VIDEOS: 25 Beagles Originally Bred for Experimentation at Envigo Get Some TLC at PETA

Months after PETA’s groundbreaking exposé, Envigo announced that its dog-breeding hellhole will shut down. But our work isn’t over yet…

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Celebrities Share Reactions to Collapse of NYC Horse Used to Pull Carriage

After a New York City horse collapsed while pulling a carriage in the street—likely due to illness and heat exhaustion—these celebrities took to social media to share their thoughts.

Happening Now: PETA Germany’s Fearless Rescue Team Saves More Animals From Ukraine

PETA Germany and its partners arranged a five-day mission to get dogs and cats out of a war-torn region in Ukraine and across the border into Hungary. Learn how you can support this work.

‘Backyard Dogs’ Can’t Survive in This Heat

You can give a life-changing care package to a “backyard dog” and provide them with the necessities they need in order to survive this scorching-hot summer. Your gift today will be matched!

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A Dog Named Pee Wee Suffered 11 Years, Died Alone in Texas A&M Laboratory

The suffering and death of a dog named Pee Wee is as tragic as it is emblematic of the cruelty in Texas A&M’s muscular dystrophy laboratory. Shut it down!

EGYPTAIR’s Cargo Holds Now Free of Monkeys, Following Worldwide PETA Push

Following a three-month international PETA campaign, EGYPTAIR will stop transporting monkeys to be tormented and killed in laboratories.

PETA Undercover: Meth-Doped Horses Drop Dead on Underground Racetrack

After PETA’s undercover investigation went public, Rancho El Canelo and Rancho El Centenario canceled races over the weekend. Take action to end these underground races permanently.

Northern Tool + Equipment Stops Selling Glue Traps—Help PETA Persuade Others to Join the List!

Northern Tool + Equipment joined the list of forward-thinking companies that have ended the sale of vile glue traps. Find out how this will help animals and how you can help PETA urge other stores to do the same.

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PETA in Action

Who Is Beamish? Meet a Monkey Used in Elisabeth Murray’s Laboratory

Beamish is a monkey born into laboratory experimentation. Sixteen years later, he’s still being experimented on, currently in Elisabeth Murray’s monkey fright lab.

Why Should Animals Have Rights?

Grave Danger for Pugs, Bulldogs, Boxers: Smash-Faced Dogs’ Tiny Airways Can Kill in Heat Wave

Amid record-breaking heat waves, breathing-impaired breeds—including pugs and French bulldogs—may struggle to survive.

Federal Records Say Vanderbilt U. Labs Are Free-for-All Cruelty Shacks

In Vanderbilt University’s laboratories, animals have been subjected to invasive experimental surgeries but denied pain relief—and other animals have died of starvation or thirst.

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These Creamy, Indulgent Vegan Milkshakes Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Milkshakes are indulgent treats we can’t get enough of, and the best ones are made with ingredients produced without harming intelligent, loving cows.

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What PETA Stands For

People

I am you, only different.

Human beings create temporary and arbitrary boundaries to exclude beings who aren’t like them. Human beings have justified wars, slavery, sexual violence, and military conquests through the mistaken belief that those who are “different” do not experience suffering and are not worthy of moral consideration.


Ethical

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

We are taught the Golden Rule as young children, and all major religions teach principles of nonviolence and kindness. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Ethical treatment—the Golden Rule—must be extended to all living beings: reptiles, mammals, fish, insects, birds, amphibians, and crustaceans.


Treatment

Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.

All beings desire freedom to live a natural life, according to their inherent desires and instincts. While the lives of all beings necessarily involve some amount of suffering, human beings must stop deliberately inflicting suffering on all beings for our own selfish desires. We lose nothing in replacing a cheeseburger with a veggie burger or a leather purse with a fabric one. But beings we exploit lose their lives just for our fleeting fancy.


Animals

We are all animals.

We believe all beings deserve liberty and respect not because they share the characteristics we admire in ourselves but because they are living beings. We share the same evolutionary origins, we inhabit the same Earth, and we are ruled by the same laws of nature. We are all the same.

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VIDEO: Eyewitness Reveals Bloody Attack of an Orca at SeaWorld San Diego

A visitor who witnessed the bloody attack of an orca at SeaWorld San Diego alerted PETA to the horrific incident. Take action for orcas!

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PETA Urges Pakistani Vet Schools to End Cow ‘Rectal Palpation’ Drills

Veterinary schools in Pakistan reportedly use live cattle in cruel reproductive training exercises, despite the existence of superior, animal-free models.

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Think You Have What It Takes to Be a PETA Fieldworker? We Want to Hear From You!

PETA’s field team staff are essential service providers—they’re our miracle workers. If you think you have the compassion and diligence to be on the front line, we want to hear from you.

Spawn Kindness This School Year: Dissect a SynFrog Instead!

Animal dissection is cruel and dangerous. But there’s good news! The SynFrog promises to give tadpoles a “hoppier” future.

Join Students Opposing Speciesism to Dismantle Human Supremacy

Urban Outfitters Desperately Needs a Humane Makeover. Speak Up!

Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.

It’s Kids’ Time to Shine! Meet the 2022 ‘All-Star for Animals’ Winner and Runner-Up

Congratulations to PETA Kids’ 2022 All-Star for Animals winner and runner-up! Learn more about the ways these two vegan kids and other nominees are sharing their compassion for animals with the world.

PETA Fielded Calls From California to Canada to Help Animals This Summer

On an average day, PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department receives dozens of phone calls reporting cases of animal abuse. Here’s what happens next.

PETA to NIH: No More Tax Money to Lying Primate Center Director

The head of the Southwest National Primate Research Center, who tortures monkeys for a living, just got caught falsifying data on grant applications and in published work on his useless experiments.

PETA Roasts Starbucks for Vegan Milk Surcharge—Here’s What We’ve Been Brewing

Has Starbucks dropped its hypocritical vegan milk upcharge? Not yet—but PETA will keep roasting the company until it does.

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Headed Back to School? Order a FREE SOS Activism Kit to End Speciesism on Campus!

Speaking out for animals at school just got even easier! Order a FREE SOS Back-to-School Activism Kit to help you end speciesism on your campus.

Animals Warehoused for Years: What You Need to Know About ‘No-Kill’ Shelters

Dogs, cats, and other animals in “no-kill” shelters need your help. Hear what changes need to be made now to start really saving lives—not pretending to on paper.

Can Compassion and Science Go Hand in Hand? Yes! Find Out How

Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind