I think the very last person on Planet Earth I would listen to with regard to how I should treat my animal friends is the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This is the organization that took people’s unwanted pets with the promise that they wouldn’t be euthanized and then proceeded to do just that.
But for those who believe that an “animal rights organization” should benefit unwanted and homeless pets, their charity can be directed somewhere else besides PETA. This is an organization that shamelessly hustles the public for cash by putting on grandiose and symbolic “protests” like dousing fur-clad people with red dye on the street and walking naked in public proclaiming “I’d rather be naked than wear fur.”
Those protests come from the mind of PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, who once said “…no movement for social change has ever succeeded without ‘the militarism component’…Thinkers may prepare revolutions, but bandits must carry them out.”
So please forgive me if I look in askance at her latest utterances about what PETA calls “captive animals”—something the rest of us see as family members.
Newkirk compared calling animals pets to the treatment of women before feminism.