Buddy Icons and Avatars

These free PETA animal rights buddy icons should work with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), MSN Messenger, and other messenger and online services.

Directions for Installation


Open AIM, and click on the icon below.


  • Right-click on your favorite PETA buddy icon or avatar and choose “Save Picture As ….”
  • Save the buddy icon to any folder on your computer. Remember which folder you choose.
  • Under the “Tools” menu for MSN Messenger, choose “Change Display Picture” and then select “Browse.”
  • Find the folder where you saved the buddy icon in Step 2, and click OK.


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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