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Watch: Another Death at Churchill Downs? PETA Catches the Fatal Fall on Video
Churchill Downs needs a fleet of equine ambulances to carry the fatally wounded horses out of public view.
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U.S. Government’s Confidential Informant Captures Damning Evidence
Just a few chilling minutes caught on hidden camera could mean a long prison sentence for an accused Cambodian official.
8 Celebs Watched What the Wool Industry Does to Animals—Here’s How It Went
Watching celebrities react to undercover footage from the wool industry may have you taking a second look at clothing labels.
Is NIH Funding Criminals?
PETA’s investigation into a disgusting lab led to the largest animal rescue in Colombia’s history. Find out what happened to NIH-bankrolled experimenters next.
What Rescue Teams Just Achieved in Ukraine Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Don’t miss what over 3 million pounds of food, seven transport vehicles, and your support for teams funded by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund did for desperate animals in Ukraine.
The Book That Launched PETA Returns—Here’s How YOU Can Get a Copy
Almost 50 years after Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation was published, the author welcomes readers to revisit the philosophical bombshell that changed the animal rights conversation forever.© Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek
Monkeys Need Your Help! Tell U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Do Its Job
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service needs to protect monkeys from animal experimenters before it’s too late. Here’s what you can do.© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
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How Would Elisabeth Murray Feel in Beamish the Monkey’s Shoes?
NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.
In a Pinch for Dinner? Try These Vegan Crab Recipes
Be kind to crustaceans by trying out these vegan crab recipes, made with surprising ingredients like hearts of palm, mushrooms, and artichokes.© Instagram.com/thevietvegan | © Instagram.com/sweetgreensvegan
What Are Shelters With ‘No-Kill’ Policies Trying to Hide? You’ll Have to See to Believe It
Dogs, cats, and other animals are suffering because of “no-kill” policies at animal shelters. See what changes need to be made now to start really saving lives—not pretending to on paper.
Terry Hurtado Gómez Becomes First Politician Outside U.S. to Win ‘Courage in Leadership’ Award—Here’s Why
A Colombian city council member has won PETA’s Courage in Leadership Award. It’s the first time that this prestigious honor has gone to a politician outside the U.S.© Corporación Autónoma Regional del Valle del Cauca (CVC)
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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Know Someone Who’s Thinking of Visiting SeaWorld? This Will Make Them Say ‘No Tanks’
Learn more about the cruelty of marine parks and discover ways to help animals.
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All Eyes Are on China, but the Next Pandemic Could Start in Your Hometown
The CDC has the power to help prevent the next pandemic—urge it to stop playing with our lives.
Will F1 Give This Sponsorship the Red Flag After PETA U.K. Crashes Event?
Get up to speed on the actions that PETA U.K. has taken against Formula 1 and its connection to a deadly race.
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!
See How PETA’s Rocking the Boat in Latest Move Against the Navy’s Deadly Tests
Take a deep dive into all the ways PETA’s working to stop the U.S. Navy from backpedaling on lifesaving science.
Cap Off Your Senior Year With One of These Messages for Animals
It’s time to get out the vegan craft supplies and stick it to speciesism with an animal rights message for everyone to see on your special day.© Instagram.com/veganasenlaiupi
How Can Guardians Vol. 3 Help Animals? Hint: It’s Not Rocket Science
Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 yet? Come back down to Earth to find out what the movie could do for real animals in labs.© Marvel Studios
PHOTOS: Snip, Snip, Hooray! How PETA Helped 150 Animals in 2 Days
Here’s what happened when PETA and two other shelters teamed up to help animal companions in Galax, Virginia.
Fun in the Sun: 50+ Animal-Friendly Activities for Children
Are you prepping summer activities for your young ones? Don’t sweat it—PETA Kids has your back with over 50 projects to get your family moving, thinking, and practicing compassion.© iStock.com/Rawpixel Ltd
She Was Still Alive—What You Need to Know if You See a Turtle Near a Road
Many turtles are severely injured or killed on roads every year. They can survive for weeks after their shell is crushed. If you see a turtle—injured or not—on or near a road, here’s what to do!
Save Lives, Get Better Results: PETA’s Plan to Update Laboratory Research
Our 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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“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