URGENT: Monkeys Need Your Help! As PETA Makes Million-Dollar Offer, Here’s How to Act Now

Charles River Laboratories—a giant supplier of animals to laboratories—is now under federal investigation for alleged monkey-import violations. Any victims must be sent to sanctuary homes.

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Viva la Mexico! See What the PETA Latino Team Did for 450+ Dogs and Cats

PETA Latino has had a tremendous impact on ending animal homelessness in Cancún. Here's how you can help.

Tell Mexican Universities That the Near-Drowning Test Is Junk Science

Two Mexican universities cut off talks with PETA on banning the continued use of the cruel forced swim test. Now, let them hear from you!

Animals in Ukraine Need Your Help!

Teams supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund are working to rescue and care for animals affected by the war in Ukraine and elsewhere. Donate today to help animals in need.



This Place Is ‘Not Safe for Humans or Animals’—but It’s NIH’s Reaction That Will Floor You

Colombian authorities took decisive action after we exposed the wretched treatment of monkeys by these experimenters. You’re going to be outraged when you find out what NIH has done.

A Fate Worse Than Death? Horrifying True Stories From Shelters With ‘No-Kill’ Policies

Dogs, cats, and other animals are suffering because of “no-kill” policies at animal shelters. See what changes need to be made now to start really saving lives—not pretending to on paper.

This Is How PETA Is Dishing Out the Dirt on MSG Maker Ajinomoto

Variety is the spice of life, so check out all the ways PETA is facing off against MSG manufacturer Ajinomoto’s horrifying tests on animals.

Ukraine Update: You’ll Never Guess Where Little Boni is Now

From orphans feeding homeless animals to a little dog getting a chance at a better life, you won’t want to miss these updates from PETA-supported rescuers in Ukraine. Here’s how your Global Compassion Fund support is making all of this possible!

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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.

Why Is This PETA Vice President Banned From NIH’s Campus?

The National Institutes of Health may soon face legal action from PETA after its latest stunt, but the public deserves to know about what’s going on in its laboratories.

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Your Lent Will Go Swimmingly With These Vegan Fish Recipes

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!

Author Jonathan Franzen Explains the Number One Threat to American Birds

Jonathan Franzen joined PETA to talk about the dangers of keeping these companion animals outdoors and a real-life incident that prompted a story in his novel Freedom.

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.

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.

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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.

Nakai’s Body Tells All: Life and Death at SeaWorld Are Hell

After being kept in a barren tank for 21 years, Nakai died at SeaWorld without ever swimming in the ocean. His body tells us what life was really like there.

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Reward Offer Nets Damning Video of Iditarod Winner—Is Disqualification Ahead?

No race is worth a dog’s life. Help us urge the few remaining sponsors of the Iditarod to end their support of the death race.

Watch: This Video on Lobsters and Crabs Will Make You Sea Life in a New Way

Crustaceans form friendships and nurture their 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.

Would You Want Soldiers Who Trained Like This to Protect the Country?

After a decades-long moratorium on this cruel practice, the U.S. Army is permitting it again. Find out what it’s doing and how you can take action to help us stop it.

Now on Audible: ‘Free the Animals’ Special Edition

Urban Outfitters Turns Animals into Fashion Victims

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!

Get Ready, Music City: PETA Scientists Are Heading to Nashville but Not With Guitars …

PETA scientists will present at the Society of Toxicology’s 62nd annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 19 through 23. Here’s what’s on the agenda.

Roll Call for Today’s Students: Change the World for Animals on a Brand-New Website

Are you a young person just starting your animal rights journey, or do you know someone who is? Don’t miss the new peta2 website, as it’ll guide you in all things vegan.

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What Happened After PETA Gave Taiwan a Mouthful About Dental Tests on Animals?

Find out which crude tests on animals will no longer be conducted so that companies can make human health claims for marketing foods and beverages in Taiwan, thanks to your comments.

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PETA Roasts Starbucks for Vegan Milk Surcharge—Here’s What We’ve Been Brewing

Starbucks claims to care about sustainability, but its surcharge for drinks made with vegan milk says otherwise. Help PETA urge the company to do better!

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Ferret Out the Facts: Learn Why PETA’s Taking Aim at an Army Practice

The U.S. Army has been giving PETA the runaround—but what is it trying to hide? Hear from PETA’s Shalin Gala on how we’re working to end the military’s war on animals.

Looking for Vegan Sports Gear for Kids? Here’s How to Knock It Out of the Park

If finding vegan sports gear is your goal, take a page from PETA Kids’ playbook and help your child become an MVP for animals.

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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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“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