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Churchill Downs needs a fleet of equine ambulances to carry the fatally wounded horses out of public view.

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See the Stunning Video That Could Put an Alleged Monkey Smuggler Behind Bars

Just a few minutes caught on hidden camera could soon spell the end of monkey trafficking—not to mention a long prison sentence for accused monkey smuggler Masphal Kry.

PHOTOS: Snip, Snip, Hooray! How PETA Helped 150 Animals in 2 Days

Here’s what happened when PETA and two other shelters teamed up to help animal companions in Galax, Virginia.

Killed for Their Skin—Please Help!

Animals are being mercilessly killed for their skin, feathers, and fur—help PETA transform the clothing industry and put an end to the suffering. Give today and your gift will be matched.



Did These Monkey Abusers’ Pile of Legal Troubles Just Get Bigger?

PETA’s investigation into a disgusting lab led to the largest animal rescue in Colombia’s history. Find out what happened to NIH-bankrolled experimenters next.

What Rescue Teams Just Achieved in Ukraine Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Don’t miss what over 3 million pounds of food, seven transport vehicles, and your support for teams funded by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund did for desperate animals in Ukraine.

The Book That Launched PETA Returns—Here’s How YOU Can Get a Copy

Almost 50 years after Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation was published, the author welcomes readers to revisit the philosophical bombshell that changed the animal rights conversation forever.

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Monkeys Need Your Help! Tell U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Do Its Job

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service needs to protect monkeys from animal experimenters before it’s too late. Here’s what you can do.

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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.

How Would Elisabeth Murray Feel in Beamish the Monkey’s Shoes?

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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In a Pinch for Dinner? Try These Vegan Crab Recipes

Be kind to crustaceans by trying out these vegan crab recipes, made with surprising ingredients like hearts of palm, mushrooms, and artichokes.

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What Are Shelters With ‘No-Kill’ Policies Trying to Hide? You’ll Have to See to Believe It

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.

Find Out What James Cromwell Is Calling ‘Not a Tall Order’ for Starbucks

Champion for animals and Succession actor James Cromwell is sending a show-stopping message to Starbucks.

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.

Know Someone Who’s Thinking of Visiting SeaWorld? This Will Make Them Say ‘No Tanks’

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

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Five Companies Just Changed Their Egypt Travel Itineraries—for the Better

After hearing from PETA, several travel companies made the compassionate choice to remove these rides at Giza from their options.


Will F1 Give This Sponsorship the Red Flag After PETA U.K. Crashes Event?

Get up to speed on the actions that PETA U.K. has taken against Formula 1 and its connection to a deadly race.

Now on Audible: ‘Free the Animals’ Special Edition

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!

See How PETA’s Rocking the Boat in Latest Move Against the Navy’s Deadly Tests

Take a deep dive into all the ways PETA’s working to stop the U.S. Navy from backpedaling on lifesaving science.

Cap Off Your Senior Year With One of These Messages for Animals

It’s time to get out the vegan craft supplies and stick it to speciesism with an animal rights message for everyone to see on your special day.


How Can Guardians Vol. 3 Help Animals? Hint: It’s Not Rocket Science

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 yet? Come back down to Earth to find out what the movie could do for real animals in labs.

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Here’s What Can Happen When AI Is Used to Draw Attention to the Suffering of Animals

Curious about PETA’s first AI-generated ad images? Learn why artist Shad Clark used AI to create these striking visuals to help exploited dogs and cows.

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Fun in the Sun: 50+ Animal-Friendly Activities for Children 

Are you prepping summer activities for your young ones? Don’t sweat it—PETA Kids has your back with over 50 projects to get your family moving, thinking, and practicing compassion.  

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She Was Still Alive—Why You Can’t Walk Away From a Turtle Near a Road

Many turtles are severely injured or killed on roads every year. They can survive for weeks after their shell is crushed. If you see a turtle on or near a road—injured or not—here’s what to do!

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