People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


Ducks Cruelly Caged for Foie Gras

EXPOSED: Horrific cruelty at Palmex, Inc., a foie gras factory farm outside Montréal, where ducks are crammed in metal cages, virtually unable to move, & have pipes shoved down their throats twice a day to pump grain into their stomachs. Pipes are shoved down the birds’ throats, and up to 4 pounds of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times a day. The birds’ livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Some ducks’ organs burst. Ducks can choke to death after workers ram the metal tubes down their throats. […]


How Baby Elephants are Trained

Since 2000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Ringling numerous times for serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), such as the following: Improper handling of dangerous animals Failure to provide adequate veterinary care to animals, including an elephant with a large swelling on her leg, a camel with bloody wounds, and a camel injured on train tracks Causing trauma, behavioral stress, physical harm, and unnecessary discomfort to two elephants who sustained injuries when they ran amok during a performance Endangering tigers who were nearly baked alive in a boxcar because of poor maintenance of their enclosures […]