‘Dinos’ Roam D.C. as PETA Calls On NIH to Get With the Times by Ditching Animal Testing

Here’s why PETA supporters in giant blow-up costumes followed President Joe Biden carrying signs that read, “Don’t Appoint Another Dinosaur.”

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Make a Career Out of Helping Neglected Animals—Apply to Be a PETA Fieldworker Today (Video)

PETA’s field team staff are essential service providers—they’re our miracle workers. If you think you have the compassion and diligence to be on the front line, we want to hear from you.

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You Can’t Trust the Label! All 11 ‘Humane-Certified’ Factory Farms PETA Investigated Were Horrifically Cruel

How much more video footage of suffering animals will it take for the ASPCA, HSUS, and Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to stop promoting sham “standards” for factory farms? Find out how you can help.

President Biden: Good Science in, Animals out (of the Labs) When Choosing the Right NIH Director

As the Biden administration mulls a new director of the National Institutes of Health, let the president know that animal experimentation must end!

Find Us a Licensed Veterinary Technician and We Could Pay You Up to $1,000

Introduce us to a friend and—if it’s a match—you could make money! PETA is paying up to $1,000 for qualified referrals, so get started today.

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19 Dogs Want to Capture People’s Hearts, Not Be Held Captive in Cages

Misguided efforts, dried-up funding, zero insight gained—why is Texas A&M University STILL holding dogs from its notorious canine muscular dystrophy laboratory prisoner?

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Stolen Lives: Meet Beamish, a Monkey Prisoner in Elisabeth Murray’s Lab

NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey experimenters have cut open and tormented and will eventually kill in worthless tests.

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Vegan Goth Foods That Are as Dark as Your Soul

Activated charcoal, black sesame, and black food dye can help you make some of the spookiest vegan goth foods for Halloween.

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PETA’s Field Team Gives Three Little Pigs and Other Animals a Fairytale Ending

Fieldworkers to the rescue: Three real-life little pigs, Sharon’s homecoming, Lily’s guardian’s contagious grin, one very happy “after” Lady, and more—see animals PETA helped this summer.

Tell Publix You Won’t Shop There Until It Drops Cruelly Produced Coconut Milk

In Thailand, terrified monkeys are chained, beaten, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts. Opting for one of these animal-friendly brands could mean saving a life.

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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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Sharna Burgess: SeaWorld Shows Are a Dying Act

“Dancing With the Stars” pro dancer Sharna Burgess dives deep (underwater!) to speak up for animals suffering at marine parks like SeaWorld.

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Help Make the Sale of Snakes and Other Animals at Petco HISStory

Petco sells birds, reptiles, fish, and other small animals as if they were inanimate objects like leashes or toys. It’s inhumane, and it must end.

Monkey Trafficker Sentenced for Lying to Feds

This company vice president lied to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents during an investigation into this cruel business, in which monkeys are stuffed into boxes and stacked onto planes. If they survive, they’re sent to labs for more torture.

Tulsa Residents Receive Free Vegan Burgers at PETA’s Food Justice Event

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner teamed up with PETA to give away nutritious food to raise awareness of food injustice. Learn how you can join the fight.

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PETA Tells Urban Outfitters: Stop Making Animals Fashion Victims

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!

Halloween Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare for Animals: 12 Tips to Keep Them Safe

All Hallows’ Eve can be a dangerous day for animal companions and wildlife. Here’s how to help keep them safe this Halloween.

Hey, Starbucks, Your Upcharge Sucks! Students Stand Up to the Coffee Goliath

Coffee and dairy-free cream, please! Hold the surcharge. The dairy industry exploits cows, and these students have had enough.

Arizona Republic Shreds UW Monkey Lab and Breeding Mill: Read PETA’s Devastating Report

Millions of taxpayer dollars are flowing into a disease-infested monkey-breeding mill located next to a toxic waste site in Arizona.

Tell One of the Iditarod’s Last ‘Resorts’ to Check Out of Cruelty to Dogs

Dogs die every year in the Iditarod, but companies—such as Millennium Hotels and Resorts—have been reluctant to sever ties with the coldest race on Earth.

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Check Out PETA’s Top Digital Tools for Schools for ‘Cut Out Dissection’ Month

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. 

Go Behind the Scenes at PETA With Our New Podcast

The podcast takes listeners inside a group that’s impossible to ignore—the world’s most effective animal rights organization.

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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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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