People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India
PETA India operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment.
Work and Achievements
PETA India has more than one million members and supporters and is affiliated with PETA US – which is the world’s largest animal rights organisation.
PETA India focuses primarily on the areas in which the greatest numbers of animals suffer the most: in the food and leather industries, in laboratories and in the entertainment industry. PETA India’s investigative work, public education efforts, research, animal rescues, legislative work, special events, celebrity involvement and national media coverage have resulted in countless improvements to the quality of life for animals and have saved countless animals’ lives.
From Kashmir to Kerala, PETA India has won countless victories for animals since we opened our doors in January 2000, including rescuing animals abused in circuses and laboratories, convincing designers to shun leather and conducting investigations into factory farms and other industries that cause animal suffering on a massive scale.
We filed suit in India’s Supreme Court over the suffering animals endure in zoos and the leather trade and have written letters to government officials in every state and union territory. We have also worked with celebrities to get the word out about animal issues. Our street theatre protests – everything from caged “tigers” protesting against the circus to life-sized “cows” speaking out against the use of bullock-drawn oil carts – have made headlines around the world.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The donation raised in the ADHM will go instantly to help animals who are suffering and dying in vivisection laboratories, on factory farms, in zoos and circuses and in the leather and fur Industries