Photos: See How PETA Helped Dogs Trapped in Tropical Storm Ophelia’s Path

See how PETA fieldworkers helped “backyard dogs” left outside in Tropical Storm Ophelia’s path when their owners failed to bring them indoors.

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What’s It Like to Raid a Lab? Now You Can Find Out—as a Rabbit

Animal rescues, evil robots, rad rabbits, and more: PETA’s new action-packed game, Bunny Raiders, is available on PS4 and PS5 and free to play now.

You’ll Say ‘Return to Sender’ After Learning What ‘Gift’ the Government Wants to Give NIH

Don’t wait! If you want to stop the National Institutes of Health from getting millions more in taxpayer money to torment monkeys, here’s what you need to do.

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Help Needed for Animals in Laboratories!

Right now, experimenters are poisoning and cutting open dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, and other animals. Your MATCHED gift today will help put an end to their misery.

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Historic Win for Horses! Budweiser Is the King of Tears No Longer, Thanks to PETA

Budweiser has been brewing up a backlash all summer. But PETA is raising a toast to the beer brand after it agreed to stop amputating the tailbones of its iconic Clydesdales.

These Schools’ Labs Are the Worst for Animals—How Much Are You Paying Them?

A new PETA study exposes the worst five violators of animal welfare guidelines among the top publicly funded university laboratories.

When They Found Graf, He Couldn’t Even Walk—See His Rescue Story

Don’t miss how PETA-supported teams in Ukraine saved the lives of Charik, Graf, and many others when all hope seemed lost. Then find out how you can help animals like them!

Gutless Science: The Secrets Behind the U.S.’ Hidden Organ Thieves

Will the next pandemic come from pig organs? Here’s what you need to know about dangerous and deadly animal-to-human organ transplants.

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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.

Will Taxpayers’ Hard-Earned Money Soon Be Safe From Overseas Crooks?

The U.S. government pays foreign labs to addict dogs to opioids, feed mice booze, and cause strokes in monkeys. This landmark legislation can stop all that.

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Why 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.”

Want to Help Stop Tests on Animals? This Is 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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PETA Wins! UniverSoul Finally Stops Jumping Through Hoops and Makes a Major Move

How did PETA get a notoriously cruel circus to end its decades-long record of featuring live-animal acts? Let’s keep the victories coming by urging Shrine circuses to go animal-free, too.

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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50 Things SeaWorld Has Done Since Corky's Capture 50 Years Ago

In many cases, a 50th anniversary is cause for celebration. For Corky the orca, however, five decades of captivity is no reason to party.

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What Is Starbucks’ Vegan Upcharge Costing the Company?

In our second-ever Starbucks shareholder resolution submission, PETA served board members a piping-hot statement that appealed to the company’s interest in increasing profits.

You’ll Jump out of Your Skin After Watching This Star’s New Video

Fashion should be about creativity, not cruelty. Check out how actor Elisabetta Canalis is teaming up with PETA U.K. to help alligators, snakes, and other animals.

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Looking for a New OB/GYN? Not Sow Fast—Read This First

Think you know how outdated OHSU’s OB/GYN program is? PETA’s new billboard shows why you may only know the half of it.

Now on Audible: ‘Free the Animals’ Special Edition

VIDEO: Is H&M Downright Deceptive?

A PETA Asia investigation reveals ducks’ agonizing deaths to make Responsible Down Standard–certified down for suppliers of GAP Inc., Guess, H&M, and others.

Have Experience With Lions, Tigers, and Bears (Oh My!)? Then We Have a Job for 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?

Six Small Businesses Your Whole Family Will Love

Shopping small brands is a great way to support everyday people. Check out some of our faves, which make products that are kind to animals and awesome for kids.

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Calling All College Students: Get Paid to Lead the Charge Against Speciesism  

Want to take your activism up a notch and save animals like it’s your job? If you’re between 18 to 25 and enrolled in a college program, you can apply to become a campus rep for Students Opposing Speciesism. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Here’s What 35 Celebs Want You to Know

To honor the important contributions of Latine people to the animal rights movement, PETA’s naming 35 celebs who are smashing speciesism for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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PHOTOS: Will the Pope Be Bulls’ Friend in a High Place?

PETA U.K.’s papal plea to help bulls took to the streets in France with a display that turned heads and changed hearts

Is Budweiser Back on the Drink Menu? Hear How PETA Achieved Our Latest Win

Budweiser had brewed up a backlash all summer, but now you can crack open a cold one and listen in to find out how PETA helped achieve this victory for Clydesdales.

Why Hollywood’s Top Horror Villains Belong in Elisabeth Murray’s Lab

NIH tried to keep PETA—and you—from learning about Beamish, a monkey imprisoned in the National Institutes of Health’s Maryland laboratory.

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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