People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Position Objective: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is looking to hire an organized, detail-oriented animal rights advocate to analyze and compile evidence gathered during field observations and to draft legal complaints and public education materials. This "behind-the-scenes" work plays a major role in PETA's work, shining a spotlight on the plight of animals who are abused on factory farms, in slaughterhouses, in laboratories, in circuses, and in other cruel industries. Meticulous attention to detail and a systematic approach are required. Experience in court reporting, criminal law practice, police or humane investigative work, or animal welfare regulatory enforcement may be helpful.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Take ownership of and work multiple facets of field observations, including: o Review and log field observers' notes and identify and propose avenues of pursuing violations and other items of potential interest o View, carefully listen to and transcribe recordings, and catalog incidents for use in complaints and/or publication o Independently assess evidence for violations of laws and regulations and draft detailed complaints to various agencies o Coordinate and lead internal and external meetings, including with public officials and humane agents, related to the public release of field observations o Perform a variety of writing, research, and administrative tasks in preparation for the public release of field observations • Initiate research and interpretation of a variety of animal-protection issues in order to further field observations • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field and a minimum of three years of relevant experience • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Demonstrated ability to transcribe audio recordings and describe contents of video recordings accurately • Proven meticulous attention to detail and excellent analytical and editing skills • Proven ability to conduct in-depth legal and other research • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated ability to make sound, independent judgments • Proven excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle many issues simultaneously • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Willingness and ability to travel • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. drivers' license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's position on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Companies that exploit animals don't want consumers to see what they're doing or how they're doing it, so PETA sends people to work in their facilities and observe their treatment of animals. In just the past 10 years , PETA's investigations have resulted in the following:   Millions of eyes opened More than 1,000 criminal charges More than 350 U.S. Department of Agriculture citations 15 facilities shut down Position Objective: To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment   Location: Varies based on assignment   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Travel to different states and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary, sometimes several months at a time • Conduct assigned short- and long-term field observations from beginning to end, including the following duties: o Prepare for and research assignments, as directed by the vice president o Visit and/or obtain employment in various industries that use animals            o Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion            o Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel, and/or improper conduct            o Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the superiors' attention            o Work closely with office-based staff to develop documented cases            o Cooperate fully in criminal, civil, and/or regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from field observations • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times     Requirements: • Appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience, depending on the organization's needs • Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home for months at a time • Experience with audio-visual equipment • Diligent attention to detail and ability to handle extreme stress • Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully • Ability to make sound judgments • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Modern mobile clinic seeking veterinarian: With over 150,000 surgeries performed since 2001, we help reduce the dog and cat overpopulation crisis in and around the pleasant river town of Norfolk in south eastern Virginia.  Benefits include competitive salary, flexible hours, vacation and sick time and limited weekends!  Experience in high volume surgery preferred, caring about animal welfare a must.     Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Perform surgical sterilizations and other surgeries as required Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge Promote the humane care and treatment of animals Administer vaccines to clinic patients Comply with the applicable state and federal laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)   Qualifications: Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university of veterinary medicine Current Virginia veterinary license or ability to obtain one One year of experience practicing veterinary medicine preferred Experience with high-volume spay-and-neuter surgeries desired Possession of or ability to obtain a DEA controlled-substance registration Proven effective organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail Willingness and ability to travel to various clinic stops throughout Hampton Roads A valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record Commitment to the objectives of the mobile clinic division and its mission