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See also: In physics and mathematics, peta- (symbol: P) is a prefix in the SI (system of units) denoting 1015, or 1 000 000 000 000 000. ... Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. ... People Eating Tasty Animals is a website that parodies the animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). ... Peta (Πέτα) is a municipality in the prefecture of Arta, Greece. ... Pāli is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... A hungry ghost is a kind of ghost associated with hunger common to many religions. ... A replica of an ancient statue of Gautama Buddha, found in Sarnath, near Varanasi. ...


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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (8200 words)
PETA is an animal rights organization, meaning that in addition to focusing on animal welfare and protection issues, it rejects the idea of animals as property, and opposes all forms of speciesism, animal testing, meat eating, factory farming, and hunting, as well as the use of animals in entertainment or as clothing, furniture, or decoration.
PETA does not adhere to a no-kill policy and euthanizes the majority of animals that are given to them that are not reclaimed by their owners or adopted.
PETA's undercover investigation of a primate laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland, resulted in the first suspension of federal research funds for alleged cruelty, and the first animal-rights related case to be heard by the United States Supreme Court.
PETA India:: About PETA (121 words)
PETA India operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment, while educating policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promoting an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect.
PETA India focuses primarily on the areas in which the greatest numbers of animals suffer the most: in the food and leather industries, laboratories and 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.
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