Sam’s Club Heeds PETA’s Urging and Cuts Ties With Seedy SeaQuest Chain

Celebrate a PETA victory for animals! Read why Sam’s Club is the first major company to cut ties with SeaQuest, and learn how you can help.

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Margaret Livingstone Shares a Childhood Hobby With Jeffrey Dahmer

Harvard experimenter Margaret Livingstone says she “can’t imagine having more fun” than ripping baby monkeys away from their mothers and sewing their eyelids shut.

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Photos: See How PETA Latino Is ‘Spaying’ the Day for Cancún’s Dogs, Cats

PETA Latino’s Cancún event may have prevented the birth of more than 2,000 animals in the next 12 months alone!

PETA Names Likely U.S.-Based Unindicted Coconspirators in DOJ Monkey-Smuggling Case

The DOJ just indicted alleged members of a smuggling ring that reportedly abducted endangered macaques and shipped them to U.S. labs. See which companies we believe were complicit.

PETA President Urges Meat-Eaters to Clean Up Their Act

Are your meals drying up the planet? Ingrid Newkirk pulls back the curtain on the harm wrought by the meat industry by lathering up in the middle of a busy street.

15 Monkeys Killed in Neuralink Experiment. When Will Elon Musk Just Leave Animals in Peace?

Bloody infections, missing fingers and toes, vomiting, a brain hemorrhage: “Pretty much every single monkey [who] had had implants put in their head suffered from pretty debilitating health effects.”

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Put Your Tax Money to Better Use: Help Us Stop Elisabeth Murray!

Solitary confinement, constant thirst, infections, hair loss for more than a decade—this is life for monkeys in Elisabeth Murray’s lab.

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Try Some of PETA’s Favorite Vegan Holiday Cookie Recipes

PETA’s elves have done the work for you by rounding up some of the best vegan holiday cookie recipes to make for friends, family, and, of course, Santa!

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PETA Donates Simulators to Spare Animals and Train Surgeons in Iraq

This lifesaving technology spares animals and provides superior surgical training to aid human victims of traumatic injuries.

HellNo Fresh: Descend in Anger on HelloFresh Until It Stops Supporting Forced Monkey Labor

Despite claims to the contrary, monkeys are still being captured, chained, caged, and forced to pick coconuts to fill cans of Thai coconut milk stocked on grocery store shelves. Help stop this!

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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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SeaWorld Just Secretly Shipped 24 Dolphins to Abu Dhabi, Including Two Who Had Been ‘Rescued’

Learn the names and histories of the 24 dolphins SeaWorld just shipped thousands of miles across the globe.

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Harry Styles, Daisy Ridley, and Others Win 2022 PETA Libby Awards—See the Results Now

This year’s winners of PETA’s annual Libby Awards have been announced! Check out which brands, celebrities, and companies took top honors for their commitment to animals in 2022.

Before You Buy a Down Jacket, Take a Trip With PETA Asia to See How Such Items Are Made

A PETA Asia investigation reveals ducks’ agonizing deaths to make Responsible Down Standard–certified down for suppliers of GAP Inc., Guess, H&M, and others.

PETA Applauds Massachusetts City for Banning Experiments on Animals

Everett’s progressive action is paving the way for more cities to take a similar stand for compassion and superior science.

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PETA to Urban Outfitters: A Killer Look Shouldn’t Kill Animals

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

PETA’s Shareholder Resolution Demands That Ford Slam the Brakes on Animal Testing

Ford Motor Company mutilates animals in crash testing, and PETA is demanding that it ends now!

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Updates From Ukraine: PETA Germany Braves the ‘Impossible’ to Help Dog Trapped in Warzone

Thanks to PETA Germany and its partners, Bari's become part of a loving family alongside two other rescued dogs, ducks, and geese. Learn how you can support this work.

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Whether you’re shopping for a vegan gourmand or playing Santa for your dog, PETA’s catalog is a one-stop shop for all your humane holiday needs.

Chained Dogs Need Your Help to Survive This Winter—Will You Take These Steps? 

Chains, pens, and low temperatures are a lethal cocktail for dogs living outdoors. If you encounter an animal left outside, here are six ways you can help—and even save their life.

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Have Your ELF a Merry Little Christmas With 16 ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Ideas From PETA Kids

Treat yo’ELF to some family-friendly fun and let your kids know that this compassionate character wants them to skip “naughty” and go straight to “nice” for each other and animals.

Listen In: Secret Laboratories, Daring Raids, and a Movement to Change Hearts

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk shares the stories of a group of ordinary people who risked their freedom in order to save animals. Listen in to learn what you can do (legally) to follow their example.

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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“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