P E T A
" Ethical Treatment of Animals "
PETA's animal protection work brings together members of the scientific, judicial, and legislative communities to halt abusive practices. Such cases, aided by thorough investigative work, congressional involvement, consumer boycotts, and international media coverage, frequently result in long-term changes that improve the quality of life for, and prevent the deaths of, thousands of animals.
" historic cases "
PETA has been responsible for such breakthroughs as the closure of the largest horse-slaughter operation in the United States, the shutdown of a military laboratory where animals were shot, and stopping the use of cats and dogs in all the world laboratories ." www.usatoday.com " reported, " Could we imagine a world without PETA ? .. The organization has inspired a few people to take action instead of lounging in their living rooms, wondering who let the dogs out ".
" some major accomplishments "
PETA first uncovered the abuse of animals in experiments in 1981, launching the precedent-setting " Silver Spring Monkeys " case. This resulted in the first arrest and criminal conviction of an animal experimenter in the United States on charges of cruelty to animals, the first confiscation of abused laboratory animals, and the first U.S. Supreme Court victory for animals in laboratories.
PETA was victorious over the General MotorsCorporation, which ended crash tests on animals. PETA is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, ID No. 52-1218336. PETA receives no government support and is supported by membership contributions.