Challenge of Monterey Zoo’s Alleged Violation of California’s Bullhook Ban to Proceed

PETA can move forward with a lawsuit alleging that Monterey Zoo has engaged in unlawful business practices by using canes to poke and prod elephants.

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How PETA India’s Innovation Is Protecting Elephants and Helping Temples

After a temple pledged never to keep or hire elephants or any other animals, PETA India responded with a gift that might surprise visitors at first glance.

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Victory! Top Sponsors Pull Sponsorships of the Hadi Shrine Circus

Victory! Top sponsors have pulled their support of the Hadi Shrine Circus, which still uses elephants and other animals in its cruel acts.

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22 Victories for Animals Exploited for Entertainment in 2022

PETA celebrated major wins for exploited animals in 2022, including a successful nationwide search for a chimpanzee and taking down a “Tiger King” villain in court.

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‘Ellie on the Shelf’ Brings Tidings of Comfort and Joy to Families This Holiday

This holiday season, help your family spread peace on Earth to all animals with PETA’s “Ellie on the Shelf.” Are you up to the “tusk”?

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‘Come Together’: Join Sir Paul McCartney and PETA India’s Call to Free Abused Elephant Joymala

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“[S]he deserves to spend the rest of her time on this Earth … away from her abusive trainers.” Sir Paul McCartney is teaming up with PETA India to get Joymala to safety.

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Kentucky’s New State Regulations Prompt a PETA Push for Animal-Free Shrine Circus

PETA is pushing for animal-free Shrine circuses in Kentucky after the state adopted regulations limiting the use of endangered animals for entertainment.

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VIDEO: Elephant Forced to Give Rides Endures Violent Beating at Thai Tourist Attraction

After watching this footage taken at a tourist spot in Thailand, you’ll never step foot in any attraction that offers cruel elephant rides.

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Elephant Encounter at Endangered Ark Foundation Leaves Visitor Disfigured, Disabled

The Endangered Ark Foundation, a shoddy roadside zoo in Oklahoma, puts people at risk every time it promotes public contact events with stressed elephants.

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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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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind