I’m an Animal Rights Activist Because …

Were you touched by the wise words of a vegan friend? Inspired by the actions of a passionate activist fighting for animal rights? Or maybe you just love your feline best friend enough to stand up for animals everywhere. Everyone has their own reasons for speaking up for animals day in and day out, and with all the amazing actions you take as an activist, we have to ask: What inspires you to take a stand for animal rights?

We want to hear your story, and we want to share it with the world! Let us know what motivates you to save lives—log in to Twitter, finish the line below, and tag your tweet with #PETAActionTeam. Why #PETAActionTeam? In case you don’t know already, the best way to stay active and help animals every day is to join PETA’s Action Team and become a part of our network of passionate activists.

Don’t delay—speak up today! Let the world know why you’re an animal rights activist, and persuade your friends to join you!

Need more encouragement? Check out the tweets from fellow activists below:


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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