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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
They forgot to include the "un" in "unethical".
a.k.a.: PETA
Type of company: 501(c)(3) organization
Language: English
Created by: Ingrid Newkirk
Alex Pacheco
Owner: Ingrid Newkirk
Open date: March 22, 1980
Status: Active

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, often referred to as just PETA (stylised as PeTA) is an American "animal rights" organization based in Norfolk, Virginia; and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president (also arguably the ‘dictator’). A nonprofit corporation with nearly 400 employees, it claims that it has 6.5 million members and supporters, in addition to claiming that it is the "largest animal rights group in the world." Its slogan is "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.", but the organization itself often does the exact opposite, obviously doing way more harm than good, and they have been the subject of many controversies.

Why They Are Literally Evil[edit]

  1. Hypocrisy, irony, and false advertising: They claim to be an anti-animal cruelty organization, yet they do the exact opposite.[1][2][3] The organization is known for euthanizing hundreds and thousands of perfectly-healthy animals for very dubious reasons (see reason #5).
  2. They always make nude protests and compare them with murderers. While most of their propaganda are misleading, they also released very offensive campaigns, such as this one
  3. Speaking of the protests, what makes it even worse, they even make a protest campaign as far as they do, like making a promoting campaign depicting barbecue a fake dead dog around a Sydney mall that encouraged people to eat vegan products.
  4. They act like social justice warriors and want to join them, as they want to bring in fighting against "speciesism" into mainstream SJW ideology through trying to make people do things like use "non-speciesist terms", refrain from eating meat and diary products, or turn against animal entertainment.
  5. They are absolutely unjustified for the fact they killed nearly 50,000 animals (dogs, cats, farm animals (the thing they want to “protect”, etc.), no matter how healthy they are with data since the 2nd half of 1998. (Warning: Four citation links contain actual photos of PETA's "euthanized" animals that are graphic and upsetting. View at your own risk.)[4][5][6][7] PETA and their supporters claim that they euthanize animals to give them mercy, but it's not like the animals made the decision to commit suicide by cops just because a morally-superior organization thinks it's best for them. Worse, one ex-PETA employee revealed that most PETA staffs think their ability to euthanize pets is somehow perfect to them, referring this method as "badass", as well as claiming that whoever refuses to euthanize animals are considered "weak".[8] Even if their animal shelter ran out of room, PETA will still murder pets anyway.
    • This is not the first time they start killing pets in 1998. It was reported that PETA killed 18 rabbits and 14 roosters after previously "rescuing" them from a research facility in 1991, according to Debra Saunders of San Francisco Chronicle. In response to the incident, co-founder Alex Pacheco (the only person who had a mind at PETA) made a useless excuse with: "We just don't have the money. The PETA animal shelter had run out of room."[7][9]
    • One of the victims was Maya the Chihuahua, which belonged to a family. As expected, in 2014, PETA decided to kill her.
    • Despite their claims for "caring" about pit bulls,[10] they actually want to kill all pit bulls from the global world, desperately wanting this dog breed to go extinct![11] Ingrid Newkirk even supported this.[12]
      • In 2001, PETA sent a letter to the Alabama judge, asking him to exterminate 32 pit bulls after their owners were arrested for dog fighting. Unfortunately enough, the judge accepts the request, killing 28 pit bulls without question but, thankfully, spared 4 pit bull pups.[7]
    • They also want to eliminate feral cats for "threatening" wildlife and preying on birds. Long ago, PETA also published an instruction sheet for killing feral cats.
  6. PETA is an ableist insult to people with autism and other mental disabilities.
    • They claimed that drinking milk causes autism, which is both completely absurd and offensive to people on the spectrum. On 2008, they launched a "Got Autism?" billboard (parody of "Got Milk?") to provide their false claims, which ends up enraging many people of the autism community. Fortunately though, the billboard got taken down but PETA didn't change their belief in such offensive claim.
    • PETA thinks using the word retard is normal, based on the co-founder Alex Pacheco's quote: "We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child because they are equal mentally in terms of dependence on others."[13]
      • To further support this, Tom Regan (PETA's animal rights theorist) quoted with: "If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog."
    • PETA even openly supported Autism Speaks, an organization that treats autism as a disease than a disorder.[14]
  7. PETA, as fundamental vegans, is strictly against all kinds of meat, dairy food, and even honey just because they came from animals and thus believes that everyone and even animals should go vegan, while ignoring the fact that there are carnivorous animal species while humans are naturally an omnivore (but half of them do have different non-omnivorous diet). For example, haven't PETA realize that lions hunt and kill their prey (zebra, antelopes, etc.) for food?
    • There are many times that PETA opposes dairy products (milk, cheese, etc.) for not only "causing autism" (as mentioned in WIS #6's first bullet) but also for promoting sexism and white supremacy with no valid evidence.[15] They even claimed that any women who eats eggs are not feminists.[16]
    • They also wasted so much time defaming every single meat product with every tactic in the book, such as comparing them to crimes against humanity and even serial killers like Jefferey Dahmer (who was known for mutilating, killing, and cannibalizing victims).[17] They even claimed that children eating meat or dairy food counts as child abuse, people paying to murder animals if affording a burger,[18] and, even more nonsensical, stating that eating chicken can cause children's genitalia to shrink.
  8. While ignorantly comparing meat industries to rape victims, they claimed that milking cows is raping them.[19] Milking is actually healthy for cows, because if left unmilked for too long, they will feel very uncomfortable with an overfilled udder and, even worse, diagnosed with mastitis that causes their udders to die and rot off.
  9. They want dog crates to be banned because they think keeping dogs in crates causes them to develop severe anxiety, fear, or destructive behavior.[20] Dog crates are actually useful, especially when doing a safe transport with a dog by car or by airplane for a long-distance travel or vacation. As long as they are not misused, crates are totally fine to be used.
  10. They attempted to force pets such as cats or dogs to live on vegan diets,[21] which is essentially supporting animal abuse, as felines and canines require meat in their diet to remain healthy.
  11. They want to bomb research labs and slaughterhouses, which borders more on domestic eco-terrorism.[22]
    • In fact, the Anti-Terror Unit of FBI investigated PETA for arson, in which the latter helped Animal Liberation Front (ALF, an eco-terrorist group) to burn it down and even defending ALF's crimes.[23][24]
    • Furthermore, they have long-standing ties to the ALF and ELF, which the FBI had classified as serious domesticated terrorist threats, PETA has also given thousands of dollars to arsonists and convicted criminals, helping less than 1% of animals. PETA has openly supported a terrorist group mind you.
      • Side note, ALF's and ELF's (Earth Liberation Front) tactics are ironically very harmful to the environment, including animals.
    • Moreover, former PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich told an animal rights convention that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.[25]
      • In addition, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told The Boston Herald: “More power to SHAC [the violent Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty] if they can get someone’s attention.” Six of SHAC’s core members were subsequently convicted for their attacks on businesses, with four serving between three and six years in jail. The PETA Foundation was formerly run by Neal Barnard, president of the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM has been linked with FBI-designated terrorist groups, including SHAC and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).
    • Speaking of that, Ingrid Newkirk is an avowed supporter of the terrorist Animal Liberation Front. She gives interviews to ALF’s publications, supports the legal defense efforts of ALF criminals (with PETA’s money), has been subpoenaed in regard to her ALF connections, and has even been accused in court documents of participation in the ALF arson of a Michigan State University research lab. The entire episode has suggested what many federal law enforcement officers have openly speculated: that ALF and PETA may be populated with identical personnel, the only difference being a setting sun and a ski mask. She commented that she "will be the last person to condemn ALF" and “I find it small wonder that the laboratories aren’t all burning to the ground. If I had more guts, I’d light a match.”.
    • PETA also has given $2,000 to David Wilson, then a national ALF “spokesperson,” paid $27,000 for the legal defense of Roger Troen, who was arrested for taking part in an October 1986 burglary and arson at the University of Oregon, and gave $7,500 to Fran Stephanie Trutt, who tried to murder the president of a medical laboratory. They also paid $5,000 to Josh Harper, who attacked Native Americans on a whale hunt by throwing smoke bombs, shooting flares, and spraying their faces with chemical fire extinguishers. All of these monies were paid out of tax-exempt funds, the same pot of money constantly enlarged by donations from an unsuspecting general public.[26][27]
    • And to this day, they still support ALF and deny the crimes caused by domestic/eco-terrorist group.
    • Bruce Friedrich, PETA’s “vegan campaign director” and third-in-command, didn’t seem to care when he addressed the Animal Rights 2001 convention in Virginia, telling a crowd of over 1,000 activists that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about animal liberation.” “It would be great,” he added, “if all the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories and the banks who fund them exploded tomorrow."
  12. Ironically, while PETA was supposed to condemn racism in any form, they even praised and supported the white supremacist Joe Arpaio all because he cut meat out of prisoner's diets as it was too expensive and saves the country $200,000 per year (not because he actually cares about vegetarianism or veganism).
  13. As much as they like to deceive many people, they can also trick pet shop keepers and animal shelter owners in bringing the pets to the members' vans so they can drive off and kill the pets without anyone knowing, and sometimes even dumping their bodies to anywhere such as dumpsters.
    • In 2005, there was an incident where two members picked up the dogs from the Bertie County Animal Shelter for two months straight to help find the dogs a "good home", but they drove off and kill the dogs without the animal shelter officer knowing. Upon discovering 18 dog corpses found in the dumpster and 13 more dead dogs inside the PETA van, both members are arrested.[28]
  14. They hate any video games that involve with animals due to their beliefs that such games are encouraging animal exploitation and cruelty. They butchered popular games (mainly Nintendo games) without bothering to do any research by promoting parody browser games to further justify the organization's ideology, and most of these games are graphic, bloody, disturbing, filled with misrepresentations, and the innocent characters are demonized as painfully worthless or just plain evil to animals. How come PETA didn't get any copyright issues for using characters from Nintendo and other game companies?
    • They believe Pokémon is a metaphor for animal abuse and made Pokémon Black and Blue to provide their message. While their message about the problems with Pokémon ethics is credible, their priorities are all in the wrong places. They decided to demonize innocent Pokémon trainers such as Cheren, Juniper and Ash Ketchum (who would risk his life to save Pokémon from danger), while ignoring actual Pokémon abusers such as the Team Rocket grunts, Seamus, Hunter J and Grings Kodai. They couldn't care less about Lapras and Farfetch'd being hunted to near-extinction and formerly human Pokémon losing their rights because they're no longer considered human, but they will reduce Kyogre to a SeaWorld orca and use Wooloo as an anti-sweater symbol just to cash in on Pokémon's popularity.
      • In fact, Pokémon has animal rights morals in it, as explained above.
    • They thought Mario games with the Super Leaf power-up is promoting animal fur all because of Mario wearing a Tanooki suit, while, surprisingly enough, ignoring other similar power-ups (such as the frog suit) and the main cast's cat suits from Super Mario 3D World.
    • Super Meat Boy was also butchered as Super Tofu Boy. For the record, Meat Boy was simply a boy without skin, as opposed to PETA's irrelevant fact that he's made of pig meat. However, the creator of Meat Boy wanted to mock PETA by posting this game to the forums.
    • They even attacked Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was strange because they never have attacked the Animal Crossing games since the first game's launch until the latest game came out. They disagree with the game's concepts for allowing players to catch insects and fish for Blathers' museum, while trying to cancel Blathers for "enslaving" collected insects and sea creatures in the museum. PETA also launched a laughably useless guide to follow their ways while playing New Horizons.
    • PETA also released their first home console game - Kitten Squad. Similar to their endless strings of crappy propaganda online games, Kitten Squad was not just terrible in quality but also plagued with bunch of PETA's awful misconceptions just to smother their philosophy at the players' face.
  15. Not only they were against video games but other media like movies and television series that involve with animals as well. They spend far too much time denouncing the treatment of animals in media, which is largely meaningless given that animals lack the consciousness to understand their treatment in the media. This shifts focus away from actually helping animals in the real world.
    • For instance, they beg some animal-related shows to replace real animals with CGI or just simply trying to get the shows banned but eventually failed. Do they know American Humane watches over the production of shows with animals in them !?!?
    • They were even against anime that include nekos (catgirls) for promoting sexual abuse against animals. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with anime featuring nekos, as long as they are not sexualized with forbidden paraphilia.
  16. One of the many common things they generally dislike is clothing made out of fur, wool, cotton, etc. Constantly, whenever they see people wearing clothes in public based on any materials that came from animals, even if their clothes were made of synthetic materials, the activists will throw a bucket of either red paint or real blood at them, humiliating the innocents in process.
    • There has been many protests and propaganda to state that everyone should rather be naked than wearing clothes, no matter what these clothes are made of.[29][30]
    • They also think shearing sheep for wool is harming and killing them in a same fashion to skinning animals for fur. In reality, shearing sheep is actually healthy for them. It's not like they're getting skinned or anything like that. If the sheep are not sheared at all, they will eventually die either due to overheating or being crushed by the sheer weight of their overgrown wool. Professionals are capable of shearing sheep wool without leaving a single cut.
  17. The exposés and footage are meant to turn us away from harming animals, but it eventually gets so repetitive that you lose all hope for humanity since you know that nothing can make a difference, which nullifies PETA's whole point. As Kreia says: apathy is death.
  18. "If Aliens Ate Human Meat". Instead of being taught to respect animals, we are taught that aliens don't care about human lives and refer to us as stupid, even the supposed human activist who's supposed to be defending us. With this exaggerated misanthropy, it's pretty clear that PETA still hasn't understood why their approach is pointless even though the answer is right in front of them.
  19. PETA has a long history of having alleged rapists for endorsement, but PETA has been silent about it.[31] Here are some of the notable PETA members accused as rapists and/or sexual harassers:
    • Russel Simmons, PETA's "Person of the Year in 2011".
    • Andy Dick, PETA's anti-KFC spokesperson.
    • Casey Afflock, PETA's "Go Vegan" spokesperson.
  20. They hate the concept of seeing-eye dogs for the blind as it's considered animal enslavement. They will leave the blind people scurrying around blindly without giving them any other ways to see, and the dogs aren't faring any better - one PETA employee even boasted about killing a seeing-eye dog on Quora.[32]
  21. They don't care about the Amazon fires, and believe that you can't care about this ecological disaster if you "have meat in your throat".
    • They also haven't condemned zoophiles even though raping animals is also a form of animal cruelty.
  22. They won't see you any better even if you do follow their advice, and they'll lump you with the other meat-eaters the next time they make a statement. Even if you go vegan, you will still be a target of their wrath.
  23. On Twitter, besides blocking unreasonable trolls, PETA also blocks anyone on their account that call them out.
    • PETA will also block anyone for every little things, such as admitting to actually care about animals while supporting other things like animal entertainment. For example, if you said to them that you love animals and SeaWorld, blocked. We're not joking.
  24. They attack celebrities who eat meat, wearing fur or leather, and/or even adopting pets. Examples are Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Drake.
    • They even attacked Britney Spears for wearing a python for her performance at the 2001 MTV VMAs.
    • When Justin Bieber adopted two exotic cats in 2019, PETA attacked him because they think he's sending money to "contribute the animal overpopulation crisis" for the cats instead of adopting them from the animal shelter. Fortunately, Justin took action against them.
      • This wasn't the first time they nit-picked Justin. On 2016, they aggressively whine about Justin over a photo of himself taking a selfie with a tiger.
    • PETA lists Marilyn Manson to their "Worst-Dressed Celebrities of 2008" just because he wore his signature black leather pants. Salty much?
  25. PETA loves to twist and manipulate religions in many ways, generally Christianity along with two other Abrahamic religions:
    • They say that Jesus Christ was vegan, which is incorrect because he is omnivore as evidenced in all four New Testament gospels of the Bible, where one verse said: "And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples." Not to mention that Jesus himself ate fish and feed fish to the people as well.
    • PETA claimed that the Bible encourages Christians to go vegan, which was also incorrect. It has been mentioned in the Bible many times that is okay to consume meat besides fruits and vegetables. Genesis 9:3 said: "Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
      • Amusingly, they released propaganda of Angela Simmons cosplaying as Eve with the title "Eating Meat Is A Sin: Go Vegetarian".
    • Sacrilegiously, PETA's campaigns to aim Christianity are savagely blasphemous and offensive to Christians. For most notable example, there was a protest campaign where the PETA members dress up like Jesus in animal masks and either carry or "crucified" to the cross, linking Jesus's crucifixion to meat slaughter. What other blasphemous messages PETA have spread?
      • They also promoted a controversial poster of a nude Joanna Krupas in angel wings and holding a crucifix, enraging many Catholics.[33]
    • PETA, at one point, attacked Islam by falsely accusing their holiday for animal cruelty, confusing their holiday Eid al-Fitr with Eid al-Adha, which was the feast of sacrifice during which cows, sheep and goats are slaughtered according to strict protocol and distributed to those in need, as well as relatives.[34] Keep in mind that Eid al-Adha does not promote animal cruelty just because of meat slaughter, nor Islam itself accepts animal cruelty, so according to Quran's Surah 24:41: "Have you not considered that all that is between the heavens and the earth glorifies God and that the birds spread their wings in the air to glorify God? He knows everyone's prayers and praising; God has absolute knowledge of what they do."
    • Also, animals have been slaughtered for sacrifices since ancient times, and before Jesus, lambs were slain by Jews.
  26. They have an account on TikTok and brainwashed a lot of TikTokers.
  27. Recently, PETA members have also directly threatened and harassed researchers. Yale ornithologist Dr. Christine Lattin said she received threats from PETA after published scientific papers on endangered birds. Lattin, who studies the effects of climate change and environmental disasters on animals, said PETA and its supporters sent her death threats and claimed she was “torturing and killing” birds. PETA members also found out where she lives and protested at her house.
  28. PETA is against animal testing that produce medical aid. Ingrid Newkirk states: "Even if animal testing produced an aid, we'd be against it."
  29. Pro-political correctness: Just when you think SJWs' crappy censorship enforcement does not make you any happy, PETA attempts to pander to SJWs' policies by trying to censor terms or phrases that are otherwise just everyday talk, such as "kill two birds with one stone" and "bring home the bacon", with useless euphemisms, which are downright laughable and stupid; only goes to show that PETA tries to control even freedom of speech to enforce their agenda. Also, when PETA compared "anti-animal language" idioms to slurs based on racism, homophobia, ableism, etc, they got swiftly called out, seeing this comparison as offensive by many people.[35]
    • They also believe that any common insults ("pig", "chicken", "rat", etc.) to persons are "speciesism" languages and tried to refrain everybody from using them.[36]
    • They even claimed that using the "shark attack" phrase is also speciesist. They falsely claimed that the only reason why sharks attack humans is because the sharks are just getting provoked by them, while ignoring the fact that there are like numerous unprovoked shark attack incidents where sharks do attack humans on purpose especially because sharks mistake humans for food.
  30. They give reasonable vegans/vegetarians and people who legitimately care about animal cruelty a harmful stereotype.
    • Side note, most meat-eaters actually care about animals and are against animal cruelty, whom PETA turns a blind eye to.
  31. They disrespect the dead in ways such as the infamous Steve Irwin tweet, celebrating Karl Lagerfeld's death, and even added a poetry to the gravestone of Colonel Sanders (KFC founder) just to mock him with their "chickens abused/tortured for meat" hogwash.
  32. Speaking of disrespecting the deceased, PETA has also not hesitated to use the Holocaust in their ads named "Holocaust On Your Plate" that compares the slaughter of animals for human use to the murder of 6 million Jews in World War 2 (which is downright disturbing) — which has angered many people, especially members of the Jewish community. The Central Council of Jews in Germany rightfully sued PETA in 2004 for the campaign, and in 2009, the German Supreme Court banned the images from the country. The European Courts of Human Rights upholded that decision and has banned PETA from using Holocaust imagery in their advertisements.[37] Not surprisingly enough, PETA refused to make an explicit apology and instead still justifying their own biases.
    • In other words, The German government punished PETA.
    • They also compared any serial killer victims to the animals slaughtered for meat. For instance, PETA made an advertisement to compare the horrific cannibalism death of Tim McLean to the animal slaughter and tried to run this ad in the Portage Daily Graphic, but the page's publisher declined.[38]
  33. PETA also promote campaigns to compare abused animals to other various human sufferings besides just the Holocaust victims, such as comparing the meat slaughter and animal cruelty to the African slavery,[39] and it was borderline racist. On 2005, the PETA members publicly display graphic photos of tortured African slaves being compared to cattle and sheep getting tortured and killed, angering every African Americans in the local town when they saw the campaign and some even confronted the activists.[40][41] Despite PETA's apology, they never learn their lesson at all, resuming to compare animal slaughter/cruelty to the worst human slavery even to this day.
    • Their advertisement that compares "speciesism" to human racism was justifiably banned from being aired at Super Bowl on 2020, especially that the ad also ridicule the NFL players (who took a knee to protest police brutality) by depicting them as animals.[42]
    • In Tomaselli's words: "To compare people to animals is an unfairness to people."[40]
  34. PETA hardly shows sympathy to the victims of animal attacks, pitying over animals more than a human being. They believe that hostile animals will always take revenge even when attacking humans on purpose.
    • On 2011, a man named Wickersham got attacked by a bull shark while he's fishing, and when the incident was reported, PETA made a "Payback is Hell" billboard ad, claiming that the victim actually deserve this. The people and even Wickersham's family were outraged upon seeing the billboard.[43]
  35. These people have practically waste their entire lives by constantly complaining about every little thing, forcing their ideology down other people’s throats and killing every animal they see for no reason, they also thrown away all their love and individualism in blind faith, in short politics and ideals before family, love and country to them.
    • They got furious when the zoo keeper named Greig Tonkins punched the aggressive kangaroo in order to rescue his dog from the animal's grip. It seems clear they only care about the kangaroo way more than the poor endangered dog. They tried to get the hero fired from his job but ends up failing miserably.[44]
    • They were even ignorant enough to try suing David Slater just because he took a picture of a monkey and captioned it with "Monkey Selfie", believing that the monkey owns the photo copyright, not Slater.[45]
    • When Bo Beep's new design got revealed before the theatrical release of Toy Story 4, they complain that she's still holding her shepherd crook which, according to their views, was promoting sheep exploitation for wool.[46] What's wrong with using the crook? The crook is used for catching sheep and further help get the sheep flock back to the pen, otherwise predators will catch up and attack them. Sheep cannot defend themselves, you know.
      • Also, Bo Peep is a toy, and there are toys based on animals (Ham and Slinky for example).
    • When Sarah Palin, Alaska's former governor, shared photos of her young down syndrome son standing on their family dog without any harm so he can reach the kitchen counter to help his mom to prepare food, PETA unhesitatingly harassed her.[47]
    • They blindly attacked Bearadise Ranch because they think the people who own this ranch are mistreating the bears and weren't transported properly.
  36. They are strongly against zoos, aquariums, animal farms, and other animal attraction parks as they believed the animals that live such places are enslaved.
    • While they never know what concept of entertainment really is, they tried to sue SeaWorld for "violating orcas' constitutional rights"[48] along with other redundant reasons, comparing the orcas and other sea creatures to human slaves.
    • PETA hates animal farms as these places were like concentration camps to animals, while framing even non-atrocious farms as just the same way like slaughterhouses that always use abusive methods against animals like kicking, stomping, etc.[49] While some farmers do slaughter a few for food, farm animals being kept in pens and barns is actually keeping themselves safe from danger, because if left permanently freed from farms, the animals (chickens, sheep, pigs, etc.) will become completely defenseless and easy to get killed by predators so sending farm animals to the wild to "help" them find their habitats is not a smart opportunity to make.
  37. They are also deeply opposed to restaurants, especially Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's. They believe that the restaurants are abusing and torturing animals for meat. To scare young children, they demonize Colonel Sanders and Ronald McDonald as bloodthirsty killers with bloody and violent propaganda with cartoony chickens surrounding them, and named it as "Kentucky Fried Cruelty" and "McCruelty" to scare everyone to never eat another Colonel's Secret Recipe, and of course McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, like, they need to leave two of the well-known fast-food restaurants the way it is.
    • While Kentucky Fried Cruelty and McCruelty logos were terrifying, it can be somewhat laughable, especially the McCruelty slogan "I'm Hatin' It" as opposed to "I'm Lovin' It".
  38. PETA constantly blames everyone for animals' death even if they have nothing to do with them. For example, when SeaWorld's walrus named Obie naturally passed away (by arteriosclerosis which was common for older animals), PETA viciously blamed SeaWorld as directly responsible for Obie's death.[50]
  39. They unrighteously body-shamed fat people with several propaganda pieces such as the "Save the Whales" campaign, and even this to fat-shame deceased people.
    • Even the former PETA employee at Glassdoor admitted that PETA has the right to mock and belittle fat people without any reason.[51]
  40. There are many, many ways that PETA likes to target children with propaganda for childhood trauma, including:
    • As said earlier, use parody games and anti-restaurant propaganda in order to scare children to go vegan and/or be like the organization. Many of these "kid-friendly" propaganda contain heavy amount of graphic content with over-usage of suffering or dead (mutilated) animal images, blood and gore, demonized characters, real animal slaughter/abuse footage clips, and other grisly imagery unsuitable for the children's age.
    • Supporting terrorism with PETA2. Just look at these archives! Or go to one of these pamphlets released by the Center for Consumer Freedom!
    • They make comics to dehumanize parents, especially the two main ones - Mommy Kills Animals and Daddy Kills Animals! These bloody comics teach children that their parents are nothing else than serial animal killers, most likely trying to encourage them to turn against their own parents and join the organization's hive mind.
    • They also made a kid's website, using it to brainwash and/or traumatize young children.
  41. PETA on Twitter sometimes can be a quite edgelord when it comes with uploading explicitly graphic photos, but this can happen very occasionally. For instance, in response to the popular "Is it cake?" meme trend, by also promoting anti-dissection propaganda, they did not hesitate to upload a disturbing image of a dead bisected cat head, much to everyone's extreme outrage and disgust.[52]
    • Due to the image copyrighted with PETA's watermark, some speculate that the bisected feline head belongs to one of the cats PETA previously "euthanized".
  42. There has been many, many times PETA said that they were against pets, unlike what they say on their website. Some quotes include:
    • "Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation."
    • "Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles‐‐from our firesides, from the leather nooses and chains by which we enslave it."
    • "The cat, like the dog, must disappear... We should cut the domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to exist."
    • "In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest: raising their young, enjoying their native environments, and following their natural instincts. However, domesticated dogs and cats cannot survive "free" in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible. People with the time, money, love, and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street. But it is also important to stop manufacturing "pets," thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive."
    • And the most shocking: "I don't use the word "pet." I think it's speciest language. I prefer "companion animal." For one thing, we would no longer allow breeding. People could not create different breeds. There would be no pet shops. If people had companion animals in their homes, those animals would have to be refugees from the animal shelters and the streets. You would have a protective relationship with them just as you would with an orphaned child. But as the surplus of cats and dogs (artificially engineered by centuries of forced breeding) declined, eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship enjoyment at a distance."
    • Yet another shocking quote: "In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether." - Ingrid Newkirk
  43. While opposing pets, PETA believes that pet shops (such as PetSmart) are unacceptable and thinks that stores are endangering animals and treated them like merchandise.[53] Many of their nonsensical claims include like transferring exotic animals will make them die before they made it to the pet shops, etc.
    • They also think having budgies (and other parrots) is cruel, because they usually need cages.
  44. There has been thousands of times that PETA is against any pet breeding and tries to stop it for greater good.[54][55][56][57] Does that mean they're promoting domestic animal extinction?
  45. Their advertisements on YouTube mostly turns out suspiciously false, manipulative, and contain some load of missing context. Unfortunately, the videos are hard to get taken down no matter how many reports they get.
    • Recently, for example, they launched a misleading advertisement video that plays an audio of an "imprisoned" barn owl from Johns Hopkins University, claiming that the screeching barn owl was receiving a skull/brain operation while conscious. Upon investigation, the barn owl's screech audio was taken directly from the NPR thread "Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle to Focus". From this post, the true context reveals that the owl researcher of the same university picks up the barn owl from its cage with his gloved hand harmlessly to show the owl to the college members, and when the owl starts screeching, the researcher soothes the owl. Here's the video to compare with the former link.
      • In reality, the barn owls' calls are what they naturally sound like, and while they do sound outright chilling, just because they screech does not necessarily mean they are usually in pain.
  46. Out of possible envious spite, they enjoy defaming with slandering "evidence" about even the most decent animal rights organizations that truly care for animals and not even against human rights. World Wildlife Fund, which was known for helping wildlife nature and also rescued endangered animal species, is one of PETA's main targets.[58]
  47. They strongly dislike pest controls/exterminations and wants to put an end to them because they think it's "human supremacy",[59] and they never even care about Australia suffering from the mice plague. Without pest control, any kinds of pests (cockroaches, mice, etc.) will rapidly populate, take over every places like plague, poison crops and food, and especially bringing diseases to humans and as well as other animals. Also, there are animals that eliminate these pests.
  48. To condemn fishing and seafood, they want to rename the fish as "sea kittens" to make the sea creatures look "adorable, innocent, and sensitive" not to be eaten as food, which actually turns out quite ignorant and laughable when thinking about it.[60]
  49. PETA members, at one point, dress up like the Klu Klux Klans to protest dog shows, trying to discourage any pure non-mixed dog breeds for "racism".[61]
    • PETA once promoted a commercial of a KKK member joining the American Kennel Club for anti-purebred movement.
  50. PETA never actually cares about almost anything that has something to do with real animal cruelty by telling everyone to ignore them, especially when there was a Miley Save Fuzzy website of a Miley Cyrus fan threatening to kill and eat their pet cat unless Miley goes back to Twitter.[62]
  51. They tried to manipulate by urging every most innocent things to be renamed or have their art/design changed for "speciesism" but ends up falling flat, and is another poor attempt at being politically correct. For some instances:
    • They tried to rename the village town in Suffolk and north Essex from Wool to "Vegan Wool".[63]
    • They even attempted to rename most rock bands such as Pig Destroyer.[64]
    • They tried to urge to remove fur from Warhammer figurines.[65]
  52. They are complete sexists to women by exploiting them with campaigns in many ways. Also, they don't believe that women can make their own choice, and they go as far as humiliating women for supporting fur by throwing pies and flour at them in public.[66]
    • Ironically, their founder was a woman herself.
  53. Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of PETA, is just as horrible, hypocritical, and bigoted as the whole organization itself. She is responsibly behind everything PETA has done.[67]
    • She, like all of her members and supporters, is an outrageous misanthrope, believing that humans "grow like cancer" and thus are "the biggest blight on the face of the earth"[68] to imply that all human beings are just horrible without any exceptions. (See WIS #60)
      • Most shockingly, Ingrid Newkirk even quoted this to further prove that she is a misanthrope, believing that the world should be better without humans. This heavily supports PETA's misanthropic movement: "She told me, in the most unequivocal terms, that the world would be an infinitely better place without humans in it at all.'"[69]
    • She does not believe that everyone should have children, going against human rights and an attempt to stop the population growth. As much as she hates purebred dogs like PETA does, she also despised any purebred children. This shows that Newkirk also shows some misanthropy. As she quoted: "I am not only uninterested in having children. I am opposed to having children. Having a purebred human baby is like having a purebred dog; it is nothing but vanity, human vanity."[69]
    • Ingrid has a Twitter account and she never accepts any slightest form of criticism. She will block anyone even for calling her out for her extremism.
  54. They set any types of hazardous traps at forests as an attempt to stop even legal animal hunters, which ends up hurting other people and animals too. From the North Carolina wilderness, the hiker named Tyler Mayo got his foot punctured when he unconsciously stepped on the 12-nailed trap. One of the nail traps was written "PETA PAYBACK!" on the board. Despite evidence, PETA openly denied this involvement.[70]
    • PETA also plans to send out drones to stop even legal hunters.
  55. PETA can also be disgracefully selfish to the poor, like when they would offer to pay the water bill for the poor family at Detroit, Michigan only if they go vegan for like a month.[71]
  56. PETA will fire any employees for smallest mistakes or having an opinion different to the organization's. Usually, PETA will also fire employees if they finally turned against the organization's orders, questioning about their ideology, or even refusing to kill even healthy animals.[8][72]
  57. PETA's quotes of pure hypocrisy include:
    • "We do not advocate "right to life" for animals" - Ingrid Newkirk, writing a postcard to the "no-kill" shelter consultant and TNR advocate Nathan Winograd.
    • "PETA believes euthanasia is the kindest gift to a dog or cat unwanted and unloved." - Ingrid Newkirk, at a press conference following the arrest of two employees.
    • "It is a totally rotten business, but sometimes the only kind option for some animals is to put them to sleep forever," - Ingrid Newkirk, as said in a 2000 interview with Matthew Barakat.
    • "[M]ost of the animals we receive are broken beings for whom euthanasia is, without a doubt, the most humane option." - Patrick Proctor, a vet who gave PETA adoptable kittens and a dog that were killed within one hour.
    • "We are not especially "interested in" animals. Neither of us had ever been inordinately fond of dogs, cats, or horses in the way that many people are. We didn't "love" animals." - Peter Singer, acknowledged founder of the animal rights movement and Ingrid Newkirk's mentor.
    • "It's not about loving animals. It's about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals." - Gary Yourofsky, ex-PETA member. He was banned from countries like Britain and Canada for his "animal rights" extremism and also trying to free the minks from Canada's mink fur slaughterhouse illegally.
    • "We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding." - Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States and an associated activist of PETA.
  58. The FBI, who listed PETA as one of their primary targets for extremism, also has a PDF document about the said organization. Let's have a deep look, shall we?
  59. Despite endless amount of evidence to expose what kind of organization PETA really is, PETA denies every single atrocity they commit from the past and present, and even their close-minded supporters can't handle the truth. They launched the "" site to dismiss (the website that archived PETA's dark history of serious flaws and their pet kill rates) as scam, ignoring everything this site revealed and just defamed the said site with many pointless lies in order to cover up everything PETA has done from throughout four decades, trying to get away with it since they've already got another thing coming. Although the Center for Consumer Freedom is very controversial for saying obesity is not an epidemic, PETA ignores that the CCF has all the evidence.
    • One former PETA employee publicly admitted on Glassdoor that all PETA members have been commanded to lie to the public nations with advertisements, protests, and social media statements. So that's intentionally their purpose this entire time?[51]
  60. Hypocrisy at its best: As they obsessively "care" about animals far more than humans, all PETA members are just worst kinds of human beings who usually attacks and harass their own kind over even the slightest thing while blindly painting all human races of the whole planet as nothing but heartless animal-hating carnivorous demons, throwing away time on disrespecting humanity and all nations' beliefs with every inhumane bigotry they could possibly make. If PETA really hates humans so much, then why the members are humans too?
  61. By their logic as listed above, PETA is merely a deranged cult-like hate group that is a borderline criminal organization who just want to force humans to be divided away from all species of the animal kingdom and never do anything with them whatsoever (yes, we kid you not), which was outrageously unfair for both humans and animals themselves. While they are at it, they can waste their entire life kidnapping and killing domestic pets without everyone's knowledge until such species go extinct, persuading plenty of risk-fueled damage to the planet's environment, making policies and laws to look not only pointless but also anarchist-like to extreme, and most of the time mercilessly bashing everybody (even the most reasonable vegetarians and real animal lovers) they come across with their ideology in forms of lies, scam, dehumanization, and other biases like self-righteous nutjobs who never mind people's business. When it comes with aggressively judging people for dubious reasons and shoving their ideology down everyone's throats, these fanatics are so toxic they even made hard Bible-thumping "Christians" look like real saints. One final note - What would everyone's point-of-view be like if PETA finally managed to take over Earth?
  62. Their YouTube channel has content that literally breaks YouTube's Community Guidelines, yet YouTube doesn't bother to remove it all because they are a company and not an individual who posts content.
  63. As mentioned earlier, they brainwash children and they created the "Rabbit, Fox, Pooh" campaign which depicts Bugs Bunny, Todd from the Disney film The Fox and the Hound and Winnie-the-Pooh in a graphically intensive way.

Redeeming Qualities[edit]

Note: As PETA does seem to call out the real animal abusers (although rarely did go after to stop them) and help some animals (unless such specific posts are manipulations to use for covering up their hypocrisy) on rarer occasions, it still DOESN'T give them an excuse for the history of atrocities they commit or change the fact about the organization's reality. PETA still kills many animals they find more than letting people adopt them, while forcing their overstrict beliefs down people's throats non-stop. No exceptions.
  1. Thankfully, besides having their plans failed to sue or shut everything down with unjustifiable claims, most PETA activists do face consequences and sometimes get prosecuted for their actions.
  2. PETA was once good when Alex Pacheco was in it. They did do one thing good and that was stopping the Silver Spring Monkey case. He left because he did not agree with Newkirk’s practices.

Notable members and supporters[edit]

  • Ingrid Newkirk (founder and president)
  • Alex Pacheco (co-founder)
  • Sia
  • Rodney Coronado


  • Funnily enough, they are heavily subject to parodies and other media mocking them for their high-strung philosophies. For example, Gordon Ramsay, the famous Hell's Kitchen chef, mocked them by calling them "People Eating Tasty Animals" and claiming he was a member.
    • Dorkly of YouTube also mocked them by making a video where Mario kills enemies while explaining, correctly, that Tanuki suits are synthetic.
  • Around 2000, after receiving heavy backlashes for butchering Jesus Christ with campaigns, PETA stops using Jesus' devotional image and decided to steal the official image of Jesus' South Park incarnation for another "Jesus is Vegan" propaganda. They later got into legal trouble with Comedy Central for the copyright.[74]



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