PETA Mourns Mali, the Elephant Who Spent Decades Alone at the Manila Zoo

Because of indifference and greed, Mali the elephant died the same way she had lived for nearly 50 years: alone in a concrete pen at the Manila Zoo.

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It Was Like a Death Trap From Saw—but How Did It Happen at an Airport?

JKL Secure Freight left more than 300 monkeys in crates on an airport tarmac for more than 90 minutes. And then things got even worse.

Caught on Camera: Watch Rescuers in Ukraine Pull Off One of the Most Dangerous Missions Yet

Two hundred terrified animals on a farm in Ukraine saw their home torn apart, one blast at a time. Watch as a PETA-supported team braves a drone attack to get everyone out alive!

Deadline Extended: TRIPLE Your Impact for Animals

The #GivingTuesday Challenge has been EXTENDED until midnight! If you chip in now, every dollar you donate will go three times as far for animals. Please join us—dogs, cats, monkeys, pigs, and other animals need your help.

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NIH Has Been Fueling a Ring of Killers With Your Cash—You Can Help Stop It

For years, NIH has been letting you foot the bill for people who are in the business of killing in foreign lands. The CARGO Act can end this reign of terror.

You Can Save Lives This Winter

“Backyard dogs” may not make it through the winter. Send an emergency care package today and help a dog survive winter’s worst.

PETA’s Viral Video Is Making People Blush—Are Your Cosmetics on This List?

Check out just a few of the thousands of companies in our cruelty-free cosmetics database to help ensure that your stocking stuffers are kind to animals.

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The Adventure of a Lifetime Is Just a Bid Away! 

Learn how you could win an adventure like no other at a resort in Guatemala. Bid today on this and other items to help animals in PETA’s end-of-year auction. 

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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.

NIMH Has Found Dozens of Ways to Harm Animals—Here’s One Thing It Hasn’t Found

America’s leading agency for research on mental disorders has spent decades wasting your money. Instead of finding cures, here’s what it’s funding instead.

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Yule Give Your Christmas Menu a Spruce-Up After Watching Tessa the Turkey’s Video

A young turkey’s cheery musical number is cut short in this jaw-dropping video.

This Drag Race Contestant Is Feline Fine and Helping to Fix a Huge Issue Cats Face

Victoria Scone, an international star from multiple RuPaul’s Drag Race franchises, has joined PETA U.K. for a special campaign—and it’s the cat’s meow.

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PETA's Vegan Bakery List Is All You Knead to Find Sweet Treats Near You

This is the vegan bakery guide you’ve been looking for. Let’s take a trip through the U.S. to find some mouthwatering treats.

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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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Abducted From Her Family: Corky's Story Will Break Your Heart

Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles.

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PETA Wins for Ferrets! Now Here’s What the Army Must Do—on the Double

Army-funded brain-damage testing on ferrets has ended at Wayne State University. Now PETA is urging the military to ban weapon-wounding tests on all animals.

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PETA Deems This Town the Worst in the U.S. for Animals—Find Out Why

Three times a year, the Mt. Hope Auction crams thousands of animals into severely crowded pens and stacked cages in its barns. Find out how you can help end this nightmare.

Can Holiday Decorations Harm Animals? 12 Animal-Friendly Decor Tips

Follow these 12 tips for animal-friendly decor that will keep everyone in your home safe during the holidays.

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If H&M Really Cares About Birds, Here’s What It Needs to Do 

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

Do You Know How ‘No-Kill’ Policies Are Killing Animals?

What does “no-kill” really mean? A PETA vice president joined The Animal Welfare Junction podcast to discuss the divisive term.

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Go Behind the Scenes at PETA With Our New Podcast

The podcast takes listeners inside a group that’s impossible to ignore—the world’s most effective animal rights organization.

Celebrities Watch Animal Testing Videos—Their Reactions Will Haunt You

Actors Theo Rossi, Emilio Rivera, Kate del Castillo, and others react to the chilling reality of animal experimentation.

What’s an Organic Dairy Farm Like? This Cow Is Struggling Not to Drown in Fecal Soup

Horizon Organic suspended its dairy supplier after this PETA exposé. Take a look.

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Shopping Clothing Sales for Your Kids? Avoid These Pitfalls

Shop ’til you drop and make your kids’ closets a winter wonderland with PETA Kids’ guide.

Your New Job Could Help Us Shut Down the Next ‘Tiger King’

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?

Save Lives, Get Better Results: 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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“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