Pros: helping animals, peta's sense of humor, edgy tactics, vegan food everywhere!
Cons: peta will push you to do more and to do your best, sometimes work long hours, but you'll always work hard. and yes, if you're a smart, sacrificing a little salary you could earn if you sold your soul to a for-profit
If you can work your dream, why would you ever choose anything else? Life is too short and work is too much of it to spend so much time doing something that doesn't mean something.
PETA is more than an office job. I've helped with animal rescues, delivered dog houses, stood outside Michael Vick's sentencing (My photo was on the national news!), tabled at music festivals, protested the circus and stores that sell fur, and even thrown fake blood (on myself!). I've been a crippled chicken, the back side of an elephant, a pig, peta2's (Not a) Nugget, a rabbit, a fish, and more costumed animals! There are amazing opportunities for everyone to get creative in and outside of the office.
PETA promotes from within and is interested in growing employees.
I'm glad I work with like-minded people. In a world where so much animal abuse occurs I'm glad that my co-workers are all fighting against it alongside me rather than trying to taunt me with a Big Mac.
It's thrilling working on things that are huge national news and that people talk about. Occasional celebrity sightings are exciting too.
PETA has an amazing online reach that continues to grow almost exponentially. I love being a part of this online marketing team (and unlike other non-profits, we're not responsible for raising a penny - other people do that - our goals are just to reach out to and engage with people).