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  • Sep
  • 17

PETA Prime Book Club: ‘Animal Madness’

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Laurel Braitman’s Animal Madness : How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves is a beautifully written, heartfelt, and often heartbreaking look at the ways in which animals, like humans, can “suffer from emotional thunderstorms that make [their] lives more difficult, and sometimes impossible.” It won’t surprise Prime readers to hear that in many cases, …

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  • Sep
  • 11

What’s Changed Since PETA’s Historic Silver Spring Monkeys Case?

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It’s been 33 years since PETA’s precedent-setting Silver Spring monkeys’ case —the case that resulted in the nation’s first arrest and criminal conviction of an animal experimenter for cruelty to animals, the first confiscation of abused animals from a laboratory, and the first U.S. Supreme Court victory for animals used in experiments as well as a revamp of a failed inspection system …

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  • Sep
  • 5

Need Grandparenting Advice? Ask an Elephant

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It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a flock to raise a nestling, a pod to raise a whale calf, and a troop to raise a monkey. Thank heavens for grandparents: They provide helping hands and sage advice and occasionally talk frazzled parents through what-do-I-do-now crises. For National Grandparents Day, we’re recognizing some of …

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  • Sep
  • 4

Joan Rivers: A ‘Mad Diva’ Who Was Mad About Animals

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Joan Rivers was famous for her razor-sharp wit, but she had a soft spot for animals.

She went everywhere with her dog, Spike, whom she credited with saving her from committing suicide after her husband’s death.  Read more here .



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  • Sep
  • 2

One Dog Narrowly Escapes Death in a Laboratory

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This summer marked the 12th anniversary of the death of my 15-year-old dog, Rogan. A beautiful cocker spaniel mix with flowing strawberry-blond tresses, Rogan was this close to being sold to a laboratory when a PETA investigator purchased him at a Missouri dog auction, along with five other lucky dogs.



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  • Aug
  • 29

Animals Who Dream of Having the Day Off

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While most of us are grilling veggie dogs in the park or sipping drinks by the pool today, working animals won’t have it so easy: Horses pulling horse-drawn carriages today will tromp on hard pavement all day long in the intense heat. They will breathe exhaust fumes and will not have adequate food or water. Tonight, they will be crammed …

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  • Aug
  • 21

Do Something: How One Phone Call Can Save Lives

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My mom lives in a residential area filled with families and activity. She enjoys sitting in her sunny front window and watching the comings and goings in the neighborhood. One day recently, she called me to say that the mail carrier had delivered roosters to the apartments across the street. They were in boxes and were crowing like …

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