Frequently Asked Questions
- Animals don’t reason, don’t understand rights, and don’t always respect our rights, so why should we apply our ideas of morality to them?
- Where can I find a vegan tie?
- Don’t zoos help to preserve endangered species?
- My neighbor keeps threatening to hurt my companion animals. How can I stop him?
- Farmers have to treat their animals well or they won’t produce as much milk or lay as many eggs.
- Have you ever been to a slaughterhouse or vivisection laboratory?
- It’s almost impossible to avoid using all animal products; if you’re still causing animal suffering without realizing it, what’s the point?
- Can I get enough protein as a vegan?
- What about insects and other “pests”?
- Can shellfish feel pain?
- Don’t scientists care about the animals they experiment on? Doesn’t their research depend on the animals’ well-being?
- What’s wrong with the rodeo?
- Why shouldn’t people drink milk and eat dairy products? Cows don’t need to be killed to produce milk, right?
- Are animal experiments valuable to AIDS research?
- Do candles contain animal-derived ingredients, and if so, are there alternatives?
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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