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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The butt of many jokes and the end of many propagandized statements.

They do not kill every animal they have in their posession.

Their mission statement, " People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2.0 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. 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 laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry."

Basically, it says that animals are not ours to exploit in any way.

So, no, members of Peta do not try to shove their way of life down your throat.

Most members are vegetarians/vegans.

They have had many undercover investigations that have been successful in educating the public, and exposing many animal abusers.

A question commonly asked with answer.

“It’s almost impossible to avoid using all animal products; if you’re still causing animal suffering without realizing it, what's the point?”

It is impossible to live without causing some harm. We’ve all accidentally stepped on ants or breathed in gnats, but that doesn’t mean that we should intentionally cause unnecessary harm. You might accidentally hit someone with your car, but that is no reason to run someone over on purpose.

Meat Eater: *nomnomnom* Yummay cheezburgar.

Peta Member: You know where that came from, right? *shows packet*

Meat Eater: Wow, thank you for INFORMING me without SHOVING THAT DOWN MY THROAT.

Example 2:

Meat Eater: *nomnomnom* Yummay cheezburgar.

Peta Member: You know where that came from, right? *shows pamplet*

Meat Eater: YOU SUCK! Get away from me you Peta fag!!!

Peta Member: Well, okay then. *leaves pamplet*

Not all Peta members are the same, just like not all meat eaters are the same.
by DrowningStar February 13, 2009
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