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  • 28
  • Oct

Advice for Keeping Animals Safe in Stormy Weather

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The St Jude storm has come and gone this weekend – even so, some areas of the UK still have flood warnings, and with winter coming, it’s likely that more severe weather could be on its way. Storms can be terrifying and sometimes dangerous experiences for cats, dogs, birds and other animals, so it’s vital that their guardians take precautions to help them stay safe.

Here are some tips that could save lives, the next time that bad weather looms:

  • Keep your companion animals indoors.
  • Don’t allow cats or dogs to roam freely outdoors. During
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  • 24
  • Sep

Eight Dogs Spayed = Half a Million Others Saved

Meet Maizy, Wonky and Candy . These adorable mutts, along with five others, were rescued by a local organisation in Greece, Animal Rescue Kos – and thanks to help from PETA, they’ve just paid a visit to the vet to be neutered.
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It may seem counterintuitive that stopping dogs from having puppies saves lives – but given the scale of the homeless animal crisis, it’s true. Every time that a dog is bred by a breeder or left to reproduce by a careless guardian, another dog somewhere else loses his or her chance … Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Do Whatever It Takes to Save a Dog in a Hot Car

There aren’t many circumstances in which we’d advocate breaking into a stranger’s car. But if it could save a life, we say, “Do it!”

That’s the message delivered by our brand-new ad, featuring hot US actor and model Krysten Ritter. “If you see a dog in a hot car, and you think that he’s in danger or that he’s been there for a while, it’s good to speak up,” she says.

Krysten, who earned a “bad-girl” reputation from her role as Jane in the TV show Breaking Bad, shows that … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jun

Win a Copy of ‘Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals’ by Rory Freedman!

Rory Freedman, PETA favourite and co-author of international bestseller Skinny Bitch, is back with a no-holds-barred look at how we can better protect our closest companions. Beg is bound to influence the choices and actions of readers to improve the lives of animals – a battle cry to animal lovers everywhere.

The straightforward approach of the book shines a light on the treatment of animals the world over. From puppy mills and animal homelessness to the pains of declawing and tail-docking, Rory explains the many dangers that companion animals face … Read more.


  • 16
  • Jun

Tribute to a Compassionate Dad

Where do most of us learn about kindness for the first time? From our mum and dad, of course. A caring parent can be the inspiration for a lifetime of compassion for the people and animals around us, which is why we decided to celebrate Father’s Day by giving an award to a progressive papa who set an inspiring example for his children.

The first-ever recipient of PETA’s Compassionate Dad Award is 89-year-old Sidney Pledger, a World War II veteran who’s a hero for animals as well as for his country. Nominated … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jun

Simon Cowell Says, ‘Don’t Leave Your Dog in Your Car’

Simon Cowell’s known for being a harsh judge on TV shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. But beneath his tough exterior lies a real softie – the entertainment guru has joined PETA to speak out for animals on a number of occasions. In this straight-talking ad, he has some advice that’s impossible to argue with: never, ever leave a dog inside a hot car.

Each year, thousands of dogs die of heatstroke inside parked cars. Their guardians may not realise that even just a few minutes of being … Read more.


  • 05
  • Mar

Crufts – Last Year’s Top 10 So-Called ‘Winners’

Crufts Genetic FreaksThe animals crowned as “winners” at dog shows like Crufts are more likely to be major losers – in the genetic lottery, that is. “Purebred” is a euphemism for “inbred”: in some cases, pedigrees come from a gene pool of only about 50 dogs, meaning that these unfortunate pooches are riddled with painful inherited diseases and may live for only half as long as their healthy mixed-breed cousins.

What’s more, the exaggerated features that breeders and competition judges prize, such as a squashed-in face, a narrow skull or disproportionately short legs, are … Read more.


  • 22
  • Jan

Lacey Banghard: Too Much Sex Can Be Deadly

Lacey Banghard might have been voted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house only a few days ago, but she’s already teamed up with PETA to stand up for what she believes in – safe sex for cats and dogs!

The curvaceous model took to the streets of London to promote animal sterilisation. As a compassionate person, Lacey is understandably concerned about the massive problem of cat and dog homelessness in the UK and knows that the only solution is animal birth control.

 

“If cats and dogs could rubber up, tens … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jan

Who’s Really Responsible for Animal Euthanasia?

In a recent article published in The Mail on Sunday, the RSPCA came under fire over claims that half the animals it rescued last year were euthanised.

Nobody wants to see healthy animals lose their lives. But given the current crisis of abandoned dogs and cats, attacking the UK’s oldest animal welfare charity for a problem that it did not create is certainly not the answer.

In a letter to the newspaper, PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi had this to say:

Life is easy for those of us who do not

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  • 03
  • Nov

Frightening Fireworks Displays Can Mean Runaways, Injuries

To dogs, cats and other animals, Guy Fawkes Night can seem more like World War III than a joyous celebration. Noisy fireworks are frightening to animals, who don’t realise that the explosions are entertainment, not signs of danger.

After fireworks displays, animal shelters nationwide report an increase in the number of lost companion animals. When they hear the cracks and booms in the sky, many animals panic and jump over fences or break chains, and some even jump through glass windows in order to get away from the terrifying sounds. Some animals … Read more.