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Making Friends With PETA

More than 1.8 million people support PETA, making it the largest animal rights organization in the world! Find out more about PETA right here.

Fight for Animal Rights

PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It was founded in 1980 by a couple of animal rights activists named Alex Pacheco and Ingrid Newkirk. PETA believes animals have just as many rights as humans, so they're "not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment." That means no meat, no milk, no fur, no wool, no leather, no zoos, no circuses and no medical research using animals!

Say No to Dissection!

PETA has created a school campaign called Cut Out Dissection, which tries to stop animal dissection in the classroom and replace it with more humane ways of learning about biology, like doing alternative research or using computer programs such as virtual dissection. Since some states have laws that give you the right to refuse to dissect, PETA wants you to speak up and just say no to cutting up cats, pigs, frogs, rabbits, fish, mice and other animals.

Celebrity Supporters

PETA has a ton of celebrity backing to help them fight for their cause! Here's just a few of 'em:

Be a PETA Kids Superstar!

It's okay to brag about bein' a superstar, as long as it's in the name of animal rights! If you or someone you know is steppin' up to protect animals, send an email to PETAKids@peta.org to nominate a superstar of the month!

Did You Know?

  • PETA pelted a flour bomb at Paris Hilton for wearing fur!
  • PETA secretly placed the winning bid for an eBay auction that offered fans a chance to dine with Beyonce Knowles. Over sushi, two PETA members confronted her about wearing fur coats and using fur in her clothing line, House of Dereon.
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Family Issues:
My mom can be that way too. There's nothing like that, you're exagerating, you dont even know what you're talking about. When all tthaat time I was going through it. She didn't have a clue honestly.
reply about 10 hours
StarrChild
Two years ago my parents broke up. I was never really the same after that point. My mother she began to just not care about anything. She would go out clubbing every Friday and would yell at me for my attitude towards it. Why would I be okay with her doing that??? I didn't really realise it but I began feeling kind of depressed. Of course we didn't fight all the time but when we did I would always end up crying alone in my room. And it would be really painful. One time I cried every night for a week because of her. A week ago, I felt really sick at school so I went to the sick bay but my Mum refused to believe I was sick. She thought I was lying and being over dramatic as usual. I felt really horrible after that, that the teacher sent me to the guidance councellor and almost immediately I burst into tears. I didn't even know why I did but the councellor did a little test on me and came to the conclusion I was slightly depressed and had anxiety. It wasn't really surprising but hearing it out loud just felt really weird. Even after knowing that fact my mother doesn't really act any different. She's not a bad person I swear but she can just be really horrible at times. Anyways, that's technically whats been happening in my life lol. Nothing really interesting
reply about 11 hours
Froggers
theres this guy that i really REALLY like, im not sure if he likes me back. i put my mobile # on a piece of paper and slipped it in his locker, he hasn't texted or called me yet. Today at lunch i asked his friend to ask if he likes anyone but his friend keeps lying to me and won't tell me if he said anything. The guy and I were best friends in 5th grade but now that we're in different classes we don't talk much anymore. My friends said that i have a chance with him and that we have a lot in common, but im pretty sure he likes this other girl but im also pretty sure he likes me. I want to make a move but i don't wanna end our friendship i don't know what to do.
reply about 19 hours
LUCYQWERTY123
LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Friends:
it can be anyone u want but it should be someone who has the true friendship qualities and trust-worhtiness :) :)
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
It's good to have both to talk too about things. But, what's the point of being with someone if you can't trust them enough to even tell them things?
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