VIDEO: Pancake is Living the Sweet Life at Last, Thanks to PETA

Life wasn’t always “fluffy” for Pancake, who was abandoned and left chained after her owner died of COVID. But then PETA flipped the script. See her now!

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Register Today for a CATivating Free Virtual Event With PETA’s President

There are a lot of tips that your feline friends want you to know, and cat “auntie” Ingrid Newkirk is here to decode the secrets of cats’ bodies and minds in a virtual talk on her new book. Register now!

PETA to Fauci: Killing Monkeys in HIV/AIDS Experiments Must Stop

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has spent 36 years infecting and killing monkeys to develop an effective HIV vaccine. It has failed.

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Still Mad at NIH for Funding Beagle Tests? See Inside a Puppy Factory Farm for Labs

Video: Thousands of beagle dogs and puppies are confined to barren kennels and cages 24/7 at a factory farm that sells them for experimentation. Help them today!

These Styles Demand a Second Look: Check Out PETA’s Killer Collection at Urban Outraged

Urban Outraged is a killer shopping experience by PETA that brings new meaning to the question “Who are you wearing?”

NIH at It Again: Live Mice Tossed in Trash and Other Animal Welfare Violations

After PETA unearthed new federal case files documenting animal suffering in NIH laboratories, we’re demanding a zero-tolerance policy at the agency.

How Many Deaths, Drug Violations, and Excuses Until Racing Officials Boot Bob Baffert Out?

PETA is urging Del Mar and Santa Anita officials to bar trainer Bob Baffert, pending the outcome of a necropsy and an investigation into Medina Spirit’s death.

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Guinness’ Story Is a Case Study in Trauma, Loneliness, and Despair

For over 12 years, Guinness has been held in solitary confinement inside a government laboratory. He is so distraught that he rips out his own hair.

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Oh, My Gourd—15 Vegan Squash Recipes to Dazzle Your Taste Spuds

Need a delicious vegan squash recipe? Look no further! We compiled a list of our favorite mouthwatering recipes. Check it out!

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What ‘Tiger King 2’ Missed: The Young Lions PETA Helped Save

Watch Nala and other rescued lions show you the difference between a “Tiger King” roadside zoo’s neglect and an accredited sanctuary’s care.

Stop ‘Milking’ Monkey Labor: Take a Crack at Kindness, Publix!

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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Abducted From Her Family: Meet Corky, the Longest-Held Captive Orca in the World

Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles.

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PETA Urges Criminal Charges for Johns Hopkins Owl Experiments

Shreesh Mysore imprisoned and tortured owls illegally for four years in his laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. It’s time he paid a price for that.

Add an Animal-Friendly Flair to the Family Festivities This Christmas

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.

Rep. Boyle, Scientists and Edie Falco Brief Congress on PETA’s ‘Research Modernization Deal’

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle is hosting a congressional briefing on PETA scientists’ plan to modernize research and end animal experiments.

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Order Now: Get Your Paws on Ingrid Newkirk’s New Cat Book

PETA Urges Urban Outfitters Shoppers to Wear Fashion With Compassion

On the busiest shopping day of the year, PETA launched our week of action against Urban Outfitters brands, urging the company to go vegan.

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.

PETA Celebrates Fur-Free ‘Elle’ Magazine—Will ‘Vogue’ Be Next?

PETA is urging Anna Wintour and U.S. “Vogue” to follow “Elle” into the 21st century by leaving fur on the animals who were born with it.

50 Years and No Cure—PETA Explains How to Win the ‘War on Cancer’

It’s been 50 years since the “war on cancer” began, but there is still no cure. A new strategy, one that embraces human-centric, non-animal research methods, is needed.

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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.

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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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‘Grande’ Injustice at Starbucks! Students Address the Vegan Milk Upcharge With Sit-Ins

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

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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