledding Video Game? Get Real

Makers of The Red Lantern call their video game “story-driven.” But by including a “Dogs Always Live” setting, they’re sugarcoating more than 150 real dogs’ tragic stories.

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Animal Rights, Not Rides! PETA Campaign Saves Horses and Camels at Giza Pyramids

Your voice makes a difference! Electric cars and buses will replace the egregiously abused horses and camels forced to haul tourists at the Giza pyramids.

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WATCH: Bear Snaps at Handler Mid-Circus, Is Beaten With a Shovel

It’s not shocking that a bear would lash out after being beaten, and it’s appalling that animals are still being exploited and abused for entertainment in 2020.

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Feds Come for Shoddy Tiger Exploiter After PETA Tips Them Off

Confining tigers to small trailers, hauling them all over, and exploiting them for photo ops isn’t entertaining. So why is anyone still doing business with All Things Wild?

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If It Were Possible to Leave 0 Stars on Yelp, That’s What SeaQuest Would Earn

These horrifying Covino aquarium reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp will have you signing PETA’s SeaQuest action alerts faster than you can say “tortoise abuse.”

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A Fresh Start: PETA Rescues Nala, Siblings From ‘Tiger King’ Hellhole

PETA just rescued three juvenile lions from Jeff Lowe’s G.W. Park—and we’re not done coming for the “Tiger King” villain and his animal-exploiting associates.

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New Jersey Racing Commission Shows Up All Others, Passes Whipping Ban

Historic: The New Jersey Racing Commission is the first U.S. jurisdiction to ban whipping to make horses run faster—and PETA is urging every other racing state to follow suit.

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VIDEO: Iditarod Musher Gets Shifty When Police Ask About Dogs’ Well-Being

Iditarod musher John Baker told police that Snickers was in good health—so why did he tell a PETA investigator that he planned to shoot the elderly dog to end “her misery”?

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