PETA People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals! By: Ali Cross & Mallory Diment
Our objective is to teach you about PETA, and how they protect animal rights.
PETA is an international non-profit charitable organization based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Founded in 1980
Dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of animals
Responsible for closing the largest horse slaughter operation in the US
“ PETA has done more to lessen animal suffering than nearly any other organization!”
-Philadelphia Daily News
PETA uses models as their spokespeople as a way to make vegetarianism look more attractive, and also to get publicity! Jenna Jameson Steve O
The following slides are just some ways that PETA voices its opinions using comic strips, celebrities and pictures!
"Every time I dress I know I'm not wearing leather, and that's a great feeling." "I've always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don't fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we're smarter—what a joke." ( Chicago Sun Times )
Some of PETA’s leading activists include:
Greg Avery, David Barbarash, Ron Coronado, Barry, Horne, Ronnie Lee, Kieth Mann, Ingrid Newkirk, Henry Spira, Andrew Tyler, Jerry Vlasak, Robin Webb
Groups that receive $ from PETA:
ASPCA, Animal Aid, Animal Liberiation Front, Animal Rights Militia, BUAV, Great Ape Project, HSUS, IFWA, Justice Department, Physicians Committee, Primate Freedom Project, Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs, SPEAK, SHAC, Viva!, WSPA Animal Welfare
Ways to Volunteer @ PETA
• Attending outreach activities, including local tabling events at fairs and festivals and leafleting • Critiquing medical and scientific research proposals • Transporting dogs and cats to and from our SNIP (Spay and Neuter Immediately, Please) mobile clinic • Providing a loving foster home to a displaced animal for a few days • Conducting online and library research • Performing various types of office work, such as data entry, preparation of mailings, faxing, etc. • Participating in our weekly work party on Wednesday nights
Many organizations oppose what PETA and other animal rights groups do! Some many go as far as to print ads making PETA seem guilty for something they don’t believe. The following slides are just some of the ways that PETA is being protested against!
Ingrid Newkirk isn’t just the President of PETA, she’s also a militant activist. She’s soaked herself in fake blood, of course, but she’s also been arrested more than 20 times. And she’s an avowed supporter of the terrorist Animal Liberation Front.