- What could be more Australian than looking out for your mates?Read More...
- Fresh from their honeymoon in Japan, Osher Günsberg and his bride, Audrey Griffen, have received a unique wedding gift: PETA has named two rescued camels in India after the loved-up couple.
TV, radio, and podcast host Günsberg, who eats a plant-based diet, married make-up artist Griffen after the pair met behind the scenes while filming The Bachelor.A photo posted by Audrey Griffen – Makeup & Hair (@audreygriffen) on Jan 14, 2017 at 11:01pm PST
Camels Osher and Audrey,
- In the News: 17 January 2017.
- In the News: 17 January 2017.
- As of May, the saddest show on earth for wild animals will end.
Thirty-six years of protests by PETA US, documenting animals left to die, beaten animals, and much more, has reduced attendance to the point of no return.All other animal circuses and wild animal exhibitors, including marine amusement parks like SeaWorld, must take note: society has changed, eyes have been opened, people know now who these animals are, and we know it is wrong to capture and exploit them.Australia-based Lennon Bros
- In a candid and heartbreaking account of his experiences as a fisher, The Getaway Plan and ECCA VANDAL drummer Dan Maio has described the guilt he now feels for participating in the cruel activity.
In a Facebook post, which was shared by prominent Australian animal rights activist James Aspey, Maio describes the reality behind catch-and-release fishing, and what it really means for fish.“I used to trick animals onto sharpened hooks”, he begins, going on to explain that the mout
- Ever wondered how best to spread the message of compassion for animals and encourage those around you to go vegan?
A new survey of over 700 vegans in Australia has revealed the main reasons they made this compassionate choice. We take a look below at some of the factors behind their decision.
Animals, Health, or the Environment: Which Do People Care About Most?
In addition to preventing animals from suffering, vegan living offers numerous health and environmental benefits. Popular documentaries
- The choc-top: it’s a classic Aussie cinema treat.
But as an increasing number of compassionate Australians choose to eat only cruelty-free food, there’s less demand for this dairy product.
So when Event Cinemas launched its annual My Choc Top competition, a number of people chose to propose delicious vegan creations – and set social media alight.
Cassandra Toohey’s idea for a ‘Classic Vegan Choc Top‘ quickly shot to first place in the contest, with almost&nbs
- Recent headlines would have you believe there's nothing but sharks off the coast of Victoria. But why are they there -- and who should be scared of whom?Read More...
- For coming to the aid of two kittens in trouble during the past week, the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade will receive a PETA Hero to Animals Award.
On Monday, a tiny ginger stray cat was found stuck inside a pipe at the bottom of a dumpster. After local RSPCA officers were unable to free him, firefighters were called in to assist. The cat – now named Brian, after the firefighter who rescued him – had to be sedated and covered with olive oil before his rescuers could slowly pull
- In the News: 10 January 2017.
- The Victorian government has announced updated animal-welfare legislation which promises to “crack down on cruelty”.
With a timely focus on the issue of animals who are forced to suffer on hot summer days, the tougher laws allow RSPCA inspectors, Victoria Police officers, and Agriculture Victoria officers to give a formal “notice to comply” to anyone who commits or is likely to commit a cruelty offence – not just the animal’s guardian.
The government has also
- In the News: 4 January 2017.
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Gruesome footage shows piglets having their TAILS cut off in cruel procedure that is perfectly legal in AustraliaIn the News: 30 December 2016.
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- Press Release: 3 January 2017.
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- Tilikum—the “star” of Blackfish, the damning documentary about SeaWorld’s cruel practice of tearing wild orcas away from their families and then breeding them in captivity—is dead, following decades of exploitation in the marine-mammal abusement industry.
"Shamu" (Tilikum) | Milan Boers | CC BY 2.0
He was taken from his ocean home and confined to a small cement cell 100 million times smaller than the home range that he would have lived in if he’d remained fre
- Fireworks can be exciting for people ... but terrifying for animals. Help your four-legged or feathered BFF cope during New Year's Eve celebrations with these helpful tips: Read More...
- Together, we achieved amazing things for animals in 2016 and in 2017 we can achieve even more. Read More...
- At this time of year, many of us begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions and often pledge to live more healthfully.
As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat” – so naturally, many Aussies choose to focus on their food choices when it comes to making a change on 1 January.
Looking back at 2016, it’s easy to see which health movement was the most popular throughout the year. According to Google Trends data, Australians are more interested in getting informati
- Each year, the Macqaurie Dictionary selects its Word of the Year, which is described as one of the “top new words added to the Australian English lexicon”.
At the close of 2016, PETA sent a letter to the editor of the dictionary suggesting that the word “veganise” be chosen as its Word of the Year in the “Eating and Drinking” category.
“Veganise” means “to make a vegan version of an otherwise animal-derived meal or item” – and PE
- In the News: 22 December 2016.
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- In the News: 20 December 2016.
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- Share joy with animals and spoil your loved ones with gifts that give twice.Read More...
- In the News: 18 December 2016.
- Your support this Christmas can give a life worth living. It can give freedom from suffering, and goodwill … to all.Read More...
- In the News: 22 December 2016.
- Animals see this every single day. But Facebook is warning users about it. Read More...
- Press Release: 25 November 2016.
- In the News: 15 December 2016.
- Together, we changed the world for animals in 2016. Enjoy this uplifting video celebrating our historic wins! Read More...
- PETA has exposed suffering on reptile farms in the U.S. and Africa, and now eyewitness footage reveals the horrifying reality for tens of thousands of crocodiles in Vietnam raised and violently killed to make “luxury” leather bags sold around the world.
Two of the farms investigated supply crocodile skins to Louis Vuitton’s parent company LVMH and “some of the biggest brands,” according to a farm owner.
Please take a look at what purchases of crocodile-skin bags, b
- Three daring PETA supporters descended on a Kathmandu store on the Sunshine Coast to ask the company to stop using cruelly obtained down feathers in its products.Wearing Santa hats, the activists made it clear that down-feather jackets would not be on their Christmas lists this year, and their banner proclaimed, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Down”.While Kathmandu claims to use “100% ethically sourced” feathers that are certified by the “Responsible Down Stan
- 2016 was #TheYearOfVegan, and since Australians are leading the world with our appetite for a cruelty-free lifestyle, there was stiff competition this year for the title of PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities.
In selecting the worthy winners, PETA’s judges looked for the quality that most oozes sexiness: a compassionate heart. And there were two Aussies who led the pack with their advocacy for animals.
Meet PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities of 2016: David Campbell and Morgan Mitch
- Great news for animals – as awareness of the cruelty of angora production grows, designers are pledging to drop the material from their collections in droves.
The latest bunch of brands to sign PETA’s angora-free pledge includes high-end labels Manning Cartell and bassike as well as famed designer Alice McCall – who is regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Cosmopolitan.
Also, after hearing from PETA, designer Karla Špetić i
- Great news for animals!
After discussions with PETA, Anglicare Australia introduced a fur-free policy in its op shops in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, and Victoria.
Branches in other states are also reviewing their policies regarding fur, and we hope all the Anglicare stores across the country will follow this lead.
As a direct result of its conversations with PETA, the organisation has also decided to review its ethical and environmental
- A pig has been raped and six chickens have been killed in a sickening attack on a Nimbin permaculture college farm.
Polly, the pig, suffered bruising and cuts to her face, as well as bruising around her flanks and a bleeding vulva. Several chickens were found with their necks wrung, others had been completely decapitated, and another was found alive but suffering with such severe injuries she had to be euthanised.
Polly the pigPETA is offering up to $5,000 as a reward for information leading to
- After seeing shocking footage of sheep being abused in Australian shearing sheds, actor and animal advocate Joaquin Phoenix pledged not to wear wool again.
Now, he stars in a new PETA ad proclaiming, “Leave Wool out of Your Wardrobe”.The star wears a vegan wool suit by Brave GentleMan and poses alongside rescued sheep.
“When PETA [US] sent me that video of this undercover investigation of what happened in these shearing farms, that was really eye-opening”, Joaquin explai
- In a landmark case, an Australian shearer has pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals for the first time in history.
The four counts of the charge against the Lucindale man followed the release of a PETA US exposé which documented that Australian wool workers beat scared sheep in the face with electric clippers and punched and stamped on their heads and necks.Following an investigation by Agriculture Victoria, the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions filed charges ag
- In a landmark case, a shearer has pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals for the first time in Australian history.
The four counts of the charge against the Lucindale man followed the release of a PETA US exposé which documented that Australian wool workers beat scared sheep in the face with electric clippers and punched and stamped on their heads and necks.Following an investigation by Agriculture Victoria, the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions filed charges aga
- In New Zealand, 210 cows were found with broken tails. Experts note that the pain experienced by the cows was “akin to a person having their fingers broken.”West Coast dairy farmer fined $15,000 for snapping cows’ tails https://t.co/Sh1MPwBbWG pic.twitter.com/fWT61A0nBT
— Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) December 7, 2016Warren Arthur McNabb was fined $15,000 and banned for six months from having any involvement with cows used for milk.
Ministry for Primary Industries inspecto
- At this time of year, we’re bombarded with advertisements for Christmas hams. But do we ever consider the intelligent, sensitive pig who was killed for that neatly packaged piece of flesh?
Share this post with friends who are still considering buying ham for Christmas dinner this year. Encourage them to skip the cruelty and enjoy an ethical vegan meal instead.
Pig and Kitten SnugglesThere are no words to describe the cuteness! This rescued piglet and kitten are best buddies – and th
- Australian artist Jo Frederiks is about to open her latest exhibition, a bold and striking commentary on modern animal consumption titled “The Animal Holocaust”.
Having grown up on a million-acre cattle station in central Queensland, Frederiks has always felt a strong connection to animals, and she uses mainly oil paints and graphite to draw attention to the way modern society and industry treat living beings.
“The Animal Holocaust” will showcase over 50 of Frederiks&rsq
- The RSPCA is investigating after a video that showed a man punch a kangaroo recently went viral.
And rightly so.
Punching a kangaroo in the face is neither brave nor funny – it’s illegal, as is harassing native wildlife with dogs.This incident reportedly occurred as a pack of dogs was running loose, following the trail of a boar, while hunters followed behind, safe in their ute. Allowing hunting dogs to run uncontrolled through a group of native animals is highly irresponsible
- The RSPCA are investigating after a video of a man punching a kangaroo recently went viral.
And rightly so.
Punching a kangaroo in the face is neither brave nor funny, it’s illegal, as is harassing native wildlife with dogs.This incident reportedly occurred as a pack of dogs were running loose, following the trail of a boar while hunters followed safely behind in their ute. Allowing a pack of hunting dogs to run uncontrolled through a group of native animals is highly irresponsible and al
- Video footage reveals that behind closed doors at France’s Alfort National Veterinary School, dogs are deliberately bred to develop crippling muscle diseases. The footage given to PETA by the group Animal Testing reveals that the dogs struggle to walk, swallow, and even breathe.Breeding Pain and Misery in a French Laboratory
The dogs are genetically prone to different types of muscular dystrophy (MD), including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is particularly severe. The
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