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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.


  • 30
  • Oct

Halloween Can Be a Truly Frightful Time of Year for Cats

A variety of superstitions surround black cats. In some cultures, they are considered good luck, while others find them frightening.

But at Halloween, it is the cats who often have reason to fear. Each year, we receive reports of animals – especially black cats – who are abducted, injured and even killed by cruel people who use and abuse them for “pranks” or sacrifices. Last year, in the run-up to the holiday, four black cats went missing in one community alone.

It is safest to keep cats indoors all year round, but … Read more.


  • 14
  • Oct

The Situation Speaks Up to End Animal Overpopulation

We’ve teamed up with Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to combat a really serious situation – animal homelessness.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs end up in animal 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 are injured or killed by vehicles, fall victim to cruel people or succumb to starvation, disease or weather extremes.

The Celebrity Big Brother finalist knows that the only way to end the animal … Read more.


  • 11
  • Sep

PETA Invites the Queen to Adopt Her Next Corgi

Our heartfelt sympathies to The Queen. Losing a companion animal can be heartbreaking.

Monty, who passed away earlier this week, was the oldest of the royal pups, and for 13 years, he lived a truly enviable life. He lived with Her Highness in London, enjoyed trips to Balmoral and even had a starring role in the Olympics opening ceremony.

Thousands of dogs, including many corgis, are much less fortunate than Monty was and are currently languishing in animal shelters across the country, all in desperate need of loving homes. The situation … Read more.


  • 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.