Animal Rights According To Teens
An article discussing the opinions of teen girls about animal rights summarizes a survey from Smart Girl Internette about teen attitudes. The survey found that teen girls are conscious of animal issues, though many consider the eating and wearing of animal products as a part of the cycle of life.
According to this 2000 survey, teen girls are familiar with a variety of animal rights organizations and are strongly opposed to cruelty to animals, although many view the eating and wearing of animal products as a part of the cycle of life. The majority consume meat, though some who are vegetarian do not like the taste of meat, and some say this goes against religion or commitment to animal rights.
The majority are opposed to extreme animal rights activism, with 36% accepting such behavior and 48% objecting to the destruction of property because of personal beliefs.
69% of teen girls say they would wear an animal-friendly alternative to leather, but they do not consider some items like vinyl. Given a choice between faux products and real, even if equally priced, most girls would choose faux because they are more fun and more humane.
A 1999 Cone/Roper teen survey found that 78% of teens have purchased products that benefited a cause and 85% stated they would continue to buy products from those companies.