PETA Monkey Defenders Swarm University of Washington: Shut Down the WaNPRC!

For 60 years, the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has exploited monkeys in traumatic, painful, and irrelevant experiments supported by the University of Washington (UW).

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You’re Invited to ‘Animalkind’—an All-New FREE Talk With Ingrid Newkirk

Prepare to be wowed as PETA’s president shares new stories about animals from her book “Animalkind.” You’ll never guess which mystery animal she’ll be spotlighting, although you’ll hear about more than one. Register for free now!

Celebrate Father’s Day With a New Tradition That’s off the Hook

Fish feel pain, too! And if your family usually celebrates Father’s Day by accompanying Dad to the local fishing hole, this will help you start a kinder tradition.

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!

‘Tiger King’ Villain Tim Stark Keeps Hitting New Lows, and PETA Keeps On Winning

A court has ordered Tim Stark to pay $733,997.70 in additional legal fees and costs to PETA following our successful Endangered Species Act lawsuit against the big-cat torturer.

Texas A&M’s New President Needs to Hear From You

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.

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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TELL CONGRESS: No More Money for Elisabeth Murray's Monkey Terror Lab

Kick off World Week for Animals in Laboratories by helping us stop Elisabeth Murray’s experiments, which have wasted millions of tax dollars and produced zero benefits for monkeys or humans.

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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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Speed Up Treatments, Skip Animal Testing: Support FDA Modernization Act

A landmark bill would revamp FDA rules requiring deadly animal experiments, allowing faster development of lifesaving treatments. Please urge your Congress member to support it.

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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Kate del Castillo and PETA Latino to SeaWorld: Stop Sexually Abusing Dolphins

Imagine being immobilized and forcibly impregnated. That’s the reality for female dolphins at SeaWorld, so Kate del Castillo is calling the company out.

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Ballsy New PETA Ad Suggests the Perfect Father’s Day Gift: A Neutering

“Don’t let your dog be a deadbeat dad.” Neutering is a routine, affordable surgery that can prevent hundreds of animals from being born.

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!

Progress! New Electric Carts Will Lighten the Load for Horses at Petra

Thanks to PETA Asia, the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority is launching a fleet of electric vehicles to replace horse-drawn carriages. Learn why this change matters, and find out what you can do to help all the animals suffering at Petra.

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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.

#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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10 Gruesome Experiments on Animals, Pulled From PETA’s ‘Without Consent’ Timeline

Pfizer injects horses with snake venom? PETA is listing (just) 10 examples of gruesome experiments on animals from the last 100 years that will shock you.

Israel Becomes First Country Ever to Ban Fur, and PETA Helped Make It Happen

Israel just became the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur. Find out how PETA and PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson personally contributed to the historic ban.

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Heat Kills: Step Up for Chained Dogs This Summer With These 6 Actions

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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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?

Want to Stop Tests on Animals? We Do, Too—Here’s Our Plan

Compassion and science can go hand in hand. The current system is broken, and PETA’s Research Modernization Deal is here to fix it.

What Is PETA’s President Doing on Her Birthday?

She’s saving animals, of course! Listen to Ingrid Newkirk’s stories of PETA’s behind-the-scenes work helping animals around the globe, and learn how you can help, too. (Plus, don’t miss her book and movie recommendations!)

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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