People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other “pests,” and the abuse of backyard dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.


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? LEARN MORE

 Animals Are Not Ours to Eat

Animals Are Not Ours to Wear

Animals Are Not Ours to Experiment On

Animals Are Not Ours to Use for Entertainment

Animals Are Not Ours to Abuse in Any Way


From the peace of mind that comes with buying a product that hasn’t been tested on animals to the health benefits of a vegan diet, getting involved in animal rights has its rewards. But the ones who benefit most are animals, who depend on us for our compassion, our voice, and our action.

We don’t need animals for any purpose, yet we torture them in laboratories, slaughterhouses, and circuses and on fur farms. Animals will never organize a rebellion or demand better treatment—they depend on those who witness their suffering to speak up for them. We work with the understanding that all animals feel pain, and that alone is reason enough to care.

Every second wasted means a homeless dog is euthanized or a chicken is strung up by the feet for slaughter. Now is the time to exercise your compassion, and it can be as easy as ordering vegetarian at your next meal, choosing an animal-free circus, or finding a way to be glamorous without wearing fur.



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