PETA is recognizing 16-year-old Tabay Atkins with our Hero to Animals Award for opening a vegan food truck where he grew up in Orange County, California.
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SOS is a PETA-backed revolt against human supremacy for students ages 13 to 24. Through a variety of activism tactics, young people are standing up against oppression and working to end speciesism—the misguided belief that one species is more important than another.
Is getting active for animals on your summer to-do list? Speak out against speciesism and turn up the heat on animal abusers with these tips.
Whether you want to protest at a local fast-food restaurant or hand out leaflets outside Petco, Students Opposing Speciesism’s activism kits will help you help animals this summer.
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A marine park that’s known for animal suffering and death isn’t a place for a party—but some schools didn’t get the memo.
Sir Darius Brown, now 14 years old, has been making and donating bowties to dogs in shelters to help them get noticed and adopted since he was only 12. PETA is awarding him!
It doesn’t matter what kind of project you’re assigned in class (book report, PowerPoint presentation, research paper)—you can always use the opportunity to educate people about cruelty to animals, and we’re here to help!
Students Opposing Speciesism (SOS) is a PETA-backed movement led by young people who want to take action to challenge the norm and help end speciesism.
“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