To these 3 asks, and the other 10 in my message box:
This is why I hate PETA:
As long as PETA executes homeless cats and dogs, praises slaughterhouse designer Temple Grandin, and promotes the ‘humane’ enslavement and murder of animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries, animals will never be free. Its murderous behavior, endless compromises, and myopic tactics are detrimental to the animals, and the movement that seeks to liberate them from human bondage.
PETA’s founder Ingrid Newkirk, a documented serial killer of homeless animals, literally goes out of her way to trap healthy cats in Norfolk, Virginia. The feral cats are then brought to a shed located behind its headquarters, and killed. A representative from the nursing home next door inquired why employees were taking caged cats into the shed but coming out with empty cages. BUSTED! Instead of changing her evil ways, which also proves she is addicted to killing, Newkirk ordered her crew to cover the cages with blankets so no one could see there were cats inside. As for murdering dogs, a few years ago PETA convinced a few animal shelters to call them when their cages were full and lethal injections were imminent. After promising to find the animals a home, PETA picked up the dogs and then executed them in the van as they drove back to Norfolk. A surveillance camera caught the employees dumping the dead bodies in a trash bin at a nearby grocery store.
Newkirk has maniacally deified herself the supreme arbiter of life and death, and convinced her clique that all homeless cats and dogs should be murdered. She has been quoted saying that if she could, she would kill ALL the animals in the world! She rationalizes this psychosis by claiming that killing animals prevents them from suffering in the future. Well, I think everyone understands that corpses can’t suffer in the future. But why would anyone want to kill victims instead of victimizers? Moreover, why doesn’t Newkirk care about the cats suffering in a cage on their way to PETA’s death shed? What about the dogs suffering in PETA’s death van when they figured out they were about to be killed? It’s crazy to murder homeless animals—or all the animals in the world—by preemptively assuming that one day they might suffer, or believing that they suffer without human companionship. If this movement rightfully condemns the meat, dairy, egg, vivisection, hunting and clothing industries for killing animals, then this movement must condemn PETA for executing homeless cats and dogs, and its sick love affair with slaughterhouse architect Grandin.
Truthfully, there’s no difference between Newkirk and any other killer of animals. They all prey on innocent beings, and rationalize the homicidal acts with diabolical excuses. Newkirk has turned PETA into an efficient animal-killing machine mirroring the companies she claims to despise. Furthermore, under Newkirk’s guidance, she has single-handedly turned the animal rights movement into a mockery with exploitative naked and semi-naked women campaigns, and ineffective cartoon-costumed protests. When rational vegans condemn PETA’s irrational approach, Newkirk dupes everyone with trite lines about “animals suffering without PETA’s existence” or “animals suffering from infighting in the movement”. Those diversionary comments only allow PETA to continue on its course of destruction.
For the record, PETA performs some good work once in a while. Then again, serial killer Ted Bundy volunteered for a suicide hotline before and during his killing spree. He saved the lives of many people. Does that mean we’re supposed to forget about the ones he murdered? The little good that PETA does with its undercover investigations shouldn’t convince anyone that PETA is a positive force for change. Doing some good while intentionally doing bad is neither acceptable nor beneficial. You can make mistakes along the way, and rectify them as soon as possible. Any well-meaning individual might bring circus placards to the vivisection protest, misspell someone’s name in an op-ed piece, or realize they should be focusing on education-based activism rather than lobbying crooked politicians. But killing homeless animals isn’t a mistake. It’s murder!
Speaking of lobbying, PETA and the Humane Society of the United States’ obsession with this is backwards. They defend this strategy by citing the value of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 19th Amendment that gave some women the right to vote. But they’re too stupid to understand that it was the culmination of thousands of violent and nonviolent protests, countless acts of civil disobedience, and massive marches that created widespread support for the laws—NOT to be passed—BUT enforced. Putting laws on the books before society understands the immorality of speciesism will NOT bring animals closer to freedom.
additionally: PETA uses fatphobic, body shaming, healthist, sexist, racist advertising strategies to sell the “product” of animal rights, and funnels millions of dollars into advertising instead of to helping animals.