PETA Global 2018 Issue 4
Famous in Love star Bella Thorne makes a bold statement against orca abuse. Find her tee at PETA.org/Store .
Blue crab: © iStock.com/Fahroni • Lions: © iStock.com/WLDavies
Laurie Metcalf Ad: © Photo: Mike Ruiz • Hair: Christopher Marrero • Makeup: Mariko Arai
VICTORY! Top Travel Company Sends SeaWorld Packing Travel giant Thomas Cook stopped selling tickets to SeaWorld (and all marine abuse ment parks) after PETA UK held more than 150 protests, solicited over 50,000 letters from supporters – including Sharon Osbourne and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau – and met with management. After corresponding with PETA, travel company Insight Guides stopped selling tours involving elephant rides, and PETA UK persuaded Penguin Random House subsidiary DK Publishing to stop promoting animal rides in its popular travel guides. Instead, readers will learn how elephants suffer.
Victory! Final Canadian Circus Drops Wild-Animal Acts No more lions, tigers, elephants, bears, or other wild animals will be exploited for the Royal Canadian Family Circus! The circus ended acts featuring these animals following two PETA lawsuits challenging the legality of the export permits for the elephants and big cats it used. The Royal Canadian Family Circus’ decision means that there are now no circuses in Canada that force wild animals to perform.
PETA Brings Winds of Change PETA UK joined 10,000 other animal advocates at London’s Animal Rights March in calling for an end to animal exploitation. Other PETA affiliates also participated in marches around the globe.
Laurie Metcalf Is a Fan of Adoption You might think Oscar-nominated actor Laurie Metcalf’s favorite co-star was George Clooney from the early days of Roseanne , but she has a bigger soft spot for a rescued pup named Bucky, who stars with her in a new PETA adoption ad. Adopting instead of buying animal companions not only helps fight animal homelessness but also adds “even more layers to the bond,” she says. “There’s a sense you’re together for a really specific reason.” Watch Laurie’s interview at PETA.org/BiggestFan .
VICTORY! FASHION WEEKS SHED SKINS At the urging of PETA Germany, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week banned fur. In the UK, London Fashion Week was entirely fur free. Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW), which ditched fur after PETA Australia stormed the catwalk in 2011, has gone a step further and banned angora and exotic skins as well. “Only items containing fake or
A blitz of PETA ads featuring lobsters, fish, crabs, and other sea animals swept the US over the summer, encouraging people People See Sea Life as Somebody
faux fur will be permitted,” according to MFW policy. And after hearing from PETA UK, Helsinki Fashion Week
Animals Rescued From Devastating Floods PETA India helped fund a rescue team’s travel to Kerala in the wake of some of the worst flooding
Barnum’s Animals Crackers have been freed from their cages! At PETA’s urging, Nabisco unveiled a new look for the popular vegan snack: Instead of exposing children to circus cruelty, the package now shows animals as they should be – free-roaming in nature, not behind bars, where they languished for 116 years. “When PETA reached out … we saw this as another great opportunity to continue to keep this brand modern and contemporary,” said a Nabisco executive. Victory! Big Changes Come in Small Packages
became the first in the world to prohibit leather, saying that it is “taking an active stand against cruelty to animals and the damaging environmental impacts that the use of animal leather brings with it.”
there in nearly a century. They delivered food to more than 650 animals, rescued three cows and their calves who were stranded on a rooftop, ferried a calf trapped knee-deep in floodwaters to dry land, and more. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, a PETA team traveled to North Carolina to rescue dozens of cats, dogs, chickens, and other animals left behind after people fled rising floodwaters. One dog had been treading water for so long that she collapsed in exhaustion the moment she was lifted into the boat.
to see sea animals as living beings, not buffet offerings.
Marylanders felt the pinch when PETA urged them to be kind to crabs, a move one passerby called “bold.” While reactions to the ad were strong in a state known for its crab industry, The Baltimore Sun acknowledged that vegan crab cakes are “having a bit of a moment” and noted that The Land of Kush restaurant’s crab-free creations had made PETA’s list of the top 10 vegan seafood dishes nationwide.
Take Action Now Visit PETA.org/H&M to send an e-mail to officials at retail giant H&M
urging them to stop selling leather.
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