Victory! Tiger Exploiter Withdraws Application to Cage Tigers in Vegas Circus Tent

After hearing roars from PETA and others, one performer has withdrawn his request to cage tigers for his yearlong magic show in Vegas.

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Unlawful ‘Monkey Business’ at Petting Zoo: PETA Demands Investigation

Infamous for a history of zebra escapes, the owner of Jenny’s Petting Zoo is once again being cited by authorities, thanks to PETA.

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Bans on Circuses, Fur Farms, Dolphinariums, Pet Stores: Progress for Animals Is Passed Into Law in France!

Vital improvements in France are finally taking shape! From circuses to dolphinariums to fur farms to pet stores—see how this new law will help animals.

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Ringling’s Animal-Free Comeback Sends a Powerful Industry Message: Cruelty Has No Place in Circuses

Forced out of the animal exploitation business, Ringling Bros. had two choices: reinvent itself or fold. And with one notable change, the company may just come out on (the big) top.

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Three Zebras Escaped Jerry Holly’s Exploitation—One Was Killed, the Other Two Were Relegated to His Hopeless Farm

The matter is as black and white as a zebra’s stripes: Zebras don’t want to be held in roadside zoos or used in traveling acts, nor should they be.

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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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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 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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The Best Part of 2020: 8 HUGE Animal Rights Achievements

From monkeys to horses to sheep to whales—2020 was a great year for animal rights. Don’t miss these eight huge victories that were the result of PETA’s and its affiliates’ work around the world.

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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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France Ends Mink Farming, Dolphinariums, and the Use of Animals in Circuses

Thanks to activists like you, France has just ushered in a new compassionate era with three huge victories for animals suffering in captivity.

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Ringling Bros. Exits Elephant Game, Hands Over So-Called ‘Conservation Center’

Victory! The notorious Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation is no more, and most of the elephants held there will be sent to an accredited facility where they can recover.

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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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COVID-19 Is Helping People See That Animals Aren’t Ours to Use for Entertainment

SeaWorld’s reopening means that staff are forcing animals to perform in shows again. With your help, PETA will take on animal abuse at entertainment venues across the country.

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