People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - updates

Rappler's latest stories on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


Don't put masks on animals – PETA

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:32 AM

The masks can cause breathing difficulties

DON'T DO THIS. A man takes photos of dogs wearing masks in a stroller in Shanghai on February 19, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Shocking' animal welfare violations uncovered at U.S. government labs

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:05 AM

In one incident, a dog sustains skin burns from an electric blanket used because the procedure room was too cold

DOGS. Border Collies Miley and Tiara are pictured during a touchscreen experiment at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna on February 26, 2018. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP

Dogs rescued from Taal eruption going to foster homes – PETA

Jan 26, 2020 - 7:05 PM

At least 132 animals are rescued by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals amid the Taal Volcano eruption

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

Nov 04, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Disputes erupt after the tiger's killing as media reports say it was shot in Yavatmal forest with no attempt to tranquilize her

MAN-EATING. Controversy erupted November 3, 2018 over the killing of a man-eating tiger in India that had claimed 13 victims in two years but may have been illegally killed herself. AFP file photo  AFP

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Ringling Bros. circus closing show after 146 years

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Company executives cited high operating costs and declining ticket sales after the traveling American circus retired its popular elephants as reasons

'GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH' This file photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a circus performer hanging upside down during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Reward offered for 'sadistic' killer of Grand Canyon squirrel

Aug 07, 2014 - 8:07 PM

A video was posted on YouTube of a shirtless man kicking the squirrel which has since been removed

Andi Eigenmann a snake woman in new 'serye'

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Komiks based show has star with twin snakes after a twin sister from last soap

FEW REAL SNAKES. Andi said the production is mindful of PETA. Photo from her Facebook

No more crocs in captivity, please

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Lolong would not have died if he hadn t been captured imprisoned and confined to a totally inadequate concrete enclosure for the past 18 months

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

For the health and happiness of Mali

Mar 24, 2013 - 2:32 PM

At a sanctuary Mali can roam around bathe in rivers and ponds be in the crucial company of other elephants and get veterinary care

MALI'S HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. Everyone wants what's best for Mali. Photo by Katherine Visconti/

Naked never fails: Models and elephant Mali

Feb 05, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Mali is at the center of a tug of war between activists and zoo workers Both claim to want what s best for Mali but fundamentally disagree on what that is

Battle heats up over elephant at Manila Zoo

Jan 15, 2013 - 10:45 PM

The battle over a 38 year old female elephant in Manila Zoo rages on

Star elephant courts controversy in Manila Zoo

Oct 17, 2012 - 12:32 PM

An elderly elephant named Mali is the star at Manila s zoo but also the focus of a campaign alleging animal cruelty that has united the country s powerful bishops global pop stars and a Nobel laureate

In a picture taken on June 20, 2012, visitors look at the 35-year-old elephant named Mali at the Manila Zoo. The historic Manila Zoo, once a major attraction of the Philippines, now finds itself the target of criticism for the condition of its animals, particularly its "star", an elephant named Mali. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Stop transporting monkeys, PETA urges Air China

Jul 13, 2012 - 6:12 AM

Air China is only of a few major airlines that still transports monkeys from Asia says PETA

[Pets] Adopt, don't buy

Jun 18, 2012 - 8:35 AM

PETA joins other animal rights organizations in promoting animal adoption

THEY ALSO DESERVE A happy ending. Rescues like Uggie, after proper rehabilitation, can still turn out to be stars. Image from PETA

Sandra Seifert: The Philippines' sexiest vegetarian

Jun 13, 2012 - 6:42 AM

People cast their votes at PETAAsiaPacific com and picked the winner: in the Philippines it s the model beauty queen

THE WINNER TAKES IT all. Fresh-faced Sandra Seifert is the country's top vegetarian celeb. Photography by Ken Go. Body painting by Don Delubio. Makeup by Anju Dargani. Hair by Nina's Touch.

Sexy vegetarians, anyone?

May 11, 2012 - 2:49 PM

Celebs show how healthy meals can keep you looking hot and feeling good

SPICE GIRL. Supermodel and columnist Isabel Roces in an 'explosive' campaign. Photo from PETA

Weight loss for man, big balls for mice?

May 08, 2012 - 2:57 PM

What started as a yogurt and weight loss experiment became about yogurt and semen increase

NO TESTS, PLEASE. Mice want big love, nothing else. Photo from

British singer Morrissey urges closure of Indonesian zoo

May 08, 2012 - 2:57 PM

In Jakarta for a solo performance Morrissey asks the Indonesian government to close the Surabaya Zoo and transfer its animals to more suitable environments

Sandra Seifert goes sultry

Apr 20, 2012 - 6:59 PM

The celeb and model uses her body to encourage people to go vegetarian

GO VEGETARIAN. Sandra believes that there are less painful ways to go vegetarian, like eating tasty meat substitutes. Photo courtesy of PETA.