Top European Court Upholds Ban on Seal Imports © Sea Shephard Conservation Society

Top European Court Upholds Ban on Seal Imports

Despite another appeal, the EU ban is here to stay.

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Why Should Animals Have Rights?

Whether it’s based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or species, prejudice is morally unacceptable. If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a pig?

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General Growth Properties Bans Animal Exhibits © iStock.com/chuvipro

General Growth Properties Bans Animal Exhibits

The mega-mall owner has also banned the cruel sale of sugar gliders on all of its properties.

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10 Animals Who Don’t Get Labor Day Off

Performing tricks, pulling heavy loads, and being beaten into submission—meet 10 animals who won’t get to relax this Labor Day.

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The Pastime of Psychopaths © iStock.com/paulbinet

The Pastime of Psychopaths

What kind of person enjoys taking another living being’s life?

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Go Ahead—Take This ‘Orca’ for a Ride

Meet the “orca” that was born to run.

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Melissa McCarthy’s New Clothing Line Knocks PETA’s Socks Off © StarMaxInc.com

Melissa McCarthy’s New Clothing Line Knocks PETA’s Socks Off

Melissa McCarthy’s new clothing line is made for women of all pant sizes and just one heart size.

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Balloon Releases: Littering and Killing Animals © iStock.com/Whiteway

Balloon Releases: Littering and Killing Animals

Balloon releases aren’t fun for birds, turtles, dolphins, and other wildlife, who can die if they ingest or get tangled in deflated balloons or their strings.

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Celebrities Tell the Tortured, Painful Tale of Animals in Circuses

When these celebrities learned about the horror of animal circuses, they wanted everyone to be aware of the suffering that occurs behind the scenes.

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Discovery: Drones Interfere With Natural Behavior of Wildlife © iStock.com/LuCaAr

Discovery: Drones Interfere With Natural Behavior of Wildlife

This recent discovery led PETA to stop selling its “Air Angels” drones and to push for a ban on drones used for hunting.

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Days-Old Tiger Cub Used as Fair Prop © iStock.com/Mark Kostich

Days-Old Tiger Cub Used as Fair Prop

A tiger cub is being forced to work the fair circuit instead of nursing from his mother.

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What This Veterinarian Saw at SeaWorld Orlando Isn’t Pretty

Our veterinarian visited SeaWorld Orlando, and this is what she saw. It isn’t pretty.

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PETA in Action

  • Late Police K9 Honored
    Late Police K9 Honored
    When brave police K9 Izzy passed away, PETA presented a Heroic Dog certificate to her human handler and honored her with a commemorative leaf on our "Tree of Life" memorial at PETA's headquarters.
  • Teaching Compassion
    Teaching Compassion
    PETA has started humane education programs in China and the Philippines to teach young people about caring for companion animals and the importance of spaying and neutering them.
  • Kindness in Queens
    Kindness in Queens
    PETA arranged for five dogs in Queens, New York, who were not receiving regular care after their owner's death, to be transported to a shelter.
  • Pigeon Rescued at Warped Tour!
    Pigeon Rescued at Warped Tour!
    A pigeon who couldn’t fly was transported to a wildlife rehabber for assessment after she was given to peta2 workers at a stop on the Vans Warped Tour.
  • Rescued and Ready for a Home!
    Rescued and Ready for a Home!
    When PETA was alerted to the plight of this dashing stray, we urged animal control to pick him up, and he was subsequently put up for adoption.
  • Sweet Poodle Mix Rescued
    Sweet Poodle Mix Rescued
    When a compassionate person told PETA about this angelic stray, we helped get her to a reputable animal shelter.
  • Pheasant Rescued
    Pheasant Rescued
    A call came in about a pheasant found languishing after what appeared to have been a hawk attack, so we ensured that she was taken to a wildlife rehabber for care.
  • Bunny rescued from roadside
    Bunny rescued from roadside
    When a PETA staffer found this baby bunny huddled on the side of the road, he sprang into action and took the rabbit to a local wildlife rehabilitation center.
  • Freedom in Florida
    Freedom in Florida
    When PETA heard about an emaciated pit bull terrier mix who had been chained outdoors in the Florida heat, we quickly got her taken to an animal shelter and put up for adoption.
  • Trapped No More
    Trapped No More
    An Animal Rahat staffer helped free a dog who had fallen into a well and become trapped.
  • From Abandoned to Sheltered
    From Abandoned to Sheltered
    When a report came in about an abandoned dog tied to a tree with a phone cord, we promptly took action and made sure that she was taken to an animal shelter.
  • Skunk Rescued From Laundry Room
    Skunk Rescued From Laundry Room
    A skunk, named Rosie by her captors, was held in a dingy laundry room prison for years. She finally saw the light of day after PETA alerted wildlife officials, who quickly rescued her.
  • Baby Woodpecker Rescued
    Baby Woodpecker Rescued
    When an orphaned woodpecker nestling was found languishing after a storm, PETA fieldworkers contacted a capable rehabilitator, who spirited him to safety.
  • Baby crocodile freed from net
    Baby crocodile freed from net
    When a baby crocodile became entangled in a fishing net, Animal Rahat alerted a wildlife warden who gently cut the net from her body. She was soon released into the river Krishna, her natural habitat.
  • Pig wrestling canceled
    Pig wrestling canceled
    After a compassionate person notified PETA of a Midwest fair's plans for "pig wrestling," we jumped into action and the cruel event was canceled.
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