1. Mexico has banned the use of animals in circuses.
2. The Grand Circus in India relinquished 18 animals following inspection.
PETA India initiated the investigation and is funding the animal’s treatment, care, and maintenance.
3. Coahuila has banned bullfighting.
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It became the third Mexican state to do so, and hopefully, it will inspire more countries to ban the barbaric practice as well.
The abusement park reported second-quarter earnings for 2015 that have declined 84 percent compared to just a year ago.
5. The European Court of Justice upheld the EU’s ban on seal products.
The court upheld an earlier ruling by lower courts that maintained the ban was justified, stating that “the protection of animal welfare is a legitimate objective in the public interest.” Canadian seal products are now banned in the EU, Mexico, Russia, the U.S., and elsewhere.
6. More than 7.5 million people in the U.S. do not consume animal-derived products.
8. Italian clothing company Benetton has joined dozens of other companies by banning the sale of angora wool.
Benetton’s nearly 6,000 stores join other brands like H&M, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more.
9. A federal report says that a vegan diet is best for the planet.
10. Jane Birkin has demanded that luxury Hermès Birkin handbags be renamed.
11. Lolita has been granted protection under the Endangered Species Act.
AMAZING NEWS! As of TODAY, Lolita is protected under the Endangered Species Act! Activists are suing to free her from the SMALLEST tank in North America. #LetThemBeFree #EmptyTheTanks #NotOurs2Use #VegansOfIG #FreeLolita A photo posted by PETA (@officialpeta) on May 11, 2015 at 3:58pm PDT
PETA and other animal rights organizations have formed a coalition and are suing the Miami Seaquarium for her freedom.
12. Japan Airlines has joined nearly every major airline in the world by not shipping monkeys to labs.
Only one major airline (Air France) still ships monkeys to laboratories. Tell Air France to stop sending monkeys to their death.
13. Two farmers decided that they couldn’t send their pigs to slaughter.
They realized that pigs were beings and not “bacon” and contacted PETA. All 11 of the piglets are now enjoying their permanent home at the 110-acre Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
India is the first country to make it illegal to serve foie gras. This is in addition to more than a dozen countries that have banned foie gras production, including Germany, Israel, Switzerland, and the U.K.
15. All the top 10 ad agencies in the U.S. have banned the use of great apes in their spots.
16. Harry Styles spoke up for animals held captive at SeaWorld parks.
A video posted by @maisie_williams on Jul 10, 2015 at 9:22am PDT
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