People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
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What does PETA do?
PETA educates policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promotes kind treatment of animals. PETA is an international nonprofit charitable organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, with affiliates worldwide.
What is PETA and why is it controversial?
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was formed in 1980 by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco. While hardly the first animal rights organization, PETA is one of the most extreme, known for staging wild publicity stunts, including comparing the activities of serial killers to the butchering of livestock and hosting nude protests.
Is PETA the most radical organization in America?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been described as 鈥渂y far the most successful radical organization in America.鈥?The key word is radical. PETA seeks 鈥渢otal animal liberation,鈥?according to its president and co-founder, Ingrid Newkirk.
What is PETA’s mission statement?
Our Mission Statement. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories,…