• Dog Meat Is Being Served Outside the Olympic Games

    Written by Lillian Trahan for PETA US.
    The South Korean government is offering monetary incentives to restaurants located next to the Olympic Stadium and near other key Olympic venues to get them to stop serving dog meat during the Games. South Korea is also asking food venues to take down or cover up signs that advertise it. Nearly all the restaurants have refused. Similarly, dog-meat farms near where Olympic events are taking place have no plans to relocate or temporarily close
  • Be My Vegan Valentine

    As the popularity of vegan food continues to rise in Australia, here are some of our top picks for the perfect vegan Valentine’s treats to delight your loved one. Grab one of these gorgeous, sweet snacks and your date is sure to be smitten with you this Valentine’s Day.
    Recreate the 1950s romance of the ice cream parlour by sharing a sundae made with Over The Moo, Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy, Weis Sorbet, or So Good vegan ice cream plus Golden Gaytime Crumbs, Hershey&r
  • What Happens to Dogs in Puppy Mills Will Break Your Heart

    A new eyewitness investigation by PETA Asia has documented widespread suffering in puppy mills across China. The heartbreaking video footage shows dogs and puppies confined to filthy cages barely larger than their own bodies.
    Cages and Filth
    Dogs barked frantically and stuck their noses through the cage wires to try to escape the build-up of their own waste. The intensive confinement caused many to go insane. They continually paced and spun in circles inside the cages.
    Painful Conditions Caused
  • Gillian Anderson Is Naked in ‘Liberating’ New Anti-Fur Campaign

    As New York Fashion Week unfolds, PETA US has unveiled a gigantic billboard showing Gillian Anderson wearing little more than a smile with the slogan “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.”“I found it liberating to use my body to make an important statement,” says the usually modest Emmy-winning star of The X-Files and co-author of last year’s bestseller We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, which will be out in paperback later this month. “People ten
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  • Vegan Train Takeover in Sydney – Can You Relate to Who’s in This Crate?

    A pig confined to a crate, hens crowded inside cages, cows languishing in filth, and sheep jammed onto transport trucks: these are the images that Sydneysiders were confronted with during today’s peak-hour commute as the city’s train troubles continued.Every year in Australia, more than 500 million land animals endure miserable lives in the industrialised farming system before being killed for their flesh. Then, they’re strung upside down and their throats are slit, often whil
  • Shocking: Live Puppies Fed to Snake in Chinese Zoo

    A private zoo in China’s Henan province has been caught on camera feeding live puppies to a boa constrictor. This is yet another example of why China needs to implement an animal-protection law.PETA Asia posted video footage of the incident provided by witnesses on its social media pages in China, and after receiving hundreds of angry comments, the zoo has agreed not to feed puppies to snakes anymore.
    What You Can Do
    Anyone who cares about animals should avoid zoos. As long as p
  • 90-Year-Old Dairy Farm Growing Hemp So That Owners Can Escape ‘Soulless’ Dairy Industry

    For three generations, the Welch family has been involved in the New Zealand dairy industry. But now that the farm is in Tom Welch’s hands, it’s producing a cruelty-free super-crop, hemp.
    What made the Welch family want to move away from an established dairy set-up? It was a combination of the bureaucracy involved in the mass industrialisation of dairy “products” and the questionable ethics of dairy farming. Tom Welch knows all too well the gruesome reality of an industr
  • It’s Easy to Ditch Down With Kathmandu’s Revolutionary New Jacket

    From hardcore outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors who just like to be snug when they camp, consumers from all walks of life have been increasingly vocal about wanting more animal-friendly options when it comes to insulating fabrics – including demanding alternatives to down.
    Another option has become available – Kathmandu launched a new down-free insulated men and women’s jacket called “The Lawrence”. Filled with a revolutionary material called ThermoPlume by P
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  • PETA Condemns ‘Frankenscience’ Horror Show as Monkey Is Cloned for the First Time

    Experimenters in China have reportedly cloned two monkeys with the same technique that was used to create the cloned sheep Dolly. It’s believed that the macaques, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, have survived for at least 40 to 50 days, but the rest of their lives will be filled with pain and misery and may even be cut short. They’ve no doubt endured immense suffering behind the scenes.Whether it involves mice, sheep, dogs, or monkeys, cloning is a form of Frankenscience that serves only t
  • Video Shows How Far Pigs Will Go to Protect Their Friends From Death

    If you had a chance to save a friend or family member from certain death, wouldn’t you take it?
    This appears to be the scenario in a video from Southwest China in which a pig charges two men who are moments away from apparently slaughtering another pig.In the video, two men can be seen holding down an obviously frightened pig they appear to be about to slaughter. As the helpless animal screams, another pig rushes the two men and continues charging them until the restrained animal is relea
  • Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Camels are Suffering in Jordan

    Handlers repeatedly hit the animals with anything at hand—including hard-plastic pipes, ropes, metal chains, and whips—to keep the exhausted animals working.
    Visitors go to Petra to marvel at its ancient monuments and temples, yet the “Lost City” has a dark and ugly side. More than 1,300 horses, donkeys, mules, and camels are forced to carry tourists or pull carriages in the city every day, and they’re suffering terribly.
    Even when they’re simply too
  • Huge News: Norway Is Banning Fur Farming!

    Norway is introducing a total ban on fur farming, according to a statement released by the Norwegian animal rights organisation NOAH this weekend. The country is currently home to 300 fur farms, which breed and kill 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year, so this is truly a massive victory for animals.
    © Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
    An exposé released by PETA UK in 2014 documented horrific conditions on fur farms in Norway and several other countries and featured foot
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  • Zimbabwe’s Baby Elephants Stolen for Captivity

    Even as Africa’s elephant population dwindles, countries including the U.S., China, Mexico, and Cuba are still buying baby elephants who were captured in the wild, taken away from their mothers and herds, and sold into a lifetime of deprivation in roadside zoos and for elephant-ride attractions.
    Reportedly, on the same day last week that China banned the sale of ivory amidst global celebration, the country was quietly ushering in 31 baby elephants who had been captured in Z
  • Victory! Zimbabwe Stops Selling Baby Elephants for Captivity

    Update: Thanks to global outrage over Zimbabwe’s practice of capturing wild baby elephants and selling them internationally for use in circuses and elephant-ride tourist traps, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has banned the country’s live-elephant trade. The ban also applies to other endangered wild animals—including rhinoceroses, lions, and pangolins—and represents a complete reversal of the government’s previous position on the trade in exotic animals. PE
  • Shocking Video Shows Baby Elephants Being Captured for Captivity

    Even as Africa’s elephant population dwindles, countries including the U.S., China, Mexico, and Cuba are still buying baby elephants who were captured in the wild, taken away from their mothers and herds, and sold into a lifetime of deprivation in roadside zoos and for elephant-ride attractions.
    Reportedly, on the same day last week that China banned the sale of ivory amidst global celebration, the country was quietly ushering in 31 baby elephants who had been captured in Z
  • VICTORY: OMG, Domino’s Pizza Offers Vegan Cheese!

    Being vegan just got even easier, as Domino’s has launched a Vegan Avocado Veg pizza, Vegan Spicy Veg Trio pizza and a Vegan Margherita pizza using Follow Your Heart vegan cheese! You can now get them at almost 600 locations across Australia.
    PETA’s campaign encouraged nearly 10,000 people to write to Domino’s demanding vegan cheese – and your voices were heard loud and clear!The huge public response on this issue wasn’t at all surprising to us, as compassiona
  • Victory! No More On-Campus Petting Zoo For “Stress Less Week”

    The University of Canberra has confirmed to PETA that it will never again host an on-campus petting zoo as a part of its “Stress Less Week” for students. This compassionate decision came after PETA reached out to university heads, informing them that these exhibits are detrimental to animals.
    Petting zoos are incredibly stressful places the exploited sentient beings, who, unlike human visitors, cannot leave when they’ve had enough.
    A busy space filled with noisy crowds and liv
  • Tour Guide Trampled to Death After Tourist Yanks Elephant’s Tail

    A Chinese tour guide has been trampled to death by a captive elephant at a camp in Chonburi, Thailand. Plai Uthen, the 17-year-old elephant, was reportedly being forced to give two visitors a ride when other tourists surrounded him to take photos. According to the Daily Mail, one tourist yanked his tail, agitating him further and causing him to charge.
    The elephant camp owner and a mahout (handler) were charged with “recklessness causing death and injuries,&r
  • Liam Hemsworth and Courtney Act Crowned PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities For 2017

    A staggering number of celebrities went vegan in 2017, so it’s been harder than ever to crown Australia’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities. In the end, there were two who stood out – not just for being sexy but, more importantly, for speaking up for animals: Liam Hemsworth and Courtney Act.
    Independence Day star Hemsworth, who last year won PETA US’ version of the award, famously encouraged his millions of Instagram followers to watch What the Health this year.
    “If you ca
  • Pamela Anderson Calls for Manus Investigation

    Human and animal rights activist and former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is concerned that violence and suffering on Manus Island have reached a new level. This comes after refugees were forced to move camps and a guard allegedly threw a cherished dog, Foxy, from a moving bus.
    The Combined Refugee Action Group has posted “Message from Manus: Manus refugee carried Foxy to the bus. Cradled dog in his arms, [he] risked [his] life to save Foxy. Guard allowed him [to] carry dog on b
  • REWARD: $5,000 to Catch Yabby Trappers Who Are Ensnaring and Killing Platypuses

    PETA is offering $5,000 as a reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of anyone involved in the drowning death of a platypus with a closed yabby trap.
    In the past year, 13 platypuses have been found dead after drowning in illegally set closed yabby traps in Victoria’s public waters. It’s estimated that several hundred more have died and remain unfound because of the “set-and-forget” nature of the traps. In fact, a total of five platypuses drown
  • VIDEO: Hugh Sheridan is a Hero for Animals

    Australian House Husbands star Hugh Sheridan is encouraging everyone to be a hero for animals and adopt a companion from a shelter.He has found love on the streets of Hollywood. So, who’s the lucky lady? His cat, Addie, of course!
    Not every cat is as lucky as Addie. Every year, hundreds of thousands of puppies and kittens are born in unwanted litters in Australia. Many are abandoned on the streets, like Addie, or left to languish in shelters. As a result, around 200,000 healthy dogs
  • What This Man Did to a Greyhound for Losing a Race Will Haunt You

    This man’s cruelty revealed just how heartless the dog-racing industry is, as video footage shows the assailant viciously slamming a helpless dog to death.
    残忍!他赌狗输钱,竟将狗活活摔死 | Odd world | © PearVideo
    In a video uploaded to the Chinese site Pear Video, a man is seen throwing a greyhound against the concrete over and over again—each “thump” more haunting
  • Can You Guess the Most Vegan-Friendly Australian Airline?

    As travellers take off on their summer holidays, PETA is giving Jetstar a Proggy Award for being the Most Vegan-Friendly Airline in Australia!
    Jetstar’s new menu includes two vegan options – SumoSalad’s Lentil & Tabbouleh Salad with Falafel and Mr Lee’s Noodles in the Zen Garden Vegetables variety. Yum!Australians seek out vegan food everywhere, whether they’re in a supermarket or café or 30,000 feet in the air. Cruelty-free culture has taken off in Aust
  • WHY?! Video Shows Men Pushing Boar Off Cliff, Killing the Animal

    Shocking video captured from a popular Spanish hiking trail shows unthinkable cruelty to animals on full display. As international outlets have reported, a group of men hiking along the Cares Trail in northern Spain were filmed using sticks to poke and prod a seemingly injured wild boar until the frightened animal was forced down a steep and rocky cliff face, violently falling to his or her death. As the boar tumbles down the mountainside, the men appear to celebrate their twisted “a
  • Marrickville Police: Heroes to Animals for White Ribbon Day

    In a wonderful effort to help animal victims of domestic violence for White Ribbon Day, the Marrickville Local Area Command (LAC) organised a vegan sausage sizzle in Bridgewater Park, Rozelle to raise money for animals living in domestic violence circumstances.
    The thoughtfulness shown by the Marrickville LAC for all victims of violence is truly inspiring. The local community is very fortunate to have such compassionate leaders.Research shows a clear link between domestic violence and animal ab
  • Feet Torn Off and Then Boiled Alive: Australia’s Free-Range Cruelty Sham

    It’s difficult to imagine the pain of your feet being torn off because you’ve been violently shackled upside down and then of being boiled alive. Yet that is what’s happening to hens at the Star Poultry Supply abattoir in the Melbourne suburb of Keysborough.
    The free-range hens in the new video footage from the Australian egg industry shown on ABC’s programme 7.30 are just 18 months old, but they’re already considered “spent” by the industry that exploi
  • Prevent the Export of Live Australian Donkeys to the Chinese Ejiao Industry

    These gentle animals are killed for one reason: so that their skins can be sold to leading traditional “medicine” companies in China.
    While some countries, such as Pakistan and 10 African nations, have closed Chinese-funded slaughterhouses and developed policies to ban the export of donkey skins to China, earlier this year, the Australian government revealed that it planned to capitalise on China’s demand for donkey skins and has received some enquiries about the export o
  • New Mum Helplessly Chases After Her Stolen Calves in Heartbreaking Video

    Just like humans, cows form strong maternal bonds with their babies and would go to great lengths to protect them. So you can imagine how helpless and desperate this cow must have felt after being separated from her calves and watching as they were driven away.According to the New Zealand organization SAFE, the tear-jerking video was sent to it by a concerned citizen. It’s unclear where the babies are headed. SAFE noted in its Facebook post that in New Zealand, up to 2 million calves&mdas
  • Chrissie Hynde Asks PM Turnbull for Live-Export Plebiscite

    As The Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde wraps up her tour of Australia, the music legend and animal activist fired off a letter to Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s Prime Minister and Acting Minister for Agriculture, urging him to instigate a plebiscite on the issue of live animal exports.With Australia just days away from finding out the result of the country’s same-sex marriage plebiscite, Hynde, who was the “best man” at PETA US Vice President Dan Mathews’ gay
  • RIP Regal Monarch, Killed for Flemington “Entertainment”

    UPDATE: Regal Monarch has now reportedly died after his “horror crash” mid-race at Flemington this afternoon. He’s the latest in a long line of dead horses. While media coverage focuses on silly hats, behind the scenes of this abusive industry, horses used for racing are made to run to the detriment of their health. Before they’ve even finished maturing, these 500-kilogram animals are forced to race at breakneck speeds while being whipped and pushed past their limits, su
  • Horse Regal Monarch Hurt for Flemington “Entertainment”

    Horse Regal Monarch has been hurt and is apparently “not well” after a dramatic mid-race fall at Flemington today – Melbourne Cup Day 2017. 
    Regal Monarch was loaded into a float and escorted to University of Melbourne veterinary clinic for treatment as we await more news.
    Celebrating today because no horses have died as a result of this year’s Melbourne Cup Day (yet) is like applauding the release of innocent prisoners. The outcome is a relief, but they shouldn&rsq
  • PETA’s Guide to Boycotting the Appalling Cruelty of the 2017 Melbourne Cup

    PETA invites you and the growing number of Australians who oppose cruelty to animals to help put an end to this exploitative “sport” by refusing to patronise racetracks or support Melbourne Cup betting events in the office.
    You can show your desire for change whether you’re working on the day of the race or able to attend a boycott event. You can also inform your friends and family about the tragic lives that horses used for racing are forced to endure and start the conversati
  • Why You Should Try Vegan This World Vegan Month

    This November is World Vegan Month, a great time for anyone who’s curious about the benefits of eating vegan to take our pledge and give it a go for 30 days.
    It’s never been easier to go vegan. This year alone, a huge number of restaurants, major supermarkets, and other food brands have embraced plant-based eating by releasing new vegan menu items, products, and even whole ranges free of animal-based ingredients.
    Google searches for “vegan” have increased by 380 per cent
  • Why You Should Try Vegan This November

    This November is World Vegan Month, a great time for anyone who’s curious about the benefits of eating vegan to take our pledge and give it a go for 30 days. Green lunch! Sesame tofu with avocado, roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts, kale and green olives 🥑
    A post shared by Lancey Morris (@sweetlancey) on Oct 28, 2017 at 9:29pm PDTIt’s never been easier to go vegan. This year alone, a huge number of restaurants, major supermarkets, and other food brands have embraced plant-bas
  • Why Meat Consumption Is Causing Mass Wildlife Extinction

    A report from the World Wildlife Fund revealed that 60 per cent of global biodiversity loss is down to meat consumption, and this is only projected to worsen.Whilst many are aware of the greenhouse-gas emissions and water usage associated with producing meat and dairy, the issue of habitat destruction is often overlooked. The destruction of vulnerable environments such as the Amazon rainforest to grow feed for intensively farmed animals could destroy the world&rsqu
  • This Bodybuilder’s Vegan Journey Cleared Up His Skin

    Bodybuilder Brian Turner started getting serious acne at age 15, and it became so bad that he’d have four or five cysts on his face at any given time. The traumatic and painful experience of having chronic acne led him to experiment with what he ate. First, he removed dairy “products” and saw that his skin improved. Then, he started eating more whole foods, fruits, and vegetables. Finally, he went entirely vegan. If you’re sceptical about the link between skin
  • Why The 2018 Commonwealth Games Need Silent Fireworks

    As the countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games continues, PETA has contacted the event organiser’s CEO, Mark Peters, with a suggestion for the opening and closing ceremonies: allow only silent fireworks, which create a stunning show without the overwhelming noise. 
    This small but important change to the first major Commonwealth Games display would be a fabulous change for the local wildlife, companion animals, people with post-traumatic stress disorder, and others –
  • Why Animal Rights?

    Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. Many of us bought our beloved “pets” at pet shops, had guinea pigs, and kept beautiful birds in cages. We wore wool and silk, ate McDonald’s burgers, and fished. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?
    Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals
    In his book Animal Liberation, Peter Sin
  • BREAKING: Gucci Ditches Fur

    You sometimes have to hit a stone over and over and over again before it cracks. Well, Gucci has finally cracked! 
    After pressuring Gucci to drop fur for over 20 years, PETA can report that the company will be completely fur-free very soon.Have you heard? @gucci has banned the use of fur: ‘It’s not modern.’ https://t.co/bYu8Nc0114 pic.twitter.com/WCng7NE7m1
    — Business of Fashion (@BoF) October 11, 2017The news story broke at this year’s Kering Talk at the Lond
  • One Year and 88 Dog Deaths: Greyhounds Betrayed by the NSW Government

    Today marks one year since the NSW government backed away from its promise to put a stop to greyhound racing.
    In this time 88 dogs have died at race meets across the state, while hundreds more have suffered catastrophic injuries, according to Greyhound Racing NSW Stewards Reports.
    Around one in 10 race meets result in the death of a dog. The industry also continues to breed thousands of greyhounds, around 40 percent of whom will be killed before they’re even named.
    It is estimated that an
  • Victory: Vue Group Melbourne Have Said No To Foie Gras!

    The Vue Group has confirmed that they will no longer sell foie gras at any Vue venues – including Bistro Vue.
    All Vue Group venues have stepped up and said no to cruelly produced foie gras, and have confirmed to PETA that they fully intend to keep the diseased duck liver off their future menus at:Goose hugs for all at Vue Group
    Tell Other Melbourne Restaurants to Stop Selling Foie Gras Now!
    The Disgusting Truth About Foie Gras
    All major supermarkets in the UK refuse to stock foie gras, an
  • Settlement Reached: ‘Monkey Selfie’ Case Broke New Ground for Animal Rights

    After roughly two years of court battles, the groundbreaking lawsuit asking a U.S. federal court to declare Naruto—a free-living crested macaque—the copyright owner of the internationally famous “monkey selfie” photographs has been settled.
    PETA US; photographer David Slater; his company, Wildlife Personalities, Ltd.; and self-publishing platform Blurb, Inc., have reached a settlement of the “monkey selfie” litigation. As a part of the arrangement,

    Authorities are appealing for information regarding the death of a crocodile who was shot in the head and found in the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton. The animal was 5.2 metres long and was estimated from his size to be between 80 and 100 years old.  offering up to $5,000 as a reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime.
    Images courtesy of the Queensland Police Service.
    We are offering up to $5,000 as a re
  • Here’s why captivity won’t save Rhinos #WorldRhinoDay

    The misguided Australian Rhino Project is still planning to establish a breeding herd of rhinos in Australia. Apparently, the first rhinos have been identified and the process for gaining approvals is “well progressed”.
    Originally, The Australian Rhino Project was planning to sedate rhinoceroses, to then place them in crates for a 14-hour flight from South Africa to Australia. They have found that biosecurity laws, however, now require importing the animals indirectly via a third co
  • US plant-based food market up 8.1% in year to August 12, 2017, Nielsen data

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  • Poor practices to blame for high mortality rate on live export voyage, says vet group VALE

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  • New Natalie Portman film inspired vegan recipes and tips for Rosh Hashanah

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  • Live exports: Cattle mortality rate costs ship ticket

    In the News: 14 September 2017.
  • Israel boosts animal welfare protocols, live export protests continue

    In the News: 13 September 2017.

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