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Life wasn’t always “fluffy” for Pancake, who was abandoned and left chained after her owner died of COVID. But then PETA flipped the script. See her now!
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There are a lot of tips that your feline friends want you to know, and cat “auntie” Ingrid Newkirk is here to decode the secrets of cats’ bodies and minds in a virtual talk on her new book. Register now!
It’s been 50 years since the “war on cancer” began, but there is still no cure. A new strategy, one that embraces human-centric, non-animal research methods, is needed.© iStock.com/Marcin Klapczynski
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!
Urban Outraged is a killer shopping experience by PETA that brings new meaning to the question “Who are you wearing?”
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has spent 36 years infecting and killing monkeys to develop an effective HIV vaccine. It has failed.
PETA is urging Del Mar and Santa Anita officials to bar trainer Bob Baffert, pending the outcome of a necropsy and an investigation into Medina Spirit’s death.
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For over 12 years, Guinness has been held in solitary confinement inside a government laboratory. He is so distraught that he rips out his own hair.
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U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle is hosting a congressional briefing on PETA scientists’ plan to modernize research and end animal experiments.© iStock.com/vadimrysev
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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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.
Imprisonment was a nightmare for Amaya and others who died at marine parks. What would their lives have looked like if they had been in their natural habitats?
PETA is urging Anna Wintour and U.S. “Vogue” to follow “Elle” into the 21st century by leaving fur on the animals who were born with it.
As the Biden administration mulls a new director of the National Institutes of Health, let the president know that animal experimentation must end!Sarah Baker
“Feline” festive but not sure what’s safe for cats? From what to buy to how to decorate, PETA’s here to help you and your companion have a holly, jolly Christmas.
On the busiest shopping day of the year, PETA is launching our week of action against Urban Outfitters brands, urging the company to go vegan.
Treat yo’ELF to some family-friendly fun and let your kids know that this compassionate character wants them to skip “naughty” and go straight to “nice” for each other and animals.
In nearly 40 years, tests on monkeys have failed to produce an effective vaccine for HIV. While the world waits for science to modernize, PETA has a plan to help.
With all eyes on Billie Eilish at her first Met Gala, she turned the spotlight onto the plight of animals killed for food and fashion.©Kevin Mazur/MG21 via Getty Images
You Can’t Trust the Label! All 11 ‘Humane-Certified’ Factory Farms PETA Investigated Were Horrifically Cruel
How much more video footage of suffering animals will it take for the ASPCA, HSUS, and Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to stop promoting sham “standards” for factory farms? Find out how you can help.
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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.© iStock.com/filadendron
Coffee and dairy-free cream, please! Hold the surcharge. The dairy industry exploits cows, and these students have had enough.
“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