All living creatures are equal, and humans are in no way “above” other animals, but that in no way justifies PETA’s actions. Humans are omnivorous, and it’s completely natural for organisms to consume other organisms. That’s how nature works.
PETA does nothing to help animals. They kill far more animals than they save, without even giving them a chance for a new home. They spend more of their money on promoting themselves instead of accommodations for the animals, unlike the ASPCA who spend most of their funds on shelter, food, and vet care for their animals. They put down REAL animal organizations like the ASPCA and complain about their conditions, but I’ve volunteered at the SPCA and their conditions were fine. PETA kills about 80% of their animals while the ASPCA gets more than 70% of theirs into homes, mainly because the ASPCA actually evaluates their animals medically and behavior-wise before deciding their adoptability while PETA does not. PETA also has been proven to fabricate their videos and give money to terrorist organizations.
PETA also does nothing for endangered species, and they basically give the finger to any exotic animal that may need help.
PETA is completely ignorant of the fact that animals born in captivity cannot survive well in the wild, and if everyone were to release every pet and zoo animal, they would probably all die or be killed by wild animals.
Some animal keepers do keep them in poor conditions and abuse animals, but the ASPCA can take those animals away, charge the owners with animal cruelty, and find the animal a new home IF that animal was proven to live in bad conditions. ASPCA hunts down animal cruelty with their officers, while all PETA does is lobby pointlessly.
PETA also likes to ignore the fact that animals are constantly slaughtered during the harvesting of vegetables, and they also ignore the fact that people are animals, and maybe our welfare matters, too.
The leader of PETA has also gone on record saying that she would never use anything tested on animals, not even medicine, when she herself uses insulin, which was found through animal testing.
Cosmetic research is indeed pointless and unnecessary, but medical research is for our survival.
Most members of PETA are completely ignorant of anything biological and they’ll believe anything PETA tells them, but idiots who arrogantly mock PETA by putting animals down are just as ignorant.
They have the right idea when they speak out against fur and COSMETIC research, but their methods are heinous.
If you were a REAL animal lover you’d support an organization like the ASPCA or World Wildlife Fund. If you support PETA it just proves how ignorant and impressionable you are.
If you hate PETA, speak out against PETA, not animals. Animals are just PETA's pawns.