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Harvard experimenter Margaret Livingstone says she “can’t imagine having more fun” than ripping baby monkeys away from their mothers and sewing their eyelids shut.
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.
The DOJ just indicted alleged members of a smuggling ring that reportedly abducted endangered macaques and shipped them to U.S. labs. See which companies we believe were complicit.
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Solitary confinement, constant thirst, infections, hair loss for more than a decade—this is life for monkeys in Elisabeth Murray’s lab.
PETA’s elves have done the work for you by rounding up some of the best vegan holiday cookie recipes to make for friends, family, and, of course, Santa!© Instagram.com/itdoesnttastelikechicken
Everett’s progressive action is paving the way for more cities to take a similar stand for compassion and superior science.© iStock.com/olgagorovenko
Despite claims to the contrary, monkeys are still being captured, chained, caged, and forced to pick coconuts to fill cans of Thai coconut milk stocked on grocery store shelves. Help stop this!
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.
Dozens of beluga whales have died while imprisoned at SeaWorld parks, but you can help the 17 still stuck there.
A French bulldog’s win in the 2022 National Dog Show is nothing to celebrate. Here’s why it’s nothing short of cruel to breed—or buy—dogs like Winston.
Join Students Opposing Speciesism in using hanger tags to show Urban Outfitters the true cost of animal-derived clothing.
Warning: When you see an American Humane label—such as the “No Animals Were Harmed” film credit—viewer discretion is advised.
Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.
See what Toby the turkey’s mother does to save him from becoming someone’s dinner in PETA’s heartwarming new ad.
After months of warnings from PETA, officials are taking action. Hear from a top primate scientist to find out how, and learn why two macaque species need your help today.
You won’t want to miss your chance to get exclusive PETA merch with a heartwarming message, designed by illustrator Betsy Baytos.
PETA Germany and its partners are committed to feeding 6,500 animals every day and will move mountains to bring them food as long as it is needed. Learn how you can support this work.
PETA is helping to organize workshops, publish reports, and build tools to help researchers who use superior, non-animal methods to boost their work.
Shop ’til you drop and make your kids’ closets a winter wonderland with PETA Kids’ guide.
“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