~ PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ~
People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 1.6 million members and
supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.
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: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade,
and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of
other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and
other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations,
research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity
involvement, and protest campaign
Report cruelty to animals. If an animal is in imminent danger,
please contact your local police department immediately. If your
local police department is unresponsive, call PETA immediately—day
or night—at 757-622-7382 and dial 2.
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