Blog Entries Tagged as Elephants

  • Jan
  • 3

Animals Lose Friend and Defender

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It is with a heavy heart that PETA begins this new year by saying goodbye to a  huge advocate for animals, Dr. Henry Melvyn Richardson.

Dr. Mel, as he was affectionately called by those who knew him, was a devoted  champion of the humane treatment of animals. Whether it was an emergency bear rescue or an  urgent veterinary assessment …

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  • Oct
  • 28

Animal Minds

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Are animals conscious in the way that we are? What goes on in their minds? I can’t say for sure, but it doesn’t surprise me that elephants distinguish between different human languages as they listen to us or that dolphins have a strong sense of self and can think about the future.

I sometimes run into rankings of the world’s …

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  • Sep
  • 2

This Labor Day, Remember Those Who Have Never Had a Day Off

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we want to take a moment to remember the suffering of animals who labor for human “entertainment.”

From the very moment that she was born into captivity, Tonka has never known the freedom of a holiday.

For more than 20 years, she has been the “property” of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus . She has been shackled …

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  • Aug
  • 2

How Do Animals Grieve?

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A Siamese cat wails in grief for her dead sister, who had been her constant companion for 14 years. Horses form a circle around the newly dug grave of their equine friend and stand in silent vigil. Following the sudden death of his mother, a juvenile chimpanzee named Flint loses the will to live (Jane Goodall hauntingly …

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  • Jul
  • 31

End of the Road for Animal Acts

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The trend is undeniable: The days of hauling animals around and hurting them in the name of entertainment are quickly coming to an end. Winnipeg is the latest municipality to slam the door shut on circuses using exotic animals. Mayor Sam Katz and the Winnipeg City Council made it clear that they will no longer tolerate circus cruelty .

All around the …

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  • Feb
  • 20

Sanctuary Founder Leaves Safe-Haven Legacy

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Sanctuary Founder Leaves Safe-Haven Legacy

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Pat Derby, the former animal trainer who saw the error of the entertainment industry’s ways and spent the rest of her life helping captive animals by providing them with safe havens at her three spacious Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuaries in California. Pat died at …

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  • May
  • 2

Best of PETA Prime: Are Animal Lovers Selfish?

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I’ve loved animals ever since I was little. My then bedroom was home to mice, rats, turtles, fish, rabbits, and guinea pigs. And I loved visiting farms, zoos, and exhibits where I could see and touch animals. I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure over the years from meeting these animals, but I’ve come to realize that these …

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