Watched Penn and Teller's:Bullshit last night about PETA.
They claim that animals shouldn't be caged, killed, eaten, tested on or owned as pets.
They equate this with the slavery of the black man.
Example from PETA Website:
“What's wrong with factory farms or fur farms Aren't animals worse off in the wild, where they die of starvation, disease, or predation? At least the animals on factory farms and fur farms are fed and protected.”
A similar argument was used to support the claim that black people were better off as slaves on plantations than as free men and women. The same could also be said of people in prison, yet prison is considered to be one of society’s harshest punishments. Animals on factory farms suffer so much that it is inconceivable that they could be worse off in the wild. The wild isn’t “wild” to the animals who live there—it’s their home. There, they have their freedom and can engage in their natural activities. The fact that they might suffer in the wild is no reason to ensure that they suffer in captivity.
So basically, they are saying if the black man or woman has rights why don't animals?