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.