We Did It! All 4,000 Beagles at Envigo Will Get a Chance to Find a Family at Last

Thanks to PETA supporters like you, not only is dog-breeding hellhole Envigo closing its doors, all the remaining beagles will also be spared torment in laboratories.

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Fauci Funds Absurd Experiment to Try to Make Male Monkeys Transgender

An NIH agency spent $205,000 to “feminize” male monkeys with hormones, supposedly to study HIV transmission in transgender women. Why not enroll transgender women in a study that might actually help them?

Faded From the News but Still in the Thick of War: Do Not Forget Them

PETA Germany’s rescue team is helping dogs like Lucky survive the war in Ukraine and find loving new homes. Learn how you can support this vital work.

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MASSIVE VICTORY! Air France to Ground Shipments of Monkeys Following Mile-High PETA Campaign

Following a decade-long PETA campaign, Air France has announced that it will end its transport of monkeys to laboratories. This move deals another death blow to the miserable animal experimentation industry.

VIDEO: FREE the Animals! Watch the Rescue Stories of Britches, Prince, and Others

Never-before-released footage and insight come directly from Ingrid Newkirk in a new video that highlights intense stories from the 30th anniversary edition of “Free the Animals.”

PETA Files USDA Petition Over Bogus ‘Humane’ Meat Labels

The only “humane” meal is a vegan one. PETA is calling on the feds to amend rules and stop certifying bogus claims about animals raised for food.

Pants on Fire: Texas A&M Refuses to Keep Its Promise to Release Nine Dogs  

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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If Monkeys Believed in God, the Devil Would Look Like Elisabeth Murray

Federal documents reveal apparent violations of the law. It's time to shut down Elisabeth Murray's lab and retire the surviving monkeys to sanctuaries.

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Too Hot for Spot: Change a Dog’s Life This Summer With 5 Action Steps

Do you know how to rescue a dog trapped in a hot car? As temperatures heat up, be sure you're ready to act if you see an animal in danger. Learn what to do.

Planning a Vegan BBQ? Turn Up the Heat on Good Eats

PETA’s Grillin’ Without Killin’ Kit will add some spice to your next cookout and show your guests how to enjoy this summer tradition with finger-licking good vegan food.

‘Dinos’ Roam the Earth to Call For Extinction of the Running of the Bulls

In Pamplona, Spain, 42 bulls will be stabbed to death this week. Will the mayor relegate the Running of the Bulls to the history books—where this archaic bloodbath belongs?

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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Just How Bad Is SeaWorld? The Death Toll Speaks for Itself

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

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Huge Win! Pakistan Bans Live-Animal Surgeries for Veterinary Training After PETA Plea

Following a huge push from PETA and Pakistani activists, officials in Pakistan plan to roll out reforms that will spare animals cruel veterinary training procedures.

Eid Mubarak! Celebrate Life With a Vegan Eid

Eid al-Adha celebrates the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to obey Allah. See how vegan Muslims are observing the holiday in ways that show kindness to all.

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Make a Career Out of Helping Neglected Animals—Apply to Be a PETA Fieldworker Today

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.

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PETA to Urban Outfitters: A Killer Look Shouldn’t Kill Animals

Francesca Farago and other big names joined PETA at Urban Outfitters’ annual meeting to ask the company an important question.

From Birds to Bugs: PETA Kids Lists Books to Inspire the Whole Family

If you’re looking for new stories to fill your child’s imagination, take a page out of PETA Kids’ book with these colorful and engaging tales of empathy for animals.

How Courtroom Crocodile Tears Almost Cost Tonka His Life

Tonka’s former owner claimed the chimpanzee was dead, but the details didn’t add up. Hear the action-packed story of PETA’s determination to find him before it was too late.

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Hit the Brakes! Lily Tomlin and PETA Blast Ford for Funding Crash Tests on Animals

“I thought those bleak days were in the rearview mirror,” says the actor and Detroit native. Join her in taking action.

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Taking a Beach Vacation? Keep Summer Safe for Lobsters and Crabs

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.

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Meet the Dog Who Helped Inspire a National News Story: Lady, Finally Unchained

Chained and forgotten in “No-No Land,” Lady was featured in The Washington Post Magazine. Now, she’s free from her chain and in search of the life she always deserved.

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.

Make This Summer One to Remember: Get Active for Animals With SOS

Is getting active for animals on your summer to-do list? Speak out against speciesism and turn up the heat on animal abusers with these tips.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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