Animal Companions

PETA Fielded Calls From California to Canada to Help Animals This Summer

On an average day, PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department receives dozens of phone calls reporting cases of animal abuse. Here’s what happens next.

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Buying French Bulldogs, Pugs, and Other Breathing-Impaired Breeds Is Flat-Out Cruel

Flat-faced dogs suffer debilitating and sometimes fatal health conditions, all for humans’ arbitrary aesthetic preferences or the latest fad.

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You’ve Never Seen Disney Dogs Like This PETA Artist’s Portrayal

Perdita in a puppy-breeding factory and Pluto chained? PETA’s satirical series reimagines these and other iconic Disney dogs.

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Watch for Signs of Heatstroke in Pugs, French Bulldogs, and Other Breathing-Impaired Breeds During Heat Wave

Amid record-breaking heat waves, breathing-impaired breeds—including pugs and French bulldogs—may struggle to survive.

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PETA Names the Top Things That Hit Video Game ‘Stray’ Gets Right About Cats

The hit video game Stray points out many important struggles that “outdoor cats” face, and it’s getting top marks from PETA for its accuracy.

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

PETA Rescued 12-Week-Old Finnegan From Under a Mobile Home—Now He Awaits Adoption

Meet Finnegan, a 12-week-old, fiery-orange kitten rescued from under a mobile home by PETA fieldworkers. Now he’s awaiting adoption!

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Another Self-Professed Animal ‘Rescue’ Exposed: Officials Find 30 Dead and Decomposing Animals

See what happened to 30 dogs and cats at a South Carolina “rescue” and help PETA prevent it from happening to other animals.

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Uvalde Shooter and Others Share a Common Trait: Cruelty to Animals

Study after study has confirmed a link between killing animals and committing violent acts against humans. Amid an epidemic of youth violence, PETA urges everyone to report every act of cruelty.

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Why You Should Never ‘Like’ or Share Videos of Animals Being Teased on Social Media

If you come across a social media post or video showing animals being teased, speak out: Leave feedback and help inform others about why these things are harmful. Learn what to say now.

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Actor Jena Malone Saw a Dog Apparently Being Abused on a Street in Hollywood—She Took Swift Action, and You Can, Too

It’s essential to stop abuse if you can, no matter the species of the victim. PETA praises Jena Malone for joining other good Samaritans in taking action to ensure a dog’s safety—she made a difference, and so can you.

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What Is Life Really Like for a Dog Bred to Race in the Iditarod?

“Has anyone died during the Iditarod?” It’s an important question, but the horrors of life for a dog in the Iditarod extend beyond the race.

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PETA Statement on Sentencing of ‘The Monkey Whisperer,’ Chris Brown’s Monkey Dealer

Many animal advocates alerted PETA to Chris Brown’s illegal possession of a capuchin monkey, and they helped us take down a cruel and criminal breeder.

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Dogs Suffer When Used for Sledding: Watch ‘Dogs in Distress’

“Dogs in Distress,” a new Canadian investigation, shows what PETA has been saying for years: Dogs used for sledding suffer. Read on to find out how you can help.

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PETA Stormed Runway Shows: How Fur Went out of Style

The fall of fur in fashion didn’t happen overnight. Read on to find out how PETA changed the fashion industry’s sense of style by storming the runway.

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We Did It! Millennium Hotels Drops Iditarod After Worldwide PETA Campaign

Dogs deserve better than being run to death for mushers’ prize money, and Millennium Hotels and Resorts has agreed to stop supporting such cruelty. The hotel chain is dropping its Iditarod sponsorship after nearly 30 years.

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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