In a groundbreaking victory more than three decades in the making, the US military has agreed to replace the use of animals in six different areas of medical training with modern human-patient simulators – an enlightened step forward that will save countless human and animal lives.
These advanced simulators will better prepare medical personnel to treat injured soldiers and will save animals from being cut into and having hard plastic tubes repeatedly forced down their throats, among other invasive and often deadly procedures.
As reported in a Boston Globe cover story, … Read more.
A groundbreaking new bill could bring about an end to tests on animals for cosmetics products in the US!
Compassionate Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia has introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which, if passed, would make it illegal to conduct tests on animals for cosmetics in the US and to sell cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.
This would be huge. The US market is enormous and influential, so banning these cruel and archaic tests would save countless rabbits, mice, guinea pigs and other animals from having chemicals rubbed on … Read more.
Legendary musician Joan Jett has given her voice to animals for years, and her dedication to sharing the advantages of a meat-free diet is an inspiration to us all. PETA and animals are lucky to have Joan by our side.
Joan was recently honoured for educating her fans about animal rights and her continued dedication to alleviating animal suffering. A punk-rock icon and the star of PETA’s “Canada’s Club Scene Sucks” campaign, Iggy Pop, presented Joan with the Nanci Alexander Activist Award last week in Florida, and at the same time, … Read more.
The Daily Mail yesterday carried the sickening and sad story of a PETA US exposé of a major laboratory in Washington state that experiments on monkeys.
A distraught employee of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories contacted PETA US to report the suffering of monkeys used in the tests that the business performs on contract for drug and chemical companies. The Mail article paints a horrifying picture of monkeys shivering with cold because of the freezing liquids dripped into their veins, screaming and shaking while having blood taken and being tormented and terrified by the … Read more.
What do you give a beautiful and charming New York socialite for her birthday? Fur coats, of course. At her birthday luncheon today, Cornelia Guest and her well-wishers donated dozens of their own coats – made from foxes, chinchillas, rabbits, minks and other animals – to PETA US’ fur-coat giveaway program for the homeless.
PETA US Vice President Dan Mathews was on hand to collect the furs and said, “Fur used to be a uniform in high society, but that’s all changing, and nobody illustrates that better than Cornelia”.
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The late Steve Jobs may have been known for his signature black turtleneck, but it is for his green diet that he probably will be most fondly remembered by people who care about animals. The Apple cofounder, who died yesterday, was a vegetarian and a longtime health advocate who reportedly once handed out containers of carrot juice at Halloween.
We remember Jobs for so many innovative ideas, including Apple’s iPhoto facial recognition software, which recognises the faces of cats in addition to those of humans, reflecting the importance of companion animals in … Read more.
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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Thousands of Mazda6 cars in the US, Canada and Mexico have just been recalled because of the potential for spiders to build webs inside the car’s emission system, and PETA US has responded with a solution for Mazda owners creeped out by the idea of continuing to drive the spider-friendly cars – donate them!
“It’s a win-win situation for compassionate people who suffer from arachnophobia, one of the most common phobias in existence”, says PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk. “The spiders will be out of their sight, and … Read more.
PETA cares deeply about the issue of euthanasia and the work of PETA US to end the companion-animal overpopulation crisis. We are glad that you care. To read about what PETA US is doing to help unwanted animals in their own backyard and why they offer a euthanasia service, please see the following articles:
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Every animal used for vivisection suffers, and every single one is important. Perhaps, though, it is easier sometimes for people to relate when chimpanzees are used in experiments. Of course, chimpanzees are incredibly like us, making it easier for many people to empathise with their suffering, but perhaps most of all, for me, it is the length of their lives. They can live as long as we do, and the thought of anyone facing decades in a laboratory is terrible indeed.
That’s why it was so heartening to hear … Read more.