PETA: People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals

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For decades, meat has been a source of nutrition for many people. In today’s society, animals have a variety of uses. Some are kept in zoos or as pets and they are killed and hunted for their meat. Other animals are used for their hides or fur, which can be used as clothing products. Some people appreciate this use of animals; but there are those that do not agree with these uses. There is one specific organization that advocates for the rights of animals to not ever be eaten or used by humans in any fashion and believe that animals should never be used for anything- not even as pets. This organization is called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In order to understand the problem of PETA and their extreme views on the…show more content…
Many people invest their time and money in purchasing animals as a pet. It may come as a shock, but PETA also believes that no one should purchase any animal as a pet, and if one does own a pet they should be released. Amanda Radke earned a degree in agricultural communications at the South Dakota State University (“Amanda Radke, Freelance Contributor”). She voiced her opinion on the subject of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in an article, “PETA Hates Pet Ownership; Kills 1,456 Cats and Dogs in 2015.” Radke states, “It’s no surprise to farmers and ranchers that the extremist animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has a different idea of what constitutes proper animal care.” PETA does not believe in owning any animal as a pet. In order to accomplish this mission PETA euthanizes innocent animals. Radke also states, “While ranchers tend to their stock… PETA employees are busy euthanizing healthy animals.” In agriculture, farmers and ranchers raise livestock, such as pigs and cows, and they could also own dogs and horses as pets. Agriculture is defined as the practice of cultivating plants and heading animals for food, fiber, and other products (Jokisch). If the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were to accomplish their mission it would not only affect the raising of livestock, but the feces of these animals is also a rich source of nutrients for the production of their crops. Also, it will affect these farmers’ and ranchers’ source of
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