If you work in a
laboratory or other facility that uses animals—or if you sweep the floors,
empty the trash, or find yourself in a laboratory for some other reason—you may
learn about cruel experiments, negligence, mistreatment, or preventable
accidents that harm animals.
By reporting your
concerns to PETA, you'll allow us to expose this cruelty and file the
appropriate complaints so that institutional and government oversight bodies
can investigate and take action against those responsible. We are always happy
to keep whistleblowers' identities completely confidential.
Champions for Animals
Whistleblowers have been
instrumental in revealing horrific abuse at scores of laboratories that has resulted
in shocking exposés, federal fines, citations, corporate and government policy changes, and the complete end of some cruel experiments on animals. In one
recent case, an insider leaked video
footage to PETA of a military trauma training drill in which improperly anesthetized goats had
their limbs cut off with tree trimmers. Following PETA's complaints, federal
authorities cited the training company for violations of the Animal Welfare Act,
zoning officials issued a warning prohibiting further courses in the city, and
Congress requested an investigation into the contractor.
What You Can Do
Based on something that you've seen
or heard about, you may also be in a position to help animals tormented in
Please contact PETA if
you see or learn about anything that causes you concern, including the
Please err on the side
of caution by reporting anything that troubles you, and PETA will look into it.
Try to document your
concerns with photographs or video footage. You can report your concerns
anonymously to PETA by using the form below, e-mailing Whistleblower@peta.org, or calling 757-962-8383.
confidentiality, whether you choose to
provide contact information or not. However, we encourage you to let us know
how we can follow up with you in case we need to clarify details.
If violations of local,
state, or federal laws and guidelines or corporate policies are reported to
PETA, we will file complaints with the appropriate agencies. Your identity will
not be revealed without your consent.
Thank you for speaking
up for animals!
Report Concerns Here
You can report your concerns anonymously by filling out the form below, by
e-mailing us at Whistleblower@peta.org,
or by calling us at 757-962-8383.
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