Is There a ‘Dark Side’ to PETA? Board Our Starship to Shine Light on a Rebel Force

If someone asks, “What’s the dark side of PETA?” we’ve got the answer. Let us shine a lightsaber on the truth of our efforts for animal rights.

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Never Be Silent About Animal Neglect: Seedy Store Selling Reptiles Gets Shut Down

Visited a neglectful reptile store before but didn’t know how to speak up? Learn how one individual got over 300 animals removed from a hellhole in Plymouth.

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PETA Uses AI to Help Breathing-Impaired Dog Breeds and Cows Abused for Milk

Curious about PETA’s first AI-generated ad images? Learn why artist Shad Clark used AI to create these striking visuals to help exploited dogs and cows.

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Peek Inside: PETA’s Vital Community Work From January to March 2023

PETA received 581 requests for assistance during the first three months of 2023. Meet just a few of the animals whose lives we improved.

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Westminster Dog Show Winner Buddy Holly Will Be Exploited for Life

The only prize the “Best in Show” winner of the Westminster dog show gets is a lifetime of being exploited for profit.

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PETA Presents are a great way to share your love and help animals. Send a personalized e-card to celebrate moms you love or any other special person in your life!

Video: Van Hauling Puppies Hundreds of Miles in Tiny, Waste-Filled Crates Crashes

Find out what—or who—police found at the scene of a Virginia Beach van wreck, and learn about the reality of online puppy sales.

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Shooting in Dallas Leads to Discovery of 2,000+ Chickens in Peril

Roosters used in cockfights suffer and die. PETA explains how you can help victims of this vile blood sport.

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10 Reasons Not to Buy a Bunny for Easter—or Ever

Bunnies aren’t Easter decorations—they’re sensitive individuals who are surprisingly high maintenance, and you’ll be shocked by how terribly they’re treated in the pet trade.

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Two Dogs Found Dead, Others Reportedly ‘Swimming in Feces’ at Former AKC Judge’s Breeding Operation

A longtime breeder and former AKC judge is under investigation after a team of rescuers found THIS in his basement.

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A Week in the Life of PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department

Animal emergencies don’t take the day off. On holidays, weekends, and every other day of the year, PETA receives calls about animals in danger.

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Here’s How This Donkey-Rescuing Celeb Is Taking Action in Greece


Learn why animal advocate and actor Anjelica Huston wrote a letter to the prime minister of Greece—and why you should take action, too.

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Chili’s Is Changing Children’s Placemats to Help Wild Animals?

What did parrots, monkeys, and Chili’s children’s placemats have in common that required a change? PETA has the compassionate scoop.

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Jonathan Franzen Explains the Number One Threat to American Birds

Author Jonathan Franzen joined PETA to talk about the dangers of keeping cats outdoors and a real-life incident that prompted a story in his novel “Freedom.”

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Reports: Two Wild Animals Kept as ‘Pets’ Shot Dead Following Attacks

These violent incidents are further proof that monkeys and other wild animals are unpredictable and powerful and that they should never be kept as “pets.”

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After PETA Push, Dog-Breeding Restraint No Longer Sold at Walmart

After PETA pointed out that dog-breeding stands are used to restrain female dogs so that they can’t fight back, Walmart removed the devices from its website.

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