Animal Cruelty

Jane Birkin Wants Hermès to Rename Its Iconic "Birkin" Handbag

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PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands

Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has stricken Victoria’s Secret from its list of cruelty-free companies after the lingerie giant…

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PETA Slams Gap for Allegedly Selling Fur Through Its Intermix Brand

Gap isn’t as fur-free as it claims to be, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights group has dispatched a cease-and-a-desist letter to the…

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Hugo Boss Pledges to Go Completely Fur-Free

Hugo Boss is ridding itself of fur. After working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Fur-Free Alliance, the German luxury house announced Monday its decision to adopt…

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Hermès Suppliers Caught Sawing Open Live Alligators for Their Skin

Photo by 1stdibs Hermès is under fire after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals exposed the horrific conditions maintained by some of the French luxury house’s crocodile-…

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"Earth Focus: Illicit Ivory" Reveals Devastating Effects of Ivory Trade

The ivory trade is among the most complex, brutal, and increasing dire problems facing the planet today. In 1980, there were 1.2 million African elephants. Now, there are fewer than…

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Neiman Marcus Persists in Selling Real Fur as "Faux"

The Humane Society of the United States has accused Neiman Marcus of violating an agreement not to sell “faux fur” products containing actual animal fur. In a complaint…

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M4D3, PETA's Vegan-Leather Espadrilles Benefit Animal Causes

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ latest collaboration is a bit of a shoo-in (or should we say shoe-in?) The animal-rights group announced Tuesday that it’s…

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New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

Animal-rights advocates have gained a powerful new ally: Middle Earth. After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban…

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Stella McCartney: Fur Isn't Sexy, Fashionable, or Cool

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock “I think the reality is that, for me, real fur is extraordinarily old-fashioned. I think you look old. Even if you’re 20 and you’ve…

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Actor Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out Against Dog Leather in PETA Video

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Joaquin Phoenix has a bone to pick with the Chinese dog-leather industry. The actor-activist, who appears in People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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PETA's Bunny Logo for Cruelty-Free Products Gets a Sleek Update

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has unveiled a new take on its “cruelty-free bunny” logo. The new “Beauty Without Bunnies” mark, which existing…

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P!nk Hopes Fur Lovers Get "Bitten in the Ass" by the Animals They Wear

P!nk would rather appear naked on a 90-foot billboard in Times Square than wear fur. She’s not kidding, either. The singer-songwriter is currently baring her tattoos in a giant…

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Zara Permanently Bans Angora, Donates Leftover Stock to Refugees

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock To borrow from the words of Taylor Swift, the world’s largest clothing retailer and angora wool are never, ever getting back together. Like, ever.…

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Injured Koalas Need Your DIY Mittens to Treat Their Burned Paws

Know your way around a sewing needle? The koalas of South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales need your help. After recent bushfires ravaged acres of the marsupials’…

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Dogs Are Being Skinned Alive in China to Make Leather Gloves

HOUSE OF HORRORS While dog meat is a popular cuisine in the region, the video marks the first time PETA has documented the production of Chinese dog leather on camera. One…

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Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by…

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Vermont Designer Creates "Ethical Fur" From Roadkill

Luxurious fur couture seem to be as far removed from ethical fashion as could be. But one designer has managed to combine the two by recycling roadkill, creating some truly sustainable…

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