PETA Tries To Pretend Dairy Products Have Something To Do With Autism

This is the most cynical, horrifying thing I've heard in ages. PETA has restarted a campaign to try and pretend there's some link between "autism and dairy products," in an attempt to scare people into going Vegan. Update: We have a response from PETA. » 5/28/14 2:35pm 5/28/14 2:35pm

Los Angeles Bans Bullhooks and Other Devices Used to Control Elephants

The city of Los Angeles approved a ban on the use of bullhooks, bats, pitchforks and other physical tools used by trainers to control exotic circus animals such as elephants. » 5/01/14 12:33pm 5/01/14 12:33pm

PETA protests cyborgs

A new DiY science kit, "Backyard Brains," teaches kids about neuroscience and biotech by helping them dissect cockroaches — and then use simple electronic components to control the bugs' brains and movements. Now PETA is protesting the kits, saying they are cruel. » 11/04/13 1:13pm 11/04/13 1:13pm

SeaWorld is being sued... by five of its "enslaved" killer whales

Can a wild-captured orca whale be considered a "slave" under the guidelines of the U.S. Constitution, or be named as a plaintiff in a lawsuit arguing as much? » 2/07/12 12:40pm 2/07/12 12:40pm

In The Future, Our Pride May Be Robotic


PETA has asked the University of Georgia to replace their recently-deceased dog mascot with an animatronic robot or costumed human. We're hoping that all college football teams use robotic mascots, which can wage epic battles during halftime. [Photo from SportsbyBrooks] » 12/19/09 11:40am 12/19/09 11:40am

X-Prize Hits the Meatpacking Industry

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are putting their money where their mouths are with a million dollar contest to see who can grow edible, tasty chicken nugget meat in a lab by 2012. The prospect of lab-grown meat has a lot of promise, but has been around for years without much progress, probably… » 4/23/08 9:30am 4/23/08 9:30am