I recently spent a full day researching People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its founder, Ingrid Newkirk. I was very surprised to discover that, though PETA claims that “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way…”, the largest animal rights organization in the world has gotten so large and has become so overly busy that, Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s founder, elected to solve the overcrowding in animal shelters using quite an unconventional method, going as far back to her days as a young woman unaware of the issue of animal rights.
Ingrid Newkirk first became aware of the issue of animal rights and welfare in her late teens, well before she co-founded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the world’s largest, most respected, and most well-known animal rights organization, a nonprofit organization founded by Newkirk in March 1980 in Norfolk, Virginia, along with Alex Pacheco.
As a matter of fact, Newkirk had an unusual and, as far as I see, a cruel method of handling the overcrowding in animal shelters across the globe, which is also currently being practiced today by PETA, and it is a practice I consider to not only be highly inhumane but to contradict everything PETA and Ms. Newkirk stand for and represent. You’re not going to believe this.
Would you believe that Ms. Newkirk feels the best way to handle overcrowding in animal shelters, at least in cases where PETA is unable to rescue the animals themselves, is to euthanize them? Even animals in excellent health and well-being, perfectly able to be placed with families who would give them a good home, but instead they have their lives snuffed out completely.
Doesn’t seem to coincide with PETA’s beliefs, now does it? Check out this anti-PETA blog I happened upon recently, <a href="“>All Against Peta; it will make you think quite differently about PETA.
Makes the animal rights organization seem more interested in animal wrongs, wouldn’t you say? Let me know your thoughts and impressions by posting a comment below, stating your opinion on this.
PETA doesn’t seem so ethical and right, now does it?