People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2.0 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, February 06, 2012
PETA's Purrs and Hisses for Super Bowl XLVI's Ads
While some advertisers, such as Kia , used modern computer-generated imagery or animatronics to portray lifelike exotic-animal characters, CareerBuilder proved itself worthy of PETA's Ass-Backwards Corporation of the Year Award by again using baby chimpanzees in its ad despite learning from PETA, Dr.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
PETA, Marine Mammal Experts Sue SeaWorld for Violating Orcas' Constitutional Rights
PETA, three marine-mammal experts, and two former orca trainers today filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to declare that five wild-caught orcas forced to perform at SeaWorld are being held as slaves in violation of the 13 th Amendment to the Constitution. The filing—the first ever seeking to apply the 13 th Amendment to nonhuman animals—also names the five orcas as plaintiffs and seeks their release. General Counsel to PETA Jeffrey S.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Chrissie Hynde Asks Mayor to Enforce Cruelty Code, Stop Abuse of Elephants in Circus
Ohio native Chrissie Hynde has fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to Toledo Mayor Michael P. Bell , asking him to ensure that Ohio's anti-cruelty code—which prohibits the use of any prods on animals in circuses—is enforced when Ringling Bros. circus will be in his jurisdiction during the circus' stint at the Huntington Center from October 27 to October 30.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
PETA Targets DOT for Telling Companies to Burn Rabbits With Chemicals
PETA has posted an action alert on its popular Web site urging visitors to tell the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to stop recommending that chemical shipping companies apply potentially corrosive substances to the shaved backs of rabbits. The DOT regulates the transport and hazard labeling of shipped materials.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hog Farming Exhibit 'A Significant Public Health Concern,' Capitol Police Tell PETA
The Capitol Police have stated that they would reject PETA's application to set up a factory-farm exhibit on the steps of the U.S. Capitol--complete with live pigs, urine, and manure--by citing the "significant public health concerns about the possible spread of the H1N1 virus" associated with such conditions. PETA had hoped to set up the typical factory farm as a way to illustrate that very point. It had also hoped to encourage lawmakers and visitors to try a vegan diet by showing them the cruelty and unsanitary conditions of factory farms.
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Tom Morello, Chuck D, and Serj Tankian Call for End to Army's Cruel Trauma Exercises on Animals
The U.S. Army is shooting, burning, and poisoning goats, pigs, and monkeys in barbaric field trauma exercises, prompting some of the biggest names in music to join peta2's campaign to end the cruel and archaic procedures.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
PETA Releases Graphic Photos of Animals Used in Military Trauma Training Exercises
PETA has launched a new Web site on which it is showing horrific photos of animals who have been abused and killed in cruel training procedures. The exercises were conducted by Deployment Medicine International, a Gig Harbor, Wash. based military contractor that has refused to allow news reporters to photograph animals who are used in trauma training.
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Bus, Metro Ads Promote Controversial 'Animal Liberation Project' Exhibit on D.C. Mall
Thanks to a new PETA ad campaign, summer tourists visiting the nation's capital will be unlikely to miss a controversial new display at the National Mall. The group is displaying ads for its "Animal Liberation Project" exhibit on double-decker sightseeing buses and inside Metro trains and is placing leaflets on display racks at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center and in 200 D.C.-area hotels. To view one of the ads, click here .
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
At 'Bloody' Protest in Albany, Group Will Urge Consumers to Buy American in Hopes of Stopping the Annual Massacre
At a protest in Albany on Thursday, PETA will ask New York residents to support the international boycott of Canadian maple syrup that was launched in response to Canada's annual seal massacre. On the steps of the New York State Capitol (New York is America's number two producer of maple syrup), a PETA member will whack a 6-foot bottle of gooey "maple syrup" with a hakapik (the weapon that sealers use to kill baby seals), releasing the bottle's blood-red contents.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Canadians Need to Confront Their National Shame, Says PETA
Holding signs that read, "Stop the Bloody Seal Slaughter," while showing footage of Canada's annual seal massacre, PETA members will hold a "die-in" at a busy downtown Quebec intersection on Tuesday. "Blood"-covered "baby seals" will lie lifelessly on the ground in order to illustrate what happens to hundreds of thousands of harp seals -- most of whom are babies -- on the ice floes off Newfoundland and Labrador every year.
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