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  • 05
  • Jun

Bon Voyage, Sunder!

We are overjoyed to report that Sunder is FINALLY on his way to safety!

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Thousands of concerned people have been following this young elephant’s story with bated breath. Sunder endured years of abuse at the Indian temple where he was kept prisoner, and the epic campaign to rescue him has spanned more than two years.

Now, thanks to the determined efforts of PETA India, supported by PETA UK and actions from compassionate supporters around the world, Sunder has at last left his captors behind and is on the truck that will Read more.


  • 21
  • May

Heartbreaking Pics Show Sunder Is Still Suffering While He Waits to Be Moved

UPDATE: Sunder’s case was heard in the Supreme Court of India on 29 May. The court passed a judgment in favour of PETA India by ordering that Sunder should be released to an elephant-care centre in Bangalore by no later than 15 June. Read more here, and watch this space for further updates!

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Last month, PETA India won a court case to get abused elephant Sunder released to a sanctuary. Now, while Sunder waits to be transferred from the temple where he has endured years of beatings and abuse to … Read more.


  • 08
  • May

Landmark Victory! India Ends Jallikattu, Bull Races and Bullfights

This week, we’re celebrating an enlightened move that will save a huge number of animals from being abused for entertainment in India.

India’s Supreme Court has just passed a landmark judgment in favour of PETA India and the Animal Welfare Board of India, clarifying that bulls must not be used in jallikattu, bull races, bullfights or any other types of performance.

Jallikattu is a barbaric and dangerous “sport”, in which a frightened bull is “tamed” through methods that include being deliberately disoriented, having his tail twisted and bitten and being stabbed, … Read more.


  • 07
  • Apr

Court Rules That Sunder WILL Be Free!

We have some excellent news today that is bound to bring a smile to the face of anyone who has heard the story of Sunder, a young Indian elephant who has spent the last six years chained up in a temple, miserable and alone, and endured beatings and abuse.

Today, in a landmark judgment, the Honourable Bombay High Court ruled in favour of PETA India by upholding the implementation of the Joint Secretary (Forests), Government of Maharashtra’s order of August 2012 to release Sunder to a sanctuary. This is the result we’ve … Read more.


  • 30
  • Jan

Victory in India! Another Country Ends Animal Testing for Household Products

Minolta DSCIndia has decided to end animal testing for household products after extensive campaigns by PETA India, PETA UK and PETA US, which included appeals from high-profile politicians as well as lengthy discussions with PETA India’s scientist and support from scientists at PETA UK and PETA US.

This exciting news is another important milestone in the global fight to end animal testing!

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) committee responsible for determining test requirements for household products, on which PETA India’s scientist has an official seat, decided in a meeting on Wednesday to replace … Read more.


  • 18
  • Nov

Hurrah! No More Elephants to Be Enslaved by Indian Circuses

India bans use of elephants in circuses!Congratulations are in order for our friends over at PETA India today! After a nine-month-long investigation of circuses across the country revealed widespread cruelty, the Animal Welfare Board of India has just decided to end the registration of elephants for performances – effectively putting a stop to the suffering of circus elephants.

PETA India’s investigation of 15 circuses documented rampant apparent violations of animal-welfare laws, including animals dying from inadequate care, mysteriously “going missing”, denied veterinary care for injuries and being handled by drunken staff members. Elephants – who roam over … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

Would You Barbecue Someone You Knew?

Ingrid E Newkirk put herself in the place of animals who are killed for meat today – literally. During her visit to Mumbai, the PETA founder lay atop a charcoal grill to remind the world that all animals are made of flesh, bone and blood, just as humans are.

Ingrid Newkirk stars as a piece of grilled meat

Eating meat entails consuming the corpse of an animal who was once an individual with feelings and a member of a family. All animals raised for food have distinct personalities: chickens pass on culture to their chicks and have complex social hierarchies; cows … Read more.


  • 15
  • Aug

Fearless PETA Supporters Take the Edinburgh Fringe by Storm

Indian stars Poorna Jagannathan and Sapna Bhavnani are two women to be reckoned with. The renowned actor and celebrity hairstylist have both demonstrated their unerring instinct for justice in the past by starring in eye-catching ads for PETA India that slam animal testing and advocate vegetarianism. Now they’re making waves at the Edinburgh Festival with a hard-hitting new play that addresses sexual harassment in India.

Nirbhaya (the Hindi word for “fearless”) is a play inspired by the horrific gang-rape of a student on a bus in Delhi last year. It’s been … Read more.


  • 30
  • May

Air India: Cruelty Shouldn’t Fly

Last year after a face-to-face meeting, Air India officials told PETA India in writing that the airline would refuse requests to transport animals to laboratories. It was cause for celebration – or so everyone thought. But now, because of pressure from animal experimenters, Air India has backtracked on the ban and resumed shipping animals for use in cruel laboratory experiments.

In support of our friends at PETA India, PETA UK members dressed up and made a plea for animals’ lives outside the High Commission of India in London today. In protest of … Read more.


  • 14
  • May

Good News for Dolphins: India Ditches Dolphinaria!

India won't be putting dolphins in prison!Dolphins may be diving in delight this week at the fantastic news that plans to build dolphin parks in several Indian states have been scrapped following pressure from PETA India. The proposed marine parks would have condemned dolphins to spend their lives in small tanks after being torn away from their natural habitat and families. While there, they would have been forced to perform absurd tricks for human entertainment.

Three cheers for Jayanthi Natarajan, India’s Environment Minister, for making the right decision and announcing this week that her ministry will not Read more.