Apparently, “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,” or PETA, is a typically twisted leftist misnomer along the lines of “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” or “Planned Parenthood.” The non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom issued a press release recently claiming that PETA killed more than 1,000 dogs and cats last year at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. The CCF dubbed the shelter at PETA’s Virginia location a “slaughterhouse,” where it “has once again massacred scores of potentially adoptable pets,” according to a Fox News report. According to the Religion News Service, PETA has historically euthanized over 80% of the animals at the shelter.
PETA officials claim that they only put down animals that are ill, in pain or unadoptable. However, CCF claims that while Virginia shelters as a whole killed 16.9 percent of the animals in their care, PETA exterminated almost 72 percent of those they took in. People for the Euthanizing of Tiresome Animals?
PETA’s website helpfully explained: “So-called ‘no-kill’ or ‘turn-away’ shelters, which are supported by supposed animal rights activist Nathan Winograd, have the luxury of not euthanizing animals because they turn away needy ones whom they deem unadoptable. To be able to offer refuge to every animal in need, open-admission shelters must euthanize unadopted and unadoptable animals. The alternative—turning them away—is cruel and leaves the animals in grave danger.”
Other shelters have “the luxury” of not murdering animals because they turn away “unadoptable” ones? And PETA thinks turning the unadoptable ones away leaves them in “grave danger,” while killing them is offering them a “refuge?!” Even People for the Ethical Treatment of Fetuses- I’m sorry, I mean Planned Parenthood- doesn’t claim to provide “refuge” to the babies it “aborts.” Even today the left can’t always come right out and say what it believes in, for fear of repulsing sane people, so it is fomenting a circumlocution revolution in a largely successful attempt to pull the proverbial wool over their eyes. It’s only a matter of time before radical progressives start looking for a euphemism for…euphemism.
When kids as young as kindergarten age are being taught that one’s sex is a “meaningless and malleable” construct, you know we’ve got to put a stop to the pretense parade.
Maybe the NAZIs would have fared better in the end if they had called themselves “People for the Ethical Treatment of Jews,” or “Planned Ethnicityhood.”