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Circus Elephant In Germany Falls Into Audience After Getting Pushed By Two Others

Circus elephant Tompteusen fell to the ground and into part of the audience in a show in Germany. The incident yet again incited calls to end the use of wild animals in the circus.

July 9, 2018

Switzerland Bans Boiling Of Lobsters, Other Crustaceans Alive

Improvement of animal rights laws prompted the Swiss government to ban the boiling of live lobsters, a common culinary practice in restaurants. The new law sparked a debate on whether crustaceans can feel or sense pain.

Animals January 13, 2018

Tesla Heeds PETA, Launches Model X Version For Luxury-Loving Vegans

PETA, a shareholder of Tesla Motors, has succeeded in urging the electric car company to launch a fully vegan interior option for the Model X electric SUV. Vegan customers now have a high-end interior option for the Model X.

FUTURE TECH January 15, 2016

Scientists Create Human-Animal Hybrids To Address Shortage Of Hearts, Livers And Lungs For Organ Transplant

Some research centers in the United States have implanted human stem cells into animal embryos in hopes of producing enough organs for transplants. However, the act has stirred controversy as experts are worried about its potential harmful effects on animals.

Life January 12, 2016

Boston Company Turns Roadkill To 'Accidental Fur'

Petite Mort Fur owner Pamela Paquin uses roadkill to create fashionable fur items. 'Accidental fur' aims to give the industry alternative sources apart from wild fur trapping and fur farms that kills 50 million animals annually.

Society December 15, 2015

Russia Training Four Monkeys To Go To Mars In 2017

Russian scientists are training monkeys to solve puzzles and use controls for hitting targets. By 2017, their trainers hope that these monkeys will be ready for a space mission to Mars.

Space October 28, 2015

Selfie Taken By Monkey Is Subject Of PETA Copyright Suit

PETA has initiated a copyright suit on behalf of a monkey. The monkey, Naruto, took a selfie that went viral, and PETA now argues he holds the rights.

Internet September 25, 2015

PETA Files Lawsuit Over Monkey Selfie, Says Copyright Should Go To The Animal

PETA filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of the macaque named Naruto to get the copyright to his famous monkey selfie.

Legal September 23, 2015

Orcas In SeaWorld Have Similar Lifespans To Orcas In The Wild: Study

San Diego-based marine theme park SeaWorld has released a new scientific study that suggests that killer whales bred in captivity have the same life expectancy as those living in the wild.

Earth/Environment July 23, 2015

Star NFL Player Locks Himself In Hot Car To Simulate How Dogs Feel When Overheating

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu lasted eight minutes in a sizzling hot car, before letting himself out. PETA teamed with Mathieu to show how dogs must feel when left in a car under the summer sun.

Movies/TV Shows July 20, 2015

SeaWorld #AskSeaWorld Online Campaign Backfires When Critics Flood Twitter With Posts

SeaWorld tried and failed to take advantage of social media in its latest campaign #AskSeaWorld, instead inviting questions it would rather avoid at the moment.

Business March 31, 2015

Bon Appetit! Foie Gras Ban Overturned in California

A federal judge struck down California's two-year old ban on the sale of foie gras, a delicacy produced by force-feeding birds. Chefs celebrate but animal rights group PETA plans to protest outside of restaurants that serve the controversial dish.

Society January 9, 2015

Congress Asks for Investigation of NIH Monkey Lab

Experiments on macaque monkeys expose the primates to alcohol, stress, and pain. Is this science, or animal cruelty?

January 2, 2015

PETA's Oddly Sexual Anti-Dairy Ad Is Removed After Complaints

An anti-dairy billboard posted outside England's Notts County FC's stadium by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was removed and replaced on Thursday after complaints that the ad was misogynistic and not family friendly.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

PETA Is Now Protecting Digital Animals With Virtual 'Minecraft' Headquarters

PETA is entering the gaming scene again, this time opening up headquarters in the 'Minecraft' universe. 'Minecraft' players will be able to access the virtual headquarters through PETA's own game server starting on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Geek November 14, 2014

A Tiger Is Running Free Outside Of Paris

Authorities are looking for a tiger on the loose outside of Paris, with officials telling residents to stay indoors.

Internet Culture November 13, 2014

PETA plasters anti-Sea World ad in San Diego airport

A new advertisement urging people to stay away from Sea World is now showing at the San Diego airport. But, why did PETA sponsor the ad?

Animals May 25, 2014

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