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From June 2021 through April 2022, a team of PETA operatives investigated unregulated Quarter Horse racing in Georgia, primarily at the largest Georgia “bush track,” Rancho El Centenario (south of Atlanta).
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Amid record-breaking heat waves, breathing-impaired breeds—including pugs and French bulldogs—may struggle to survive.
The hospital’s medevac staff had attended training sessions at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in which live pigs were mutilated. Now let’s get the school to end this cruelty.
Months after PETA’s groundbreaking exposé, Envigo announced that its dog-breeding hellhole will shut down. But our work isn’t over yet…
Staff from PETA Germany and other rescue teams risk their lives to get emaciated and injured animals out of the most dangerous areas in Ukraine. Read more to learn how you can support this vital work.
August 8 marks the 52nd anniversary of Lolita’s abduction from her ocean home, so Paulina Rubio, PETA, and many others are asking The Dolphin Company to let her live out her golden years in a better place.© StarMaxInc.com
Pressure from PETA ended Texas A&M University’s canine MD breeding program in 2019. But then nine healthy dogs were sent to another lab instead of being released for adoption.
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.
Still think wool is “just a haircut” for sheep? Brazilian actor and activist Luisa Mell is here to dispel that dangerous myth in under two minutes by showing the world what sheep experience in the wool industry.
You’re just a quick stop away from a warm, savory vegan breakfast sandwich. These chains are serving them up alongside your morning coffee.© Instagram/globallylocalfastfood | © Instagramplantpowerfastfood
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A visitor who witnessed the bloody attack of an orca at SeaWorld San Diego alerted PETA to the horrific incident. Take action for orcas!
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.
Alec Baldwin Narrates New PETA Investigation: Traumatized Cubs Used as Photo Props at Idaho Bear Breeder
Yellowstone Bear World workers tore infant bear cubs away from their mothers and shuttled them through bottle-feeding encounters with about a dozen strangers every day. See what PETA’s investigator uncovered.© StarMaxInc.com
Envigo, a massive beagle breeder that supplied laboratories, will close its doors. Hear about PETA’s role from start to victory and learn how you can adopt one of the dogs freed from the facility’s cages.
Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.
The USDA’s “teachable moments” proposed that there was a learning curve to treating animals humanely. PETA breaks down why this system was such a failure.
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.
Animals in University of Washington labs have died from starvation and strangulation. This powerful op-ed lays out why the school doesn’t get to hide the truth about its “oversight” committee.A representation of primates at UW
Lizzo isn’t the only one feeling “good as hell” by being vegan. Check out which of your favorite stars have changed what’s on their plates!© StarMaxInc.com
Lifelong animal advocate Caitlin Hawks discusses how she went from joining PETA in elementary school to fighting for animal rights in the courtroom with us.
Want to make the world a better place for animals and get paid to do it? Apply to become a Students Opposing Speciesism campus rep today!
“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