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7 Facebook Posts That Made You Fight for Animals in 2014

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Posted December 17, 2014 by Lily Trahan

What does it take to create a viral Facebook post? For peta2, it’s all about getting viewers to experience just the right emotion.

These posts were seen and shared by the most people on Facebook because they were powerful enough to move people to take action. And thanks to viewers like YOU who shared them, our Facebook page hit an exciting milestone in 2014: 1 MILLION likes! So let’s do a recap of the top hits:

7. The anniversary of the day Lolita was taken captive motivated people to speak out for orcas everywhere.

Miami Seaquarium image: © Orca Network

Number of years Lolita’s been in captivity: 44
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 3.8 million

6.  Stolen, electrocuted, and beaten: Our “Circus in 60 Seconds” video exposed the heartbreaking truth about animals who are forced to perform for “entertainment.”

Number of captive elephants in the world: 7,800
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 4.5 million

5. Viewers spoke out about how “tradition” is NOT an excuse for cruelty by sharing our “Bullfighting in 60 Seconds” video.

Number of bulls who die in bullfights every year: 10,000
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 6 million

4. PETA’s video exposé of wool shearers in Australia, which exports more wool than any other country, left people SPEECHLESS.

Number of people who live in Sydney, Australia (the country’s most populous city): 4.6 million
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 8.9 million

3. After we posted this horrifying video footage, people posted on Air France’s Facebook page urging the company to stop shipping primates to laboratories.

Number of Air France airplanes: 350
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 13.9 million

2. Tyke the elephant’s tragic death left a powerful reminder of why animals DON’T belong in the circus.

Number of times Tyke was shot before she died: 86
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 15.9 million

1. But the biggest hit of all? Our “Pig Farming in 60 Seconds” video showed the cruelty behind America’s obsession with bacon.

Number of pigs a typical slaughterhouse kills in just one hour: 1,100
Number of people reached by this Facebook post: 27 million

Together, we can help animals. Like peta2 on Facebook to find out how!

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