Human Exceptionalism

Only PETA Would Consider Roach Offspring to be “Children”

PETA is ever about the task of blurring the vital distinctions between humans and animals. One propaganda method routinely employed is to misuse terms or words that apply specifically to humans by associating them with animals. Now, they are even doing it with insects. PETA’a WEB site has a feature of “remarkable animal facts.” One concerns a roach: “Wood roaches are monogamous, raise one group of children, and live in one log for their entire life.”

The word children is the plural of child. A child is defined as a young human being. An insect’s brood are not children. But to PETA, paraphrasing Ingrid Newkirk’s infamous assertion, apparently, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy is a roach.