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Dennis Vail

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Review for PETA INVESTIGATIONS AND RESCUE FOUNDATION, Norfolk, VA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

It is not true that PETA routinely euthanizes animals, it is not true that they use violence or have anything to do with bombs, it is not true that they discourage the keeping of companion animals (many of their staff do so), and it is not true that they hypocritically use animal products. Their courting of celebrities and their more flamboyant publicity stunts are not my style, but I can't blame them for that if they feel that these efforts have political value. Such advertising methods certainly have a long history in our culture. My only basic disagreement with them is that they oppose the trap-neuter-return method of managing feral cats; I think it is the best available approach. As an organization I feel that they have done a great deal of good, and I can't think of any real harm they've done. I will continue to support them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer

Review for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

PETA's courting of celebrities and their more flamboyant publicity stunts are not my style, but I can't blame them for that if they think that these efforts have political value. Such advertising methods certainly have a long history in our culture. I believe the organization has done a great deal of good, and I can't think of any real harm that they've done. They don't overpay their executives, who could certainly make more elsewhere. I will continue to support them.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor