Video: Wonderful Animal Rescues Mark PETA’s 37th Birthday

For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – PETA turns 37 on August 21, and we’re celebrating with a special birthday video highlighting some of the wonderful animal-rescue transformations that we’ve carried out since our inception. These include Billy, a monkey from PETA’s historic Silver Spring monkeys’ case who had chewed off eight of his fingers and had two broken arms when PETA led police officers into the laboratory where he was caged; Fifi, a Syrian brown bear who once performed tricks at a shoddy roadside zoo in Pennsylvania and now enjoys her new home at the sweeping Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado; and over 400 chinchillas slated for slaughter at a fur farm who ended up being adopted into loving homes.

As PETA—whose motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—celebrates its 37th birthday and these animals celebrate their new lease on life, we’re still busy looking for the next animals in need.

More wonderful PETA rescue stories are available here.

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