Killer Conditions: New PETA Asia Live-Animal Market Video Draws Global Attention

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Asia’s deadly live-animal markets are open for business, creating a living hell for animals and putting humans at risk of the next pandemic.

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Club Med Makes Clean Getaway From ABUSEment Parks

After working with PETA France, Club Med is joining a growing list of companies adopting stronger animal welfare policies by refusing to promote marine parks, bullfights, elephant rides, tiger-cub encounters, and more.

PETA Uncovers More Texas A&M University Lies—Is This the School’s Worst Deception Yet?

Texas A&M University is spinning more lies to avoid releasing all the remaining dogs from its barren laboratories. Here’s how you can help.

If It’s Too Hot for You, It’s Too Hot for Dogs

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And PETA’s 2021 ‘Most Beautiful Vegan’ Honor Goes to …

PETA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Most Beautiful Vegan honor by highlighting 20 vegan stars to watch. See whether your favorite made the list!

‘A World of Love for Animals’ Is This Summer’s Inspirational Book

Read about a dog who miraculously survived a volcanic eruption, a donkey who was saved from an abusive life in Jordan, and other uplifting stories in Ingrid Newkirk’s new book.

TELL CONGRESS: No More Money to Abuse Monkeys in Failed Laboratories

Urge your members of Congress to reject additional funding for the National Primate Research Centers—which have only produced pain, misery, and death.

Find Us an Investigative Researcher and We Could Pay You Up to $1,000

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Murray Torments and Kills Monkeys, and They Call Her ‘Loving’ and ‘Kind’

Pro–animal experimentation extremists cheer on Elisabeth Murray’s terror experiments on monkeys—going so far as to say she’s “kind.”

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These Vegan Barbecue Spots Are Smoking Out the Competition

Barbecue is all about the spices and smoke, and all these spots have uncovered the perfect blend of both, without the animal suffering.

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PETA Slams South Korean Officials for Erasure of Racehorse Slaughter Records

From October 2020 to June 2021, more than 900 horses were killed in South Korea. The Korea Racing Authority doesn’t want anyone to know their identities.

Stop ‘Milking’ Monkey Labor: Take a Crack at Kindness, Publix!

In Thailand, terrified monkeys are chained, beaten, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts. Opting for one of these animal-friendly brands could mean saving a life.

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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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Would You Vacation at a Prison? Why People Are Saying ‘No Tanks’ to SeaWorld

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

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Veterans Join PETA in Calling On Military to End Gruesome Beheading Drills

Nineteen veterans have joined PETA in urging an end to the cruel use of animals, who have been killed with bare hands or eaten alive, by Marines during the annual Cobra Gold survival training event.

Taking a Beach Vacation? Keep Summer Safe for Lobsters and Crabs

Crustaceans form friendships and families. But the way humans treat these sensitive individuals will pinch at your heartstrings—and make you switch to delicious vegan lobster rolls and crab cakes instead.

Life in a Cage Is No Life at All—You Can Take a Simple Step to Help Birds

Birds are complex, undomesticated animals who suffer greatly when caged in pet stores or homes. Here’s why you should never buy them.

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Join PETA in Telling Urban Outfitters: Cruel Clothing Must Go!

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!

Heat Waves Are Rolling In, but so Are PETA’s Community Animal Project Fieldworkers

Once upon a “Midnight” dreary? Not for this smiling pup! See how PETA’s field team helped ensure that no one was weak or weary, despite rising summer temperatures.

Students: Level Up and Hit the Streets for Animal Liberation!

Calling all activists ages 13 to 24: Learn how you can be empowered and inspired to get loud for animals—and get free stuff—at SOS’ virtual summer summit. Register today!

PETA Calls On Boston PD to Investigate Lab for Starving, Mutilating Animals

You’ll be shocked when you find out how animals suffer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. PETA is calling for a police investigation.

Heat Kills: Chained Dogs Need You to Take Action This Summer

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.

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A Former Farm Boy’s Personal Trauma Led to a Landmark Book

What does it take for a farm boy to abandon the values drummed into him and be brought to tears in his quest to respect animals? Find out in this touching interview with Jim Mason.

Are You a Creative Audio-Visual Producer? Work for the PETA Foundation and Make a Difference

From animal rescue videos to undercover investigative videos, PETA’s audio-visual team produces some of our most riveting, popular, and effective content. Join our team and use your skills to make a difference!

Testing on Animals Has Been a Giant Failure—but PETA Has a Plan

PETA 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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“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