Tonka, the Once-Missing Chimpanzee Rescued by PETA, Arrives at Sanctuary

Tonka, a chimpanzee who went missing nearly a year ago and was rescued by PETA last week, has safely arrived at an accredited sanctuary.

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Breaking News: After a Long Search, PETA Finds Missing Chimpanzee Tonka ALIVE!

PETA has found the missing chimpanzee Tonka alive! He could soon be the 20th chimpanzee PETA has rescued from roadside zoos and private owners since 2013.

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Alan Cumming Doubles PETA’s Reward to Find Missing Costar

Alan Cumming has doubled PETA’s reward for information leading to the discovery of the whereabouts of Tonka the chimpanzee.

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Why Using Horses in ‘The Power of the Dog’ and Other Films Is Wrong

Oscar-nominated film “The Power of the Dog” misses the mark by exploiting animals on- and off-screen. Here’s why it’s wrong to use horses in film.

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‘The Witcher’ Is Monstrous to Animals—Here’s How

While Geralt is hunting monsters, he should go after the dealers who rent out animals to be used in shows like “The Witcher.”

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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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Happy Birthday, Popi! See the Rescued Orangutan Celebrate in Her True Sanctuary Home

A pineapple smoothie, a watermelon cake, and guests who want only the best for the birthday girl—once exploited, Popi has cause for celebration.

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

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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Monkey Exhibitor Involved in Jeffree Star, James Charles PR Stunts Gets Slapped With USDA Citation

Following a tip from PETA, officials cited a monkey exhibitor after a cruel PR stunt involving James Charles, Jeffree Star, and others.

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Hey, Ryan Murphy: Animals Don’t Belong in Film and TV!

PETA Germany created this mind-blowingly realistic gorilla using CGI. So we’re here to say—if a nonprofit can do it, so can Hollywood!

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Animal Rights Take Center Stage in Disney’s ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Is “The One and Only Ivan” the one and only good thing to happen in 2020? Well, not quite, but find out why PETA is calling this Disney+ flick a full-on animal rights movie.

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PETA Victory! Kate McKinnon ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Series Uses CGI Tigers

PETA sent letters to actor Kate McKinnon and Universal Content Productions, urging them not to use real tigers in “Joe vs. Carole.” They listened.

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VIDEO: Suffering, Neglect, and Death at Hollywood Animal Supplier

Dogs held in stacked kennels, animals crammed into closets, and a baby mountain lion who died: THIS is why PETA wants animals left out of film and TV productions.

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Reality TV Star Smacks Horse With a Hammer—PETA Wants an Investigation

On a recent episode of “River of No Return,” reality star Ron Ens shocked viewers when he struck a tethered horse with a hammer.

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BREAKING: Bird Dies in Actor’s Hands on Set of ‘Them That Follow’

Cameras were rolling when a bird reportedly died in “Them That Follow” actor Alice Englert’s hands on set—a needless reminder that animals aren’t entertainers.

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