Two turkeys’ fates hung in the balance this week, after a tacky and irresponsible publicity stunt by Oxford radio station JACK fm asked listeners to vote on whether to “keep it” or “cook it” in an online poll.
Threatening animals’ lives for the purpose of “entertainment” is unacceptable. Fortunately for these two birds – tastelessly named “Sage” and “Onion” – the poll was soon overwhelmed by thousands of people, including Brian May, who voted for a better outcome for the turkeys.
Today, we stepped in to help ensure that they will … Read more.
With help from The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, Benjy – an Irish bull previously slated for slaughter because of his reported sexual orientation – made it to Hillside Sanctuary on Sunday, where he will breathe fresh air, graze freely and never again face the threat of imminent slaughter.
Simon helped make Benjy’s rescue possible. “I believe in compassion and empathy for all living beings – regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or species. That’s why when PETA told me about ‘Benjy, the gay bull’, I felt compelled to help”, he said. “All … Read more.
The Northumberland town of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea witnessed a daring rescue recently, when a lifeboat crew sprang to the assistance of two stranded ferrets, Tootsie and Lucky.
The furry pair were huddled in the crevice of a rock off Cambois Bay, just minutes away from drowning or being swept away by the rising tide, when a life-saving volunteer arrived in the nick of time and lifted them to safety – much to the relief of the animals’ distressed guardians. As the town’s lifeboat operations manager pointed out, this is “probably the first ferret … Read more.
Changing someone’s life – for the better – is easier than you might think. Anyone can be a hero. Next time you see an animal in distress, please don’t just walk on by.
Here are a couple of stories about animal rescues that we found really inspiring – and we hope you do, too!
Our programmes manager, Yvonne, was out walking with her rescued dog, Zack, when she discovered this cutie:
Zack found her on the street between two cars. I was convinced that she was dead even after I had tapped
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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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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.
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.
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.