More Than 100 Animals Have Died in Fires Recently, and the Reason Why Might Surprise You
Hoarders who claim to “save” animals often cage them in criminally cruel conditions. When fires break out, animals have no chance to escape. (Warning: graphic images)
Dead Pigs Cover a Highway After Another Slaughterhouse-Bound Truck Crashes
For one horrifying moment on a roadside in England, it was as though a slaughterhouse did have glass walls. These pigs’ bodies scattered across a highway are all you’ll need to leave flesh off your plate.
Another Slaughterhouse-Bound Truck Overturns: What Happens Next Is Sure to Make You Swear Off Pigs’ Flesh (Video)
These pigs’ screams and their terrifying last moments will motivate you to leave the flesh of pigs and all other animals off your plate.
VICE Report: Animals Are ‘Dying at Alarming Rates’ in PetSmart Stores
“People going into PetSmart should know the company doesn’t view [companion animals] as animals,” one former, traumatized employee told VICE. “They view them as products.”
Video of a Monkey, Apparently Drenched With Red Paint and Visibly Weak, Rightly Sparks Outrage
Painting a monkey is an appalling act of cruelty, and unless he was quickly found and treated, this animal may be dead. Find out how you can help vulnerable monkeys like this one.
Bigotry begins when categories such as race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or species are used to justify discrimination.
Is ‘Board and Train’ a Good Idea? Learn From These Horror Stories: Your Dog Should Never Be Trained Without You
Leaving your dog with a stranger is a terrible idea under any circumstances—it’s confusing and scary for your dog, and it’s an invitation to disaster. Mugshot’s guardian learned this the hard way.
WATCH: The 4-Second Viral Video That Will Break Every Mother’s Heart
A seconds-long video of a worker castrating a piglet while his mom helplessly watches will haunt everyone, especially those still eating pigs.
PETA Asia Exposes Live-Export Cruelty: Australian Cattle Butchered Alive
A PETA Asia exposé shows cattle from Australia’s live-export industry butchered for leather while they thrash, kick, and blink—are you wearing their skin?
Don’t F**k With Cats … or Guinea Pigs: Redditors Help Bust Man Apparently Seen Online Killing Guinea Pigs Purchased at Petco
According to reports, a man has been arrested after allegedly posting snuff videos involving guinea pigs bought at Petco—a chain that sells vulnerable animals to anyone who can pay.
VIDEO: Horse Crashes in NYC—Carriage and Street Left Splattered With Blood
Tourists surely don’t want to see bloodied animals on the streets, and this horse certainly didn’t sign up for such violence. Will New York City ban horse-drawn carriages at long last?
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.
UPDATE: Lawsuit Filed Against 2 Former PetSmart Employees After Dog Dies
“[Kobe] was hanging for over a minute. He was struggling and being tortured. … [T]hey just kept cutting his nails,” said Kobe’s guardian after viewing PetSmart surveillance video.
Man Shoots His Dog, Then Barbecues the Body on His Front Lawn
A man shot and killed his dog, then used $100 bills to light a fire and barbecue the body. If you find this disturbing but you eat meat, think about your perception.
Negligence, Abuse, and … Fatal Fires? For Animals, Roadside Zoos Really Are Hell on Earth
Roadside zoos are going up in flames—for real. Hundreds of animals have been killed in fires during the last few years alone—and these are just some of the ones that were reported.
Men Caught on Camera Stabbing Dog 18 Times—PETA Latino Urges Officials to Act
A father-son duo reportedly stabbed a dog 18 times. PETA Latino is urging local officials to protect all community members by throwing the book at the men if they’re convicted.
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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind