People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
It was my ex-wife who introduced me to Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco over twenty years ago. Founded in 1980, their organization exploded into prominence in the the animal protection community over the issue of the notorious Silver Spring monkeys in 1981.
In the ensuing decades, the tenacious Newkirk and her indefatigable staff have battled the world”s largest corporations over issues involving cruelty to animals. Whether it be McDonalds or GM, furriers or major oil companies, animals have no better champion, and perhaps never will, than Ingrid and Co.
Here is their link: www.peta.org