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:
- The Legal Department, which has secured the transfer of numerous captive animals from roadside zoos (including animals held at Joe Exotic’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park) to proper sanctuaries and sued to make experimenters’ records public
- The Cruelty Investigations Department, which secured the first-ever convictions for “animal crush” videos and helped ban chaining dogs outdoors during extreme weather in some jurisdictions—and whose work to end the exotic-animal trade led to the largest seizure of animals in history, in which more than 27,000 were rescued from a dealer in Texas
- The mobile veterinary clinic team, which fights dog and cat homelessness by sterilizing at low or no cost and helps animals from impoverished areas of northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia
“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 PETA.org.