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From TheJournal.ie Peta holds billboard protest outside Leinster House calling for closure of meat plants Abbatoir

Peta holds billboard protest outside Leinster House calling for closure of meat plants

Outbreaks have been reported at 16 Irish plants, with more than 800 workers infected with the virus so far.

From TheJournal.ie 'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry' Tiger King

'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'

Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why I no longer have turkey for Christmas dinner Opinion

Opinion: Why I no longer have turkey for Christmas dinner

Unlike turkey flesh, vegan foods are cholesterol-free and high in fibre and other nutrients, importantly they are also delicious, writes Elisa Allen.

From The42 Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball Bear Necessities This post contains videos

Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball

Peta say the pre-match entertainment was ‘inhumane and utterly out of touch’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Where does it end?': Selfie-taking monkey at centre of copyright lawsuit Monkey Business

'Where does it end?': Selfie-taking monkey at centre of copyright lawsuit

Pictures taken by the monkey ended up in a wildlife book.

From TheJournal.ie The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now Opinion

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now

At least 12 local authorities have introduced bans on the use of council land by circuses – but a full ban is needed, writes Elisa Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright Naruto

Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright

PETA petitioned the court to have the macaque “declared the author and owner of his photograph”.

From TheJournal.ie SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales California

SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales

The California Commission has give permission for a new tank to be built but stipulated a ban on breeding would be introduced to the park.

From TheJournal.ie There was a giant pillow fight in London today Down Weapons

There was a giant pillow fight in London today

A large-scale fight, not a fight with giant pillows.

From TheJournal.ie The co-creator of The Simpsons intervened to save a gay Irish bull before his death Mooooooo
From TheJournal.ie Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten Animal Rights

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

The video shows shearers beating and throwing the animals, stamping on their necks and stitching wounds apparently without anaesthetic.

From TheJournal.ie Handlers say Hobbit production company responsible for 27 animal deaths Animal Deaths

Handlers say Hobbit production company responsible for 27 animal deaths

Wranglers say animals used to make Peter Jackson’s new trilogy were kept at farms with sinkholes and other ‘death traps’.

From TheJournal.ie PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad PETA This post contains videos

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad

The animal rights organisation has been accused of promoting violence against women in the latest of its controversial ad campaigns.

From The42 HBO defends TV show's horse deaths Argument

HBO defends TV show's horse deaths

The station has been forced to deny accusations of showing “lax attitudes” and “negligence” towards the animals.

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Sunday’s Super Bowl! Senators! Sovereigns! Slavery! Shell to Sea! And the surprisingly sensational Dubliner in drag…

'Whale slavery' case flops in court

PETA brought a lawsuit seeking to grant constitutional protection against slavery to a group of orcas in SeaWorld parks, but a judge has halted the case.

Killer whales sue Seaworld for 'slavery'

The case is being taken by PETA who argue that animals should have the same constitutional protections as humans.

From TheJournal.ie Column: PETA uses shock tactics? Of course we do. We have to. Opinion

Column: PETA uses shock tactics? Of course we do. We have to.

Animal rights group PETA are to launch an .xxx website that will juxtapose pornographic sexual images with pics of animal cruelty. PETA’s manager explains that they have to be provocative to get their arguments noticed.

From TheJournal.ie PETA to launch pornography website Peta Porn

PETA to launch pornography website

The animal rights group is to launch a pornography website – saying it will mix adult content with graphic images of animal abuse in a bid to raise awareness about animal rights.

POSTERS FEATURING Pamela Anderson in a bikini have been banned in Canada for being sexist. The poster is part of a PETA campaign to encourage meat-lovers to give it up and go vegetarian. City officials in Montreal banned the actress from launching the campaign poster in their city, the CTV Montreal reports.

The poster features Anderson marked out like cuts of meat with the tagline “All animals have the same parts.”

The city commissioner said that while the poster was not in itself controversial, it went against the “everlasting battle of equality” between the sexes, the Toronto Sun reports. Pamela, a Canadian, was less than pleased with the ban. She expressed surprise that a city known for its exotic dancing and progressive attitude would ban a woman using her body for political protest.