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  • Jul
  • 20

To Serve Animals or to Serve Animals?

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One of the world’s largest animal shelters was hosting its annual gala fundraiser in New York. Since the menu was not listed, I called the event coordinator and said that I’d like to attend but was curious to know what food was being served. She said that it was “vegetarian” and then added that the […]


  • Jul
  • 15

Are Speciesists Stupid?

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Excuse me for stating the obvious, but racists are dumb. That’s not just my opinion. It’s the conclusion of a provocative study published in the journal Psychological Science. Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario, and his colleagues found that children with low intelligence are more likely to grow up to be racist […]


  • Jul
  • 12

Buried Alive For a Summertime Trinket

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As the summer beach season heats up, walk into almost any large seaside souvenir shop, and you’re likely to see them: live hermit crabs in brightly painted shells being sold to tourists who have no idea how to care for them. Save your money and the crabs—don’t buy one. Hermit crabs are miserable in captivity, […]


  • Jul
  • 12

Chicks Dropped Live Into Mincer at Chicken Supplier of Kroger, Arby’s

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PETA has pulled back the curtain on rampant abuse at factory farms and in slaughterhouses for the chicken meat and egg industries many times over the years. This time, a PETA exposé of a massive hatchery which supplies chicken meat to Kroger, Arby’s, Chili’s, and others, has provided shocking footage showing unwanted chicks there born alone and left to languish before finally being ground […]


  • Jul
  • 7

Eagle in Disguise

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I was only 7, and even though I had everything that my heart desired, I always felt that something was missing in my life, until the day when I realized what it was: a companion animal to share my life with. I begged my parents for one many, many times, but they didn’t believe in […]


  • Jul
  • 6

Summer Heat Can Kill Dogs

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Dogs left outside can become overheated, and not having access to water or shade can be fatal for them. PETA put up billboards in Virginia and North Carolina—which are currently experiencing heat waves and where there are many chained dogs—warning owners about the dangers of leaving their dogs outside.


  • Jun
  • 29

Foster-Mom Receives Special Honor From PETA

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On June 11, PETA held a benefit reception in Washington, D.C., to raise funds for PETA’s strategic eyewitness investigations. The event was special, in part, because PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, who was celebrating her birthday that night, had the pleasure of presenting the inaugural Gregory J. Reiter Award to Katie McCotter, who has been a […]


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