PETA - December's Featured Cause


Posted on December 1st, 2018 by Nina Chinsky

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals – no matter how large or small they may be. PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”


Donations have been critical to PETA’s landmark victories, which have improved the lives of millions of animals around the world. With our international affiliates, PETA is a powerful force for change. A few recent examples of progress include the following:

  • After hearing from PETA, global fashion retailer ASOS – which sells more than 850 labels – stopped selling mohair and announced that it will ban cashmere, silk, down, and feathers across its entire platform by the end of January 2019, preventing huge numbers of animals from being violently shorn, boiled alive, or subjected to excruciatingly painful “live plucking”.
  • After thousands of PETA supporters voiced their objections, plans to build a farm and an abattoir near Peterborough and factory-farm prisons in Rugby and New Brancepeth – which would have slaughtered up to 866,000 chickens a year and condemned thousands of pigs at a time to a life of misery – were rejected by their local councils or withdrawn.
  • PETA is a member of the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., an organisation that promotes animal-free research methods and coordinates the scientific expertise of PETA and our international affiliates in order to help end the use of animals in all experiments. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) isthe administrative body overseeing the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) programme. The ECHA Board of Appeal agreed with arguments put forward by the Consortium and annulled a decision by ECHA requiring BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH to test a cosmetics ingredient on rats or rabbits by force-feeding it to pregnant animals and then dissecting them and their unborn offspring.
  • We helped bring about legislation banning the use of wild animals in circuses in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and we’re very close to achieving a ban in England.

Every month, PETA reaches around 4 million people on social media with our animal rights messages and achieves almost 600,000 page views, helping the public find useful information about taking action for animals and leading a cruelty-free life.

Together, we can make the world a better place for all living beings. Your donation will go to work immediately to help animals suffering on factory farms, in the fur industry, in laboratories, and in circuses and other forms of entertainment.


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