Breaking PETA Exposé: U.S. Army Wounds Dogs, Cats, and Others With YOUR Tax Dollars

What are dogs, cats, and other animals enduring in the U.S. Army’s “classified” weapon-wounding tests? We’re pushing for answers and calling for a ban.

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Monkey Shortage? The Dastardly New Myth

Monkey experimenters are as opportunistic as they are cruel—and they’ve convinced mainstream reporters this time. Read the REAL story.

Students Opposing Speciesism and ‘Don’t Eat The Homies’ Team Up to Save Animals

Be on the right side of history—go vegan and rep animal rights with the SOS x Don’t Eat The Homies collab tee. Get yours today!

MATCHING Offer to Help Stop Animal Testing

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The Time to Prepare for a Disaster Is NOW—Don’t Wait

What would happen to your beloved animal companions if a natural or human-made disaster were to strike tomorrow? PETA’s laid out all the steps you need to be prepared.

Princess Was a Mother, Prisoner, and Victim of the WNPRC—See Her Story

This is the story of a princess whose life was anything but a fairy tale. She wasn’t born in a castle—she was born in a laboratory.

As Hurricane Ian Pummels the U.S., PETA Asia Helps Animals After Typhoon

PETA Asia’s rescue team is on the ground in the Philippines helping the survivors of Typhoon Noru. Learn how you can support their work and save animals’ lives.

Addicted to Torment: When Will Texas A&M Release the Nine Healthy Dogs It No Longer Wants?

Pressure from PETA ended Texas A&M University’s canine MD breeding program in 2019. But then nine healthy dogs were sent to another lab instead of being released for adoption.

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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.

Caged, Cut Open, and Traumatized: Meet Nick Nack, a Monkey Imprisoned at NIH

Nick Nack has been imprisoned and experimented on for years in Elisabeth Murray’s NIH laboratory. He’s so distressed that he rips out his own hair.

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PETA Calls For a Strike on Sex With Meat-Eating Men

PETA is proposing a strike on sex with meat-eating men. Men’s diets cause 41% more greenhouse gases than women’s diets.

PETA Victory! Prison for Lab-Bound Monkeys Won’t Be Built

After a seedy transport company began building a warehouse to hold monkeys doomed to experimentation, we alerted the landowner to the biohazard this posed. Now the company is being evicted.

Planning a Canadian ‘ThanksVegan’ Is as Easy as (Vegan) Pumpkin Pie

Prep your vegan menu and learn where to buy all your holiday favorites with PETA’s ultimate guide to hosting a Canadian “ThanksVegan.”

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.

Urge Build-A-Bear to Stuff Its Cruel SeaWorld Partnership

Please urge Build-A-Bear to rethink its partnership with SeaWorld and stop endorsing this cruelty.

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Go Inside This Prison Where Babies Are Torn Away From Their Mothers, Tormented, and Killed

Cruelty, disease, meaningless experiments, a waste of taxpayer money, and violations of animal welfare laws: The University of Washington’s primate center has it all. Join thousands in calling for its closure.

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Win! PETA and Coalition of Advocacy Groups Defeat Iowa ‘Ag-Gag’ Law in Court

For more than a century, the public has relied on undercover investigations to expose illegal and cruel practices on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

‘Cut Out Dissection’ Month: Help Raise the Bar for Science Education

Are you a science teacher, or do you work in a science education–related field? You could become a part of a growing movement pushing for education that’s animal-free, safer, and more cost-effective. Find out how to join.

Now on Audible: ‘Free the Animals’ Special Edition

Urban Outfitters Turns Animals into Fashion Victims. Speak Up!

Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.

A Toast to Life! PETA Pushes Another Taiwanese Health Company to Drop Tests on Animals

Microbio Co., a Taiwanese health food producer, has banned experiments on animals following talks with PETA. Find out how to encourage others to follow suit.

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Listen In: What’s a ‘Food Desert’—and Why Does It Matter to Animals and You?

Food justice is on the menu—and PETA’s serving it up vegan-style to folks across the U.S. Listen in to find out how you can make a difference, too.

Huge News! Senate Passes FDA Modernization Act

This means we’re one big step closer to ending the archaic requirement for tests on animals in drug development. Now, urge your U.S. representative to support this landmark bill.

VIDEO: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Fieldworker for PETA?

PETA’s field team staff are essential service providers—they’re our miracle workers. If you think you have the compassion and diligence to be on the front line, we want to hear from you.

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Students: Don’t Just Opt Out—End Animal Dissection at Your School

Every year, millions of animals are killed for classroom dissection. Order FREE stickers and leaflets to help us end it!

Coloring With Kindness: Help Kids Share a Special Message About Cows

Use this free coloring page to help your little one show their friends just how special cows are and how to replace exploitative, animal-based foods with delicious vegan ones.

Can Compassion and Science Go Hand in Hand? Yes! 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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