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Undercover Exposé Shows Rabbits Screaming During Slaughter
Actress Gillian Anderson narrates new undercover footage from rabbit fur farms in China and France—countries designer Giorgio Armani is known to purchase fur from. Watch the investigation footage and write to Armani demanding that he drops fur now!
Dancing With the Stars‘ Carrie Ann Inaba in Sexy New PETA Ad
Everyone’s favorite Dancing With the Stars judge poses for PETA’s sexy new Animal Birth Control ad encouraging everyone to spay or neuter their animal companions.
Give Animals a Real Treat This Halloween
This Halloween, give animals a real treat by boycotting Mars Inc. until the candymaker stops funding deadly animal tests. Learn more about Mars’ cruel tests, and find out what you can do this Halloween to help!
Win Vegan Candy for a Halloween Treat!
Even the most ghoulish of goblins can’t resist delicious vegan sweets on Halloween. Now is your chance to win a candy prize pack that includes vegan caramels, chocolate, "Vampire’s Lunch" Gummies, and more. Enter now!
PETA’s Podcast Presents ‘A Day in the Life of PETA’
Three PETA employees share moving and exciting stories from their careers as professional animal rights activists. Listen as Matt from Corporate Affairs, Emily from Cruelty Investigations, and Dan from Youth Outreach tell you what it’s like to walk in their shoes for a day.
Win Cruelty-Free Halloween Makeup
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Book Your Space at the peta2 National Conferences
PETA’s youth division is hosting a full day of workshops, free vegan food, and huge demonstrations! If you’re an interested young person, be sure to check it out and book this event today!
Picture a group of dogs, hamsters, or other animals trapped in cages and given higher and higher doses of toxic chemicals or drugs until they die.
But because of resistance by the federal government, which blocks more effective testing methods that do not involve animals, they can’t. PETA is aggressively calling on the government to end its use of cruel and outdated animal experiments—and to stop stonewalling more accurate alternatives that don’t cause suffering to animals. And we urgently need your help.
By making a donation to PETA today, your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will help us bring an end to the needless torture that is inflicted upon millions of individual animals who are innocent victims in government-mandated tests.
Through our special online "Stop Animal Testing" Challenge, we’ve already raised $115,611 toward our vital $250,000 goal. But we have a long way yet to go to reach the matching goal set by generous PETA donors. I hope I can count on you to help us get there!
Over a decade ago, because of the initiative and hard work of animal protection groups, Congress created the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) to encourage the development of non-animal tests. It was supposed to be a turning point for animals who were trapped in laboratories. Ten years later, ICCVAM has approved only four non-animal testing methods and has ignored or even rejected many tests that have been government-certified in Europe and widely used there for years.
Even one of the creators of ICCVAM says that the committee is failing to do its job. "One should ask why after years of existence they have reviewed so few tests," said Dr. Neil Wilcox, who also worked for the Food and Drug Administration. "The fundamental reason, in my opinion, is that the ICCVAM process has become recognized as an obstacle to getting tests validated as opposed to helping having tests validated" [emphasis added].
The stonewalling by ICCVAM is only part of the problem. Through its lack of initiative and head-in-the-sand approach to testing issues, the U.S. government’s policies are forcing hundreds of companies to use hopelessly outdated and cruel experiments such as lethal-dose testing, which I mentioned above. The government is needlessly condemning millions of individual rabbits, dogs, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals to die in pain and terror.
Please donate online to PETA today and have your gift doubled to help us push the government to stop turning a blind eye to the misery that it causes to so many helpless animals.
Backed by some of the most credible experts in the field, PETA scientists and researchers are forcing the U.S. government to recognize that advancements in biology and computer modeling have made its reliance on animal testing as wasteful as it is cruel. Our efforts have recently been validated by the government itself. The National Academy of Sciences—the government’s chief scientific advisory body—has released a report calling for an immediate shift to more reliable non-animal tests. And PETA is working hard to compel Congress, scientists, and regulators to make sure that this happens.
By modernizing regulatory testing, the government can stop wasting your tax dollars and—more importantly—save the lives of many scared and vulnerable animals. But we can’t do it without your support.
I urge you to make a generous online gift to PETA today. In this "Stop Animal Testing" Challenge, your donation will do twice as much to protect animals who are suffering in government-mandated tests.
Thank you for coming to the aid of these animals.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
P.S. I refuse to accept that our taxpayer dollars are used to fund the government’s cruel and pointless experiments on animals. I won’t have these abuses committed in my name. Please join me in working to end this terrible injustice by donating to PETA’s online "Stop Animal Testing" Challenge today.