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Amid Probe by Feds, Charles River Fights Transparency, Pays Execs Lavishly, Calls Monkeys ‘Pests’

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382 Wilmington, Mass. – Even as Charles River Laboratories is under federal investigation for possible illegal importation of monkeys who were allegedly pulled from their forest homes and falsely labeled as captive-bred, the company is fighting efforts to force it to come clean…

Study Linking Meat to UTIs Prompts Launch of Shocking New PETA Ad

Meat-eaters in the City of Seven Wonders may be more likely to feel the sting than vegetarians or vegans. A recent study links urinary tract infections (UTIs) to meat consumption—using meat samples collected from grocery stores in Flagstaff, Arizona—and PETA now plans to use those findings to bolster its appeals to everyone to go vegan. Check out…

Two Dogs Found Dead, Others Reportedly ‘Swimming in Feces’ at Former AKC Judge’s Breeding Operation

A longtime breeder and former American Kennel Club (AKC) judge, James “Jim” Deppen, is under investigation for cruelty to animals after a rescue team found two dead dogs on his property in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and seized more than a dozen others. One of the deceased dogs was reportedly found wrapped in plastic inside a barn. These most…

Blue Lobsters Have Better Luck, so PETA Releases Dye Kit to Save Them All

Here’s a colorful new tool for animal defenders: Because many fishers have chosen to spare rare blue lobsters after catching them off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and around the world, PETA is releasing a new dye kit that makes it possible to give all lobsters the same blue hue. Now available for sale, the chemical-free dye binds…

A Week in the Life of PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department

Animal emergencies don’t take the day off. On holidays, weekends, and every other day of the year, PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department (CID) receives dozens of phone calls from caring individuals reporting cases of animal abuse. When an animal is in trouble, our rescue team jumps into action. In an average week, CID caseworkers process more…

PETA Statement re Settlement Agreement Over Laoban’s Death

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382 Frankfort, Ky. – Please see the following statement from PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo on the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners’ settlement agreement with veterinarian Heather Wharton concerning her injection of the stallion Laoban with unapproved substances in an…

Vegan Meat Just Got a Little Richer, With These Vegan Wagyu Options

Published March 30, 2023 by Elena Waldman. Like all cows used for their flesh, those raised for Wagyu beef are regarded by the beef industry as objects, not individuals. Workers send Wagyu cows to the same slaughterhouses that kill other cows, hang them up by one leg, and cut their throats before skinning and gutting them—sometimes while they’re…

Study Linking Meat to UTIs Prompts Local Vegan Plea

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382 Flagstaff, Ariz. – Meat-eaters in the City of Seven Wonders may be more likely to feel the sting than vegetarians or vegans. A recent study links urinary tract infections (UTI) to meat consumption—using meat samples collected from grocery stores in Flagstaff—and PETA now…

Miami Seaquarium Announces Plan to Return Long-Suffering Orca Lolita to the Ocean

During a news conference held in Miami today, the Miami Seaquarium confirmed that it plans to release the long-suffering orca Lolita (aka “Tokitae,” “Toki,” and “Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut”)—who has been kept in a tiny tank for decades—to a seaside sanctuary in Washington state in roughly 18 to 24 months. This confirmation follows The Dolphin…

New PETA Virtual Reality Experience Promises Close Encounters at Texas A&M

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: Amanda Hays 202-483-7382 College Station, Texas – To encourage empathy for animals who are mutilated and killed in university laboratories, PETA will visit Texas A&M University on Friday to launch Abduction, a unique virtual reality experience landing on college campuses across the country. In the eerie…

PETA Celebrates: Jim Irsay ‘Will Go to Heaven’ for Lolita’s Release

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382 Miami – Please see the following statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to this morning’s announcement from The Dolphin Company, Friends of Toki (aka “Lolita”), and philanthropist Jim Irsay that Lolita the orca will finally be returned to her home waters…

‘LVTOFU’ License Plate a No-Go for DMV—But Texas Vegan Finds a Solution

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382 Houston – The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) upheld its original decision not to approve Houston resident Catie Cryar’s pro-vegan license plate application for “LVTOFU”—doubling down on its accusations of “vulgarity” even though Cryar explained in her appeal…

From the Streets to a Safe Shelter: Here’s How PETA Latino and Local Partners Helped Matilda and Other Dogs and Cats in Cancún

In a desperately poor part of Cancún called Colonia Avante, PETA fieldworkers were able to provide food, veterinary care, shelter, and much-needed TLC to dogs and cats, thanks to support from donors to PETA’s Global Compassion Fund (GCF). Regions like Colonia Avante are called zonas irregulares because they aren’t officially part of a county—rather…

New Video Exposé Shows Camels Badly Beaten for Egyptian Tourism

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023 Contact: Moira Colley 202-483-7382 Giza, Egypt – As people make their travel plans for 2023—with post-pandemic tourism in Egypt growing more than 60% from 2021 to 2022—a new video exposé from PETA Asia shows that camels used for rides at the Great Pyramid of Giza and other top Egyptian tourist attractions…

You’d Never Get Taken for a Ride, but You Can Still Help Camels Forced to Give Them

PETA Asia has obtained more video footage showing the horrific abuse of camels at Egypt’s notorious Birqash Camel Market. Many of these gentle, social animals are sold and exploited for rides and photo ops at sites like the nearby pyramids at Giza and Saqqara. When they’re no longer able to give rides or be used as photo props, they will likely…

Animal Groups Urge President Biden to Fire USDA Officials for Failing to Enforce Animal Welfare Act

Agency Left Thousands of Beagles to Suffer and Has Refused to Provide Animals in Labs, Puppy Mills, Roadside Zoos, and Elsewhere With Protection Provided by Law For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023 Contact: Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382 Washington – Six animal protection organizations are calling on President Joe Biden to replace the leadership at…

Chili’s Earns Kudos From PETA for No Longer Promoting Wild Animals as ‘Pets’ on Children’s Placemats

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023 Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382 Dallas – Monkey-shaped vegan chocolates are on the way from PETA to locally based restaurant chain Chili’s after the company confirmed to the group that it is no longer using children’s activity placemats that promote keeping parrots and monkeys as “pets.” The news follo    …

Chili’s Is Changing Children’s Placemats to Help Wild Animals?

What could possibly be problematic or inappropriate on a major restaurant chain’s placemats for children? Chili’s just found out and had to face the hard facts. Guests of the popular restaurant chain alerted the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) to a children’s activity placemat at a Chili’s restaurant in Scottsbluff, Nebraska…

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Video: Participants Get Inked in the Ear to Honor Dogs Killed for Experiments

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023 Contact: Moira Colley 202-483-7382 New York – What makes a person get a tattoo in their ear? A new PETA video  shows pop-up participants explaining why they got a set of paw prints inked onto such a sensitive area: to honor dogs used in experiments who commonly don’t even have names, just a serial number tattooed…

Aerial Display to Target Budweiser’s Horse Mutilation on Cards Opening Day

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023 Contact: David Perle 202-483-7382 St. Louis – The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t the only ones who will be flying around Busch Stadium on Thursday. As the Budweiser Clydesdales make an Opening Day appearance on the ground, PETA’s banner shaming Budweiser for mutilating the horses’ tailbones will soar overhead…

Meet Pisa: Virginia Beach Man Brings Home Cat He Rescued from Rubble in Turkey

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023 Contact: Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382 Norfolk, Va. – As work to rebuild Turkey ramps up after last month’s devastating earthquake, one little cat who survived the disaster is now rebuilding his life with a PETA rescuer who found him hiding in the rubble. As told in a new video, PETA fieldworker Alex Cutshall, who…

Why Whisker Trimming and Mane Pulling Are Cruel to Horses

Did you know that horses naturally have whiskers, also known as vibrissae? Horses used for human entertainment, such as racing, jumping, and dressage, and other “sports,” often have their whiskers shaved entirely off, and their manes are thinned by painfully pulling out hair, just so they’ll look a certain way. Is It Cruel to Trim Horses’ Whiskers…

See What PETA Did to Shut Down a Horrific Swiss Experiment on Birds

Victory! More than 100 birds have been spared torment and death at the hands of an experimenter in Switzerland after a court there sided with PETA and other animal protectors by canceling the pointless experiments before they had even started. In 2020, Richard Hahnloser, the experimenter, petitioned the Zurich Animal Experiments Commission to conduct…

Artist Depicts a Cow’s Face Using Rice, Making a Powerful Statement

Curious how rice art can raise awareness of and increase compassion for cows? Influencer and artist Rachel of Visions of Play made a video showing one way to do just that on her Instagram page: How Rice Art Warms the Heart and Encourages Kindness to Cows As the video shows, Rachel skillfully arranges small bits of white, pink, gray, and black rice to…


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