Mass Killings of ‘Extraneous’ Animals in Labs Prompt Appeal to HHS Inspector General

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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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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