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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PETA Sues NIH, NIMH Over Brain-Damage, and Fright Experiments on Animals

On Thursday, PETA filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) over their failure to release documents on government-conducted experiments involving food deprivation, near-drowning, electric shocks,… 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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