Evidently PETA isn’t satisfied with their work in the US and Europe, now they are taking their ‘mission’ to the Middle East. "you" can have PETA. Stay there. Here’s the scoop:
PETA is no longer content pushing its animal rights message in the United States or in Europe. The activist organization is now setting up shop in the Middle East.
According to PETA, it will be placing two permanent campaigners in the Gulf region and is looking to find a Middle Eastern celebrity to act as a spokesperson for its cause. The first efforts PETA will engage in revolve around its long-standing “Kentucky Fried Cruelty” campaign which has long harassed KFC across the U.S.
Apparently PETA got the idea of expanding its operations after one of their senior campaigners, Ashley Fruno, visited several countries in the region, focusing on what the group claims are bad conditions at the Dubai Zoo. The group initiated a protest at the Zoo that was eventually stopped by the police, but activists were still allowed to hand out leaflets.
PETA has dipped its toe into the Middle East several times in the past. For example, in 2008, its founder and president Ingrid Newkirk wrote a letter to the son of al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, asking him to cancel a Sahara Desert horse race.