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The University of Massachusetts–Amherst, home of marmoset tormentor Agnès Lacreuse, is looking for help redesigning its school seal. PETA was happy to oblige.© iStock.com/LightFieldStudios
Meet the animals who need you now more than ever! You’ve been following PETA Germany’s daring rescue work in Ukraine—now we’re taking you as close to the fighting as anyone can get without a flak jacket.
Thanks to PETA’s exposé revealing that lab-bound monkeys have been imported into the U.S. with deadly pathogens, the CDC has finally taken action. Now more needs to be done.
PETA’s Global Compassion Fund is helping animals affected by the recent earthquake in Syria and Turkey.
PETA Science Group Funds Breakthrough Study That Will Expand Human Lung Slice Accessibility for Research
A new paper coauthored by PETA scientists is poised to revolutionize the field of inhalation research and reduce the number of animals used in toxicity tests.
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Monkeys escape regularly from Alpha Genesis, a supplier of laboratories nationwide, where they also often die due to neglect and incompetence. But NIH keeps giving it money anyway.
This husband-and-wife team have put themselves in perilous situations to reveal the abuse of horses, crocodiles, ostriches, and other animals to PETA. On February 28, you can learn how they do it.
Need some last-minute snacks for the Super Bowl? PETA’s got you covered with a list of easy vegan eats that will score a touchdown with your friends.© Instagram.com/primalkitchenfoods | © Instagram.com/fieldroast
Colombian officials move to dismantle the hellhole lab that PETA exposed. Is the National Institutes of Health still sending it checks?
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.
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We’re adding up the numbers: How many dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans died at SeaWorld parks in 2022, and how many were shipped overseas?
Staffers at University of Michigan laboratories are consistently negligent, and it’s killing animals. Help us pressure the school to crack down on rogue staffers.
Find out who would love Tinder and who would be the first to hit the dance floor in this glimpse into animals’ secret love lives from Ingrid Newkirk’s book “Animalkind.”© iStock.com/AdelevSchalkwyk
A monstrous law proposed in Utah threatens to protect animal-abusing industries—get the facts here.
Alpaca, wool, cashmere, mohair, leather, and down—all are produced with extreme violence and fear. Join the campaign to rid Urban Outfitters of these cruel materials!
The University of Washington is looking for a new PR manager to put a happy face on its notorious primate center, a vile and inept monkey prison.A representation of primates at UW
Why must we confidently help end prejudice against ALL, from pigeons to pigs to pig-tailed macaques? Watch Ingrid Newkirk’s moving speech now to find out.
Find out what was scrubbed from the scientific record after PETA and renowned bioethicist and “Animal Liberation” author Peter Singer took action.Yan Weixin et al.
For these civil rights proponents, creating a just society includes justice for animals.© StarMaxInc.com | Festival Latinidades 2014 | Festival_Latinidades | CC By-SA 2.0
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!
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Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.
“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