HBO Under Fire for Exploiting Monkey in Mark Ruffalo Miniseries

After a monkey was exploited in two episodes of HBO’s I Know This Much Is True—following the network’s recent use of elephants in Westworld, a bear in Silicon Valley, a tiger in Vice Principals, and a lion in The Leftovers—PETA fired off a letter once again calling on the company’s executives to enact a policy… Read more »

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Federal Probe Sought: Pigs Repeatedly Shot in Head, Electrically Shocked

PETA has obtained recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports revealing recent violations of federal law at Custom Quality Packers outside Sims. In response, we sent a letter today calling on U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. to review these violations of the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter… Read more »

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Mark Cuban’s Bid to Buy Hot Dog Chain Nets Vegan Proposal

Mark Cuban recently revealed that he’s planning to purchase Pittsburgh’s Original Hot Dog Shop—which closed quietly last month—so PETA sent him a letter this morning offering the vegan-brand investor and vegetarian a foolproof business proposal: Dump the carcinogenic meaty hot dogs and turn “The O” into a vegan hot dog chain. “Delicious veggie dogs could… Read more »

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for University of Florida to Shut Down Animal Labs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Florida is telling experimenters to “consider reduction of animal census,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s president, Kent Fuchs, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking the public to… Read more »

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Nomadic State of Mind Partners With PETA for Special-Edition Vegan Sandal

Just in time for summer, all-vegan footwear company Nomadic State of Mind—whose celebrity following includes Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Aniston, and Selma Blair—has partnered with PETA to create the special-edition Sailor’s Dream sandal, an exquisite handwoven slip-on made of rope. In honor of the collaboration, a percentage of sales from the collection will go toward PETA’s… Read more »

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for UC-Davis to Shut Down Animal Labs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of California–Davis is telling experimenters to “ramp down all noncritical on-campus research activities,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s chancellor, Gary S. May, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking… Read more »

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PETA Latino to Donate Vegan Meals to Local Hospital Workers

To help fuel workers at Scripps Mercy Hospital—which is caring for dozens of patients from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border who are afflicted with COVID-19—PETA Latino will deliver delicious, healthy vegan burritos from Chipotle as well as scrumptious vegan ice cream generously donated by Baskin-Robbins to doctors, nurses, and support staff in the hard-hit… Read more »

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Will the FDA Nix Requirement For Animal Testing? PETA Urges New Precedent Amid COVID-19

In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to allow companies to skip required tests on animals and head straight to human trials in the search for COVID-19 therapies, PETA sent a letter to the agency applauding the move and urging it to move away from animal experiments completely. “The novel coronavirus… Read more »

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Feds Find Severe Neglect, Transmissible Disease at Local Puppy Mill

Newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection reports of local puppy mill Anderson’s Yorkies and Toy Poodles reveal horrific conditions and neglect, including that 28 dogs were denied veterinary or other basic care—two of them were denied care for at least seven months. In addition, all of the facility’s puppies had giardia, a parasite… Read more »

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Major Funders Shun Red Bull-Backed Charity After PETA Exposes Deadly Tests

After hearing from PETA, a Fortune 500 company and an Austrian government agency are backing away from supporting tests on animals in favor of modern, non-animal research. Ball Corporation has dropped its entire support as a “Platinum Partner” of the Red Bull–backed Wings for Life charity, which funds deadly spinal cord injury experiments on animals—a… Read more »

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