People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals ( Peta ) Is A Non Profit Animal Activist Group

1579 Words7 Pages
People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) is a non-profit animal activist group that focuses explicitly on exposing animal brutality and ensuring the safety of all animals. PETA promises to protect animals from misconduct, abuse, brutality, and inhumane slaughtering. The activist group’s official motto is, ‘’ Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way’’(PETA). This motto officially means that animals are not ours to use or cause essential harm to by no means necessary. PETA was created in March of 1980, after founders, Alex Pacheco and Ingrid Newkirk were inspired by Peter Sanger’s book ‘’Animal Liberation’’; which Ingrid Newkirk has said the book gave her…show more content…
The organization’s first protest was at a chicken slaughterhouse at The Arrow Live Poultry Company in Washington D.C. This protest was planned after witnesses saw the chickens being treated and mishandled. In an article written by Hank Burchard for ‘’The Washington Post’’, he writes about the protests and the protesters reasoning’s: ‘A PETA spokesman damns the Arrow people for handling chickens "like furniture" and callously binding the wings and legs of a bird ready for slaughter "in front of all the other chickens’’ (8). This protest was a small step for ensuring the rights of animals, but eventually led to larger movements. After small protests and acknowledgements, nearly a year later, PETA fought the largest case of its history. This case is now known as, The Silver Spring Case of 1981. The Silver Spring Case: The Discovery The Silver Spring case of 1981 was case that brought monkeys justice, PETA national attention and recognition by the U.S Supreme Court for their efforts in insuring justice. When Alex Pacheco was nearly finishing his ‘’ …. third year as a political science and environmental studies major at George Washington University’’ he began searching for work (3). Upon his search, he encountered a position at the Institute of Behavioral Research(IBR), a research facility funded by the government and The National Institute of Health. Once meeting head neuroscientist and experimenter, Edward Taub, Alex discovered what he was

More about People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals ( Peta ) Is A Non Profit Animal Activist Group

Open Document