Schlagwort-Archive: PeTA

Urgent: Help seals before the slaughter begins!

Urgent: Help seals before the slaughter begins!


Dear One,

Take action for seals!

In a matter of weeks, Canada’s annual seal slaughter will begin.

Many of the seals killed won’t have eaten their first solid meal or learned how to swim—yet they’ll be shot or viciously clubbed as their mothers watch in despair.

Will you please help seals before the massacre begins by signing our petition urging the Canadian prime minister to end the slaughter?

PETA, our international affiliates, and compassionate people like you have helped promote seal-fur bans around the world and successfully squashed the Canadian government’s attempts to create a market in China for seal „products.“ But even though most Canadians oppose the annual slaughter, their tax dollars are the only thing propping up this violent industry.

We must keep the pressure on the Canadian government to end the slaughter, and we need caring people like you with us to do so.

Thank you for acting today to protect seals and other animals in need.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk

P.S. You can do even more to help seals by making a gift that supports PETA’s work for seals and other animals.

Merry Christmas from PETA!

Merry Christmas from PETA!


Merry Christmas from PETA!

Merry Christmas to you and all those you care about—whether two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned! Together, we’re changing the world for the better for countless animals, each one a feeling individual: a terrified rat forced to inhale toxic substances in a laboratory, a hen packed so tightly with others in an egg-farm shed that she can’t stretch out a single wing, a sheep suffering from ragged, bloody wounds after being carelessly shorn, and an elephant beaten to force her to carry tourists.

Here’s some of what we can achieve for animals together in the new year. Will you please make a special Christmas gift to help animals right now?

PETA's 2019 Plans

Thank you for your determination, support, and commitment to helping animals.


—Ingrid and all of us at PETA

P.S. Please open your heart to animals this Christmas by making a special donation.

BREAKING: Lambs‘ Flesh and Tails Cut, Burned Off for Wool

In the past four years, PETA and its international affiliates have exposed cruelty to sheep used for wool on dozens of farms on four continents. After all that, you might think that wool industry workers would be on their best behavior and try not to hurt sheep quite so badly. But you would be wrong.

Earlier this year, an eyewitness worked on a sheep farm in Victoria, Australia, the world’s top wool exporter, and found the farm manager and workers mutilating terrified lambs in assembly line fashion—showing, yet again, that there’s no such thing as humanely produced wool.

A worker put tight rings around lambs‘ scrotums—which is extremely painful—without anesthetics so that their testicles would shrivel up and fall off weeks later.

Also without anesthetics, workers punched holes in lambs‘ ears and cut and burned off their tails with a hot knife, causing them to writhe in agony as flames shot up from their flesh.

And chunks of the lambs‘ flesh were also cut off, with shears, in a crude attempt, known as „mulesing,“ to address problems caused by breeding them to produce excessive amounts of wool. The animals cried out in agony and fear.

The manager slashed the throats of fully conscious sheep with a knife and then broke their necks. One sheep kicked for nearly a minute after the manager began cutting her throat.

Later, an eyewitness worked for a sheep-shearing contractor in New South Wales, Australia, and found that workers struck the gentle, frightened sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers.

Are you still wearing wool? Please, give lambs something to be thankful for: Ditch wool today.

Join us today in urging Forever 21 to drop wool in favor of animal-friendly materials.

Take Action for Sheep


Jason Baker
Senior Vice President of International Campaigns

Orca Morgan Was Betrayed by the People Who Were Meant to Help Her

Action Alert

On June 23, 2010, a young female orca now named Morgan was found emaciated off the coast of the Netherlands. The Dolfinarium Harderwijk in the Netherlands captured her and transported her to its facility under a permit specifically so that she could be rehabilitated for subsequent release. She recovered at the dolphinarium in just a few months.

But Morgan was never released back into the wild. Instead, she was shipped off to Loro Parque, a marine park in Tenerife, Spain, which now claims to own her. And she was recently bred, even though, according to the Free Morgan Foundation, laws prohibit using her for breeding.

Urge the Spanish government to work toward having Morgan and her baby sent to a coastal sanctuary.

Help Morgan
Even though, according to the Free Morgan Foundation, laws prohibit using Morgan for breeding, Loro Parque did just that. Newborn calves attract larger numbers of visitors, thereby boosting the park’s profits. Like Morgan, the newborn will be housed in a prison-like tank filled with chemically treated water and will almost certainly be forced to perform tricks for human entertainment.

In the wild, orcas live in close-knit pods, often among their siblings, mothers, and grandmothers, for life. But at Loro Parque, Morgan’s baby was separated from her and is being bottle-fed by staff.

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Help animals facing monstrous, deadly experiments

Please don't miss this chance to help animals!


Please don’t miss this chance to help animals!

Donate Now

No fiction writer could create a story more horrifying than what animals around the world endure in monstrous new genetic engineering experiments.

For a female mouse, the nightmare begins when experimenters inject her with hormones and then cut into her abdomen to rip out her eggs. Other mice will become unwilling surrogates when experimenters surgically implant modified embryos in their wombs.

The forced pregnancies in these cruel „Frankenscience“ experiments often fail because as few as 1 percent of the animals who are born may carry the genes of interest to experimenters. Those who don’t are killed shortly after birth—discarded like laboratory waste.

The genetically modified animals who survive past infancy are also doomed. Many suffer with missing eyes or ears, skin ulcers, deformed body parts, deafness, seizures, and sometimes even heart failure.

We have succeeded in ending many kinds of animal experimentation. Now, we must attack this new monster head-on and work to end all abuse of animals in experiments—and your support today will help us do just that. Please donate to „Cut It Out“—PETA’s Animal Test Challenge right now.

Not only is it hideously cruel to experiment on animals in these ways, it’s also bad science because the genes of non-human animals don’t act the same way that human genes do, and key biochemical, metabolic, and physiological differences can render entire experiments absolutely useless.

Many human-relevant, non-animal methods already exist, while others are in development—and we at PETA are vigorously doing all that we can to promote their use, often having massive success. Many of these innovative, sophisticated tests—including some developed with funding from PETA’s international affiliates—rely on human cells and tissues (also known as in vitro methods), advanced computer-modelling techniques (often referred to as in silico models), and studies with human subjects. Unlike experiments on animals, these approaches aren’t hindered by differences between species, and in addition to being more ethical, they can also be more cost-efficient—and relevant!

Scientists with PETA’s international affiliates are publishing research that shows the effectiveness of animal-free test methods, and they are encouraging governments and companies around the world to adopt these compassionate techniques.

Will you please strengthen our work to end the torment of animals in laboratories and promote animal-free testing by donating to PETA’s Animal Test Challenge today?

Together, we will spare many more animals horrendous suffering at the hands of experimenters.

Thank you for your compassion.

Kind regards, 

Ingrid E Newkirk

Animal Experimenters Try to Force Airlines to Transport Monkeys to Their Deaths

They’re so desperate to get monkeys—who are nothing more than lab tools to them—that they’re going to court

A group supported by animal experimenters whose sole purpose is to promote the use of animals in laboratories is trying to force airlines to transport monkeys and other animals to laboratories. Please take action right now at the link below to oppose this.

Like humans, monkeys deserve protection from forced participation in violent experiments. Please take action now by leaving polite comments—in defense of airlines’ choice not to contribute to senseless deaths—on this website:

Note: Please check the box indicating you want to provide your contact information and choose “public comment” as the category.

For years, nearly every commercial airline has refused to fly monkeys and other animals to laboratories, where they would face torment and death.

Urgent Alert

For years, nearly every commercial airline has refused to fly monkeys and other animals to laboratories, where they would face torment and death.

Now, a trade group representing animal experimenters that defends all experiments on animals, no matter how cruel, has filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation to force airlines to transport monkeys to laboratories. If they’re successful, airlines will be legally compelled to ship tens of thousands of monkeys from China and other countries to U.S laboratories where they’d be caged alone, poisoned, cut into, addicted to drugs, crippled, have devices implanted in their heads, kept thirsty to coerce them to obey, and eventually killed.

Please take action right now by leaving polite comments stating that you want airlines to be able to make their own policy decisions and that monkeys should never be torn from their families, shoved into tiny wooden boxes, stuffed into the dark and terrifying cargo holds of commercial airplanes, and flown thousands of miles to certain suffering and death in laboratories.

Act Now!

For the animals,

Kathy Guillermo
Senior Vice President
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals