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Why Animals Do Not Make Good Gifts

Animals, like us, require love and proper care to flourish. Although people who give animals as gifts invariably have good intentions, it is unfair to give an animal to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that the person wants that particular animal as a companion and is willing and able to give a lifetime of proper care.

Tell The Makers Of Lipton Tea To Stop Torturing Animals

Before taking your next sip of tea, check the label on the tea box or bottle because you might discover that you are drinking a cupful of cruelty to animals. The company behind Lipton teas has been testing (and paying others to test) tea - a beverage that has been consumed for thousands of years - on animals. The tea giant has caused animals to suffer and die simply to make marketing claims about its tea products and ingredients. Not one of the experiments that the company conducted was legally ...

Tell Careerbuilder To Stop Exploiting Chimpanzees!

PETA recently learned that CareerBuilder has plans to run a new commercial featuring chimpanzees during the 2011 Super Bowl, despite hearing from thousands of concerned consumers after the company aired ad campaigns in 2005 and 2006 that portrayed chimpanzees as misbehaving office workers. PETA was shocked to learn that CareerBuilder will release a new ad exploiting chimpanzees, especially since a 2008 study published in the journal Science revealed that using this endangered species for adverti...

Companies Who Are Cruel To Animals

Many manufacturers of personal care and household items still test their products on animals, despite the growing number of alternative methods for evaluating product safety. The following list contains all such companies known and their associated brand names.

Animal Testing - Did You Know?

There is NO law that requires companies to test their personal care and household products on animals before selling them to consumers!

Yvonne Strahovski Is An 'angel For Animals'

Yvonne Strahovski's best friends - her rescued dogs, Chazzie and Wilbur - go with her everywhere, even to the set of her hit NBC show Chuck. Now, the trio is doing their part to help millions of homeless animals by starring in an "Adopt, Don't Buy" PETA campaign.

The Worst Company Ever!

Each year, thousands of animals die in Procter & Gamble laboratories -- the victims of painful, archaic and entirely unnecessary product tests. Caustic chemicals are forced into the eyes of rabbits and applied to animals' shaved and raw skin.

Iams Should Not Be Supported

ONLY support brands that do not test on animals. After uncovering extensive abuse of animals at a testing laboratory for dog and cat food maker Iams, PETA contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies to ask if they conduct laboratory tests on animals. None of these tests is necessary or required by law, and humane alternatives do exist. Non-invasive, nonlethal, and cage-free "in-home" testing is conducted by PetSci, and collaborative veterinary clinic studies allow sick anima...

Cosmetic Testing - Hidden Ingredient: Animal Suffering

Since cosmetic and household products and ingredients are not required to be tested on animals and since non-animal alternatives exist, it is difficult to understand why companies continue to conduct these cruel tests. Institutional inertia seems to be at work, caused in part by technicians, researchers, and industry legal departments who blindly cling to the customary but outdated methods of the past.

The Unacceptable Practice Of Eating Monkey Brains

Monkey brain is a controversial foodstuff, often attributed to the Chinese, but also found in certain other countries. The practice of eating monkey brains has led to over-hunting in Indonesia, especially due to the unfounded belief that eating the monkeys' brain can cure impotence.

Hunting In South Africa - A Bloody Mess

Animal Rights Africa (ARA) has just released a key report which takes an in-depth look at hunting activities in South Africa. The Report is available online - click here to view it.

Rutal Killings Are Wrong

In the picture above Zulu warriors pull at the tongue of the poor bull, while killing a full grown bull with their bare hands during the First Fruit Ceremony in celebration of the harvest at the Royal Kraal at Nongoma inKwa-Zulu Natal.

Air Polution

Although we have few choices when it comes to breathing - holding your breath isn’t a very practical option even if the air around you has an ugly brownish cast or smells bad - we can make choices that minimize the amount of polluted air we breathe. We can also make lifestyle decisions that decrease our own contribution to air pollution, both outdoors and in.

Celebrities Speak Out Against Nasa’s Monkey Radiation Experiments

On Tuesday February the 18th, 2010, IDA released letters from seven celebrities opposed to upcoming animal experiments funded by NASA. The experiments are part of a study entitled “Long-term Effects of Space Radiation in Nonhuman Primates” and they would involve irradiating squirrel monkeys at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy facility in New York State.

Sir Paul Mccartney Begs Nasa To Cancel Monkey Experiments

September 7, 2010: Sir Paul McCartney has penned a letter to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) begging it not to fund space experiments on monkeys. The former Beatles legend told NASA administrator Charles Bolden that he would find it "terribly disappointing" if the space agency continued with the planned test and appealed to Bolden to cancel it. "I believe NASA has the ingenuity to investigate the health effects of space travel without confining and experimenti...

Breaking News

NASA Forced to Suspend Cruel Monkey Experiments!

The Nasty And Cruel Shembe Church Traditional Ceremony

From the website Leopard numbers are falling drastically across Southern Africa due to a widespread skin trade. Each year, massive numbers of skins are procured by members of the Shembe church for traditional ceremonies. The documentary film, To Skin A Cat, aims to create a response to a major conservation blindspot, and present a potential solution.

Backpackers Gold = Toilet Paper

Written by Joshua who volunteered at Monkeyland during 2010. So six weeks into our stay in the tucked away Crags suburb located outside of Plett. Monkeyland has been interesting, if not strange in many ways... There are good and bad things to every situation and this is no exception. Each day we wake up to sounds of over a thousand birds calling in the giant bird sanctuary outside of our volunteer house. As we begin to eat breakfast, have coffee and put on our khaki ranger uniforms... we l...

As A Matter Of Fact Miss Hilton...

I am not sure who is confused here?  The reporters who write about Paris Hilton or Paris? Anyway, a Kinkajou is NOT a MONKEY - see and