After Woman Shoots at McDonald’s Over Bacon, PETA Has a Plan to Help © Susan Riley Photography

After Woman Shoots at McDonald’s Over Bacon, PETA Has a Plan to Help

Having the bacon left off her burger was enough to prompt a Michigan woman to fire a handgun at a McDonald’s drive-through. PETA has a plan to help curb …

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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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400 Fish Poisoned at Aquarium, PETA Calls for Robotic Replacements

Even the largest tank cannot mimic a river or ocean and so cannot offer the kind of vast, open environment that fish need.

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From Abandoned to Adored, Neglected Dog Swoons Over New Family

A rescued dog’s first glimpse of his new guardian will warm your heart right down to the cockles.

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Selfless Orangutans, Thankful Crows, and Cavorting Crocodiles

Animals will give their food to others in need, express gratitude with gifts, and even give each other rides for fun. So why do we still exploit them?

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Disturbing Pig Farm Murders Prompt PETA to Place ‘Go Vegan’ Billboard

After a pig farmer was convicted of killing and dismembering two workers and feeding their bodies to pigs, PETA hopes to make something good come from tragedy.

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

Who will be crowned PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door? Check out this year's hot finalists now!

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What Should You Eat on Earth Day?

Make Earth Day your ‘birth’ day: go vegan.

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San Francisco Slams the Gate on Animal Acts

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a ban on all performances by wild and exotic animals.

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Star of ‘The Killing’ Wants Sweden to Stop Killing Minks ©StarMaxInc.com

'The Killing' Star Speaks Out Against Swedish Fur Industry

Sweden's own Joel Kinnaman contacts government official on behalf of animals.

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Victory! San Juan Gives Horse-Drawn Carriages the Boot

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto signed an executive order banning the use of horse-drawn carriages anywhere in the Puerto Rican capital.

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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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