A message from PETA-
Do you like to write? If so, we'd love to have you join our
Volunteer Writers Network and put your skills to work for animals!
You'll receive an average of two to three alerts each week about
opportunities to write letters to publications about animal issues.
There is no "required" number of letters to respond to - we only ask
that you do what you can.
Papers usually print a representative sample of what they receive,
so your letters will be a positive influence even if they are not
printed. We also want editors to know that readers are interested in
animal issues so that they print more stories about them. In the
past, writers from our network have had letters printed in Time, USA
Today, Newsweek, People, The Washington Post, The New York Times,
and many other publications.
If you would like to join the network, please send a message to
with your city, county, state or province,
and phone number.
We are also looking for help in creating a list of people with
various qualifications that we can occasionally call upon to send
letters to. For example, if Scientific American prints an article
about cloning animals, we would look to this list to find people
with biology degrees. Or if USA Today prints an article about a
horse sanctuary, we could look for someone who has rescued or
Some examples of qualifications include degree holders, scientists,
doctors, nutritionists, nurses, veterinarians or veterinary
assistants, college professors and school teachers, police officers,
animal welfare officers, lawyers, business owners, former industry
workers (e.g., farm, slaughterhouse, or circus employees), vegan
athletes, parents, chefs, religious scholars, rescuers,
rehabilitators, animal shelter workers, former hunters and anglers,
and people who are bilingual. If you have experience in any of these
areas - or if you can think of anything else that might be helpful -
please let us know.
You can also submit essays about animal rights issues to the
following Web sites and publications at any time:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
CounterBias.com (scroll to the bottom)
Your help is invaluable in spreading the animal rights message to
millions of people. Thank you for all your efforts to help animals!