People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

US American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Friends of Animals-FOS

Humane Society of the United States

The Silver Spring Monkeys

Read PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco's personal account of his landmark investigation of the Institute for Behavioral Research in 1981.

Animal Legal & Historical Web Center

Administered by the Michigan State University College of Law, this extensive database gives users the ability to learn about a variety of case topics on animal cruelty and to research current U.S. State statutes.

The Association of Sanctuaries

This not-for-profit organization accredits sanctuaries for wild, farm, and companion animals.

Best Friends Animal Society

Based in Utah, Best Friends Animal Society operates a sanctuary for homeless pets and works with animal shelters and rescue groups around the world to promote kindness to animals, adoption, and humane education programs.

Animal Place

This sanctuary in California is home to numerous abused and discarded farm animals and operates a humane education center that promotes cruelty-free lifestyles and veganism, and offers programs teaching kindness and compassion for all creatures.

Humane Farm Animal Care

This non-profit organization administers the "Certified Humane Raised & Handled" labeling program and conducts regular inspections that ensure producers and processors carrying their label keep animals in conditions that have met certain standards of animal care.

Gentle Thanksgiving

Sponsored by FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement), this website encourages people to consider alternatives to the traditional turkey dinner. The site includes links to recipes, vegetarian kits, and reports on the turkey industry.