PETA’s Hometown

Welcome to Norfolk!

With such a reasonable cost of living and a welcoming atmosphere, Norfolk, Virginia, is the perfect place for PETA’s headquarters. As the second-largest city in Virginia, Norfolk offers all the modern amenities of East Coast living nestled in myriad lovely tree-lined neighborhoods with historic charm.

Part of the seven-city “Hampton Roads” area, this metropolis is surrounded by many other unique and vibrant communities, including Virginia Beach, a fun-loving resort town with miles and miles of pristine beaches along its oceanfront, and Willamsburg, a quaint and cozy village steeped in 400 years of history.

Virginia is for lovers of all kinds—from adventurers to activists, history buffs to bird-watchers, patriots to party animals—and Hampton Roads has it all:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind