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Warrior for animals Danai Gurira teamed up with PETA to warn people about the dangers dogs face when left in hot vehicles, even for just a few minutes.Photo: © Matt Sayles
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A new PETA study exposes five universities that can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to violating the law. What’s going on in their labs? You should know—since you’re footing the bills.
See how PETA fieldworkers helped “backyard dogs” left outside in Tropical Storm Ophelia’s path when their owners failed to bring them indoors.
Louisiana State University thought it could hide public records about Christine Lattin’s cruel and absurd experiments on birds. It was wrong yet again.
Thanks to your donations, PETA-supported rescuers are able to answer the call when animals in Ukraine need help. See a few of the animals they’ve saved recently.LEFT: © Animal Rescue Kharkiv
A budget committee of the U.S. Senate wants to give a “gift” to the cruel and corrupt monkey experimentation industry, and we’re asking for your help to stop it.PETA Obtained Through FOIA
Spliced with images of cruel industrialized milking, melting ice caps, and wildfires, a new PETA video features James Cromwell in Starbucks’ signature green apron.
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The U.S. government pays foreign labs to addict dogs to opioids, feed mice booze, and cause strokes in monkeys. This landmark legislation can stop all that.t
Budweiser has been brewing up a backlash all summer. But PETA is raising a toast to the beer brand after it agreed to stop amputating the tailbones of its iconic Clydesdales.
Prep your vegan menu and learn where to buy all your holiday favorites with PETA’s ultimate guide to hosting a Canadian “ThanksVegan.”
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.© iStock.com/mu_mu_
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.
In many cases, a 50th anniversary is cause for celebration. For Corky the orca, however, five decades of captivity is no reason to party.
Science education should be cutting-edge, so why are some classes still cutting open animals? Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student, you can help cut out dissection with these safe, modern methods.
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?
Dr. Pandora Pound, author of the book Rat Trap, blew the lid off the failure of current scientific methods. Listen in as she explains the profound consequences for all of us.
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.
Will the next pandemic come from pig organs? Here’s what you need to know about dangerous and deadly animal-to-human organ transplants.
Throughout her long career, Sen. Dianne Feinstein supported legislation to protect animals and spoke out against cruelty, including cub-petting operations and the carnage to horses who are forced to race.
Animal rescues, evil robots, rad rabbits, and more: PETA’s new action-packed game, Bunny Raiders, is available on PS4 and PS5 and free to play now.
To honor the important contributions of Latine people to the animal rights movement, PETA’s naming 35 celebs who are smashing speciesism for Hispanic Heritage Month.© StarMaxInc.com | © Robert Sebree
The next time you’re grocery shopping for your kids’ lunches, take a page from PETA parents’ books. These vegan snacks are some of their favorites.© Instagram.com/veganrobs
NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.
Want to take your activism up a notch and save animals like it’s your job? If you’re between 18 to 25 and enrolled in a college program, you can apply to become a campus rep for Students Opposing Speciesism.
“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