Animal rights groups, such
as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, claim to be preventing
animal abuse, but instead seek to impose their antihuman ideology by trying
to stop people from using animals to save human lives and helping terrorist
organizations firebomb and threaten those who oppose them.
The modern animal rights movement
got its start in the 1970s when Tom Regan and Peter Singer both wrote
books claiming it was “species-ist” to make moral distinctions
between human beings and animals.
What does this mean? After
a speech on animal rights in 1989, an audience member asked Regan, “If
you were aboard a lifeboat with a baby and a dog, and the boat capsized,
would you rescue the baby or the dog?”
Regan responded, “(If)
it were a retarded baby, and a bright dog, I’d save the dog.”
Ingrid Newkirk, PETA national
director and co-founder, put the matter bluntly by noting “6 million
people die in concentration camps, but 6 million broiler chickens will
die this year in slaughterhouses.” That Newkirk is comfortable comparing
the raising of chickens for food to the Holocaust illustrates the depravity
of the animal rights extremists.
Groups like PETA take this
misanthropy and run with it by working to ban all medical research involving
It is difficult for people
today to imagine how devastating diseases such as polio, small pox, rubella
and tetanus were before vaccinations were developed. Thanks to vaccines,
all of these diseases have been practically eliminated in the United States
and are slowly going by the wayside in the rest of the world.
Other human problems have
been brought under control thanks to products synthesized with animal
products. Insulin, for example, has allowed millions of diabetics to prolong
Animal experimentation was
essential for developing organ transplantation procedures that save thousands
of lives annually.
Yet groups such as PETA want
humanity to abandon this progress and stop all further medical research
on animals. Placing animals on a higher moral plane than humans, these
extremists put more value on the lives of pigs used to produce insulin
than the lives of millions of human beings who will die if they don’t
As Newkirk put it, even if
animal experimentation would find a cure for AIDS, “we’d be against
PETA gets a lot of support
from people because it successfully hides some of its extremist beliefs.
A large number of those who contribute to PETA are pet owners rightfully
concerned about animal abuse. Little do they know that PETA advocates
eliminating what it calls “companion animals.”
According to Newkirk, “pet
ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.”
PETA and other animal rights groups seek to rectify this “abysmal
situation” by ending the breeding of domesticated animals and allowing
those species to become extinct.
Of course this means eliminating
the use of guide dogs for the blind and macaques who are trained to care
PETA spokesperson Kathy Guillermo
told a radio audience, “I’m against using guide dogs,” and Newkirk
has said, “(In) a perfect society, we won’t have a need for (guide
In case you think this sounds
a bit unfair, remember a blind person or a paraplegic means no more (if
not less) to animal rights activists than a dog or macaque.
Since PETA has been unable
to convince many people to adopt its extremist positions, it sponsors
terrorist groups who use violence to force change. PETA is closely affiliated
with the Animal Liberation Front, a group classified as a terrorist organization
by both the FBI and Scotland Yard, which firebombs laboratories and uses
threats of violence against people to try to achieve its means.
ALF has caused millions of
dollars in damage to laboratories, which it sets on fire.
Not only does ALF end up destroying
valuable research data that could save human lives, but it usually ends
up killing many of the laboratory animals it’s supposedly acting on behalf
PETA knows no bounds to its
support for animal rights terrorists. When Fran Stephanie Trutt, a member
of the extremist Friends of Animals, was convicted of attempting to murder
Leon Hirsch, president of the U.S. Surgical Company, PETA paid all her
Thankfully, there are still
brave souls in the scientific community and the public who are willing
to speak out against these absolutely unethical animal rights fascists.
This article originally
appeared in the Western Herald.