Category Archives: PETA

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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Protests at Aquarium Pride Party as Beluga Whale Permit Sought

(APN) ATLANTA — On Friday, October 11, 2013 animal rights activists held another protest outside the Georgia Aquarium to express outrage at Atlanta Pride, Atlanta’s gay pride festival, holding their annual kick-off party once again at the Aquarium.   Meanwhile, activists are fighting in the courts to prevent eighteen beluga whales from becoming the next victims or casualties of the […]

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Fulton Rejects Atlanta IGA without Bullhook Ban

(APN) ATLANTA — On August 01, 2012, the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County voted down a request to enter into a new Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to provide animal control services for the City of Atlanta.   While the vote took place with no discussion, there was an elephant in the room, at least figuratively speaking: the City of Atlanta […]

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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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PETA Activists, “Elephant” Block Entrance to City Hall, 3 Arrested

(APN) ATLANTA — Four Atlanta activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals blocked the entrance to Atlanta City Hall today, as part of a demonstration against the alleged abuse of elephants by the Ringling Brothers circus. Three activists–Rachel Ewon, 25; Reagan Kimball, 31; and Jamie Salazar, 25–were handcuffed after blocking the entrance for about twenty minutes.  A fourth […]

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