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  • May
  • 20

The Dancer Who Loved Rats

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PETA and animals have lost a great friend with the passing of the talented performance artist and teacher Rachel Rosenthal , who died at her home in Los Angeles last week.

Rachel’s provocative performances—which combined various media, including music, words, video, costumes, paintings, lighting, and dance—enraptured audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sydney to Brussels. They had a way of dancing …

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  • May
  • 12

PETA’s Nanci Alexander Center for Animal Rights Celebrates Five Years of Work

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When PETA opened its office in Washington, D.C., five years ago, we couldn’t think of a better namesake than Nanci Alexander . Founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida and owner of the landmark gourmet vegan restaurant Sublime in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nanci is a founding member and PETA patron extraordinaire. This year, we celebrated the building’s fifth anniversary with a brunch in Nanci’s honor …

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  • May
  • 11

Bob Barker to Congress: Stop Baby-Monkey Experiments

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As Congress deliberates the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) budget bill for next year, every member will soon receive a video message from Bob Barker. In a new video for PETA, the television icon calls for an end to NIH’s hugely expensive, much-criticized, insupportable and deeply cruel   maternal-deprivation experiments on infant monkeys .

“At this government facility in Maryland, hundreds of …

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  • May
  • 4

PETA Prime Exclusive Interview: Authors and Animal Defenders Bruce and Tami Zeman

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We asked PETA Augustus Club members Bruce and Tami Zeman, who authored the children’s book Hobbes Goes Home, about their work for animals and children and much more.

Please tell us a little about Hobbes and how he became a member of your family.

At the time (November 2009), we had just relocated to Vermont. We were …

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  • Apr
  • 30

Help Us End Companion-Animal Homelessness!

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The companion-animal overpopulation crisis leads to neglect, abuse, homelessness, suffering, and death for millions of cats, dogs, and other animals each year.

PETA’s mobile clinics are working to stem that crisis by providing free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in low-income and underserved communities—helping more than 113,000 animals (as well as preventing 1.5 million unwanted births) since 2001. Your …

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  • Apr
  • 24

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Honored With PETA’s Justice in Action Award

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We first met Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton when she approached a group of PETA protestors outside the FDA over two decades ago. She wished us luck as we spoke out against corrosion tests on animals, and since then we’ve come to know her as a strong voice for justice for animals and human beings.


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  • Apr
  • 20

PETA Prime Exclusive: An Interview With ‘Main Street Vegan’ Author Victoria Moran

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The bestselling author of 11 books on vegan ethics and holistic health, Victoria Moran has been the go-to person for vegan advice for nearly 30 years. Her popular book Main Street Vegan , which she co-wrote with her daughter, Adair, has been described as the new vegan bible and has received rave reviews from everyone from Russell Simmons and Moby …

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