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Find Out What PETA’s Supporters Are Saying!

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The driving force behind all of PETA’s successes for animals is the dedication, creativity, and will of our members and supporters. Recently, we conducted a survey of our supporters, which offered us the chance to get to know you all (or “y’all”—yes, we’re in the South) a little better.

Our supporters shared dozens of personal stories, opinions, and heart-felt thank-you messages. Here are just a few that we wanted to share with you:

• “Having to walk by a slaughterhouse in the village I grew up in put me on the path of veganism at age 12.”

• “Forty-five years [ago], I became vegetarian as part of my spiritual practice. I have been adding good reasons to that choice ever since. At this point I am, above all, vegetarian because it is the only humane, ethical way to live.”

• “I am often discouraged by the slow progress toward better treatment of animals, but the continued efforts of organizations such as PETA give me hope.”

If you contributed to this picture of what’s on our supporters’ minds, thank you. Sixty-three percent of you are vegan or vegetarian—and most commonly for the clearest of reasons: animals.

With nearly two-thirds of you sharing news from PETA on your social-media pages or personal blogs and over half keeping up with PETA through our Facebook page, our Twitter feed, or other social-media sites, it’s certain that PETA supporters know how to help animals online! The typical home of a PETA supporter very likely includes at least one animal as part of the household. More than 89 percent of you are currently guardians to an animal companion, most commonly dogs and cats. But, there’s no shortage of supporters who count rabbits, horses, pigs, and turtles as housemates.

Thanks for sharing—your responses will help us improve PETA’s efforts. And if you’re ready to do more to help PETA help animals, we hope you’ll join our Action Team or get involved in whatever way you’re comfortable with.

 

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    manc lad says...

    March 30th, 2012, 12:25 pm

    hi from manchester england, i have been a veggie muncher for 46 years, the work that Peta does truly inspires the young of today, please everyone keep doing what you do best..

    thomas moore says...

    March 30th, 2012, 4:20 pm

    All animals need protected from humans today.

    KayDen says...

    March 30th, 2012, 10:20 pm

    I’ve been a vegetarian for a year and 3 months, vegan for 2 months now. It suddenly struck me one day when I witnessed the horrors of a Great Dane puppy being run over by the tire of a car, that we are all living, we all have feeling and I couldn’t cause that pain and suffering to happen to any other creature ever again.

    Jan Call says...

    March 30th, 2012, 11:30 pm

    I am a supporter of PETA.I cannot donate much each month, but I do volunteer for our local shelter “Randolph County Animal shelter” in Alabama. I also personally provide straw to outdoor animals who are chained & in dog houses.I pick up animals that have been thrown out on my road & take them to shelters. I carry water & food for the animals I see on the road. I am so thankful for all the things that you do for all situations involving animals. I like the way PETA stays on all cases until the situation is taken care of. Thank you PETA. Jan

    linda vogtschmidt says...

    March 30th, 2012, 11:36 pm

    I wish more people in the world knew about the animal suffering
    in the farming industry. At this time there is no sufficient knowledge
    all around the world. For most of the people a peace of meat is what
    you just buy in the supermarket and they know it is coming from an
    animal, that’s all. I see and notice that around me. I think , I’m sure, that
    if there was more on t.v (most important device to show people!) and
    newspapers about the “things” and “practice” and suffering in animal-
    farms and slaughter houses there would be more vegetarians and even
    vegans in the world!!! That’s the way I became a vegeterian at 15.
    I saw just one program on television and read only one article in a magazine and I was done with eating meat. I’m half way to be a vegan…
    So PLEASE, put more shocking programs on tv, that’s the only fast and hard way to wake up people around the world!!
    I respect PETA for all the good work you do for all animals in the world.
    greetings Linda
    Aruba

    Bobette Traul says...

    March 31st, 2012, 1:53 am

    Look at the wolf trapping torture pics on FB. Trapping is unethical and we should all be horrified over what is going on. Now hunting wolves with dogs is legal in Wisconsin. That is dog fighting which Pres. Bush made a Federal offense. The Farm Bureau is also behind this because of the ranchers. Can’t think of a better reason to quit eating beef. I have.

    dan says...

    March 31st, 2012, 2:03 am

    I would like to see a summary of other comments. I support many of PETA’s positions, enough to contribute, but not all of them. I think a report of survey results should be more complete.

    Gertie Hunt says...

    March 31st, 2012, 10:03 am

    Hi from Newfoundland, Canada.

    I am so grateful for Peta…thank you to everyone out there who loves and helps animals as I do. You are my family!

    stuart wisong says...

    March 31st, 2012, 11:07 am

    Our family of three are like many of the millions of Americans who have heard the call for help from the animals who need us to make every effort to support their cause. It is the reason for Peta’s existence. We can never be too busy to open the Peta message and act on their request for help. Collectively, we have the strength needed to continue our aiding all animals by educating our friends and associates. Peta is the banner for our force to change the injustices perpetrated against our kindred spirits. Becoming vegetarians seemed so natural when we began learning about the plight of animals; domestic, farm and wild. When I receive and email from Peta, I act upon the help needed. I want believe in my humane brothers and sisters compassion. I am reminded that there are millions of people like me, taking an active stand against the evil force of greed that is seen in those who disregard the inhumane treatment of animals.

    Bill Park says...

    March 31st, 2012, 11:29 am

    I have been vegetarian for 22 years, although I wish I had got the realisation earlier.
    If people ask why, I sometimes quote George Bernard Shaw, the writer and playright ” Some of my best friends are animals, and I don’t eat my best friends.”
    Keep up the good work Peta, I especially would like to see a total ban on killing bulls in Spain.

    Pamela Kaczynski says...

    March 31st, 2012, 4:38 pm

    Peple are just ignorant about the abuse and torture of farm animals.If they only KNEW,and maybe watched a couple of videos on the abuse they would be CHANGE their eating habits. Thank GOD for Peta and the work they do to educate people.Im glad I am on board.

    Chloe Hill says...

    March 31st, 2012, 11:48 pm

    I am a longtime animal rights advocate and activist. I was a vegetarian for 13 years but I found for me personally I wasn’t getting the protein I needed. I often felt tired and lethargic even though I consulted nutritionists about how to maintain my health with a vegetarian diet. I began eating meat and I felt better almost instantaniously and had much more energy. I don’t eat meat often and if I could have continued on a vegetarian diet I definately would have – I envy those that can maintain a vegetarian diet. Since I resumed eating meat I am committed to eating meat only from humanely raised animals. I’ve developed the philiosophy that in the wild animals eat other animals and humans have been eating animals (we’re animals too!) since our species made a debut in the world. I feel that as long as animals are able to live a decent life while they are alive eating them follows the natural order of things. There are many people that will never agree to give up eating meat. I feel PETA should keep advocating vegetarianism but as an alternative for people who can’t make that committment why not advocate eating only humanely raised animals and provide people with the information to help them facilitate that transition?

    BETTY says...

    April 1st, 2012, 1:18 pm

    I WENT BEING AND ABOVE MY PERSONAL CALL OF DUTY TO TELL MY S.C. REPS IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE CONGRESS TO HELP PASS A LAW TO HELP P.E.T.A.
    INVESTIGATORS TO BE ABLE TO DO THIER UNDERCOVER WORK AND INVESTIGATIONS TO BE ABLE TO HELP ALL AMINALS BEING ABUSED ON FARMS AND ALSO PET FARMS WHERE DOGS CATS AND OTHER ANIMALS WERE BEING ABUSED AND IT WAS DISCOVERED BY THE P.E.T.A. INVESTIGATONS TEAMS..
    THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR P.E.T.A. TO CONTINUE UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATING THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS ..YOU CAN ALSO E MAIL YOUR REPS FOR THE STATE YOU LIVE IN ..TO GET THINGS DONE IT HELPS TO CONTACT YOUR STATE REPS YOU CAN GOOGLE THIER WB SITES AND CONTACT THEM FROM THERE …LETS ALL STICK TOGETHER AND DO THIS THING …..THANKS…..

    Olivia says...

    April 1st, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Anybody who loves animals and takes the time to do a little homework will find that there is no need to kill animals for food, and if it’s illegal and immoral to visit the same atrocities on human beings, then why do it to an animal, should it not also be illegal??? Keep up the fantastic work Peta.

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