A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for throwing a puppy into a firepit in Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba earlier this month.
Eight-month-old Polo was thrown into the pit on May 7, suffering second-degree burns to most of his body. He was flown to Winnipeg for treatment and is expected to recover, but not before healing from extensive injuries, including a swollen throat and lungs, ulcers on his eyes, and most of his fur being singed off.
PETA plans to protest the opening night of “A Dog’s Purpose” after a viral video from the Winnipeg-filmed movie set showed a German shepherd in distress.
“No amount of spin from Hollywood will change the fact that being forced to do a terrifying stunt is not a dog’s purpose,” said PETA senior vice-president Lisa Lange. “PETA is calling on kind people to boycott this film and send the message that animals should be treated humanely, not exploited and abused as movie props.
PETA has taken notice of Pat Martin’s “gitch glitch” this week and has reached out to the Winnipeg Centre MP.
The organization for the ethical treatment of animals will be sending Martin a pair of bright yellow boxer shorts. PETA says they will not only be a conversation starter, but will also force him to come up with another excuse to leave during a vote in the House of Commons.
HAMILTON – An animal rights group known for some controversial ad campaigns is proposing a new billboard in Hamilton based on the case of a woman who kept her husband’s corpse in a bedroom for six months.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Thursday it was negotiating with Hamilton-area advertisers to try to place a billboard that proclaims, “Are There Corpses in Your Home? Time to Go Vegan.”
Earlier this week, a devoutly religious Hamilton woman pleaded guilty to failing to notify authorities that her husband had died from an illness he was not getting treatment for.
In their latest publicity stunt, PETA announced Thursday they will have a pair of members dressed in “giant condoms” on the streets of Winnipeg Friday.
The members will also be holding signs that read “Condoms Won’t Work: Fix your Dog/Cat!” as a reminder that in order to control pet populations and prevent euthanasia, pet owners need to spay or neuter their pets.
Local PETA supporters will protest the fur industry this Saturday in downtown Winnipeg.
“We are protesting the abuse of all animals that are tortured for their fur,” said organizer Alana Mowbray. “These animals are kept in small cages and forced to live their lives in dirty warehouses, and are often violently skinned alive.”
“You can find it (fur) on jackets, gloves, fur trim, and other fashion garments. Often faux fur is mislabelled and what you are purchasing is in fact real fur.”
The protest will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside of The Bay, 450 Portage Avenue.
PETA plans to erect several new billboards promoting compassion for turkeys around the city.
The billboards show a dog’s head on a turkey’s body with the words, “Kids: If You Wouldn’t Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey? Go Vegan.” The group plans to run the billboard near public schools in Winnipeg in the hope that it will spark a dialogue between kids and their parents.
“Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they’d trade in their drumsticks for Tofurky in a heartbeat,” PETA’s executive vice-president Tracy Reiman said in a release. “This Thanksgiving, families can give all animals something to be thankful for by sticking to humane, delicious vegan meals.”
The billboards will also go up in Ottawa and Saskatoon.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to the Manitoba government asking that a roadside sign be erected to mark the recent deaths of several dozen cows.
Seventy-one cows died January 31 when a cattle truck collided with a train on Highway 5 north of Carberry. Eleven heads of cattle survived the crash, while several others were destroyed due to injuries.
“It’s a big enough tragedy that these animals end up in slaughterhouses, where they are kicked, shocked with electric prods, and finally dragged off the trucks to their deaths,” said PETA campaigner Emily Lavender in the letter. “Saving them from being tossed from a speeding truck and deprived of care afterward—sometimes for several hours—seems like the least we can do.”
Read a copy of the letter:
February 14, 2012
Director of Traffic Engineering
Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr. Cuthbertson,
I am writing today on behalf of PETA to ask for your approval to place a memorial sign on the highway right-of-way as a tribute to the dozens of cows who were killed en route to slaughter last month. Because there are no surviving family members for animals in the meat trade, I hope you will allow a concerned Canadian to apply.
I propose that the sign read, “Careless Driving Costs Lives: In Memory of 71 Cows, January 31, 2012,” (see attached example) and be placed on Highway 5 north of Carberry to memorialize the cows who were killed or euthanized because of severe injuries after a truck carrying them collided with a train. The proposed sign would also remind tractor-trailer drivers of their responsibility to the thousands of animals they haul to their deaths every day. It’s a big enough tragedy that these animals end up in slaughterhouses, where they are kicked, shocked with electric prods, and finally dragged off the trucks to their deaths. Saving them from being tossed from a speeding truck and deprived of care afterward, sometimes for several hours, seems the least that we can do.