BREAKING: PETA Rescues All Remaining Chimpanzees From Former Breeding Hellhole

At the Missouri Primate Foundation, an eyewitness saw Tammy screaming while searching for the babies who had been stolen from her. Now, she’s living at her true sanctuary home.

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PETA Uncovers More Texas A&M University Lies—Is This the School’s Worst Deception Yet?

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.

Crocs Wins PETA Award for Ditching Leather

Although many of Crocs’ shoes are already leather-free, the company announced that it would drop its nonvegan options by the end of 2021—a compassionate move that follows years of PETA appeals to its executives.

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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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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.

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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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.

TELL CONGRESS: No More Money to Abuse Monkeys in Primate Experimentation Prisons

Urge your members of Congress to reject additional funding for the National Primate Research Centers—which have only produced pain, misery, and death.

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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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Where to Score Everyone's Favorite Appetizer: Vegan Chicken Wings

Get your hands on delicious vegan chicken wings, including barbecue chick'n wings from Gardein, Buffalo wings from MorningStar Farms, and more.

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You Paid For It: Mouse Bursts Into Flames as NIH Labs Reach New Level of Incompetence

Federal reports uncovered by PETA document a disturbing and lengthy record of animal abuse and gross neglect at the hands of inattentive NIH experimenters.

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.

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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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Taiwan’s Third-Largest Health Food Company Bans Animal Tests After PETA Push

After talks with PETA, Vitalon Foods Group—maker of Taiwan’s best-selling brand of sports drink—banned animal tests not explicitly required by law.

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New PETA Asia Footage: The World Has Changed, but Live-Animal Markets Haven’t

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Asia’s deadly live-animal markets are open for business, creating a living hell for animals and putting humans at risk of the next pandemic.

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.

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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!

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

Texas A&M University claims that it will let the dogs from its canine muscular dystrophy laboratory go—so what’s stopping it? Help PETA get the last 19 out of the labs and into laps.

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.

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.

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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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!

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!

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