Why Animal Rights? ©iStock.com/sweetlifephotos

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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Gallup Poll Shows Majority of Americans Are Concerned About Animal Rights

Here’s proof positive that animal advocates are continuing to change minds and garner more support for animal rights nationwide.

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Help Us Choose the Cover for the 2016 ‘Rescued’ Calendar! © Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan

Don't Wait—Vote Right Now!

We need your help to choose the cover for next year's calendar. Cast a vote for your favorite animal photo by Sunday, May 31!

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Air France and Three Other Companies Exposed at Their Own Meetings © Jallal Seddiki

Air France and Three Other Companies Exposed at Their Own Meetings

Paris is the City of Love, but Air France’s annual meeting was full of anything but.

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Scientific American: Baby Monkey Experiments ‘Cruel,’ ‘Should Be Stopped’

Scientists agree that experiments on baby monkeys are “cruel,” “do not translate well to human mental health,” and “should be stopped.”

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Progress! Dannon Works to End Dehorning of Calves

After talks with PETA, Dannon is stepping up to help calves.

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4-H Hardens Hearts

Agricultural programs are cruel to animals—and to the children who must learn to close their eyes to suffering.

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The Corpses Are Piling Up at Carson & Barnes

Elephants run amok—did Carson & Barnes Circus run afoul of the law?

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Gap Inc. Shareholders Find Out How Fur Coats Are Made © iStock.com/paulbinet

Gap Inc. Shareholders Find Out How Fur Coats Are Made

Activists outside wield bloody, skinned “animal corpses” while a PETA representative inside grills shareholders on why a Gap subsidiary still sells fur.

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These ‘Mad Max’ Stars Are Mad for Dogs ©StarMaxInc.com

These ‘Mad Max’ Stars Are Mad for Dogs

Mad Max stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are on-screen heroes—and they’re real-life heroes for animals, too.

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Why Are the Feds Licensing Animal Abusers? © iStock.com/Sander Meertins

Why Are the Feds Licensing Animal Abusers?

Why bother having laws to protect animals if they aren’t enforced?

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Cruel Experiment Proves That Rats Are Empathetic, Humans Not So Much © iStock.com/GlobalP

Cruel Experiment Proves That Rats Are Empathetic, Humans Not So Much

Another cruel experiment has revealed yet again that rats empathize with others in distress—and that experimenters don’t.

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PETA in Action

  • Happy as a pig in sunshine
    Happy as a pig in sunshine
    PETA rescued a mother pig and her piglets from a dilapidated pen in a trailer park in North Carolina where they were soon to be sent to slaughter. The family has settled in nicely at the 400-acre Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Maryland.
  • Bull Run is out of California
    Bull Run is out of California
    As the result of a lawsuit brought by PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Pamplona-style Great Bull Run agreed to never to return to the state of California.
  • Coco's Stunning Transformation
    Coco's Stunning Transformation
    When Coco's guardians surrendered her to PETA, she was riddled with parasites and about half her ideal weight. All that changed after Virginia Beach SPCA and PETA helped her find a "forever" family.
  • From Barely Living to Living Like Bears
    From Barely Living to Living Like Bears
    Thanks to the generosity of animal friend Sam Simon, PETA rescued two Himalayan black bears who were confined to a concrete pit and moved them safely to a sanctuary.
  • Justice for Justice
    Justice for Justice
    PETA fieldworkers rescued Justice after his collar became embedded in his neck. He was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic for treatment and is now blossoming in a foster home.
  • Camel in Critical Condition Gets a New Home
    Camel in Critical Condition Gets a New Home
    This camel was found tied up under a bridge until he was rescued by veterinarians from Animal Rahat, a PETA-supported program that helps working animals in India.
  • Rabbit Rescued From Dinner Table
    Rabbit Rescued From Dinner Table
    What could have been Prudence’s last day on Earth turned into the luckiest day of her life when a PETA staffer rescued her just in the nick of time from a cruel person who was planning to use her for food.
  • Jake's Extreme Makeover
    Jake's Extreme Makeover
    When we found Jake, he was filthy and matted and tested positive for heartworms. But once he met PETA's fieldworkers, he couldn't stop wagging his tail. He now has a wonderful home with a big backyard and several fur siblings.
  • CSULB Cuts Ties With SeaWorld
    CSULB Cuts Ties With SeaWorld
    Just minutes before a demonstration was scheduled to start at California State University–Long Beach (CSULB), school administrators confirmed that they were cutting ties with SeaWorld and ending all promotions.
  • Squirrel Reintroduced Into the Wild
    Squirrel Reintroduced Into the Wild
    PETA persuaded a well-meaning citizen to let a volunteer take this squirrel, named Leila, to a wildlife rehabilitation center so that she could be reintroduced into the wild.
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