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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

Today is World Ocean Day! To celebrate, PETA has asked Mayor of Stockholm, Karin Wanngård, to maybe change a street name to something a bit more fish-friendly. Fiskargatan, or "Fisherman's Street" in Södermalm comes in for stick, with the animal rights organisation suggesting that "Fish Are Friends Street" would better, …
Richard Speed, 8 Jun 2018

Petty PETA rapped by judges over monkey selfie copyright stunt

A US appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision that a monkey can't own copyright. British photographer David Slater says he has been ruined by the unauthorized spread of a wildlife photo taken using his camera equipment. The picture in question was snapped when the shutter was activated by a seven-year-old macaque in …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Apr 2018

Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

The curious case of the monkey that took a selfie and was denied copyright for its efforts has come to an end, with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater agreeing on a future stream of royalty payments to simian charities. The case kicked off in 2011 when Slater left a camera within …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2017

Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts

Analysis Remember that selfie of the grinning monkey way back in 2014? It was taken by an Indonesian crested macaque named Naruto using the camera of wildlife photographer David Slater. And it is at the heart of a long-running copyright case that's now ended up before the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court in San Francisco. Why? Because it's …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Jul 2017
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'What this video game needs is actual footage of real gruesome deaths'

Protests about video games usually call for less violence. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has called for more violence - and more graphic violence – in the forthcoming Farming Simulator 17. PETA's beef with developer GIANTS Software GmbH stems from the promise that pig farming would debut in the game's …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Sep 2016

PETA monkey selfie lawsuit threatens wildlife photography, warns snapper at heart of row

In the inverted morality of the obsessive copyright hater, criminals are folk heroes, and the innocent must be punished. The latest internet victim-shaming is directed against British wildlife photographer David Slater, who snapped a grinning macaque in the Indonesian jungle. US animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Sep 2015

First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5

Boffins at Maastricht University, Netherlands have managed to grow synthetic beef from the stem cells of a slaughtered cow. But how does it taste? The world will find out next Monday, when the first hamburger made from the man-made meat is cooked and served at an unnamed "exclusive west London venue," as reported by The …
Neil McAllister, 29 Jul 2013
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PETA claims anti-Mario campaign was a joke

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has responded to fan backlash over this week's anti-Mario campaign, insisting it wasn't an attack on the Ninty mascot, but a humorous attempt to raise awareness of a serious issue. "Mario fans: Relax! PETA's game was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention …
Caleb Cox, 17 Nov 2011

PETA riled by Mario's raccoon skin suit

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has launched a scathing campaign against Nintendo's mascot, Mario, claiming his use of the tanooki suit is unethical. The protesters reckon the fact the fur brings the plump plumber special powers sends kids the wrong message. Won't somebody think of the children... er... …
Caleb Cox, 15 Nov 2011
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Naked vegans target Prince Harry over meaty 12-incher

Exclusive Animal rights group Peta has despatched a brace of near-naked operatives to Arizona in a bid to lure Prince Harry away from the delights of meat. The less-than-covert insertion of the pair of barely covered activists will cause yet more distraction for right royal playboy and his retinue, as Harry attempts to complete his …
Team Register, 15 Nov 2011
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Dog fight game bitten with pro-PETA virus

Supporters of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organisation may have embraced new measures in the fight for animal rights, allegedly releasing a malware-infected version of a dog-fighting app PETA wants banned. Virus spotter Symantec says it found an infected pre-release version of Dog Wars on warez sites …
Caleb Cox, 17 Aug 2011
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PETA to launch .xxx smut site 'to help animals'

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reportedly plans to launch a porn site. The website, at, will be "a pornography site that draws attention to the plight of animals", according to Reuters, which cited a spokesperson. With thousands of well-known companies reluctantly queueing up to pay up to block their …
Kevin Murphy, 16 Aug 2011
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Go Daddy spokes-totty: I'm on the elephants' side

Celebrity Go Daddy spokesmodel Jillian Michaels has led a protest against circuses' unethical treatment of elephants, just a few months after company chairman Bob Parsons came under fire for shooting one dead while on holiday. Fitness trainer Michaels attended a demo against the Ringling Brothers' Circus outside the Los …
Kevin Murphy, 22 Jul 2011
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Animal lovers stamp on goldfish racing

A bar in Washington state has been obliged to cancel its weekly goldfish racing event following complaints from less-than-impressed animal lovers. The Harmon Tap Room's goldfish racing. Pic from Facebook Every Tuesday night, the Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma filled two eight-foot long troughs with water, threw in some "10 cent …
Lester Haines, 21 Apr 2011
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Mafia Wars dons deprived of pit bulls

Aficionados of Facebook punch-up Mafia Wars will no longer be able to deploy pit bulls as part of their arsenal, following intervention by whale-hugging animal rights outfit PETA. PETA expressed "concerns" to Zynga Game Network regarding "the portrayal of a chained, snarling pit bull as a 'weapon'" in the popular online game …
Lester Haines, 10 May 2010
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ASA bites PETA over Baby P billboard

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) not to re-run a billboard campaign featuring Steven Barker, the man who tortured 17-month-old Peter Connelly and was subsequently found guilty of "causing or allowing" the infant's death. PETA's Steven Barker poster The …
Lester Haines, 3 Feb 2010
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Catholics slam PETA nude adopt-a-mutt poster

The Catholic League has fired a broadside against animal rights outfit PETA after the campaigning organisation decided to ask Playboy model and Dancing With The Stars contestant Joanna Krupa to whip off her kit in defence of homeless mutts: Joanna Krupa's PETA poster The image - which clearly demonstrates Krupa sports no …
Lester Haines, 3 Dec 2009
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Che Guevara's granddaughter poses for PETA

The granddaughter of noted Argentinian Ernie "Che" Guevara has got her kit off for PETA, to promote the revolutionary benefits of baby carrots and other non-animal-based foodstuffs. Lydia Guevara poses for PETA. Photo: PETA Lydia Guevara, 24, was caught during the photoshoot (see pic) in no way exploiting her granddad's …
Lester Haines, 19 Jun 2009

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