We Did It! European ‘End Animal Testing’ Initiative Validated With 1.2 Million Signatures

Signed, sealed, and delivered! A total of 1.2 million people banded together to protect rabbits, rats, and others. Find out what’s next for the European citizens’ initiative to end tests on animals.

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Travel to Help Animals—Apply to Work for PETA Today!

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.

PETA: Against All Prejudice—Watch the Video Now

Why must we confidently help end prejudice against ALL, from pigeons to pigs to pig-tailed macaques? Watch Ingrid Newkirk’s moving speech now to find out.

Help a Cold, Neglected Dog This Winter

“Backyard dogs” left outside 24/7 will endure cold, miserable conditions this winter. Help PETA provide them with emergency care and shelter!

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OHSU Gets Voles Drunk, Covers Up Videos, and Gets Caught by PETA

Years of legal wrangling by PETA finally untangled Oregon Health & Science University’s web of lies surrounding an experimenter’s “drunken infidelity” experiments on tiny voles.

More Than 1,650 Animals Rescued From Ukraine—Find Out How You Can Support PETA Germany’s Vital Work 

Learn how a team of PETA Germany rescuers whisked 200 animals out of a bomb-riddled city in the nick of time and how you can support this vital work.

MIT Experimenter Goes Home, Leaves Monkey Restrained for 18 Hours

PETA is calling for the immediate termination of the MIT experimenter who left a monkey restrained for more than 18 hours.

For All Animals, Make Your ‘Veganuary’ Commitment a Lifelong One

They have personalities and preferences, friends and families, hobbies and hearts. Let us introduce you to the animals you’ll save by going vegan.

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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.

Science Suffers as NIH Funds Scofflaw Monkey Supplier for Dubious Tests

Monkeys escape regularly from Alpha Genesis, a supplier of laboratories nationwide, where they also often die due to neglect and incompetence. But NIH keeps giving it money anyway.

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PETA Files Criminal Complaint After Sick, Starving Dogs in Alabama Lab Denied Vet Care

A USDA inspection found that dogs at testing lab Blue Ridge Kennel were so thin that their ribs, backbone, and hip bones were visible. Why is this hellhole still in operation?

4,000 Dogs Rescued, a Guerilla Marketing Food Truck, and Aliens in VR: PETA’s 2022

2022 was an outstanding year for PETA. But until speciesism itself is a thing of the past, we will keep working, pushing, and innovating—into 2023 and beyond.

Start Your Morning Right With One of These Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches

You’re just a quick stop away from a warm, savory vegan breakfast sandwich. These chains are serving them up alongside your morning coffee.

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What PETA Stands For

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

Just How Bad Is SeaWorld? The Death Toll Speaks for Itself

Learn more about the cruelty of marine parks and discover ways to help animals.

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PETA to NIH: How Many HIV Vaccine Failures Before You Stop Killing Monkeys?

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has spent 38 years infecting and killing monkeys in an attempt to develop an effective HIV vaccine. It has failed.

Young Animal Defenders Work Overtime to End Speciesism in 2023

Join Students Opposing Speciesism in making a difference for animals by taking action against oppression throughout January.

PETA Revelations Make Big Headlines: Poached, Diseased Monkeys Imported Into U.S.

Abducted, lab-bound monkeys are being trucked across the U.S. along with the deadly pathogens they carry. As The Guardian reports, one of the pathogens is classified as a bioterrorism agent. The feds must act.

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!

Mouse Set on Fire During Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine

PETA calls out Baylor College of Medicine for chronic violations in its laboratories. Animals were left with gaping wounds after invasive surgeries, were denied pain relief, and more.

Are You a Teacher? Get Our Animal-Friendly Poster Pack for Free

Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, you can order TeachKind’s free animal-friendly posters to brighten your classroom and a student’s day.

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Listen In as PETA Talks Birds: Here’s What You Can Do to Help Them

They mate, they forage, they fly—but keeping birds as “pets” results in huge negative consequences for them and the humans who care for them. PETA Vice President Christina Matthies shares what you can do to help parrots and other birds.

‘Unchain a Dog’ Month: Change a Dog’s Life With These Steps

Chains, pens, and low temperatures are a lethal cocktail for dogs living outdoors. If you encounter an animal left outside, here are ways you can help—and even save their life.

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Parents: Help Your Kind Kid Join This Free Membership Program

Do your kids want to take action for animals but need some encouragement? Help them sign up for our Kind Kid program! They’ll receive a free membership card and monthly ideas for ways to help animals.

Dogs Exploited for Alaska Sled Race Need Your Help: 5 Iditarod Facts to Fuel Your Fire

Shocked that mushers still exploit dogs for sled races in Alaska’s freezing cold? Here are five current Iditarod facts that will move you to take action.

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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 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