Frequently Asked Questions
- Won’t reducing intensive meat production be sufficient to improve the environment?
- Is recreational fishing OK with PETA if the fishers throw back the fish they catch?
- There are mice living in my basement. I don’t want them there, but all I can find at the store are glue traps, poison, and mousetraps. Do I have any other options?
- Why does PETA believe that pro-life activists should be vegan?
- My biggest problem with commercial fishing is all the unintended animals who are caught, killed, and thrown away. That’s not an issue when fish are aquafarmed, though, is it?
- How can you justify spending your time helping animals when so many humans need help?
- Why do some product labels say, “No animal ingredients,” when they contain beeswax, lanolin, buttermilk, etc.?
- If I stop consuming dairy products, won’t that put me at greater risk for osteoporosis?
- What do I do if I think my vet or groomer has harmed my animal?
- People have always eaten animal products. Why should we stop now?
- How can I help prevent “roadkill”?
- How can vegetarianism be healthy? I know a vegetarian who is unhealthy.
- Why does PETA include companies in the cruelty-free company section that utilize animal-derived ingredients or byproducts?
- How are racehorses usually treated?
- Do musical instruments utilize animal products?
“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