PETA is not only hypocritical when it comes to the lives of animals. It is hypocritical when it comes to the First Amendment rights of animal advocates. A court in California denied PETA’s demand that I reveal the names of PETA employees who spoke to me on condition of anonymity about PETA’s killing of animals, rejecting its argument that animal advocates don’t have the protection of rights encapsulated in the First Amendment. This is a victory for animals, investigative journalism, new/non-traditional media, and the First Amendment.
In the last 15 years, PETA has killed 36,375 companion animals and caused others to be killed, including healthy cats and dogs, as well as kittens and puppies.
The question of course is why?