‘Reject Speciesism’ License Plate Now Available From New York DMV

Published by Chloe Woodward.

Are you a New Yorker looking to use your license plate to show your support for animal rights? If so, you’re in luck. A PETA custom license plate is now available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) featuring a “Respect All Animals” sign, a paw print, and a “Reject Speciesism” appeal.

A sample license plate with the "reject speciesism" and "respect all animals" markings

Speciesism is the misguided belief that one species is more important than another, and it’s at the heart of how some humans justify using and harming animals. This is the first opportunity to call out speciesism with a license plate, and we couldn’t be more excited to spread the word!

Order Your ‘Reject Speciesism’ License Plate

The plate is available for $60 from any New York DMV office or through the DMV Custom Plates Unit online, by mail, or by phone. Learn about ordering options here. Encourage your friends and family who live in New York state to order the plate, too!

A yellow car decorated with pale dog-bones sports the "Too Hot For Spot" sunshade as Car Decor

Deck Out Your Ride, PETA Style

If you don’t live in New York but still want to decorate your car with pro-animal messages, check out the bumper stickers in the PETA Shop. And if you’re looking for a portable animal rescue kit or a sunshade to keep in your car, we’ve got you covered.


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