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Harvard experimenter Margaret Livingstone says she “can’t imagine having more fun” than ripping baby monkeys away from their mothers and sewing their eyelids shut.
A PETA Asia investigation reveals ducks’ agonizing deaths to make Responsible Down Standard–certified down for suppliers of GAP Inc., Guess, H&M, and others.
PETA Latino’s Cancún event may have prevented the birth of more than 2,000 animals in the next 12 months alone!
The DOJ just indicted alleged members of a smuggling ring that reportedly abducted endangered macaques and shipped them to U.S. labs. See which companies we believe were complicit.
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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.
Solitary confinement, constant thirst, infections, hair loss for more than a decade—this is life for monkeys in Elisabeth Murray’s lab.
PETA’s elves have done the work for you by rounding up some of the best vegan holiday cookie recipes to make for friends, family, and, of course, Santa!© Instagram.com/itdoesnttastelikechicken
Everett’s progressive action is paving the way for more cities to take a similar stand for compassion and superior science.© iStock.com/olgagorovenko
Despite claims to the contrary, monkeys are still being captured, chained, caged, and forced to pick coconuts to fill cans of Thai coconut milk stocked on grocery store shelves. Help stop this!
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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PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program is the ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, making the quest for cruelty-free products as easy as pie.
Learn the names and histories of the 24 dolphins SeaWorld just shipped thousands of miles across the globe.
Are your meals drying up the planet? Ingrid Newkirk pulls back the curtain on the harm wrought by the meat industry by lathering up in the middle of a busy street.
Ford Motor Company mutilates animals in crash testing, and PETA is demanding that it ends now!Stapp Car Crash Journal
Thanks to PETA Germany and its partners, Bari's become part of a loving family alongside two other rescued dogs, ducks, and geese. Learn how you can support this work.
Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.
PETA is helping to organize workshops, publish reports, and build tools to help researchers who use superior, non-animal methods to boost their work.
Whether you’re shopping for a vegan gourmand or playing Santa for your dog, PETA’s catalog is a one-stop shop for all your humane holiday needs.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk shares the stories of a group of ordinary people who risked their freedom in order to save animals. Listen in to learn what you can do (legally) to follow their example.
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.
This year’s winners of PETA’s annual Libby Awards have been announced! Check out which brands, celebrities, and companies took top honors for their commitment to animals in 2022.
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.
“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