Friday, June 17, 2005

PETA Members Charged With Animal Cruelty

Two PETA members have been arrested in North Carolina on animal cruelty charges. Apparently, they were picking up animals from local shelters, killing them, then dumping their bodies in a trash bin behind a shopping center. This will certainly be bad publicity for an animal rights group like PETA, but it is a little known fact that the group has supported the euthanasia of stray animals for years. On an episode of their cable show “Bullsh*t!”, Penn and Teller claimed that animals are killed in large numbers at the group’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. This all seems somehow odd for an organization whose stated goal is to create a society in which animals are treated as equals to humans.


Post a Comment

<< Home