Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any way. Explore this section to learn more about the issues.
Every day in countries around the world, animals are fighting for their lives. They are enslaved, beaten, and kept in chains to make them perform for humans’ “entertainment”; they are mutilated and confined to tiny cages so that we can kill them and eat them; they are burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in the name of “science”; they are electrocuted, strangled, and skinned alive so that people can parade around in their coats; and worse.
The abuse that animals suffer at human hands is heartbreaking, sickening, and infuriating. It’s even more so when we realize that the everyday choices we make—such as what we eat for lunch and the kind of shampoo we buy—may be directly supporting some of this abuse. But as hard as it is to think about, we can’t stop animals’ suffering if we simply look the other way and pretend it isn’t happening.
Animals deserve rights, regardless of how they taste or how convenient it is to experiment on them. Like humans, animals are capable of suffering and have an interest in leading their own lives. They are not ours to use for food, clothing, experimentation or entertainment.
As an activist, you can educate people in your community and positively affect their attitudes and lifestyles. Regardless of your level of activist experience, PETA India can help you make a difference for animals. You just need the desire to generate positive change and to believe that your voice and actions matter. We are here to help you every step of the way! If you’re ready to join the millions of other compassionate people who are working to create a kinder, better world for animals, learn how animals suffer when used for food, clothing, experimentation, entertainment, and the pet-trade. Together, we can make a difference.