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Make Animal Rights the Subject of a Class Paper, Project, or Speech

That’s right: Homework doesn’t have to be boring busywork—it can actually make a difference in the world. Check out our tips on how you can take your project to the next level:

  • Get your project out there. While we’d all love it if our teachers stopped buying Iams products and started eating more veggies, the real power of a project is in getting it out to as many people as possible. Hang it up, read it out loud in class, get it published, share it with your friends—do whatever it takes to get the maximum number of people to see, hear, read, and absorb your work.
  • Share links. PETA has a Web site for basically everything. Drill the most appropriate link into the heads of your audience. For instance, you could say, “Learn more about animal testing at StopAnimalTesting.com. At StopAnimalTesting.com, you can see videos of animals being experimented on. StopAnimalTesting.com also has great factsheets. Be sure to check out StopAnimalTesting.com.” You get the idea.
  • Give the dirty details. While it is true that “chickens are tortured by KFC,” it may be more effective to go into detail, explaining, “Chickens are crammed by the tens of thousands into sheds that stink of ammonia fumes from accumulated waste; they are barely even given room to move (each bird lives in the amount of space taken up by a standard sheet of paper). They routinely suffer broken bones from being bred to be top heavy, from callous handling (workers roughly grab birds by their legs and stuff them into crates), and from being shackled upside-down at slaughterhouses. Chickens are often still fully conscious as their throats are cut or when they are dumped into tanks of scalding-hot water to remove their feathers. When they’re killed, chickens are still babies, not yet 2 months old, whereas, under natural conditions, chickens can live for up to 15 years.” See the difference?
  • Show videos. If possible, show video footage to your class. Also, encourage your audience to watch our videos or Meat.org, if appropriate. If you have permission to show videos but don’t have any videos to show, send us an e-mail message at peta2@peta2.com, and we’ll hook you up.
  • Handouts are your friends. Whether you use PETA leaflets, your own printouts, or photocopies, distributing handouts is a great way to get information out there. If you’re in need of some materials, send us an e-mail message at peta2@peta2.com. Let us know your address, when you need the stuff, your topic, and the number of students in your class.
  • Encourage others to get active. Urge everyone to check out peta2.com and to join the PETA2 Street Team. Not only will they get to help save animals’ lives, they’ll also get free stuff. Sweet deal, eh?

Keep up the great work and, again, contact us at peta2@peta2.com if you need anything. Just remember to let us know if you have a deadline to meet so that we can be sure to get back to you in time. Good luck!

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  • Profile photo of kittykatrawr9

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    I did a few projects on animal rights when I was in school. I did a powerpoint on stray and abandoned animals and how to care for them, I did a speech on if I was president all the ways I would help animals and the things I would outlaw such as eating meat and hunting, and I also wrote an essay on my cat that I had for my entire life who was misdiagnosed at the vet which resulted in more problems and eventually her death because they didn’t care or treat my cat’s illnesses properly. Can I submit any of these for this? I tried submitting the powerpoint but never got the points for it.

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    We had to pick a topic to debate for my school’s debate club, so I did it on veganism and one of the people debating against me actually switched to my side halfway through! I also currently have pet crickets because I rescued them from my biology class. By the way, can anyone give me advice on how to look after said pet crickets?

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    I’m basing my ability to graduate on veganism. We have to do a senior project involving a Research Paper, a “mentor” or “interviewee,” and a final product. All must be presented. I decided to do the entire project on the health benefits of being a vegan and how it helps our animal friends as well!

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    I’m in college, so I had to take a speech class. In class we had to do three projects, and the last one I did was about veganism and the importance of cutting meat out of your life. It was a 7 minute long speech (we had to have time for everyone) and I got a lot of positive reinforcement! I started with the earth and how eating meat affects our emissions, then I went on to talk about how we can survive not eating meat and plant based proteins. I hit hard with how the animals are treated even in the milk and egg industry; I used a bunch of pictures. Warning was given before my speech about disturbing content. I told everyone that they could help by at least changing one meal a day to a vegan meal, or just cutting one meat or animal based food from your entire diet. That’s actually how I started! Everyone seemed very happy with my speech and I think I did a great job by also passing out leaflets and urls so they can learn more at home. It was a memorized speech printed on notecards, and by using powerpoint for the pictures. I actually can’t find the powerpoint; I had the class a few months ago but thought I would share my experience with you because I liked how everyone acted and felt like I did a good job.

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      That was very courageous of you! Props!