PETA has made 2012 a groundbreaking year for animals. The following pages offer just a hint of what we 've achieved with the help of our more than 3 million members and supporters.
Signs that our society is changing the way it regards animals are all around us. A study coauthored by PETA in a 2012 issue of Contexts, the research magazine of the American Sociological Association, reveals a significant increase in opposition to animal testing in the
U.S., including the fact that among adults ages 18 to 29, opposition to medical testing on animals rose by 25 percent between 2001 and 2011 to a majority of 59 percent. I have no doubt that PETA played a leading role in driving this change.
The popular foodie website The Daily Meal acknowledged PETA 's success in fighting the factory-farming industry when it included me on its list of America 's 50 Most Powerful People in Food, declaring PETA 's influence on people 's food choices to be in the same league as that of powerful players such as Wolfgang Puck, Martha Stewart, and first lady Michelle Obama! My essay declaring in vitro meat the only ethical meat was published by The New York Times as one of the top five essays of thousands submitted.
This year, PETA paid tribute to four important supporters of our work for animals. We hosted a star-studded reception to celebrate the opening of the Bob Barker Building—our Los Angeles home—which was named in honor of America 's favorite television host and which features an inspiring outdoor rooftop meeting space dedicated to President 's Circle members Laurie and Carlee McGrath. We also named our headquarters in
Norfolk, Virginia , in honor of the much-admired television producer, writer, and director Sam Simon. Of course, we are grateful to every single person who helps us with our work!
Explore our annual review to learn more about our victories over the past year and to find out how you can help us win many more.
For all animals,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
Board of Directors and Officers
Ingrid E. Newkirk |
Michael P. Rodman |
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