Informative Essay On Peta's Extremism

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PETA to the Extreme

Extremism can be defined as; an ideology considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA, is a non-profit organization with the motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment” (“The Issues”). PETA has expressed these extreme tendencies in many of their outlandish campaigns over the years. This evidence shows that PETA goes to eccentric lengths to further their own agenda. Though their cause for protecting animal welfare is more than noble, PETA takes it one step too far at times, disparaging, slandering, and tarnishing the reputations of others to further their agenda. Through their offensive, immoral campaigns PETA has shown the world its extremist nature. Though their cause for protecting animal welfare is more than noble, PETA takes it one step too far at times, disparaging, slandering, and tarnishing the reputations of others to further their wrongly approached agenda. They take animal rights to an extremist level that often times hurts their cause more than it helps it.
PETA is a massive, world known organization. Today it
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