Councillors in Mascalucia, Sicily, have approved a plan to provide people who adopt a dog from the local council-funded shelter with tax breaks. Residents will be able to get 50 per cent off their rubbish disposal bill for up to three years after the day on which they adopt a dog.
Council Member Alessio Cardi says that encouraging the public to adopt dogs will result in a double benefit, saving the cost of the kennels and giving dogs safe homes.
This is an enlightened move that other cities should follow. In … Read more.
Hot on the heels of his Brit award nomination, comes a new collaboration from Naughty Boy. Along with his beloved cat, the delightfully named Naughty Bob, the musician and producer has teamed up with PETA to raise awareness of animal overpopulation.
The man behind the chart-topping single “La La La” and the bestselling album Hotel Cabana, who has worked with artists such as Chipmunk, Wiley and Leona Lewis, shows his nice side in the new ad by encouraging his fans to make sure that their animal companions are practicing … Read more.
Believe in love at first sight? For Valentine’s Day, PETA friends and staffers look back on the moment they first met their animal companions and knew they’d found “the one”.
Claire and Jiji
Jiji was my dark handsome stranger. We received an e-mail from our residents’ association asking whether anyone in the area had lost a black kitten. It turned out he was unwanted and had been dumped in the street. We went to look for him late one night and found a cold, skinny, hungry but friendly kitten. He came home … Read more.
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.
The 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.
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.
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”.
“I’m tickled to … Read more.
Our mission to find the most deserving mum and recognise her for her efforts to help animals has paid off! Julie Bowyer has been named PETA’s Most Compassionate Mum of 2012. Julie was nominated by her son, Chris, who summed up his submission by saying, “[M]y mum’s commitment to the well-being of all animals is second to none”.
“When you think of mothers, you think of nurturing, but Julie Bowyer has taken compassion for others to a whole new level”, says PETA’s Ben Williamson. “PETA is very pleased to recognise Julie’s extraordinary … Read more.