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War Zone Rescues: Saving Lives in Ukraine

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The invasion of Ukraine isn’t a catastrophe just for humans—the life of every animal in the country is at risk. Learn how PETA Germany and its partners are saving lives in the war zone.

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She Did Not Consent: PETA Highlights Sexual Abuse on Farms

From nursing mother pigs locked in farrowing crates, to mother cows restrained in devices called “rape racks,” being violated without consent isn’t just a human problem.

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Buffalo Shooting Suspect Allegedly Beheaded Cat Weeks Before Attack

Details coming out following the tragic shooting in Buffalo, New York, show that the alleged shooter reportedly had a history of violence toward animals.

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PETA Supporters Donate Fur Coats to Afghanis and Pakistanis in Need

More than 250 fur coats donated by PETA U.S. and PETA U.K. supporters have made it to Afghanis and Pakistanis in need.

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Remembering Desmond Tutu, Tireless Champion of Animals and Others

In a lifetime commitment to fighting injustice, the Nobel laureate included the world’s other sentient beings on his moral agenda.

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Bigotry begins when categories such as race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or species are used to justify discrimination.

How to Manage Stress and Stay Energized—Because Animals Need You!

Feeling overwhelmed? We’ve all been there. When you need extra encouragement, try one of these ideas from PETA staffers.

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PETA Takes Food Justice Campaign to Cities Across the Country

The fight for food justice has never tasted so good! See how PETA’s working to bring healthy vegan foods to cities across the U.S.

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Stamp Out Speciesism

August 27 is World Day for the End of Speciesism, but what does that mean?

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Twitter’s Taking Out the Trash—Will It Bin Speciesist Language, Too?

Twitter gets it: Words matter. It banned hate speech that’s dehumanizing on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, disease, and nationality. Will it consider species, too?

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Words of Wisdom From 10 Women of Color Who Speak Up for Animals

Animal rights activism is not a “white thing,” and these remarkable women of color prove it. Get to know them—and get inspired.

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Derogatory Definitions, Speciesist Slurs—Dictionaries Should Nix Them All

Everyone knows that the words we use have the power to create a more inclusive world or to perpetuate oppression, so PETA is asking everyone to think before they speak—or type.

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13 Ways for Students to Take Action for Animals During the Pandemic

Staying home can mean getting loud for suffering animals. Here’s a list of easy and safe actions that students can take without coming into contact with others.

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Support + Feed Joins Billie Eilish’s Eco-Friendly World Tour to Promote Vegan Eats

One activist stepped up to save local vegan restaurants and feed those in need during a worldwide pandemic. Here’s why her company won a major PETA award.

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PETA: Speciesism Should Be Stamped Out Like All Other Forms of Supremacy

The global pandemic and growing awareness of inequality have prompted a social reckoning—one that should include a reflection on the ways in which humans violate other animals.

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VIDEO: ‘You’re Required to Hang 28 Birds a Minute,’ Tyson Whistleblower Says

When you’re made to slaughter more than 12,000 birds per shift—knowing that if your kill rate comes up short you’ll be reprimanded—social distancing tends to be “impossible.”

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind