By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer|
There are a lot of students who are advocates for animal rights.
Many were shocked at the revelations that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is mistreating animals.
The Huffington Post released an article that shed a dark light on the inner workings of PETA by showing pictures of sheltered and surrendered animals being killed at the hands of the organization.
I believe if organizations such as PETA wish for us to place our trust in them then we should be able to fully investigate and bring to light their corporate ventures.
“While claiming to be an animal rights organization, PETA does not believe animals have a right to live,” said The Huffington Post. “Instead, it believes that people have a right to kill them, as long as the killing is done humanely.”
According to The Huffington Post, PETA had no intention of helping animals get into homes due to not having adequate housing in its corporate building.
The surrendered animals that were given to PETA would be taken behind its corporate office and into a company van. Inside the animal would be euthanized by use of the organization’s killing kit, which consists of poisonous vials and syringes.
Public donations given to PETA would go into the killing kits. Ironically, the donations that would go to help animals would be used in destroying them stated The Huffington Post.
PETA is nothing more than a big corporate business.
Students agree that organizations should be investigated if the organization has been shown to be practicing questionable policies.
“We should definitely investigate them, because many times their purpose is not always about providing services to consumers,” said student Jonathan Blue. “Their objective most of the time is in acquiring high profits at any cost.”
Student Kati Russo feels that investigations on companies with bad representation are reasonable but those that have been reliable should should be trusted.
“If they have been proven reliable and have not had any controversy regarding them, then I have no problem trusting them,” said Russo. “If the company has a bad reputation or scandal attached to their name, then I think an investigation would be reasonable.”
If there is anything an organization attempts to cover up, then it needs to be brought to light.
“I believe that the majority of them hide or attempt to cover up wrongful situations,” said student April Standifer. “If investigations occur, then it may start to make companies and organizations hold themselves accountable.”
According to The Huffington Post, PETA has decided to not help and protect the animals that they have sworn to protect.
Student Kim Brand felt that PETA must be held liable, especially if the actions taken by PETA are proven to be hypocritical.
“Their actions are inexcusable and they should definitely be held liable,” said Brand. “Big companies and organizations need to be watched closely because nowadays, corporations have no souls.”
If we want to be able to make a change that will help in the long run, we must take notice in the actions of organizations such as PETA.
We must be aware of our donations and the organizations.We must stop donating to PETA.If we wish to continue to donate for the cause of animal rights, we must search out for other possible alternatives.
I was not previously aware of PETA’s actions. I am now fully aware and wish only to raise awareness of this ongoing issue.