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Blog Profile / The PETA Files

Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare
Posts on Regator:2859
Posts / Week:7.9
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Sammy the Sea Kitten Makes Kiddies Giddy

To celebrate Fish Empathy Week, PETA sent Sammy the Sea Kitten to Fair Haven School in New Haven, Connecticut, and as you can see from the photos, students (and many of their parents) couldn't get enough of him! The youngsters embraced both Sammy and his lifesaving message that sea kittens (aka fish) are meant for lovin', not the oven. Have you? Written by Karin Bennett

Egg Industry Broken Wide Open

If anyone still believes that "organic" eggs are a humane choice, please look at these gut-wrenching photos from the Organic Valley farm in Wisconsin: They show birds in stinking, stifling, windowless warehouses, crammed so tightly together...Show More Summary

'Community' Star Does Right by Dogs

If you've seen NBC's hit comedy Community, then you've surely noticed Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley—she's a standout, even in a cast full of top-notch comic actors. So it was good to find out from a recent interview that the very funny Ms. Show More Summary

Animal Experiments at SPCA of Wake County

A video on You Tube reveals that the SPCA of Wake County, which helped rescue animals from Professional Laboratory and Research Services, Inc. (PLRS), is now conducting its own experiments on the animals—and we don't care! That's because...Show More Summary

PETA's Celebrity Supporters: 'We're Hatin' It!'

Dozens of celebrities, including Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Iggy Pop, and comedic improv genius Fred Willard—all of whom were in attendance at PETA's 30 th Anniversary Gala—signed our petition calling on McDonald's to reduce cruelty to chickens. Show More Summary

60,000 Chickens Dead—Just Business as Usual?

As many as 60,000 chickens died recently at Greenway Farms in Cleveland County, North Carolina, after a generator failure caused a fan to stop working in one of the chicken houses, leaving the smart, sensitive birds to suffer an excruciating...Show More Summary

Win It Wednesday: PETA 30th Anniversary Sigg Water Bottle

Not everyone was fortunate enough to attend PETA's 30 th anniversary bash, but everyone can have a memento of the occasion. And if you're this week's contest winner, you can even have it for free. Just tell us below what you'd like to see PETA accomplish in the next 30 years. Show More Summary

How to Defuse a Cat Explosion

rsgranne/CC by 2.0 A population explosion, that is. Belgium is planning to tackle its feline overpopulation problem head-on by requiring most of the country's cats to be spayed or neutered by 2016. If funded, it will be one of the most...Show More Summary

Angels Don't Go to the Animal Circus

Adult film star Joanna Angel has taken time out of producing, writing, acting, and directing to conduct a PETA interview about the injustice of forcing animals to do tricks in circuses. In the interview, Joanna points out that chained...Show More Summary

Cheese Factory Pollutes Water

Two decades of dumping wastewater from Hilmar Cheese Co. onto surrounding fields has polluted the groundwater in Hilmar, California, according to a report by consultants hired by the company. Eighteen wells in and around Hilmar are so...Show More Summary

Betty Hutton's Mink Coat Donated to PETA

The following is a cross post from PETA Prime.? You could have knocked us over with a feather when the following e-mail arrived in PETA's inbox: "Hi, I am a huge fan of PETA. I am the granddaughter of the late Betty Hutton. I wondered...Show More Summary

Mayhem II: Revenge of the Nuggets

Earlier this year, we shared a selection of the bad behavior that seems to crop up frequently at McDonald's restaurants, prompted by the story of a woman who went berserk at the drive-through window when she was denied McNuggets. But her nugget-driven nastiness was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Show More Summary

'The Social Network' Star Reveals That He's Vegetarian

Actor Jesse Eisenberg—who portrays Facebook CEO and rumored vegan, Mark Zuckerberg, in the soon-to-be-released film The Social Network—recently revealed that he himself is a vegetarian. He recalled a brawlccoli that he had with a fellow straphanger and vegetarian on an NYC subway: New to vegetarianism at the time, Jesse was hoping to get some tips. Show More Summary

Thirty Productive Years—One Fabulous Night!

PETA's 30 th anniversary celebration was everything that we had hoped for and so much more. Jampacked with celebrity supporters and caring people from all over, the party went into the wee hours as emcee Alec Baldwin dined on scrumptious...Show More Summary

Most Americans Overweight by 2020

According to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, three out of four Americans will be overweight by 2020, causing disease rates and health care costs to expand almost as quickly as Americans' waistlines. Show More Summary

KFC's Cut-Throat Killing Machine

The following new undercover footage from a KFC supplier's slaughterhouse will stun you. And that's more than we can say for the chickens who are conscious when they face the killing blade, one by one… Share on Facebook | Viewing Options Embed As...Show More Summary

Katherine Heigl Puts Her Money Where Her Heart Is

At a press conference yesterday, Life as We Know It star and PETA T-shirt fan Katherine Heigl announced that she would be donating $1 million to fund low-cost and no-cost spay-and-neuter programs in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. Show More Summary

Big Buzz for PETA's Big Bash

Everyone—and I mean everyone—in the media is all a-twitter (even on Twitter) about PETA's 30 th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards, which will be hip, hot, and happening in Hollywood this Saturday. From California to Connecticut,...Show More Summary

Zoo's Lone Elephant Shipped Out

For the first time in more than 100 years, Chicago-area zoos are without elephants. Recognizing the elephant's need for companionship, officials at Chicago 's Brookfield Zoo have returned the facility's only elephant, Joyce, who was on loan from Six Flags. b.jelonek/CC by 2.0 The "Windy (and freezing) City" is no place for elephants. Show More Summary

Ringling Protesters Out in Force

Protesters came out in droves in Salt Lake City to let people know that at least four elephants traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are suffering from foot ailments and arthritis—the leading reasons for euthanasia...Show More Summary

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