Wherever animals are in need, PETA is there, giving a strong voice to those who can't speak for themselves—a voice for the billions of chickens trapped on factory farms, a voice for the mice and rats tortured in labs and unprotected by even a single federal law, a voice for the millions of chinchillas who live in misery and suffer horrific deaths, a voice for baby elephants stolen from their mothers and beaten to perform, and a voice for "backyard dogs," sentenced to life outdoors at the end of a chain, forgotten and alone. We see the forest and the trees, and we work wherever we can to eliminate suffering.
Our methods are as varied as the animals we protect and the myriad ways that people abuse them. The following are a few examples:
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.