Animals Used in Laboratory Experiments
- Dole Food Company, the world’s largest fruit and vegetable producer stopped funding animal tests.
- The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration stopped requiring animal tests, including drowning and electroshocking mice and rats, for companies making anti-fatigue health claims about their food products
- Secret deodorant banned tests on animals and now sports PETA’s cruelty-free logo.
- Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline banned near-drowning tests on mice and rats.
- Funding from the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. helped create a human cell-based three-dimensional lung model that has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of animals from undergoing inhalation toxicity tests.
- The Hass Avocado Board will no longer support, fund, or conduct experiemnts on animals.
PETA’s Bunny Free app makes it easy to shop for curelty-free cosmetics and personal-car and household products.
Aniimals Used for Food:
- Violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act were exposed at dozens of U.S. slaughterhouses, and in Massachusetts, a slaughterhouse was closed for three months.
- Panera Bread and Pret A Manger nixed their vegan milk surcharge.
- Target, Costco, Wegmans, and other retailers stopped selling Thai coconut products that rely on forced labor by monkeys who are chained and abusively trained.
- Boiler Brewing Company, Frye Brewing Company, and Mr. Kicco Coffee & Wine stopped selling kopi luwak, which is coffee made from beans excreted by captive Asian palm civets.
Each vegan saves nearly 200 animals a year just by not eating them.
Animals Used in the Fashion Industry
- PVH Corp., the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and others, as well as luxury brands Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Birman stopped using exotic-animal skins.
- Columbia, Lands’ End, Valentino, UNIQLO, Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, and other clothing companies banned alpaca fleece, which is violently shorn off the bodies of restrained, terrified alpacas.
- Nordstrom banned fur and exotic skins at its stores and online.
- Fashion brands Alice + Olivia and Monique Lhuillier and Canadian department store chain Winners all banned fur.
- French retailer American Vintage banned the use of angora in its collections.
- L’Oreal Group, the largest cosmetics and beauty company in the world, banned the use of all animal hair in its brushes.
The fashion world is ditching animal skins in favor of fresh alternatives like vegan leather made out of cork, mushrooms, pineapple leaves, and other animal-friendly materials.
Animals Used in the Entertainment Industry
- ExxonMobil cut ties with the cruel, deadly Iditarod dog-sled race.
- The first-ever federal legislation mandating medication oversight in horse racing became law, all because of PETA’s undercover investigation into trainer Steve Asmussen in 2014.
- Tiger King’s “Doc” Antel was indicted on charges of wildlife trafficking and cruelty to animals, and fugitive roadside zoo owner Tim Stark was arrested.
- New South Wales, Australia, banned the breeding and importation of captive dolphins, which means that no new dolphinariums will be allowed to open in the state.
Frustrated orcas at SeaWorld parks suffer from painful dental trauma caused by gnawing on concrete and metal surfaces in their small tanks.
Victories for Pets
- It is now illegal in Virginia to leave dogs chained outside in extreme heat or freezing cold.
- CVS, Albertsons, and AutoZone announced that they will start warning shoppers of the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars.
- During a 12-month period, PETA’s mobile clinics sterlized 13,774 dogs and cats, and their Emergency Response Team responded to 13,764 calls and emails from caring people across the U.S.
On a mild 70-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 99 degrees in 20 minutes.