Category Archives: Georgia Animal Rights and Protection

Activists Protest UPS’s Shipping of Animal “Trophies” in Wake of Cecil Killing


(APN) ATLANTA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is pressuring shipping company UPS to stop shipping exotic trophy animal parts, following the recent outcry over the death of Cecil the lion.   Walter Palmer, a U.S. recreational big-game hunter killed Cecil, a Southwest African lion, on July 01, 2015, leading to international outcry and debate over recreational […]

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Ringling Brothers Announces Plan to End Use of Elephants in Circuses (UPDATE 1)


(APN) ATLANTA — On March 05, 2015, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, through Feld Entertainment, Inc., its parent company, announced they would end the practice of using Asian elephants in their traveling circus performances by 2018 a victory for animal rights advocates everywhere.   The move comes after years of criticism from animal rights activists of the circus’ […]

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Fulton County Bans Use of Elephant Bullhooks in Circuses

(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, June 01, 2011, the Fulton County Commission banned the use of elephant bullhooks in circuses, after months of lobbying by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP), delivering a victory to the animals and their human advocates. The vote was four to one, with two absent.  The […]

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Downtown Horse Carriages Protested as Inhumane, Abusive

(APN) ATLANTA — About 15 activists protested near Peachtree Center on Saturday, April 09, 2011, from 5 to 7pm, regarding the use of horse-drawn carriages as a tourist attraction. Atlanta Progressive News obtained photographs and observed as several individuals drove horse-drawn carriages throughout downtown. Signs on the horses say the price is 25 dollars per person for a fifteen minute […]

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