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Will the Iranian Space Agency come back down to Earth for real science? The fate of the animals trapped inside its rocket and others in the future may depend on it.
For years, NIH has been letting you foot the bill for people who are in the business of killing in foreign lands. The CARGO Act can end this reign of terror.
PETA has been warning the CDC that importing thousands of monkeys from overseas is like playing with a ticking time bomb. Now we’ve been proved right.© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
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Comedian Bill Maher partners with PETA to expose the National Institutes of Health’s annual $19 billion animal-killing machine.
Victory! Another top sponsor has cut ties with the cruel Hadi Shrine Circus. You won't believe what the owner of the company said to PETA.
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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.
PETA Asia exposes the hidden horrors of the frog-leg trade. Learn how you can make a difference.
Will Liberty Media stop supporting the deadly Iditarod race? Chained PETA supporters encased their feet in cement during the latest protest. Find out what you can do to help.
A young turkey’s cheery musical number is cut short in this shocking video.
Will H&M finally ditch down after PETA’s latest “bloody” stunt? Keep reading to see what we sent the company’s CEO.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening … to animal abuse? PETA Foundation Director Debbie Metzler shares how to be a dear friend to reindeer this season.
After PETA sent a cease-and-desist letter to UGG over humane washing, the company dropped certain misleading claims from its website. Learn how you can urge UGG to be truly humane to sheep and other animals.
This year’s winners of peta2’s annual Libby Awards have been announced! Check out which brands, celebrities, and companies took top honors and how they’re helping animals.
What better way to ring in the new year than with a trip down memory lane? See a few of the animals rescued by PETA in 2023 who will celebrate the season in perfect, permanent homes.
Does traveling around the U.S. teaching children the importance of being kind to animals sound like a dream job? Make it a reality!
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.
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