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

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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!

Victory! CVS Pulls Great Ape Greeting Cards From Shelves After Push From PETA

CVS’ greeting card aisle is getting a whole lot more humane, thanks to the company’s decision to ban cards that exploit great apes.

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Deadline Extended: Triple Your Impact for Dogs and Cats!

It’s not too late to make a difference this GivingTuesday—until midnight tonight, every dollar you pitch in will go THREE TIMES as far to help more animals, up to $25,000!

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NEW PETA VIDEO: Yes, NIH Funds Beagle Tests—the Dogs Come From Factory Farms Like THIS

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!

Will You Help a Cold and Lonely Dog?

PETA is doing everything we can to give proper shelter, food, and care to dogs kept outside this winter––but we need your help. Sponsor an emergency care package right now and help a lonely dog survive.

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate With These 8 Animal-Friendly Holiday Tips

From guilt-free gelt to animal-free accessories, get into the Hanukkah spirit with PETA’s vegan holiday recipes and gift ideas.

Feds Investigating Texas A&M’s Treatment of Golden Retrievers After PETA Complaints

With the feds and PETA on its case, Texas A&M University should do itself and the dogs it holds captive a favor and put all of them up for adoption.

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Guinness the Monkey Has Spent 12 Years Caged Alone in an NIH Laboratory

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.

Why Should Animals Have Rights?

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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PETA Uncovers Video of Deplorable Living Conditions for Tigers Used in Circus Shows

Footage reveals that Adam Burck, big-cat supplier for circus shows, routinely keeps tigers in crates so small that the animals barely have room to turn around.

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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Trapped in Small Tanks, Whales and Dolphins Live Shorter Lives—You Can Help Them

Imprisonment was a nightmare for Amaya and others who died at marine parks. What would their lives have looked like if they had been in their natural habitats?

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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.

5 Facts PETA Needs You to Know About Animals and Alzheimer's Disease

Has killing countless animals in failed test after failed test pushed researchers any closer to finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

Why Is the Reign of the ‘Tiger King’ Villains Over? One Word: PETA!

“Joe Exotic” in prison, Tim Stark bankrupt—what role did PETA play in season 2? Listen in as the PETA Foundation’s Brittany Peet shares how she helped dethrone the “Tiger King” villains.

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PETA Kicks Off Week-of-Action Campaign Against Urban Outfitters Brands

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

PETA to Biden: Choose NIH Director Who Will Help Humans, Not Hurt Animals

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

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Breaking New Footage Exposes Dogs Stuffed in Sacks, Sold for Meat at Wet Markets

As the pandemic, which scientists believe originated in a wet market, rages on, PETA India reveals that wet markets are still illegally killing and selling wildlife and dogs for meat.

HUGE Victory! New Law to Protect Countless Animals From Abuse Passed in France

Vital improvements in France are finally taking shape! From circuses to dolphinariums to fur farms to pet stores—see how this new law will help animals.

Help PETA Tell Millennium Hotels to Check Out of Iditarod Cruelty

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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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.

VIDEO: Students Unite to End Speciesism in and out of the Classroom

Members of the youth-led activist movement SOS are ready to end speciesism and change the world for all animals. Will you join them?

‘Lucifer’ Star Lesley-Ann Brandt Raises Hell to Help End Cruel Cub Petting

Lesley-Ann Brandt plays a tough bounty-hunting demon on “Lucifer,” and when it comes to protecting youngsters of all species, she’s ready for action.

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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