Ever since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded in March of 1980, it has been working to create more and better rights for animals, and it has done a pretty good job of doing just that. However, things have changed since the 1980’s, and Americans are beginning to wonder if PETA is needed anymore. First, one of the biggest arguments for organizations like PETA is that animals are being experimented on, which some see as a form of torture. While yes, animals are still being experimented on, it is heavily regulated by the government, and it continues to become stricter. Another example is how animal farmers used to treat their animals for food. Because PETA found this out and threatened the farmers’ businesses, the farmers were forced to make changes, and nowadays, most farmers have free-range farms and they make sure their animals are ‘comfortable’. At this point, PETA is fighting for something that doesn’t need fighting for. One final example is how animals were used for labor in farming or for transportation, but today, that is almost, if not completely, gone. America is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, so there is no need to use animals for work when we can use machines that are faster and don’t need to rest. But PETA doesn’t seem to realize this. Basically, what the message here is; PETA has finished its work and is no longer needed in America.