Animal Cruelty

This is What 105 Tons of Ivory Going Up in Flames Looks Like

Photos by Ben Curtis for Associated Press Kenya just made a statement on illegal poaching that the world won’t soon forget. At a ceremony in Nairobi National Park on Saturday,…

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PETA's Latest Role? Prada Shareholder

Prada has a new shareholder: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Following a recent exposé that showed juvenile ostriches being stunned and slaughtered for their skins, which…

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Armani Goes Fur-Free Across All Brands

In a move that animal-rights groups are hailing as historic, the Armani Group has committed to eliminating the use of fur in its collections across all brands, including Giorgio Armani,…

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Juvenile Ostriches "Butchered" for Hermès, Prada Bags, Says PETA

The secret side of luxury ostrich handbags has been revealed in a haunting new video by PETA. Shot in South African slaughterhouses, the film shows the grim lives of newly hatched…

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PETA Wants You to Trick Fur-Wearers on Pinterest

Photo by mrmohock/Shutterstock This London Fashion Week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Pinterest users to pull the wool over the eyes of fur- and leather-lovers—so…

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You Might Reconsider Your Canada Goose Jacket After Watching This

The footage may just be 15 seconds long, but already it’s been viewed more than 17 million times. Its subject? A coyote struggling in a steel trap, a shotgun trained toward its…

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"The Talk's" Sharon Osbourne Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Fur

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to take a stand against animal fur. Although The Talk co-host wore fur coats during her music-managing and The…

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Russell Simmons Wants Lululemon to Stop Using Down Feathers

Photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock Hip-hop entrepreneur and yoga fanatic Russell Simmons has written an open letter to yoga clothing retailer Lululemon on behalf of PETA. In his plea,…

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Actress Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA

Photo by DFree/Shutterstock Finding cruelty-free and ethical cosmetics and household items is even easier now, thanks to Leaping Bunny’s new mobile app and extensive website relaunch.…

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Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

Photo by LaCameraChiara/Shutterstock Singer Leona Lewis has signed on with PETA, in an attempt to expose the horrors behind the leather industry based in Bangladesh. In a new video…

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Sia "Frees the Animal" in PETA's Haunting Animal Runway

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to “free the animal,” and it’s enlisting Sia to do it. The Australian singer’s vocals provide a haunting…

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Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger "Terminate" Ivory Tusk on Camera

Arnold Schwarzenegger is addressing ivory poaching in the only way he knows how: by blowing stuff up. The actor and former California governor recently “terminated” a piece…

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Animal-Rights Activists Protests U.K.'s Continued Use of Bearskin Hats

Photo by ImageFlow/Shutterstock Buckingham Palace guardsmen are under ridicule, as animal rights activists implore the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense for turning bear skins into…

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Oscar De La Renta Denies Using Elephant Skin in Shoes

Photo by Shutterstock Oscar De La Renta has come out swinging after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleged on its website that the e-tailer Gilt was selling a style of the…

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Bebe Bans Exotic-Animal Skins After Talks With PETA

Retail giant Bebe has vowed to permanently ban exotic-skin animals in all of their clothing collections. Influenced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ shocking…

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Why is "Vegan" Ellen Degeneres Selling Leather Shoes?

Photo by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock Ellen Degeneres is facing a maelstrom of criticism after the talkshow host—and self-professed vegan—launched a fashion line that includes leather and…

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Former MAC Model Pamela Anderson Blasts Firm for Animal Testing

Photo by Tinseltown/Shutterstock Actress and model Pamela Anderson wants MAC Cosmetics to get their act together. The former Viva Glam spokesmodel is calling out the beauty retailer in…

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Nature Conservancy is "Appalled" by PETA's Footage of Abused Sheep

Photo by Shutterstock Ovis 21, a network of livestock ranches in Argentina, found itself thrust into the spotlight this month after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused…

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