We Did It! Canada Goose Ditches Fur After Massive PETA Campaign

PETA supporters, WE DID IT. After a loud, nonstop, years-long PETA campaign, Canada Goose is ending its use of fur!

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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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Testing on Animals Has Been a Giant Failure—but PETA Has a Plan

PETA scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.

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!

PETA Asia Cracks Open Kewpie’s Chicken Abuse—Demand a Switch to Vegan Mayo

After a PETA Asia exposé into Miyapo, reportedly a Kewpie egg supplier, showed that birds were being dropped two stories and put in bags to suffocate, PETA is demanding change.

20 Dogs Want to Capture People’s Hearts, Not Be Held Captive in Cages

Twenty dogs from the school’s failed muscular dystrophy lab remain imprisoned on her campus. Tell her that they deserve to be in loving homes.

PETA Bus Ads Rally Riders Behind Cause of Closing Chinchilla Mill

Sick and injured chinchillas languished in pain and died at Moulton Chinchilla Ranch near Chatfield, Minnesota. PETA’s new ads urge locals to join us in demanding its closure.

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Murray Torments and Kills Monkeys, and They Call Her ‘Loving’ and ‘Kind’

Pro–animal experimentation extremists cheer on Elisabeth Murray’s terror experiments on monkeys—going so far as to say she’s “kind.”

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Summer Weather Calls For Vegan Hot Dogs—Here Are PETA’s Picks

This summer, “ketchup” with friends and family over vegan dogs at one of these top spots.

Shutting Down the Big-Cat Cub-Petting Industry One Park at a Time

The PETA Foundation’s Brittany Peet shares how we’re working to collect our due from “Tiger King” villain Tim Stark and how the remaining sleazy roadside zoos that exploit big cats and other animals could be next.

Kroger Cracks Down on Monkey-Abusing Chaokoh—Keep the Pressure on Publix!

Grocery giant Kroger has suspended its purchases of coconut milk from Chaokoh. Help us keep the pressure on Publix and others to drop monkey-abusing coconut milk!

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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Drugged, Dragged out of Water, and Raped—SeaWorld's Dolphin Abuse Exposed

SeaWorld ended its orca-breeding program, but others there are still sexually abused and forcibly impregnated—as the dolphin who recently gave birth in Orlando may have been.

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PETA Launches Anti-Leather Billboard for NYC Pride—and It’s 70 Feet Tall

PETA unveiled a 70-foot-high billboard in the middle of New York City, reminding people that leather is someone else’s skin and urging everyone to shop vegan.

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HUGE PETA VICTORY: NIH Yanks Funding for Racist Experiment on Mice

Experimenters at the University of Illinois were exposing mice to “episodic aggression” to mimic systemic violence experienced by urban African Americans. Not anymore.

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40 Cows Who Ran Through Los Angeles Suburb Deserve Sanctuary, Not Slaughter

Would you risk it all if your life were on the line? These 40 cows did when they broke free from a slaughterhouse and made a frantic run for it through a Los Angeles suburb.

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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.

Harvard Doctor Blasts Monkey Experiments: NIH ‘Risks Being Left Behind’

Harvard Medical School’s distinguished Dr. John Pawlowski , M.D., Ph.D. is taking a stand against Elisabeth Murray’s traumatizing and pointless monkey fright experiments. Join him!

Own a Vegan Business? Stake Your Claim to a Coveted Spot at PETA’s Conference

Own a vegan business and want to make a bigger impact? Become a virtual exhibit hall vendor or sponsor at PETA’s “Not Your Usual Animal Rights Conference.” Contact us at [email protected] for more information!

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

Call out dairy for what it is: a product of speciesism. These students are on a mission to show the world that a mother’s milk belongs to her. Will you join them?

Heat Kills: Look Out for Chained Dogs This Summer—Their Lives Depend on You!

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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Are You a Creative Audio-Visual Producer? Work for the PETA Foundation and Make a Difference

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!

#HappyPride! PETA Celebrates These Queer Vegan Stars

Which of your favorite LGBTQ+ celebs are also all about animal rights? Check out PETA’s list of famous queer vegans as we continue to celebrate #Pride Month!

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‘Pet’ Chimpanzees Are Ticking Time Bombs, PETA Warned—THIS Is What Happened When Authorities Didn’t Listen

Police shot a chimpanzee named Buck dead after he attacked the daughter of his owner, a woman who had long deprived the highly social animal of the companionship of other chimpanzees.

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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