Please see the following statement from PETA regarding the use of chicken antibodies to fight the novel coronavirus: Snorting chicken antibodies to ward off COVID-19 infections may sound like a joke, but it’s actually just bad science. For scientific and ethical reasons, an end to using animals to produce antibodies was recommended by the European… Read more »
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PETA has filed a notice in Monterey County Superior Court to appeal a court decision dismissing PETA’s lawsuit against the Monterey Zoo and its president, Charlie Sammut, a case involving the use of canes to threaten and control the elephants it exploits. PETA’s lawsuit alleges that the Monterey Zoo engages in unlawful business practices by… Read more »
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PETA has obtained U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing violations of federal law at Bob Evans Farms outside Xenia between 2018 and last month. In response, the group sent a letter today calling on U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers to review these violations of the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter… Read more »
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As a result of PETA’s successful Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against Wildlife in Need and its operators—Tim Stark of Tiger King and his ex-wife, Melissa Lane—22 tigers, lions, and tiger/lion hybrids made it out of the now-defunct roadside zoo today. All were transported to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and the Turpentine Creek… Read more »
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Today, PETA sent a letter to the state auditor urging an audit of the use of public money, personnel, property, equipment, and space by the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University for animal experiments deemed non-essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. This apparently led to the euthanasia of animals in the schools’ laboratories. In its… Read more »
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This morning, PETA sent a letter urging Jeremy Markiewicz, the chief deputy district attorney of Jackson County, to file appropriate cruelty-to-animals charges against Michael Jarrod Bakkela, who currently faces arson, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly started a fire that contributed to the devastating Almeda fire. “An enormous number of wild and… Read more »
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After sustained complaints from PETA urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) not to renew The Camel Farm’s exhibitor’s license, a USDA enforcement proceeding against the roadside zoo was resolved yesterday with the permanent revocation of its license. The Camel Farm can never again be licensed, and it also faces a $126,000 penalty, held in… Read more »
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PETA has just obtained photos and video footage taken during the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) June 22 inspection of Jeff Lowe’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (aka “G.W. Zoo”), during which the notorious exhibitor was cited for numerous failures to provide animals with adequate veterinary care, among other animal welfare issues. The photos show… Read more »
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Deerfield-based Walgreens Boots Alliance has banned Aroy-D and Chaokoh coconut milk after the brands’ supplier was implicated in PETA Asia’s first-ever undercover investigation into the use of monkeys in Thailand’s coconut industry. The investigation reveals that monkeys are chained, confined to cramped cages, and forced to climb trees and pick coconuts in Thailand to be… Read more »
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This morning, PETA is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate more than 60 universities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their apparent failure to abide by federal mandates to reduce and replace the use of animals in experiments. In its letter,… Read more »
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