PETA Hands Out Pamphlet at Elementary School Featuring Mutilated Cows

In another edition of PETA Is The Worst, parents in Woodland Hills, California allege that the organization handed out pamphlets to their children at school containing graphic pictures of mutilated cows. The children were traumatized by these pamphlets on the same day that a baby cow was on campus as part of a lesson… » 2/05/14 5:30pm 2/05/14 5:30pm

Stores Suspend Angora Fur Sourcing Amid Reports of Rabbit Abuse

Just in time for the holidays, some British clothing stores are pulling angora products from the shelves amid claims that millions of rabbits are being mistreated in China because it's not enough for humans to demonstrate their superiority over the rest of the animal kingdom by shaving them naked and using their fur… » 12/15/13 1:30pm 12/15/13 1:30pm

Brigitte Bardot Threatens to Leave France for Vladimir Putin’s Animal…

Brigitte Bardot, the actress your dad would be most likely to describe as celebrity crush in a discomforting tone of voice that lets you know, once and for all, that a conversational threshold in your filial relationship has been crossed, has informed France that she will soon be going the way of Gerard Depardieu » 1/04/13 4:05pm 1/04/13 4:05pm

Cosmetics Company Actually Does Something to Help Animals

On Monday, L'Oreal announced that it would donate $1.5 million to the EPA to help the agency develop computer models that would eliminate the need for animal testing. The company will also give the EPA results of its earlier animal tests to help calibrate the models and ensure that more tests aren't needed in the… » 3/13/12 6:45pm 3/13/12 6:45pm

This Scary Animal Rights Activist Thinks Researchers Should Die

Animal rights activist Camille Marino has conducted an extensive campaign against cardiac researcher Donal O'Leary, publishing his personal information and reportedly even "wishing him a slow painful death." Now she's been arrested, and she faces trial later this year. But she says everything she's done is totally… » 3/08/12 6:30pm 3/08/12 6:30pm

Terrible Animal Rights Activist Tries to Hire Hit Man to Kill Someone…

Animal rights activists have been known to do some pretty crazy stuff, but this stunt might take the cake. Meredith Marie Lowell, a 27-year-old from Ohio, was arrested yesterday by the FBI after she tried to hire a hit man on Facebook. And who exactly was her target? Oh, you know, just any ol' person who happened to… » 2/22/12 10:30pm 2/22/12 10:30pm

California Can Totally Keep Killing Wobbly Pigs

The Supreme Court has struck down a California law that would have kept slaughterhouses from killing "sick or wobbly pigs." Before you get too grossed out, their rationale was that the federal government already has rules for dealing with sick pigs: said Justice Elena Kagan, "The federal law establishes rules for… » 1/23/12 6:40pm 1/23/12 6:40pm

Officials Raid Turkey Semen Farm To Investigate Animal Cruelty

Shockingly, a "turkey semen collection facility" is not the kind of place you want to be — especially if you're a turkey. A North Carolina semen-farm owned by Butterball was raided today after hidden-camera video taken by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals showed workers kicking, stomping, and dragging the… » 12/29/11 7:00pm 12/29/11 7:00pm

PETA Objects To Festive Possum-Dropping Tradition

In Times Square, they drop a ball on New Year's. In Brasstown, North Carolina, they apparently drop a possum. PETA, being PETA, would like this to stop. They say, "Using a captive opossum as the centerpiece of a raucous party is cruel and illegal." However, possum-drop orchestrator Clay Logan says the event is… » 12/16/11 6:45pm 12/16/11 6:45pm

Orthodox Jews Debate Chicken-Swinging Ritual

In the Yom Kippur tradition of kaparot, some Orthodox Jews swing a live chicken above their heads, then slaughter it, often donating the meat to charity. But some now say the practice is inhumane. Rabbi Meir Hirsch says the chickens "spend all day in the sun without food or drink" before their deaths. He adds, "You… » 10/06/11 5:05pm 10/06/11 5:05pm