• Sep
  • 05

Understanding the Misunderstood: Purebreds and Mixed-Breed Dogs

This is an issue all over the world: the pervasive myth that purebreds are “superior” to mixed-breed dogs. As someone who has never owned and …

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  • Aug
  • 20

The Green Road Around India: Your Guide to Vegan Food Across the Country

If you travel to India, you’ll want to be up to date on the varieties of food that are available! Especially for vegetarians and vegans, …

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  • Aug
  • 18

The Pinoy Barbecue: Vegan Style

Barbecues are a favorite summer pastime, not just in the Philippines but also around the world. The only problem is that many staple dishes of …

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  • Aug
  • 14

Eating Vegan 101 in the Philippines

Although the Philippines’ traditional cuisine is largely characterized by meat and fish dishes accompanied by rice, there are many ways to experience authentic Filipino food …

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  • Aug
  • 11

Considering a Companion Animal? Reflect on These Questions Before You Commit

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The first thing that you should keep in mind before deciding to open your home to a companion animal is location. Consider the following:…

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  • Aug
  • 08

Astonishing Animal Facts

Read this post, and you’ll be even more in love with animals than you already are!

  1. Clams are complicated. They can change gender once during

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  • Aug
  • 06

25 Reasons You Should Never Fly Air France

Air France is the only major airline in the world that still ships monkeys to their deaths in laboratories. Here’s how it happens:

1. Every …

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  • Aug
  • 04

Get Your Six-Pack Back in 5 Easy Steps

Face it: After the winter, your abs may look less like a six-pack and more like a beer keg. But whether you want to get …

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  • Aug
  • 01

14 Shocking Seal Slaughter Photos

Are you ready to help stop the seal slaughter? Please write to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the ambassador of the Canadian Embassy nearest

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  • Aug
  • 01

Writing for Animals: Tips You Need to Know

Often the pen—or computer—really is mightier than the sword. And you don’t have to be Shakespeare! Writing letters to newspapers, businesses, and legislators is an …

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  • Jun
  • 18

Found Nemo. Finding Dory. Saving Tilikum.

To avoid supporting the cruelty of zoos and aquariums and the conditions that animals confined to those facilities are forced to endure, compassionate parents and …

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  • Jun
  • 16

The Truth About Halal Meat

Halal meat has been making headlines around the world recently, with revelations that several major UK restaurants have been “secretly” selling it to customers. Here’s …

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  • Jun
  • 12

Victory! Cruel Fetish Animal Torturer Sentenced to Prison

In the United States last week, Ashley Richards was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of cruelty to animals. …

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  • Jun
  • 10

Get a Feel for Angora

Imagine having your hair ripped out while you scream in pain. Anyone who’s ever been to a waxing salon is probably shuddering right now—you know …

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  • Jun
  • 06

Appalling Animal Attraction: Beppu Jigoku

It’s the one attraction that Beppu, Japan, is known for. The Beppu Jigoku, or “hells” in English, are eight natural hot springs that hundreds of …

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  • May
  • 30

“It Was Raining Pigeons”: Millions Die in Taiwan Sea Races

More than a million homing pigeons die every year during Taiwan’s seasonal pigeon races, grueling sets of seven races over the open ocean from …

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  • May
  • 21

Malang the Crocodile Swims Free, Once Again

After Malang, a freshwater crocodile who was rumored to be the largest ever caught, was illegally trapped in Liguasan Marsh, PETA sent an urgent plea …

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  • May
  • 19

China Southern Airlines Fined for Illegally Shipping Monkeys to Labs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined China Southern Airlines U.S.$11,600 for illegally shipping 1,380 monkeys over a six-month period in 2013 from breeding facilities …

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  • May
  • 02

Start an Animal Rights Group in 5 Easy Steps

Doing outreach solo is a great way to help animals, but by forming a local animal rights group, you can increase your effectiveness and your …

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  • Apr
  • 30

Protected: Powerful Video Shows the True Pain of the Angora Industry

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  • Apr
  • 30

Five Tips for the Traveling Vegan

Have you got a holiday coming up that you’re super-excited about, until you realize that staying vegan while traveling could potentially be the hardest thing …

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  • Apr
  • 28

Factory Farming Is Killing You

Factory farms kill billions of animals and devastate the Earth—but they may be poisoning your body in ways that you don’t even realize. Check out …

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  • Apr
  • 24

Why You Shouldn’t Buy ‘Pet’ Birds

This article was written by peta2 staffer Whitney Calk.

When I was 9 years old, my parents bought me a cockatiel for Christmas from a …

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  • Apr
  • 07

Help Animals by Watching Movies With Friends!

Activism comes in many different forms. Sometimes it can be as simple as watching movies with friends and family members and having conversations about them …

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  • Apr
  • 03

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cows

Cows are smart, social, and sensitive. Check out this video from PETA U.S., and see for yourself!

Posted by Jason Baker…

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  • Mar
  • 24

Foods That Pack a Protein Punch

The average man over the age of 18 needs 56 grams of protein daily, but people eating a Western diet (which is on the rise …

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  • Mar
  • 22

Victory! China Southern Airlines Ends Shipments of Primates to Labs

Today is a day for celebration! A senior official from China Southern Airlines (CSA) has just sent an e-mail to PETA US announcing that the …

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  • Mar
  • 21

How Monkeys Go From Jungles to Labs

Ever wonder how monkeys from places such as Asia and Africa end up caged in laboratories? PETA U.S.’ infograph lets you see the horrific journey …

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  • Mar
  • 21

Troops Aid Stranded Camel

When PETA Asia received a report of a camel who had fallen into a tank ditch surrounding Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, Afghanistan, they didn’t …

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  • Mar
  • 18

Victory! Tokyo Disneyland Stops Selling Fur

Compassionate visitors to Tokyo Disneyland no longer have to worry about being confronted with items made of fur. That’s because after learning from PETA …

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  • Mar
  • 17

Gross Things in Meat (Infographic)

Everyone knows that meat’s not green, that it’s the product of cruelty to animals, and that it raises your risk of cancerstrokes, and …

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  • Mar
  • 14

Clover’s Story: Adopting an Older Animal

Clover was already well into her twilight years when she was rescued from being butchered and taken in by The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

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  • Mar
  • 12

PETA Receives Award for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Work

PETA was recently invited to speak about our work with helping animals in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan at the celebration of the Philippines’ Bureau …

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  • Mar
  • 10

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pigs

You won’t believe what pigs can do when we don’t eat them. Check out this PETA U.S. video to learn more.

Posted by Jason Baker…

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  • Feb
  • 21

Push Pull Cambodia: A Cow-Friendly Company

“Ikat” is a term that describes a special textile dyeing technique that is used to create beautiful, unique patterns. Ikat is an intricate, delicate process …

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  • Feb
  • 19

Tabling in 5 Easy Steps

“Tabling”—or setting up a table with resources about animal issues—is an effective way to engage the public and provide people with information about animal rights. …

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  • Feb
  • 18

Animal Rights: An Intersectional Issue

Sometimes the animal rights movement is unfairly branded as being irrelevant to other pursuits of justice or, worse, in opposition to other social-justice causes. I’ve …

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  • Feb
  • 14

Feeding Your Body and Your Bank Account

Despite people’s differences, we are all born with the instinct to eat. We eat for reasons of hunger, tradition, celebration, comfort, enjoyment, and, let’s face …

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  • Feb
  • 13

Pam Anderson Makes Heartfelt Plea to China Southern Airlines

Photo: EMMAPhotographic

VICTORY! A senior official from China Southern Airlines has announced that the airline will immediately “stop transporting live primates for laboratory experiments on

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  • Feb
  • 13

Animal Testing: A Case of Philosophical Inconsistency

Currently, millions of animals are enduring painful and frightening procedures in the name of beauty and science. Animal experimentation is conducted by a number of …

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  • Feb
  • 12

My Part in a PETA Victory

This article was written by PETA U.S. Action Team Coordinator Tiffany Rose.

My knees are bent and pulled tightly to my chest, and yet …

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  • Feb
  • 10

‘Snow Bunnies’ at the Sochi Winter Olympics: Champions Don’t Wear Fur!

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are here, and while the eyes of the world are on the Russian city of Sochi, PETA U.K. seized the …

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  • Feb
  • 06

Take the Time to Truly See Animals

For all of us who love animals, we like to think that we do our best for them. But have we become so accustomed to …

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  • Feb
  • 05

15 Things You Need to Know Before Buying That Sweater

1. About 25 percent of the world’s wool comes from Australia.

2. Young lambs’ ears are hole-punched, their tails are chopped off, and the males …

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  • Feb
  • 03

Vegan Bodybuilder Proves You Can Be Buff at 78

Check out vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris—Elton John’s ex-bodyguard—in a new ad from PETA U.S. urging people to go vegan in order to improve their …

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  • Jan
  • 31

Foodie Fridays: Dumplings for the Chinese New Year

For ethical and health reasons, many people are making the switch to a vegan diet, and the new year is a great time to …

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  • Jan
  • 29

500 Dolphins Slaughtered in Taiji, Japan

Five hundred dolphins were driven into the infamous cove in Taiji, Japan, for the annual dolphin slaughter. In response to international outrage over the “hunt,” …

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  • Jan
  • 22

Movie in Review: Blackfish

Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish is an emotionally riveting documentary that exposes the horrible truth about marine theme parks and aquariums. It introduces the audience to Tilikum, …

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  • Jan
  • 20

More Major Retailers Drop Angora Wool

Retail giants Forever 21 and Eddie Bauer are the latest companies to confirm that they are permanently banning products made with angora wool. The move …

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  • Jan
  • 14

Animals Lose Friend and Defender

Dr. Mel examining Mali at the Manila Zoo

It is with a heavy heart that PETA begins this new year by saying goodbye to a …

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  • Jan
  • 08

5 Photos That Will Change How You Feel About Snakes

Snakes are beautiful and remarkable animals who have an unearned negative reputation. Some people have even come to fear these stunning animals, but in reality …

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  • Jan
  • 06

Jonas Von Essen: Remember to Go Vegan!

The 23-year-old Jonas Von Essen from Sweden has just become the World Memory Champion, scoring the highest number of points ever recorded, with feats …

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  • Jan
  • 03

Major International Retailers Halt Angora Production

Hurrah! PVH Corp.—the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD, ARROW, Van Heusen, and other brands—has confirmed that …

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  • Dec
  • 19

8 Reasons to Adopt—Not Buy—Dogs

Can you teach a human new tricks? We think so, which is why we’re going to let these clever canines attempt to teach you why …

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  • Dec
  • 18

Stand Up and Stand Out: Holding a Demonstration to Help Animals

Holding a demonstration is a fun, effective, and easy way to show people how animals are abused on factory farms, on fur farms, …

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  • Dec
  • 16

Absolut Vodka Taiwan to Stop Using Animals

After a whistleblower notified PETA that Absolut Vodka Taiwan used about 60 live fighting fish in bottles as part of a wall decoration during an …

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  • Dec
  • 13

Foodie Fridays: Spicy Vegan Laksa

Let’s plunge back into the delectable world of spices and coconut milk in Southeast Asia—because it’s just so good. Laksa, an iconic street food known …

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  • Dec
  • 10

10 Reasons to Leave Angora on the Rack

The next time that you’re out shopping for new clothes, please take the time to read the label on that sweater or scarf. If it …

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  • Dec
  • 04

PETA Still Helping Animals After Typhoon Haiyan

Note: This blog has been updated since posting to include the recent happenings from PETA’s work in Palawan. Read on!

PETA Asia, which has had …

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  • Nov
  • 29

Foodie Fridays: When Italian food meets coconut cream …

It might be obvious, but Italy has a long tradition of eating pasta. Most people in the country eat pasta pretty much every single day …

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  • Nov
  • 28

PETA Aids Animals in War-Torn Zamboanga

Animals don’t belong to religions or have nationalities, and they own no bombs or guns—yet they often suffer in our wars. After the Zamboanga crisis, PETA …

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  • Nov
  • 26

Proposed Regulation in China Could Mean Fewer Cosmetics Tests on Animals

In a new development, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has proposed a change that could allow some cosmetics companies to stop conducting cruel,

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  • Nov
  • 15

O&M and PETA Take Home the Gold

We knew from the moment that we saw it that Ogilvy & Mather’s (O&M) creative and provocative art installation “Fur Hurts” was one of the …

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  • Nov
  • 14

PETA Strikes the Right Chord at Midi Music Fest

PETA staffers and volunteers were out front and center when the Midi Music Festival—China’s longest-running music event—hit Shanghai for a three-day run in October. Thousands …

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  • Nov
  • 11

Save Endangered Animals Every Time You Eat

Every year, at least 10,000 species go extinct—and once they’re gone, there gone forever. Many of us work to help endangered species by shopping for …

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  • Nov
  • 08

Foodie Fridays: Spaghetti and ‘Neatballs’

When I was little, I saw Lady and the Tramp and fell in love with spaghetti and meatballs. Flash-forward to my teenage self learning the …

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  • Nov
  • 07

Another Dog Dies: Why Animals Aren’t Meant for Cargo Holds

When a passenger decided to travel with his beloved dogs, an adult and a puppy named Shon, he had no choice but to fly both …

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  • Nov
  • 06

Daniel Henney Fights Against Animal Homelessness in New PETA Ads

Actor and model Daniel Henney has recently taken on a very different kind of role: helping to end the homeless dog and cat crisis. …

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  • Nov
  • 01

Foodie Fridays: Coconut Chickpea Curry

Curry knows no boundaries. While famous around the world in places like India and Thailand, plenty of other countries get a grade-A mark when …

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  • Oct
  • 30

A Call to Arms for Octopuses

We all know that eating animals is bad for our health, but eating octopuses takes this problem to an all-new level. That’s because some …

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  • Oct
  • 28

Surabaya ‘Death’ Zoo Kills Again

An endangered female Bornean orangutan is dead, the latest victim of the notoriously cruel Surabaya Zoo. Nanik apparently suffered for weeks before dying at the

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  • Oct
  • 25

Foodie Fridays: Pumpkin ‘Oh, My God’ Risotto

Risotto! How many times have we said “Mmmm” just thinking about it? And of course, it can be made vegan. Here is my favorite …

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  • Oct
  • 24

Mixed Message at School Celebration

PETA Asia representatives were recently invited to a school in Manila to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi—the patron saint of animals—as well …

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  • Oct
  • 08

Mauritius Steps Backward: The Country’s First Animal Welfare Bill Legalizes Vivisection

The fact that the European Union, India, and Israel have banned animal testing for cosmetics gives us hope that dripping chemicals into rabbits’ eyes and …

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  • Oct
  • 03

U.K.’s Fortnum & Mason Continues to Sell ‘Torture in a Tin’

With stores located in the U.K. and Japan, retailer Fortnum & Mason prides itself on luxury, class, and a royal standard—but the conditions for geese …

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  • Oct
  • 02

A Tribute to Grace

It’s with sadness (but no regret) that we had to have Grace euthanized earlier this week because of a fatal heart condition. Many of you …

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  • Sep
  • 25

Strike a Chord for Animal Rights

Many notable public figures have spoken out for animals, and a lot of them have been musicians. It’s not just their lyrics that are …

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  • Sep
  • 24

Vegan Eats Take Over Taipei

The sea, the flowers, the mountains, one of the tallest buildings in the world—there are a lot of reasons to visit Taipei, but the best …

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  • Sep
  • 19

Animal Rights: A Growing Movement in China

Participants at a PETA activist meeting in Shanghai

China has the world’s second largest economy and is home to one-sixth of the world’s population. It’s …

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  • Sep
  • 13

Foodie Fridays: Chili

American-style chili has a long history and is synonymous with secret family recipes, cook-off competitions, and cowboys—this hearty and spicy stew has impressed people the …

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  • Sep
  • 12

The Intern Experience: Briony Thompson

Briony and Christmas

For a long time, I have wanted a meaningful career in which I can work, even in the smallest of ways, to …

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  • Sep
  • 11

8 Reasons You Should Never Declaw!

The cuteness of tiny cat paws tiptoeing across your kitchen counter can be giggle-inducing. Cats seem like little fluff balls of joy as they chase …

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  • Sep
  • 06

Foodie Fridays: Vegan Sushi

Sushi! Many people think that to eat sushi, you have to eat fish—WRONG! You can fill sushi rolls with anything you like, and a happy …

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  • Sep
  • 05

Get Bleating!

Have you ever dreamed of a one-stop website and social network for everything vegan? Dream no more! Bleat is exactly what we’ve all been …

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  • Aug
  • 29

Does ‘Test-Tube’ Chicken Solve the Problem of Meat?

The world’s first “test-tube” burger was unveiled earlier this month. It sounds very futuristic! And to many people, it seems a little bit weird.…

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  • Aug
  • 28

Victory! Watch These Bears Take Their First Free Steps!

Right now, 11 bears are getting used to the natural and fantastic feeling of grass beneath their paws. Eleven bears who had languished in tiny …

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  • Aug
  • 20

PETA Helps Animals in Flooded Philippine Capital

PETA Asia’s Manila campaigns office closed today due to a power outage in our building. Our staffers took to the streets to help animals affected …

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  • Aug
  • 16

Be a Superhero for Animals

Edwina volunteering at a farm sanctuary

Some of my friends have called me “Super-Vegan.” In fact, at a costume party, I once indulged the idea …

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  • Aug
  • 14

China Sets Trend for New Vegetarians Worldwide

Fifty million: That’s more than the entire population of Australia, Canada, or Spain, and it’s also the number of vegetarians in China. And get …

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  • Aug
  • 09

Victory for Animals! India Bans Dolphinariums

India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests advised state governments to ban any entertainment that involves the capture and confinement of cetaceans, including dolphinariums. The …

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  • Aug
  • 01

16 Photos That Will Change Your Life

Have you considered going vegan? Take a look at the following 16 photos to see why animals deserve to live—and not end up on anyone’s …

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  • Jul
  • 30

The Intern Experience: Liselle Finlay

Liselle and other PETA interns exploring a local tourist attraction

Now this was a happy accident.

During a casual perusal of the PETA website, I …

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  • Jul
  • 26

Ride Bikes, Not Animals

On the tourist trail, it’s common to see decrepit horses, shackled elephants, and crippled camels used for rides.

Seeing animals exploited for transport is heartbreaking. …

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  • Jul
  • 25

10 Reasons Not to Eat Fish

  1. It hurts: Fish have brains and nervous systems that sense pain just like other animals do. Period.
  2. Mercury, arsenic, lead: Actually, that’s three reasons, and

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  • Jul
  • 24

Food Review: Sagada, the Philippines

Sagada made for a refreshing weekend escape. The hills of rice terraces and mountain views were a welcome change of scenery from the smoky, gray …

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  • Jul
  • 19

Paul McCartney Joins the Chorus for Mali’s Transfer

Perhaps the world’s most famous singer and songwriter is stepping up to help one of the world’s loneliest elephants. Acclaimed rock-and-roller Paul McCartney has penned …

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  • Jul
  • 18

Extremely Vegan—Examining the ‘Extreme Vegan’ Debate

Google the phrase “extreme vegan” or any combination including those words, and you’ll discover some strikingly different opinions. There are those who jump at the …

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  • Jul
  • 15

Apps and Resources for the Traveling Vegan

Whether you’re at home or abroad, a huge number of apps and online resources can easily help you track down delicious vegan meals. Learn your …

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  • Jul
  • 12

5 Cool Things About Cockroaches

In a big city, you’re bound to become familiar with cockroaches. At our office here in Manila, we’ve all had the opportunity to make …

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  • Jul
  • 10

Victory! Citing PETA Pressure, Philippine Airlines Stops Shipping Primates to Labs

Over the past few months, PETA, its international affiliates, and compassionate people around the world have been ramping up our campaign against Philippine Airlines. It …

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  • Jul
  • 05

Foodie Fridays: Vegan BLTs – ‘Bacon,’ Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches

This recipe is actually for a BLTA, made with asparagus, but once you get the hang of it, you can make any variation …

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  • Jul
  • 04

Top 5 Vegan Beauty Secrets Found in Your Kitchen

Tucked away in your kitchen cupboards are some of the Earth’s best-kept beauty secrets. These readily available items can be used to make over your …

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  • Jul
  • 03

‘Be the Change': It’s Not Just a Saying!

Update: Victory – Philippine Airlines recently issued a statement banning the shipping of primates to laboratories. 

I know I’m not the first person to say …

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  • Jun
  • 28

Foodie Fridays: Vietnamese Stir-Fried Rice Noodles (Pho)

We have all heard of or even tried Vietnamese rice noodle soup (Pho). Today’s recipe offers a little twist on the classic use of rice …

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  • Jun
  • 26

Get Active for Animals From Home

Want to help animals? Being a superhero for animals doesn’t mean that you have to be a “Lettuce Lady” or that you have to pound …

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  • Jun
  • 21

Foodie Fridays: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Making stuffed grape leaves is an art form—and I like to think that eating them is, too. It doesn’t matter what you call them—dolmades, dawali, …

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  • Jun
  • 20

Alleged Cruel Crush Video Producers Standing Trial in Philippines

It’s true: One person really can make a difference. In 2011, PETA received a report from a concerned citizen about several disturbing “crush” videos—violent …

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  • Jun
  • 18

Philippine Airlines Caught Lying About Cruel Monkey Transport

Update: Victory – Philippine Airlines recently issued a statement banning the shipping of primates to laboratories. 

For months now, Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been ignoring …

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  • Jun
  • 14

Foodie Fridays: The Best Darn Gyros Ever

In my house growing up, gyros (pronounced “yeer-ohs,” for the unfamiliar) were a family favorite. Hot pita bread, cool cucumber sauce, and the most delectable …

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  • Jun
  • 13

Not So Many Fish in the Sea

I’ve been a certified open-water diver for more than a month now, but I can already attest that it is absolutely a different world down …

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  • Jun
  • 11

Who Are the Sexiest Ones of All? Vote Now!

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who are the sexiest ones of all? When it comes to the hottest vegetarian celebrities out there, we …

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  • Jun
  • 07

Foodie Fridays: Sweet Corn Soup

Sweet corn soup is the perfect treat to help you cool down on a hot summer day. This easy recipe tastes delicious, takes only a …

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  • Jun
  • 06

Oslob’s Big Catch

The Philippines is a tropical country with 7,107 islands. It is blessed with lush vegetation, diverse fauna, long stretches of beach, and many different landforms. …

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  • Jun
  • 05

Cruelty Uncovered: Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo

Bandung Zoo, in Indonesia, opened in the 1930s, and it appears to have changed little since then. The zoo cages almost 2,000 animals, all of …

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  • May
  • 31

The Ugly Side of UGGs

UGGs: You either love ‘em or think they are the, er, ugliest footwear ever made. But there is pain involved in the production of every …

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  • May
  • 29

Bear Bile: A Life and Death Sentence

Imagine spending your entire life in a prison—a prison where your cell is so small and cramped that you can’t lift your head, turn around, …

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  • May
  • 28

PETA Asks Philippine Airlines to Deplane Monkeys

Update: Victory – Philippine Airlines recently issued a statement banning the shipping of primates to laboratories. 

Despite the incessant calls and letters from PETA supporters, …

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  • May
  • 24

Foodie Fridays: 5 Vegan Recipe Sites That Will Change Your World

Looking to brush up on your vegan cooking skills? Want to impress your omnivorous family with some downright delicious vegan grub? Already tried, tested, and …

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  • May
  • 22

I Didn’t Know Animals Could Do That!

The following graphic shows some of the things that we have in common with our animal friends—and some of the differences that humans can only …

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  • May
  • 21

Taal Volcano—Lazy Tourism

Taal Volcano and Taal Lake are truly beautiful natural wonders that can be found in the Philippines. Taal Volcano is located in the province of …

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  • May
  • 17

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pigeons


Famed American film director Woody Allen described pigeons as “rats with wings”—but, hey, we love rats! In much of the world, pigeons are seen …

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  • May
  • 15

The Intern Experience: Milena Konig

Since I was a little girl, I have always loved animals and had a keen interest in animal rights, and I first decided that I …

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  • May
  • 12

Emily Deschanel Exposes Cruel Dairy Industry

Mother cows produce milk for the same reason that human mothers do—to feed their babies. In this new video, American actor Emily Deschanel exposes how …

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  • May
  • 10

Foodie Fridays: Moroccan Eggplant and Chickpea Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, filling, and healthy salad recipe, then look no further! This salad is perfect on its own or with …

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  • May
  • 08

Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Dead at Surabaya Zoo

Surabaya Zoo has once again entered the spotlight after the death of a Sumatran tiger, while another lies near death in critical condition. Sumatran …

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  • May
  • 07

Pam Anderson Makes Passionate Plea for Mali

Beauty, brains, and a big heart for animals—Pam Anderson has it all. A long-time PETA supporter, Pam is once again standing up for animals, …

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  • May
  • 03

Food in Review: The Alternative, El Nido, Palawan

It was our first trip to Palawan. We had made it to the sleepy little town of El Nido, and now we were hungry. Thankfully, …

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  • May
  • 01

The Bloody Faces of Ivory

There is no mistaking the bodies of elephants poached for ivory: They have no face.

Only two-thirds of an elephant’s tusk is visible, with the …

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  • Apr
  • 30

What Is Your Animal Companion Saying?

We owe it to our animal companions to learn a little “dogese” or “catish,” so here are the meanings of some of the most common …

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  • Apr
  • 25

The Intern Experience: Josceline Cluff

Much of my life so far, at school and university, I’ve drifted through placidly, told that I was doing something I “should” do but with …

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  • Apr
  • 24

Lolong’s Death Is a Warning: End Captivity

What do we all want out of life? Happiness? Comfort? Freedom? Swimming the lush marshlands of an area sanctioned as a crocodile reserve in the …

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  • Apr
  • 22

Be a Superhero: Save the Planet

You don’t have to have superpowers to save millions of lives and the planet—you just need to be vegan.

Save the Sea
In the …

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  • Apr
  • 19

Foodie Fridays: Banana Rhapsody—the Ultimate Bread

Bananas are good no matter how you eat them. Fresh, fried, baked, or boiled, they hit the spot. Packed full of nutrients and vitamins, this …

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  • Apr
  • 15

Animal Agriculture Is Full of Gas

It may be an “inconvenient toot,” but cows and other animals raised for food fart and burp massive quantities of greenhouse gasses—so much so that …

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  • Apr
  • 12

Philippine Airlines: Alone in the Dark Ages

Update: Victory – Philippine Airlines recently issued a statement banning the shipping of primates to laboratories. 

Almost every major airline in the world – including …

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  • Apr
  • 11

Meet Claire Fryer: PETA Australia’s Lean, Green, Vegan Machine

Claire Fryer, PETA Australia’s campaign coordinator, may be a pussycat by day, but she’s a raging tiger by night. She’s an accomplished fighter in boxing, …

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  • Apr
  • 04

Horse-Drawn Cruelty

The cruel and inhumane horse-drawn carriage industry torments and abuses countless horses throughout many of the world’s largest cities, including Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, …

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  • Apr
  • 02

Top 10 Tuesday: Things You Didn’t Know About PETA

Think you know all that there is to know about PETA? Think again! The following are some fun facts about us that may come as …

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  • Mar
  • 29

Healthy Living in a Nutshell

Nuts have the ability to boost your memory and your ability to recall details, eliminate a headache, ease stress, reduce anxiety, lower cholesterol, reduce the …

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  • Mar
  • 28

Sculptures Show True Pain of Fur Industry

PETA Asia has teamed up with Ogilvy & Mather to take its anti-fur campaign to new levels. The leading ad agency created a provocative art …

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  • Mar
  • 26

Myth: Wool Doesn’t Hurt

I learned about wool at the county fair in my hometown. I was standing inside a barn at the fair when the sheep shearing contest …

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  • Mar
  • 22

Foodie Fridays: 5 Incredible and Edible Egg Alternatives

Can you believe this omelet is made from tofu?

Is the Easter bunny on his way to your house? Tell him to leave the eggs

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  • Mar
  • 20

Sri Lankan Beauty Asks for a Second Chance for Mali

Former Miss Universe Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez, known for her beauty and acting skills, has joined the tens of thousands of compassionate people who …

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  • Mar
  • 19

Get Fit, Help Animals: Taiwan Yoga Marathon 2013

Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Are you an experienced yogi? Or are you somewhere in between? No matter which, the Taiwan Yoga Marathon

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  • Mar
  • 15

Foodie Fridays: Easy Vegan Lunchbox Ideas

Want to pack healthy, nutritious, cruelty-free school lunches for your children but aren’t sure how to get started? Give your child’s lunchbox an edge with …

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  • Mar
  • 13

Dangerously Misleading Nutrients

Many green vegetables are a great source of calcium

Food contains a multitude of nutrients and is as essential to human survival as air, yet …

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  • Mar
  • 08

World-Renowned Elephant Rehabilitator Calls for Mali’s Transfer

Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, appointed Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, has joined the call to …

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  • Mar
  • 07

Cruelty-Free Travel, Part 2: Support Ethical Adventures

Legitimate sanctuaries allow animals room to roam and don’t force them to interact with people

Ethical travelers will naturally boycott activities that exploit animals, …

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  • Mar
  • 06

Cruelty-Free Travel, Part 1: Boycotting Animal Abuse

Asia is a wonderfully diverse and beautiful continent, so it’s no surprise that it is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Traveling …

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  • Mar
  • 01

Antoine Goetschel: A Voice for Animals

There are a multitude of ways in which you can stand up for animals, and Antoine Goetschel, the world’s first state-appointed animal lawyer, is an …

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  • Feb
  • 27

End World Hunger

There’s more than enough food in the world to feed every human, so why are more than a billion people suffering from hunger? Did you …

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  • Feb
  • 21

A Vegetarian Diet …and a Lifetime of Good Health

Fauja Singh is running the 10 km race at the Hong Kong marathon this week

People call me “the Turbaned Tornado” – I’m the oldest …

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  • Feb
  • 20

A Vegan’s Seoul

Seoul is one of the most populated places in the world, and on my first trip to the megacity, I learned why it’s such a …

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  • Feb
  • 19

Joaquin Phoenix Is Drowning

Award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix struggles underwater, panic in his eyes and on his face. Joaquin has won many awards for his performances and has been …

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  • Feb
  • 13

Get ‘Mugged': Help Free Mali From a Life Sentence

Mali was still a nursing baby when she was torn from her home in Sri Lanka more than 36 years ago. Since then, Mali has …

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  • Feb
  • 12

10 Reasons Why My Dog Is My Valentine

The following article was originally posted on peta.org.

Valentine’s Day is the day when we cherish our loved ones and shower them with affection. …

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  • Feb
  • 07

Wow!

That’s all we have to say about this shocking new video, which gives fur-wearers an inside look into a parallel universe—one that animals run! The …

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  • Feb
  • 05

Stars Shine for Mali

What do Bianca Valerio, Amanda Griffin Jacob, Geneva Cruz, Daiana Menezes, Sheena Vera Cruz, Julia Sniegowski, Ornusa Cadness, …

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  • Feb
  • 04

Victory! Mali One Step Closer to Freedom

The Philippine House Committee on Natural Resources approved a resolution supporting the transfer of Mali to a sanctuary in Thailand. Although no final decision has …

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  • Feb
  • 01

Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

There’s a local market near my house where I like to buy fruits and vegetables every Saturday morning. A small market, it has just the …

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  • Jan
  • 30

Mali Petition Delivered With More Than 60,000 Signatures!

A thank-you is in order to all of you that signed the Change.org petition to help send Mali the elephant to a sanctuary. Last week, …

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  • Jan
  • 24

Maggie Q: Fight Climate Change With Diet Change

Actor Maggie Q is turning up the heat on the fight against climate change. We’ve watched her kick butt in films and television for years, …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Crazy Little Things for Love: A Guide to Vegan Wedding Planning

Impress your guests with a delicious vegan wedding cake

Cruelty-free living is important every day, especially on our big day. Whether you’re getting married on …

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  • Jan
  • 16

Save Sharks, Save the World

It’s backwards: Sharks should be afraid of humans, not the other way around. Every year, an estimated 100 million sharks are pulled from the water, …

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  • Jan
  • 16

Cruelty on Board: Air India’s Deadly Shipments

Air carriers around the world, including Cathay Pacific, DHL, FedEx, Jet Airways, Korean Air, and UPS have made the ethical and compassionate decision to refuse …

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  • Jan
  • 09

Book Review: ‘Slaughterhouse’ by Gail A. Eisnitz

In her book Slaughterhouse, author Gail A. Eisnitz exposes the shocking cruelty that goes on behind the scenes in the U.S. meat industry. The …

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  • Jan
  • 07

Investigation Reveals Hell on Earth for Animals

GCB's manager killed these rats and many others. He laughed as he grabbed these rats by the tail and slammed them against a hard plastic

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  • Jan
  • 04

Hyo-jin Kim Named PETA Ambassador for 2013

Christmas Day marked the first all–faux-fur fashion show ever held in Korea. At the landmark event—which was put on by Coexistence of Animal Rights on …

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  • Jan
  • 03

Leather-Free for Life

At the beginning of every new year, we always resolve to do better things for ourselves and for others. This year, let’s not forget the …

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  • Jan
  • 02

Monkeys Spared Use in Painful Experiments

UPDATE: Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein recently prohibited the import of monkeys for the purpose of breeding and exportation. Last year, the Supreme Court stopped

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  • Dec
  • 28

PETA US’ First-Ever Canadian of the Year: Sen. Mac Harb, Seal Champion

For being the first Canadian parliamentarian in history to introduce a bill to phase out Canada’s cruel commercial seal slaughter and for his tenacity in …

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  • Dec
  • 27

Pigeon Racing: The Deadliest Marathons

Pigeons suffer immeasurably in the horrific world of pigeon racing, where they serve only as commodities for humans’ pleasure and greed. Pigeon racing happens …

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  • Dec
  • 26

Vegan Dinner at Manila’s Fo Guang Shan Temple

Fo Guang Shan is an international Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a dinner at one of the Fo …

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  • Dec
  • 24

Good Intentions Aren’t Always Enough

Our campaigns office in Manila routinely receives calls about animal emergencies. On Wednesday at around 6:30 p.m.—during the height of rush-hour traffic, which brings the …

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  • Dec
  • 21

Food Fridays: Couscous Salad

Whenever I participate in a potluck dinner or am asked to contribute a dish to a meal shared with friends, I bring along my all-time …

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  • Dec
  • 19

Alicia Silverstone Exposes the Cruelty of Down

American actor and founder of The Kind Life, Alicia Silverstone is no stranger to helping animals in any way that she can. From her …

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  • Dec
  • 18

Book Review: ‘When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals’

Elephants are some of the most emotional beings on Earth. They love, they play, and they grieve. They seek out friends and thrive in the …

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  • Dec
  • 14

Factory Farming in 60 Seconds Flat

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, it would be easy for us all to see the horrors of the meat, dairy, and egg industries. If we …

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  • Dec
  • 13

A Tribute to Ravi Shankar

Animals lost a good friend this week with the passing of the legendary sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. It’s hard to believe he’s gone – just …

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  • Dec
  • 13

Save Greyhounds From Horrific Racing Industry

Thousands of greyhounds die every year at the hands of the cruel dog-racing industry. Even puppies are killed in the name of “selective breeding

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  • Dec
  • 12

Senator Speaks Out for Mali

Philippine Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a resolution urging the Senate to look into the condition of Mali, a 38-year-old solitary and ailing …

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  • Dec
  • 07

Foodie Fridays: Tofu Turkey With Herbed Rice Stuffing

The saddest time of the year for turkeys and many other farmed animals in the Western world, the holiday season has always revolved around food …

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  • Dec
  • 06

New Medical Report Says ‘Mali May Die’

Internationally recognized elephant expert Dr. Henry Richardson has sent an urgent letter to Manila Zoo veterinarian Dr. Donald C. Manalastas calling on him to take …

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  • Dec
  • 06

Cuteness Overload! Foxes Find Comfort in Donated Furs

Fur-bearing animals suffer unimaginably at the hands of the fur industry. PETA’s undercover investigations into Chinese fur farms have revealed the suffering that goes into …

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  • Dec
  • 05

Momentum Gains for Moving Mali

More than 50 prestigious animal protection organizations from around the globe have added their names to PETA’s call to transfer Mali—the 38-year-old solitary elephant suffering …

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  • Dec
  • 04

What Makes Renee Olstead’s Heart Break?

During a recent visit to Manila, American actor and renowned jazz singer Renee Olstead took time out from her busy schedule to pay a special …

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  • Nov
  • 30

Pearls: Cruelty Under the Sea

There is nothing beautiful about the torture and death of millions of animals. Pearls are stolen from living beings, oysters, who are exploited and murdered. …

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  • Nov
  • 28

Living With Insects: 5 Essential Tips

A little bite here, a little sting there, and you might end up tossing and turning in bed all night trying to reach that itchy …

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  • Nov
  • 27

Suan Palm Farm Nok, Thailand’s Cruel Bird Factory

In almost every corner of world, you can find horrific animal parks and appalling attractions, some of which try to fool tourists by billing …

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  • Nov
  • 23

Foodie Fridays: Ginger Up the Season

It’s that time of year again—the holiday season. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, there’s no reason not to indulge in the delicious …

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  • Nov
  • 21

The Ethics of a New World

In my many years as a vegan, a vegetarian, and an animal rights activist, I have met countless compassionate, caring people dedicated to …

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  • Nov
  • 19

‘The Hobbit': Unexpected Cruelty

New Zealand has been buzzing with excitement at the upcoming release of The Hobbit, but disturbing allegations of a slew of animal deaths on …

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  • Nov
  • 15

Get Off My Back!

Would you want to carry someone around on your back all day? How about seven days a week, 365 days a year—even during sweltering heat? …

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  • Nov
  • 14

Chinese Scientists Learn Non-Animal Testing

Thanks to a grant from PETA U.S., scientists in China are learning how to test cosmetics in a test tube instead of on animals. The …

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  • Nov
  • 13

Broken Silence 269: Branding in Israel

“Fear is fear. Blood is blood. Suffering is suffering.” These are the words that hung in the background as three activists in Tel Aviv had …

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  • Nov
  • 09

Canada’s Commercial Seal Slaughter: A Dying Industry (Infographic)

Every year, the Canadian government allows fishers in their off season to bludgeon and shoot seals to death. The U.S., the E.U., Mexico, and Russia—which …

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  • Nov
  • 07

Wildlife Woes—What to Do When Snakes Visit

Last year, snake handler Greg Shannon made headlines across Australia after he captured a 5-meter-long scrub python near the town of Ingham, Queensland. For most …

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  • Nov
  • 06

UPDATE: Egypt Clarifies Cattle Mutilations

Photo thanks to Anonymous for Animal Rights, Israel

UPDATE: PETA Australia has received assurance from the Australian government that they have communicated with the Egyptian

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  • Nov
  • 02

Foodie Fridays: Beat the Heat With Sweet Treats!

Making your own ice pops at home saves money and gives your family a healthy treat.

Hot days can be brutal, and there’s nothing more …

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  • Oct
  • 31

A Vacation to Remember

Last June, I spent a long weekend in Donsol. Although I visited the city after the infamous whale shark season had ended, I still …

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  • Oct
  • 30

No Monkey Business! Tell Airlines to Stop Transporting Monkeys to Laboratories!

UPDATE: VICTORY! United Airlines has banned the transport of primates to laboratories. The decision follows a year-long campaign by our affiliate PETA U.S. China Southern

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  • Oct
  • 26

The Intern Experience: Naomi Boscoe

I was surfing the Internet one day searching for some kind of adventure. I looked for hours at various overseas charities, orphanages, animal welfare groups, …

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  • Oct
  • 24

The Life of A Cow (Infographic)

Many people are surprised to learn that nearly all cows used for milk are born with tissue that will develop into horns. But that’s just …

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  • Oct
  • 23

Why the Caged Bird Screams

Can you imagine the feeling of flying? Imagine the wind, the sun, the freedom; imagine the whole world below you. As a child, I would …

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  • Oct
  • 19

Vegan Face Masks From the Fridge

You don’t need to pay big bucks for a spa-style vegan face mask—you can make one yourself! Making your own concoctions for your face might …

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  • Oct
  • 18

Vegan Kids: The ABCs

Raising healthy, happy vegetarian kids is easy. We all try to teach our kids about compassion, and a meat-free diet puts this virtue into practice …

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  • Oct
  • 15

Happy Birthday to PETA Asia!!

Posted by Jason Baker…

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  • Oct
  • 12

Nurture or Nature – What Makes Us Compassionate?

Like many other vegans and animal rights activists I know, no one else in my family is particularly “into” animals the way that I am. …

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  • Oct
  • 11

Music Legend Chrissie Hynde Hits VeganBurg

Chrissie Hynde, the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from my native Ohio, is a seriously devoted vegan and animal rights activist. Growing up, …

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  • Oct
  • 10

Victory! Six Malaysian Zoos Close!

After years of pushing for stronger animal protection in Malaysia, victory has come. Six Malaysian zoos have been closed after inspections by the Department of …

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  • Oct
  • 05

The Bad Buzz of Honey

Most people are unaware that billions of bees are tortured, imprisoned, and factory farmed during the collection of honey for human consumption. We often don’t …

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  • Oct
  • 03

There Are Bugs in My Snacks!

Something I’ve noticed as a long-time vegan is the dilemma that lots of people have about whether they actually want to know what they are …

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  • Oct
  • 02

Foie Gras: A Closer Look

Birds on foie gras farms don't have the ability to engage in natural behaviors, like flapping their wings, preening themselves, or swimming.

On the heels …

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  • Sep
  • 28

Caring for Your Companion Animal

Many of us have cats, dogs, or other animals as companions. Most people should realize that companion animals are a part of our families …

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  • Sep
  • 26

Shanghai: World Cuisine for Vegans

After spending several months in a relatively small town in China, I found myself definitely craving international foods. I longed for falafel, Indian curry, even …

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  • Sep
  • 25

The Intern Experience: JiaYi Ng

After my professor announced that a two- to six-month internship is a compulsory part of the course credits, I spent much of the evening scouring …

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  • Sep
  • 21

Tagaytay: Beautiful Views, Harsh Realities for Horses

When I think about the Philippines, I envision a tropical paradise with clear water, fresh fruit, friendly people, and cute, fuzzy, big-eyed animals. This …

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  • Sep
  • 20

Dr. Jane Goodall: “The Manila Zoo Has Failed Mali”

President Benigno Aquino III has received a personal letter from world-renowned animal conservation expert Dr. Jane Goodall. Goodall wrote to the president to support …

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  • Sep
  • 19

Run a Race for Animals!

What has 2,000 legs, 1,000 hearts, and infinite passion? PETA U.S.’ PETA Pack team! Every year, animal advocates all around the world join together and …

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  • Sep
  • 18

Beauty and the Vegan

Meat is murder. Leather and fur kill. Animal experimentation is evil. We all know these things, but we need to beware of cruel animal ingredients …

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  • Sep
  • 17

‘B’ Is for Breeding, ‘S’ Is for Slaughter

A world in which no animals are slaughtered for food can only be a good thing for human health, the environment, and, of course, animals. …

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  • Sep
  • 14

Foodie Fridays: Quick Snacks Vegan-Style

Life can be crazy. When you get home from a long day at work or school, the last thing you want to do is cook …

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  • Sep
  • 12

Would You Rather Be a Fish?

According to the classic song “Would You Like to Swing on a Star?” a fish won’t do anything but swim in a brook. It’s a …

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  • Sep
  • 11

Wondering About a Vegan Diet? (Infographic)

Want to know how to be healthy and cruelty-free? No worries—eating vegan is easy!

Are you ready to eat healthy? Pledge to go vegan for

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  • Sep
  • 07

Foodie Fridays: Veganized – The Weekend Omelet

I often find myself helping friends veganize their favorite foods. It’s a passion—I love seeing their faces light up as they discover cruelty-free versions of …

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  • Sep
  • 04

Peace in the Pack

Photo credit: PETA US

One reason animal-shelter workers often hear for the surrender of a dog or cat is, “He or she didn’t get along …

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  • Aug
  • 30

Crates and Cages: Prison for Dogs

Sadly, it’s quite common for people to use crates or cages to house their dogs for 12, 15, or even 24 hours a day. The …

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  • Aug
  • 29

The Intern Experience: Ashleigh Day

As a small child, I always thought that “change” was obtainable. If something was wrong, the answer seemed simple: Just change it! Soon, however, after …

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  • Aug
  • 28

Fry’s Vegan Treasures in the Frozen-Food Section

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian and you normally bypass the frozen-food section of the supermarket, then you may be missing out on some delicious …

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  • Aug
  • 22

Urgent Alert: Ask Taiwan to Introduce a Dedicated Animal Protection Agency

In September, the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan is going to review various proposals, including one that asks for the establishment of an independent animal protection …

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  • Aug
  • 21

A Big Fat Catholic Vegetarian Wedding

Photo credit: Rosina Dibello

I was so excited when I was invited to my friend’s wedding in Southern Italy a couple of years ago. My …

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  • Aug
  • 20

PETA and PAWS Team Up to Help Flood Victims in the Philippines

When heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Haikui pounded the capital, leading to evacuations in many communities, PETA Asia, which has a campaigns office …

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  • Aug
  • 16

Hong Kong’s Vegan Delights

Visiting Hong Kong for only two days left me with some tough decisions regarding what I should and shouldn’t do with my limited time. One …

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  • Aug
  • 15

Cracking Down on Animal Abuse in Vietnam

Vietnam was recently ranked the worst nation for wildlife crimes out of a list of 23 countries in a survey undertaken by the World Wildlife …

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  • Aug
  • 13

Urgent Alert: Ask Malaysian Authorities to Crack Down on Puppy Killers

Malaysians are outraged by a recent heartless attack on a dog named Kanilla in Cyberjaya, Malaysia—and they want their government to know about it!

A …

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  • Aug
  • 09

Off the Beaten Path—A Guide to Vegan Backpacking

Setting out for a round-the-world backpacking trip? Hitting the open road with a map and your hiking boots? There are a lot of people who …

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  • Aug
  • 08

Be the Perfect Vegan Dinner Guest

Vegans are often easy to please when it comes to catering because our main concern is that whatever is served is free of animal products.…

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  • Aug
  • 06

Students and Church Back Presidential Directive to Free Mali

The Most Rev. José S. Palma, archbishop of Cebu and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, recently spoke out in support of …

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  • Aug
  • 02

Will Work for Tofu: My China Experience

When the idea of moving to China hit me, the first thing I thought of was tofu! I was excited by the prospect of …

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  • Aug
  • 01

A Year in Review: An Update on Belle

Many of you may remember Belle, the dog who was abandoned following last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan and who later found a …

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  • Jul
  • 31

Home Is Where the Herd Is

Article originally written for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

By Carol Buckley

When I first met Tina, she was serving a life sentence in solitary …

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  • Jul
  • 24

Five Ways to Speak Up for Animals – Never Be Silent

PETA US has created an eye-catching video campaign to remind us that, while “people who exploit animals may not be ready for animal rights … …

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  • Jul
  • 12

How to Be an Effective Armchair Activist for Animals!

So you want to make a difference for animals but don’t feel comfortable hitting the streets and putting yourself on the front line? Then armchair …

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  • Jul
  • 10

The Intern Experience: Olivia Ladinig

I knew for a while that I wanted to devote my life to helping animals, but I had no idea what my options were. I …

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  • Jul
  • 05

Give a Little to Get a Lot

There are lots of different ideas about the concept of receiving when you give freely. Believers in karma think that your actions will follow you …

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  • Jul
  • 03

The Animal Activist Handbook, Part 2: Snappy Comebacks

Having covered the basics of remaining calm and being confident while answering questions about animal advocacy and your decision to go vegetarian, we now …

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  • Jun
  • 28

Would You Like Breast Cancer With That?

If breast cancer runs rampant in your family tree, you might want to think twice about eating fast-food—especially grilled chicken.

In an October issue of …

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  • Jun
  • 28

VICTORY! UNIQLO Pledges to Phase Out Buying Wool From Mulesed Sheep!

After eight-months of international campaigns by PETA Asia and our affiliates, UNIQLO—part of Fast Retailing, the fifth-largest retailer in the world—has agreed to phase out …

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  • Jun
  • 27

Urgent Alert: Tell Cairo University to STOP Animal Abuse

In addition to physical suffering, animals in laboratories suffer through emotional trauma as well.

We like to think of veterinarians as the allies of animals, …

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  • Jun
  • 25

Swimming With Whale Sharks—the Gentle Giants

There is often debate over eco-tourist schemes and whether they are a help or hindrance to the animals who are the focus of them. With …

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  • Jun
  • 21

Urgent Alert: Ask Government to Close the Surabaya Zoo

Indonesia’s Surabaya Zoo has recently come under fire yet again for keeping animals in severely crowded, filthy, inadequate enclosures and for the long list of …

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  • Jun
  • 19

World-Renowned Elephant Veterinarian: Mali Is Suffering

Following a directive from President Benigno Aquino III to evaluate Mali, the 38-year-old solitary elephant at the Manila Zoo, and move her to a …

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  • Jun
  • 18

Join the Fight to End Animal Abuse in China

China is expanding rapidly, and it’s a vital location for the animal rights movement. And although animal welfare is a new concept in China and …

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  • Jun
  • 14

The PETA Patter of Tiny Feet

There are few people in this world who don’t think that at least some animals are lovable and worth protecting. There are perhaps even fewer …

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  • Jun
  • 08

Book Review: Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

When Skinny Bitch was first published, it quickly earned a spot on The New York Times bestseller list. And it goes without saying that it …

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  • Jun
  • 06

Vegan Bikers!

If, like me, you’re a vegan who feels the need to have the wind in your hair and the purr of a motorbike engine in …

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  • Jun
  • 04

Some Screams Can’t Be Heard

Bullying and other forms of violence don’t just happen in schoolyards and alleys—they also happen every day in kitchens around the world. Fish killed for …

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  • May
  • 31

Stop the Slaughter of the Seals of Nam

July 1 marks the beginning of a killing spree. A minimum of 85,000 cape fur seal pups will be beaten and stabbed to death for …

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  • May
  • 30

Bloody Wool Industry Leaves Mark on Uniqlo Facebook Page

*UPDATE: VICTORY! On June 27th, 2012, UNIQLO announced that it would phase out wool from sheep who have been mulesed*

Activists—outraged by Uniqlo’s continued use …

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  • May
  • 29

Vegan Accessories: The New Black

If it isn’t enough to know that going veg saves 100 animals every year, puts you on the path to a healthy lifestyle, and reduces …

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  • May
  • 25

Save Mali! Study Says Elephants Die Earlier in Zoos

Last week, we told you about Mali, the Manila Zoo’s lone elephant who, thanks to a directive issued by the president of the Philippines, …

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  • May
  • 24

The Past That Haunts Us

It shocks many people to realize that it was only around 50 years ago that segregation was still legal in the United States. African-Americans were …

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  • May
  • 23

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window REALLY Going to Cost?

Image credit: PETA US

That cute puppy or kitten staring out at you from the pet store window can cost a great deal more than …

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  • May
  • 21

Meet Hailey

Do you have what it takes to join the PETA team? Check out our available positions and apply now!

Name
Hailey Chang

What do

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  • May
  • 17

URGENT! Help Save Lonely, Bored, Miserable Elephant

Everyone knows Mali. Many of us remember her from class trips to the Manila Zoo as far back as 35 years ago. Mali is …

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  • May
  • 17

Food in Review: Singapore’s VeganBurg

I’ve been on a plant-based diet for more than 15 years, and during that time, I’ve seen cruelty-free dining options transform from salads and plain …

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  • May
  • 15

Save $$! Grow Your Own Veggies!

Eating fresh and delicious fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little time and patience, we can grow our favorite veggies at …

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  • May
  • 14

The Unfortunate Mr. Rat

It was a sunny Monday morning when we arrived at Intramuros’ Casa Manila—with a mission to document the tourist area’s horse-drawn carriages, or kalesa, …

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  • May
  • 11

Foodie Fridays: Tacos

Made with fresh ingredients, these tacos are perfect for a quick and easy taco night!

Tacos
Fresh tomatoes, diced
Soy crumbles, seasoned with taco seasoning …

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  • May
  • 08

Healthy Home-Cooked Vegan Meals … for ‘Man’s Best Friend’!

Many vegans would like their animal companions to lead a healthy vegan life, and these days, there are a variety of vegan pet-food brands available …

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  • May
  • 07

Book Review: ‘Eating Animals’

After I heard that one of my favorite authors, Jonathan Safran Foer, was straying from his usual fiction to publish a firsthand account of his …

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  • May
  • 04

Support the End of Canada’s Seal Slaughter

Image © Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Canadian Senator Mac Harb has introduced a historic bill to end Canada’s annual commercial slaughter of baby seals. This …

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  • May
  • 03

Kuala Lumpur: A City for Vegans!

On a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, my colleague Claire and I were delighted to discover that there were vegan dishes galore in the …

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  • May
  • 02

MMA Fighter Garreth McLellan Knocks Out Cruelty!

When South African mixed martial arts fighter Garreth “Soldier Boy” McLellan isn’t ground ‘n’ pounding his latest opponent in the cage, he’s keen to speak …

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  • May
  • 01

Which Star From The Artist Was Adopted?

Ten years before garnering international accolades for his performance in The Artist, canine film star Uggie was a rambunctious puppy who was passed off …

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  • May
  • 01

MMA Fighter Richard Quan Talks Ink, Not Mink!

Richard Quan is no stranger to cages. With a pro record of seven fights for seven wins, this South African mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete …

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  • Apr
  • 30

South African Mixed Martial Artist Norman ‘Chef’ Wessels Fights for Animals

As you would expect from the former heavyweight champion of South Africa’s biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, the Extreme Fighting Championship, Norman “Chef” Wessels …

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  • Apr
  • 27

Foodie Friday: Fruit Pie

Spoil your friends and family with this delicious recipe for fresh homemade vegan fruit pie.

Fruit Pie

For the Pie Crust:

1 cup graham …

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  • Apr
  • 25

The Latest Scoop on the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity

The nominees haven’t been posted long, but Hong Kong singer-songwriter Khalil Fong and queen of pop Faye Wong have taken the lead over other …

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  • Apr
  • 25

The Joys of Adopting an Older Animal

A year and a half ago, my family and I adopted Jock, an older beagle, from a local animal shelter. Until then, we were …

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  • Apr
  • 23

Reasons Why I’m Vegan

When people learn that I’m vegan, the first thing they say after ”What?!” is “Why?!” Here’s the top ten reasons why I don’t eat meat, …

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  • Apr
  • 20

Sandra Seifert Saves the Planet

Following the lead of fellow model Cara G, sultry Sandra Seifert bared all in honor of Earth Day at this provocative PETA photo shoot:…

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  • Apr
  • 19

Cara G says, ‘Save the Planet—Go Vegetarian’

Supermodel Cara G stars in a new advertisement for PETA urging viewers to “go vegetarian” and “save the planet.” The ad is being released for …

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  • Apr
  • 18

Tianjin to Build China’s Largest Horse Prison

“It’s hard to justify how many horses we go through. In humans you never see someone snap their leg off running in the Olympics. But

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  • Apr
  • 11

The Intern Experience: Wenjin Gong

I still remember the day in January when I was applying for an intern position at PETA Asia. Just two months afterward, I’m sitting in …

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  • Apr
  • 09

Dehorning Revealed (Photos)

Guillotines, hot irons, bone saws, sharp wires, electric dehorners … what do all these things have in common? They are all used in the production …

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  • Apr
  • 06

Foodie Fridays: Gobhi Samosas

This popular Indian appetizer would make a great addition to your next dinner party. Try this quick and easy recipe, and complement it with a …

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  • Apr
  • 04

The Fish That Changed Me

When I was about 12 years old, I made the connection between animals (whom I loved) and the meat on my plate (which I also …

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  • Apr
  • 03

Playboy Model Swaps Lingerie for Lettuce

Just in time for Easter, Playboy and cover model Sheridyn Fisher is showing her love for rabbits—and “rabbit food”—by wearing only strategically placed lettuce leaves …

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  • Apr
  • 02

Food in Review: Ima’s Gulay Bar, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

It’s been several years since Ima’s Gulay Bar was named one of PETA’s Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants in the Philippines, but on a recent visit …

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  • Mar
  • 30

Foodie Fridays: Gado-Gado Salad

Indonesian gado-gado salad recipes can vary by region but the key ingredient is always its savory peanut satay sauce.

Gado-Gado Salad
1 cup peanut butter …

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  • Mar
  • 28

Faces of the Fur Industry (Photo List)

People who wear fur often don’t think about the animals who died for their coat, collar, or bit of trim. But what about the rabbits …

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  • Mar
  • 26

Five Ways to Never Be Silent on Facebook

Countless animals need you to help them—learn how you can go above and beyond to speak up for animals on Facebook!

You’ve shared links and …

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  • Mar
  • 23

Foodie Fridays: Salsa

Instead of grabbing a premade salsa dip at your local supermarket, why not try this quick and easy fresh salsa recipe instead? It’s more nutritious …

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  • Mar
  • 21

Monogamy Made Easy

It often seems that humans find it hard to stick to a monogamous relationship for their entire life. And good relationship advice is hard to …

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  • Mar
  • 19

Vegetarians Who Have Changed the World

Some of the most intelligent, inspirational, and respected people have one very important thing in common: They chose to go vegetarian and save the lives …

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  • Mar
  • 16

Foodie Fridays: Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream With Toasted Almonds and Strawberries

Here’s a quick and easy vegan ice cream recipe for those craving a sweet and refreshing dessert.

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream With Toasted Almonds and

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  • Mar
  • 14

Five Ways to Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day

What better day to go green than on St. Patrick’s Day? We have come up with the following five simple ways that you can make

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  • Mar
  • 13

Yi Would ‘Rather Be Naked’ in China

Wildly popular actor, singer, and writer Annie Yi unveiled her dramatic new anti-fur ad for PETA Asia in Beijing this week.

Annie—whose video exposé of

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  • Mar
  • 12

Easy Ways to Help Your Favorite Charity

In these financially difficult times, many of us feel helpless to offer support for causes no matter how strongly we believe in them. But money …

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  • Mar
  • 09

Foodie Fridays: Mushroom and Potato Wraps

Wraps allow a lot of room for culinary creativity—you can fill a wrap with almost anything for a quick lunch on-the-go! Check out this protein-rich, …

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  • Mar
  • 07

Lolo, the Pig Who Changed My Life

Lolo is the first and only pig I have ever known. She was only 1 week old when she came into my life and changed …

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  • Mar
  • 05

The Terrible Truth About Easter Chicks and Bunnies

Christmas and the New Year are barely behind us, and already, the first Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies are appearing in the stores. Easter is …

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  • Mar
  • 02

Foodie Fridays: Pad Thai

It’s the staple dish of Thailand and often the most popular item on the menu at Thai restaurants: pad Thai. This hardy noodle dish is …

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  • Mar
  • 01

Cute Baby Elephants: Born to Be Wild! (Photos)

Elephants are some of the most spectacular animals on Earth, and baby elephants are especially adorable. They should spend their early years playing, learning, and …

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  • Feb
  • 29

Don’t Forget About Fido and Fluffy!

In the ultimate rags-to-riches story, a former stray cat named Tommaso has become the world’s richest feline. His human friend, Maria Assunta, died last month …

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  • Feb
  • 28

The Primate in You

For years now, scientists have been telling us about the similarities between us and other mammals—particularly primates. Every now and then, though, a startling observation …

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  • Feb
  • 27

The Current State of the Fur Industry

Last week, we showed you PETA’s shocking new anti-fur commercial, but painful electrocution wasn’t the only atrocity revealed by PETA’s December 2011 investigation of …

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  • Feb
  • 24

Foodie Fridays: Trail Mix

Trail mix is a versatile snack: It’s ideal for travel, to munch on during long days at the office, and to take on hikes. There …

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  • Feb
  • 24

New PETA Commercial Shocks Viewers

This brand-new commercial—which includes video footage from PETA Asia’s recently concluded investigation of fur farms in China, now the world’s largest exporter of fur—may shock …

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  • Feb
  • 23

Top 10 Reasons Not to Wear Fur (Photo List)

Mamas and papas and babes—oh, my! Did you know that the fur industry breaks up families? Yep, animals experience emotions, are capable of love, and …

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  • Feb
  • 22

Avon, Mary Kay, Estée Lauder Paying for Tests on Animals

Originally posted on the PETA Files.

After two decades of touting their “no animal testing” policies, Avon, Estée Lauder, and Mary Kay have quietly …

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  • Feb
  • 21

Visiting With the People of the Forest

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysian Borneo and catch a firsthand glimpse of the work that it …

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  • Feb
  • 20

Advice for Animal Activists—Part One: FAQs

As a vegan or an animal activist, people often assume that we will be falling all over ourselves in excitement to tell everyone about the …

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  • Feb
  • 17

Foodie Fridays: Buckwheat Pancakes

Looking for a great way to start a lazy Sunday? How about surprising your kids with a tasty breakfast treat? Either way, try this quick-and-easy …

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  • Feb
  • 16

Shelter Skelter: Horrifying Conditions at Thailand Animal Shelter Revealed (Photo List)

Tony’s Shelter, in Pattaya, Thailand, has been under fire for years from PETA and compassionate people all around the world for keeping animals in filthy …

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  • Feb
  • 15

Another Tragic Death as a Result of Elephant Rides

The province of Krabi in Thailand is known the world over for majestic beaches, stunning sunsets and delicious tropical fruits. This time, however, Krabi is …

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  • Feb
  • 14

Just an Expression?

There are so many expressions we use daily that refer to animals. Some of them have obvious origins, but others are a little less …

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  • Feb
  • 13

The Intern Experience: Samantha Pulsford

As a supporter of the important and tireless work that PETA does to help animals, I was thrilled when I was accepted to intern …

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  • Feb
  • 10

Top Five Animal Athletes

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There are some pretty impressive vegetarian athletes out there, including Carl Lewis, the sprinter named “Olympian of the Century,” as …

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  • Feb
  • 09

Miranda Kerr Says ‘No’ to Animal Testing

Kora Organics, the organic skin-care line started by supermodel Miranda Kerr, is the latest Australian company to join PETA U.S.’ Caring Consumer list – a …

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  • Feb
  • 08

Cow’s Milk Is for Calves, Babies!

According to a report in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition last year, children who are not exposed to either cow’s milk or the proteins …

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  • Feb
  • 07

Many Hands (and Voices) Make Light Work

This widely used expression is as true today as it was centuries ago. When there are lots of people helping to get something done, they …

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  • Feb
  • 06

Bowerbirds—Nature’s Interior Designers

There are countless displays and rituals to be seen in the natural behavior of animals around the world. But when it comes to a flair …

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  • Feb
  • 03

Foodie Fridays: Apricot Oatmeal Bars

While we all know that there are plenty of tasty vegan snacks out there, it’s hard to tote bruschetta or tofu curry when you’re hiking …

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  • Feb
  • 02

Monkey Mayhem at Monkey Mountain in Thailand

During a recent visit to Thailand, I wanted to see some of the country’s beautiful animals but didn’t want to contribute to any animal exploitation

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  • Feb
  • 01

Busted in Buenos Aires—Animal Smuggler Gets Nabbed

A Czech man named Karel Abelovsky got busted at a Buenos Aires airport trying to smuggle a whopping 247 animals onto a plane headed for …

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  • Jan
  • 31

Amazing Animal Moms

There are many wonderful displays of devotion in the animal world. But surely one of the most compelling is the love and devotion many animals …

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  • Jan
  • 30

Protest Roundup: Manila Goes Bananas, Bangkok Goes Green, and Activists Get Cagey in Hong Kong

Staunch PETA supporter Nadia Chalabi donated her vacation time to help lead a series of captivating protests in Southeast Asia. First, PETA’s vegetarian appeel

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  • Jan
  • 27

Foodie Fridays: Minestrone Soup

This home-style soup is the perfect comfort food for a chilly night. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days, so you can …

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  • Jan
  • 26

Love Me, Love My Veganism

For many people, the decision to go vegan is a life-changing one in many ways, and it becomes a part of who we are as …

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  • Jan
  • 25

Everyone Can Make a Difference!

When I first became aware of the shocking, and often legal, abuse that animals suffer at the hands of humans, I was horrified. I didn’t …

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  • Jan
  • 24

Top 10 Tuesday: Silliest Stunts That I’ve Done for Animals

We’re not exactly working with a million-dollar advertising budget here at PETA Asia-Pacific, so when it comes to spreading the word about animal abuse, we …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Book Review: ‘Hellsucks’ by Noel Sweeney

Hellsucks is a moving story about a young female lawyer named Zowie “Zogger” Darrow and her determination to bring to justice three men who set fire …

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  • Jan
  • 20

Foodie Friday: Pestle and Mortar, Cairo

Pestle and Mortar describes itself as a restaurant at which vegetarians and vegans can indulge themselves in a fine-dining atmosphere, and the description couldn’t be …

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  • Jan
  • 19

Appalling Animal Attractions, Part 5: Bangkok’s Department Store Zoo

The Pata Zoo, on the sixth and seventh floors of Bangkok’s Pata department store, houses 200 animals—including tigers, leopards, and bears—in an area that’s …

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  • Jan
  • 18

Share Your New Year’s Luck With Animals

In China, the start of the new year is a time to be shared with your loved ones. But while we humans are lucky enough …

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  • Jan
  • 18

The Perfect Gift for the Person Who Has Everything

What do you get the man or woman who has everything? Adelaide businessperson Joanna Collins, owner of A Touch of Beauty Spa, gave the …

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  • Jan
  • 17

Peaceful Picnicking Protects Our Wildlife

During warm weather, it’s always fun to get together with family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors. No matter where you live, there …

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  • Jan
  • 16

Connections That Last a Lifetime

In addition to being an animal activist and vegan, I have worked with disabled people for 15 years, and people sometimes ask me if there …

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  • Jan
  • 13

Foodie Friday: Yellow Tomato Soup

While many people opt to buy the reddest tomatoes in the market, few give any time or thought to their yellow twins. Although the taste …

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  • Jan
  • 12

Food in Review: Loving Hut Indonesia

On a recent trip to Indonesia, a colleague and I ate at Loving Hut three times in three days. While there is a plethora

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  • Jan
  • 11

When Animals Need Rescuing From ‘Rescuers’!

Singapore’s Phyllis Aw has been forced to find new homes for more than 165 animals, as the lease on her current house is set to …

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  • Jan
  • 10

Appalling Animal Attractions, Part 4: Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, Thailand

Dusit Zoo is Thailand’s first public zoo, and even though it was established 60 years ago, it doesn’t appear to have changed much since. …

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  • Jan
  • 09

Reflections on the Festive Season

For many people, Christmas is a joyous time when people gather together to eat, drink, and exchange gifts, but for vegans it can be a …

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  • Jan
  • 06

Foodie Friday: Muffaletta

Just about everybody agrees that New Orleans is a swinging town. While the city is famous for its music and carnival-like atmosphere, I don’t think …

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  • Jan
  • 05

Making the Transition: Vegetarian to Vegan!

Vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular around the world, and many people find that eating a vegetarian diet improves their own health as well …

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  • Jan
  • 04

Appalling Animal Attractions, Part 3: Bangkok’s Safari World

Three orangutans wearing T-shirts and jeans zip-lined from a platform at the back of the crowd, flying over our heads, before jumping down on stage. …

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  • Jan
  • 03

Never Be Silent

Every day, animals lose their lives in awful ways. From the factory farm to the dinner table, they are mutilated, crammed into cages, and killed …

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  • Jan
  • 03

Why a Dead Fish Doesn’t Make for Good PR

In an attempt to entice visitors to South Australia, Karen Raffen, the CEO of Advantage SA, spearheaded a campaign in which live goldfish were sent …

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  • Jan
  • 02

Fish Are Friends, Not Food!

It’s that time of year again—time to decorate the Christmas tree and litter the floor with presents. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, …

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  • Dec
  • 30

Foodie Friday: Sweet Cashew Crème

Cashew creams have been all the rage in the vegan world as of late, particularly since Chef Tal Ronnen showed Oprah and her 378 staffers …

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  • Dec
  • 29

New Year’s Resolutions!

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As we approach December 31, many of us will reflect on 2011 while thinking of ways in which to make 2012 better. …

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  • Dec
  • 28

Appalling Animal Attractions, Part 2: Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Pattaya, Thailand

Countless animals spend their days "posing" for photos with tourists.

Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Pattaya, Thailand, boasts that it is the biggest zoo of its …

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  • Dec
  • 27

Fireworks Make for an Unhappy New Year

‘Tis the season to be jolly, as the song goes. And for many on New Year’s Eve, ’tis the night to get very merry as …

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  • Dec
  • 26

Don’t Be a Fair-Weather Friend

As human beings, we are in the privileged position of being able to turn on a fan or the air conditioning if the temperature rises even …

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  • Dec
  • 23

Foodie Friday: Tom Yum Soup

This has got to be one of the most popular soups in the world, and it’s a must-try gastronomic experience for anyone who visits Thailand. …

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  • Dec
  • 22

Whale Wars: Japan Uses Tsunami Fund for Whaling Purposes

It must’ve been a terribly hard decision—whether to use 2.3 billion yen (US$29 million) from Japan’s tsunami reconstruction budget for, you know, tsunami reconstruction or …

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  • Dec
  • 21

Appalling Animal Attractions, Part 1: Macau’s Flora Park

At first glance, it’s hard to see anything wrong with Macau’s Flora Park, the picturesque European-style garden at the base of Guia Hill. But if …

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  • Dec
  • 20

What Does Your Meat Eat?

If you still currently choose to eat meat, make sure that you know exactly what is on your plate. Aside from the cruelty to the …

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  • Dec
  • 19

Israel Bans Declawing!

In a move that’s sure to impress both cats and cat lovers alike, Israel has banned the declawing of cats. Not to be taken …

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  • Dec
  • 16

Foodie Friday: Indonesian Sate

Indonesian sate has got to be one of the most delicious snacks out there! Whether you use assorted vegetables or firm tofu, the lip-smacking taste …

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  • Dec
  • 15

Playboy Model + Lettuce Bikini = Hot New PETA Australia Ad

Hot, right? The sultry star of PETA Australia’s latest ad, Sheridyn Fisher, has graced the covers and pages of numerous magazines, including Playboy, …

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  • Dec
  • 15

Keep Wild Animals Out of Your Backyard

On November 12, the body of farmer Marius Els was found bloodied, submerged, and lifeless in the Vaal River, which flows through his farming property …

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  • Dec
  • 14

A Fishy Kind of Freedom

For one particular fish in the United Arab Emirates, life in an aquarium is a welcome relief!

Ordinarily, we would never promote any kind of …

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  • Dec
  • 13

The Real Anti-Aging Secret

Even at 24 years old, the idea of running a 42-kilometer marathon (about 26 miles) sounds too grueling for me even to think about—let alone …

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  • Dec
  • 12

Animals Languish at Dong Tam Snake Farm

When visiting a foreign country, we are often fascinated by the exotic wildlife we encounter. In fact, many of us are drawn to different destinations …

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  • Dec
  • 09

Foodie Friday: Peach Galette

In China, the peach is a symbol of good luck and longevity. In my home, peaches are just too delicious to last long in the …

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  • Dec
  • 08

Five Fun Facts About Owls

Take a look around any shopping mall or browse online for new clothes and it’s clear that clothing and accessories with owls on them are …

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  • Dec
  • 07

The Only Animal Who Wears a Tuxedo!

Last month, audiences were practically tripping over their own two feet rushing to see Happy Feet Two. We just can’t seem to get enough …

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  • Dec
  • 06

Ruby Rose, A Friend to Animals

Photo by Suat Eman

Ruby Rose recently joined forces with PETA Australia and Maxim magazine to become the latest of many stars to show their …

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  • Dec
  • 05

Love on a Shoestring: Cheap and Simple Toys for Your Dog or Cat

Would you love to give your feline or canine companions some fun toys to make their lives more interesting, but don’t have cash to spare?…

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  • Dec
  • 04

Demo Roundup: Activists Speak Out Against Live Export and Mulesing

The Australian government temporarily suspended shipments of live cattle to Indonesia following findings of atrocious cruelty in Indonesian slaughterhouses. Workers were documented using blades so …

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  • Dec
  • 02

Foodie Fridays: Tropical Pineapple Salad

This simple, summery fruit salad is great served as a snack or appetizer or as a light and refreshing dessert at your next backyard barbecue.…

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  • Nov
  • 30

Zoos Are Not Conservationists

Few people are lucky enough to see animals such as lions, elephants, and tigers in their natural habitat. There surely can be no experience like …

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  • Nov
  • 29

Are You Really Like Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

As we near the end of the Year of the Rabbit and approach the Year of the Dragon, let’s take a look at each zodiac …

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  • Nov
  • 28

Vacation? Not if there’s none for animals!

That’s what PETA US supporter and Vanguard Society member Anna Ware said when she heard about an anti-fur demonstration that happened to fall during her …

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  • Nov
  • 25

Foodie Friday: Succotash

It was Sylvester the cat of Looney Tunes fame that made “sufferin’ succotash” a catchphrase, but succotash had been around a long time before then—it …

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  • Nov
  • 24

Having a Wild Time

Animals forced to perform in circuses and zoos are not having fun, and the unnatural and physically demanding tricks that are expected of them do …

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  • Nov
  • 23

Sharks—They Aren’t Out to Get Us!

Most of us have seen some scary but ridiculous and misleading movies about sharks, but how much do we actually know about these animals? And …

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  • Nov
  • 22

No More Bad Hair Days

Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t still have great hair! There are plenty of cruelty-free products out there to color, curl, straighten, and …

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  • Nov
  • 21

Animals and Grief

A recent study by biological anthropologist Barbara J. King has tackled the question of whether animals grieve. Through her personal experience and research, King has …

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  • Nov
  • 18

Foodie Friday: Mexican Layer Dip

I don’t know about you, but I love Mexican food! I’m particularly fond of this recipe because it’s so quick and easy to make. Try …

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  • Nov
  • 17

Pregnant Women: Eating Yogurt Might Harm Your Babies!

For decades, health advocates have been warning the general public about the risks of consuming milk products. A recent study undertaken by the Danish National …

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  • Nov
  • 16

A Fitness Fan’s Guide to Cruelty-Free Supplements

Are you a vegetarian who wants to train harder, bulk up, or recover faster? Or are you thinking about taking the Pledge to Be Veg

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  • Nov
  • 15

Start Pups Off on the Right Paw With Positive Training

So you’ve got a new puppy? Hopefully you chose to adopt from a shelter, and if so, you’ve saved a life, so congratulations!

But …

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  • Nov
  • 14

No Meat on Your Feet!

Whether you’re new to vegetarianism or haven’t touched flesh in years, there is one question you will always be asked: “But you wear leather shoes, …

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  • Nov
  • 11

Foodie Friday: Chilled Peach and Almond Soup

 

Foodie Friday: Chilled Peach and Almond Soup

 The words “fruit” and “soup” don’t usually go together, but don’t be fooled! When combined, they …

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  • Nov
  • 10

McDonalds Officially Un-ticked by Heart Foundation

The Australian Heart Foundation has decided that McDonalds will no longer be allowed to display the foundation’s tick of approval on “healthier” options at the …

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  • Nov
  • 09

Would You BBQ Your Dog?

Would you get out your grill and start barbecuing a slab of dog ribs? Hope not!

Think about this though: Every slab of meat comes …

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  • Nov
  • 08

Show Luo Takes a Stand Against Animal Homelessness

Show Luo has a special costar in his brand-new ad for PETA: Sammy, a very lucky dog who was rescued from an animal shelter.

In …

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  • Nov
  • 08

Nutritionists: Plant-Based Diet Good for Kids

A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has confirmed that a vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of obesity in children.

An …

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  • Nov
  • 07

A Victory for Baboons!

While most folks know baboons for their famous red behinds, they’re also one of the world’s largest monkeys—with adult males weighing more than 30 kilograms. …

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  • Nov
  • 04

Foodie Fridays: Tossed Ramen-Noodle Salad

Looking for a way to impress your friends’ taste buds and dazzle their eyes? This recipe is a personal favorite of mine for dinner parties …

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  • Nov
  • 04

Feeding the Future (Infographic)

On October 31, 2011, the world’s population hit 7 billion people. Our current food system is incapable of addressing the needs of so many, and …

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  • Nov
  • 02

30 Years and Going Strong!

It has been 30 years since the historic Silver Spring monkeys case thrust the animal rights movement into mainstream consciousness in 1981. This first undercover …

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  • Nov
  • 01

Meet Grace! (Photos)

For those of you who haven’t read about Grace’s amazing story, let’s do a brief recap!

Chained in a dark garage, Grace knew neither …

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  • Oct
  • 31

‘Meatless Monday’ Adopted in Philippine Schools

There might be hope after all!

After advocates spent decades promoting a plant-based lifestyle, the idea seems to be sinking in—especially throughout Asia, with many …

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  • Oct
  • 26

As If It Couldn’t Get Any Worse …

Tony’s Shelter in Pattaya, Thailand, has been under fire from PETA and compassionate people all around the world for keeping animals in filthy conditions and …

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  • Oct
  • 25

Happy Cruelty-Free Halloween!

For all those kids (and grownups!) out there who love Halloween, here are some hints to make it a fun-filled, cruelty-free celebration.

Several traditional games …

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  • Oct
  • 24

11-Year-Old Girl Killed at Circus

A circus troupe from Hanoi on a 10-day tour of Lao Cai province in Vietnam has been engulfed in controversy following the tragic death of …

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  • Oct
  • 20

SSSlithery, SSSexy SSSnakes

Why are these beauties baring it all? To sssave sssnakes, of course! Snakes like those who are captured from their jungle homes and turned into …

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  • Oct
  • 20

End Elephant Exploitation

Since childhood, elephants have been among my favorite animals. They are social, intelligent, majestic, and most of all—mysterious. If you’re lucky enough to visit a …

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  • Oct
  • 19

Eating Eggs? You’re on the Fast Track to Cancer!

Men beware! A recent study undertaken by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found that men who eat two and a half eggs or …

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  • Oct
  • 14

Foodie Fridays: Fresh Mango Salsa

Serve this sweet, slightly spicy, and refreshing salsa at your next dinner party or barbecue. If mangoes or papayas aren’t available in your area, you …

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  • Oct
  • 13

Vegan Street!

While we don’t encourage anyone to try to replicate this elsewhere, it looks like someone has figured out a way to make an entire street …

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  • Oct
  • 12

Dogs Tortured in Kota Kinabalu

If the recent neglect and downright cruelty that took place at the Petknode boarding facility in Petaling Jaya weren’t enough to make Malaysia’s government take …

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  • Oct
  • 11

Victory! Rachel Gilbert Goes Fur-Free!

In what can only be described as another victory for the little guy, Rachel Gilbert has decided to remove all fur from her collection.

Her …

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  • Oct
  • 11

Lettuce Ladies Take Over the World!

Our Lettuce Ladies have been all around the world promoting a vegetarian diet, which is good for your body, animals, and the environment. Not only …

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  • Oct
  • 10

End Elephant Exploitation

Since childhood, elephants have been among my favorite animals. They are social, intelligent, majestic, and most of all—mysterious. If you’re lucky enough to visit a …

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  • Oct
  • 07

Foodie Fridays: Garlic-Artichoke Dip

Creamy-smooth dips are always party pleasers. Rather than opening up a store-bought container at your next get-together, whip up something fresh and innovative like this …

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  • Oct
  • 06

Factory Farming Is Contagious!

Audiences are flocking to see the new thriller Contagion for its exciting action scenes and big-name celebrities, but the film’s storyline is more true to …

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  • Oct
  • 05

Hungry? Head to the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

It’s that time of year again, folks!

In what is arguably the biggest veggie fest on the planet, at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, the Kingdom …

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  • Oct
  • 05

Cats Starved at Boarding Facility

Malaysia is in the news once again for cruelty to animals, only this time it’s not for a victory overcoming it. Guardians who left …

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  • Sep
  • 30

Foodie Friday: Mushroom Bruschetta

You don’t have to forage in the jungle for wild mushrooms to use in this recipe. Many grocery stores carry varieties—such as portabella, shitake, and …

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  • Sep
  • 29

Why I Love Working at PETA Asia

 

Robert, as PETA's "cow", hard at work!

Do you have what it takes to join the PETA team? Check out our available positions and

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  • Sep
  • 28

Go Ahead – Talk to Your Dog!

David Paxton became a practicing veterinarian more than 40 years ago, and his reputation as an animal expert—particularly when it comes to dogs—continues to grow. …

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  • Sep
  • 27

Meet Ashley

Ashley at Hong Kong Fashion Week

Do you have what it takes to join the PETA team? Check out our available positions and apply now

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  • Sep
  • 23

Foodie Friday: Arizona Skillet Dinner

This recipe is for a vegetarian dish that’s been around for a while. Just replace the dairy cheese with soy cheese, and it becomes vegan. …

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  • Sep
  • 22

Is Julia Gillard’s Hindsight 20/20?

Have you ever wondered what Julia Gillard might look like in 40 years?

Aging gracefully becomes a much more difficult task when you don’t give …

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  • Sep
  • 22

Meet Becky, Campaigner at PETA

Do you have what it takes to join the PETA team? Check out our available positions and apply now!

What do you do at

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  • Sep
  • 21

Why PETA Is the Place to Be

Do you have what it takes to join the PETA team? Check out our available positions and apply now!

What do you want to …

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  • Sep
  • 20

Meet Saigon, Australia’s Last Living ‘Circus Elephant’

Elephants in zoos and circuses are denied everything that is natural and important to them.

Saigon is 55 years old. But instead of living out …