Human Exceptionalism

Update on PETA Killing Doggies and Kitties

The two PETA workers who were charged with killing dogs and cats and dumping them in trash cans have been charged with more crimes. The biggest news is that these new charges include three counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. The property are cats and dogs. The false pretenses are, allegedly, that PETA would find them homes when the intent was always to kill them.

This story reveals the underbelly of PETA. Animal liberationists’ ultimate goal is to eradicate all domesticated animals (not by killing them but preventing further breeding–which we might call doggie and kittie eugenics). This desire could explain why clearly adoptable animals have apparently been killed by PETA rather than found homes, which I wrote about here. (Yes, I know that PETA also has adopted out pets. But the group’s kill to adoption ratio is much higher than local humane society shelters.)

In any event, the facts of this case could get interesting.