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PETA fieldworkers help all animals, from chained dogs and kittens to sheep. Check out the details of our field team’s efforts so far this summer.
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PETA wants National Institutes of Health staff fired. They neglect to feed and water animals, cut into animals without approval, and violate their own rules. And their science is garbage.
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.
Months after PETA’s groundbreaking exposé, Envigo announced that its dog-breeding hellhole will shut down. But our work isn’t over yet…
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.
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.© iStock.com/vadimrysev
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!
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.
Amid record-breaking heat waves, breathing-impaired breeds—including pugs and French bulldogs—may struggle to survive.
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).
Milkshakes are indulgent treats we can’t get enough of, and the best ones are made with ingredients produced without harming intelligent, loving cows.@ Instagram/plantpowerfastfood
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What PETA Stands For
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!
Veterinary schools in Pakistan reportedly use live cattle in cruel reproductive training exercises, despite the existence of superior, animal-free models.@ Jo-Anne McArthur / Israel Against Live Shipments / We Animals Media
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.
Animal dissection is cruel and dangerous. But there’s good news! The SynFrog promises to give tadpoles a “hoppier” future.
Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.
Freya the walrus went viral for climbing onto boats to nap. Now, she’s dead. Why do humans think animals are selfie props?© Phil Demers
From the classroom to the cafeteria to extracurricular activities, follow PETA Kids’ tips on advocating for your vegan children at school.
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.
Has Starbucks dropped its hypocritical vegan milk upcharge? Not yet—but PETA will keep roasting the company until it does.
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.© iStock.com/ABGlavin
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.
“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