People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, commonly referred to as PETA, is an American animal rights organization. PETA runs campaigns and undercover investigations based around four core issues it opposes--the use of animals as food, clothing, experimentation, or entertainment--which reinforces PETA's motto: "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment."

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

What kind of organization is PETA?

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is the worlds largest animal rights group. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Norfolk, VA with affiliates in Germany, England, India and other countries around the globe. It is listed with the federal government as a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible.


PETA focuses its attention on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry. PETA also works on a variety of other issues, depending on what they feel will give themselves the most media attention. PETA is strongly anti-meat, anti-egg and anti-dairy.


PETA was recognized by a number of major news portals as one of the nations most effective charities. Major outlets such as CNN, Newsweek, Bloomberg, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, FOX News and others regularly cover PETA campaigns.


As with any organization with national attention, PETA has faced some negative publicity. The Center for Consumer Freedom, the originator of the site PetaKillsAnimals.com and ActivistCash.com, and is probably PETA's most well known detractor.

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Which actor did PETA vote as 'the hottest vegetarian' alive?

Amitabh Bachchan.

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What are the objectives of PETA?

"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals", say they are trying to help animals and run animal shelters with this "aim." However they euthanize more animals than they save because they believe people should not have pets. They say they help animals but they can not hide the required statistics. They would offer to take people's animals off their hands and shelter them, only to euthanize the animals before even arriving at the "animal shelter." Also you may have heard of the story where they threw a bag of kittens into water to potentially drown...which sadly, they did. Also, PETA threw animals in a bag into the dumpster, where they were found in the back of a Chinese restaurant.

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What is the address for PETA?

PETA's international headquarters are located at 501 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.

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What occurs at plate boundaries that are associated with seafloor spreading?

When seafloor spreading happens, a rift forms at the bottom of a ocean and separates to form new rock. This is an example of a divergent plate boundary

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How NOT do you unlock pamella on peta super chick sisters?

you have to type in GOPAM

but put it all in capitals

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Where does PETA operate?

They are based out of Norfolk Virginia.

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What does the name peta mean in Hebrew?

"Peta" as no meaning in Hebrew. Only Hebrew names have meaning in Hebrew.

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What are the principles of PETA?

PETA is an organization that is against cruel treatment of animals, as suggested by its name (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

Peta protests the rodeo, fur in fashion shows, KFC, etc. They also raid animal testing labs and go undercover in slaughterhouses.

Their trademark catchphrase is "Animals are not ours to eat / wear / experiment on / be entertained by / abuse in any way." Their viewpoints are considered controversial in that they represent such a small portion of the population as a whole, yet they try to influence legislation which affects the entire population.

Noted PeTA co-founder Ingrid Newkirk was once quoted as having said, "Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth."

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals This organization works to protect animals. Sadly, Peta doesnt care about dogs and cats. They take animals from shelters saying they will give them homes but they actually kill them..

PETA, has done many good things, mainly making it publicly unacceptable to wear fur (which experts say would have happened on its own), sadly they have degraded and Ingrid Newkirk is widely regarded as a nutcase (even by ex-peta members). As my vegetarian friend said, "PETA is a club for crazy vegetarians."

See related link for further details.

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Why doesn't the government do to PETA what they did to the Branch Davidians in El Paso?

Maybe because PETA does not have a arsenal of weapons, and does not have a leader sleeping with numerous early teen girls that are kept in a "House of David?" Maybe because PETA does not have a bunch of kids living in the facility that are taken to a basement and whipped/abused regularly? In other words, PETA is not a organization that engages in illegal activities. Therefore, there is no reason for the government to shut them down. That is a very difficult question to answer. The Branch Dividian part is easy, though, so I'll answer it first. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion, though. I have no proof. I believe, although it appeared that the Branch Dividians were harmless and pretty much kept to themselves, they apparently had a huge arsenal of weapons. I believe the governtment took the action they did because of the weapons. The part about PETA is a lot more complicated politically. The uncomplicated answer is that PETA is serving some purpose that the government or others in power want to have accomplished. It is widely known that PETA uses methods that are against the law and that they have been referred to as terrorists within government circles, so it would only make sense that the government would limit them or shut them down. Yet, they don't. The only conclusion I can come to is the one I stated: PETA serves a purpose that helps to bring about certain results that the powers that be want. Deb

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Why does Lois Griffin say Peter Griffin's name as peta?

She is from somewhre in New England where they have that accent.

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How do you pronounce PETA?

Pee-Tuh. or Peh-eh-tah-ah / p-e-t-ah

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Does PETA press charges against animal abusers?

We're into some fairly technical waters here, and I'm not sure that PETA can actually "press charges" against a third party on behalf of an animal. I'm sure they'd like to think they can. However, I believe that only the prosecuting attorneys for the location the alleged abuse occurred can officially press charges, though PETA would undoubtedly put as much pressure on them as they can to do so.

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Where in Britain is PETA?

For information about PETA UK click on the link below, under 'Related links'.

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Where can you lobby for the ethical treatment of animals?

Pretty much anywhere, but in order to keep abreast of current issues facing animals and what legislation is being introduced, I suggest you check out the websites of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). These organizations are well-established and recognized, and are not radical like PETA. You can subscribe to the ASPCA and HSUS like I did. You'll receive email messages from them informing you of new legislation and how you can help. It's a great way to stay informed and feel like you're making a difference.

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How do you get mitsuku to talk to you again once you have been banned?

1. You have to email abuse@mitsuku and tell them why you did what you did to be banned and if the supervisors think your reasoning is suitable then they will unban you if not they wont :)

2. Or you can simply delete the history, and then Mitsuku will forget you.

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Why was Peta established?

PETA was established to inform the public of what is happening to animals all over the world, and about animal cruelty.

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How did peta originate?

Silver Spring Monkeys, the PETA co-founder Alex Pachecho leaked photos of rhesus monkeys being experimented on, and it was a huge scandal. People began donating money and becoming members, and the silver spring case was the first animal rights case to reach supreme court.

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When was peta organized?

1980ish. It was a couple of people before then, but it became well-known and prominent after the Silver Spring Monkeys controversy.

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What are opinions on PETA?

Here are some opinions from various Answers.com Contributors:

  • PETA is free to express their opinions peacefully, but when members of PETA throw blood on a woman who chooses to wear a fur coat, that is wrong. They become terrorists when they condone bad behavior like burning down a beef farm. PETA would get more respect if they let people wear what they want without harassing them or destroying property. Everyone has the right to choose.
  • PETA chapters have been known to be rather hypocritical in their actions. One report from last year indicated that they would dump bodies of deceased animals in their care (sometimes killed cruelly in their own custody) in dumpsters.
  • The charges of animal cruelty were investigated by the ASPCA legal counsel and proved unfounded. That being noted, the organization has harmed it's own cause by it's unacceptable actions and blatant disregard of the law and the rights of other citizens. There are more productive and positive methods for furthering a cause that one believes in than the destruction of property and the assaulting of persons regardless of the circumstances. In some cases such as the civil rights movement, violating the law becomes a necessity for the obvious humanitarian reasons, however, PETA does not fall into such a category. I personally have my doubts of the genuine concern and the truth in their agenda statements. FYI, I am an animal lover and a vegan (a vegetarian who consumes no animal products).
  • PETA has done nothing but help animals and fight the evil basic human society who are so egotistical that they refuse to believe that animals are being tortured to make their lives easier. They are some of the most respectable people in existence today.
  • The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is probably one of the most polarizing organizations in the world, meaning: 'either you love them, or hate them' and not much in between. Supporters of the non-profit, Tax deductable organization know its philosophies, and adgenda. Critics often cite PETA's opposition, CCF (Centre for Consumer Freedom) Which is a lobbying company created by the Phillip Morris Co. but now owned and operated by fast food restaurants and their suppliers IE; Tyson food, Cargaill, Mcdonalds, and KFC to name a few. The CCF condemns PETA for its high euthanasia to adoption rate, yet PETA has never claimed to be an adoption agency, and offer a free euthanasia program to sick, suffering, and dying animals. PETA, unlike any other animal rights organization in the world, also offers free spay and neuterings to animals with families that cannot afford it. The CCF is also widely known for attacking many other respectable organizations such as: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and anti-obesity advocates.
  • This will depend on your perspective. PETA's critics will tell you that PETA gives a great deal of money to convicted arsonists, domestic terrorists and known criminals if the group feels those people will help advance their cause. PETA's stated goal is to eliminate human interference in animals' lives. This would mean no having pets or service animals, everyone would have to eat a vegan diet (no meat, dairy or egg product foods, probably also no seafood), leather would be outlawed and the animals would be released 'back into the wild'. The underlying theme is that human interference in the lives of animals is always detrimental and the highest ideal is for humans to stop monkeying around with the natural lives of fellow living beings. The practical result of this would be to bankrupt nations (in the US, agriculture including animal agriculture is one of only two industries with a positive trade balance; the other is aerospace technology), result in mass starvation across the globe (plant diets have low caloric density and animal products are the fastest and most readily available sources of protein), and billions of animals would starve to death because they can no longer live in the wild due to selective breeding by humans (think of a Chihuahua in northern Maine). PETA's advocates will tell you that PETA is working towards improving the lives of animals through increased awareness of how egregiously humans abuse animals routinely - horses that are left to starve in the pasture, dogs that fight one another to the death after being trained to kill by their owners, toxicity testing of substances on rabbits, etc. Also, a meat-based diet is widely considered to be a primary reason so many of the first world countries have a major obesity and cardiovascular disease epidemic - reducing or eliminating meat, dairy and egg products from the diet in the United States will overall make American citizens healthier. There are now synthetic versions of leather and other animal-based products that work as well or better than the original "real" version. Personally, I think PETA consists of a large group of well-meaning supporters but is run by a few very radical activists who are willing to push far beyond what their donors would like to see happen. I suspect, but cannot prove or even provide much support, that a large number of PETA's financial backers would cut off their donations if they looked into what PETA believes, their stated goals and the methods they are willing to use to promote their beliefs. I don't think the large group of supporters are bad, just not well-informed; I fully believe that the leading radical activists are bad (morally corrupt) and that they are dangerous both to humans and to the animal populations they purport to be advocating for.
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Does Peta Todd have a boyfriend?

Yes, Mark Cavendish.

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What does PETA stand for?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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What became of Andy Gibb's daughter Peta Jaye Reeder Gibb?

Peta Jaye Reeder Gibb, the daughter of Kim Reeder and Andy Gibb plays the role of mother to a baby boy named Flynn Tasman Weber. Additionally, Peta is a dog breeder who breeds Staffordshire Bull Terriers and judges dog shows in New South Wales, Australia.

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Is PETA a cult?

Let me change what was said earlier, no they are not, do not take answers from the guy who can't even spell 'meat' correctly.

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What is the purpose of PETA?

PETA's purpose is to help stop cruelty to animals.

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