Do what you love! PETA staffers come from a variety of backgrounds and hold a host of different positions, from activists to administrators to executives. See where you might fit in. Learn more.
Want valuable, real-life experience for your résumé? Do you want to spend your summer making a difference in the lives of animals? PETA's year-round internship program hosts individuals from all over the world. Apply today! Learn more.
If you live in PETA's neck of the woods (Hampton Roads, Virginia) and want to volunteer for animals, you've come to the right place. From office tasks to work parties to local demonstrations, there's always something that you can do to help animals in your hometown! Learn more.
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the
largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million
members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of
animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory
farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment
industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel
killing of beavers, birds, and other "pests" as well as cruelty to
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal
rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest
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.