P.E.T.A What do you think ?
February 17, 2007 7:35am CST
I believe that it began as a well intentioned organization, But by taking an extreemist position they have limited their impact on the opinion of mainstream society. Furthermore the attention that they are trying to call to an issue is clouded if not lost behind the radical actions of it's members
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Mar 07
Unfortunately the ones you see and hear about are LOONY. I honestly believe they have seriously, from their inception, been a radical and unreasonable group. It would be nice to say that at the beginning the intentions were good, but Ingrrid Newkirk, the groups founder, has always been on the extreme of things so the organization was tainted directly at its birth. If there is any doubt about her radical left position, one only need look back to a letter she wrote to then PLO leader, yasser arafat, after a palestinian group loaded a donkey with explosives and uised it as an animal sucide bomber. Her only complaint to mr arafat? that the terrorists used an animal in the act. not that thew killed a bunch of innocent people, but that they killed an inocent animal. In addition to this, who hasnt by now heard about the comic books published and distrubted to children, some through schools, that tells them that if their father hunts, he will probably eventualy kill them too. I think if you are concerned with humane treatment of animals, there are far better groups to associate yourself with and support. These guys are simply nothing more than a radical and impossibly goaled group with absolutely unacceptable methods and goals that border on fantasy and sureal.
17 Feb 07
I just can't believe what the two members did to the animals and how they threw away the bodies. Impossible so many animals deserved euthanasia? It's plain lie! They just can't take the resposibility hence they threw the bodies away like that too.
27 Mar 07
I support PeTA..I do understand a lot of it has gone a little too far, and a little too in line with the ALF. I know more than half the members that donate, or are just a part of the Street Team (I do both) are not in line with them, but it is always a select few that will ruin the great experiences PeTA originally gave. I still support them 100%; however.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I stay at my claim that PeTA began as a worthwhile cause. But I find it impossible to offer my support to a group that acts in the manner that they do. While I do understand that the actions of a few should not be indicative of a whole. However I find the fact that PeTA as an organization that desires to be taken seriously does nothing to curtail the radical fringe. Only by doing so and speaking out publicly against such actions will they begin to build some credit as being anything more than a group of radical extremists.
4 Apr 07
Yes they tend to be more professional protesters trying to draw attension to themselves and not the issue anymore. They shoudl nto do some of the things they do but people have been wearing furs and eating animals for a long time and i cannot see it changeing. The animals should be treated properly and humanly and when it comes time to put them down it should be fast and painless as possible. I myself enjoy many out door sports fishing and hunting among them and belive that the animal should be put out of its suffer as fast as possible. What I do not agree with when animals are kept in sub standard conditions adn treated badly.