Review and/or Revoke Peta's tax-exempt status.

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Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have been making over 10 million dollars per year in donations over the last 5 years. On their website, it is shown that your donation will go to help the animals, but it has been discovered otherwise.

Peta has been granted a tax-exempt status on all donations they receive.

To be eligible for 501(c) (3) tax exemption, a group must be organized and operate exclusively for charitable purposes. Its activities cannot be illegal, or "in conflict with express statutory restrictions." And its activities must promote its main purpose.

It was recently discovered that Peta donated $1,500 to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) to support their Š¼program activities" back in the year 2000.

ELF is considered a terrorist organization by the FBI, and they are not unjustified.

Their "program activities" include the arson of a $12 million mountaintop lodge at Vail, spiking trees in Idaho's Nez Perce National, burning down a barn and cutting fences at a wild horse facility run by the Bureau of Land Management, setting fire to a biotechnology research facility at the University of Minnesota, and numerous other destructive acts. According to the FBI's counterterrorism division, ELF has caused $43 million in damage in the past six years.

The Center for Consumer Freedom has recently discovered that Peta donated $45,000 to the "support committee" for Rodney Coronado, who was convicted of setting fire to a research facility at Michigan State University. They have also discovered that Peta donated $5,000 dollars to the committee for Josh Harper, an associate with ELF's sister organization, the Animal Liberation Front, (ALF) who also commit to violent acts.

I view these as acts of terrorism, extortion, and intimidation, and certainly do not consider them applicatory to the definition of requirements for eligibility for tax-exempt status.

We would like the IRS to please launch a review of Peta's tax exempt status, and become familiarized with the organization. They may find that Peta, as an organization, does not deserve the tax exemption they recieve.

Here, again, is the definition.

To be eligible for 501(c)(3) tax exemption, a group must be organized and operate exclusively for charitable purposes. Its activities cannot be illegal, or "in conflict with express statutory restrictions." And its activities must promote its main purpose.

Do they fit?

Petition for the review by the IRS for tax-exempt donations to Peta.

Thanks for the consideration -Jack McLarty
www.petaa.com [email protected]