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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.
Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles.SeaWorld San Diego 2010 | Martin Wippel | CC by 2.0
Army-funded brain-damage testing on ferrets has ended at Wayne State University. Now PETA is urging the military to ban weapon-wounding tests on all animals.© iStock.com/sestovic
Three times a year, the Mt. Hope Auction crams thousands of animals into severely crowded pens and stacked cages in its barns. Find out how you can help end this nightmare.
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Will H&M finally ditch down after PETA’s latest “bloody” stunt? Keep reading to see what we sent the company’s CEO.
What does “no-kill” really mean? A PETA vice president joined The Animal Welfare Junction podcast to discuss the divisive term.© iStock.com/mihakonceptcom
The podcast takes listeners inside a group that’s impossible to ignore—the world’s most effective animal rights organization.
Actors Theo Rossi, Emilio Rivera, Kate del Castillo, and others react to the chilling reality of animal experimentation.
Horizon Organic suspended its dairy supplier after this PETA exposé. Take a look.
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We’ve rescued big cats from Tiger King hellholes, stopped circuses from exporting endangered animals for their shows, and more. Will you be a part of our next big victory?
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.© iStock.com/olgagorovenko
“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