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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, or use for entertainment. 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, on cruel dairy, egg, and meat farms, in the fur trade, and in the entertainment industry. PETA 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 direct action.

Geographic areas served: North America and worldwide

Programs:   PETA receives complaints of cruelty to animals; works for the release of and obtains care for abused, neglected, and at-risk animals; investigates cruelty cases; gathers evidence of law violations; and takes action to ensure the enforcement of laws and regulations in an effort to protect the animals involved. PETA organizes campaigns to inform the public about, among other things, how animals are abused in the experimentation, food, clothing, and entertainment industries. In 2020, PETA achieved these milestones: We persuaded Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer to stop using the meaningless forced swim test, in which terrified animals paddle frantically in inescapable beakers of water to keep from drowning. To date, we’ve persuaded 14 companies—including seven of the top 10 pharmaceutical giants—to ban this test.• After working with PETA, Avon Products, Inc., stopped all tests on animals everywhere in the world, and Suave, Aussie, and Secret joined our list of companies and brands (now totaling more than 4,800) that don’t test on animals.• PETA is the largest member of the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., which funded research resulting in the creation of an antitoxin produced without using animals that could be commercially developed to treat diphtheria. The Science Consortium also helped fund the development of EpiAlveolar—a first-of-its-kind, human cell–based model of the deepest part of the lungs—and led the development of an international guidance document on using non-animal methods for studying the effects of chemicals without forcing animals to inhale them. Among PETA’s other accomplishments in 2020 were helping to get critical provisions of North Carolina’s “ag-gag” law declared unconstitutional; persuading Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Mooyah, and other restaurant chains to add vegan options; and helping to get the sale of foie gras banned in New York City. PETA released a landmark investigation of the alpaca trade in Peru—the world’s top alpaca fleece producer—showing horrific abuse during shearing. We have since persuaded numerous companies—including UNIQLO (the world’s third-largest clothing retailer), Columbia Sportswear Company, Esprit, and Overstock.com—to ban alpaca. After hearing from PETA, NARS Cosmetics and Kugo—the parent company of RoyalShave, Pomades, and TheStache.com—banned badger hair. Following discussions with PETA, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Nordstrom, and Jil Sander confirmed that they’ve stopped using exotic skins—sparing countless alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, kangaroos, lizards, and snakes immense suffering. Following pressure from PETA, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission implemented rules to prevent horses from running while injured.• As a result of our pressure, SeaWorld will no longer make trainers surf on dolphins’ backs and stand on their faces. • As a result of a PETA lawsuit, Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT)—a seedy Florida roadside zoo—was permanently banned from possessing endangered tigers. It subsequently shut down.• To date, PETA has freed 75 big cats and 73 bears from desolate roadside zoos or decrepit backyard cages. This year’s rescues include an ailing Asiatic black bear saved from life in a cramped cage at a Pennsylvania shooting range, a lion and two tigers from the Tri-State Zoo, and all the tigers remaining at DCWT. All are thriving at accredited, bucolic sanctuaries.• After decades of work by PETA, no more chimpanzees are being used in Hollywood films or television

 

PETA conducts educational campaigns and publishes materials that are distributed to students, teachers, the general public, and supporters. Major publications include materials made available through our programs for younger children, high school and college students, and educators as well as publications such as factsheets, booklets, fliers, posters, and PETA’s magazine, PETA Global. Campaigns involve renowned celebrities, extensive media attention, interactive Web site features that reach millions of viewers, and public service announcements, which are typically placed for free in high-exposure outlets.

 

Community Stories

239 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Of the non-profits I support with donations and volunteer time, PETA is the most important. They pursue and achieve legislation to end cruelty, abuse, and slaughter of animals under various conditions. They also do the hard-to-stomach work in the trenches of documenting such tortures with photos and videotapes, which are essential evidences in pursuing legislation to end such practices. Most people simply don't know that billions of animals in the U.S. each year are tortured and abused in multiple industries, e.g., medical research, social science research, livestock, cosmetics, clothing, entertainment, etc. I have the deepest respect for the work PETA performs year after year.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to the PETA Winter Doghouse program for several years now. What a wonderful program!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I support Peta because they are one of the most honest non-profit animal protection organizations. I know Ingrid Newkirk really works for the protection of defenseless animals in labs, on farms, in companies. I am just so glad that we have Peta. My experience with Peta is total wholeness, I know I can count on Peta to keep fighting and working for the animals and I can feel better. Thank Ingrid and all of Peta's staff.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've learned so much from PETA. From appalling conditions and animal welfare violations in agriculture to unnecessary and painful/deadly animal experiments in publicly-funded labortories.

In addition to educating me, PETA also makes it easy to take action with emails, letters, calls, on-site protests and living vegan. PETA shares delicious plant-based recipes, trends and lists of vegan retailers.

Now I'm able to share my knowledge with others using facts to dispel myths and help others understand animals deserve our respect and how to support their rights!

PETA's difficult undercover investigations are so important to exposing animal abuse the public would not otherwise know about. I'm proud to be a PETA donor for so many reasons. Thank you PETA!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ingrid Newkirk and her staff and volunteers live and breathe animal welfare and advocacy. They have dedicated their lives to helping animals who are suffering around the world. Every minute of every day, PETA staffers and volunteers are investigating, rescuing, fundraising and lobbying tirelessly to end the atrocities that are happening to animals. Millions of people are seemingly unaware of the horrific treatment of animals, but PETA uncovers and publicizes the abuse, neglect and exploitation of animals. Because of PETA, more and more people are learning about the harsh realities behind circuses, zoos, bogus sanctuaries, carriages pulled by horses, down, wool and countless other cruel practices that people thought were entertaining, romantic and fashionable. PETA also inspires and supports thousands of other animal welfare charities around the world. I can't begin to express my gratitude to Ingrid and everyone who works for PETA. They are truly making this world a better place for animals and humans alike.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t begin to tell you what a big difference this fantastic organisation makes for suffering animals around the globe; pets, farm animals and wild animals alike. It’s worth every penny I donate every month, there’s no other way I’d rather spend that money. A must for every animal lover or anyone with a bit of compassion for other living creatures.
Thank you PETA from the bottom of my heart for all that you do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I never realized how much animals were being abused not just in the US and Canada but all around the world. It is staggering that this happens 24/7 and involves just about every species. PETA has opened my eyes to this horrible reality and I am so happy that we have an organization that will stand up for defenseless animals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a Peta member..it gives me some peace in this world to know I am part of an organization working to help all kinds of animals all over the world, and in every way possible. I love Peta and am so grateful to everyone in Peta especially the investigators.

1 Joanne D.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to PETA for helping put focus on the ethical treatment of our animals - and helping make us aware of how animals are treated in various organizations. Whether it be laboratory animals, stores selling reptiles such as PetSmart, and ideas of helping people to start a plant based diet.
Thank you!

1 Kathy L.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a proud PETA member for over 30 years. PETA has exceeded my expectations in their dedication to helping animals and changing the way people perceive and treat animals on a daily basis. They have brought animal rights into the light of day. They will use any means to attract public attention to the horrific, unseen suffering of animals ..... and they succeed! PETA will go to bat for any animal species, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential ....... mice, rats, beta fish, crustaceans, even insects are within the scope of their compassion and caring. I am so thankful for PETA, founder Ingrid Newkirk, and her dedicated team. I will always support them as much as I am able.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PETA has long been my favorite charity. PETA does not compromise on the simple view that animals do not belong to humans, but have importance in their own right and therefore deserve to be treated as you or I would want to be treated. PETA's programs advocate for animals who are hidden from view and suffering on cramped factory farms, in barren laboratories, in hellhole roadside attractions, and in lonely back yards. In many cases, PETA has rescued animals from horrific situations and found them heavenly homes.

Audrey C.2

Donor

Rating: 4

I am proud to support this charity. They help so many animals by changing the way people regard animals. They have managed to convince many fashion companies and stores to ditch fur. This is a great achievement.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed and supported PETA for decades. They have been at the forefront of major changes in how people feel about animals and how they ought to be considered as living beings with feelings and emotions and should not be used and abused by human beings. Pets uses strong methods to convey their messages but that is what it takes to get results. And PETA gets plenty of successful results. They have been and are instrumental in the new mentality we have towards animals. Moreover their CEO Ingrid Newkirk and her team are first class in dedication and transparency.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA AND INGRID NEWKIRK ARE THE GREATEST HEROS!!!! THEY MAKE MIRACLES HAPPEN FOR THE VOICELESS, INNOCENT DEFENSELESS ANIMALS ON THIS EARTH!!!
FROM TAKING ACTION; TO RESCUE, DEFEND AND SAVE THESE PREECIOUS LIVING BEINGS!
PETA HAS RESCUED THOSE BEING EXPERIMENTED ON IN LABS, ZOOS, CIRCUSES, SEAWORLD, STATE FAIRS, ROADSIDE ZOOS, TRAPPERS AND HUNTERS !!
PETA, THEIR LEGAL TEAM AND ALL OF THE PETA WARRIORS HAVE HAD VITAL AND CRUCIAL LEGISLATION PASSED IN ORDER TO PROTECT THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS AND TO BRING ANIMAL ABUSERS TO JUSTICE, ON EVERY CORNER OF THIS EARTH!!!!
IN EVERY CAPACITY

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA is the most formidable and effective animal rights organization in the world! I support and will continue to support PETA because it is strongly committed to bring animal abuse in all its forms to an end. The organization is ethical and science-based and stands uncompromisingly for animal and environmental justice in a world that is dangerously close to jeopardizing its future.

Donor

Rating: 5

It took me a long time to realize that I was part of the problem -- when I started to use cruelty free products, I was taken into the larger world of animal exploitation. It seems that whenever people use animals for glory or gold, it gets bad for the animals. PETA tackles the big issues, those that are considered part of the "culture", like the Iditarod in Alaska -- they exposed the reality of the sled dogs lives. This is why I continue to support them -- they have the courage to do the work that I can barely stand to read.

Donor

Rating: 5

I contribute to PETA because they work to stop animal cruelty wherever it lurks. I like contributing to get big corporations to stop practices that inflict harm- often unseen by customers. It make me feel less powerless in the face of what often seems like a sea of depravity.

Donor

Rating: 5

Know many of the top people at peta personally for years. They are kind and work very efficiently for the tiniest salary!!
Getting people to stop consuming meat fish dairy eggs also saves the climate Climatehealers.org and our health too
Nutritionfacts.org. Most of my donations go to PETA!! Love them!!

1 Revegan H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a PETA donor because they are not afraid to defy convention where helping animals is concerned. Despite any criticism they've endured, PETA's continues to be one of the most effective and well known animal right organizations around. Their approach jars people into a "wakeup call" and that is what is needed to help people understand how apathy and self interest results in the suffering of billions of animals. They are great at mobilizing people to action and do the difficult work of witnessing and addressing unimaginable suffering to gather data in critical cases of animals suffering and exploitation. They consistently put the animal's needs first and they are responsible for helping to end so much suffering.

Donor

Rating: 5

They do a great job in making it easier to change your eating habits in order to become vegan for the sake of animals!

Amanda R.13

Donor

Rating: 5

PeTA is my favorite charitable organization because they are constantly active, and do a wonderful job of keeping their members up-to-date and informed. I love all of the knowledge they provide, and how they've opened my eyes to mistreatment of animals in ways that I never thought of before! The very first day that I went to PETA's website looking for information on the food industry, I became a pescatarian -- which shortly progressed into me becoming a strict vegetarian. (I'm not quite a vegan yet, but working towards it!). And I buy only vegan and cruelty-free clothing, cosmetics, furniture, and goods now. They make powerful strides for long-term success such as banning animal lab testing, slashing the fur industry, and shutting down roadside circuses.

But I also learned this year that they are very active on a day-to-day basis also! They work within communities by helping 'backyard dogs' by providing food, water, handmade dog houses, straw, toys, and essential medication. And that is only one example!

I love PeTA so much that I have left them as a beneficiary in my retirement account. It feels good to know that I can continue to help animals through PeTA, even after I am gone.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA has revolutionized animal advocacy since its inception in 1980. Prior to PETA, animal advocacy was at the margins of society, focusing mainly on companion animals like dogs and cats. Institutionalized/commercial cruelty was hardly addressed at all. PETA changed all that with hard hitting, sometimes controversial tactics that brought animal cruelty straight into the public eye. Doing so has enabled PETA to achieve remarkable success, from virtually eliminating the wearing of fur in this country, to going a long way to eliminating the use of animals in circuses and other entertainment formats, to initiating the trend toward plant based eating. I can't think of any other organization that has achieved so much in a short 40 years.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Peta is dedicated to enlightening people that ALL living creatures are entitled to protection and respect. Would you toss a human baby into a vat of water to see it struggle until it drowns? Or inject a human child with a virus or toxin in order to test a new drug? Or chain up a person, restricting movement, food and adequate shelter? These are just some of the injustices that Peta works hard to abolish. If it is not okay to abuse a child, it is not okay to abuse an animal.

1 Ros Davidoff T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m am so grateful for the existence of PETA and the essential work they do to help animals. This organization plus many others like this receive my absolute admiration and gratitude. Respect for animals makes the human race better. And caring for them creates a positive shift in our outlook on life. Thank you PETA!!

1 Jack H.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm for animal rights and PETA is the leading organization for this movement. I 'm a proud member and also a vegan.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been supporters of PeTA for 35 years, and this organization is a beneficiary of our legacy. We believe PeTA is one of the most effective organizations in the world because of the way they have brought awareness to the world about the need to confront cruelty to animals in all areas of life: food, clothing, entertainment, laboratories, universities, businesses and climate change. Veganism is now a way of life for millions who want to decrease effects of climate change, improve health and eliminate earth-destroying factory farms - all thanks to PeTA!!!

1 doris1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PETA is my moral compass. PETA is always ahead of me in my ethical progression and helps me view the world and animals from a fresh perspective. I think without this organization I would be in despair.

1 Watson G.

Donor

Rating: 5

PETA does the hard work of exposing animal cruelty, raising awareness, and working toward improving animal welfare. I have been a member for years and as long as PETA continues to work to treat all animals with care, kindness and compassion I will continue to support People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love supporting my favorite non-profit, PETA.org. This organization works tirelessly to help pets in dire situations as well as lobby for changes that save the lives of countless innocent, intelligent animals who would otherwise be killed for their feathers, fur, skin and meat. Being vegan is healthier for the planet, animals and ourselves. With so many eco-friendly vegan leather options we have no excuse for continuing to manufacture clothing, shoes, furniture and car interiors made of leather. PETA.org calls on the animal-lover in all of us to start giving a damn, and inspires us to stop living like the invasive species many of us are.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporting member of PETA for over 20 years and am convinced that's where the greatest strides in animal protection all over the world have taken place.
What attracts me is their combination of in-your- face demos and a sophisticated, very well managed organisation.
As far as I know, president Ingrid Newkirk, is still drawing only a minimal salary, a salient feature of an organization with millions of members.

1 curlyb72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PETA is one of the most important animal rights groups I know and Ingrid Newkirk is my hero. Through their advocacy work they have applied pressure to change many laws as well as getting private organizations (e.g., clothing vendors, circuses, etc.) to stop exploiting animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

it is thr first time in my life long experience ( I'm 77 ) that I can see results on a nearly daily basis and t-I particularly appreciate the way they try to bring people to understand that animals are not things, but living beings and that they deserve the same protection as we do.....thanks Peta and please carry on....jc ritchie

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PETA is one-of-a-kind. !!!
The amount of victories accomplished by all of us at PETA .
PETA goes ABOVE AND BEYOND TO help rescue animals and make EVERYONE aware of what crimes and horrific behaviour actually goes on to so many animals around the world. "Appalling " is just putting very lightly.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for PETA and donated for years. I also have them listed in my will. They are great because there is no animal that they won't help. They have assisted me many times when I have encountered injured wild animals. They are determined to protect all animals and do everything within their power to get laws changed and to make sure animal abusers are caught and punished. I have donated to other animal related nonprofits, but stopped because they seemed to care more about paying their CEO's massive amounts of money, and publicity than helping animals. PETA is the most caring and compassionate organization when it comes to animals that I know of. PETA is the reason that I went from vegetarian to vegan. I became vegetarian after reading Alicia Silverstone's "A Kind Diet" book, but after seeing some of PETA's campaigns, I switch to being vegan. I truly admire them and all of the volunteers and appreciate all that they do.

1 Levi V.

Donor

Rating: 5

PETA is an amazing organization speaking up, educating and inspiring kindness for the most vulnerable individuals on Earth.

They take bold and thoughtful action towards ending animal oppression and are making the world a better place for the most individuals every day.

For example, PETAs TeachKind program educates thousands of students about empathy towards others, and identifies how all animals, just like you have hearts, families, feelings and want to live free from exploitation and suffering.

Of all the animal justice non profits, PETA is my favorite because of their out of the box creativity in making the world a better place for all.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a Peta supporter for years. Their important work for animal liberation is driven by compassion and determination. I am so grateful for their courage, fortitude and hope for a kinder world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

THIS IS THE WORLD'S BEST ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION EVER FORMED!

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA is an exception organization! They are highly effective at protecting animal welfare and serve a major role in the world of animal advocacy, education and inspiration. I am so grateful for the work that they do and am happy to be a lifelong supporter.

1 Kathryn D.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a PETA member/supporter for over 25 years. I support PETA because PETA gets the job done to help animals. When I have reason to contact PETA, there is always someone who speaks to me or calls me back promptly, if he is not available when I call. Another reason I admire PETA so much is because PETA is helping animals in so many different ways and means. PETA is my favorite animal welfare charity, and I have listed PETA as a beneficiary on my will.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love PETA. It's the first animal welfare group that publicly articulated my thoughts and feelings about the creatures we share our world with. I've supported them for years and I'll continue to do so.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Humans do horrible things to animals whether they know it or not. So much suffering can be stopped by simple choices we all make in clothing or products when non-animal alternatives are available. I’m a vegan and hope to see more people realizing this is a better way to live.
PETA has been educating the public about animal abuse and promoting the vegan lifestyle. I support them 100% and hope their voice gets much louder and reaches more people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are the organization the most involved with all aspects of animal abuse, anywhere in the world. They take corporations heads on and do not flinch when the latter ignore them or are hostile. They base their interventions on well documented situations and go all the way to the legislative body to implement changes.
They are so professional that you can trust their findings and their call for action.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PETA is by far one the most effective nonprofits we have had the pleasure of watching, volunteering with, and donating to over the past few decades. They get results, plain and simple. I have watched literally hundreds of companies improve their animal welfare policies as a result of PETA's work and pressure (e.g., ending animal testing, ending their sale of fur, ending the slavery of animals in entertainment).
I have also participated in many well-organized, respectful, peaceful demonstrations run by PETA and have received a personal response to every question or bit of feedback I've ever sent to the organization. They make it easy for people to take action for animals in myriad different forms (protest, letters, donations, calls, lifestyle choices, and so much more), clearly laying out evidence of abuse or harm, resulting consequences, and what we can do to create change.
Our donations are carefully managed and adjusted the moment we ask for a change without hassle, and with the continued commitment to making the world a better place for animals. We are so glad PETA exists in this world and look forward to the many ways they will continue to change policy, corporate practice, and world culture to make the world a better, safer, kinder place for animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA's work covers the globe. Where there is injustice, PETA exposes. The education to communities is vital for knowledge and awareness. This is what reveals what needs to change and offers all human beings, the choice to facilitat these changes through choices and actions. Our choices are our votes.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA has never let me down. The people in this organization have an uncompromising reverence for all animals, and a rock-solid commitment to protecting them and fighting injustices inflicted on them. I fully resonate with PETA's campaigns, which are hard-hitting and effective.

In addition, when I have contacted PETA, I have always received a reply that was responsive to my question.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Peta keeps us posted on critical issues on animal abuse etc.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PETA is about making all human beings aware and accountable for how we treat all living creatures which encourages respect and love towards not only animals but to each other as well!! Abuse and torture can not be tolerated for any reason and should be exposed and stopped. PETA is committed to all the above and tenacious in their mission to be ADVOcates for change ,Protectors of Animals and the Voice of People that care .I will continue to support them financially for my lifetime!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a member of PETA for many years! I have the greatest respect and admiration for Ingrid Newkirk and the tireless support of her vision for a a better world in which animals are treated with kindess, dignity and respect. Ingrid, and her incredible team, casts a bright spotlight on the many cruelties that man has bestoyed upon animals and seeks to educate the public about the uncessary practices and the ignorance that perpetuates it.
My personal interactions with the PETA staff have been outstanding and I always find them to be completely professional, encouraging, and grateful for my support.
I do not know of any other organization that supports the animals rights movement that has had the impact of PETA . Their never ending commitment to changing the world and an enlightened landscape for animals and for the environment, is truly remarkable and they have my deepest respect.

1 Andreae

Donor

Rating: 5

PETA does the hard work of pushing for animal welfare. The dedication it demonstrates is inspiring and so necessary to bring facts to the public’s attention. Thank you PETA for all you do for the animals and our environment.

Donor

Rating: 4

PETA is obviously the first name that people think of when considering charities that fight all animal abuse (not just dogs and cats) everywhere. Progressive campaigns by PETA and other animal organizations have helped close fur farms, make people more aware of their cosmetic choices, shoe choices, and food choices. PETA has been instrumental in improving the lives of animals

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I donate to PETA because THEY GET THINGS DONE. They tackle issues that no other animal group is willing to address and they always put the animals best interest first. PETA put animal rights on the map -- and I want to help them do as much as they possibly can.

Donor

Rating: 5

Animals are living creatures that feel pain both physically and psychologically. What kind of society are we if we don't have empathy and compassion for all living creatures? Peta's work helps to stop animal abuse at all levels, domestic treatment, labs, food industries, etc. Not only does it work to stop abuse but to come up with solutions so that there are alternatives when animals are being used in different industries and to pass laws to protect animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

This faithful and hard-working group of people is devoted to the protection of helpless creatures around the world. Staff salaries are reasonable and much lower than those for other charitable organization leaders. PETA is a hands-on group and is determined to accomplish its goals, taking on the big companies as well as the small roadside zoos to protect animal life. I donate monthly and make additional donations for specific projects. PETA is worthy of my support.

Deanne R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PETA is on the forefront of Animal Rights well before its time. Their mission is beautiful and effective. They are in it for the long run.

Donor

Rating: 5

unbelievably effective and well run! They are making such a difference and educating a very uneducated world on just how much of the suffering that animals who share the planet with us endure.

Janice Z.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Out of all the animal charities I support, I would easily rank PETA as the best. My reason for this is simple: They work tirelessly on behalf of ALL animals. Other animal charities seem to target only the obvious and (dare I say it?) no-brainer issues such as the dog meat trade, because they affect companion animals and therefore easily appeal to the general public. PETA, on the other hand, targets each and every issue where ANY animal species is being adversely treated. They truly do believe that each and every single animal in the world deserves our respect and compassion and for that I applaud them! I should also add that they are a tried-and-tested organization with superior accountability and transparency. Therefore, I am not only a proud supporter of PETA but I have also named them as a beneficiary in my Will.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a Peta member for 35 years ! In grid is one of my hero no other organization tackle so many issues and fight for the rights of more species great and small! Industry farming animal testing rodeos roadside zoos bathe horrific bullfighting in different countries! Andi so on !!! I am proud of Peta!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PETA is winning victories all the time so you really get to see your donations at work. Just in the last few days, they've gotten Saint Laurent and Brioni to drop fur, convinced North America's largest chocolate ingredient supplier to ban animal tests, persuaded Chico's to go alpaca-free, had the Dream Hotel Group stop buying down feathers (which are ripped out of birds' chests), and halted the plan to send a guinea pig into space. Plus they publish their financial reports online every year so you can see where every dollar goes. Last year, their President's salary was $31,348.

Donor

Rating: 5

PETA is an honest and candid nonprofit that gets results and reveals animal cruelty in all its forms.
If you care for animals,there is no better nonprofit to support than PETA.Their motto says it all!

Linda D.16

Donor

Rating: 5

I believe and admire the work that PETA does. If all of the world would have the compassion and drive that they have, the world would be a better place. Animals play such a enormous role in our lives and in the survival of the planet, we need a voice as big (even bigger) to help save all animals and play a role in teaching humanity.

Lesly T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a PETA donor for many years. Their persistence, use of the law and science to save and protect animals is game changing. PETA advocates for a kinder world. What could be better then that.

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the best ones out there! We’ve been members for about 20 years. They never fail the animals, and have the courage to go undercover where other organizations won’t, and they get results. They always face issues head-on. You rock, PETA! Keep up the great work!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I like most about PETA is that I can trust them. I can trust that when I give them my hard earned money they will use it to help animals. I have seen up close how devoted and selfless are the people working there.
They help from poor dogs or cats freezing and starving in some forgotten backyard to millions of animals in laboratories like NIH. They teach compassion, they teach by their example to have a cruelty free life style.

Donor

Rating: 5

PETA is truly devoted to animal welfare. I like their out-of-the-box approach. They get the job done with their investigative team exposing animal abuse wherever they find it. They get politically involved by reporting legislation that helps protect animals and asking members to write to their senators to vote for this legislation, appearing in Washington to make the public aware of issues on animal welfare in Congress. They have had a big impact on banning the use of fur in the fashion industry.