Animals Used for Entertainment

Progress! South Africa to Stop Breeding Lions for Hunting and Cub Petting

South Africa has announced plans to stop breeding lions for hunting and cub petting. However, the hunting of lions raised in their natural habitat will still be permitted.

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There’s Nothing Entertaining About the Way This Hotel Keeps Polar Bears Captive

Polar bears belong in the Arctic, not in zoos or glass boxes in aquariums—and certainly not in hotels.

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Trophy Hunter Posts Grisly Photos With Giraffe’s Cut-Out Heart

A hunter who killed a giraffe posted selfies to FB showing her posing with the animal’s heart, calling it the “perfect” Valentine’s Day gift.

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Victory! No Animals Beheaded, Eaten Alive in Marine Survival Training

During Cobra Gold, participants were recorded reveling in the ritualistic killing and consumption of animals.

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Men Caught on Camera Setting Elephant on Fire

This elephant was wandering around his own home. The violence perpetrated by these men was more than heartbreaking—it was avoidable.

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Minke Whale Trapped in Nets for 19 Days, Killed by Fishers in Japan

PETA joins every other animal protection group and every decent person on the planet in decrying such ignorant, sadistic treatment.

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A Spa in Egypt Is Offering “Snake Massages”, but They’re a Cruel Gimmick

It may seem like a wacky yet harmless practice, but using snakes for a massage parlor gimmick isn’t holistic healing—it’s cruelty.

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Video: Horrific Cruelty to Animals at Thai Zoo

Thailand’s Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo is one of the worst places for animals in the world.

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Wildlife Officials Raid Thai Zoo, Find Beheaded Tiger and Illegally Smuggled Cubs

The grisly discovery at Thailand’s Mukda Tiger Park and Farm is just the latest case of cruelty and sadness at a Thai zoo.

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Zookeeper Mauled to Death by Bears at Zoo in China

How many more people have to be hurt or killed before we accept that wild animals don’t belong in captivity?

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