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  • 07
  • Sep

Kevin McHale of ‘Glee’ Roots for the Underdog

Kevin McHale, who plays Artie Abrams on the Channel 4 hit series Glee, understands what it’s like to be the underdog. So it isn’t hard to understand why he’s rooting for all underdogs in his new PETA ad, featuring his adopted pooch, Sophie:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs end up in shelters across the UK, and many are euthanised because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Countless others who never make it to a safe haven get injured or killed by vehicles, fall victim to cruel … Read more.


  • 25
  • Jul

CLOSED: Win a PETA Poster Featuring Morrissey

What must-have item should no Moz fan be without? His PETA ad poster!

The rocker is the cat’s meow in the new ad, asking fans to save animals’ lives by always spaying and neutering. You see, thousands of homeless animals are euthanised in shelters every year simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Luckily, Morrissey is spreading the message that animal birth control is the solution to our animal overpopulation crisis. And lucky for you, the ad could be yours, as we have five fab posters to give away!… Read more.


  • 14
  • May

Pamela Anderson Welcomes New Indian Dog Into Her California Home

When Pamela Anderson visited India recently, her heart was captured by the plight of the homeless dogs she saw on the streets. So when Pamela – an honorary director of PETA US – learned that PETA India’s Poorva Joshipura was headed to the States to meet with her overseas colleagues and visit her family, the Baywatch star asked if Poorva would take a homeless puppy with her. Pamela has decided to name her newest family member, who was rescued from a construction site in Mumbai, Pyari, or “Loved One”.

Pyari

“I’m tickled to … Read more.


  • 09
  • May

Compassion Is Always Sexy

Yes, they have smoking bodies, flawless skin, and a perfect smile, but many of the women on FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World 2012 list have something else in common – they show compassion towards animals. From rescuing a shelter dog to speaking out against fur and exotic animal skins to adopting a meat-free diet, these gorgeous ladies use their voice to help animals. And what could be sexier than that?

Proving that it’s beautiful to be kind, below are just a few examples of how the world’s hottest ladies have … Read more.


  • 02
  • May

Exotic-Animal Markets: A Breeding Ground for Disease

Lizard in cageAn investigation into three major European exotic-animal markets – including the International Herpetological Society show in the UK – has found evidence of uninformed vendors and veterinary authorities, a serious potential to spread disease to human visitors and insufficient care given to endangered species. The report, which also investigated animal markets in Germany and Spain, was commissioned by PETA Germany and the Animal Protection Association and conducted by an international team of reptile experts consisting of Phillip C Arena, Catrina Steedman and Clifford Warwick.

The experts noted that many vendors and … Read more.


  • 29
  • Mar

Could Dominic Strauss-Kahn Be PETA’s New Desexing Ambassador?

The world stops and listens when they hear the name “Dominique Strauss-Kahn” and anything related to sex, so we think that by becoming PETA’s Desexing Ambassador, Mr. Strauss-Kahn could finally put his notorious reputation to good use and help alleviate the plight of homeless dogs and cats by urging people to spay and neuter their companion animals.

We’ve mocked up an advertisement bearing the message “Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing” and Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s image:

We think no one is better placed to make the case that a … Read more.


  • 28
  • Mar

Shocking Conditions Revealed at Thailand Dog Shelter

A recent PETA Asia investigation has unearthed shocking conditions in a “shelter” in Pattaya, Thailand, called Tony’s Shelter. This facility confines animals to filthy conditions and fails to provide them with even basic veterinary care. Tourists travelling to Pattaya or elsewhere in the country would be horrified to know about the shocking manner in which animals at this so-called “shelter” are treated. A recent inspection of the facility by PETA Asia revealed the following:

WARNING: SHOCKING PHOTOS FOLLOW

  • A dog who was unable to walk had at least two broken bones protruding
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  • 29
  • Feb

New PETA ‘Freak Show’ Ad Shines the Spotlight on Crufts

With Crufts so close, we’ve released a hard-hitting, old-fashioned–style “freak show” ad which activists will hand out to visitors attending the event. The ad shines the spotlight on a fact that the Kennel Club would rather keep quiet: that many of the most popular breeds of dogs have been bred for looks instead of health, welfare and temperament.

Crufts Circus Poster

A 2008 BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, investigated the health and welfare issues facing pedigree dogs and caused the RSPCA to withdraw its support of Crufts and the BBC to cancel its longstanding … Read more.


  • 09
  • Feb

Giant ‘Condom’ Promotes Animal Birth Control in Run-Up to National Condom Day

With a sign that read, “Dogs Can’t Use Condoms: Spay and Neuter”, a PETA member dressed as a giant pink condom descended on Newcastle in advance of National Condom Day (14 February) to point out that Tyne Tees has England’s largest population of stray dogs per person and that the only way to get a handle on the cat and dog overpopulation crisis is always to have companion animals spayed or neutered.

PETA's giant condom

“If cats and dogs could wear condoms, millions of animals would be saved from suffering and death”, says PETA Senior Programme … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jan

Irish Eyes Are Smiling Over Puppy Mill Ban

If your dogs’ tails are wagging a little more today, maybe they’ve heard the news that Ireland has banned puppy mills!

The new Irish laws took effect on New Year’s Day, outlawing the horrific conditions – including cramped enclosures, filth, malnutrition, exposure, disease, and a lack of socialisation and veterinary care – common to those nasty intensive dog-breeding operations. All puppies must be microchipped so that the breeder can be identified, and authorities can inspect and shut down any facility that fails to meet the … Read more.