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When did PETA begin their organization?

I tried looking at their website, but they only talk about the cruelty towards animals. I'm looking for the date that they had formed, not their reason to do so.

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Ingrid E. Newkirk started PETA in 1980 in her Washington, D.C., basement

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The PETA organization was founded in 1980 in Norfolk, Virginia. PETA is a non-profit corporation, which acts as an animal rights group with a main purpose to prevent cruelty to animals. PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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