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What are dogs, cats, and other animals enduring in the U.S. Army’s “classified” weapon-wounding tests? We’re pushing for answers and calling for a ban.
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Monkey experimenters are as opportunistic as they are cruel—and they’ve convinced mainstream reporters this time. Read the REAL story.
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What would happen to your beloved animal companions if a natural or human-made disaster were to strike tomorrow? PETA’s laid out all the steps you need to be prepared.
This is the story of a princess whose life was anything but a fairy tale. She wasn’t born in a castle—she was born in a laboratory.
PETA Asia’s rescue team is on the ground in the Philippines helping the survivors of Typhoon Noru. Learn how you can support their work and save animals’ lives.
Pressure from PETA ended Texas A&M University’s canine MD breeding program in 2019. But then nine healthy dogs were sent to another lab instead of being released for adoption.
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Nick Nack has been imprisoned and experimented on for years in Elisabeth Murray’s NIH laboratory. He’s so distressed that he rips out his own hair.
PETA is proposing a strike on sex with meat-eating men. Men’s diets cause 41% more greenhouse gases than women’s diets.
After a seedy transport company began building a warehouse to hold monkeys doomed to experimentation, we alerted the landowner to the biohazard this posed. Now the company is being evicted.
Prep your vegan menu and learn where to buy all your holiday favorites with PETA’s ultimate guide to hosting a Canadian “ThanksVegan.”
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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Please urge Build-A-Bear to rethink its partnership with SeaWorld and stop endorsing this cruelty.
Cruelty, disease, meaningless experiments, a waste of taxpayer money, and violations of animal welfare laws: The University of Washington’s primate center has it all. Join thousands in calling for its closure.A representation of primates at UW
For more than a century, the public has relied on undercover investigations to expose illegal and cruel practices on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.
Are you a science teacher, or do you work in a science education–related field? You could become a part of a growing movement pushing for education that’s animal-free, safer, and more cost-effective. Find out how to join.
Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.
Microbio Co., a Taiwanese health food producer, has banned experiments on animals following talks with PETA. Find out how to encourage others to follow suit.© iStock.com/olgagorovenko
Food justice is on the menu—and PETA’s serving it up vegan-style to folks across the U.S. Listen in to find out how you can make a difference, too.
This means we’re one big step closer to ending the archaic requirement for tests on animals in drug development. Now, urge your U.S. representative to support this landmark bill.
PETA’s field team staff are essential service providers—they’re our miracle workers. If you think you have the compassion and diligence to be on the front line, we want to hear from you.
Every year, millions of animals are killed for classroom dissection. Order FREE stickers and leaflets to help us end it!
Use this free coloring page to help your little one show their friends just how special cows are and how to replace exploitative, animal-based foods with delicious vegan ones.
“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