Caught on Video: Elephant Forced to Give Rides at Amber Fort Strikes Back

The more than 100 elephants forced to give rides to tourists at Amber Fort endure a nightmare that begins when they’re torn away from their mothers as babies.

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Why Did a Plane of Sick Monkeys Land in the U.S.? What Whistleblowers Reported

According to whistleblower reports, Charles River Laboratories is back at its monkey business, and this time the danger is already here.

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Saved From Slaughter: How ‘My Elusive Dream’ Is Now Living the Dream

VIDEO: American racehorse My Elusive Dream was moments away from slaughter when PETA swooped in to save her. See where she is now.

Dogs Are Running for Their Lives

The Iditarod death race is a nightmare for dogs. Forced to run for about 1,000 miles through subzero temperatures, some may not make it to the finish line. We need your help to end the terror.

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The Lies and Labs on Your Tab: What’s NIH Doing With Your Taxes?

PETA has found even more reasons to urge your legislators to act. Let’s save lives and stop the National Institutes of Health from using our tax money to fund foreign laboratories.

VIDEO: How PETA Found a Home for a Hound Exploited by a Blood Bank

The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank is under fire following a damning PETA undercover investigation. Discover Kolbie the dog’s rescue story.

EVENT: Ingrid Newkirk Flips Everything You Knew About Animal Rights on Its Head

After this event with PETA’s president, you’ll have a new spring in your step, knowing you’re an integral part of the “all” in “All Together Now!” Get your tickets for the first tour stop—in Atlanta!

Rescuers’ Herculean Efforts Continue After Two Years—Get a Glimpse at Their Wins

After 17,520 hours of rockets, destruction, and suffering, PETA-supported teams continue to move mountains for animals in Ukraine. Learn what they’ve accomplished in two years.

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Support Our Campaigns Locally

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.

Available on Prime Video! This New Series Will Make You Question Everything You Know About Medicine 

Curiosity has killed many cats. From PETA and executive producer Bill Maher, the new docuseries The Failed Experiment exposes what most people don’t know about experiments on animals. 

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At This Point, It’s Fair to Ask: Does Liberty Media Hate Dogs?

GCI, owned by Liberty Media, continues to give the Iditarod more than $250,000 annually. See how PETA is urging it to drop the deadly dog-sled race.

Gill-Free and Guilt-Free! 17 Vegan Fish Recipes for Lent

With these vegan fish recipes, you can let fish swim in peace while you still hang on to the taste. Don’t get caught not trying them during Lent this year!

Victory! Taiwan’s Foods and Beverages Just Got Even More Delicious After PETA’s Recent Win

You’ve helped PETA usher food and beverage testing in Taiwan into a new era—thanks to your comments, baby rats’ lives will now be spared.

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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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Help Free Corky, the Longest-Held Captive Orca in the World

Corky is the longest-held captive orca in history, and time is running out. Will you take action?

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Make the Most of Leap Day: 29 Quick and Easy Ways to Take Action for Animals

Thursday, February 29, is a leap day. What could you accomplish with 2024’s extra 24 hours? PETA has 29 ways to help animals in seconds.

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The Director of Cowspiracy Has a New Film That’s Even More Explosive

What can religion and history reveal about going vegan? The creators of the new documentary Christspiracy found out and want you to know, too.

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This Tiny Town Needs Your Help to Stop the Largest U.S. Monkey Prison

Tell Georgia officials to reconsider a plan for the largest monkey prison in the U.S. before a single shovel breaks ground.

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What Is H&M Trying to Hide About Its Clothing?

Will H&M finally ditch down after PETA’s latest “bloody” stunt? Keep reading to see what we sent the company’s CEO.

PETA’s Rolling Out the Red Carpet to Reveal the Most Compassionate Flicks of 2023

Join PETA for the glitz and glamour of the Oscat Awards, when we honor Hollywood films and stars for championing animal rights!

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A Lab Worker Threw a Monkey Like a Rag Doll—Guess What Else the Feds Found

Pigs, monkeys, and beagles are suffering at Altasciences. Find out what it did to get the feds’ attention and how to help animals now.

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Black History Month: Let These Icons Inspire You

For these civil rights proponents, creating a just society includes justice for animals.

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Will Your Animal Companions Be Protected in a Fire, Winter Storm, or Other Disaster?

What would happen to your beloved animal companions if a natural or human-made disaster were to strike tomorrow? PETA’s laid out all the steps you need to be prepared.

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Get a Free Way to Spark Kids’ Respect for Chicks

Teaching your young ones about animal rights can be a colorful experience. Help them display their respect for chickens with this fun and free PETA Kids activity.

Are You a Top-of-the-Line Captive-Wildlife Veterinarian? We Need You!

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?

The Truth About Why Vegans ‘Do It’ Better

Jamie and Justina get into the dirty details about the (honestly, pretty incredible) sex lives of vegans on PETA’s Just So You Know podcast.

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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