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  • Aug
  • 27

Glue Traps: Pans of Pain

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One of the cruelest methods of killing animals that exists today is the glue trap. These devices consist of pieces of cardboard, fiberboard, or plastic coated with a sticky adhesive designed to ensnare any small animal who wanders across or lands on its surface.

In 2010, Canadian hardware store giant Rona told PETA that it would no longer …

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  • Aug
  • 19

Why I’m Boiling Mad About This Summertime Ritual

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Lobsters languishing in the tank of the claw machine. The lobsters were surrendered to CAP from a Virginia Beach restaurant, where they were part of a claw machine game in which customers paid $3 to try to catch a lobster. The lobsters were liberated back into the ocean.

When did boiling animals alive become an acceptable summer pastime? I’m referring, of course, to the gruesome but widespread practice of dropping live lobsters and crabs into pots of scalding water, ignoring their frantic attempts to escape and calling it dinner. Kind people who would never dream of doing such a thing to any other type of animal …

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  • Aug
  • 12

The Fortunes of This Caged Bird Changed, Thanks to Animal Rahat

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From parrots to pigeons, Animal Rahat  recently rescued several birds who were desperately in need of help.

The rescues included the parrot shown here, who had been kept in this tiny cage by a fortune teller, even though caging birds for commercial purposes is a punishable offense. The unfortunate bird is one of thousands throughout India who are …

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  • Jul
  • 31

To Prevent Shark Attacks, Stop Fishing

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This opinion piece by PETA Foundation staff member Becky Fenson appeared in several media outlets in the wake of shark attacks on swimmers in the U.S.

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  • Jul
  • 21

Help Stop “Free to a Good Home” Ads on Craigslist

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We all know Craigslist, the website where people can post local classifieds and participate in community forums—it’s a great place to find a job, an apartment, a used car, sometimes even a girlfriend or boyfriend.

Unfortunately, animals are being given away to anyone who wants them via “free to a good home” ads on Craigslist. PETA …

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  • Jul
  • 20

Dynamic Duo Make a Difference

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When PETA friend Sigrid bought a condo on a Gulf Island in British Columbia, she was delighted to meet her new neighbors: a small flock of wild turkeys.

The beautiful birds would often wander around the complex, searching out tasty treats and taking dust baths in the bushes. But when one inquisitive bird scratched someone’s car, a …

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  • Jul
  • 9

Why Do Dogs and Kids Keep Dying in Hot Cars?

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It had been a long night for Jimmy and Hector, two K9 officers with Florida’s Hialeah Police Department. Following their overnight shift on May 27, Jimmy worked several more hours to help search for a missing senior citizen. Both dogs were probably ready for a good, long nap. But instead, they were reportedly left in the back of …

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