Progress! New Electric Carts Will Lighten the Load for Horses at Petra

Thanks to PETA Asia, the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority is launching a fleet of electric vehicles to replace horse-drawn carriages. Learn why this change matters, and find out what you can do to help all the animals suffering at Petra.

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New York Passes Anti-Horse Slaughter Bill

This legislative victory comes after hard work by the New York State Humane Association and PETA supporters in New York who contacted their legislators.

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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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Nevada Governor Signs Bill to Ban Cub-Petting and Elephant Rides in the State

Gov. Sisolak just signed a bill that bans public contact with big cats, elephants, primates, wolves, bears, and hyenas in the state, which will go into effect on July 1, 2021!

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

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VIDEO: Robotic Dolphins? The Invention You’ll Need to ‘Sea’ to Believe

A PETA-endorsed “swim with dolphins” event? Only with Edge Innovations’ ultra-realistic robotic dolphin! Catch Delle in action as she makes a splash with the public.

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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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Goodbye, Tai: PETA Laments Death of Elephant Forced to Perform in Movies, TV

Tai the elephant—beaten and exploited for human entertainment and forced into numerous film and TV productions—has died. PETA mourns the life she was denied.

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PETA Joins Groups Petitioning to Close Loophole Allowing Canada Lynxes to Be Exploited

The Canada lynx is a threatened species, but a “special rule” deprives them of the protections of the Endangered Species Act. PETA and other groups are petitioning to close the loophole.

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PETA Exposes Trainer Bob Baffert’s Business Ties to Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioners

PETA calls on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to address potential conflicts of interest related to Medina Spirit’s trainer, Bob Baffert.

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PETA Has a Top 10 List for Everything, Even Top 10 Lists

PETA has made a lot of top 10 lists over the decades, so it was only natural to compile the top 10 of them! Check out our top 10 top 10 lists for food finds, reasons to go vegan, and more.

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Tiger in Houston Found Wandering Loose—PETA Calls For Crackdown on the Big-Cat Trade

A gun was pointed at the tiger, who was viewed as a threat, even though it was a human’s fault the animal was in a residential neighborhood to begin with.

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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