PETA has always been known for uncompromising, unwavering views on animal rights. We aren’t afraid to make the difficult comparisons, say the unpopular thing, or point out the uncomfortable truth, if it means that animals will benefit.

PETA’s “Uncompromising Stands on Animal Rights” is an overview of what sets PETA apart. Our positions may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Zoos

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Responsible Breeder’

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Predator-Reintroduction Programs

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Bans on Breeding Pit Bulls

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: PETA’s Tactics

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: ‘Pets’

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: ‘Outdoor Cats’

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: ‘No-Kill’ Shelters

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Feral Cats

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Euthanasia

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Electric-Shock Training for Dogs

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Declawing Cats

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Crating Dogs and Puppies

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Chaining Dogs

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Catch-and-Release Fishing

A lot of misconceptions about catch-and-release fishing are floating around, leaving many folks wondering whether the pastime is bad for fish or not.

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Animal Rights Uncompromised: Caged Birds

PETA’s uncompromising, unwavering views may be controversial, but they are always true to our driving mission: to stop animal abuse worldwide.

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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