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Watch: A Teddy Bear Shows You What Happens to Animals in Labs — Experiments on Animals Are About as Useful as Tests on Teddies


As reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), new drugs that prove safe and effective in animal experiments fail in human tests 95 percent of the time because they don’t work or are dangerous. Imagine getting an average of five percent on your tests … if you were failing that miserably, people would be really worried about you—yet many experimenters make a career out of it.

“The real-life ordeal that dogs, monkeys, and rats endure when they’re cut open, poisoned, or burned and then killed in experiments are too graphic to watch and difficult to get onto social media,” says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Alka Chandna, Ph.D. “PETA’s new video allows the viewer to relate to the millions of animals who suffer in laboratories even though there are superior, non-animal methods that could be used instead.”

PETA plans to use the new campaign to demand that NIH stop awarding nearly half its grant money to useless animal experiments, which are killing animals as well as the people who die waiting for treatments or cures. Some of this irrelevant “research” includes injecting monkeys with cocaine, puncturing mice’s intestines, and purposely breeding dogs to develop crippling canine muscular dystrophy.



Luckily, we can avoid all that nastiness by sticking with these seven cruelty-f r e e brands instead:

1.     Airwalk

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Are you into animal prints but don’t want to cause animals harm? Fourever Funky has multiple animal-free styles with leopard and cheetah prints galore.

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For high-end cruelty-free boots and shoes, check out MooShoes. Not only does it have high-quality wool alternatives, it also has animal-free leather shoes.

4.    Dawgs

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Dawgs are a great alternative to cruel UGG boots. Choose from 9 or 13-inch microfiber boots or their more lightweight “Hounds” booties.

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These boots look identical to UGGs—the only thing missing is the cruelty! They’re made with high-quality synthetic suede and faux fur, or faux shearling so they’re 100 percent vegan.

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Check out Walmart or Amazon to order a pair of Reneeze’s adorable cruelty-free boots. They come in practically every color, so go crazy.

7.     Target


Yep, that’s right. Target has a ton of wool-free boots and shoes to keep your feet warm and trendy.

So what are you waiting for? Donate any UGGs that you bought before you knew how messed up they are, then spread the word about these cruelty-free alternatives!

Experimenters Addicted Monkeys to Cocaine and Heroin

the school went into damage-control mode, claiming that the monkeys used in these experiments would eventually be retired to a sanctuary. That was a lie.

 In some experiments, these intelligent animals were restrained and injected with cocaine or were trained to inject it themselves. In others, cocaine was administered through catheters that were surgically implanted and left there for nearly three years.

In one experiment involving the narcotic fentanyl, the monkeys‘ partially shaven tails were held for 20 seconds in 130-degree water—hot enough to cause painful scalding and burns.

First of all, addicting monkeys to drugs? Why? This never needed to happen. And second, documents reveal that the monkeys used in VCU’s addiction experiments are caged alone in a basement laboratory.

Monkeys used in experiements are deprived of the opportunity to engage in their most natural behaviors and denied almost everything that’s important to them.

The documents also reveal that the primates were observed as they went into withdrawal and „scored“ based on their symptoms: lethargy—including „lying on bottom of cage“—“increased or altered vocalizations,“ vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, convulsions, and „wet dog shakes.“ Again, why?

In TV coverage, a VCU senior official said that the school sends the monkeys to a sanctuary after they’ve been used in the studies. That would be the decent thing to do after ruining their entire lives. But no …

When Lowrey requested documents from VCU indicating that the monkeys really go to a sanctuary, he was told that they didn’t exist. And when he pressed the issue, the school admitted that the monkeys aren’t retired—instead, they’re sent to other facilities, where they continue to be experimented on.

The very least that the university can do at this point is make good on its promise lie and actually send the monkeys to an accredited sanctuary where they can live out the rest of their days in peace.


Tell VCU to send the monkeys to an accredited sanctuary immediately.

Conscious, Bleeding Chickens Piled Into Garbage Bags

Every year, tens of thousands of chickens are abused and killed in Kapparot atonement rituals for the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur—which seriously makes no sense because Jewish law forbids cruelty to animals.

This is the definition of cruel: Chickens are transported to Kapparot ritual sites from factory farms in filthy, cramped cages without any food, water, or protection from the elements. Many die from dehydration and stress, and they’re often injured because they’re handled so roughly.

When the birds who survive the transport arrive at the site, the ritual participants swing them through the air by their legs and wings, slit their throats, and put them into traffic cones while they bleed to death.

People have been seen pulling the heads off the chickens and piling them in garbage bags while they’re still conscious.

Kapparot organizers claim that the dead chickens are donated to feed the poor—which still wouldn’t make it OK—but eyewitnesses say that many of the birds are just thrown in the garbage.

Two of the most influential rabbis in history—Maimonides and Joseph Caro—said that the Kapparot ritual should be abandoned. Many modern-day Orthodox Jews seem to agree, because they celebrate by donating money to charity instead of by violently killing animals.

Treating animals like this on a holiday that’s meant to atone for sins is just wrong.

Tell the national rabbinical leadership that observing Yom Kippur by killing defenseless animals is unforgivable.

Message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}:

I was appalled to learn that tens of thousands of chickens are abused and killed each year on the eve of Yom Kippur in cruel Kapparot „atonement“ rituals, during which the birds are swung through the air by their wings before their throats are slit. Despite claims that the dead animals are given to feed the hungry, eyewitnesses say that some of the birds are tossed out like garbage!

Leading rabbis, including two of the most influential Jewish leaders in history—Maimonides and Joseph Caro—have spoken out against this practice. In fact, some rabbis who used to participate in the ritual themselves now celebrate Yom Kippur by donating money to charity instead.

The ritual of abusing and killing chickens is not required for Kapparot and does not fulfill the intent of the day. It also violates tza’ar ba’alei chayim—the Jewish law that condemns cruelty to animals—and bal tashchit, the Jewish principle that forbids wanton and wasteful destruction. Donating money to charity is the cruelty-free way to observe the occasion.

I urge you to speak out against the ritual of killing chickens for Kapparot and to encourage people to donate money to charity instead. Thank you for your consideration.

Sylvia Linnenkohl

90 Elephants Killed—Urge Botswana to Act NOW!

A few years ago, Botswana rightfully banned the coward’s pastime of trophy hunting and the country’s anti-poaching unit was the best in the region—if not the world. Members of the armed unit patrolled elephants‘ habitats, while the country’s military was mobilized throughout the region, tasked with preventing poaching. In April, a new government took power, and it disarmed the anti-poaching unit shortly after taking office.

Nearly 90 elephants in Botswana have been massacred since then.


Outrage is worldwide. People everywhere are appealing to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi to reinstate anti-poaching efforts, which were once applauded internationally, immediately. Botswana is home to the largest population of elephants in Africa—an estimated 130,000—and has long been seen as a safe haven for animals.

In May, the anti-poaching unit was disarmed as part of a broader action in which military weapons and equipment were withdrawn from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, according to a government statement.

In addition to the elephants, five white rhinoceroses have also reportedly been poached in the area in recent months.

Please let President Masisi know how strongly you feel about protecting Botswana’s wildlife.

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Tyke’s Tragic Death Not Forgotten

Twenty-four years ago, Tyke was shot nearly 100 times and killed in the streets of Honolulu after she went on a rampage, killing her trainer and injuring 13 others prior to a circus performance.

terrified, dying elephant, circus tragedyMany elephants used in circuses are subjected to routine cruelty, and Tyke was no different. She had been abused for years, and the never-ending confinement was too much for her to bear.

Tyke’s death is a reminder of the horrors that animals in circuses still face every day. Never go to any circus that uses animals, and urge your friends and family to do the same. Do not let Tyke’s death be in vain, and don’t let her be forgotten. In honor of Tyke, share her story with your friends today.

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Bears Muzzled and Yanked by Leashes

Castle’s Bears dresses bears in ridiculous costumes, muzzles them, yanks them around on leashes, and forces them to perform demeaning stunts, like riding bicycles, doing handstands, and balancing on balls.

 You’ve never seen a bear do any of that in the wild, and that’s because wild animals exploited for circus acts are typically confined and deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them and often managed through punishment in order to make them perform.

 Eyewitness video footage from last year shows a muzzled bear urinating on herself in apparent distress when she was tugged by a leash and forced to walk across a balance beam on only her front paws💔

An expert who observed the show reported that the bears are managed through „fear, coercion, and punishment,“ weren’t provided with proper care, and suffer from ongoing physical and psychological trauma.

 We want so badly for these bears to experience what it feels like to be bears—free from chains, muzzles, leashes, costumes, balance beams, audiences, bicycles, cages, transport trucks, and all the suffering inherent in exploitative circus acts.


Tell Castle’s Bears to stop forcing bears to do stupid tricks and to retire them to reputable sanctuaries, where they’d be free to roam, swim, and forage.

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How a Goat Named Clyde Was Saved From the FFA

Meet Clyde:

Clyde is a total character. He follows humans around and likes to get treats from them. He’s a unique individual, and like all animals, he wants to live. But before he was rescued, a National Future Farmers of America (FFA) member was raising him—and would’ve eventually sent him to auction once the project was over and Clyde reached a certain age. Animals at auction are typically sold for slaughter or to be used as “breeders” (and likely sent to slaughter later, once they’re no longer profitable).

In case you haven’t heard, the FFA encourages members to raise animals for Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE). During these projects, members learn how to care for animals—but they’re doing so with the goals of bringing in a high profit and winning a competition. Instead of teaching students that animals are individuals who have unique personalities, needs, and feelings, the FFA teaches them to view fellow animals as a way to make money.

But thankfully for Clyde, the FFA student who was raising him (and the student’s mother) had a change of heart and fought to get him out of the auction. They were able to see Clyde for the person that he is, and instead of going to a slaughterhouse or being confined to a concrete pen, he ended up at a sanctuary! Most animals raised for FFA projects aren’t so lucky.

Near the end of the SAE, FFA members typically take their new friend to a county or state fair to compete against other animals. The goal of the competition is to see which animal is worth the most money—and therefore deemed the “winner”—based on his or her flesh, fur, milk, or ability to breed the largest animals. But FYI, animals don’t produce their flesh, fur, milk, or babies for humans. After the fair, most animals are taken to auctions. This is where they’re betrayed by their “friends” and sold to the highest bidders, who usually take them to be slaughtered so that their body parts can be sold.

In addition to encouraging the exploitation of nonhuman animals, the FFA has a long history of discriminating against humans. African-American students weren’t allowed to join the organization until 1965, and females were barred from becoming members until 1969. But more than ever, humans are recognizing the similarities between themselves and the animals we use—who, like any other people, value their relationships and want to live full, meaningful lives.

Because compassionate, brave people spoke up and did the right thing Clyde will get to spend the rest of his life surrounded by real friends, playing in the grass at a sanctuary sanctuary—and he’ll never have to worry about being sold or slaughtered. Animal rights activist Zoe Rosenberg, who founded her sanctuary when she was just 11 years old, took Clyde in. Zoe’s a total hero for animals, she has given a  TEDx Talk and has traveled the country giving speeches in hopes to inspire activism for animal liberation.

What You Can Do

If you’re a member of the FFA or 4-H who’s raising an animal for a project, don’t let your friend be killed! Stand up and say something—lives depends on it.

There are tons of stories of teens in the FFA or 4-H who took a stand and did the compassionate thing. There are even programs in place specifically for kids who want to get their beloved animal friends out of these groups. Be on the right side of history by going vegan, and speaking up for all animals!