Record-Breaking Tiger Rescue to Follow Closure of One of the Worst Zoos in Asia

Long condemned by PETA Asia—including for an incident in which a baby elephant’s back legs broke during a trick—the notorious Phuket Zoo is finally closing its doors. See how the animals are finding true sanctuary at last.

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Club Med Makes Clean Getaway From ABUSEment Parks

After working with PETA France, Club Med is joining a growing list of companies adopting stronger animal welfare policies by refusing to promote marine parks, bullfights, elephant rides, tiger-cub encounters, and more.

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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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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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Safe at The Elephant Sanctuary, Nosey Makes Her First New Friends in Decades

Exploited for decades in traveling shows, Nosey was denied contact with other elephants. Now living at a reputable sanctuary, she’s making new “elefriends.”

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Men Caught on Camera Setting Elephant on Fire

This elephant was wandering around his own home. The violence perpetrated by these men was more than heartbreaking—it was avoidable.

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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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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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Tragic PETA Video Pushes El Al Israel Airlines to Ban Hunting Trophies

After PETA released video footage of a bloodthirsty elephant hunter, it’s apparent that El Al Israel Airlines could no longer stomach shipping hunting trophies.

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A COVID-19 Silver Lining: Unexpected Benefits for Animals

To help Americans cope with fear and anxiety over COVID-19, PETA is offering something to smile about: Fewer animals are being abused for entertainment.

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Speculation Grows That Elephant Acts Are Over at Garden Bros. Circus


Relief may have just come for elephants exploited by Garden Bros. Circus, but other animals definitely still need your help. Find out what you can do now.

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Pittsburgh Zoo Caught in Secret Bid to Capture and Import Elephants

PETA has long called on the Pittsburgh Zoo to end its problematic elephant program. The facility’s latest stunt only strengthens our resolve.

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Video: Elephant Escapes Circus in Russia, Uses Freedom to Play in Snow

A camera caught the elephant playing in the snow, enjoying a fleeting moment of freedom.

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Great News! The U.K.’s Largest Travel Association Outlaws Elephant Interaction

More and more businesses are turning their backs on cruel animal “attractions” by cutting ties with SeaWorld, other captive-animal displays, and more.

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Another Elephant Collapses and Dies While Being Forced to Give Rides

Despite the chains around him and his mahout’s sharp bullhook, Kanakota lay down while hauling his fourth load of tourists that day. He never got back up.

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