New WelfaristsMost Animal Rights supporters believe in Abolishing the use of animals for human gain. PETA many times have supported this is and have stated what they are after. However As the above list has already demonstrated PETA compromises this goal and are essentially welfarists (those who believe that animal servitude is acceptable as long as they are murdered/used in a way that is ‘not so bad’). They claim that one has to make sacrifices in order to reach the goal.
ExploitationPETA is run like a company. They seek ads showcasing animals and the violence that is done to them. They engineer campaigns that are "sure wins" that do absolutely nothing for animals (like changing the name of a song or product) in order to garner more morale and establish more donations. They even turn profit from the DVDs that showcase the death of animals, which also is designed to bring more people to the animal rights tent.
Happy MeatOne of the largest plagues among Animal Rights, is the idea of the so called Happy meat and animal byproducts. "Free Range" criteria tends to be very vague, allows for the same mistreatment as traditional factory farming. Cageless Hens essentially means stuffing as many hens as they would have battery cages into a pen, and debeaking them just the same. It means allowing dairy cows who are smashed into pens where they cannot move, to be given the ability to see the sunlight for a few hours a day. It is not the "Old McDonald’s farm" that the term Free range implies. So why is it that PETA cites happy Meat, as a viable alternative to Factory farming? The Real alternative should be vegan faux meats, if you need to have your meat.
Sexismyou knew this was going to come up, I suppose. Mainly what we do by creating a "sex sells" attitude in animal rights is liken the commodity of the animals to that of the female form. Obviously there are parallels between the social order between the genders and how people think they are kings over beasts— but does promoting one sort of commodity for the other make it acceptable? Are there really any benefits, I mean aside from eye candy, for animal rights as a whole?
VegetariansFor all the few attempts to promote veganism PETA tends to focus on Vegetarianism. A vegetarian, still participates in the whole sell slaughter and harm to millions of animals every year. A dairy cow is slaughtered after 2-3 years of surface, every year 20% of them are culled. Eggs are produced by hens that are set in battery cages, and debeaked and deformed. In most factory farms, Hen barns are gassed, every year and new hens replace the ones that worked the previous year.
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