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.
“[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.
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.
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.
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.
Severe injuries, dead and dying chicks, rotting bodies scattered on the feces-covered floor of dank, dark sheds: THIS is what you’re supporting when you buy chicken.
Perhaps PETA Asia’s director should take over as WHO director-general—then we’d get sensible decisions about the welfare of humans and other animals, with no time wasted.
Is your penchant for tuna and shrimp killing dolphins and sharks, too? “Seaspiracy” says it could be. Learn what the film reveals about “bycatch” and dubious “dolphin-safe” logos.
Never support any venue that allows tourists to interact with tigers, leopards, or other big cats. Here’s how ones that do put everyone involved at risk.
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.
“It was like a living hell,” said one witness. “[T]he entire place reek[ed] of rotting bodies.”
It’s sickening to consider the pain and fear of these horses’ final moments, and PETA is calling on officials to be transparent and to throw the book at their killers.
A woman at a Thai tourist trap was allowed to take a selfie while holding a reportedly drugged tiger’s testicles—but what’s happening in our own backyard is just as disturbing.
Excelsior Hog Farm apparently had zero qualms about keeping dead, rotting pigs in cages next to slowly dying live ones—that is, until its operation was exposed.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind