Joaquin Phoenix Voices New PETA Video Exposing ‘Responsible Down’


Joaquin Phoenix narrates a PETA investigative video exposing “Responsible Down”–certified farms and slaughterhouses.

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Happy Lunar New Year! What Does the Year of the Rabbit Hold for You?

The Chinese zodiac calendar predicts that 2023 will be very lucky. Find out what the Year of the Rabbit has in store for you with these animal horoscopes.

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Watch These Eye-Opening PETA Videos and You’ll Never Buy Down Again

Although down is used in some winter apparel and bedding, there’s nothing warm or cozy about how birds suffer when they’re exploited for their feathers.

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Are Vegan African Safaris Becoming the New Norm?—Here Are PETA’s Top Picks

Our list of the top vegan African safaris can help you plan the adventure of a lifetime. Learn more about how they’ll keep you comfortable and the animals safe.

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PETA’s Top Tweets, TikToks, and More: Our Best Social Media Posts in 2022

PETA is the most engaged-with advocacy group on social media. Here’s some of our best social media work in 2022 that inspired compassion for animals.

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

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PETA Reveals the ‘Fowl’ Truth Behind ‘Responsible’ Down

Does responsible down exist? PETA reveals what birds endure in the down industry and what those “ethical” labels really mean for them.

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Here’s Why Buying Boxers or Boxer Mixes Is a BAD Idea

Thinking about buying a boxer? Boxers and boxer mixes suffer from multiple health issues, thanks to generations of exploitation.

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Alicia Silverstone Bares It All in Prickly New PETA Campaign

Longtime PETA supporter Alicia Silverstone is baring it all for PETA once again to encourage people to stop wearing leather.

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Is the Dachshund the Unhealthiest Dog Breed?

A dachshund is likely to suffer from chronic pain due to inherited diseases. Why do dachshunds have so many health problems?

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Love Is in the Air—and Under the Water and Everywhere in Between

When it comes to romance, humans have nothing on pufferfish, penguins, peacocks, and the rest of animalkind. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk talks about the lengths they’ll go for love.

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Save 200 Animals Every Year by Going Vegan

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Crocodile Smiles: The Unusual Ways These Reptiles Play


Maybe they really are smiling! These relatives of dinosaurs love good fun, everything from daring to delicate, as much anyone. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk talks about the ways crocodiles play.

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8 Vegan Celebrities With Whom We’d Love to Share Hanukkah

In honor of the eight-night holiday, we’re celebrating eight vegan Jewish celebrities we’d love to share our homes with this holiday season.

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Experiments on Animals Don’t Help Humans Who Struggle With Addiction

Ninety percent of people who need addiction treatment don’t receive it, but experimenters are getting paid to make monkeys binge drink and inject cocaine.

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Violations of the Federal Animal Welfare Act in the Laboratories of Oregon Health & Science University

Veterinary inspectors at the USDA have documented serious and chronic violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act in the laboratories of Oregon Health & Science University.

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Pass the Tofurky! PETA’s New Ad Will Have You Swearing Off Turkey Dinners

See what Toby the turkey’s mother does to save him from becoming someone’s dinner in PETA’s heartwarming new ad.

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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