Kind People Needed for Investigating Animal Cruelty - Travel Expenses Paid

  • PETA Foundation
  • Nationwide
  • Aug 17, 2021
Full time Bilingual Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

PETA investigates the treatment of animals by corporations and also looks into tips and complaints from concerned workers across all industries that exploit animals. We train and send investigators to work in these industries (laboratories, farms, pet suppliers, slaughterhouses, circuses, and more) and report their observations daily. This is a 100% travel job, and we provide all travel expenses (transportation, housing, food) as well as excellent benefits. 

English proficiency required and animal experience preferred (but not necessary).
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In just the past 13 years, PETA's investigations have resulted in the following: 

  • More than 1,200 criminal charges
  • More than 380 U.S. Department of Agriculture citations
  • 19 facilities shut down
  • Millions of eyes opened


Position Objective:

To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Travel to different states and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary, often months at a time
  • Conduct assigned short- and long-term investigations from beginning to end, including the following duties:

o Prepare for and research assignments, as directed by the senior vice president

o Visit and/or obtain employment in various industries that use animals

o Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion

o Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel, and/or improper conduct

o Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the supervisors' attention

o Work closely with office-based staff to develop documented cases

o Cooperate fully in criminal, civil, and/or regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from investigations

  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times



  • Appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience, depending on the organization's needs
  • Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home for months at a time
  • Spanish fluency required
  • Experience with audio-visual equipment
  • Diligent attention to detail and ability to handle extreme stress
  • Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully
  • Ability to make sound judgments
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization



Based on experience

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