How Can You Help Dogs Survive Killer Temps? Award-Winning Actor Danai Gurira Has 5 Tips

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.

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You’ll Say ‘Return to Sender’ After Learning What ‘Gift’ the Government Wants to Give NIH

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.

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VIDEO: Lada and Victory Were Moments From Death—Until This Team Swooped In

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.

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Help Needed for Animals in Laboratories!

Right now, experimenters are poisoning and cutting open dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, and other animals. Your MATCHED gift today will help put an end to their misery.

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Louisiana State University May Sing a Different Tune After PETA’s Latest Victory for Birds

Louisiana State University thought it could hide public records about Christine Lattin’s cruel and absurd experiments on birds. It was wrong yet again.

Why Planning a Canadian ‘ThanksVegan’ Is as Easy as (Vegan) Pumpkin Pie

Prep your vegan menu and learn where to buy all your holiday favorites with PETA’s ultimate guide to hosting a Canadian “ThanksVegan.”

Most People Don’t Know What These 5 Universities Are Getting Away With

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.

PETA Video: Starbucks’ Newest Executive Is … James Cromwell?

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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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.

Will NIH Be Banned From Sending Your Money to Overseas Frauds?

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.

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Want to Help Stop Tests on Animals? This Is PETA’s Plan to Update Laboratory Research

Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.


Budweiser Made a Clean Break From Its Cruelest Policy—Check Out PETA’s Win!

Budweiser had brewed up a backlash all summer, but now you can crack open a cold one and find out how PETA helped achieve this victory for Clydesdales.

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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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50 Things SeaWorld Has Done Since Corky's Capture 50 Years Ago

In many cases, a 50th anniversary is cause for celebration. For Corky the orca, however, five decades of captivity is no reason to party.

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Here’s How PETA Is Taking a Scalpel to Classroom Cruelty This October

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. 

Think You Have What It Takes to Help Us Take Down the Next ‘Tiger King’?

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?

This Author’s Findings Are Changing Everything We Know About Science

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.

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What’s Really Going On Behind H&M’s Feather-Filled Coats?

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.

Gutless Science: The Secrets Behind the U.S.’ Hidden Organ Thieves

Will the next pandemic come from pig organs? Here’s what you need to know about dangerous and deadly animal-to-human organ transplants.

PETA Remembers Dianne Feinstein, Animals’ Champion in the Senate

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.

These Rescue Missions Are Nothing Like You’ve Seen Before—Play for Free!

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.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Here’s What 35 Celebs Want You to Know

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.

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What Prepackaged Vegan Snacks Are Family-Friendly? Here Are Our Picks

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.


Elisabeth Murray’s Monkey Lab Is So Sinister Hollywood Couldn’t Have Imagined It

NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.

Calling All College Students: Get Paid to Lead the Charge Against Speciesism  

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. 

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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