I think PETA has there stuff together. They keep you updated on all their work and progress with a detailed annual report. some might find there tactics extreme but sometimes you need to push the envelope to direct attention to these causes.
PETA is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping better the lives of animals. They will take on any organization, government, or idea, no matter how daunting the task or powerful the group. Through their advocacy, demonstrations, and effective (though occasionally controversial) tactics they have called attention to issues that most people would rather just see swept under the carpet and ignored.
Outstanding attention and advocacy to animals welfare causes around the world. Heart-rending presentation of stories and concrete steps supporters can take to alleviate suffering and make a better world for all living creatures.
I have met the person who is in charge of the undercover investigators who go into medical labs.
These people truly care about animals. This person has three dogs. One from an animal hoarder and two that were rescued from medical labs.
This person is highly educated and has a deep love for all animals.
The people who are brave enough to do this hard work need our support. The things they have witnessed would give anyone who loves animals nightmares. Many of these people suffer from PTSD after being exposed to the horrors of animals tortured in the name of science.
I support them 100%.
I do take offemse to some of their advertising methods, but I agree with their mission. Such a vital organization!
Review from CharityNavigator
PETA is the only animal rights organization that is ending the use of animals in laboratories. Other organizations that I have donated to int he past that want to end animal research are simply uneffective, and unable to find creative ways to stop this form of animal abuse. PETA puts undercover investigators into these horrendous labs and is able to prosecute and sometimes, like last year, were able to close one down entirely. If ending the use of animals in testing and research matters to you, then PETA is the organization that DESERVES your hard-earned dollars.
Review from CharityNavigator
Try to think of any other animal rights group that is as effective as PETA. Personally, I can't. And they walk the talk and target your donations to actual work on the ground - their president earned just $37,000 in 2009 (see Form 909). Just to compare I picked another random animal welfare group IFAW and their CEO earned over $300,000 and from what I have seen this is common.
Review from Guidestar
PETA gets results, period. That's why I have been donating to them for the last 16 years and will keep on giving them as much money as I can afford. I would wish for personal wealth solely to give it to PETA. I am continually impressed by the inventive strategies they deploy to effect change for animal welfare, like becoming stockholders in soulless corporations and gaining entry into their meetings. I have also had the privilege of meeting a number of PETA staff and to a person they are obviously deeply dedicated to their brave calling. They are heroes in my book. This is urgent work and there is no point to playing nice with animal abusers.
Peta truly changed my life and I will always be in debt to them. I had always been an animal lover with lots of empathy and when i was twelve i found one of their meet your meat videos online and from that moment on i was vegetarian and a peta activist (well, as much as you could be at 12 ). i always participated in animal rights debates in school etc and would proudly put my littel peta stickers everywhere and talk to evefyone about what happens to cows chickens pigs etc. I am now 20 and vegan and even more the acitivist i was then. I owe it all to PETA. They are by far more accessible than any other animal rights organization- they have an amazing talent in the way they reach out to all generations, young and old - they have cutesy slogans and campaigns that bring attention to serious issues, and then they also have those fucking great in your face, attention-demanding tactics that dont let people escape the current animal issues that have become out reality even in 2010..I got the great opportunity to go on a peta campaign tour a few weeks ago, but had to cancel due to an acting job. Everyone i talked with wereextremely warm and gracious and i was so honored to even get the chance to travel with them. PETA is by far my favorite organization, their victiories are tremendous and theyce certainly made me a better person.
PETA has been incredible to work with and I constantly feel honored to be giving to such an important cause. They always keep me in the loop on the groundbreaking victories for animals, which makes me feel like my money is being spent directly to further the cause, and are helping me organize protests and demonstrations in my area. Sometimes animal cruelty just feels like such an overwhelming issue, but the staff at PETA have always been there to help me take one step at a time to make this a more cruelty-free world and I'm so grateful for their help. The demonstrations/protests I've attended that PETA has organized have always been so professional and empowering. Overall, I am so proud to be a PETA member!!!