ACT NOW: Urge Your Members of Congress to Send 1,000 Monkeys to Sanctuary

Please urge your members of Congress to call for the release of 1,000 endangered monkeys to an already waiting, reputable sanctuary. There is no time to waste.

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You Reap What You Sow: Why Is PETA Challenging UT’s Vice Chancellor?

You’ll have a fit after seeing what the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is doing to pigs while animal-free models are available. This is how PETA’s taking action.

Earthquake Survivor Can’t Believe His Luck: Watch New Video

Pisa’s whole world crashed to the ground during the earthquake in Turkey. Watch how a PETA rescuer changed his life for the better.

Animals in Ukraine Need Your Help!

Teams supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund are working to rescue and care for animals affected by the war in Ukraine and elsewhere. Donate today to help animals in need.



This Place Is ‘Not Safe for Humans or Animals’—but It’s NIH’s Reaction That Will Floor You

Colombian authorities took decisive action after we exposed the wretched treatment of monkeys by these experimenters. You’re going to be outraged when you find out what NIH has done.

Why So Crabby? PETA Strikes in Baltimore With an Ad You Need to See

Ingrid Newkirk is taking compassion for crabs to Baltimore airwaves in our latest ad. Plus, learn where you can get great vegan seafood in the city!

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You Won’t Believe How PETA Germany Braves the ‘Impossible’ to Rescue Animals in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has torn families apart, but PETA Germany’s rescue volunteers are working hard to reunite as many as possible. Learn how you can support this work.

Nice Try, NIH—Learn Why PETA Will Be Seeing the Agency in Court

A federal judge just gave us some great news. See what the next steps will be.

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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.

Meet Beamish, Whom the Woman Above Is Torturing

NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.

Why Should Animals Have Rights?

Celebrate a Vegan Ramadan With 9 Compassionate Recipes

Get ready to crave falafel hot dogs, lentil balls, fattoush, and more. Impress your friends with these vegan recipes from the Middle East, for all to enjoy.

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Ever Enjoyed a Songbird’s Tune? Here’s How to Lift Your Voice to Prevent Hundreds From Dying

Will the National Science Foundation change its tune regarding Christine Lattin’s plans for songbirds after hearing from PETA? Add your voice to the chorus.

Want to Help Animals and Travel the Country? With This Job, You Can

Want a REAL job that makes a difference? Get new experiences, see new places, and make the most of your life—help animals as if it’s your job, because it would be, by applying to be PETA’s traveling campaigner today.

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.

The Medical Evidence That Nakai the Orca’s Life at SeaWorld Was Hell

After being kept in a barren tank for 21 years, Nakai died at SeaWorld without ever swimming in the ocean. His body tells us what life was really like there.

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Cruelty Doesn’t Fly: Why Airline’s Change of Course Is Good News for Monkeys

Did we just get these deadly AirBridgeCargo flights canceled? Here’s who benefits and what you can do now.

There’s Something Rotten at Red River Farm—Will You Dare to Sing Along?

Harry Potter actor and vegan Jessie Cave and a group of singing “animals” put on a show you’re not likely to forget.

A Fate Worse Than Death? Horrifying True Stories From Shelters With ‘No-Kill’ Policies

Dogs, cats, and other animals are suffering because of “no-kill” policies at animal shelters. See what changes need to be made now to start really saving lives—not pretending to on paper.

Now on Audible: ‘Free the Animals’ Special Edition

Urban Outfitters Turns Animals into Fashion Victims

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!

Here’s How Your Favorite Teacher Could Win Big This Year

If a teacher you know is the cream of the crop when it comes to animal-friendly lessons, TeachKind’s award may be just around the corner.

Calling All Gen Zers: This Is the Brand-New Website You’ll Need to Change the World

Are you a young person just starting your animal rights journey, or do you know someone who is? Don’t miss the new peta2 website, as it’ll guide you in all things vegan.

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10+ Things You Need to Fill Your Easter Basket With This Year

Looking for delicious treats to fill your Easter basket? Hop on over to the PETA Shop and choose from a variety of select goodies that are 20% off for a limited time only!

Viva la Mexico! See What the PETA Latino Team Did for 450+ Dogs and Cats

PETA Latino has had a tremendous impact on ending animal homelessness in Cancún. Here's how you can help.

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Primate Expert Shares One Thing You Can Do to Save Lives Today

It’s a lose-lose-lose situation for the monkeys, taxpayers, and the importer. PETA primate scientist Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel shares how to help save 1,000 lives right now.

These Tips Will Make Planning Your Kid’s Vegan Party a Piece of Cake

Do you want to throw your compassionate kiddo an extra-special birthday party? Follow these animal-friendly tips for the best vegan shindig in town.

Want to Help Stop Tests on Animals? 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