PETA: “Giving Pets Warm, Loving Homes Is Cruel”Posted: November 17, 2014
Article Title, Photo, and Photo Caption by SiameseCatTwins4Ever
Article By Nathan Winograd
PETA believes that sharing your home with dogs and cats violates the rights of those animals. They write, “This selfish desire to possess animals and receive love from them causes immeasurable suffering… They are restricted to human homes, where they must obey commands and can only eat, drink, and even urinate when humans allow them to.” They go on to say, “Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles—from our firesides, from the leather nooses and metal chains by which we enslave it.”
One way PETA seeks to accomplish this is through mass killing. PETA:
– Kills 95% of the animals they take in: http://bit.ly/1eHkWlD
– Kills roughly 2,000 animals a year, nearly 30,000 in the last 11 years: http://bit.ly/1ba9xdC
– Has called for the killing of every pit bull in every shelter in America: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf
– Promises to find animals homes and then puts them to death in the back of a van within minutes: http://bit.ly/XCSdI3
– Steals animals and kills them: http://bit.ly/1EIsEHq
– Celebrates when shelters kill: http://vimeo.com/48651351
– Tells elected officials to kill animals, rather than adopt them out, foster them, or work with rescue groups: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ
– Kills even healthy puppies and kittens: http://www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/
That end—the deliberate extinction of those the movement has pledged to defend—is one to which no other rights-based movement in history has ever subscribed. You will find no children’s rights groups advocating mass killing of homeless, neglected, or abused children. You will find no human rights groups advocating mass killing of refugees. You will find no rights group in any movement advocating the mass killing of the victims. Except PETA.
Of course, we can do better for companion animals as a society. Of course, there is much work to do to reduce their exploitation. But for the cats contentedly sleeping on our laps, suggesting they don’t belong and that they are better off dead because our love is “selfish” is just muddled thinking born of evil and arrogance. Long after we have ended the killing of animals for food, long after we’ve ended the commercial trade in sentient beings, long after we’ve rearranged society in countless other ways to better meet their needs, dogs and cats will continue to share our homes. And they will do so because in the end, living with dogs and cats is not only consistent with the rights of animals, but as we evolve as a species to better address their needs, can be the purest expression of it.