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PETA and the Rights of Animals

            There are around 500 billion animals in the world. 65 billion of these animals are used, abused and killed for entertainment, clothing, and military experimentation, medical testing and breeding (Answers.com). The topic of this paper relates to not only the people but also the animals that are so clearly involved. We as humans, use anything we can to benefit not only ourselves but also our society. To some people's dismay, this does include the torture and killing of animals for us to profit from. The many opinions and thoughts on this subject have brought controversy and both negative and positive attention. The controversy has brought the topic to our overall attention in the media as viewers and victims under the influence. As our youth becomes the people of our future we need to come to the conclusion. Should the justice of animals be overlooked for the benefit and profit of our society and well being as a country? Or should we face the facts and take responsibility for the inhumane treatment of animals that we so selfishly portray on them every single day?.
             Although millions of people support the trend, there are hose that choose to fight against it. Certain fights started when the organization (PETA) was founded in 1980. Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco started the non-profit organization out of Norfolk, Virginia and they now have 300 employees and two million members and supporters. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), are constantly fighting against the cruelty of animals and raising awareness on the pain and suffering millions of humans bestow upon animals daily. The variety of vast torture some animals can under go can vary from fishing, killing animals regarded as pests, the keeping of chained backyard dogs, chicken fighting, dog fighting, bull fighting, and the popular slaughterhouses, puppy mills, cosmetic testing, hunting, and using animals for fur. All of the above affect us constantly and we still lack to realize it.

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