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MIAMI - US theme park operator SeaWorld said Friday it would build new, giant tanks for its killer whales, whose captivity has caused uproar and hit the company's earnings. Credit: Getty Editorial SeaWorld also pledged $10 million in funds for killer-whale research and announced a multi-million-dollar ocean health partnership, but animal rights groups were quick to savage the initiatives. The Orlando, Florida company, whose shares have hit their lowest point since going public in April 2013, has faced rising criticism since last year's release of the documentary "Blackfish." The film probed the impact of captivity on SeaWorld's orcas and the fatal 2010 attack by one of them, Tilikum, on...

New York City residents were treated to an unusual sight yesterday as a snow-white duck made its way past the turnstile and waddled onto the platform toward the trains. The duck subsequently appeared in an unknown number of blogs and Instagram accounts as delighted commuters took its picture. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, the duck turned out to be part of a corporate marketing stunt. That wasn't just any duck. It was the Aflac duck. Gothamist ratted out Aflac to PETA, asking the animal-rights organization for their opinion of a company releasing an animal into the subway. PETA told Gothamist that they are contacting Aflac "with concerns about taking a live duck into a busy New York City...

You think any story dealing with "The Hangover" franchise would be a laughing matter, but not in this case. According to Radar Online, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling out the film for including scenes of animal cruelty as jokes. The animal rights group believes using scenes of giraffe decapitations and smothered roosters for laughs is unacceptable and insensitive. Additionally, the group is disappointed that directors choose to use real animals in films, since the creatures usually have to undergo...

Do you have a plan for your pet's safety in case of a bad earthquake or hurricane? Even those who do their best to prepare ahead of time may sometimes be caught off guard by a natural disaster. Maybe there's some variable they forget to account for, or some supplies they forget to stock up on. If you're a pet owner, don't let your animal's health and safety be the thing you forgot to consider in case a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, wildfire or other disaster strikes. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offers tips for protecting your pet before, during and after a disaster. Have an emergency kit readily available. This should include clean water and both wet and dry...

Pawparazzi Report for March 3-9, 2013

We've being sticking out our Hollywhiskers and pawing around with the poshest people to get you the gossip. Check out all the latest news on the furry friends of your favorite famous people. LIAM GALLAGHER CATNAPS FROM ROBBIE WILLIAMS Apparently, cats are a valuable commodity among British music royalty. Robbie Williams…

Celebs Who Posed for PETA in 2012

There are many perks to being a celebrity, from owning private jets to creating perfume lines. What we applaud the most is celebrities' ability to help animals via their star power. Over the years, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has rallied up a troop of superstars to spread the word about animal rights.…