The principle of animal rights is nothing new – smart people throughout the ages have understood that animals aren’t ours to use and abuse! The following are some of our favourite quotes about animals from thinkers who made their mark on history:
1. George Bernard Shaw
3. Albert Einstein
4. Mark Twain
5. Jeremy Bentham
6. Mohandas K. Gandhi
7. Leonardo Da Vinci
8. Alice Walker
“Alice Walker” by Virginia DeBolt / CC BY-SA 2.0
9. Charles Darwin
10. Rachel Carson
11. Thomas A. Edison
12. His Holiness The … Read more.
PETA and animals have lost a great friend this week. Ravi Shankar, the late sitar maestro, Beatles collaborator and honorary patron of PETA India passed away on Tuesday.
Compassion towards animals was a major part of Shankar’s philosophy. A lifelong vegetarian, he was proactively involved in defending the rights of animals and frequently spoke up to help end animal suffering. His actions included appealing to the Indian government to strengthen laws protecting animals, participating in a PETA India news conference urging the Supreme Court to hold authorities accountable for failing to … Read more.
This Saturday is International Animal Rights Day, and we’re celebrating by giving away a copy of The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights, a page-turner that’s jam-packed with ways that anyone, anywhere can make a huge difference for animals.
Thanks for your interest, but this competition has now closed, check back regularly for more.… Read more.
Grammy and Brit Award nominee Moby isn’t just releasing his new album and photo book, Destroyed, this week – he’s also the star of a new PETA video. In the video, recorded in Berlin by our German affiliate, the entrepreneur, author and activist opens up about his new album and, of course, about his experience as an advocate for animals.
“Industrial animal production destroys everything it touches”, explains Moby. “It destroys the animals, it destroys the workers, it destroys the communities, and it destroys the people who consume the animal … Read more.
Looking for Christmas presents for children aged 3 and up? If they like books, then they’ll love the colour and humour of Furious George Goes Bananas by Michael Rex!
In the story, George, a giant gorilla, is snatched from the jungle, caged in a zoo, forced to work on a construction site, used on stage in a theatre show and handed over to a scientist to be rocketed into space! However, clever George manages to outwit his captors and return to his family in the jungle. The book is an easy, humorous … Read more.
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Today is International Animal Rights Day, when animal rights advocates around the world aim to persuade people that kindness and respect are owed to all sentient beings. On this day, compassionate people everywhere hold candlelight vigils in order to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights.
In honour of International Animal Rights Day, PETA are urging supporters and activists to do three small things TODAY to help animals:
- Stop eating animals. If you have already stopped, please make today the day you give someone else
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the interesting experience of being filmed in an all-white studio for Channel 4′s 90-second opinion programme, 4thought.tv. All this week, they’re featuring the question, “Should animals have the same rights as humans?” Good question.
If you’re not familiar with the show, it follows Channel 4 News each night and features just one person speaking into the camera on the week’s chosen subject. It doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects either – in previous weeks, the show has asked, “Is abortion ever … Read more.