First Beagles, Now Monkeys: PETA Calls On USDA to Investigate Envigo’s Unapproved Monkey Shipments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has apparently enabled illegal shipments of monkeys to vile Envigo, posing great risk to monkeys and the American public.

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PETA Calls For a Strike on Sex With Meat-Eating Men

PETA is proposing a strike on sex with meat-eating men. Men’s diets cause 41% more greenhouse gases than women’s diets.

NIH Experimenters Let Animals Starve to Death on the Taxpayer’s Dime—Take Action

PETA wants National Institutes of Health staff fired. They neglect to feed and water animals, cut into animals without approval, and violate their own rules. And their science is garbage.

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Pinky Cole and Her Children Are Thriving in the ‘Garden of Vegan’

Entrepreneur Pinky Cole—founder of the growing Slutty Vegan restaurant empire—joins PETA for her first official vegan photoshoot with both of her beautiful children.

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PETA Exposes UW’s Monkey Prison, Where Babies Are Condemned to Live Alone in Metal Cages

Cruelty, disease, meaningless experiments, a waste of taxpayer money, and violations of animal welfare laws: The University of Washington’s primate center has it all. Join thousands in calling for its closure.

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200+ Days of War, Thousands of Animals Rescued by PETA Germany—Here’s How to Help

PETA Germany and its partners have rescued hundreds of dogs in and around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city and a focal point during recent fighting. Learn how you can support this vital work.

PETA Uncovers More Flights of Doomed Monkeys Landing in the U.S.

AELF FlightService continues to callously feed U.S. experimenters’ insatiable appetite for endangered monkeys to poison, cut open, and kill. Take action.

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Join PETA’s Action Team to hear about protests and other events and volunteer opportunities in your area. You’ll also get tips and ideas to help you advocate for animals.

Caged, Cut Open, and Traumatized: Meet Nick Nack, a Monkey Imprisoned at NIH

Nick Nack has been imprisoned and experimented on for years in Elisabeth Murray’s NIH laboratory. He’s so distressed that he rips out his own hair.

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Shanah Tovah! Here Are 3 Ways to Help Animals During the High Holy Days

How can we keep our fellow animals in mind during the Jewish New Year? Here are some animal-kind tips for your Rosh Hashanah celebration.

Pants on Fire: Texas A&M Refuses to Keep Its Promise to Release Nine Dogs

Pressure from PETA ended Texas A&M University’s canine MD breeding program in 2019. But then nine healthy dogs were sent to another lab instead of being released for adoption.

‘Fall’ in Love With These Vegan Pumpkin Spice–Flavored Products

It's that time for pumpkin everything. These pumpkin spice products are all the rage and all vegan! Spoiler alert: Vegan pumpkin spice lattes are included.

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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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PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program is the ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, making the quest for cruelty-free products as easy as pie.

Urge Build-A-Bear to Stuff Its Cruel SeaWorld Partnership

Please urge Build-A-Bear to rethink its partnership with SeaWorld and stop endorsing this cruelty.

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1.4 Million People Call For Europe to End Tests on Animals—Hear What’s Next

Action was taken by 1.4 million EU citizens to protect millions of animals from experiments. If the European Parliament doesn’t heed the will of the people, how will brands you love be affected?

Stick Up for Sheep by Sporting Stylish Vegan Knitwear This Fall

As the weather cools off, you might be looking to add some new sweaters to your wardrobe. We've gathered these vegan fall knits to help you find your favorite.

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PETA Activists Disrupt Symposium Hosting JHU’s Owl Torturer

Experimenter Shreesh Mysore has been killing owls illegally for at least seven years at Johns Hopkins University, and PETA is demanding an end to these cruel and wasteful experiments!

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Urban Outfitters Turns Animals into Fashion Victims. Speak Up!

Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.

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Students: Don’t Just Opt Out—End Animal Dissection at Your School

Every year, millions of animals are killed for classroom dissection. Order FREE stickers and leaflets to help us end it!

PETA Latino’s Impact Is Felt Across the U.S. and Latin America—Here Are Some of Its Successes

Since 2013, PETA Latino has achieved massive victories for animals throughout the Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. and Latin America.

Coloring With Kindness: Help Kids Share a Special Message About Cows

Use this free coloring page to help your little one show their friends just how special cows are and how to replace exploitative, animal-based foods with delicious vegan ones.

VIDEO: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Fieldworker for PETA?

PETA’s field team staff are essential service providers—they’re our miracle workers. If you think you have the compassion and diligence to be on the front line, we want to hear from you.

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The Monkey Importation Industry Delivers Death to Endangered Monkeys

Monkey “black sites,” pandemic risks, secrecy, and species endangerment are the hallmarks of the primate importation world. PETA has blown the lid off this dangerous business.

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PETA ‘Espressos’ Distaste for Starbucks’ Vegan Milk Surcharge With First Shareholder Resolution

PETA is calling on Starbucks to report on the true cost to its business of alienating customers who can’t stomach stolen cow’s milk for ethical, religious, environmental, or dietary reasons.

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.

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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