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  • Mar
  • 5

Ringling to Phase Out Elephant Acts by 2018, but Should Do It NOW

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For 35 years, PETA has protested Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ cruelty to elephants. PETA also caught Ringling’s abuse on video and released to the world a former Ringling trainer’s photos of the circus’s violent baby-elephant training to the world . We know that extreme abuse of these majestic animals occurs every single day, so if Ringling is telling the truth about ending this horror, then it’s a …

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  • May
  • 9

Make a Mother’s Day: Neuter and Spay

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205 W Alsop St, Enfield, NC 04.05 (6)

For Lady, motherhood wasn’t something to celebrate. Chained to a dilapidated doghouse in a patch of weeds and muck, the skinny brown dog had no way to escape the advances of roaming male dogs when she came into heat. Before long, she was pregnant. She spent the long weeks of her pregnancy outdoors and alone, tormented by flies …

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  • Apr
  • 9

Yes, These Turtles Are Still Alive

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PETA rescue workers discovered the two turtles pictured below beside local roads. Although they were mortally wounded, both turtles were still alive and suffering immensely when we found them. They were quickly and mercifully put out of their  misery.

As the weather warms up, turtles are becoming increasingly mobile. If you see a  turtle attempting to cross a …

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  • Mar
  • 20

How to Feed a Spay-and-Neuter Army

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It wasn’t enough that longtime supporter anna j. ware donated a brand-new, state-of-the-art mobile spay-and-neuter clinic  to PETA. Nor was it enough for her to fly from her home in Atlanta, Georgia, to PETA’s headquarters, the Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, Virginia, for the clinic’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. And it wasn’t enough for her to hang around for the 24-hour “SNIP-a-thon”  that we held to celebrate both …

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  • Mar
  • 17

New Nightclub Dress Code Proves That Fur Is Out

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Unless you follow fashion news, you may have missed a recent story out of the U.K. Mahiki, a London hotspot popular with celebrities and young Royals, announced that it is permanently banning fur. The landmark dress code sends a strong message to the city’s glitterati: It doesn’t matter who you are—if you wear fur , you’re not getting …

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  • Mar
  • 3

Zoos’ dirty little secret

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People around the world were justifiably outraged when a healthy young giraffe was killed because he didn’t fit into a Danish zoo’s breeding plan. A second giraffe execution was in the works before public condemnation put a stop to it. But the only real surprise is how forthcoming these zoos were about it, since disposing of unwanted animals …

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  • Feb
  • 21

Meet Two of Animal Rahat’s Rescued Donkeys

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Animal Rahat  is a PETA-supported charity that helps donkeys, bullocks, ponies, or other “working animals” in India. I’d like you to meet just two of the donkeys who were rescued by Animal Rahat staffers and now spend their days lounging around at the Animal Rahat retirement center.


Devi was discovered by the Animal Rahat team on the side …

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