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After PETA urged the Navy to end useless decompression experiments that cause sheep crippling pain, they were stopped years early. Now let’s push the Navy to ban all such tests.
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Meet the animals who need you now more than ever! You’ve been following PETA Germany’s daring rescue work in Ukraine—now we’re taking you as close to the fighting as anyone can get without a flak jacket.
Colombian officials move to dismantle the hellhole lab that PETA exposed. Is the National Institutes of Health still sending it checks?
The University of Washington is looking for a new PR manager to put a happy face on its notorious primate center, a vile and inept monkey prison.
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The new Netflix documentary about Pamela Anderson, “Pamela, a Love Story,” chronicles some of the biggest events of her life, including her influential work with PETA.Photo: © Karolina Turek
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Monkeys escape regularly from Alpha Genesis, a supplier of laboratories nationwide, where they also often die due to neglect and incompetence. But NIH keeps giving it money anyway.
For these civil rights proponents, creating a just society includes justice for animals.© StarMaxInc.com | Festival Latinidades 2014 | Festival_Latinidades | CC By-SA 2.0
PETA sees the finish line as the 2023 Iditarod loses more sponsors. Help end the death race and save dogs used for sledding.
What PETA Stands For
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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Find out who would love Tinder and who would be the first to hit the dance floor in this glimpse into animals’ secret love lives from Ingrid Newkirk’s book “Animalkind.”© iStock.com/AdelevSchalkwyk
A new generation of Black leaders is raising awareness of animal suffering around the country—through the vegan food that they serve. Find a local restaurant to support today.© Instagram/VurgerGuyz
Why must we confidently help end prejudice against ALL, from pigeons to pigs to pig-tailed macaques? Watch Ingrid Newkirk’s moving speech now to find out.
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!
When the fashion world went crazy over a “lion’s head” on Kylie Jenner’s innovative dress, the media called PETA. So what’s the message behind the mane?
Joaquin Phoenix narrates a PETA investigative video exposing “Responsible Down”–certified farms and slaughterhouses.© StarMaxInc.com
Grab your bingo cards and markers: Primate experimenters’ self-contradictory logic and flimsy excuses for torture are so predictable that we’re calling them out ourselves.
Science education should be cutting-edge, so why are some classes still cutting open animals? If you’re a student, sign up to receive FREE stickers and leaflets to help us end dissection.
Do your kids want to take action for animals but need some encouragement? Help them sign up for our Kind Kid program! They’ll receive a free membership card and monthly ideas for ways to help animals.
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.
“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