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.
The ferocious tsunami in Japan
, caused by one of the largest earthquakes on record, surged several miles inland and claimed the lives of thousands of people and countless animals. PETA Asia-Pacific
has sent staffers to some of the hardest-hit areas along the eastern coast to offer aid.
The key to protecting ourselves and our animal companions in any kind of disaster is being prepared. PETA US offers a tip sheet for animal guardians on how to prepare for any type of natural disaster that may arise. Tips include having an animal … Read more.
Before coming to PETA, I worked in an animal shelter. I saw firsthand what happens to many abandoned animals who come through a shelter’s doors – and it’s heartbreaking. The consequences of the animal overpopulation crisis are tragic. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that one homeless dog is euthanised every single hour. These dogs usually lose their lives not because they are ill or old, not because they are unlovable and certainly not because they have done anything wrong – it is simply that there are just too many of them … Read more.
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The finals of the BBC’s Over the Rainbow are airing this weekend. I’ve been watching the show avidly since the beginning, but in all honesty, I don’t really have a strong opinion when it comes to who should win the role of Dorothy – it’s the auditions for the part of Toto that I’ve been following!
As soon as it was announced that Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber was holding auditions to find a dog to star in a one-off gala performance of The Wizard of Oz, I wrote … Read more.
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Because most people love their animal companions and want to do their best for them, it’s easy to forget that animal companions, too, can be the victims of routine, profit-driven cruelty. Buying animals can have terrible consequences for cats and dogs in animal shelters, but that’s not the only problem. There is a lot of money to be made from the “pet” trade, and that means that animals are going to suffer, just as they do in factory farming and other industries that consider animals to be sources of … Read more.