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Rescuers Rush to Save Flood Survivors in Ukraine: Here’s How to Supply a Lifeline
As thousands of Ukrainians flee rapidly rising floodwaters, rescuers supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund are in the danger zone. Help them save lives!© Animal Rescue Kharkiv / The Ukrainian
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The U.S. Is Still Funneling Your Money to Colombian Bonnie and Clyde
The lab was closed, thanks to PETA’s exposé, so why is the U.S. still sending it checks?
Why Is PETA’s President Leaving Part of Her Heart to Elon Musk?
Six feet under? Nope. Two feet bequeathed! Ingrid Newkirk defies death and updates her will by divvying up more of her body parts to help animals.
Feds Stall in Release of 1,000 Monkeys to Sanctuary—Your Help Needed Urgently!
Please take action today to urge the secretary of the interior to send these monkeys to sanctuary!© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
There’s Even More at Stake Before the Belmont Stakes
As New York’s air quality becomes some of the worst in the world, its horse racing track remains open. Now PETA is issuing an urgent warning.
A Gift That Keeps Giving: How You Can Wish Ingrid Newkirk a Happy Birthday
Share PETA President Ingrid Newkirk’s commitment to helping animals—and have a powerful impact on the lifesaving work of animal advocates in the Philippines, Turkey, Ukraine, and many other countries.
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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.
Elisabeth Murray’s Monkey Lab Is So Sinister Hollywood Couldn’t Have Imagined It
NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.
They’re Here, They’re Queer, and They’re ‘Coming Out’ for Animals—Take a Look!
Which of your favorite LGBTQ+ celebs are also all about animal rights? Check out PETA’s list of famous queer vegans as we continue to celebrate #Pride Month!© Mike Ruiz | © StarMaxInc.com
We Aren’t Kitten Around! This Video Has Everything You Need to Know About Cats
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk’s book talk will help you decode more mysteries of the feline body and mind. Here’s how to watch it for free!
In a Pinch for Dinner? Try These Vegan Crab Recipes
Be kind to crustaceans by trying out these vegan crab recipes, made with surprising ingredients like hearts of palm, mushrooms, and artichokes.© Instagram.com/thevietvegan | © Instagram.com/sweetgreensvegan
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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Know Someone Who’s Thinking of Visiting SeaWorld? This Will Make Them Say ‘No Tanks’
Learn more about the cruelty of marine parks and discover ways to help animals.
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Why a Trafficker’s Quick Buck Means No Cure for Dying Patients
Traffickers make a quick buck from ripping monkeys out of the world’s forests, but exploiting these animals isn’t good science. Here’s why.
One Group Captured the Hearts of Thousands—Now It Just Won a Huge Award
From heart-pounding rescues to heart-warming reunions, the winner of this year’s Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award will leave you speechless.
PETA to Urban Outfitters: A Killer Look Shouldn’t Kill Animals
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!
Two Partners in Crime Thought They Could Get Away—Until PETA Stepped In
Why does JKL Secure Freight think it’s above the law? PETA’s move proves that we’re watching this monkey transporter.
Remember the 4,000 Rescued Beagles? Your Class Will Fall in Love With Samson’s Story
Are you a teacher looking for great lessons to help students next school year? TeachKind is here to help with free worksheets and other resources, giving you more time to relax during the summer break.
There’s a Deadly Secret at the Giza Pyramids, and Tourists Need to Know About It
You won’t believe what animals endure in the Egyptian tourist industry. PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker reveals what he saw.
Free on Meta Quest: Leave Your Body to Science While You’re Still in It
Prepare yourself for a fully immersive experience of being abducted by aliens and feeling what animals go through in laboratories. You’ll be thinking about this for months afterward.
Fun in the Sun: 50+ Animal-Friendly Activities for Children
Are you prepping summer activities for your young ones? Don’t sweat it—PETA Kids has your back with over 50 projects to get your family moving, thinking, and practicing compassion.© iStock.com/Rawpixel Ltd
The Man Who Wrote the Book on Animal Liberation Has Something New You Need to Read
Almost 50 years after Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation was published, the author welcomes readers to revisit the philosophical bombshell that changed the animal rights conversation forever.© Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek
Beyond Animals for Better Science: PETA’s Plan to Update Laboratory Research
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.
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“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