Auction Block or Chopping Block? For These Animals Being Sold Like Furniture, It’s One and the Same (PETA Video Exposé)

The Shelby Alternative Livestock Auction is hell on Earth for animals, including a baby goat who was slammed into the side of a pen.

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Another Damning Inspection at Envigo: PETA Urges Immediate License Suspension

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized to suspend Envigo’s license and confiscate animals. Yet it has done nothing to render aid to these dogs or stop the violations—take action now!

PETA Exclusive: Crash Witness Exposed to Monkey Saliva Develops Cough, Eye Infection

After lab-bound monkeys were thrown from a truck after a violent crash last week, onlookers stepped in feces and peered into crates. One woman got an eyeful of spit.

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Hurricane-Like Snowstorm Approaching: Help a Dog Like Him Survive the Weekend

Chains, pens, and low temperatures are a lethal cocktail for dogs living outdoors. If you encounter an animal left outside, here are six ways you can help—and even save their life.

PETA Supporters Arrested at HHS Over ‘Monkey Fright’ Laboratory

Seven PETA supporters were arrested for occupying the foyer of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as part of a protest against cruel government-funded tests on monkeys.

WATCH: Treated Like Lawn Decor and Security Systems—Meet the Animals PETA Helped

Every day and night, in all weather extremes, including hurricane conditions and nor’easters, PETA’s field team helps animals right when they need it the most.

A Banner Year for Animal Liberation: PETA’s Unstoppable Wins in 2021! (Video)

PETA won big in 2021: We pushed Taiwan to stop drowning and shocking animals, Canada Goose to ditch fur, ExxonMobil to end its Iditarod sponsorship, and more!

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Who Is Beamish? Meet a Monkey Used in Elisabeth Murray’s Laboratory

Beamish is a monkey born into laboratory experimentation. Sixteen years later, he’s still being experimented on, currently in Elisabeth Murray’s monkey fright lab.

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You Helped! Abuser Who Left Dogs to Freeze Charged With Felony, Thanks to PETA Supporters

First, we secured the rescue of breeder John D. Jones’ latest victims. Then we urged officials to charge this abuser. And it worked! Now call on officials to ban Jones from breeding dogs again.

Help Someone Go Vegan for Animals’ Sake With PETA’s 21 Tips

From offering a vegan baking cheat sheet to showing you how to find dairy-free cheese that shreds, melts, and satisfies, PETA’s making “Veganuary” even easier with daily tips and actions.

Dog Guardians, Huddle Up: Pats’ Matt Judon Teams Up With PETA

You might see some dogs doing the Matt Judon sack celebration as the Pats’ linebacker tackles chaining.

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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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Calling All Kids: Tell Build-A-Bear That SeaWorld Is UnBEARable for Animals

The place with the “most fun you’ll ever make” has partnered with an “abusement” park keeping animals prisoner in small tanks. Help your kids send a letter to Build-A-Bear Workshop’s CEO.

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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.

Bravissimo! PETA Celebrates Dolce & Gabbana’s Farewell to Fur and Angora

Dolce & Gabbana has listened! The fashion brand has dropped fur and angora after hearing from over 300,000 supporters of PETA entities.


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

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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PETA Crashes URBN CEO’s Birthday to Deliver a Message for Animals: ‘No Birthday for Me Because of You’

On the birthday of Sheila Harrington, a CEO of Urban Outfitters brands, PETA crashed the party in behalf of animals killed for clothing.

Why a Recent Highway Wreck Could Cause the Next Pandemic

It was a nightmare scenario: A truck filled with monkeys destined for laboratories was hit by a dump truck in rural Pennsylvania on a freezing night. PETA takes you inside the story.

No One Likes a Cold Heart—Use PETA’s Guide for a Wool-Free Winter Wardrobe

Looking for the perfect vegan coat or wool-free scarf? We can help! Check out PETA’s guide to winter wardrobe essentials.

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Progress for Pigs! Indian State Bans Crates Used to Confine Mothers on Farms

Following a PETA India appeal, Goa has prohibited the use of gestation and farrowing crates, which deny pigs opportunities to forage, build nests for their young, or even take a single step.

The 2022 Iditarod Hasn’t Even Started Yet, and Already at Least One Dog Has Been Killed

The dog-sledding industry is rife with dangers for dogs, including being hit by vehicles. PETA’s urging Jaye Foucher to drop out of the Iditarod and racing altogether, before someone else is killed.

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Every year, millions of animals are killed for classroom dissection. Order FREE stickers and leaflets to help us end it!

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Animals Are Not Warehouses for Spare Parts for Humans

Behind the attention-grabbing xenotransplantation headlines are secret closets filled with butchered, suffering monkeys and tormented, genetically manipulated pigs.

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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