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Drug consumption is universal.

Like humans, animals often alter their consciousness with psychoactive substances. Did you know that…

  • Cats use catnip to get intoxicated

  • Reindeer eat amanita muscaria (“magic”) mushrooms

  • Jaguars in the Amazon jungle eat vines used to make ayahuasca, a potent psychoactive brew
  • Pigs consume truffles that contain cannabinoids

  • Mammals and insects alike consume fermented fruit, sap and nectar to get drunk
  • Dolphins enjoy the psychoactive effects of a certain poisonous pufferfish

  • Wallabies eat entire poppy fields to enjoy the effects of the opium in the flowers


It’s true! Animals use drugs just like we do.1

But unlike animals, people are often marginalized, imprisoned, or even executed for their drug use. These regressive policies harm individuals and societies and often violate basic human rights.

By contrast, decriminalizing drugs has been shown to reduce drug-related deaths, lower rates of addiction, and save millions of tax dollars.2

What’s more, recent scientific research on MDMA, marijuana, psilocybin and other substances is demonstrating the enormous therapeutic and medical potentials of these drugs.3

Cute Animals Doing Drugs was created by two friends to raise awareness around these issues, support drug policy reform, and encourage honest conversations about drugs in everyday life.

We believe individuals have the right to sovereignty over their own consciousness and that there is no reason to deny any adult the safe and beneficial use of psychoactive substances.

We believe social and political change can start from the bottom-up. Our apparel serves as a conversation-starter and a fun, unique way to show your support for an increasingly important social issue.

Wear one of our T-shirts and start a conversation about how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy successfully treats PTSD in military veterans and victims of sexual abuse.4

Talk about how the War on Drugs wasted billions of taxpayer dollars criminalizing non-violent drug users and disproportionately targeting lower-income racial minorities.5,6

Talk about how not all “drugs” are the same, and how we need fact-based conversation around these substances free of preconception and bias.

Talk about how marijuana can treat epilepsy, how psilocybin (“magic”) mushrooms can help people quit smoking, or how LSD can help treat anxiety and depression.7,8,9

Cute Animals Doing Drugs is here to call attention to these issues, support psychedelic research, encourage drug policy reform, and promote cognitive liberty for all.

We also donate 10% of our pre-tax profits to MAPS, the Drug Policy Alliance, and other drug-related non-profit organizations.

Check out our current line of apparel here.

See our resources page to learn more about drug policy reform, current psychedelic research, substance information and more.

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Sources

1. http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/comment/the-animal-world-has-its-junkies-too/11052360.article
2. https://www.cato.org/publications/white-paper/drug-decriminalization-portugal-lessons-creating-fair-successful-drug-policies
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4813425/
4. http://www.maps.org/research/mdma
5. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/37134751/ns/us_news-security/t/us-drug-war-has-met-none-its-goals/#.WRyd5VPytbU
6. http://www.drugpolicy.org/race-and-drug-war
7. http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-treatment-approaches/medical-marijuana-and-epilepsy, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-cannabis-treat-epileptic-seizures/
8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4342293/
9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4910400/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4086777/