Animal Companions

Honor a Loved One on ‘Animal Companion Memorial Day’

We remember our departed animals every day, but “Pet” Memorial Day is a wonderful time to pay special tribute to them.

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Who’s the Most Influential Vegan in India? Watch PETA’s New Video to Find Out

Who was named PETA India’s “Most Influential Vegan” of 2022? PETA President Ingrid Newkirk chats with him in this video.

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From Homeless Cats to Caged Chickens, Pope Benedict Urged Compassion

As Christians around the world mourn the loss of Pope Benedict XVI, PETA is remembering a man of great faith who truly cared for “the least of these.”

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Is the Meat Industry an Offense to Islam?

“Whoever is kind to the creatures of God, is kind to himself.”

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Share Compassion With a PETA Present

With a PETA Present, you can send a beautiful e-card and help animals.


This is Why You Should Go Vegetarian or Vegan for Lent


What if there was something you could give up this year that could not only improve your own health but also help combat climate change and save lives?

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PETA Honors St. Francis and Isaac Bashevis Singer on World Animals Day

On World Animals Day, also St. Francis Day, for the patron saint of animals, PETA VP Dan Mathews spoke in the hometown of Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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Celebrate Life With a Vegan Eid

Holidays are supposed to be joyous times, but for animals, they are often the worst of times no matter what religion is celebrating the holiday. For example, during the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Adha, millions of animals, including camels, lambs, goats, and cows, have their throats cut in memory of Abraham’s sacrifice of a… Read more »

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Pope Greeted by Giant ‘Rat’ and Friends (Photos)

When Pope Francis arrived in the Philippines, PETA Asia-Pacific rushed to greet him with a message of compassion.

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Special Delivery to the Vatican: A Vegan Ham!

PETA hopes the Pope will celebrate a cruelty-free Christmas.

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Save 200 Animals Every Year by Going Vegan

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This Little ‘Piggy’ Can’t Believe You’d Eat Ham for Easter

Thinking about having a honey-baked ham for Easter? This little “piggy” would like you to reconsider.

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Embrace Kindness This Easter

Extending compassion to all by going vegan is a great way to honor Jesus’ message of love.

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WWJD: What Would Jesus Drink?

Pope Francis is a champion for mothers—both human and bovine.

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This Yom Kippur, Ditch Leather for Good

Why ditch leather shoes only on Yom Kippur? Judaism offers plenty of reasons to shun leather every day of the year.

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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