Take Action for Insects
You wouldn’t harm a fly, but will you take a minute to help one?
From this page, you’ll quickly be able to complete multiple PETA action alerts that help bugs being exploited by humans in twisted experiments, in the food industry, and in other ways. You don’t need to love bugs to recognize that they—like all animals—have their own purpose, independent of the ways humans use them. So if you’re all about that “live and let live” mentality, take action below to show your respect for all creatures, great and small. What are you waiting for?
Living in Harmony With Bugs
Do you have bugs in your house and want to get them out humanely? You can!
Even though insects can be scary to a lot of us, they’re probably unaware that they’re trespassing and they don’t deserve to be squished. It’s important to remember to have empathy for even the smallest among us and to teach those around us kindness with our actions.
Show your compassion:
Insects Used for Food and Cosmetics
Did you know that bees are naturally involved in the production of an array of substances in addition to honey, including beeswax, “bee bread,” and royal jelly—all of which serve a vital purpose within their hives? When humans take and use these things for themselves, bees are often left unprepared to survive harsh winters, unable to fight off diseases, or worse. With their populations in a state of alarming, steady decline, there has never been a better time to give bees a break and make the switch to bee-free products.
Living vegan means embracing every opportunity to reduce the suffering of all animals, regardless of their species.
Candy lovers and makeup mavens beware: The hard, shiny shells on Junior Mints, Red Hots, Lemonhead, and Boston Baked Beans candies, as well as cosmetics produced with carmine, are made with the secretions from crushed beetles. Nearly 100,000 lac bugs die to produce about 1 pound of shellac flakes, which are combined with alcohol to make confectioner’s glaze. And an estimated 70,000 cochineal bugs are crushed to yield just 1 pound of red dye used to tint lipsticks and other makeup products.
Thankfully, it’s easy to avoid supporting this cruelty:
If you want to help animals daily, there are many ways to get involved. Follow PETA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to learn more about our latest campaigns. Subscribe to PETA News to get weekly updates on our efforts. And be sure to complete the PETA action alerts below—they’ll allow you to help bugs.
Take Action Now!
There are multiple opportunities to help. As soon as you take one action below, another will automatically appear in its place.
Just enter your information once, and then keep clicking the “Send Message” button until you’ve completed them all. Once you’ve finished, be sure to share this page with your friends, family members, and social media followers. Ask them to join you in taking action for insects.