21 Reasons Chaining Should Be Banned: Meet Some Dogs PETA Helped in 2021

Lightweight tie-outs, warm straw bedding, a toy to brighten their day, a new life indoors with a loving family—for these 21 chained dogs and countless others, PETA kept on “breaking the chain” in 2021.

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Pancake Is Living the Sweet Life at Last, Thanks to PETA

From abandoned and covered in ash to forming a cuddle stack with her new “pack”: See how PETA flipped the script for Pancake.

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Washington Post’s Must-Read Profile on PETA’s Field Team May Bring You to Tears AND Inspire You to Take Action for Dogs

Why is it so vital to lobby for tethering bans and other animal-care standards? After spending a few days with PETA fieldworkers, The Washington Post tells the story.

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Dog Rescued After Years on Heavy Chain: See Paulina’s Transformation

Used as a home alarm system, Paulina had only known life trapped on a heavy chain. See her transformation after PETA Helps Romania stepped in.

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With PETA’s Fieldworkers, Every ‘Princess’ Gets the Royal Treatment

Giving Batman a lift, providing Bentley with a “garage,” helping Wendy “fly”—PETA’s field team accomplished all this and more in the first three months of 2021.

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Even an Iditarod Champion Admitted It: Dog-Sled Racing Is Inhumane

Even a four-time Iditarod champion agreed that dog-sled racing is rife with cruelty and suffering. Here’s how YOU can help dogs forced to run in the Iditarod.

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How Dogs in the Sledding Industry Are ‘Factory-Farmed and Warehoused’

Why should you stop using the term “sled dog”? PETA explains why this is speciesist and how dogs are “factory-farmed” for deadly races like the Iditarod.

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Once the Loneliest Dog, Wolfie’s Running With a New Pack (Video)

A chained dog who was too frightened to come out of her doghouse comes out of her shell in a new home with a loving family.

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From Wreckage to Recovery: Watch Anjelica Huston’s Documentary FREE on Prime Video

From executive producer Anjelica Huston, follow people who bring shelter, food, care, and more to scores of animals. Now FREE on Prime Video and 99 cents on other platforms.

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WATCH: PETA Supporters Spill ‘Blood’ to Send Exxon an Important Message

ExxonMobil has continued to pump money into the deadly Iditarod dog race. Watch as one of its many gas stations across the nation is “closed for cruelty,” and learn how to help dogs today.

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How PETA’s Fieldworkers ‘Broke the Chain’ This Summer

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Mingo didn’t know life outside a cramped, filthy pen. Now, she’s living indoors as part of a family. Meet the other animals PETA helped these past few months.

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Thanks to PETA, Wiley Is Smiling Now

After being rescued by PETA from a rain-soaked crate, Wiley is looking for a new place to hang his Acme jet-propelled roller skates.

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9 Eye-Opening Takeaways From ‘Breaking the Chain’

“Breaking the Chain” highlights the meaningful work PETA’s fieldworkers do every single day—here are some important takeaways from the film.

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‘Breaking the Chain’ Started a Movement—Help Dogs in Your Neighborhood

“Breaking the Chain” exposed a nationwide crisis of animal neglect. Here’s how you can help chained “backyard dogs” in your neighborhood right now.

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Get Out Your Hankie: New Film Tells Story of Dog Presumed Dead

A new documentary tells the touching story of a PETA fieldworker and a dog who was once presumed dead.

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