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Historic PETA Victory! Judge Bars Envigo From Breeding, Selling Dogs and Nearly 150 Beagles Rescued From the Prison-Like Facility
Is this the beginning of the end for Envigo? Following our exposé, lobbying for legislation in Virginia, and more, the U.S. Department of Justice has seized beagles in “acute distress” from the factory farm’s cages.
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As the bodies continue to pile up in the laboratories of the University of Minnesota, PETA demands a criminal investigation.
Get your hands on the revised and expanded 30th anniversary edition of “Free the Animals”—a thrilling animal rights classic with a new foreword by activist and award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix.© StarMaxInc.com
Forced out of the animal exploitation business, Ringling Bros. had two choices: reinvent itself or fold. And with one notable change, the company may just come out on (the big) top.
Our scientists have a plan to phase out animal tests and improve research for human health. See our Research Modernization Deal here.
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.
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.
Burberry has banned exotic skins following campaigns by PETA entities. Will Hermès, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton be next?© iStock.com/MarkKostich
We need your help to make sure the airline knows people won’t stand for more monkeys being yanked from their families and used in painful, worthless experiments.
Authentic flavors abound at these vegan-friendly Latine-owned restaurants. PETA Latino has found some of the best nationwide.© Instagram.com/cenavegan
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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.
Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles.SeaWorld San Diego 2010 | Martin Wippel | CC by 2.0
Hatching chicks in classrooms isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. That’s why PETA’s TeachKind has put together humane and educational lessons that are sure to be a hit with young learners.
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 on or near a road—injured or not—here’s what to do!
James Cromwell went viral after joining PETA’s sticky protest at Starbucks. Listen in to find out why the award-winning actor is spilling the beans about the coffee chain’s hypocrisy.© StarMaxInc.com
In some of the country’s highest-ranked college towns, PETA placed bold ads reminding Urban Outfitters shoppers to make kinder purchases.
Quintana Roo commissioners are leading the rest of the world by example by enacting laws that protect animals and keep abusive industries in check. Let’s persuade U.S. officials to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act next!
Our attitude toward animals has greatly evolved since many nursery rhymes were written, but are you still singing about taking a sheep’s wool and cutting off mice’s tails with a carving knife?
“To see the workers torture these animals is infuriating.” So why do PETA investigators persist? Two words: Animal liberation.
Chains, pens, and high temperatures are a lethal cocktail for dogs. If you encounter an animal left outdoors, here are six ways you can help—and even save their life.
University of Washington Primate Center Piles Up Dozens of Monkey Deaths Even Before Experiments Begin
We knew it was bad. But documents recently obtained by PETA detail how truly nightmarish conditions are for monkeys imprisoned at the Washington National Primate Research Center.A representation of primates at UW
Calling all college students: Want to make the world a better place for animals and get paid to do it? Apply to become a Students Opposing Speciesism campus rep today!
“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