Systemic Rot at NIH: Fauci’s Dog Experiments Only the Tip of the Iceberg

It’s never been clearer: The National Institutes of Health needs a visionary leader committed to PETA’s Research Modernization Deal. Join us in urging President Biden to choose well.

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Want to learn about PETA’s bold plans for animals, gain access to extensive discounts from many cruelty-free companies, and even get a chance to win giveaways of our favorite goodies? Sign up for our virtual event now!

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19 Dogs Want to Capture People’s Hearts, Not Be Held Captive in Cages

Misguided efforts, dried-up funding, zero insight gained—why is Texas A&M University STILL holding dogs from its notorious canine muscular dystrophy laboratory prisoner?

Time Is Running Out—Can We Count on You?

Help us reach our $300,000 goal in the “Stop Animal Testing” Challenge by making a special donation, which will be matched, before October 31!

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You Can’t Trust the Label! All 11 ‘Humane-Certified’ Factory Farms PETA Investigated Were Horrifically Cruel

How much more video footage of suffering animals will it take for the ASPCA, HSUS, and Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to stop promoting sham “standards” for factory farms? Find out how you can help.

PETA Exposé: Monkey Torment at NIH

We exposed it first! The National Institutes of Health is damaging monkeys’ brains and scaring them with fake snakes and spiders. Take action!

Find Us a Licensed Veterinary Technician and We Could Pay You Up to $1,000

Introduce us to a friend and—if it’s a match—you could make money! PETA is paying up to $1,000 for qualified referrals, so get started today.

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Heroes Join Forces With PETA to Send a Pro-Adoption Message

These iconic “Battlestar Galactica” heroes are paging all earthlings in an important PSA to remind everyone to adopt, never shop!

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A Life of Pain and Misery: Meet Beamish, a Monkey Prisoner at NIH

NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey experimenters have cut open and tormented and will eventually kill in worthless tests.

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PETA’s 2021 Top Vegan Pies Will Make You Want to Start With Dessert

We’ve scoured the nation for the best vegan pies for your Thanksgiving this year. Find out where you can get one of your own.

Great News for Sloths! Officials Say ‘No More’ After PETA Campaign Against SeaQuest Las Vegas

After two sloth deaths at SeaQuest Las Vegas and following a letter from PETA, Clark County Animal Control said that it “cannot foresee granting SeaQuest permission for another sloth.” Help us urge the company to transfer all the animals to reputable facilities now.

Tell Publix You Won’t Shop There Until It Drops Cruelly Produced Coconut Milk

In Thailand, terrified monkeys are chained, beaten, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts. Opting for one of these animal-friendly brands could mean saving a life.

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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VIDEO: ‘DWTS’ Pro Sharna Burgess Wants You to Make This SeaWorld’s Last Dance

“Dancing With the Stars” pro dancer Sharna Burgess dives deep (underwater!) to speak up for animals suffering at marine parks like SeaWorld.

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Halloween Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare for Animals: 12 Tips to Keep Them Safe

All Hallows’ Eve can be a dangerous day for animal companions and wildlife. Here’s how to help keep them safe this Halloween.

Give the Fishing Industry Something to ‘Wail’ About—Go Vegan to Save the Whales!

PETA is relaunching the campaign that helped derail commercial whaling—but our “Save the Whales” mission is taking on an even bigger threat.

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From sweaters and sweets to your cat’s new favorite toy, beat the crowd and stock up early on the PETA Shop’s exclusive holiday gifts.

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PETA Tells Urban Outfitters: Stop Making Animals 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!

No Trick and All Treat: These Vegan Candies Are Halloween Delights

Looking for Halloween treats without a ghoulish history? Whether classic or contemporary, each of these treats is sure to hit the sweet spot this year.

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President Biden: Good Science in, Animals out (of the Labs) When Choosing the Right NIH Director

As the Biden administration mulls a new director of the National Institutes of Health, let the president know that animal experimentation must end!

Hey, Starbucks, Your Upcharge Sucks! Students Stand Up to the Coffee Goliath

Coffee and dairy-free cream, please! Hold the surcharge. The dairy industry exploits cows, and these students have had enough.

Make Your ‘Escape’ From Iditarod Cruelty, Millennium Hotels

Dogs die every year in the Iditarod, but companies—such as Millennium Hotels and Resorts—have been reluctant to sever ties with the coldest race on Earth.

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Want to Bring Compassion Into the Classroom? Check Out Our ‘Share the World’ Kit!

This National Bullying Prevention Month (October), check out TeachKind’s free “Share the World” pack, which includes inspiring stories about animals and everything you need to teach elementary school students the Golden Rule.

Breaking Ground in the Courtroom: Landmark Legal Cases for Animals

From helping an animal be recognized as the owner of a “selfie” copyright to working to win animals' most basic right to live free from harm, PETA Foundation Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jeffery Kerr breaks down why the courtroom is one of the most important battlegrounds for animal rights.

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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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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