“I, the undersigned, urge the United States Treasury Department to cancel the tax-exempt status currently extended to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).” Have you ever wanted to send a message like that? Now you can. Add your name to the Center for Consumer Freedom’s online petition to cancel PETA’s tax-exempt status by clicking here.
The petition, which will be sent to IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson, continues:
By repeatedly and continuously giving financial support to individuals and organizations devoted to domestic terrorism, PETA has demonstrated that it is incapable of conducting itself in a manner expected of nonprofit groups receiving federal tax subsidies. PETA should not enjoy tax-exempt status similar to that of universities, houses of worship, and legitimate social service and educational organizations.
Despite its deceptively warm-and-fuzzy public image, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has donated over $150,000 to criminal activists — including those jailed for arson, burglary, and even attempted murder. In 2001, PETA donated $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front, a criminal organization that the FBI classifies as “domestic terrorists.” Our television ad currently running on the Fox News Channel points out these unsavory facts.
In 2002 PETA collected over $17 million, avoiding more than $3 million in federal income taxes — so every American taxpayer is footing the bill for PETA’s behavior. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk complained to the BBC that her den of lunatics is currently being investigated by the IRS, so this is the perfect time to make your opinion known by signing our petition. And after you make your own voice heard, pass our petition along to a friend.