PETA’s 76th Bear Rescue Is in the Books—Dolly and Fox Family Are Finally at a Real Sanctuary

The sun’s set on Sunrise Side, the now-defunct roadside zoo where an injured bear was neglected and a lion bit off part of a visitor’s finger. If Oswald’s Bear Ranch were clued in, it’d fold, too.

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Joaquin Phoenix, a True ‘Brother Bear,’ Sticks Up for Bears in Traveling Show

The “Bears of Bearadise Ranch” exhibitor is using the connection between bears she exploits and “Brother Bear” as advertising. But the film’s star has a different perspective, one of empathy.

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Feds Come for Tourist Trap After PETA Sounds the Alarm on Black Bear’s Suffering

Imagine going a decade without a dental exam. For this black bear at Pocono Snake & Animal Farm—suffering from a broken tooth with the pulp painfully exposed—the nightmare is real.

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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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Wildly Dangerous California Event With Live Bear Prompts PETA Call to the Feds

It bears repeating: Animals are not ours to use for entertainment. PETA has alerted the feds after a dangerous California event featured a live Kodiak bear.

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PETA Blows Whistle on Shady ‘Baby Animal’ Event in Which Bear Cubs Were Kept in Box

PETA is calling on the feds to investigate Idaho-based animal exhibitor Yellowstone Bear World after a recent “baby animal” event in Utah raised eyebrows.

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A ‘Public Nuisance’ for Humans, Hell for Animals: PETA Sues Pymatuning Deer Park

This notorious roadside zoo’s alleged mistreatment of big cats, lemurs, and other animals violates the Endangered Species Act, so PETA’s taking it to court.

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PETA’s ‘Pants on Fire’ Awards—10 Companies That Deceive Consumers

These companies are master manipulators, but PETA’s turning up the heat on each and every one of them with this year’s “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” Awards.

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40 Years, 40 Wins—How PETA Helped Animals in Circuses and Roadside Zoos

For PETA’s 40th anniversary, join us in celebrating 40 major ways we’ve helped animals exploited by circuses and roadside zoos over the past four decades.

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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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Appalling Visitor Reviews These Roadside Zoos Don’t Want You to See

Visitors, beware! Read these shocking reviews from disgruntled people who wish they’d never bought a ticket to a dingy roadside zoo.

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USDA Tried to Keep Its Failures Secret—PETA Helped Force Transparency

According to the statement that plaintiffs secured, it’s clear that the situation is dire for the millions of animals the USDA is supposed to protect.

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Victory! Virginia Passes Law to End Cruel Tiger Cub Petting Encounters

A new Virginia law will make public contact with some dangerous wild animals held in captivity illegal. This means an end to cruel cub-petting encounters in the Commonwealth!

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Los Angeles Gets It: Exploiting Animals Is Nothing to Celebrate

The Los Angeles City Council wants folks to enjoy their parties—but not at animals’ expense. Learn more about the way this ban will help bears and other wild animals.

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Goodbye, Tim Stark—Exhibitor License Is Now Permanently Revoked!

After losing a court case to PETA this week, the hits keep on coming for infamous animal exploiter Tim Stark.

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