PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is working to make the world a better place for animals. They protest cruelty to animals, use of animals in homes, entertainment, food, clothing, as well as testing. They protested the use of animals in clothing by going naked. They actively try to get the word of PETA out via social gatherings, social networking, bumper stickers, etc. They also encourage parents to teach their children how to treat animals early on. They bring animal abuse into the open so that authorities will be able to deal with it. I think this is very useful because first it encourages people to treat all living things with respect as well as bring the anime abuse that is going on behind the scences into the light so authorities can take action.

There seems to be an increase in online activism since more peoplle have had access to technology. It’s much easier to communnicate and organize events by sending 1 email instead of people trying to call and reach each other person. This is the same for fundraising as well. Instead of everyone getting together, being able to talk online with everyone at the same time may seem easier to people. It seems that online activism may have more participation than real life, but this is only to organize people and build a community. When the real event shows up, people will still participate because only being active online does not get anywhere.


~ by shao4 on May 7, 2010.

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