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The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism.
 
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The Moulton Chinchilla Ranch is anything but a ranch. It's a shed the length of a football field, filled with 1,000 chinchillas. A PETA investigator got an undercover look at the facility in Fillmore County, Minnesota. What he saw will make you cringe. Animals in small cages, some in need of veterinary care, all in a filthy, smelly environment. It'…
 
After four years in Washington, DC, Louise Linton has returned to Hollywood with a new movie, "Me, You, Madness." It's a fun film that spoofs the rich, sends up serial killer movies of the '80s, and is loaded with animal rights messages. Linton talks about why she made the film, and her hopes for its success. She also talks about how she got from S…
 
An evil trend has emerged among vivisectors that includes murder, rape and molestation. Is it somehow connected to vivisectors' cruel and abusive tests on animals? Or merely coincidence? PETA research has found 17 examples of vivisectors involved in serious violent crime against people. Kathy Guillermo, PETA's Sr. VP of Laboratory Investigations sa…
 
Bulls are among the most abused and exploited animals in all the world, but especially in India in the sugar cane industry. Bulls are asked to pull extremely heavy loads and are beaten into submission to work long grueling hours. Animal Rahat began as a sanctuary for overworked bulls in rural India. Started with PETA funds, the sanctuary has not on…
 
A recent medical breakthrough in treating Diptheria skips the animal experimentation on horses and goes straight to viable medical treatments for humans. PETA funded the research through its International Animal Consortium. Additionally, the research can apply to developing medicine for other diseases. Jeffrey Brown, PETA Science Advisor, talked to…
 
Jackie Day is an author, teacher, a JD, but she's no vegan cop. She doesn't believe in guilting people into being vegan, but she gently helps them find their best reason to be vegan. Her book "The Vegan Way" isn't a recipe book, really.It's more like a guide to help you get to your destination as prescribed by the book's subtitle, "21 days to a hap…
 
Dr. Alka Chanda, VP of PETA's Laboratory Investigations Department talks to Emil Guillermo about the terrible conditions at places that sell animals for exploitation. Companies like Moulton Chinchilla Ranch, Oak Hill Genetics, Ruby Fur Farm and the Oakwood Research facilities raise animals for laboratory research. Hard to imagine there's a fate wor…
 
Mink are the only non-human animals who can contract Covid and pass it on to humans. In Utah, at least one man has died and twelve mink farms have the virus. But nothing is being done to make sure the mink don't lead the next surge in community spread. Jeremy Beckham with UARC (Utah Animal Rights Coaltion) talks to Emil Guillermo about how and why …
 
What if more vivisectors and animal researchers came to their ethical senses and stopped abusing and exploiting their test subjects--the animals? Thousands of animals' lives could be saved and millions of your tax-dollars would no longer be wasted. It could happen if more scientists followed the path of John Gluck. As a young boy, Gluck was kind to…
 
One major reason vaccines are here before Christmas: the research community finally agreed that many of the required animal tests were useless. Skipping the tests as wasteful and unnecessary enabled Moderna and Pfizer to get to market sooner than normal. Instead of a process that could have taken years, two vaccines to fight the coronavirus have ar…
 
After the PETA 40th Gala, Kathy Guillermo, PETA Sr. VP talks about many of the changes that have come about because of 40 years of activism. She talks about PETA's impact on animal experimentation and entertainment; on what people eat to what they wear, and what they call the lifestyle they lead--vegan. See a clip of the gala at PETA.org. The PETA …
 
A PETA investigation has exposed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in a big game breeding and safari hunting operation. The company managers have revealed how it works on video. Ramaphosa denies wrong-doing. Despite Covid-19, customers from around the world and the U.S. pay thousands of dollars to go trophy hunting in South Africa. Ramaphosa …
 
Jes Cochran, a key member of PETA's Community Animal Project (CAP), goes out into underserved areas of Virginia and North Carolina to save dogs left outside on a chain. His ten-year-old love story with a dog named Edith, is captured in the new documentary, "Breaking the Chain," executive produced by Anjelica Huston. Jes talks to Emil Guillermo abou…
 
"Breaking The Chain" is a new documentary, executive produced by Anjelica Huston, that shows how PETA's Community Animal Project helps animals around the Norfolk, Virginia area, especially the chained dogs in the area. Many are abused, malnourished, and tethered mercilessly to a chain. PETA has forced local and state officials to establish anti-tet…
 
PETA has released new video showing the horrible conditions monkeys must endure at the multi-million dollar primate facilities at the University of Washington's Washington Primate Research Center. After spending most of her career researching monkeys Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel found she couldn't in good conscience continue her work at the center. Now she…
 
PETA is calling on the nation of Denmark to end the fur trade after thousands of mink have been found to have coronavirus and passed it on to humans. Sascha Camilli of PETA's UK office says a protest in front of the Danish consulate will make the case that the mink form a reservoir of the virus that threatens to worsen the pandemic. The susceptibil…
 
PETA has been the leader in advocating the end to the senseless deaths of horses in the horse racing industry. Now, just in time for the Breeders Cup, PETA has announced its 11-point plan to save horses' lives and plans to take it to corporate boardrooms of racetracks across the nation. From West Virginia to Arizona, small tracks often operate unde…
 
As a young boy, John Gluck was kind to animals. But as a scientist, he was mentored by the notorious vivisector Dr.Harry Harlow at the University of Wisconsin. Then something clicked. He began to see the animals as patients, not tools of science. Gluck's book, "Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals" has become a guide for scientists, especially …
 
TeachKind, PETA's Humane Education Division, has a new high school program that makes learning empathy easy by connecting how we treat each other with how we treat animals. Megan Snyder, a former teacher and now an assistant manager with TeachKind, talks of the brand new program, "Challenging Assumptions," with host Emil Guillermo. Get information …
 
Ingrid Newkirk, PETA president talks with Emil Guillermo about "Animalkind," her new book written with Gene Stone. Newkirk talks about what "animalkind" means and how we need to understand that humans are animals too, and not necessarily superior to other species. Buy "Animalkind" wherever books are sold. Go to PETA.org. for more, and listen to oth…
 
Tim Stark of "Tiger King" fame was known to be even badder than Joe Exotic among those in the big cat petting zoo industry. Stark's sadism made him stand out. In September, PETA shut him down after a three-year lawsuit found Stark and his Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park to be in violation of the Endangered Species Act. Brittany Peet, general C…
 
PETA Sr. VP Dan Mathews' new memoir, "Like Crazy: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends," talks about caring for his mom as she grew older. It made him a better human and a better animal rights activist, Mathews' said. Get his book wherever books are sold. The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million…
 
PETA undercover investigation video reveals the horrific conditions at one of the major primate research centers in the nation, this one at the University of Wisconsin Madison. The video shows how monkeys are going crazy in their cages waiting to be bred or experimented on. Monkeys are physically and psychologically damaged, pulling out their hair,…
 
Jes Cochran is a key member of PETA's Community Animal Project (CAP). It provides free spay/neuter and vet services in the underserved areas in VIrginia and North Carolina around PETA's Norfolk headquarters. For ten years, Cochran saw a dog name Edith chained up in a yard. Then one day Edith was gone. Cochran tells Edith's story to Emil Guillermo. …
 
Thanks to a whistleblower, PETA has filed a federal complaint over animal mistreatment at the University of Alabama-Birmingham's xenotransplantation lab. One animal, in particular, a baboon named Laja suffered lesions and was treated unconventionally with Woolite. She suffered and had to be euthanized. The university admitted to using Woolite but n…
 
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