Event Title

Will PETA Take the Offense (on Environmentalism) or Just Become More Offensive?

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Start Date

8-4-2017 2:40 PM

End Date

8-4-2002 3:00 PM

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Environmental extremists (‘tree-huggers’) have been around since the 19th century but have grown in ferocity to combat 20th and 21st century destruction. Extremist groups have gone so far as throwing red paint on $10,000 furs or tying themselves to trees with chains in protest. With President Trump in office, such tactics may get worse. Since Trump has appointed Mr. Scott Pruitt, an anti-EPA activist, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, many fear that Trump will overturn pro-environmental policies implemented during the Obama administration. The last few months before Trump’s inauguration, the EPA, in fact, rushed through many regulations and finalized as many as possible. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, whose world headquarters is in Norfolk, is an organization formed to protect animal rights by almost any means necessary. PETA has had much notoriety and some success in influencing public opinion.

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Will PETA Take the Offense (on Environmentalism) or Just Become More Offensive?

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Environmental extremists (‘tree-huggers’) have been around since the 19th century but have grown in ferocity to combat 20th and 21st century destruction. Extremist groups have gone so far as throwing red paint on $10,000 furs or tying themselves to trees with chains in protest. With President Trump in office, such tactics may get worse. Since Trump has appointed Mr. Scott Pruitt, an anti-EPA activist, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, many fear that Trump will overturn pro-environmental policies implemented during the Obama administration. The last few months before Trump’s inauguration, the EPA, in fact, rushed through many regulations and finalized as many as possible. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, whose world headquarters is in Norfolk, is an organization formed to protect animal rights by almost any means necessary. PETA has had much notoriety and some success in influencing public opinion.