In a deeply affecting piece in the Huffington Post, Doug Cooper explains the tragedy of PETA's large-scale killing of animals many thought it stood to protect:
The very last person on earth who ought to be responsible for the butchery of 27,561 innocent pets is [PETA's founder] Ingrid Newkirk. And yet she is.
Even less probable is PETA's habit of concealing its intentions from rescuers: willfully recreating the monstrous circumstance that radicalized Newkirk.
The logic that leads an animal rights leader to becoming the head of a death cult is deeply troubling, and essential reading for anyone who cares deeply about animals:
The psychology here is thoroughly pathological. No question. It is a sickness of the soul. Particularly disturbing, however, is that the reasoning behind this cult of euthanasia is thoroughly sound.
If your goal in this world is to prevent suffering, then one perfectly rational solution—perhaps the only rational solution—is to end life. Death makes sense. It is the termination of pain.
This is very much the PETA argument: life is suffering; hence death is good.
Ingrid Newkirk demonstrates a chilling consistency here. Yes, she feels the same way about humans—their eradication would be an improvement to the universe: "Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth."
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