USA: He reportedly struck a zebra with a 3-foot-long stick “with such force that the zebra fell to his front knees and then fell over sideways.”


Garden Bros. Circus, featuring an elephant act by Carson & Barnes Circus, is on tour in the South this month, and we need to tell venues that plan to host the show why that’s the worst idea ever:

Carson & Barnes’ head trainer was caught attacking and electro-shocking elephants as they screamed in pain.




A whistleblower reported that Zachary Garden, the manager of Garden Bros., beat animals regularly and denied them food and adequate veterinary care.

He reportedly struck a zebra with a 3-foot-long stick “with such force that the zebra fell to his front knees and then fell over sideways.”




Tell the venues to consider these facts carefully and to require that the scheduled performances of this cruel circus go forward without animals.

For all animals,











India: Investigation Reveals Chicks Suffocated, Burned, Ground Up Or Drowned.




The latest breaking eyewitness investigation, released by PETA India and Anonymous for Animal Rights, of major chicken farms that raise and slaughter chickens for their eggs and meat, found widespread, rampant cruelty to chicks. 

As you can see in this shocking video footage, it is clear that the egg and meat industries are focused on maximising profits at the chicks’ expense and that they consider living, feeling, thinking birds to be mere commodities. From problems in incubators that cause organ deformities to invasive methods of sex determination and using burning-hot blades to de beak them, the lives of newly hatched chicks are filled with agony and end in a premature death – suffocated, burned, ground up alive, or drowned. These sensitive baby birds are treated like trash – literally. Some are even tossed, live, into waste bins to die. 

Baby chicks need your help.

The best thing that you can do for baby chicks is to refuse to eat eggs and chicken meat. By reducing that demand, we can spare them this horrific suffering.

Together, we can make a difference for these tiny suffering animals. All you have to do is take action by going vegan today



UK: Victory For HSBC Campaign – Speaking Up For Primates !


Hi Mark,

Our old campaign link:

We did it.

HSBC have just announced that they’ll stop funding palm oil companies that destroy the rainforest. [1]




Whether you signed the petition, donated, or badgered them online, you made this happen – and it’s not everyday you topple a bank! [2]

We should feel pretty powerful today – and that’s why

it’s probably not the time to rest on our laurels. HSBC isn’t the only bank that’s been putting orangutan habitat at risk. If right now, we make HSBC’s decision as public as possible, we can show just how easy – and what good PR – it would be for other banks to do the same.


Please will you chip in a few pounds for an advert in the Financial Times demanding change from banks like Standard Chartered? If we use our momentum right now to win over other banks, people across South East Asia will be safer and swathes more rainforest could be saved. [3] 

HSBC are the biggest bank in Europe, which is why we went straight for them. At first they told us they weren’t doing anything wrong, then that palm oil funding is too “complex” for them to clean up. But after just a few weeks of campaigning, they backed down.

If a bank as big as HSBC can do it, other banks are going to find it hard to make excuses. But right now, they think nobody knows what they’re up to – this ad will change that.

140,000 of us in the UK joined the campaign against HSBC.

Take a minute to picture 140,000 individuals all over the UK who you haven’t met. It’s pretty amazing that you were part of a team that beat one of the biggest banks in the world. You’ve done a lot. But if each of you can chip in £1 today, we can make sure this victory reverberates around the banking sector and creates exciting, long lasting change. Let’s get this ad in the paper next week!

Thanks for standing up for people and primates,



Financial Times: HSBC tightens standards on lending to palm oil industry.
Greenpeace: HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies.
[2] 140,000 of us in the UK signed the petition, thousands of us wrote on HSBC’s Facebook page and even more tweeted, called and even wrote to the bank. This was all in just 5 weeks. Here’s a blog about how the boss of HSBC ended up being grilled on the campaign at Davos.
Palm oil fans the flames of forest fires in Indonesia  – the fires in 2015 were linked to 100,000 deaths










Actions – Dolphins and Calves.



Speak up for the dolphins.

Several dolphins are trapped in small tanks where they cannot even open their eyes due to heavy chlorination. Demand that these incredibly sensitive and intelligent animals be moved to a sea pen or an accredited sanctuary immediately.




Dear Mark,

For many calves, a hot iron in the face is just the beginning of years of torture.

A PETA exposé of cattle ranches in Brazil that supply JBS S.A.—the largest leather processor in the world—reveals that ranch workers dragged calves away from their mothers before twisting their necks and standing on their faces while using a hot iron brand to burn a symbol into their flesh.

For the next three years, these animals will endure beatings, electric shocks, and neglect, until the day they are kicked and shoved into the trucks that will take them to the slaughterhouse. There, workers will slit their throats and peel off their skin so that it can be turned into the leather we see in cars, furniture, footwear, belts, jackets, and accessories sold around the world.

From the cattle farms of Brazil to the hellish slaughterhouses in China where dogs are among the animals stripped of their skin to make the leather in gloves, cat toys, and other consumer goods, the global leather trade is responsible for nightmarish cruelty to animals.

Will you please make a generous donation to PETA today and help power our work to combat the cruelty of the leather industry, promote non-animal materials, and foster respect for all living beings?

It takes an average of three cows’ hides to cover the interior of a single standard car (but up to eight for some models), and what those animals endure even before they’re sent to slaughter makes it easy to see why the popularity of animal-friendly fabrics is growing. Our exposé reveals that in addition to the face-branding of calves, adult cows are forced into chutes and painfully branded on the back. Workers applied hot irons without administering any pain relief at all, counter to Brazil’s minimum animal-welfare recommendations. “Handling” on these ranches is typically extremely rough, involving beatings and sometimes electric shocks. The video shows that panicked cows in chutes were shocked, kicked, and pulled by their delicate ears and tails. The eyewitness also saw a calf with a severe maggot infestation, a cow with a swollen head, and animals with open, bloody wounds.

Every year, millions of cows are killed at JBS slaughterhouses in Brazil. Workers slit their throats before removing their skin and sending it to JBS tanneries. In 2015, the most recent year for which records are available, JBS’ 26 factories on three continents processed 10 million individual animals’ skins—but much of the cruelty revealed in this exposé is far from unique to that company. Around the world, branding, electric shocks, and severe neglect—even of animals with serious, painful medical conditions—is commonplace in industries that use cattle, and PETA affiliates have documented similarly violent treatment during transport in India and during slaughter in Bangladesh.

By making a much-needed gift today, you’ll be strengthening PETA’s work to stop animals from suffering for something as trivial as a car seat.

Synthetic and plant-derived materials are both compassionate and fashionable—and PETA’s innovative campaigns are informing consumers, designers, and manufacturers every single day about sustainable, durable fabrics for which animals aren’t harmed. Today, 13 automobile manufacturers, including BMW and Nissan, offer at least one completely vegan interior—and together with our international affiliates, we’re continuing to push Toyota and other hold-out companies to follow their lead.

Please, think of the mother cows whose calves were torn away from them and mutilated and support our work to help them and all other animals. Together, we can put the brakes on cruelty.

Thank you for your compassion and generous support.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E Newkirk





USA: Trumps Decision To Revive Pipeline Results In 600,000 Gallon Oil Spill – Petition – Take Action.


Company Spilled 600,000 Gallons of Oil Into the Environment – Demand Punishment




TargetKen Paxton, Texas Attorney General

GoalHold Enbridge accountable for a massive oil spill that has irreversibly polluted the environment.

A 600,000 gallon oil spill recently burst forth from the Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge, Texas — ominously following Donald Trump’s decision to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. Oil spills of this magnitude serve as an important reminder that fossil fuels, and the infrastructure that accompanies them, should no longer be considered a viable energy option. Demand that Enbridge, the company responsible, be punished for this terrible spill.

Sadly, this latest accident apparently marks the second oil spill from the Seaway Pipeline since it began operating just under a year ago. Enbridge, which is a half-owner of the Seaway Pipeline, also holds a share of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). One of the key points in the case against DAPL has been the risk of contamination to local water sources if the pipeline were to leak or malfunction — this recent event with Seaway Pipeline goes to show just how justified these concerns are.

The cause of the spill is still unknown. Despite this being the pipeline’s second spill, Enbridge said it will be conducting clean-up as fast as possible for operations to resume. It’s obvious that this pipeline is unsafe and poses a danger to the environment and nearby communities. Companies like Enbridge cannot continue to profit at the expense of our Earth.

Demand Enbridge be charged for this oil spill, and that the Seaway Pipeline be shut down immediately.




Dear Attorney General Paxton,

Oil pipelines have repeatedly proven to be a danger to the environment and the communities that surround them. A 600,000 gallon oil spill in your state, apparently the second in less than a year from Seaway Pipeline, will be devastating to the environment. The companies responsible for these catastrophic events must be held accountable.

Enbridge cannot continue to operate and build pipelines, in the name of short-term profits, when the accidents and environmental impacts will affect our planet for years to come. I demand that you penalize Enbridge for this spill, and order the immediate shutdown of Seaway Pipeline.


[Your Name Here]



Take action – please sign the petition:



Netflix is addicted to fossil fuels. Take Action In Asking Them To Change !

Netflix is addicted to fossil fuels. Despite being a huge driver of internet traffic, it still hasn’t committed to 100% renewable energy use.

Netflix lags way behind other internet giants, like Google, Facebook and Apple when it comes to clean energy. With video streaming set to be 80% of all internet traffic by 2020 it’s vital for Netflix to get on board with renewables if we’re going to green the internet.

Will you join us in signing this petition calling on Netflix to go green?






Urge Zulily to stop selling clothing made from Angora – Watch the video and then sign the petition.


We just learned that Zulily sells clothing and accessories made of angora wool.

Rabbits on angora farms scream in pain and terror as their fur is ripped out.

Others are sheared while their feet are tightly tethered, and they’re inevitably wounded by the sharp cutting tools as they struggle to escape.

They endure these barbaric procedures every three months.

Please help save them from this abuse by joining us in urging Zulily to stop selling clothing, accessories, and other products made from angora wool.