Historic Victory for Animals: Israel Becomes First Nation to Ban Fur

Today, Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel signed into law a bill that makes Israel the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur. The historic ban follows years of efforts by local activists, PETA, and PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson, which included personally lobbying government officials in Tel Aviv and appeals… Read more »

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PETA Statement on Animal Welfare Violations at UT-Austin

Please see PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna’s statement regarding federal documents that reveal three critical animal welfare violations at the University of Texas–Austin: It appears that no animal is safe in the laboratories at the University of Texas–Austin—even beyond the cruel experiments conducted there. According to a just-posted federal inspection report obtained by PETA,… Read more »

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Urgent: PETA Warns That Dogs May Die in Extreme Heat Wave—Vital Tips Here

A dog had to be rescued from a hot car in Fall River over the weekend, and this week’s soaring temperatures—a heat warning is in effect—will put dogs at high risk of enduring heat prostration and death, so PETA is issuing an urgent warning to anyone with a dog: Touch the pavement to ensure that… Read more »

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Sexually Abusing and Bleeding Cows in Milk Test: Penn State, MSG Giant Slammed by PETA

Please see PETA Vice President Shalin Gala’s statement regarding a recent animal experiment coauthored by Ajinomoto and Pennsylvania State University: The world’s leading maker of MSG has harmed dogs and other animals for years—and now it’s using cows in experiments that are more like sexual abuse than science. In a recently published experiment at The… Read more »

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Victory! Genesco Bans Alpaca After PETA Appeal

After PETA shared a first-of-its-kind exposé revealing that crying alpacas are roughly shorn, cut open, and left bleeding from deep wounds, footwear and accessories retailer Genesco has agreed to ban alpaca fleece from all its brands, which include Johnston & Murphy and Journeys. In thanks, PETA is sending the company a box of delicious vegan… Read more »

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Horse-Whipping Jumper Fined, Suspended After PETA Complaint

In a move that puts all competitive riders on notice, the United States Equestrian Federation has issued Grand Prix jumper Kevin Lemke a four-month suspension and a $4,000 fine for excessive force after he viciously whipped a horse at California’s Desert International Horse Park. PETA called for a probe after video footage from a January… Read more »

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Texas A&M Admits to Violating PETA’s Rights, Ends Unconstitutional Ad Policy

Texas A&M University, represented by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has ended the unconstitutional transit system advertising policy that PETA challenged with a free-speech lawsuit and acknowledged that the policy violated PETA’s rights, prompting the group to agree to the suit’s dismissal today. A copy of the group’s response to the school’s motion to dismiss… Read more »

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioners Have Business Ties With Baffert, PETA Says

PETA is calling on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) to explain how it will deal with conflicts of interest that may arise in adjudicating an alleged drug violation by Bob Baffert, given that three commissioners appear to have business ties with the trainer. The letter to the commission, sent this morning, follows the announcement… Read more »

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‘Years’ of Illegal Owl Experiments at Johns Hopkins: State Confirms PETA Tip

In response to a formal complaint from PETA, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has just confirmed that Johns Hopkins University (JHU) experimenter Shreesh Mysore illegally conducted gruesome and deadly brain experiments on owls without mandatory permits for “years”—apparently from 2015 to 2018, according to public records obtained by PETA. The DNR tells PETA… Read more »

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PETA to Pay Students for Animal-Saving Inventions

Just as the car has replaced the horse and buggy and the iPhone has replaced the carrier pigeon, mushroom leather is taking the place of cows’ skin and virtual reality interactions are leaving roadside zoos in the dust—so PETA is searching for the next great animal-friendly innovations. The group’s new Future Without Speciesism Award has… Read more »

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