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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.


  • 31
  • Aug

‘Animal Abusers Are Cowards’, Says Rugby Star

Last Sunday in County Antrim, Ireland, someone set fire to a 3-year-old border collie, leaving her with extensive burns. This despicable act elicited a reaction from British and Irish Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris, who is today calling for people to come forward with information.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says Ferris. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them. Anyone capable of dousing an innocent animal in petrol and setting him on fire also shows a frightening lack of empathy and respect for life. It’s so … 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.


  • 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.


  • 08
  • Sep

Colombiana Star Michael Vartan Talks Puppy Love

As Danny Delanay in blockbuster smash Colombiana, and Dr Tom Wakefield on US TNT’s hit hospital drama, HawthoRNe, Michael Vartan sees that his patients get the very best care. Off-camera, it’s his dog, Millie, who gets all the TLC. In a new video for PETA, Michael reminds guardians that dogs are members of the family and deserve our time and attention.

“It’s really easy to make a huge difference in your dog’s life”, he says. “I just try and involve [Millie] as much as I can in my everyday activities.”… Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Hurricane Irene Hits Virginia, PETA US Helps Save Local Animals

Amidst severe flooding and heavy rain, PETA US staffers have been out in force responding to emergency animal cases as a result of Hurricane Irene which has so far killed more than 10 people and countless animals and left an estimated 2 million people without power.

What follows is an account from Ingrid Newkirk – PETA US’s Founder:

It’s Sunday morning. Our building is in tatters, and two of our vehicles have cried “Uncle,” but we have two more vehicles, and they and our emergency rescue efforts are still going strong. We

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  • 21
  • Mar

Animal Rescue Efforts Continue in Japan

PETA Asia staffer Ashley Fruno – who has been in Japan working with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki from the local group Animal Friends Niigata since last Saturday – has witnessed tremendous devastation and heartbreak since arriving in the region. But she has also seen people courageously putting their own lives at risk in order to safeguard their animal companions, and aid workers going above and beyond their mission to recover human bodies by saving animals who have miraculously survived the earthquake and tsunami.

UK citizens evacuating from Japan, as well as those fleeing from … Read more.


  • 21
  • Mar

PETA Asia-Pacific’s Rescue Efforts in Japan

The first member of an international animal rights group to reach the disaster area, PETA Asia-Pacific senior campaigner Ashley Fruno has been in Japan with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata since taking the first flight to Tokyo after the airport opened on Saturday night.

There are few signs of life in the hardest-hit areas, but Ashley and Isabella have encountered many citizens who have stayed in their badly damaged homes for days because many evacuation centers are not allowing companion animals inside. With countless people being forced to evacuate because of … Read more.


  • 16
  • Mar

Update on PETA Asia-Pacific’s Rescue Work in Japan

PETA Asia-Pacific senior campaigner Ashley Fruno has been in Japan with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata since taking the first flight to Tokyo after the airport opened Saturday night. PETA Asia-Pacific is the first international animal rights group on the ground in affected areas.

While it is apparent that most animals were swept away with their humans in the worst-affected areas, Ashley and Isabella are ready to provide food, water and care to animals abandoned when their guardians fled to evacuation centres.

They’ve provided sustenance to animals whose guardians are having a … Read more.