Victory: PetSmart Finally Cuts Ties With Holmes Farm

After a PETA exposé and the feds found at least 117 violations of the law there, PetSmart dropped this cruel supplier. Tell PetSmart to stop selling all animals!

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Why Should Animals Have Rights?

When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

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What’s in Your Purse? Watch These Shoppers React in Horror

Very few people are aware of the extreme cruelty that animals suffer to be turned into exotic skin products.

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Turtles Need YOU This Season

Many turtles are severely injured or killed on roads every year. If you see a turtle on or near a road, here’s what to do!

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New Law Will Spare Thousands of Animals the Agony of Cruel Chemical Tests

This lifesaving legislation will modernize chemical toxicity testing requirements, saving thousands of animals and better protecting humans.

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Leather’s Grisly Secret: See How PETA Asia Made Shoppers’ Jaws Drop

Shoppers in Bangkok came for the merchandise. They left knowing about the suffering that goes into clothing and accessories made of exotic skins.

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Feds Slap Santa Cruz Biotech With Largest Fine in USDA History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that the facility must pay a $3.5 million penalty and stop using animals to make antibodies.

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Why Was This Compassionate Shareholder Barred From Prada’s Annual Meeting?

Outside the meeting, protesters posed with life-size model ostriches. Inside, one shareholder was barred from using their voice to demand that Prada ditch exotic skins.

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You’ll Flip for Pancake

If you like cats the way you like your flapjacks—sweet, irresistible, and, well, “fluffy”—you’ll flip for Pancake.

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60 Percent of Orca Deaths at SeaWorld May Result From Infection

The orcas aren’t dying from old age at SeaWorld.

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Blood on the Tracks: Two Horses Die on Preakness Day

These horses are just two of an estimated 24 who experience fatal breakdowns at tracks across the country every week. You can help stop this!

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Who's the Sexiest Vegan Next Door? Vote Now!

Help us decide who we should choose to name as this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door.

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Sea Sanctuaries Are a Sure Thing—Get With the Program, SeaWorld

If only orcas knew what their future could hold. It could be so much better.

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What? Indy 500 to Celebrate 100th Race and Taking Babies From Their Moms

The Indy 500 race will celebrate 100 years by tearing babies away from their mothers. Not because the moms are bad—it’s not personal. It’s just a business deal.

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Chicago Fire Department Nabs Award For Rescuing Dog Stuck in Bathtub

After PETA alerted them to the Chihuahua’s plight, the 16-person crew sprang into action.

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Gods in Shackles: How Elephants Go From Their Forests to Our Chains

Behind the fancy costumes and fanfare, the captive-elephant entertainment industry is fueled by greed, power, and murder.

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Ailing Captive Elephant Nosey Reportedly Snaps, Bites Handler

Witnesses are reporting that Nosey the elephant snapped and bit a handler.

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Victory! Bull Stabbing ‘Festival’ Finally Banned

After years of efforts by animal advocates, bulls will no longer be chased and stabbed to death in the Toro de la Vega “festival.”

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PETA Helps Humans as Well as Other Animals

Pope Francis asks for compassion for all living beings—and we agree.

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Marine Mammals Lose Great Friend Mark Berman, ‘The Bermanator’

PETA reflects on Mark Berman’s three decades of winning victories for captive marine mammals.

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Hero Dog Who Saved Little Girl From Rattlesnake Gets Care Package From PETA

When a Florida family saved this shelter dog’s life, they never dreamed he would return the favor.

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Take Action: Students Use Cat’s Intestines as Jump Rope

Students at a Texas high school recorded videos as their classmates used a cat’s intestines as a jump rope during a dissection lesson.

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What to Do if You Find a Baby Bird

Do you know what to do if you find a young bird on the ground? These steps may save a life!

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Meet Animals We Were Able to Help Because of Your Donations

Each month, PETA puts your donations to use helping hundreds of individual animals in need. Meet a few of them and hear their stories.

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Need Help Going Vegan? Get a Vegan Mentor!

Not sure how to go vegan? Sign up for PETA’s Vegan Mentor Program and a seasoned vegan will guide you to a cruelty-free lifestyle.

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PETA Honors Alaska Lawmaker Who Had a Warm Heart for Animals

State Rep. Max Gruenberg’s kindness to animals will leave Alaska with fond memories for years to come.

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6 BIG Reasons Why Big Cats Don’t Belong in Circuses

Just like elephants, big cats suffer when they are tormented and abused by circuses. The only difference is, for lions and tigers, there is no end in sight.

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PETA Members Bury Their Heads in Sand at Prada as ‘Skinned Ostrich’ Protests

PETA reveals how birds are hit, shocked, killed, plucked, and skinned for store’s ostrich-leather bags and couches.

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Dog Suffocates in Plastic Bag in Botched Home ‘Euthanasia’

What happens when misguided “no-kill” shelter policies make it hard for financially strapped people to surrender sick and elderly animals? Things like this happen.

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From Pineapples to Kombucha Tea: Vegan Leather Like You've Never Seen

You’ll never guess the origins of these innovative vegan leather accessories. Wearable pineapple—what?!

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PETA in Action

  • Spring Adopt-a-Thon a Success
    Spring Adopt-a-Thon a Success
    PETA held another successful adoption event at our Bea Arthur Dog Park. Representatives and dogs from 11 animal shelters, including PETA's, attended, and more than one-third of the dogs found loving homes.
  • Baby Opossums Saved
    Baby Opossums Saved
    When a compassionate meter reader found a litter of baby opossums clinging to their dead mother, we talked him through containing the animals while we sped out to collect and transport them to expert hands.
  • Humane-Education Workshops Result in Veg Pledges
    Humane-Education Workshops Result in Veg Pledges
    At humane-education workshops held by Animal Rahat, a PETA-supported Indian animal relief organization, 125 students pledged never to eat meat.
  • Treatment Fit for a King
    Treatment Fit for a King
    PETA arranged for transport to and from a neuter appointment for this sweet dog named King. He was quickly returned to his grateful guardian's arms.
  • Mickey's So Fine, He Got Adopted
    Mickey's So Fine, He Got Adopted
    When the neglectful owners who banished sweet pup Mickey outside were forced to give him up at their landlord's request, PETA swooped in, picked him up, and helped him find his "forever home."
  • Skunks Sent Safely to Expert Hands
    Skunks Sent Safely to Expert Hands
    We ensured that these two orphaned baby skunks were safely transported to a reputable wildlife agency.
  • PETA Protests During Ringling's Final Show Featuring Elephants
    PETA Protests During Ringling's Final Show Featuring Elephants
    After years of pressure from PETA and others, Ringling Bros. will no longer drag abused elephants from town to town. PETA protesters gathered at the elephants' final show to protest Ringling's use of other live animals.
  • Human Walk for Humans and Animals
    Human Walk for Humans and Animals
    PETA participated in the second annual Human Walk, an event held at lunchtime to allow workers in downtown Chesapeake, Virginia, to stretch their legs and walk adoptable dogs.
  • Topless Model Wears Björk-Inspired Dress to Protest Ostrich Slaughter
    Topless Model Wears Björk-Inspired Dress to Protest Ostrich Slaughter
    Following the release of PETA's shocking exposé, a model posed for PETA U.K. with an "ostrich corpse" outside Hermès' flagship London store to protest the brand's cruel use of exotic skins.
  • Young Squirrel Gets Help
    Young Squirrel Gets Help
    We arranged for this traumatized baby squirrel to receive veterinary care after he was found languishing next to his three dead siblings.
  • 'Nurse Jackie' Star Speaks Up for Monkeys
    'Nurse Jackie' Star Speaks Up for Monkeys
    On behalf of PETA, actor Edie Falco wrote to a Florida official urging the state to shut down warehouses that sell monkeys to labs that are potential breeding grounds for the Zika virus. (© StarMaxInc.com)
  • PETA Stands Up for Pigs
    PETA Stands Up for Pigs
    PETA members told the secretary of the Air Force to end cruel trauma training on animals outside a conference where she was delivering a keynote address.
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