by Kathryn Mason
Kathryn Penn Mason
I had been a caretaker of six homeless cats in my neighborhood in Northern Washington for 7 years. When I had to move to Eugene, Oregon, I arranged for new pet caretakers to feed and water these cats until I could hopefully, relocate them to my new home. I searched for these people, interviewed them, introduced them to the cats and made arrangements for food to be given them, or to mail them checks to buy food, if that is what they preferred. I also paid them for their time.
None of them followed through. I found out after four months. I then contacted the “Animals Rights” group at the State university in the town. I asked that a request be put on their listserve to members who might want a part time job.
In response, I got a canned e-mail from PETA RachelP@peta.org, that told me to trap and remove the cats to the local shelter! Of course there they will be killed. I was shocked that PETA took this stand and researched the matter.
PETA is the only major “humane” group that claims that trapping and exterminating these cats is the best thing for the cats themselves! This reminds me of the Nazi “final solution” for the Jews.
PETA claims it is just heartbroken to see the terrible things that happen to these cats, as if all the other humane groups have not seen the same things!
PETA is good at flash, but they are also hypocrites. If animals have rights, is the fundamental one to stay alive? Is PETA’s solution to trap, cart off, and kill homeless people as well? Why not? If both have rights, than surely both must be exterminated to be better off!
This truth about PETA makes it rotten at its core; they should stay out of mundane non glamorous day to day animal welfare; they should leave the hungry cat at the front door hungry and alone to continue its mission to teach and expand human compassion through giving us the opportunity to help someone outside ourselves.
PETA has begun PETA2 to appeal to young adults; and in this manner will indoctrinate the less intelligent among them into this mass murder philosophy.
How can PETA be exposed? I continue to believe PETA must do good things for high profile animals and I do not want to join its many enemies; but the truth is the truth; PETA advocates and actively promotes the mass murder of feral cats. They must be stopped.
I know the cats are in danger from the vicissitudes of Nature; but they are in much greater, organized and directed danger from PETA.