Elephant’s Desperate Attempt to Get Away Shows Why Tourist Rides Must Stop

The more than 100 elephants forced to give rides to tourists at Amber Fort endure a nightmare that begins when they’re torn away from their mothers as babies.

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WATCH: What’s Sow Shocking About PETA U.K.’s New Cartoon?

A beaming father and his young daughters are about to tuck into a meaty breakfast when the curious girls ask about their father’s job.

A Greeting Card Like No Other: Find Out What PETA Sent to Canada’s Prime Minister

The U.S. has essentially stopped the importation of monkeys from Cambodia over health and other concerns, but Canadian officials continue this dangerous practice.

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Dogs Are Running for Their Lives

The Iditarod death race is a nightmare for dogs. Forced to run for about 1,000 miles through subzero temperatures, some may not make it to the finish line. We need your help to end the terror.

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PETA Arrives in Alaska to Shine a Light on the Deadly Iditarod—See Photos Now

Make no mistake: Dogs used in the 2024 Iditarod will suffer badly. PETA’s reporting the latest news from the deadly Alaskan race.

You’re Invited! Ingrid Newkirk Flips Everything You Knew About Animal Rights on Its Head

See PETA’s president in person! After this event, you’ll have a new spring in your step, knowing you’re an integral part of the “all” in “all together now.” See a list of all upcoming tour stops and get your tickets here.

The Lies and Labs on Your Tab: What’s NIH Doing With Your Taxes?

PETA has found even more reasons to urge your legislators to act. Let’s save lives and stop the National Institutes of Health from using our tax money to fund foreign laboratories.

Rescuers’ Herculean Efforts Continue After Two Years—Get a Glimpse at Their Wins

After 17,520 hours of rockets, destruction, and suffering, PETA-supported teams continue to move mountains for animals in Ukraine. Learn what they’ve accomplished in two years.

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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.

A Tiny Town Needs Your Help to Stop the Largest U.S. Monkey Prison

Tell Georgia officials to reconsider a plan for the largest monkey prison in the U.S. before a single shovel breaks ground.

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Meet Cookie: This Is What the Entertainment Industry Does to Animals

What do Cruella, Lady and the Tramp, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Strays have in common? Find out via PETA’s new investigation into Atlanta Film Animals.

Gill-Free and Guilt-Free! 17 Vegan Fish Recipes for Lent

With these vegan fish recipes, you can let fish swim in peace while you still hang on to the taste. Don’t get caught not trying them during Lent this year!

Watch PETA U.K. Crash Paris Fashion Week in This Udderly Unforgettable Video

PETA U.K. is urging brand Victoria Beckham to embrace eco-friendly innovations, such as high-end leather made from apples, grapes, pineapples, mushrooms, and more.

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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Help Free Corky, the Longest-Held Captive Orca in the World

Corky is the longest-held captive orca in history, and time is running out. Will you take action?

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Victory! Taiwan’s Foods and Beverages Just Got Even More Delicious After PETA’s Recent Win

You’ve helped PETA usher food and beverage testing in Taiwan into a new era—thanks to your comments, baby rats’ lives will now be spared.

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Saved From Slaughter: How ‘My Elusive Dream’ Is Now Living the Dream

VIDEO: American racehorse My Elusive Dream was moments away from slaughter when PETA swooped in to save her. See where she is now.

UW-Madison’s Experiment Plans Would Make Freddy Krueger Hide Under the Covers

Experimenters at the University of Wisconsin–Madison want to startle tiny monkeys awake, over and over. Act now to prevent this nightmare!

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What Is H&M Trying to Hide About Its Clothing?

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

VIDEO: This Spanish Actor Is Going Au Naturel to Help Bulls

PETA Latino’s new ad is being placed in the heart of Spain. Will the country heed the call for harmony, for bulls’ sake?

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Are You a Top-of-the-Line Captive-Wildlife Veterinarian? We Need You!

We’ve rescued big cats from Tiger King hellholes, stopped circuses from exporting endangered animals for their shows, and more. Will you be a part of our next big victory?

This Film Is What Compassionate People of Faith Have Long Waited For

Christspiracy provides compelling, evidence-backed revelations about “the biggest cover-up in 2,000 years.”

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VIDEO: Rescued! How PETA Found a Home for a Hound Exploited by a Blood Bank

The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank is under fire following a damning PETA undercover investigation. Discover Kolbie the dog’s rescue story.

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Parents: Encourage Your Kids to ‘Stick’ Up for Animals

Want to help your kids get more active for animals? PETA Kids’ free stickers can help your young ones share their compassion for animals with classmates and friends.

PETA’s Guide to Sandworms & Spice: Ethical Eating in the Dune Universe

We don’t have to wait for the year 10191 to make our world a kinder place. How to bring some Fremen values to Earth and learn from their faults.

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10 Animal-Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Show animals why they’re lucky to have you on their side. Check out the top 10 animal-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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“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