Animal rights: A world without grey


PETA would say that you can’t be an animal lover if you eat meat. That sentient beings all deserve the same rights as humans, and as such have the right to not be used as food.

I have a hard time with this. Not necessarily the theory, as I can see the logic and appreciate their efforts to right the wrongs in the commercial farming industry.

I may believe in the prophecy, but I’ve got one heck of a problem with the tactics of the prophet.

PETA goes to extremes to expose animal cruelty, often doing so at the expense of humans or their situations, even going so low in their commercials as to make light of domestic violence in relationships.

It’s never OK to use domestic violence as a joke.

It’s also never OK to make threats, but PETA – although their website asks for supporters to make polite calls – seems to inspire action through hurtful words.

What do you think? Is PETA too extreme? Do their tactics work?



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