Ryan Hajek

Ryan Hajek

Ryan broke up with meat after he realized that the cows he saw while on vacation would die in a slaughterhouse. A cookbook eventually convinced him to go vegan, and he joined a concert tour circuit to inform audiences across the U.S. about how animals endure miserable lives when they're used for meat, dairy, and eggs. When he's not baking delicious vegan brownies, Ryan enjoys riding trains, reading books, and doing everything he can to #EndSpeciesism.

Urge Johns Hopkins to End Cruel Tests on Owls!

Please take a moment to fill out the form below. Your involvement is crucial to our work to stop Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) invasive and deadly brain experiments on owls—purportedly conducted to study human attention disorders—and to persuade the school to use superior, animal-free methods to develop human treatments. After filling out the form above,… Read more »

Take Action
Personal Care & Fashion

Human Skin Is In: Check Out PETA’s Killer Collection at Urban Outraged

Urban Outraged is a killer shopping experience by PETA that brings new meaning to the question “Who are you wearing?”

Take Action

Out of the Lab, Into the Light: PETA’s ‘Without Consent’ Honors Vivisection Victims

It’s moving viewers to tears—and action. Experience PETA’s bold new exhibit and see nearly 200 stories about animals used in experiments.

Take Action

From One Hellhole to Another: Johns Hopkins Buys 31 Monkeys From WNPRC

PETA exposed the sale of 31 monkeys from the notorious Wisconsin National Primate Research Center to John Hopkins University. Learn what we discovered in a six-month undercover investigation into the center and what you can do to help save the animals at the university.

Take Action

See How PETA Challenged Speciesism in the 2020 Annual Review

PETA scored groundbreaking victories for animals, and our campaign to end speciesism revolutionized the way people thought about animals in 2020.

Take Action

Was Your Cat, Dog, or Other Animal Killed or Injured in the California or Oregon Wildfires? Let Us Know.

If your cat, dog, or other animal companion was killed or injured and required veterinary treatment, we want to hear from you.

Take Action

Check Out This Cartload of Vegan Products at WinCo Foods

It’s easy to find a cartload of vegan products at WinCo. One PETA staffer reveals all the vegan goodies he found on a recent shopping trip to WinCo.

Take Action

Vegan Pumpkin Spice–Flavored Products to Enjoy This Fall

These pumpkin spice products are perfect in every way—and vegan! Check out all the best vegan pumpkin-flavored foods to enjoy this fall.

Take Action © instagram/califiafarms | © instagram/fallforjo

A Buffet of Vegan Options at Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation

Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation offer a sweet spread of vegan options. Here’s how to build the super-salad of your dreams.

Take Action © andythevegan

PETA’s Guide to Vegan Products at Vons and Safeway

It’s easy to shop for vegan food at Vons and Safeway, and this handy guide just made it even easier to navigate the treasure trove of tasty vegan items.

Take Action © veggie_straw

Double-Dip Your Chips in These Store-Bought Vegan Dips

© wayfare_foods

Chips and dip are a popular pair for snack time, and these vegan dips are so divine that you’re bound to double-dip.

Take Action

These Vegan Sausage Brands Are Smokin’

These vegan sausages are real party pleasers. Bite into a banger by brands like Tofurky or Beyond Meat and you’ll be sizzled.

Take Action ©Instagram.com/fieldroast

These Vegan Hot Dogs Are the Real ‘Wieners’

Sun’s out, buns out. These vegan hot dogs are a real home run. Juicy and jumbo, they’re everything you want in a good wiener.

Take Action © lightlifefoods

Vegan Eggnog and Other Store-Bought Holiday Drinks to Enjoy This Season

The best way to spread holiday cheer is by serving the best holiday drinks, like vegan eggnog, apple cider, and peppermint mocha.

Take Action Instagram.com/califiafarms

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

 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