How PETA Targets Your Kids
From comparing farms to Nazi concentration camps to opposing lifesaving medical research, there doesn’t seem to be any low to which the radical animal rights activist groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) won’t stoop. And if you think a group that took in more than $50 million in 2014 wouldn’t go behind parents’ backs and target kids using violence and sex to sell its animal-rights propaganda, you’re mistaken.
In a newly updated report, “Your Kids, PETA’s Pawns,” we explore how PETA targets children and attempts to bypass parental authority to indoctrinate them with its radical philosophy. In its 2014 annual report, PETA brags that its “youth division” reached more than 241,000 young people and that it’s “Youth Action Team” grew to more than 100,000 members.
Among the report’s findings:
- PETA continues to target schoolchildren with its protests and has adapted their tactics to congregate just outside school property, lying in wait for children as they come and go. In one instance, a school superintendent said PETA “is desensitizing children to come up to a stranger.”
- Using a technology originally intended to help victims of child abuse, PETA created a bus stop ad that showed parents a benign image, while children shorter than 4’3” (the average height of an 8-year old) saw “two children spattered with blood and horrified as the mother cuts into a live bird.”
- PETA’s so-called youth division ran a contest instructing kids to print an image of a tampon and tape it “on the cartons of eggs in your fridge at home” because “If you wouldn’t squeeze out your girlfriend’s tampon to make an omelet, it doesn’t make sense to cook a chicken’s period for breakfast.”
Of course, animal rights activists targeting children is nothing new. Our first edition of the “Your Kids, PETA’s Pawns” was published in 2004. The 2015 update also details how PETA’s blatantly extreme actions serve as “cover” for seemingly more mainstream groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—an animal rights group not affiliated with any local humane societies or pet shelters— and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which is essentially PETA in a lab coat.
Download your copy of the full report here.