PETA AU Global 2019 Issue 11
Cruelty Makes Me Dino-Sore
PETA Gives SeaWorld an Earful Why does SeaWorld let its trainers stand on dolphins’ faces and ride them like surfboards? A new PETA billboard urges everyone to avoid this shameful “sea circus.” And at the company’s annual online meeting, Alec Baldwin asked, on PETA’s behalf, when the
You won’t find cashmere at C/MEO Collective manufacturer Australian Fashion Labels or designer brand ONETEASPOON – they both dropped it from their collections after PETA Australia showed them video footage of goats in Asia screaming in pain and fear as their hair was ripped out and then bleeding to death after their throats were slit. You won’t find it at Lochaven of Scotland (the original supplier of the Hogwarts uniforms worn in the Harry Potter movies), either – it banned cashmere from its product line, too. And cruelly produced mohair is also gone: The Sundance Catalog agreed to ban it following a PETA exposé showing South African shearers nonchalantly slashing angora goats and even beheading one of them. VICTORY! Harry Potter Brand Bans Cashmere
T-Rex: © Linda Bucklin | Dreamstime.com • Alec Baldwin: © Starmaxinc.com
Did you see the video of hilarious humans racing in Tyrannosaurus rex costumes? PETA UK did and has written to Pamplona’s mayor with a proposal: If you replace the Running of the Bulls – the abusive event in which panicked bulls are chased down slippery streets to an arena, where they will later be stabbed to death – with a T. rex run, PETA UK will spring for the outfits. NO BULL: Let the Dinosaurs Run Instead
harmful, degrading stunts would end. Maybe the abusement park should read the writing on the wall: United Airlines stopped selling tickets to SeaWorld after hearing from PETA, UK travel companies British Airways Holidays and Virgin Holidays have scrapped tours to facilities that hold whales or dolphins captive, and Canada has banned both the breeding and the imprisonment of cetaceans.
PETAAsia’s Video Exposé Has Sponsors Fleeing Elephant Festival
Take Action Now Urge the mayor of Pamplona to ban the Running of the Bulls at
Goat: © iStock.com/ImPerfectLazybones • Wand: © iStock.com/TokenPhoto • Meteor: © iStock.com/a-r-t-i-s-t • Elephant demo: © PETA India • Michael Keaton: © Starmaxinc.com • Bears: © iStock.com/DieterMeyrl
Take Action Now Tell SeaWorld to leave dolphins out of the act at PETA.org/StopTheStunts .
Hey, Playmobil! ShowKids the TruthWith ‘My First Abattoir’ Would kids drink animal milk if they knew that calves are taken away from their mothers on dairy farms and end up being kicked down the slaughterhouse ramp? No! Playmobil creates a fantasy to disguise a cruel industry, which is why PETA UK asked it to get real by replacing the happy- looking “Large Farm” toy set with a far more realistic “My First Abattoir” one. The suggested version comes with a knife-wielding butcher, worn-out cows lined up for slaughter, and a crated calf taken away from his mother so that
Michael Keaton: Let’s Stop Bear Photo Ops
Nepal’s Chitwan Elephant Festival is anything but festive. As video footage shot by PETA Asia and PETA India reveals, elephants at the event – including babies – are gouged, jabbed, and beaten bloody with bullhooks, crude wooden knives, and sticks in order to force them to “play” soccer and other games. After learning about the abuse, the French automaker Renault, Denmark’s Carlsberg Group, and Nepal’s Kumari Bank, among other sponsors, cut all ties with the cruel spectacle.
“It’s about respect.” That’s what Michael Keaton, star of the anti-captivity CGI masterpiece Dumbo , has to say about stopping cubs from being torn away from their mothers for tourist photo ops. “I really don’t like when people treat them as a kind of prop or something for our entertainment,” he says. “They’re living creatures. … Just let [them] go!”
Take ActionNow Tell everyone you knowwhy they should avoid festivals that use elephants. Don’t take elephant
The Smiths’ JohnnyMarr Slams Santorini Donkey Rides
humans can drink the milk nature intended for him. Now, the good news: In the US, sales of plant-based
Take Action Now Visit PETA.org/MichaelKeaton to watch and share his video plea to spare bears.
rides, and only visit accredited sanctuaries.
Rocker JohnnyMarr has joined PETA’s push to ban the use of donkeys and mules for hauling visitors up more than 500 steep steps on the Greek island of Santorini, urging the country’s minister of tourism to end the equines’ abuse as “beasts of burden.” As a PETA Germany exposé revealed, handlers hit them to keep them moving. Marr encourages tourists to “use the port’s cable car – or their own two feet – instead.” PETA and its international affiliates have held protests at Greek embassies and consulates around the world – including in Berlin, London, Sydney, The Hague, andWashington, D.C. – and need you to weigh in, too.
milks – such as those made from almonds, oats, cashews, and soy – have jumped 61% in five years. Try them all!
500 SlumCats ‘Fixed,’ Thanks to PETA India
InMumbai, cats are a part of life in the markets, streets, and slums. Many are loved, but few are sterilized – and they often give birth in drainage ditches or under cars. The kittens frequently get sick or starve. Many are hit by cars or treated like toys by children who don’t know how delicate they are. So PETA India jumped in and helped sterilize and vaccinate more than 500 of them, as well as treating them for any ailments. Catastrophe averted!
Take Action Now Never participate in any activity that exploits animals. Visit PETA.org.au/Santorini to watch and share PETA’s video
and to send a message to the Greek minister of tourism.
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