Thursday, May 11, 2017

Animal Welfare, Animal Crimes & Animal Cruelty to report this week!

Claw machines in China offer live cats as prize
Lion attacks trainer: lion grabs tamer by the throat, drags him across stage at circus

Giant rabbit: United Airlines could face lawsuit over Simon the bunny’s death

Simon the Giant Rabbit Treated Like Freight Dies in United Airlines' Cargo HoldPETA is urging United to join JetBlue and Southwest in prohibiting companion animals from being flown as checked baggage. Speak up for other animals shipped like freight and learn how to travel safely with your animal companions. TAKE ACTION FOR ANIMALS 

#saddestbears: Help us end bear farming in Vietnam!

Dogs at Iditarod

150+ Dogs Dead in the History of the Iditarod and Coca-Cola Is Supporting the Event?! Let's send a clear message to Coca-Cola that forcing dogs to race, keeping them chained, and killing the ones who don't make the cut is no way to treat them. RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR DOGS

Monkey Rodeo

Shocking Monkey-Dog-Sheep Rodeo and How PETA Members Got It Stopped. A "cowboy monkey rodeo" consists of forcing capuchin monkeys into cowboy costumes and strapping them onto the backs of dogs, who then are made to chase sheep around a field. See what made a baseball team in Pennsylvania cancel its event, and take action to help win more victories for animals. READ MORE AND ACT NOW

Canada Goose Jackets

Coyotes and Ducks Killed for Global Retailer Canada Goose's Fur and Down Jackets. Ask Canada Goose to stop using fur and down in its jackets. Also, if you feel that you were misled by the company's claims of "[e]thically sourced down and fur" and "humane treatment" of animals used for its coats, please e-mail us your story at Info@peta.orgSPEAK UP TODAY

Robby in Circus Show

Last Great Ape in German Circus Destined for Sanctuary Following Five-Year Campaign. Tens of thousands of people spoke up—and PETA Germany even teamed up with Dr. Jane Goodall—to stress the importance of sending 42-year-old chimpanzee Robby to a sanctuary. Share the long-awaited news and then take a stand for other animals in circuses. KEEP CIRCUSES ANIMAL-FREE

In Defense of Animals
Demand Justice for Therapy Dog Executed by Veteran and Her Boyfriend. Army veteran Marianna Rollins, and her boyfriend, Jarren Heng, of Fayetteville, North Carolina were arrested in mid April for the unbelievably callous execution of Marianna's faithful service dog, Cam. Speak up now to ensure this despicable act is punished to the fullest extent of the law. TAKE ACTION

In Defense of Animals
Stop Australia's Sick Plan to Massacre Cats with Poison-Dropping Drones. Christmas Island is a small 52 square mile island off the northwest coast of Australia. The Australian government estimates there are "hundreds of feral cats" on the island and has allotted nearly AU $2 million to inhumanely shoot, trap, and poison these cats - including dropping toxic cat bait from the sky! TAKE ACTION

In Defense of Animals
Velour Lashes: Don't Pull the Fur Over Our Eyes. Two weeks after being exposed for making "cruelty free" claims which it refuses to verify, Velour Lashes has made some shady updates to its website. On social media, Velour Lashes also went to the trouble of deleting every single comment made to its Facebook page that asked for evidence of its "free-range" mink fur farm (or zoo?!) supplier. READ MORE

In Defense of Animals
Street Cat in Reel Trouble - Saved! Street cats never have it easy, but Tom's story is a little different than most. In February, a ginger and white cat was brought into an In Defense of Animals India outpatient clinic, frothing at the mouth and clearly in a lot of pain. What our veterinarians found, they had never seen before. READ MORE