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  • 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
Read more.

  • 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.


  • 09
  • Dec

Closed: Win ‘The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights’

This Saturday is International Animal Rights Day, and we’re celebrating by giving away a copy of The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights, a page-turner that’s jam-packed with ways that anyone, anywhere can make a huge difference for animals.

PETA's Practical Guide to Animal Rights

Thanks for your interest, but this competition has now closed, check back regularly for more.… Read more.


  • 16
  • Nov

Twilight Stars Shine for PETA!

If, like us, you love The Twilight Saga, you’re already all geared up for the latest serving of vampire mania, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, due to hit cinema screens this weekend.

Despite their characters’ dead hearts, many of the smouldering Twilight stars have a warm heart for animals. The newest member to appear in a PETA ad is hunky werewolf Booboo Stewart (aka “Seth Clearwater“).
 

Stewart wants you to know that buying an animal from a breeder or pet shop means killing the chances of animals … Read more.


  • 15
  • Nov

Dogs and Cats in Trouble in Ukraine

Update: ‎70 PETA Germany activists held a protest in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Berlin today 16 November to protest the cat and dog killing prior to the European Championship 2012.


Did you know that in Ukraine, a dog or cat found wandering the streets can be shot on sight or poisoned and left to suffer? Their bodies are tossed into a cremation truck and burned, and some are reportedly burned while alive. It is estimated that in the city of Kiev alone, 20,000 dogs have already been killed in these … Read more.


  • 24
  • Oct

You Me At Six Tells Fans ‘Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs’ Chances’

With the release of their new album Sinners Never Sleep we wanted to show you the ad that You Me At Six starred in for peta2, a great pro-adoption ad with the band. You can check out an interview with the band members here.

The ad highlights the thousands of unwanted dogs – and cats – who end up in shelters and refuges every year and how many of them must be euthanised because there simply aren’t enough good homes for them and because life in a small cage is no … Read more.