Feds Find 30,500 Birds Denied Water and Food on Trucks for 25 Hours at Costco Supplier; PETA Seeks Criminal Probe

After obtaining U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that approximately 30,500 chickens were held in severely crowded crates on trucks overnight without food or water at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Nebraska—which exclusively supplies Issaquah-based Costco stores—PETA sent a letter this morning to Dodge County Attorney Paul J. Vaughan requesting a criminal probe and applicable charges… Read more »

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Feds Find Over 9,000 Hens Frozen Dead in Subzero Temperatures on Trucks at Slaughterhouse

Armed with a newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing that more than 25,000 chickens transported from Ohio were left on trailers outside the Butterfield Foods slaughterhouse overnight as the wind chill plummeted to minus 32 degrees—slowly and painfully killing over 9,100 birds—PETA sent a letter today to Watonwan County Attorney Stephen Lindee urging… Read more »

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Feds Cite 8 Pilgrim’s Pride Slaughterhouses After Birds Are Thrown, Drowned

PETA has just obtained damning U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing 12 violations of federal law in less than four months at eight Pilgrim’s Pride slaughterhouses across the country. Federal inspectors saw chickens who were scalded to death and/or drowned, found a live chicken in a barrel of dead birds, and discovered chickens caught in… Read more »

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Feds Cite Tyson Foods and George’s Inc. 12 Times in Four Months

PETA has just obtained U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that locally based chicken slaughterers Tyson Foods, Inc., and George’s Inc. violated federal law at seven of their slaughterhouses across the country at least 12 times in four months when over 2,000 birds died on cold trucks overnight, others drowned, and live birds were plunged… Read more »

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Groundbreaking Win: Taiwan FDA Ends Drowning, Electroshock Tests on Animals After PETA Plea

Today, after receiving PETA’s detailed scientific critique at the agency’s private request and more than 73,000 e-mails opposing animal testing from PETA supporters during a public comment period, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) made the groundbreaking announcement that horrific drowning and electroshock tests—previously conducted on scores of vulnerable animals—are no longer allowed in… Read more »

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Feds Find Scores of Birds Mutilated at Jennie-O Slaughterhouses; PETA Seeks Criminal Probe

Armed with U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that turkeys sustained broken wings and legs among other severe injuries from being roughly handled by workers at two slaughterhouses operated by Jennie-O Turkey—a subsidiary of Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp.—PETA sent a letter today to Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota W. Anders Folk, asking… Read more »

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Cat Nabs PETA Award for Saving Guardians From Gas Leak

For alerting her new guardians, Sandi and Mike Martin, to a dangerous natural gas leak inside their home, a local cat named Lilly is being honored with a Heroic Cat Award from PETA. The Martins began fostering 3-year-old Lilly in November after she was abandoned by her previous owner, and they formally adopted her soon… Read more »

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PETA Exposé: Johns Hopkins Bought 31 Monkeys From Notorious University of Wisconsin Laboratory

PETA has newly obtained records from the Maryland Department of Agriculture revealing that Johns Hopkins University (JHU) purchased 31 rhesus macaques from the notorious taxpayer-funded Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC), where nearly 2,000 monkeys are confined to small, barren steel cages in windowless rooms. A six-month PETA undercover investigation  into the center revealed workers… Read more »

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PETA to Pentagon: Don’t Blame Thailand for Cobra Gold Bloodlust

Please see the following statement from PETA Vice President of International Laboratory Methods Shalin Gala regarding a report that the Pentagon is putting the responsibility for the cruelty of the Cobra Gold military training exercises on the Royal Thai Armed Forces: It’s disingenuous for the Pentagon to blame Thailand solely for the horrific animal killings… Read more »

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University of Washington (UW) Made ‘Knowingly False’ Statement About Primate Center’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccine

A federal agency says that an official with the University of Washington (UW) made “knowingly false” statements when she publicly claimed that monkey experiments at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) helped create Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. In an e-mail obtained by PETA, the Office of Research Integrity of the U.S. Department of Health and… Read more »

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