Frequently Asked Questions
- What’s wrong with keeping birds in cages?
- Do ingredients of synthetic or plant origin work as well as their animal-derived counterparts?
- Do you have any suggestions for keeping up with all the hair that my cat sheds?
- I have an ant problem. I’d rather not kill the ants, but I do want to get rid of them. What should I do?
- Is it safe to feed my dog or cat a vegetarian diet?
- How do I choose a veterinarian?
- Do you approve of electric fences and shock collars?
- Are Nylabone chew toys safe?
- What should I do if an ingredient seems questionable but is not included on the list of animal ingredients and their alternatives?
- What’s so bad about eating eggs?
- What is PETA’s position on euthanasia?
- What industries am I supporting when I buy products that use animal ingredients?
- Does PETA endorse the companies that are noted as cruelty-free?
- What about products with labels that say, “No animal testing” but whose manufacturing company is not on PETA’s “don’t test” list?
- Is it possible to buy cruelty-free contact lenses and solutions?
“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