Peta Research Paper

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA, falls under the animal group’s category in interest groups. PETA was founded in 1980 and the president, who is also the cofounder, is Ingrid Newkirk. With over three million members and supporters, PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA’s work is driven by their view that animals are not ours to eat, wear, test on, or be used for our entertainment. The areas where the most animals suffer for the longest periods of time is where PETA’s focus is. The areas include factory farms, clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry. In addition to the four main topics, they also work on “the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as…show more content…
PETA was determined to do more and gave people more opportunities to change society. They questioned why we kill animals for their flesh, or skin and wondered why they were tested on and used for entertainment, which was nothing like any other group had done before. Through their efforts they wanted to not only expose what really happens behind closed doors, but promote a healthy vegan diet and cruelty-free shopping. PETA is not one to be quiet when trying to achieve their goals. When it comes to protests, they are loud and public with them. In addition to the protest campaigns, the article “About PETA” states that they also use public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, and celebrity involvement in hopes to achieve their long-term…show more content…
There are some who support PETA’s mission and goal but not their tactics used, and there are also those that are just down right against PETA. An example of those that are completely against PETA is “Hunters against PETA.” This group hopes to preserve “the rights, freedoms and traditions our forefathers fought and died for – the right and freedom to hunt forever.”(Our Mission) They state that their “mission is to keep the spirit of hunting alive forever so that our kids and future generations can enjoy and come to love hunting and nature as much as we do,” and that their “purpose is to educate people about the benefits of hunting and to fight back to preserve our rights to hunt.” (Our Mission) Those who support the main message of PETA but not its tactics or procedures often fight against the fact that PETA supports controversial policies. Many oppose the euthanasia of the many animals that come through PETA’s doors abused, and the support PETA gives to the killing of feral cats rather than capturing, spaying/neutering, then

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