These Schools’ Labs Are the Worst for Animals—How Much Are You Paying Them?

A new PETA study exposes five universities that can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to violating the law. What’s going on in their labs? You should know—since you’re footing the bills.

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Why Planning a Canadian ‘ThanksVegan’ Is as Easy as (Vegan) Pumpkin Pie

Prep your vegan menu and learn where to buy all your holiday favorites with PETA’s ultimate guide to hosting a Canadian “ThanksVegan.”

Beyond the Game: Jim Irsay Is a Trailblazer for Animals

PETA sat down with Jim Irsay to learn about the motivations behind his compassionate decisions and his heartwarming connection with his beloved dog, Drake.

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Here’s How PETA Is Taking a Scalpel to Classroom Cruelty This October

Science education should be cutting-edge, so why are some classes still cutting open animals? Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student, you can help cut out dissection with these safe, modern methods. 

VIDEO: Lada and Victory Were Moments From Death—Until This Team Swooped In

Thanks to your donations, PETA-supported rescuers are able to answer the call when animals in Ukraine need help. See a few of the animals they’ve saved recently.

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You’ll Say ‘Return to Sender’ After Learning What ‘Gift’ the Government Wants to Give NIH

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.

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PETA Video: Starbucks’ Newest Executive Is … James Cromwell?

Spliced with images of cruel industrialized milking, melting ice caps, and wildfires, a new PETA video features James Cromwell in Starbucks’ signature green apron.

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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.

NIH’s Overseas Greed Soon to Be Quashed? What One Simple Act Could Do

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.

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How Can You Help Dogs Survive Killer Temps? Award-Winning Actor Danai Gurira Has 5 Tips

Warrior for animals Danai Gurira teamed up with PETA to warn people about the dangers dogs face when left in hot vehicles, even for just a few minutes.

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Budweiser Made a Clean Break From Its Cruelest Policy—Check Out PETA’s Win!

Budweiser had brewed up a backlash all summer, but now you can crack open a cold one and find out how PETA helped achieve this victory for Clydesdales.

Save Lives, Get Better Results: This Is 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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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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50 Things SeaWorld Has Done Since Corky's Capture 50 Years Ago

In many cases, a 50th anniversary is cause for celebration. For Corky the orca, however, five decades of captivity is no reason to party.

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Louisiana State University May Sing a Different Tune After PETA’s Latest Victory for Birds

Louisiana State University thought it could hide public records about Christine Lattin’s cruel and absurd experiments on birds. It was wrong yet again.

Did She Consent? PETA’s New Billboards Will Make You Rethink Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Ahead of Canada’s Thanksgiving on October 9, PETA is launching a thought-provoking ad blitz with an important message for Canadians.


Is Your Local Pumpkin Patch or Fall Festival Animal-Friendly?

If you’re looking to create family memories at a pumpkin patch or fall festival this year, here are some tips to keep your autumn activities animal-friendly.

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What’s Really Going On Behind H&M’s Feather-Filled Coats?

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.

Think You Have What It Takes to Help Us Take Down the Next ‘Tiger King’?

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?

These Rescue Missions Are Nothing Like You’ve Seen Before—Play for Free!

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.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Here’s What 35 Celebs Want You to Know

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.

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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.

This Ecologist Got to See Owls in a Way Most People Never Do: Here’s What He Learned

Ecologist Carl Safina shares the stories behind his new book, Alfie and Me, and what made him realize that animals and humans are more connected than he had ever imagined.

Looking for a New OB/GYN? Not Sow Fast—Read This First

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.

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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