PETA Monkey Defenders Swarm University of Washington: Shut Down the WaNPRC!

For 60 years, the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has exploited monkeys in traumatic, painful, and irrelevant experiments supported by the University of Washington (UW).

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You’re Invited to ‘Animalkind’—an All-New FREE Talk With Ingrid Newkirk

Prepare to be wowed as PETA’s president shares new stories about animals from her book “Animalkind.” You’ll never guess which mystery animal she’ll be spotlighting, although you’ll hear about more than one. Register for free now!

Progress for Snakes! One of Zoo Med’s Lies About Its Cramped Tanks Is HISStory After PETA Lawsuit

Some dictionaries mistakenly define “snake” as “a treacherous or deceitful person,” but it was Zoo Med that lied to customers about the inadequate tanks it peddles for these sensitive animals.

Make Twice the Impact to Help Save an Animal’s Skin

PETA is working to protect dogs, cats, cows, sheep, and other animals from being abused and killed for the fashion industry. Donate now and your gift will have twice the impact!

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Get Your Tickets to the Event of the Summer!

Take a virtual ride with PETA’s fieldworkers, learn how to binge-watch with purpose, open your eyes underwater, stop pet-trade pimps, and more. Grab your spot now!

Don’t Let Jigglypuff and Others Spend Another Year Locked in Texas A&M’s Laboratories

Texas A&M University is warehousing 20 dogs in barren cages, despite PETA’s repeated offers to place them in permanent and loving homes. Demand their freedom today!

Got Friends? PETA Has a ‘Grand’ Opportunity for You

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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Speed Up Treatments, Skip Animal Testing: Support FDA Modernization Act

A landmark bill would revamp FDA rules requiring deadly animal experiments, allowing faster development of lifesaving treatments. Please urge your Congress member to support it.

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TELL CONGRESS: No More Money for Elisabeth Murray's Monkey Terror Lab

Kick off World Week for Animals in Laboratories by helping us stop Elisabeth Murray’s experiments, which have wasted millions of tax dollars and produced zero benefits for monkeys or humans.

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Start Your Morning Right With One of These Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches

You’re just a quick stop away from a warm, savory vegan breakfast sandwich. These chains are serving them up alongside your morning coffee.

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Israel Becomes First Country Ever to Ban Fur, and PETA Helped Make It Happen

Israel just became the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur. Find out how PETA and PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson personally contributed to the historic ban.

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Stop ‘Milking’ Monkey Labor: Take a Crack at Kindness, Publix!

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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Kate del Castillo and PETA Latino to SeaWorld: Stop Sexually Abusing Dolphins

Imagine being immobilized and forcibly impregnated. That’s the reality for female dolphins at SeaWorld, so Kate del Castillo is calling the company out.

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New York Bans Slaughtering Horses Forced to Race, and PETA Celebrates!

This legislative victory comes after hard work by the New York State Humane Association and PETA supporters in New York who contacted their legislators.

VIDEO: Hers, Not Yours: Help SOS Speak Up for Exploited Mothers

If it’s made from dairy, it comes from cows like Dawn. See how students across the country are sharing Dawn’s story to show the world that milk belongs to mothers like her.

Ballsy New PETA Ad Suggests the Perfect Father’s Day Gift: A Neutering

“Don’t let your dog be a deadbeat dad.” Neutering is a routine, affordable surgery that can prevent hundreds of animals from being born.

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PETA Puts Urban Outfitters on Blast at Annual Meeting: Cruel Clothing Must Go!

Fashion shouldn’t be fatal. Join PETA’s bold campaign demanding that Urban Outfitters brands stop selling looks that actually kill.

What Is PETA’s President Doing on Her Birthday?

She’s saving animals, of course! Listen to Ingrid Newkirk’s stories of PETA’s behind-the-scenes work helping animals around the globe, and learn how you can help, too. (Plus, don’t miss her book and movie recommendations!)

Express, Vince, and Other Top Brands Ban Alpaca After PETA Steps In

Thanks to a landmark PETA investigation, more than 50 brands have banned alpaca. Vince’s owner, Vince Holding Corp., is the latest to confirm that it no longer uses the stolen fleece.

PETA's List of LGBTQ+-Owned Brands Will Give You Vegan Pride

Uplift the LGBTQ+ community the vegan way by supporting animal-friendly LGBTQ+-owned brands. These companies are some of PETA's favorites!

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Heat Kills: If You Spot a Chained Dog, Don’t Walk Away—Take Action!

Chains, pens, and high temperatures are a lethal cocktail for dogs. If you encounter an animal left outdoors, here are six ways you can help—and even save their life.

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PETA Victory! Taiwan’s Largest Health Food Company Issues Historic Ban on Animal Testing

Victory for animals! Standard Foods Group, PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats Partner in Taiwan, has issued a historic ban on animal testing after hearing from PETA.

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‘Espresso’ Your Distaste for Starbucks’ Vegan Milk Surcharge

PETA’s ordering a “double shot” and calling for Starbucks to drop the extra charge for vegan milk, helping both animals and the planet. See how you can urge the chain to make the change.

Want to Stop Tests on Animals? We Do, Too—Here’s Our Plan

Compassion and science can go hand in hand. The current system is broken, and PETA’s Research Modernization Deal is here to fix 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