Most Americans understand that PETA, with its lettuce bikinis and gross “unhappy meals” for kids, is a radical organization. Its president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has called pet ownership an “abysmal situation” and said, “Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it.” PETA also has killed 35,000 animals at its headquarters since 1998, according to animal custody records it files with the state of Virginia.
If a bunch of PETA employees went to work at a different animal rights group, would you expect this organization is just as radical?
Probably so. And that’s exactly the situation with the Humane Society of the United States. Consider that HSUS’s food policy director has trivialized the Holocaust by comparing modern farms to Nazi concentration camps. Meanwhile, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle, who has said, “I don’t want to see another cat or dog born,” also once mused about a merger between HSUS and PETA.
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