Animal Companions

Betta Fish Q&A: Why These Animals Aren’t ‘Starter Pets’

Betta fish aren’t “starter pets.” Check out this handy Q&A guide to learn how “Siamese fighting fish” (bettas) suffer in pet stores and inside small bowls.

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10 Reasons Why Dogs Should Stay Indoors in the Winter (and Always) and How You Can Help

Because if you’re cold, they’re probably cold, too.

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Is Your Rabbit Sick? 9 Surprising Warning Signs to Look Out For

Is your bunny buddy sending you an SOS signal? It may be hard to spot. Here are signs you should be watching out for if you care for a rabbit.

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Birds Don’t Belong in Cages, Period

There are an estimated 20 million caged birds in American homes, and they rarely get the same-species companionship or mental stimulation that they need.

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Did You Know That Cats Can Get Acne? Here’s How to Treat It!

Cat acne is as real as human acne. Here are some quick tips on treating or even preventing your feline companion’s breakouts.

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5 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Dog During the Pandemic

After months of social distancing and lockdowns, more and more people are adopting dogs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s one PETA staffer’s experience.

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Are Guinea Pigs Good ‘Starter Pets’ for Kids? No.

Are guinea pigs good animals for kids? Definitely not. Here’s why.

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10 Things Animal Companions Will Teach You During Quarantine

As you spend more time at home during quarantine, you may find yourself learning a lot about your animal companion.

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Fast Ferret Facts: Here’s Why These Animals Aren’t ‘Starter Pets’

Ferrets are complex and unique individuals who require special care, food, and supplies. They aren’t “starter pets” or holiday gifts. Here’s why.

 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