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.
How would children feel if Spot and Fluffy were stuffed and roasted for Christmas? That’s what we’re asking this holiday season with a new billboard that shows an animal who’s a cross between a dog and a turkey. We decided to run the billboard near Manchester schools in the hope that it will spark a dialogue between kids and their parents.
“Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they’d trade in their drumsticks for a veggie roast in a … Read more.
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.
To recognise Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell’s love of animals, Animal Rahat – an Indian organisation that helps alleviate the suffering of working animals – has gifted them a framed photograph of two adorable puppies named in honour of the superstar and his beautiful new bride.
A long-time advocate and supporter of PETA India, the Beatles legend has been associated with the organisation since its inception in 2000. “He and his late wife, Linda, were among the first supporters. Sir Paul has always been concerned about the suffering of street … Read more.
Hard to imagine that footwear involving the mutilation of millions of sheep could get any ugglier, but now tests conducted on knock-off UGG-style boots labelled as “Australian sheepskin” reveal that they were actually made of raccoon dog fur, most likely from animals confined to barbaric Chinese fur farms.
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Raccoon dogs are confined to row upon row of tiny wire cages that are exposed to the elements. Many of the animals go insane from the intensive confinement. Undercover video … Read more.
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.
Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Almost 100 PETA supporters took part in an eye-catching photo opportunity at Marble Arch in London today to demand that the government not adopt lower standards of protection for animals in laboratories when it incorporates the EU’s new directive regulating animal experiments later this year. If the government adopts the directive without changes, all animals will be affected. But dogs and cats in particular would become far more likely to be used in experiments because they would lose the special protections that Britain has given them for … Read more.
Multi-platinum recording artist Adele can melt hearts with her soulful voice, but her actions are saving lives. The singer told Radio 1 that she is leaving meat out of her repertoire.
Like many of her songs, Adele’s inspiration came from love. “Whenever I am about to eat meat, I always see my little dog’s eyes”, she said.
Adele is quite right, of course: cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens and other animals killed for food feel pain and fear, just like dogs and cats do, and it doesn’t … Read more.
After the caretaker of the only animal shelter serving a large region in Bačka Topola, Serbia, died tragically when her house burned down, 500 dogs and puppies were left to fend for themselves for weeks.
A compassionate teacher who had taken her students to the area realized that the dogs were in trouble and called PETA US for help. They put her in touch with a Serbian animal rights group, Freedom for Animals, who alerted the media to the dogs’ plight. Within a week, the Serbian government had reconnected electricity … Read more.
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Animals find new ways to astonish us every day. Wouldn’t it be great if we returned the favour by astonishing them with our compassion?
- Scientists have discovered that “sheepish” really means “brainy”.
- Dolphins and researchers have learned to speak each other’s language. Can a Rosetta Stone course be far behind?
- Perhaps those dolphins can help us translate a Compassionate Action Award into dolphinese for this pup-friendly pod who rescued a dog.
- A courageous canine has proved that true friends are there when you need them most.
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