We May Save the Earth but Not in Leather Shoes

We know the Earth is in trouble. But there’s one often overlooked, simple action that will make a difference: Ditch leather.

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Growing Up on a Sheep Farm Made This PETA Staffer Go Wool-Free

The friendships Sara Britt made with sheep on a New South Wales farm came at a cost: seeing firsthand how the wool industry betrays these gentle animals.

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Why I’m Urging Anthropologie to Ditch Alpaca

Alpaca production is not just cruel to animals; it also has a surprisingly large environmental footprint.

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Which Foods Could Best Fend Off COVID-19?

COVID-19 cases are rising in many parts of the U.S., but let’s not despair. We can still take steps to help stave off the virus and other health problems.

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Why Animal Rights Activists Must Stand Up for Black Lives

We in the animal rights movement know all too well how frustrating it is for people to scoff at our message, even with blatant evidence of injustice.

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

Live-Animal Donations Are Not Charitable Holiday Gifts—Boycott Heifer International

Sending farmed animals to families in impoverished countries can exacerbate financial and environmental strain while also causing significant animal suffering.

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Why I’m Vegan on Eid and Every Other Day

Actor Sadaa Sayed on being a proud vegan Muslim, observing Eid in ways that do not involve animal sacrifice, and how animals are respected in Islam.

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No American Belongs on a Barbecue

The victims aren’t humans, but they are Americans, born in this country, mostly on factory farms. Like you and me, they feel pain, grief, joy, and love.

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PETA to Cruelty Apologists: Your Defense of Experiments on Cats Is Pathetic

Experimenters hate it when anyone questions their use of animals in laboratories—no matter how pointless or painful it is. Too bad.

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Why We Should Forgo Fish for Lent

God loves every animal the same — regardless of what role humans have arbitrarily assigned to a species.

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Here’s Why Selling Betta Fish as Décor Is Just Plain Morally Bankrupt

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“What a Fish Knows” author Jonathan Balcombe throws cold water on some of the speciesist myths about our aquatic cousins.

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Save the Fish: Swimming Creatures Deserve Our Sympathy and Protection

National Fish Amnesty Day is the ideal time to start, so let’s show compassion for fish and all other animals by refusing to catch or eat them.

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The New York Times Column: ‘Are We Loving Shelter Dogs to Death?’

Take a look at how “no-kill” policies endanger animals and fail to address the root causes of the homeless-animal crisis.

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‘Dolphin Therapy’ Is High-Priced Exploitation of Animals and Humans

“Visitors go home facing the same challenges, but with less money in their pockets, and the exploited dolphins continue to suffer in cramped concrete tanks.”

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I Saw Something. I Said Something.

While working on the set of a film called “Crazy Alien,” I saw something that will stay with me forever. Here’s why you, too, should speak up.

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“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