|Primary Work Area||General Animal Advocacy Industrial Agriculture Animal Testing and Vivisection Entertainment|
|Website||People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)|
|Review Published||December, 2015|
|Last Considered||November, 2018|
|Archived Versions||December, 2015|
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes that “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any other way.” PETA works in many areas to free animals from human use and abuse, but focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: factory farms, the clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry. They primarily focus on creating social change through public education, cruelty investigations, research, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns, but also handle reports of animal cruelty and provide direct care for companion animals.