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*For the number of employees, see Galkin, Matthew. [[I Am an Animal|"I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA"]], HBO, 2007.</ref>
 
*For the number of employees, see Galkin, Matthew. [[I Am an Animal|"I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA"]], HBO, 2007.</ref>
   
Founded in March 1980 by Newkirk and fellow animal rights activist [[Alex Pacheco (activist)|Alex Pacheco]], the organization first caught the public's attention in the summer of 1981 during what became known as the [[Silver Spring monkeys]] case, a widely publicized dispute about experiments conducted on 17 [[macaque]] monkeys inside the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. The case lasted ten years, involved the only [[police raid]] on an animal laboratory in the United States, triggered an amendment in 1985 to that country's Animal Welfare Act, and established PETA as an internationally known organization.<ref name=SilverSpring>Schwartz, Jeffrey M. and Begley, Sharon. ''The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force'', Regan Books, 2002, p. 161ff.
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Founded in March 1980 by Newkirk and fellow animal rights activist [[Alex Pacheco (activist)|Alex Pacheco]], the organization first caught the public's attention in the summer of 1981 during what became known as the [[Silver Spring monkeys]] case, a widely publicized dispute about experiments conducted on 17 [[macaque]] monkeys inside the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. The case lasted ten years, involved the only [[police raid]] on an animal laboratory in the United States, triggered an amendment in 1985 to that country's Animal Welfare Act, and established PETA as an internationally known organization.<ref name=SilverSpring>Schwartz, Jeffrey M. and Begley, Sharon.FAGGOTS ARE WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE! I'M GONNA KILL AS MANY ANIMALS AS I WANT YOU DUMB HOES!!! ''The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force'', Regan Books, 2002, p. 161ff.
 
*Pacheco, Alex and Francione, Anna. [http://www.animal-rights-library.com/texts-m/pacheco01.htm The Silver Spring Monkeys], in Peter Singer (ed.) ''In Defense of Animals'', Basil Blackwell 1985, pp. 135&ndash;147.</ref> Since then, in its campaigns and undercover investigations, it has focused on four core issues&mdash;opposition to [[factory farming]], [[fur farming]], [[animal testing]], and animals in entertainment&mdash;though it also campaigns against fishing, the killing of animals regarded as pests, the keeping of chained backyard dogs, [[cock fighting]], [[dog fighting]], and [[bullfighting]].<ref name=about>[http://www.peta.org/about/index.asp "PETA's mission statement"], PETA, accessed July 3, 2010.</ref>
 
*Pacheco, Alex and Francione, Anna. [http://www.animal-rights-library.com/texts-m/pacheco01.htm The Silver Spring Monkeys], in Peter Singer (ed.) ''In Defense of Animals'', Basil Blackwell 1985, pp. 135&ndash;147.</ref> Since then, in its campaigns and undercover investigations, it has focused on four core issues&mdash;opposition to [[factory farming]], [[fur farming]], [[animal testing]], and animals in entertainment&mdash;though it also campaigns against fishing, the killing of animals regarded as pests, the keeping of chained backyard dogs, [[cock fighting]], [[dog fighting]], and [[bullfighting]].<ref name=about>[http://www.peta.org/about/index.asp "PETA's mission statement"], PETA, accessed July 3, 2010.</ref>
   
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