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  • Mar
  • 27

Iris Was a Prisoner in Solitary Confinement for Years—Until Now

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Imagine being confined in a dark windowless cell that measures approximately 8 feet by 16 feet, roughly the size of a walk-in closet. Iris didn’t have to imagine it. That’s where the 32-year old chimpanzee was found at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, a seedy roadside zoo in Georgia.

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  • Mar
  • 19

The Story of Ag-Gag, Presented by Compassionate Kids

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Across the country, lawmakers are considering “ag-gag” bills , which, if passed, could subject whistleblowers and undercover investigators to criminal prosecution for their efforts to expose animal abuse on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. By making it a crime to film on factory farms or requiring that evidence of cruelty to animals be turned over almost immediately, these bills could …

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  • Mar
  • 16

My Life as a Doghouse Delivery Man

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This winter has been severe, bringing lots of snow and freezing temperatures to most of the central and eastern United States. What you probably will not hear about on the news, however, is the terrible plight of those animals who are forced to live outdoors —a great number of them dogs kept in tiny pens or chained to trees or stakes in the ground with …

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  • Mar
  • 16

Fusion Presents “Rebel With a Cause: The Sam Simon Story”

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Rebel With a Cause: The Sam Simon Story is a beautiful telling of how Sam Simon ’s writing and producing talent earned him multiple awards and millions of dollars and how his compassion led him to donate a large share of his fortune to animals.

Watch Rebel With a Cause: The Sam Simon Story here.

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  • Mar
  • 9

Sam Simon: A True Hero for Animals

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The animals have lost a true ally and a sharp and honest tongue with the passing of PETA Honorary Director and entertainment giant Sam Simon , who was our dear friend, a stalwart champion of animal rights, and the multiple Emmy Award–winning co-creator of The Simpsons and one of the writing geniuses behind hit shows like Taxi, Barney Miller, Cheers, …

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  • Mar
  • 9

The Eight Secrets of How PETA Works

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“Racy” and “provocative” are just two words that are frequently used to describe PETA. President and cofounder Ingrid E. Newkirk reveals the method to PETA’s “madness.”

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  • Mar
  • 6

The Smoking Gun? Ringling Has Had Tuberculosis-Infected Elephants on the Road

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fought long and hard to keep the documents under wraps, but just three days ago, PETA got the goods that may have prompted, or certainly contributed to, Ringling’s March 5 announcement that it will phase out elephant acts by 2018—and the records show why it would be dangerous to keep elephants performing for three more years.

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