This Compassionate Filmmaker and Marvelous Adoption Advocate Is PETA’s 2023 Person of the Year!

PETA’s honoring THIS Hollywood big “gunn” as our 2023 Person of the Year for his MARVELous commitment to championing animal rights!

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Why Iran’s Rocket Launch Is One Giant Leap Backward for Humankind

Will the Iranian Space Agency come back down to Earth for real science? The fate of the animals trapped inside its rocket and others in the future may depend on it.

Animals Don’t Wage Wars, but They Suffer in Them

In her video address, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk appeals for an end to violence for all—including our fellow animals—based on understanding and empathy.

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NIH Has Been Fueling a Ring of Killers With Your Cash—You Can Help Stop It

For years, NIH has been letting you foot the bill for people who are in the business of killing in foreign lands. The CARGO Act can end this reign of terror.

Rescuers in Action: Watch Pregnant Horse Maria’s Jaw-Dropping Escape From Death

As bombs tore apart her home in Ukraine, a pregnant horse desperately attempted to escape an explosion. Watch as PETA-supported teams come to her rescue.

A Shipment Like No Other Could Be the Tipping Point for This Deadly Disease

PETA has been warning the CDC that importing thousands of monkeys from overseas is like playing with a ticking time bomb. Now we’ve been proved right.

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You Can Save Lives This Winter With a Few Easy Clicks

Plummeting temperatures can be deadly for a “backyard dog.” Please send an emergency care package today while your donation will be matched up to our $60,000 goal!

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Bill Maher’s New Rule for Latest NIH Director Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Comedian Bill Maher partners with PETA to expose the National Institutes of Health’s annual $19 billion animal-killing machine.

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The Sponsors Have Spoken: Will Hadi Shrine Circus Finally Go Animal-Free?

Victory! Another top sponsor has cut ties with the cruel Hadi Shrine Circus. You won't believe what the owner of the company said to PETA.

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate With These 8 Animal-Friendly Holiday Tips

From guilt-free gelt to animal-free accessories, get into the Hanukkah spirit with PETA’s vegan holiday recipes and gift ideas.

Poet, Dreamer, Animal Rights Advocate: Goodbye to Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah used his keen observations to make the world better for all animals, including humans.

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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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4 Gifts Corky Hasn’t Had for 53 Christmases

Corky has missed 53 Christmases with family while being held captive in tiny marine park tanks. These 4 presents would mean the world to her.

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From Pond to Plate: See What PETA Asia Caught on Camera in the Frog-Leg Industry

PETA Asia exposes the hidden horrors of the frog-leg trade. Learn how you can make a difference.

Chained Protesters Have a Life-or-Death Message for Liberty Media

Will Liberty Media stop supporting the deadly Iditarod race? Chained PETA supporters encased their feet in cement during the latest protest. Find out what you can do to help.

Yule Give Your Christmas Menu a Spruce-Up After Watching Tessa the Turkey’s Video

A young turkey’s cheery musical number is cut short in this shocking video.

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If H&M Really Cares About Birds, Here’s What It Needs to Do 

Will H&M finally ditch down after PETA’s latest “bloody” stunt? Keep reading to see what we sent the company’s CEO.

Listen In: Cutting the Reins on a Christmas Tragedy

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening … to animal abuse? PETA Foundation Director Debbie Metzler shares how to be a dear friend to reindeer this season.

Great News! UGG Makes a Ewe-Turn on These Claims After PETA’s Warning

After PETA sent a cease-and-desist letter to UGG over humane washing, the company dropped certain misleading claims from its website. Learn how you can urge UGG to be truly humane to sheep and other animals.

Did Your Pick Win a 2023 peta2 Libby Award? See the Results Now 

This year’s winners of peta2’s annual Libby Awards have been announced! Check out which brands, celebrities, and companies took top honors and how they’re helping animals.

From A(da) to Z(oe), PETA’s 2023 In-House Adoptions Sparked Joy: Where Are They Now?

What better way to ring in the new year than with a trip down memory lane? See a few of the animals rescued by PETA in 2023 who will celebrate the season in perfect, permanent homes.

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Have a Passion for Helping Kids Learn About Animals? This Job Is for You

Does traveling around the U.S. teaching children the importance of being kind to animals sound like a dream job? Make it a reality!

Save Lives, Get Better Results: This Is 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.

Have Your Elf a Merry Little Christmas With 16 ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Ideas From PETA Kids

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.

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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