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See how your support helped animals this year!
Because of our significant work for animals, 2013 is a year to remember.
From the 11 bears freed after years of imprisonment in concrete pits to the countless cats, rabbits, and other animals we've helped save from deadly experiments to J.R., a chimpanzee released from a decrepit roadside zoo—every life-changing PETA victory for animals was made possible through the compassion and commitment of supporters like you. Watch our uplifting new video today, and witness just a few of the wonderful accomplishments you helped us achieve in 2013!
This year, our whistleblower footage and campaigns helped bring an end to painful intubation exercises on cats and ferretsat some of the last U.S. medical schools that still conducted them. We helped compel United and other major airlines to stop shipping primates to their deaths in laboratories, and with the help of our international affiliates, we convinced Indian officials to ban all cosmetics tests on animals in the world's second-largest country.
But even as we celebrate this year's tremendous progress, millions of sensitive animals who are right now suffering in laboratories, on factory farms, in breeding facilities, and in other abusive situations yearn desperately for help. Please make a generous year-end gift to support PETA after you watch the video.
When you stand with PETA, you stand with the more than 3 million voices that have helped make us a powerful, smart, and unflinching defender of the rights of all animals. In the past 12 months alone, your support has allowed us to do the following:
Direct relief to thousands of animals in need. Our staff responds to every single call and e-mail that we receive about an animal in crisis—almost 15,000 since the year began. We have provided almost 10,000 animals with no- to low-cost spay and neuter services and given hundreds of dogs forced to live outdoors the shelter that they need to survive.
Conduct important undercover investigations that expose extreme cruelty.Our groundbreaking investigation at a lobster and crab slaughterhouse was the first of its kind to reveal the agony that these animals endure. And thousands of people saw for the first time the extreme abuse of mother pigs beaten, electrocuted, and killed in shocking footage captured at a Mississippi slaughterhouse.
Campaign against those who continue to exploit and abuse animals. From SeaWorld to circuses, our efforts are spreading the truth about the intense suffering of orcas, elephants, and other intelligent animals at the hands of the entertainment industry. We successfully fought back against the meat and dairy industries' attempts to push dangerous "ag-gag" bills, which could silence animal advocates, in 10 states.As far-reaching as our work is—from taking on cruel industries to helping people live more compassionate, cruelty-free lives—all our victories add up to one thing: We are changing the way that people think about animals.
But as long as animals continue to be neglected and abused, it's vital that caring people like you and I stand together to help end their suffering. Please help PETA continue this critical work for animals in 2014 by making a generous gift today.
If there's one thing that I hope you take away from watching our new video, it's that you can make a difference. The momentum is on our side—we just have to seize it. Thank you so much for your unwavering support for and commitment to animals.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
P.S. Please consider making a generous year-end gift to support PETA today.
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