FBI Foils Planned Bust of Bush Track, Allows Rampant Abuse of Horses to Continue

The Washington Post reports that following PETA’s investigation, federal agencies planned a massive raid of an underground racetrack in Georgia, only to nix it at the last minute.

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Why Did a Plane of Sick Monkeys Land in the U.S.? What Whistleblowers Reported

According to whistleblower reports, Charles River Laboratories is back at its monkey business, and this time the danger is already here.

Animal Rescuers Had Just 10 Seconds to Dodge a Drone Attack—Watch What Happens

PETA-supported teams are rescuing animals in Ukraine, even in the most dangerous situations. Watch the video and learn how to support their work.

Animals in Ukraine Need Your Help

Animals who have been injured and abandoned because of the war in Ukraine need help. Support PETA’s Global Compassion Fund to rush relief to animals in crisis zones.

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PETA’s Rolling Out the Red Carpet to Reveal the Most Compassionate Flicks of 2023

Join PETA for the glitz and glamour of the Oscat Awards, when we honor Hollywood films and stars for championing animal rights!

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Have You Seen This Riveting Docuseries Yet? Available on Prime Video!

Curiosity has killed many cats. From PETA and executive producer Bill Maher, the new docuseries The Failed Experiment exposes what most people don’t know about experiments on animals. 

Today! Free Event: Join Us on a Must-See Tour From the Comfort of Your Couch

In our all-new fireside chat, we’ll crisscross the globe to visit a few of the thousands of animals PETA-supported teams have helped. You won’t want to miss a single tail wag or purr, so save a spot today.

Tax-Funded Frauds: How to Stop NIH From Wasting Your Money in China

PETA has found even more reasons to urge your legislators to act. Let’s save lives and stop the National Institutes of Health from using our tax money to fund foreign laboratories.

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Support Our Campaigns Locally

Join PETA’s Action Team to hear about protests, events, and volunteer opportunities in your area. You’ll also get tips and ideas to help you advocate for animals.

CEO Wants to Create the Largest U.S. Monkey Prison—Here’s What He’s Lying About

PETA exposes the lies that Safer Human Medicine CEO Jim Harkness has been telling Bainbridge, Georgia, residents about the beagles who were held at Envigo.

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Hallmark Makes a Compassionate Move After PETA Lays Our Cards on the Table

Victory! Hallmark’s action comes after PETA held lively demonstrations near the company’s headquarters, ran creative ads, and enlisted the help of celebrities.

EVENT: Ingrid Newkirk Flips Everything You Knew About Animal Rights on Its Head

After this event with PETA’s president, you’ll have a new spring in your step, knowing you’re an integral part of the “all” in “All Together Now!” Get your tickets for the first tour stop—in Atlanta!

17 Fabulous Vegan Fish Recipes for Lent

With these vegan fish recipes, you can let fish swim in peace while you still hang on to the taste. Don’t get caught not trying them during Lent this year!

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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Help Free Corky, the Longest-Held Captive Orca in the World

Corky is the longest-held captive orca in history, and time is running out. Will you take action?

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After 30 Years, PETA Germany Brings More Heat Than Ever Before

Inspired by PETA Germany’s 30th anniversary, animal defenders went to Parliament with unfinished business. What were their demands?

A Lab Worker Threw a Monkey Like a Rag Doll—Guess What Else the Feds Found

Pigs, monkeys, and beagles are suffering at Altasciences. Find out what it did to get the feds’ attention and how to help animals now.

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Black History Month: Let These Icons Inspire You

For these civil rights proponents, creating a just society includes justice for animals.

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What Is H&M Trying to Hide About Its Clothing?

Will H&M finally ditch down after PETA’s latest “bloody” stunt? Keep reading to see what we sent the company’s CEO.

What Do Animal Rights and the Titanic Have in Common? Listen In!

Celebrated playwright, author, and poet Ishmael Reed talks about his new play, The Shine Challenge, 2024, and how it puts the spotlight on forgotten humans and our fellow animals.

VIDEO: Watch the Moment an Olympic Rider Reveals What’s Wrong With His ‘Sport’

Footage of Olympic rider and trainer Cesar Parra shows him abusing horses during training sessions. What does it mean for the future of this cruel “sport”?

Are You a Top-of-the-Line Captive-Wildlife Veterinarian? We Need You!

We’ve rescued big cats from Tiger King hellholes, stopped circuses from exporting endangered animals for their shows, and more. Will you be a part of our next big victory?

At This Point, It’s Fair to Ask: Does Liberty Media Hate Dogs?

GCI, owned by Liberty Media, continues to give the Iditarod more than $250,000 annually. See how PETA is urging it to drop the deadly dog-sled race.

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Get a Free Way to Spark Kids’ Respect for Chicks

Teaching your young ones about animal rights can be a colorful experience. Help them display their respect for chickens with this fun and free PETA Kids activity.

Here’s Why Dog Breeders Are Part of the Problem

The hosts of PETA’s Just So You Know podcast talk about getting arrested, the problem with breeding dogs, and the best way to find an animal companion.

Victory! Countless Animals to Be Spared Following This Historic Ban in Africa

Victory! The African Union has just passed a monumental decision that will spare countless donkeys from being violently killed for their skins.

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“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