Interest Groups GP210 Wk 5
... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals of the of number and June 7, PETA– People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PETA is an interest group that is concerned with several issues like:
1. Preventing the use of animals for experimentation in laboratories, drug testing, and development of cosmetics.
2. Preventing the use of animals in making garments, bags, sandals, caps, gloves etc.
3. Encouraging people to become vegetarian.
The official website of PETA clearly states that it does not endorse a particular political candidate or party, but they do work with legislators and recognize politicians who support their work (PETA, n.d.).
PETA tries to influence public policy in many ways. For exa...