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PETA’s World of Espionage and Intrigue

Written by PETA | May 27, 2008

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Ever wondered just how PETA is so magnificently successful in acquiring insider knowledge of animal abuse worldwide? Well, if you haven’t figured it out based on this post’s cheesy title—or seen the fantastic in-depth documentary about this and other colorful strategies of those on the frontlines of the animal rights movement—I’ll spell it out: H.A.R.D.C.O.R.E. B.A.D.@.$.$. S.P.I.E.S.! (I’d give you a backronym, but this is already verbose.)

Seriously, though, not only do we employ James Bond-caliber infiltrators, what they uncover is more sinister—and of far greater value—than any Hollywood glam, pyrotechnic diamond heist too.

So just who are these fearless, selfless souls? Well, allow me to introduce two of PETA’s MVPs: spy couple Hannah and Philip Schein. (It’s cool. I can out them ’cause they are semi-retired and have already been sued.)

Get a load of this rap sheet:

So if watching these videos makes you want to throw things, just imagine being the one that filmed and edited the footage. These courageous folks risk their necks by enduring abysmal circumstances to uncover abuses that are deliberately hidden by powerful industries. And their work saves countless animals’ lives. Think about it. How many of you are now veg because of a film with this kind of footage? I see quite a few hands raised. (Of course, there’s no shame for those of you lured into the fold by a hot half-nekkid girl preaching the good “pro-veg” news with nothing but a few lettuce leaves covering her naughty bits. By any means necessary, yo.)

“Hannah and I know how important and effective it is to make the abuse of animals behind the scenes public,” says Philip. “We are proud of our undercover work for PETA and glad that it is something we’ve been able to do as a couple.” Suffice it to say that these heroes and their team deserve our relentless support for educating the masses while stickin’ it to the man.

On behalf of animals everywhere, we the cruelty-free thank you!

—MissyPosted by Missy Lane, Public Information Specialist

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  • michelle B, canada says:

    these people are hero’s! i dont know how they can do there jobs. i’ve accually been sick from watching these vidoes..but becasue i’ve watched them everytime i see fur or a tide commercial for examle i instead picture these animals suffering in labs or accually being skinned alivethis one made me accually vomitand i cannot with a good conscious purchase these products. ive also called these companies and worte them letters telling them why i cannot promote there products. good job PETA and all their staff!!!!!! its the strong people like you who bring education and knowledge to the public about the cruel realities about fur trade and animal testing. thankyou

  • elle says:

    As practicing Jews and vegans my husband and I are constantly explaining ourselves and lately defending PETA in the religious Jewish community. We are THRILLED that people like Hannah and Philip are out there taking a stand for “ethical” kashrut. Thank you and everyone else at PETA for your commitment and hard work. Keep it up!

  • lynda downie says:

    Ditto Pamela L. Well put.

  • Soliel says:

    Oh I would love a book about these people. I find it so interesting the intrigue the courage the “spying”. I might make a lot of money for the cause. Have a beautiful day.

  • Soliel says:

    I love PeTA and adore people who do this. THANK YOU!!! I know I don’t have the emotional control to contain my feelings if I did such a thing. You are so BRAVE So STRONG. Wow. I honestly do not think I could do it…these people are our herosheroines.

  • Pamela L. says:

    I admire and salute you both. What a gift you are to those who cannot speak out for themselves.

  • Maya, CVT says:

    To this day I can’t get the images out of my mind from the video of the poor fledgling bird from Rainbow Exotics. I don’t know the woman who filmed it but she will be a hero in my mind forever. I’m sure many people could not grasp the responsibilities she had to deal with but I do and I thank her. Good work!

  • silvia m says:

    You guys are really bad ass!!I think is very rear to find someone like you guys specially jewish.

  • Pam says:

    You two are the bravest among us. Capturing horrors that are crucial in the fight against animal abuse while putting yourselves in danger and also subjecting yourselves to the facts up front and personal. My admiration for you goes beyond words. Thank you

  • John K. Diamond says:

    On behalf of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America and all people everywhere who have love and compassion for all of Gd’s innocent creatures I want to thank Hannah and Philip Schein for the incredible “Kiddush HaShem” Sanctification of Gd’s Name they have done so far and will do in the future. John K. Diamond SecretaryTreasurer Jewish Vegetarians of North America

  • Carla says:

    I don’t know about you but I for one would have a hard time at any of these undercover investigations Peta’s good folk do day in and day out soooo a VERY much appreciated THANKYOU!! To you all!! You’ve changed my life… for the better!! Peace!!

  • Sarah S. says:

    How do they infiltrate these groups? Do they have to get jobs and work in the slaughterhouses? How did a dinner with Beyonce come about? She won’t go to dinner with just anyone who wants to so how did that connection come about? I’m also curious about “infiltrating” a group of monks in South Carolina! There should be a book!

  • Maureen says:

    Really without special people like you we would be fighting a war without weapons. Thank you both so very very much!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Thanks Scheinsyou guys have courage to spare. Thanks also to the Lettuce Ladies for taking a stand.

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    Mr. and Mrs. Scheins Bless you for all the goodness you have done and “will continue” to do. You are such a brave and compassionate team. Peace for all animals!

  • kelly says:

    Thank you Scheins for all you have done.