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  • Mar
  • 30

You Won’t Believe How This Tiger-Beater Tried to Justify His Cruelty

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Joe at The Mobile Zoo

With the help of kind supporters, PETA has made truly monumental progress for animals used for entertainment. Our history of success goes all the way back to the 1980s, when our exposé of nightclub entertainer Bobby Berosini eventually led to the end of his orangutan-beating career—by stopping his use of orangutans entirely. Since then, we’ve […]

  • Jul
  • 28

Lights … Camera … Animal Abuse?

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Given how profoundly animals suffer at the hands of humans, you would expect to see them rebel if given the chance, as depicted in the new CBS television series Zoo. But even though the rebellious animal characters in Zoo are fictional, real animals still end up paying a price for it. Zoo producers force live […]

  • Jul
  • 10

Stars and Bars and White Stripes

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As the Confederate battle flag was removed from the state Capitol grounds in South Carolina, news crews interviewed supporters and opponents of the decision. One of the latter appeared on a major news network wearing a T-shirt that few in attendance may have recognized as the ultimate irony. The woman holding a large “Stars and […]

  • Feb
  • 19

The PETA Foundation’s Enforcers

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The U.S. federal government and all 50 states have laws to protect animals from abuse. But who watches the watchers? That would be the PETA Foundation’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE) division. CALE is a specialized group of highly trained attorneys, wildlife specialists, veterinarians, and support staff that pushes federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dec
  • 19

Cloris Leachman Raises Hope for SeaWorld Orcas

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Horses used to whinny at the sound of her character’s name in Young Frankenstein, but these days, Cloris Leachman’s name is more likely to elicit supportive clicks and whistles from orca whales. That’s because the Raising Hope star has written to the president of the Tournament of Roses Association and urged him to yank SeaWorld’s […]

  • Dec
  • 18

There’s no call for cruelty in Christmas

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Kicking off the holiday shopping season with “Red Thursday,” stores are doing whatever it takes to draw in customers. But while shoppers have a choice about standing in long lines and facing ugly crowds, animals used in holiday promotions face a bleak Christmas season. Santa belongs at the mall. Reindeer do not. Yet some stores […]

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