Written by Michelle Kretzer
might have looked to passersby like we were having a sleepover at the Bob Barker Building, PETA's Los Angeles
office. Throngs of teens and kids came in toting blankets as well as bags full
of leashes, collars, toys, and towels to donate to homeless animals at shelters
run by L.A. Animal Services. But this wasn't your average blanket drive.
of the most compassionate young stars in Hollywood came out to support peta2 (PETA's youth division)
and PETA Kids, the joint hosts of the event. Renee Olstead, Christian Serratos, Fivel Stewart, Haley Pullos, Pia Toscano, Miranda Mayo, Bret Lockett of the New
York Jets, and Randall of "Honey Badger
Don't Care" fame collected donations, took pictures with fans, and helped
kids make buttons to take home and catnip toys for the shelters' cats. At the
end of the day, we had collected more than 19 boxes full of donations and
mountains of goodwill for animals.
Olstead, who had the initial idea for the shelter drive, serenades the crowd
with "At Last" by Etta James.
Serratos helps sort donated items.
Pullos greets rescued PETA pup Tyson.
make catnip toys for the cats and buttons for themselves.
Lockett tries out his Dancing With the
Stars moves with PETA's Michelle Cho.
kids had a blast with Randall.
celebrates a successful day.
Written by Jeff Mackey
After learning that the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County in
Connecticut had put out an
urgent call for Thanksgiving food donations following Hurricane Sandy, PETA has sent the hunger-relief organization 20 delicious vegan Tofurky roasts.
Vegan Food: The Taste
PETA's donation should make the season brighter (and
healthier) for the region's hungry
as well as for animals. PETA also hopes the Tofurky will offer food for thought, showing that compassion
knows no species barriers.
More than 250 million turkeys are killed in the U.S. every year—45 million for Thanksgiving dinners alone. Yet turkeys
are sensitive, smart,
social, and resourceful birds, who deserve to be treated as living beings, not centerpieces.
Tofurky and other vegan faux turkey provide great alternatives, savory taste, and plentiful protein, with none of
the cruelty or cholesterol that comes from eating real birds.
What You Can Do
Delicious, healthy vegan foods offer both hungry humans and
exploited animals reason to give thanks. Enjoy fine vegan holiday dining with
PETA's free recipes.
Written by PETA
Yesterday, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk turned 60! (Can you believe it? She says, "Yes, count the crow's feet!") Our staff asked supporters who wanted to wish Ingrid a happy birthday to send a donation to one of her favorite programs, Animal Rahat. And boy, did you come through. So far, birthday well-wishers have donated more than $12,000 to Animal Rahat, and that means the world to all those bulls and donkeys!
The folks at Animal Rahat were tickled to be the recipients of such generous gifts, so they made a birthday cake and gave out celebratory fresh grass (a big treat for the animals) and vital nutrition packs along the village roadways. Here are some photos of the big shindig:
For those of you who aren't familiar with Animal Rahat's work, it provides desperately needed relief—such as food, veterinary care, water stations, and portable sunshades—to working animals in India. It also runs relief camps where injured, sick, and debilitated animals can recuperate as well as a retirement center where elderly animals can live out their golden years in comfort. Check out these photos of Animal Rahat in action:
Thank you all for helping to improve the lives of these working animals.
Written by Alisa Mullins
Do you ever think to yourself, "I wish I could do more to help animals, but I'm flat broke"? Yeah, we've all been there. Lucky for the animals (and our wallets), SocialVibe.com and peta2 have teamed up to give you an easy way to donate without spending a dime! All you have to do is post a badge on your site. Really. That's it.
Here's how to get started:
We're encouraging people to have a heart for neglected animals before Valentine's Day, and your support will help us reach our goal.
Piece of cake, right? You can effect change without affecting your bank account.
Written by Lianne Turner
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