Newsletter from PETA
ChickenVictory for Animals Used for Clothing!
After almost a year of being a target of PETA’s anti-fur campaign, popular designer Donna Karan has announced that her fall 2009 lines will be fur-free and that she has “no plans” to use fur in the future! More than a dozen leading designers and retailers have now dropped fur as a result of our work.
Two Victories for Animals Used in Experiments!
Victory #1: Thanks in no small part to a PETA affiliate’s pressure and financial support to develop humane alternatives, new skin-irritation tests have been approved, which will allow manufacturers worldwide to test cosmetic ingredients for skin irritation without using a single rabbit or other animal. Tens of thousands of animals will be spared!
Victory #2: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration nixed a new round of painful animal tests for the natural sweetener stevia after PETA’s staff scientists argued that the animal test results would not be relevant to human health effects. Decades of evidence and scientific consensus proved the vivisectors wrong—again!
Victory for Victims of Glue Traps!
Following an appeal from PETA, the nationwide chain Dollar Tree will stop selling glue traps—devices that cause rodents, birds, and other small animals to suffer cruel, slow, and painful deaths. We’ve now gotten these terrible devices pulled from nearly 30,000 stores in North America. “