PETA Demands Criminal Probe Into Horse Beating at Equestrian Show

This morning, PETA sent a letter to Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco calling on him to investigate the vicious whipping of a horse at a show at Desert International Horse Park. Video footage from January 30 shows competitive German Grand Prix jumper Kevin Lemke forcefully striking a horse named Good Luck with a whip six… Read more »

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PETA Statement: Justify Ruling

Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the California Horse Racing Board’s decision to let the stewards’ ruling stand and leave Justify as the 2018 Santa Anita Derby winner, despite the violation of medication regulations after it was found that Justify and Hoppertunity had scopolamine in their systems: Laws… Read more »

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ExxonMobil Ends $250K Iditarod Sponsorship After PETA Campaign

As reported by the Associated Press, following a vigorous PETA campaign, ExxonMobil has confirmed that its more than 40 years of support for the Iditarod—the notorious dogsled race in which more than 150 dogs have died, most commonly after inhaling their own vomit—is ending this year. ExxonMobil has sponsored the Iditarod since 1978 and has… Read more »

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Lawsuit Looms Over Animal Care at Pymatuning Deer Park

PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have sent an official notice as required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to the operators of Pymatuning Deer Park, alerting them of the groups’ intent to sue over the roadside zoo’s mistreatment of lions, tigers, lemurs, and other protected animals. The groups also allege that the… Read more »

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Court Orders Dade City’s Wild Things to Pay Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to PETA

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has just ordered the now-shuttered Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT) and principals Kathy and Randy Stearns to pay $399,118.10 to PETA in attorneys’ fees and expenses related to the group’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against the roadside zoo. PETA was previously awarded a default… Read more »

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