99% of all animals killed in the US are killed for food production (flesh, eggs, dairy). If you care about animals and don't want to support needless cruelty and violence, the most important thing you can do is stop eating animals and animal products.
Peoria Area Voices for Animals is a local, informal group for anyone interested in animal rights and/or veganism in the Peoria, Illinois, area. Through peaceful activism (demonstrations, leafleting, food sampling, letter writing, speaking out on behalf of animals, and tabling at local events), we work to:
1) Educate people about the extreme suffering and oppression of animals caused by the decisions people make every day; and
2) Educate and inspire people to remove their financial and moral support of animal exploitation by adopting a vegan diet and lifestyle.
We promote peace and compassion for all living beings, and it is our goal that animals be recognized as living beings who have inalienable rights to live a natural life free of harm at the hands of humans.
We also hold monthly vegan potlucks where we share delicious food and lively conversation.