After More Than 50 Years, Lolita Is Going Home!

If Lolita is finally returned to her home waters, there will be cheers around the world, including from PETA supporters, who have demanded her freedom for years.

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This Place Is ‘Not Safe for Humans or Animals’—but It’s NIH’s Reaction That Will Floor You

Colombian authorities took decisive action after we exposed the wretched treatment of monkeys by these experimenters. You’re going to be outraged when you find out what NIH has done.

While Reviews Tank This Tourist Trap, Here’s How You Can Save a Camel’s Life

If you pay for camel rides or photo ops in Egypt, you’re supporting this horror. Watch the shocking footage and make the compassionate choice.

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DO IT NOW: Tell Your Congress Members to Send 1,000 Monkeys to Sanctuary

Please urge your members of Congress to call for the release of 1,000 endangered monkeys to an already waiting, reputable sanctuary. There is no time to waste.

Blue Lobsters Have Better Luck, so PETA Releases Dye Kit to Save Them All

Humans often show empathy to rare blue lobsters, sparing them a violent death. That got PETA wondering, “What if every lobster could be blue?”

PETA’s Hot Take: Who President Biden Should Fire Next—and Why

PETA and a host of other animal rights groups are calling for President Joe Biden to take this urgent action.

Rescuers Return to Turkey to Help Wounded Animals Living Amid Rubble

Nearly two months after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, animal advocates are still risking their own safety to help starving, injured, or pregnant animals. See how PETA’s Global Compassion Fund is helping them.

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Join PETA’s Action Team to hear about protests, events, and volunteer opportunities in your area. You’ll also get tips and ideas to help you advocate for animals.

Would Elisabeth Murray Dare to Take Beamish the Monkey’s Place?

NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.

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You’ll Never Guess How Many Animals These Fieldworkers Have Helped in Cancún

See what happened to Snoopy, Matilda, and other companion dogs after a visit from fieldworkers supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund.

Laoban Was Dead Within Minutes—What Happened to the Doctor Who Killed Him?

Dr. Heather Wharton's reckless behavior killed Laoban. He doesn’t get a second chance, as she does.

Want to Help Animals and Travel the Country? With This Job, You Can

Want a REAL job that makes a difference? Get new experiences, see new places, and make the most of your life—help animals as if it’s your job, because it would be, by applying to be PETA’s traveling campaigner today.

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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PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program is the ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, making the quest for cruelty-free products as easy as pie.

The Medical Evidence That Nakai the Orca’s Life at SeaWorld Was Hell

After being kept in a barren tank for 21 years, Nakai died at SeaWorld without ever swimming in the ocean. His body tells us what life was really like there.

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Celebrate a Vegan Ramadan With 9 Compassionate Recipes

Get ready to crave falafel hot dogs, lentil balls, fattoush, and more. Impress your friends with these vegan recipes from the Middle East, for all to enjoy.

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Over 100 Zebra Finches Were in Dire Straits—This Is How We Saved Their Lives

PETA scientists were key to an international effort to shut down a Swiss experimenter. Learn how we did it.

PETA’s New Ad May Leave Flagstaff Residents Feeling a Little Raw

Here's why meat-eaters in the City of Seven Wonders may be more likely to feel the sting than vegetarians or vegans.

Now on Audible: ‘Free the Animals’ Special Edition

PETA Urges Urban Outfitters Shoppers to Slip Into Something More Ethical

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!

You Reap What You Sow: Why Is PETA Challenging UT’s Vice Chancellor?

You’ll have a fit after seeing what the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is doing to pigs while animal-free models are available. This is how PETA’s taking action.

Here’s How Your Favorite Teacher Could Win Big This Year

If a teacher you know is the cream of the crop when it comes to animal-friendly lessons, TeachKind’s award may be just around the corner.

What’s PETA Got Against This Watermelon Board? You’re In for a Bitter Surprise

The Nation Watermelon Promotion Board is funding something rotten, and PETA is taking action.

You Won’t Believe How PETA Germany Braves the ‘Impossible’ to Rescue Animals in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has torn families apart, but PETA Germany’s rescue volunteers are working hard to reunite as many as possible. Learn how you can support this work.

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Calling All Gen Zers: This Is the Brand-New Website You’ll Need to Change the World

Are you a young person just starting your animal rights journey, or do you know someone who is? Don’t miss the new peta2 website, as it’ll guide you in all things vegan.

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‘Eat Until Your Heart’s Content’: How This Man Lost Almost 300 Pounds

At age 27, Chuck Carroll was so addicted to fast food that he didn’t think he’d see 30. Now, he’s lost 280 pounds and kept it off—here’s how he did it.

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Want to Help Stop Tests on Animals? Find Out How

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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 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