Oscar de la Renta Bans Fur—the Latest Big-Name Brand to Follow PETA’s Advice

For more than 30 years, PETA, activists, and kind consumers like you urged Oscar de la Renta to ban fur. Look back on the decades of grassroots activism that just resulted in another big win for animals.

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Victory! After Years of Hard Work, PETA Secures a New Life for Exploited Chimpanzees

Six chimpanzees who endured years of deprivation at the defunct Missouri Primate Foundation are now safe at a lush, accredited sanctuary and will never be exploited again—thanks to PETA.

While Texas A&M Lies, More Dogs Die—Help PETA Save the Last 19!

Texas A&M University is spinning more lies to avoid releasing all the remaining dogs from its barren laboratories. Here’s how you can help.

If It’s Too Hot for You, It’s Too Hot for Dogs

Learn how you can help give desperately needed shelter to a neglected “backyard dog” today.

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Joaquin Phoenix, a True ‘Brother Bear,’ Sticks Up for Bears in Traveling Show

The “Bears of Bearadise Ranch” exhibitor is using the connection between bears she exploits and “Brother Bear” as advertising. But the film’s star has a different perspective, one of empathy.

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PETA Uncovers Laboratory Negligence: Monkeys’ Digits and Tails Had to Be Amputated

As temperatures plummeted in Texas last winter, staff at the Southwest National Primate Research Center thought it was a good idea to leave baboons outside to suffer from frostbite.

Taking a Beach Vacation? Keep Summer Safe for Lobsters and Crabs

Crustaceans form friendships and families. But the way humans treat these sensitive individuals will pinch at your heartstrings—and make you switch to delicious vegan lobster rolls and crab cakes instead.

Find Us an Investigative Researcher 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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‘I Am Shocked’: Esteemed Animal Expert Blasts Fright Tests on Monkeys

Bestselling author and animal expert Sy Montgomery says she’s “shocked” by the cruelty that monkeys endure at NIH. You will be, too.

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Try the ‘Cottagecore’ Picnic Trend With These Vegan Dishes

Host a vegan picnic to live out your “cottagecore” dreams—these recipes channel Insta-worthy vibes while being kind to animals.

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Animal Rahat Races to Save Animals After Deadly Floods—Support Its Work!

Massive flooding in India has killed hundreds, and animals are still at risk of starving and being sickened by sewage-contaminated water. Help PETA-supported Animal Rahat save them.

Publix and Walmart Are ‘Shelling’ Out for Forced Monkey Labor—Speak Up Now

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.

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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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Luna the Beluga, a Sexual Abuse Survivor and Marine Park Sufferer, Gives Birth to SeaWorld’s Latest Victim

Workers violated Luna, forcibly impregnating her to create a living prop for the park’s shows. She rejected her first baby. Now this one, her fourth, is doomed to a life of suffering.

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Win-Win for Pigs and Patients: OB/GYN Program Goes Animal-Free After PETA Talks

OB/GYN residents deserve the best education possible. That’s why PETA is working to replace live animals with high-tech simulators in medical training exercises.

Students: Level Up and Hit the Streets for Animal Liberation!

Calling all activists ages 13 to 24: Learn how you can be empowered and inspired to get loud for animals—and get free stuff—at SOS’ virtual summer summit. Register today!

PETA Asia Exposes Olympic-Size Cruelty: Japan’s Eggs From Hen Hell

A shocking PETA Asia exposé reveals hellish conditions for hens at ISE Foods, Japan’s largest egg producer, which is certified to supply the Tokyo Olympics. Take action!

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Join PETA in Telling Urban Outfitters: Cruel Clothing Must Go!

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!

Imagine a Lifetime in Lockdown: You Can Take a Simple Step to Help Birds

Birds are complex, undomesticated animals who suffer greatly when caged in pet stores or homes. Here’s why you should never buy them.

Explore London Like a Local—With an Animal Rights Twist

Can’t wait to travel? Take a virtual tour of the city’s iconic landmarks and relive some of the pivotal animal rights moments in PETA U.K.’s history.

Keep Frogs ‘Hoppy’ This School Year—Dissect a SynFrog, Instead!

Animal dissection is cruel and dangerous. But there’s good news! The SynFrog promises to give tadpoles a “hoppier” future.

Heat Kills: Chained Dogs Need You to Take Action This Summer

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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The podcast takes listeners inside a group that’s impossible to ignore—the world’s most effective animal rights organization.

Want a Job That Can Change the World? Apply to Be a PETA Audio-Visual Producer!

From animal rescue videos to undercover investigative videos, PETA’s audio-visual team produces some of our most riveting, popular, and effective content. Join our team and use your skills to make a difference!

Save Lives, Get Better Results: PETA’s Plan to Update Laboratory Research

PETA 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