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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.© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
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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.
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.
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.
Starbucks Roasted Again? PETA Stirs Shareholder Meeting With 4 Pressing Questions
With Starbucks still clinging to its vegan milk upcharge, find out how shareholder PETA is grinding the company with four pressing questions.
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.
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.
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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.
Bestselling Author Jonathan Franzen Has an Important Message for You That Will Save Birds
Jonathan Franzen joined PETA to talk about the dangers of keeping these companion animals outdoors and a real-life incident that prompted a story in his novel Freedom.
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.
Be at the Forefront of PETA’s Cutting-Edge Campaigns
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.
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.© FullyRawKristina
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.© Ingrid N. Visser, Ph.D.
Sugar, Spice, and Nothing Nice: What Does PETA Have Against This MSG Maker?
Variety is the spice of life, so check out all the ways PETA is facing off against MSG manufacturer Ajinomoto’s horrifying tests on animals.
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.
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.
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!
Kate del Castillo Gets ‘Stabbed’ in the Back?! See PETA’s New Video to Find Out Why
Mexican actor and PETA Honorary Director Kate del Castillo, who is starring in a new video and ad, wants you to say “NO” to bullfights.Photo: © Ricardo Nelson
How Will Foxes and Others Benefit From Hudson’s Bay’s Newly Banned Item?
After years of pressure from PETA and our supporters, Hudson’s Bay follows in Saks Fifth Avenue’s footsteps by confirming that it no longer sells this stolen item.
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.© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
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.
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.
Save Lives, Get Better Results: 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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“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