Animal Cruelty

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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Alicia Silverstone Urges Fans to Take PETA's #WoolFreeWinter Pledge

Photo by Sean Verchick Sustainable darling Alicia Silverstone’s popular blog The Kind Life is asking for readers to boycott wool this-and every- winter. Supported by a revealing video…

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LUSH Dupes Fur Buyers With Bogus Discount Website

Cruelty-free cosmetic company LUSH knows that the fashion industry’s obsession with fur is heightened as colder months are upon us, so the ethical retailer has launched a new campaign…

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PETA Slams BCBG Max Azria for Selling Racoon-Dog Fur, Angora

PETA has just released a video in protest of popular retailer BCBG Max Azria’s inclusion of fur from Asiatic raccoon dogs and angora wool in their clothing line. Both animal-derived…

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Here's the PETA Ad That Was Too "Racy" for Times Square

Photo by Anton Sterkhov/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted two near-identical spots to Times Square’s Neutron Media, but only one of them will…

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Conventional Goose Down is "Scary Business," Says Patagonia

Alicia Silverstone isn’t the only one who thinks that conventional down is for the birds. An animated short from Patagonia will make you question what the pluck’s going on…

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French Connection is Latest Apparel Retailer to Ban Angora Fur

French Connection is the latest apparel retailer to suspend production of all angora-based items following reports of routine rabbit abuse in China. The U.K.-based firm joins the likes…

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Your "Human" Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Photo by Shutterstock Hair extensions are a big business in China, but a recent investigation by BBC News has revealed that what women think is pure human hair may be a laced with goat.…

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Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux...Again

Discount superstore retailer Kohl’s has once again been peddling real fur as “faux.” Investigators from The Humane Society of the United States has uncovered the retailer to be…

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It's Official: New York State Enacts Law to Combat Illegal Ivory Trade

Photo by lev radin/Shutterstock New York State is commemorating World Elephant Day by enacting a law that toughens criminal and civil sanctions for parties involved in the illegal ivory…

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New Jersey Enacts Historic Ban on Ivory, Rhino Horn Trade

Photo by Shuttestock New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law on Tuesday a bill ending the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn. The legislation, the first statewide ban of its…

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PETA Exposé Shows Sheep Killed, Punched, Mutilated for Wool

Photo by Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has obtained graphic hidden-camera footage that indicates widespread animal abuse in sheep farms across Australia and…

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China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

Photos by Humane Society International More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday…

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Modern Meadows Raises $10 Million to Bioengineer Cow-Free Leather

Photo by Shutterstock Leather aficionados may soon be left to wonder “where’s the beef?” Modern Meadow, a startup specializing in novel biomaterials, has just secured…

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New Jersey Passes Historic Bill to Ban Sale of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

Photo by Shutterstock This week, New Jersey’s legislature took a brave step against elephant poaching, by passing a bill that eliminates the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn.…

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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would…

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