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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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PETA attacks ‘Toy Story 4’: calls for Bo Peep to lose the ‘outdated and cruel crook’

Just as the Super Bowl wrapped up, PETA lept to the headlines by attacking the latest Pixar film: Toy Story 4. It seems the new film will see the return of Bo Peep, sporting a new look and her signature shepherd’s More...

By Oscar Nkala On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Mozambique elephant poaching 2018

The usual reception for any new arrival to the town of Massingir in the southern province of Gaza in Mozambique is a long, inquisitive and hostile look reserved only for unwelcome intruders. It was the same feeling More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, August 25th, 2018
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Maryland: PETA’s vegan billboard wants seafood eaters to stop, see crabs as individuals, ‘just like humans’

A new billboard in Baltimore, Maryland, has gotten a big negative response, particularly from the city’s fans of seafood. On the billboard, it has a picture of a crab, along with the caption, “I’m ME, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 30th, 2018
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‘Phoenix Wilder: And The Great Elephant Adventure’ comes to theaters on April 16

Moviegoers can take a ride through the African plains with two unexpected friends when “Phoenix Wilder: And The Great Elephant Adventure” comes to U.S. cinemas for one night this April. This family-friendly More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
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PETA asks ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ to go vegan, would be ‘great news for cows’

Pizza has always been a mainstay in the diet of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is hoping to convince Nickelodeon to change to the staple food in the new More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Nonhuman Rights group fights for Connecticut elephants, give them ‘personhood’

While Dumbo may just be a movie, one group is seeking to attach “personhood” and rights to elephants, arguing legal rights for three Connecticut animals in a zoo. “The Nonhuman Rights Project’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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New York court to rule on chimps being given ‘Personhood’ rights

The appellate division of the New York Supreme Court will hear oral arguments beginning Thursday in a case about whether two chimpanzees deserve the rights of “personhood.” The Nonhuman Rights Project, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Nat Geo’s ‘Big Cat Week’ starts Monday, Feb 20, schedule details revealed

For millions of years, big cats have stood atop the food chain as treasured icons of the wild. We have a deep, ancient connection with these revered predators. We admire them; we fear them; and now, we need to fight More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Laura Ingraham calls out Hollywood, media outrage over gorilla being killed, but not Planned Parenthood

The media obsessed over the Memorial Day weekend with the story of a 17-year-old endangered gorilla shot in the Cincinnati Zoo when a three-year-old child who fell into his enclosure. Some celebrities, including More...

By Guest Author On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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All Creatures Large and Small: Volunteering to Help Animal Conservation Globally

The animal kingdom is under threat. Not only are current extinction rates for all wildlife a thousand times higher than they were a couple of centuries ago, the major species are vulnerable, as well. To anyone who More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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‘Whale Wars’ star Pete Bethune takes action on ‘The Operatives’

We are fortunate to have an amazing amount of wildlife on this planet. But illegal trading and poaching have dramatically reduced the survival of these magnificent creatures. Enter the Operatives. When famed eco-warrior More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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‘Downton Abbey’ star Peter Egan joins Queen’s Brian May to protest dog breeding for experiments

Celebrities Brian May and Peter Egan have joined the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in opposing controversial plans to build a facility in Yorkshire to breed beagle dogs for experiments. Queen guitarist More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Tim Burton hired to direct ‘Dumbo’ film, PETA speaks out

Disney has plans to retell Dumbo with Tim Burton behind the director’s chair, and PETA wasted no time in calling for  some changes this time around. Specifically, they want Burton to change the ending to More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Brian Blessed, voice of Boss Nass in ‘Phantom Menace’ calls for action against circuses

As the political saga surrounding the promised ban on wild animals in circuses continues, legendary actor Brian Blessed has urged the government to “end this circus madness” and finally legislate to ban such More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Martha Stewart joins Bill Maher in call for Chris Christie to ban pig cages

Martha Stewart is the latest celebrity to stand up for pigs in New Jersey! In a letter that arrived at Gov. Chris Christie’s office Tuesday, Stewart urges him to sign an animal welfare bill that will ban keeping More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Paul McCartney joins animal experiment protest in UK

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed support from Sir Paul McCartney, who has joined the NAVS campaign to end secrecy in animal experiments in the UK. Sir Paul is joined by 24 fellow celebrities More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Disney’s ‘The Hundred-Year-Old-Man’ faces new animal cruelty accusations

PRESS RELEASE: Animal Defenders International (ADI) has condemned The Walt Disney Company Nordic for its use of an abused circus elephant in upcoming movie ‘The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Animal Rights Group condemns ‘camel parade’ in Christmas Wonderland Procession

Press Release: ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS CONTROVERSIAL CAMEL PARADE IN SOUTH TYNESIDE Leading animal protection organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on South Tyneside Council More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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‘X-Men’, ‘Hunger Games’ star Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Screw PETA’

Jennifer Lawrence, the star of the number one movie in America, “The Hunger Games”, has ignited some controversy while discussing the hunting scenes in this week’s Rolling Stone. The “X-Men:First Class” More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
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Arizona restaurant serving lion meat burgers

An Arizona restaurant owner dreamed up a novelty meal to give customers a South African experience during the World Cup. But serving burgers made with African lion meat has generated protests. The MSNBC reports More...


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