COVID Got Your Job? PETA Is Hiring! Join the Animal Rights Brigade

As Unemployment Soars, Group Puts Out a Call for Kind and Committed Attorneys, Bookkeepers, Investigators, and More

For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – With more than 25 million people nationwide reportedly out of work as the world battles a deadly virus that jumped to humans from other animals in a meat market, PETA, the world’s largest animal rights organization (which seeks to close such places permanently) is not laying people off—it’s hiring.

There are a number of positions available, including in the following departments:

“There’s never been a better time to join the fight for animal rights than during a global pandemic that arose from animal abuse and exploitation,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “If you’re kind and motivated to stop cruelty to animals, PETA wants to hear from you.”

PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way,” and the group opposes speciesism, the old human-held belief that, despite their extraordinary talents, abilities, and intelligence, all other animal species are inferior to our own.

Because of this prejudice, highly social primates are caged alone in laboratories; billions of cows, chickens, pigs, and others are hacked apart in slaughterhouses every year; coyotes are trapped and their fur is turned into jacket trim; and tigers are whipped to force them to perform in circuses. Every PETA staffer works in their own way to end this prejudice against other animals.

For more information, please visit

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

 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