Auction Block or Chopping Block? For These Animals Being Sold Like Furniture, It’s One in the Same (PETA Video Exposé)

The Shelby Alternative Livestock Auction is hell on Earth for animals, including a baby goat who was slammed into the side of a pen.

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PETA Exclusive: Crash Witness Exposed to Monkey Saliva Develops Cough, Eye Infection

After lab-bound monkeys were thrown from a truck after a violent crash last week, onlookers stepped in feces and peered into crates. One woman got an eyeful of spit.

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A Banner Year for Animal Liberation: PETA’s Unstoppable Wins in 2021! (Video)

PETA won big in 2021: We pushed Taiwan to stop drowning and shocking animals, Canada Goose to ditch fur, ExxonMobil to end its Iditarod sponsorship, and more!

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PETA members power work that’s changing the world for animals. Extend your membership now and help make this a landmark year for animal rights!

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Chained Dogs Need Help This Winter—Will You Take These Steps? 

Chains, pens, and low temperatures are a lethal cocktail for dogs living outdoors. If you encounter an animal left outside, here are six ways you can help—and even save their life.

You Helped! Abuser Who Left Dogs to Freeze Charged With Felony Thanks to PETA Supporters

Thanks to a PETA investigation, persistent campaigning, and your support, we’re closer to ensuring no more dogs will suffer at the hands of this backyard breeder!

Help Someone Go Vegan for Animals’ Sake With PETA’s 21 Tips

From offering a vegan baking cheat sheet to showing you how to find dairy-free cheese that shreds, melts, and satisfies, PETA’s making “Veganuary” even easier with daily tips and actions.

PETA to Wamos Air: Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths Makes You a Despicable Outlier

PETA has received reports that this Spanish airline has transported another shipment of monkeys to U.S. laboratories. Tell Wamos Air what you think of this sordid trade.

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Who Is Beamish? Meet a Monkey Used in Elisabeth Murray’s Laboratory

Beamish is a monkey born into laboratory experimentation. Sixteen years later, he’s still being experimented on, currently in Elisabeth Murray’s monkey fright lab.

Why Should Animals Have Rights?

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.

Help Get the Remaining 19 Dogs out of Texas A&M’s Labs—and Into Laps

Texas A&M University is shuffling healthy dogs between laboratories and simply watching as ill dogs get sicker. After hearing from PETA, the feds are investigating.

No One Likes a Cold Heart—Join Alicia Silverstone and PETA for a #WoolFreeWinter

Actor Alicia Silverstone has detailed the cruelty of the wool industry in a new radio ad for PETA. See how you can help push for a #WoolFreeWinter.

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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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Urge Build-A-Bear to Stuff Its Cruel SeaWorld Partnership

Please urge Build-A-Bear to rethink its partnership with SeaWorld and stop endorsing this cruelty.

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Make a Career Out of Helping Neglected Animals—Apply to Be a PETA Fieldworker Today

PETA’s field team staff are essential service providers—they’re our miracle workers. If you think you have the compassion and diligence to be on the front line, we want to hear from you.

Animals Are Not Warehouses for Spare Parts for Humans

Behind the attention-grabbing xenotransplantation headlines are secret closets filled with butchered, suffering monkeys and tormented, genetically manipulated pigs.

The 2022 Iditarod Hasn’t Even Started Yet, and Already at Least One Dog Has Been Killed

The dog-sledding industry is rife with dangers for dogs, including being hit by vehicles. PETA’s urging Jaye Foucher to drop out of the Iditarod and racing altogether, before someone else is killed.

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PETA Crashes URBN CEO’s Birthday to Deliver a Message for Animals: ‘No Birthday for Me Because of You’

On the birthday of Sheila Harrington, a CEO of Urban Outfitters brands, PETA crashed the party in behalf of animals killed for clothing.

Beagles Deprived of Food and Crushed: PETA Exposes NIH Supplier’s Puppy Factory Farm

Video: Thousands of beagle dogs and puppies are confined to barren kennels and cages 24/7 at a factory farm that sells them for experimentation. Help them today!

High School Teachers: Get the Latest Tips on Bringing Animal Rights Into the Classroom

TeachKind’s “Challenging Assumptions” curriculum will make discussing social justice issues with high school students easier and more effective. Get your free kit today!

Listen In: PETA’s Plan to Drive ‘Frankenscience’ out of Town

What you need to know about pig organ “transplants,” “transgender” monkey tests, and what PETA is doing to stop them.

‘Unchain a Dog’ Month: One Team Helps Animals When No One Else Will—Watch for Free on Prime Video

In a film from executive producer Anjelica Huston, follow people who bring shelter, food, care, and more to animals in need. “Breaking the Chain” is available on most streaming platforms.

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Students: Be a Party Animal at a Venue Where Animals Aren’t Prisoners

If your school is planning to hold an event like prom at SeaWorld or another marine park or dubious aquarium, here are the steps you can take to get it moved to a different location.

Get Crafty With Your Kids and Make Beds for Dogs and Cats in Need

Help kids help animals. Use this step-by-step guide to make creative, comfy beds for the dogs and cats at your local animal shelter—or your animal companions.

Find Us an Administrative Assistant 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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 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