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“A Little Bit of Leather” Is Like “A Little Bit Pregnant”

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

The only way to keep warm and dry is with leather and fur, right? True, when you live in the last century. But we do not live in the last century, we live in the year 2014, almost 2015, and there are many, many different ways to stay warm and dry without wrapping yourself in a piece of dead skin.

The more we learn about the way leather and fur is produced, the less we can say we did not know about the deaths of millions of animals.

“China’s dog-meat industry was exposed long ago, but did you know that dogs are also bludgeoned and killed so that their skins can be turned into leather gloves, belts, jacket collar trim, cat toys, and other items? You can’t tell the difference when you handle these items—they could have been made from any animal.

A new PETA Asia undercover investigation shows workers grabbing one dog after another around the neck with metal pinchers and bashing them over the head with a wooden pole. Dogs next in line for slaughter are heard wailing and barking as a worker hits them while leading them to the kill floor.

The investigator also documented that dog skin was turned into women’s fashion gloves, men’s work gloves, and other productsthat are exported from China and sold throughout the world to unsuspecting customers. So if you buy leather, remember: There’s no easy way to tell whose skin you’re really in. In fact, cats’ skins are also turned into leather so that every last cent or yuan can be squeezed out of the dog and cat meat trade.

Please watch this very brief video footage now, then share it with everyone you know and pledge to leave leather off your holiday (and any other) shopping list!”

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Black Bears Need Bright Future

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Some people believe that bears are cuddly toys. And cute to watch. But bears grow into imposing creatures and then they often end up in abysmal places. Somewhere in Tennessee, two bears have made it to a better future. But those that had to stay behind also have a right to a bright future, outside of a concrete entrapment into a green life.

“Two Himalayan black bears who had been confined to a tiny cage in a residential backyard by Three Bears General Store Owner Bill DeLozier in Sevierville, Tenn., have been released into their new homes at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. But there are five more bears still being held captive in a virtually barren concrete pit at DeLozier’s store, and they need your help.”

Please sign the petition, share, reblog, spread the news

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-three-bears-general-store-owner-to-send-bears-to-sanctuary/?utm_campaign=Three%20Bears%20&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Camels vs. Rockettes

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Radio City Music Hall´s Christmas show is an iconic part of New York City´s holiday traditions. The shows bring smiles to faces of all ages and are a must for many New Yorkers and tourists alike.  There is no need to feature live animals in any of these shows. The beautiful young ladies strive to be part of the show, the animals do not.

“PETA is calling on Madison Square Garden Company executives to stop the exploitation of animals after actor Kathy Najimy tweeted that camels were being paraded up and down the busy streets of New York City in an exploitative attempt to promote the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular holiday shows. Radio City also use camels, llamas, and sheep—provided by notorious Dawn Animal Agency, which was found noncompliant in 29 of the last 32 inspections performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture—in its Celebrate the Miracle live nativity performance.

The Rockettes are a holiday icon. Camels and sheep in Christmas shows are not. Urge executives to close the curtain on exploiting animals on stage and in the chaotic streets of New York City!”

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http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/camels-llamas-sheep-new-york-city/?utm_campaign=Madison%20Square%20Garden%20Camel&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Let’s Help Nosey to Retire Permanently

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Thank you to all of you who have spoken up for Nosey, the elephant. If we all stick together and speak up there is a chance of giving Nosey a life in freedom.

_Other animals have also suffered in Liebel’s neglectful hands—the USDA has cited Liebel for keeping Reggie the spider monkey in “extremely dirty and soiled” enclosures, leaving him tethered dangerously to a pony, and allowing him to escape for six weeks. In 2013, Liebel was ordered to pay a $7,500 penalty and to cease and desist from violating the law following nearly three dozen charges of violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Nosey cannot suffer any longer. Please join PETA today in politely urging the FWC to revoke Liebel’s captive wildlife permits and elephant ride authorization.”

Please sign the petition, please reblog, resend, spread the word:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/nosey-needs-urge-fwc-revoke-circuss-captive-wildlife-permits/

 

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Success for Nosey – for Now!

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Thank you to all of you who spoke up in Nosey´s favor! Now the pressure needs to be on the owners to let Nosey retire completely.

“After hearing from PETA about the plight of the suffering elephant Nosey, city officials in Decatur, Texas, informed the Family Fun Circus, which was reportedly set to feature Nosey during its scheduled appearance this week in the city, that it would not be allowed to exhibit her! This means an all-out victory in Texas, as all the venues in the state that were planning to host Nosey this week have canceled her appearances.

Thank you to everyone who took action. Because of you, Nosey was spared a week of exhausting and painful circus performances.”

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Nosey Is Crying For Help – This Elephant Needs Help Urgently

You would think that by now Nosey was saved from abuse. But no, Nosey still is being abused even though Nosey obviously is pain, can barely hold up and needs to be taken out of this extremely unhealthy situation. Please spread the word:

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Saving one animal at a time seems not to be working here. Even though PeTA has already collected so many signatures the elephant named Nosey still has not been rescued. But it is not time to give up but to gather strength. Please help:

“Week after week, Nosey the elephant’s exhibitor, Hugo Liebel, has forced her to give rides, even though she is likely suffering from life-threatening arthritis. According to a board-certified zoo veterinarian and elephant expert, Nosey’s case is “the worst, most prolonged, documented example of an uncorrected case of suffering and abuse in an elephant I have ever reviewed.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has all the evidence in front of it, and more than 160,000 people have urged the agency to confiscate Nosey and revoke Liebel’s exhibitor’s license. But in a meeting with PETA representatives on September 29, the agency made clear that it has no plans to help Nosey anytime soon, even though her life is at risk.”

Please sign the petition, share it, reblog it, send it to as many of your friends as possible:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/usda-remains-unresponsive-uninformed-nosey/?utm_campaign=Nosey%20USDA&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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If an Elephant Could Speak the Human Language He Could Teach at the University … Humane Education

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

As long as people speak up they have the chance to change the way others think. In this case the way an institution treats other beings. It sometimes just takes a couple of minutes to change the life of another being to the better forever.

“Texas A&M University boasts that its core values are excellence, integrity, leadership, respect, and selfless service—but these qualities are absent as the university moves forward with plans to continue an archaic tradition of exploiting elephants and supporting an industry of cruelty and abuse. The Elephant Walk, an event designed to pay homage to exiting seniors, has traditionally hosted a live elephant. Join PETA in urging Texas A&M to wake up to the age of compassion for others!”

Please read more here, sign the petition, reblog, spread the news

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/help-elephant-exploited-texas-cruel-university-tradition/#ixzz3HtptjKd3

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Good News that Needs Some More Help

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Pigeons more often than not have no lobby. But through an organized campaign they got lucky – and help from the police. Now this first victory needs some more legal standing – and support.

“Following PETA’s groundbreaking exposé of Taiwan’s pigeon-racing industry, which revealed widespread gambling and bird deaths, police raided the largest pigeon-racing club in Taiwan, took club officials to the station for questioning, confiscated tens of thousands of dollars, and froze nearly $4 million in apparently illegal gambling proceeds in the club’s bank account. The hundreds of thousands of bird deaths per racing season are still being investigated by authorities for violations of Taiwan’s cruelty-to-animals laws.”

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Good News: Seventh Generation Got the Message

Photo: AAVS

Photo: AAVS

It is clear that through social media, petitions, e-mails and other forms of communication companies feel the pressure of the consumers and are able to react fast. So adding your voice to a petition, writing an e-mail or picking up the phone makes a difference – for many animals in this case.

“After receiving tens of thousands of calls and e-mails and after 85,000 angry consumers signed our petition, Seventh Generation now understands the importance of animal-protection issues to consumers, and it has cleaned up its act! The company reversed course and signed on to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s letter to Congress acknowledging that animal tests are “slow, unreliable, and expensive” and calling for non-animal methods and strategies to be used first and foremost, and it has committed to advocating for this principle in all of its lobbying efforts.”

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Sheep Like to Keep Their Wool

Usually, we get to see these pictures of fluffy whit sheep roaming happily over green meadows. But there is nothing happy going on when sheep are sheared. It is time to get this picture out of the heads and reflect on what is done to other beings for human comfort.

“J.Crew and Ralph Lauren saw this video and did nothing:

http://investigations.peta.org/australia-us-wool/?utm_campaign=Wool%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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http://investigations.peta.org/australia-us-wool/?utm_campaign=Wool%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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