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Animal rescues, evil robots, rad rabbits, and more: PETA’s new action-packed game, Bunny Raiders, is available on PS4 and PS5 and free to play now.
A budget committee of the U.S. Senate wants to give a “gift” to the cruel and corrupt monkey experimentation industry, and we’re asking for your help to stop it.PETA Obtained Through FOIA
Budweiser has been brewing up a backlash all summer. But PETA is raising a toast to the beer brand after it agreed to stop amputating the tailbones of its iconic Clydesdales.
A new PETA study exposes the worst five violators of animal welfare guidelines among the top publicly funded university laboratories.
Don’t miss how PETA-supported teams in Ukraine saved the lives of Charik, Graf, and many others when all hope seemed lost. Then find out how you can help animals like them!
Will the next pandemic come from pig organs? Here’s what you need to know about dangerous and deadly animal-to-human organ transplants.
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The U.S. government pays foreign labs to addict dogs to opioids, feed mice booze, and cause strokes in monkeys. This landmark legislation can stop all that.t
Prep your vegan menu and learn where to buy all your holiday favorites with PETA’s ultimate guide to hosting a Canadian “ThanksVegan.”
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.© iStock.com/vadimrysev
How did PETA get a notoriously cruel circus to end its decades-long record of featuring live-animal acts? Let’s keep the victories coming by urging Shrine circuses to go animal-free, too.
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.
In many cases, a 50th anniversary is cause for celebration. For Corky the orca, however, five decades of captivity is no reason to party.
In our second-ever Starbucks shareholder resolution submission, PETA served board members a piping-hot statement that appealed to the company’s interest in increasing profits.
Fashion should be about creativity, not cruelty. Check out how actor Elisabetta Canalis is teaming up with PETA U.K. to help alligators, snakes, and other animals.© iStock.com/MarkKostich
Think you know how outdated OHSU’s OB/GYN program is? PETA’s new billboard shows why you may only know the half of it.
A PETA Asia investigation reveals ducks’ agonizing deaths to make Responsible Down Standard–certified down for suppliers of GAP Inc., Guess, H&M, and others.
From the classroom to the cafeteria to extracurricular activities, follow PETA Kids’ tips on advocating for your vegan children at school.
We’ve rescued big cats from Tiger King hellholes, stopped circuses from exporting endangered animals for their shows, and more. Will you be a part of our next big victory?
Want to take your activism up a notch and save animals like it’s your job? If you’re between 18 to 25 and enrolled in a college program, you can apply to become a campus rep for Students Opposing Speciesism.
To honor the important contributions of Latine people to the animal rights movement, PETA’s naming 35 celebs who are smashing speciesism for Hispanic Heritage Month.© StarMaxInc.com | © Robert Sebree
PETA U.K.’s papal plea to help bulls took to the streets in France with a display that turned heads and changed hearts
Budweiser had brewed up a backlash all summer, but now you can crack open a cold one and listen in to find out how PETA helped achieve this victory for Clydesdales.
NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.
“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