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Archive for February, 2011

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The Companion-Animal Overpopulation Crisis

PETA cares deeply about  the issue of euthanasia and the work of PETA US to end the companion-animal overpopulation crisis. We are glad that you care. To read about what PETA US is doing to help unwanted animals in their own backyard and why they offer a euthanasia service, please see the following articles:

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PETA Germany Saves 100+ Animals

Dozens of animals were rescued from a ramshackle farm in Arnsberg-Hüsten, Germany, after a whistleblower alerted PETA Germany that the animals were being kept in filthy, dilapidated sheds or were enclosed in broken wire fences—exposed to the elements, predators, and the beer-bottle-littered ground.

Upon investigation, staff members found 59 chickens, 34 rabbits, 25 ducks, and six geese, as well as the skins and heads of two dead rabbits and the carcasses of three dead and decaying animals, which were being eaten by rats. The whistleblower stated that the … Read more.


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Silvio Berlusconi ‘Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing’

Today, PETA Germany launched a racy new ad featuring playboy Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the slogan “Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing … for Dogs and Cats Too. There Are So Many Homeless Animals – Please Spay or Neuter Your Animal Companion!” Other celebrities who have appeared in “Too Much Sex” ads for PETA and its affiliates include adult film stars Sasha Grey, Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy as well as golfer Tiger Woods, although, in his case, as with Mr Berlusconi, involuntarily.

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Disney World Sends McDonald’s Packing

There’s no room for McCruelty in the ‘happiest place on Earth’. Disney World told McDonald’s to go take a walk in the Hundred Acre Wood and not come back, replacing the Golden Arches with …wait for it … BabyCakes vegan cupcakes!
 
Disney World is apparently seeking more wholesome food options for families, and BabyCakes’ ridiculously good vegan treats fit the bill so well that they might even make Winnie the Pooh put down his honey pot. BabyCakes cupcakes not only leave out the dairy products and

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Beautiful ‘Bunnies’ Turn Heads in Piccadilly Circus

Fed up with people pinching their pelts, an army of 10 giant “rabbits” invaded Piccadilly Circus today. Carrying signs that read, “Save Our Skins – Don’t Wear Fur!” and “Have a Heart – Don’t Wear Fur”, the colossal cottontails were protesting against the use of fur for clothing  just before London Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow.

PETA’s rabbits are all riled up that fur-wearers support the slaughter of animals for their skins. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives trapped in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer severe physical and emotional … Read more.


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Victory for Cows! Nocton Dairies Withdraws Cow ‘Prison’ Application in Lincolnshire

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Champagne corks are popping at PETA headquarters this evening, as PETA staff celebrate the news that the company they fought to defeat, Nocton Dairies, has withdrawn their plans to build an intensive dairy unit in Lincolnshire. The facility would have likely meant severe suffering for thousands of cows, something PETA pointed out as it campaigned for almost a year to ensure the facility would never see the light of day. More than 6,000 of the 14,000 registered objections received by the district council came from you, our … Read more.


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PETA’s Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Pubs

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One look at most pub menus and it’s clear that the days are long gone when a vegetarian meal in a British pub meant a handful of peanuts or a packet of crisps. PETA is recognising pubs that are doing their best to satisfy patrons’ hunger for healthy vegan options, and regulars at our top 10 below will be pleased to know that the establishments have been named the Top 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Pubs in the UK. Winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, including reputation … Read more.


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More Trouble for Turkey Abusers

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German company Lohmann Tierzucht (LTZ) – the parent company of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. – is facing cruelty-to-animals charges as a result of evidence gathered by PETA Germany. Authorities have issued warrants for alleged violations of Germany’s Animal Welfare Act (including amputating the toes and crests of millions of chickens in order to distinguish their breeds and sexes). Convictions could bring sentences of up to three years of imprisonment plus fines.

You’ll remember that PETA US’ 2008 undercover investigation of Aviagen documented that workers were breaking turkeys’ … Read more.


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Four Gorgeous Girls Deliver Huge Valentine’s Day Card to Fortnum & Mason

On Saturday, four of our lovely PETA Action Team members asked passers-by outside Fortnum & Mason to sign a huge Valentine’s Day card that read, “Make Valentine’s Day Happy for the Birds Too!” on the front and “Dear Fortnum & Mason, please have a heart and drop foie gras” on the inside.

Dressed all in red, the PETA beauties convinced more than 100 members of the public – including Fortnum & Mason’s own customers – to sign the card with their own messages condemning their sale of foie gras.

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Stella and Sienna Team Up for Pigs

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Here’s something that vegans and meat-eaters alike can agree on: Factory pig farms are bad for animals and the environment. After watching the documentary Pig Business, which shows the conditions in which factory-farmed pigs are raised, fashion designer and lifelong vegetarian Stella McCartney as well as actor Sienna Miller are asking people to stop eating factory-farmed pork and are calling for a European ban on factory pig farms.

Miller states, “Before I started researching the subject, I never truly realised the appalling extent to which pigs – … Read more.