Peter Dinklage asks fans to join him in making kind choices by not hurting animals or asking others to hurt animals for them.
"NY Ink" star and tattoo artist Ami James says that people should "never be silent" for animals in a new ad for PETA.
Animals and the planet depend on us, and actor Maggie Q wants us to know what we can do to help.
Animals are forced to endure the pain of having chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes and skin. Join Dave in buying only cruelty-free products.
Actor Taraji P. Henson wants us to show dogs the unconditional love that they so graciously give us. Make animals a part of your family.
In Wake of Marijuana Decriminalization Vote, Group Says Just Because It's Legal Doesn't Mean You Should Eat It
For Immediate Release:November 8, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Seattle -- PETA hopes to have Seattle motorists doing double
takes any day now. That's because the group is currently negotiating with local
outdoor advertisers to put up its new billboard ad
showing a cow next to the caption "Say No! to Pot (Roast). Just Because
It's Legal Doesn't Make It Right. Go Vegan!" The billboard comes on the
heels of a ballot measure to decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of
marijuana that passed in Tuesday's election. PETA's point? That although it's
legal to eat animals, they still suffer chronic abuses on factory farms and
terrifying and painful deaths in slaughterhouses. And they can be murder on
"Meat-eaters are doing a lot more harm to their health
than someone who smokes the occasional joint," says PETA President Ingrid
E. Newkirk. "Chickens, fish, pigs, and cows who are raised on today's
factory farms are fed growth-promoting drugs by the bucketful, and those
drugs—along with artery-clogging fats and cholesterol—are passed along to
consumers who eat meat and dairy products."
Meat and dairy products are often loaded with drugs and
chemicals, including pesticide residues, hormones, and antibiotics. In addition
to carrying a high risk of contamination from pathogens such as E. coli and
salmonella, meat, eggs, and dairy products contain no fiber and are packed with
artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. According to the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics, vegetarians are less prone to heart disease, diabetes,
obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters are.
In today's industrialized meat and dairy industries,
chickens and turkeys have their throats cut while they're still conscious,
piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any
painkillers, fish suffocate or are cut open while they're still alive on the
decks of fishing boats, and calves are taken away from their mothers within
hours of birth. In addition, raising animals for food is a leading cause of
water pollution, land degradation, and greenhouse-gas emissions.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.