• UPDATE: Charges Filed Against Workers Who Slaughtered Horses in South Korea

    After a police investigation prompted by video footage released by PETA showing widespread abuse and slaughter of horses– including Australian racehorses sold to the South Korean racing industry – three people at the Nonghyup abattoir in Jeju have been charged, along with the company itself.
    PETA’s exposé shows castoffs from the racing industry and other horses beaten repeatedly in the face as they’re forced into the abattoir and killed for their flesh.
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  • This Philippines Taal Volcano Rescue Story Will Make You Cry

    This Philippines Taal Volcano Rescue Story Will Make You Cry
    The latest eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines has buried the island under a deluge of ash and debris, putting the life of every animal and human there at risk.
    Right now, an emergency rescue team supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund is working to provide dogs and other animals with urgently needed food and veterinary care as they struggle to survive – and the team needs your help.
    Today was a day of successes and setbacks for the rescue team.
    PETA Asia was the first c
  • Obela Hummus Parent Company Bans Animal Tests After Talks With PETA US

    Obela Hummus Parent Company Bans Animal Tests After Talks With PETA US
    If a vegan food pyramid existed, hummus would probably have its own category. But until recently, even our favourite savoury spread had ties to horrific animal abuse.
    In a big win following talks with PETA US, Strauss Group – the second-largest food and beverage company in Israel and the parent company of popular spread brand Obela – has adopted a new policy banning laboratory experiments on animals.
    Obela hummus lovers can rejoice that their purchases will no longer contribute to e
  • Pharma Giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Bans Near-Drowning Test

    Pharma Giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Bans Near-Drowning Test
    Thanks to your thousands of e-mails, Bristol-Myers Squibb has confirmed that it has banned the forced swim test!The resounding victory for small animals comes after more than a year of pressure that included nearly 800,000 e-mails from PETA and our affiliates’ supporters, ads, videos and protests.
    PETA US launched the campaign after scientists reviewed documents showing that between 2008 and 2017, Bristol-Myers Squibb employees published papers describing the use of more than 1,600 animal
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  • Update: South Korea’s Largest Horse Slaughterhouse and Two Employees Fined for Illegal Killing Methods Following PETA Exposé

    Update: South Korea’s Largest Horse Slaughterhouse and Two Employees Fined for Illegal Killing Methods Following PETA Exposé
    After a police investigation—prompted by the release of PETA’s video exposé showing shocking abuse and slaughter of horses in South Korea—the Jeju Livestock Cooperative Association and two of its employees have been fined KRW 5 million (approximately AUD $6266) each for killing horses right in front of other horses. This is the first time that a South Korean company or its workers have been prosecuted for illegally killing horses. Jeju Livestock Cooperative Associa
  • The Link Between Bushfires and Slaughterhouses: Climate Change

    The Link Between Bushfires and Slaughterhouses: Climate Change
    Australia is burning. The bushfires have devastated the continent since September and continue to ravage the country at an alarming pace. Photos and videos of charred animals—unable to escape the overwhelming blazes—are everywhere you look online. It’s now estimated that at nearly one billion animals have already died. Humans, too, are dying and being displaced. Everything about Australia’s current fate seems apocalyptic in scale.
     
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  • How Australia Changed for Good in 2019

    How Australia Changed for Good in 2019
    It’s truly amazing to see how far we’ve come in 2019. Public opinion is changing, companies are listening, and we’re achieving more victories than ever before for animals. Watch this video to see some of PETA’s landmark moments this year.
    Challenging Speciesism
    One of PETA’s goals for 2019 was to introduce the concept of speciesism to the Australian public. In January, we kicked off the year with a barbecue for Australia Day asking everyone, “If you wouldn&rs
  • Netted ‘Dead Fish’ in Sydney Protest Christmas Seafood

    Netted ‘Dead Fish’ in Sydney Protest Christmas Seafood
    Wearing blue body paint and wrapped in fish netting, a group of PETA members took to the Barangaroo Reserve harbour foreshore in Sydney ahead of the biggest seafood sale of the year to ask people to consider who is on their plate this Christmas.
    The mass slaughter and consumption of sea animals stand in opposition to the meaning of Christmas, yet millions of aquatic animals are killed for Australian festivities. The Sydney Fish Market even has a 36-hour “festive frenzy” – last
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  • Whip Welts on Melbourne Cup Winner Prompt PETA to Call For Whipping Ban

    Whip Welts on Melbourne Cup Winner Prompt PETA to Call For Whipping Ban
    Only in horseracing is it acceptable to whip an animal in public.
    Vow And Declare must have been the most photographed horse at Flemington Racecourse this year after winning the Melbourne Cup. But a closer look at those photos show the sinister side of racing, with post-race whip welts visible on his hindquarters at the conclusion of the race.
    The marks – which a veterinary pathologist has confirmed were most likely caused by trauma – prove that padded whips do, in fact, hurt horses
  • PETA Urges the Sydney Roosters to Drop Steggles Sponsorship After Cruelty Exposé

    PETA Urges the Sydney Roosters to Drop Steggles Sponsorship After Cruelty Exposé
    After horrendous cruelty was exposed at Baiada, which produces Steggles chicken, PETA wrote to the Sydney Roosters, asking the team to drop the brand as a sponsor.
    Clearly, the sponsorship serves as one giant ad for the Steggles brand. But what exactly is being advertised? Check out the video below for a glimpse behind the scenes at the breeding facility and abattoir producing Steggles’ meat:
    The investigation shows workers picking up chickens and beating them against a metal rail and oth
  • Charlotte Crosby ‘Traps’ Herself Underwater in PETA Anti–Sea World Ad

    Charlotte Crosby ‘Traps’ Herself Underwater in PETA Anti–Sea World Ad
    Reality TV star Charlotte Crosby goes underwater in a new PETA ad campaign to protest cruelty to dolphins at Sea World.
    The The Just Tattoo of Us presenter and Charlotte Show star points to the cruelty of confining naturally far-ranging marine mammals to concrete tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.
    “I would feel so claustrophobic being in such a small space. … [O]bviously, it’s massively cruel, and I just want everyone to know that …. And when people a
  • PETA Asks Children’s Author for “Honest” Addition to Farm Book Collection

    PETA Asks Children’s Author for “Honest” Addition to Farm Book Collection
    Author Rebecca Johnson’s titles on farmed animals in her Steve Parish Story Book collection are supposed to be based on the “52 virtues, including caring, honesty, forgiveness and unity”,  but with a number of glaring omissions we sent the author some suggested edits to make them more accurate and honest and tell the whole story of life for animals farmed for, among other things, their flesh and fleece..
    For example, in Elliot the Piglet, some images of the cram
  • Kind and Committed: Joaquin Phoenix Is PETA’s Person of the Year

    Kind and Committed: Joaquin Phoenix Is PETA’s Person of the Year
    Standing in the spotlight doesn’t interest Joaquin Phoenix. As the buzz, critical acclaim, and Oscar talk surrounding his performance in Joker swirl, he’s been steadfastly ensuring that the spotlight is on what he cares about most deeply: animal liberation. His lifelong dedication to ending speciesism has brought him another award: He’s PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year.
    Just before the Joker premier, Joaquin’s compelling anti-speciesism ad went up in Times Square and
  • Wrestler Zack Sabre Jr Is Powered by Plants

    Wrestler Zack Sabre Jr Is Powered by Plants
    British heavyweight champion wrestler Zack Sabre Jr appears in a new PETA UK ad that proclaims, “Vegan Strong – Powered by Plants.”The plant-powered athlete wears his vegan leather jacket while taking a big bite out of a crisp carrot.
    In an accompanying video spot, Zack describes how “everything changed instantly” when he went vegan in 2015 after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives:“I just felt so much more energised. Just eating plants, just whole foo
  • ‘Donkey’ Demonstrators Descend on Greek Embassies Around the World

    ‘Donkey’ Demonstrators Descend on Greek Embassies Around the World
    A herd of PETA “donkeys” descended on Greek consulates and embassies around the world to call for an end to Santorini’s notoriously inhumane donkey rides.The demonstrations were held after a new undercover investigation revealed continuing animal abuse on Santorini. Even though laws were passed to protect donkeys following a PETA Germany exposé on the island in 2018, this recent footage reveals that abuse still occurs. Donkeys and mules, many with painful wounds, are st
  • Australian Horse Shatters His Leg and Dies in Hong Kong Race

    Australian Horse Shatters His Leg and Dies in Hong Kong Race
    In May 2019, Australian-born horse Voyage King was lame in his front leg after a race in Hong Kong and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both his front fetlocks. Six months later, he shattered one front fetlock during a race and was killed.
    His last moments must have been agonisingly painful. But after his diagnosis in May, why was he racing at all?Unfortunately, this kind of injury occurs far too often on racetracks. During the last racing year, 122 horses died on Australian racetracks, mos
  • Pamela Anderson Makes Bushfire Plea While Visiting the Gold Coast

    Pamela Anderson Makes Bushfire Plea While Visiting the Gold Coast
    As fires continue to devastate parts of Australia, Pamela Anderson, who is visiting the Gold Coast, has written to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with a plea to take meaningful and urgent action to save lives in the future.
    “As you’ve already noted, the science is clear: climate change has played a key role in the severity of this year’s bushfires,” Anderson writes. “But acknowledging this is only half the battle. Australia has one of the highest greenhouse-gas emis
  • How to Help Koalas and Other Australian Animals Affected by Bushfires

    How to Help Koalas and Other Australian Animals Affected by Bushfires
    The bushfires in Australia have been devastating, with many lives and homes – of both humans and other animals – lost. During the crisis, we’ve seen amazing acts of bravery and compassion from people, but you don’t need to run into burning bushland and rescue koalas to help. Every day, our individual actions are affecting our climate and the conditions that have caused the severity of these fires.
    Climate Change
    Scientists have emphatically stated that climate change has
  • Historic German Legal Proceedings Call For Basic Rights for Animals

    Historic German Legal Proceedings Call For Basic Rights for Animals
    PETA Germany has filed a first-of-its-kind legal challenge on behalf of every male piglet in Germany. In an effort to end the forcible castration of young pigs, the group is asking the country’s highest court to consider that the practice – which is painful but widespread on farms and often done without pain relief – violates their most basic right: to live free from pain and suffering.
    Aussie Farms
    In 2013, the German government moved to end the practice of castrating piglets
  • New Footage From Santorini: Donkeys and Mules Are Still Being Abused!

    New Footage From Santorini: Donkeys and Mules Are Still Being Abused!
    A new eyewitness investigation reveals that donkey and mules, many of whom have painful wounds, are still used as “taxis” for tourists on the Greek island of Santorini:
    Clearly, the situation for these animals hasn’t improved since such abuse was first documented by PETA Germany back in 2018.Around 100 exhausted donkeys and mules are still forced to carry tourists up and down more than 500 steep, slippery steps to Firá’s old town all day long.
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  • HUGE NEWS: The Queen Has Gone Fur-Free!

    PETA was thrilled to learn today that the Queen has made the compassionate decision to go fur-free.The news was announced by Her Majesty’s personal adviser and senior dresser, Angela Kelly, in an interview with Vogue magazine:
    If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm.
    The Queen’s decision is in line with the many forward-thinking consumers, businesses, and nations that are recognis
  • Rostropovich Injured at the Melbourne Cup

    It’s tragically predictable: a horse has been sent to Werribee Equine Centre with a fractured pelvis after the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
    Four-year-old gelding Rostropovich finished the race last and unable to bear weight.
    The reality is that horses are injured, and often killed, on racetracks all the time.Melbourne Cup’s History
    In 2013, Verema was killed after snapping a bone in her leg.
    In 2014, Admire Rakti collapsed and died in his stall after a race and Araldo broke a leg and was eut
  • Victory! Pharma Giant Pfizer Bans the Cruel Forced Swim Test

    Victory! Following nearly a year of pressure from PETA and our affiliates, the world’s third-largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has committed to no longer conducting or funding the cruel forced swim test.
    These tests – in which small animals are dropped into inescapable beakers of water and forced to swim to keep from drowning – claim to shed light on human depression. However, they don’t accurately predict whether a drug will work as a human anti-depressant and can
  • Dairy Is Scary! PETA ‘Cows’ Stage Halloween Protest in Sydney

    Gripping glasses of “milk” as “blood” ran down their hands, a group of black-cloaked PETA supporters wearing cow masks descended on Sydney’s Darling Harbour on the eve of Halloween to expose the horrors of the dairy industry.Steven Walker
    Spirit-world spookiness has nothing on dairy farms, where cows are forcibly impregnated, separated from their babies, and sent to face the slaughter knife after their milk production has waned.
    Because male calves are useless to d
  • PETA’s Horseracing Ad Rejected

    Despite revelations that thousands of horses who had been used for racing are being sent to abattoirs in Australia, a new PETA ad about horseracing has been rejected by the Australian Radio Network in Melbourne.
    The radio spot was made to sound like commentary at a typical horse race, but rather than following the race, it describes the cause of death of a number of horses – including the famous Melbourne Cup fatalities of The Cliffsofmoher, Regal Monarch, Red Cadeaux, Admire Rakti, and A
  • Melbourne Game Sparks ‘Hero to Geese’ Award

    Indie video game Untitled Goose Game has taken the world by storm—both serious gamers and amateurs alike have become obsessed with it, and it’s all about geese’s perspective. Here at PETA, we’re such big fans of it that we’ve sent House House (the Melbourne creator) a Hero to Geese Award.The Award is also accompanied by some delicious hand made Treat Dreams geese-shaped chocolates!
    Even though geese are just trying to live in peace (and have been around for ab
  • Melbourne Cup: 12 Things You Need to Know About Horse Racing

    Whatever the results of this year’s Melbourne Cup, there’s one thing that you can bet on with confidence – horses will suffer because of this unethical spectacle in Flemington. Please consider the following information:1.  Horses die on racetracks all the time. During the last racing year, 122 of them died on Australian racetracks. Their deaths were traumatic and frightening, a stomach-churning mess of tangled limbs, fractured bones, and broken spines.2. Hu
  • African Swine Fever Warnings Reveal Pig Dogging Hypocrisy

    Pig doggers are worried about wild pig populations. State governments have released warnings about African swine fever, and the Northern Territory has warned that an outbreak could result in hunting restrictions and the eradication of the wild pig population. The Australian Pig Doggers and Hunters Association and its members are raising awareness of the issue and working to preserve the wild pig populations.
    Helping to protect wild animals and ensuring that their populations thrive may be an ad
  • Kathmandu’s Best-Selling Puffer Jacket Is Now Feather-Free and PETA Approved!

    For too many years, one thing stopped animal-loving adventurers from reaching for Kathmandu’s well-known Heli jacket: the fact that it was filled with feathers.
    Happily, those seeking lightweight warmth without sacrificing their ethics can now rejoice – a new version of the Heli has just dropped, and in addition to being lightweight and super-snug, it carries the “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo!
    Made with 100% polyester and recycled polyester and featuring bluesign-approved s
  • Farmers Use Spiked Nose Rings to Separate Calves and Their Mothers

    There’s nothing natural about the way cows are treated in modern animal agriculture – even in the way they’re allowed to interact with their own young.In order to wean calves, farmers sometimes clamp spiked rings to their septum to prevent them from nursing and seeking comfort from their mothers.
    The spikes are painful to the cow’s udder when the calf attempts to suckle and can cause the cow to move away from or even kick her baby.
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