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Thursday Thirteen – 13 Idiotic Quotes from Peta & Ingrid Newkirk

Oh, I know – it’s an easy target to choose, simply because almost everything that comes out of their mouths is completely moronic, but hey! Sometimes a girl just needs to vent a little bit, especially in light of Peta’s recent comparison of the AKC and the KKK.

1. The smallest form of life, even an ant or a clam, is equal to a human being.
-Ingrid Newkirk, PETA

2. We feel animals have the same rights as a retarded human child.
-Alex Pacheco (PETA)

3. Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses.
-Ingrid Newkirk (PETA)

4. Pet ownership is an “absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.”
-Ingrid Newkirk, PETA

5. Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are “acceptable crimes” when used for the animals’ cause.
-Alex Pacheco (PETA)

6. Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, “We’d be against it.”
-Ingrid Newkirk, PETA

7. “Animal liberationists do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They’re all mammals.”
Ingrid Newkirk – Founder, PETA

8. “Humans have grown like cancer. We’re the biggest blight on the face of the planet.”
Ingrid Newkirk – Founder, PETA

9. “…Eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship, enjoyment at a distance.”
Ingrid Newkirk – Founder, PETA

10. “We have a lazy, sick society. People bring diseases on themselves. [People should] avoid getting the disease in the first place.”
Dan Mathews – PETA spokesperson

11. “Homelessness drives me crazy! I take responsibility for everything that happens to me. Everyone can pull themselves up. I have more sympathy for animals because they don’t deserve anything that happens to them. They’re innocent.”
PETA member – “What Becomes a Zealot Most?”, GQ Magazine November 1993

12. “In a perfect world, all other than human animals would be free of human interference, dogs and cats would part of the ecological scheme.”
PETA’s Statement on Companion Animals

13. “Probably everything we do is a publicity stunt…We are not here to gather members, to please, to placate, to make friends. We’re here to hold
the radical line.”
Ingrid Newkirk – Founder, PETA

17 replies
  1. Fuzzy Logic
    Fuzzy Logic says:

    Quote:Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, “We’d be against it EndQuote

    I would love love love to know if this person has ever taken aspirin, or any pain reliever… or ever been to the dentist and refused novacaine… or what would happen if they were in a car wreck and needed surgery… would we refuse anethesia or pain meds then?


    Fuzzy Logic’s last blog post..Just for Jan

  2. Caveat
    Caveat says:

    Are you kidding? One of her inner circle uses insulin daily because ‘her life if important’. Ingrid was recently lauding the benefits of pain medications, forget what happened to her, don’t care. I wouldn’t be surprised to find they’re all on Premarin too – would actually explain things.

    Members of the phony PCRM were seen loading their plates with seafood at a convention buffet.

    And of course, given the number of animals Peta kills each year, in view of their belief in equality (which I hold too but in a more rational way), they are nothing but serial killers and/or mass murderers.

    Gotta admit I kind of agree with number 8.

    And you’d think they’d approve of homeless people – living life the natural way, as hunter-gatherers.

    They should listen to themselves sometimes.

    Oops, sorry, mention AR and I start ranting….

  3. frogdogz
    frogdogz says:

    I agree with with 8 as well, as long as I can read “We’re the biggest blight on the face of the planet” as “(Peta is) the biggest blight on the face of the planet”.

    They can share the honors with HSUS. It will be a long, long, long time before I can look on either group with anything less than total loathing, after watching them use the Vick dogs as fund raising tools, then call for their unequivocal extermination.

  4. Katie
    Katie says:

    My favorite words of wisdom from our friend Ingrid: “People who genuinely care about dogs won’t be affected by a ban on pits. They can go to the shelter and save one of the countless other breeds and lovable mutts sitting on death row through no fault of their own.”

    Katie’s last blog post..A Post Entirely About… Me!

  5. SmartDogs
    SmartDogs says:

    Have you seen the Penn and Teller video on PETA? It comes, appropriately, from the Bullsh*+ series. I have a copy here somewhere in this mess I call a library and IF I remember right, it’s Ms. Ingrid herself who takes insulin.

    Hypocrisy, fanatacism, violence and mindless adherence to a set of ultra radical ideals with a largely hidden agenda. They scare me more than the politicians the hold so much sway with.

    And while I’m ranting I’d like to know how H$U$ can do millions of dollars of lobbying a year and still maintain their 501c3 status?

  6. Pop Tart
    Pop Tart says:

    It’s been at least a decade out of animal rescue work for me (and even then, I was no PETA person), but I’m still a huge animal lover and to a degree and activist; however, even when referring to my dogs and cats as ‘fur babies’ I never forget for a moment the differences between them and my human ones. And my point here today is that there are differences, which means there are both rights and responsibilities for both humans and animals.

    As animals cannot assume responsibilities to the extent we humans can (and ought to), their rights are different. Similar to a child in a sense, but certainly not the ‘same as’ because animals cannot be educated and matured to the point of taking on responsibilities. This means animals require our protection — of this I do agree, wholeheartedly. But not to the same degree of other humans, for any human life saved can be presumed to be able to assume responsiblity for how many others?

    So if the choice is ‘save a dog or save a person’, even while I would work my brain and body for a ‘both’ scenario, it would end up being choose the human. (Unless, of course, the human is Hitler-esque.)

    When PETA or others say that animals would be better off ‘wild’ than as ‘domestic companions’ they forget that even should we humans become better stewards of the environment, the live of a well-cared for & respected animal is vastly better than life in the wild. In fact, domesticated animals such as dogs would not survive a transition to wild even with the same reversal time-frame as domesticity took — there have been physical & behavior trait changes in dogs literally making domesticated dogs not the same animal as their wild dog ancestors. Can domesticity really be reversed for the safety, inbetterment and survival of the animal? And of so, who is better served or pleased here: man or the dog?

    Huge questions for a society which is still arguing ‘nature vs. nurture’ — and even debating evolution.

    Sorry to write a book here; but as I said, it’s been years since I’ve had/been prompted to respond to such things. 🙂

    Pop Tart’s last blog post..The Date Line, 1957

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried
    Susan Helene Gottfried says:


    I’m a conservationist. I believe that animals deserve better than we often give them, especially in terms of habitat preservation (and hormones and other gross stuff in our food).

    But … yuk. These people are too extreme for me. Extremists are good because they make us talk and they might even get reasonable people doing things. But they are bad, too, because they are so insistent on their way or no way, and they have no interest in being reasonable and meeting halfway, which is how more things would be accomplished…

    Susan Helene Gottfried’s last blog post..BTT: Format

  8. Border Wars - Christopher
    Border Wars - Christopher says:

    Excellent post. I can’t believe I missed it when it was new. I must check my blog feed settings.

    For some reason, I really get off on exposing these wack jobs for what they are. I fundamentally feel that there are more people out there who think PeTA is great and send them money under the presumption that they are pro-Animal and mainstream versus wackjobs of like-mind that have yet to find them. Thus, it’s better to critique their BS and risk advertising for them because one day there will be a critical mass against these ecoterrorists and until then I think exposing them will draw more people into the fight against them versus for them.

    Surprisingly enough, I don’t find their KKK ad all that offensive. Perhaps it’s my jaded take on the realm of purebred dogs in general, or being an admitted breedist and rather immune to the political poo flinging that is the term “racism.” I have a draft post called “Admit it, you’re racist” … maybe I’ll get it finished soon.

    Border Wars – Christopher’s last blog post..The 8 Signs of Groupthink

  9. frogdogz
    frogdogz says:

    I do find the KKK quote disturbing, but more so the Holocaust comparison. You want to see Holocaust? Ask for numbers on how many “Pit Bull Type Dogs” have died because of a policy that Peta *endorses*

  10. Susan Nunes
    Susan Nunes says:

    You can be an animal lover and be totally opposed to PETA, HSUS, and other “animal rights” organizations. In fact, these organizations are totally dishonest and hide their true agenda, which is the banning of domesticated animals altogether because these crazies think domestication is akin to “slavery.”

    Imagine what would happen if the true agenda were revealed. Nobody would give a dime or volunteer for these groups.

    Susan Nunes’s last blog post..It’s Actually

  11. Birdzilla
    Birdzilla says:

    PETA are a whole bunch of idiots only a jerk would have anything to do with PETA are its stupid animal rights philosephies

    • Therese
      Therese says:


      Your comment indeed, suggests you are a complete idiot and should get your facts straight before making such a comment. Oh, and it’s “Philosophy” not “philosephies.” I do not agree with all of PETA’s methods in what they are trying to accomplish. However, sometimes it takes a radical act to bring about change. If not, women would still not be allowed to vote, etc. etc. Many people are ignorant or have a narrow-minded attitude in regards to animals. In spite of some of their “off the wall” tactics, PETA has done a lot for animal rights. Many people are afraid to speak out or stand up for what they believe in, for fear of being looked upon as “a nut case”. Thank God for those who will stand up and even sometimes put their own safety at risk for the causes that they truly believe in. They observe and take footage in labs, stock yards, slaughter houses, factor farms, etc. I feel pretty strongly that if these places had glass walls, most people would be right there with PETA in the fight against such cruelty. Cruelty, in any form is wrong period! For those who believe in Heaven, I wonder how many slaugther houses exist there. Thank you.

  12. Métismountainman
    Métismountainman says:

    All PETA accomplished is a very ingenious way of capitalizing on the weak minded via the exploitation of human emotions.

    We all love animals & I can’t see anyone enjoying the sight of a suffering animal as being psychologically normal, however, PETA has found a way to extort large sums of money out of ignorant people by (perhaps even unknowingly) supporting an organization that funds domestic terrorist groups, hypocritically uses the fruit of animal research (which PETA member has diabetes?), and has killed way more animals (unceremoniously disposed of in dumpsters) than Mike Vic could have ever gotten his hands on. PETA has done nothing for animals rights than collecting money for themselves.

    I support organisations who employ animal cruelty investigators, those who actually, physically go out and seize animals from irresponsible, neglectfull and abusive owners, lay charges and ask for court orders preventing the repetition of the offences. I support animal shelters and city pounds, who at least make a decent effort to adopt the animals which fall under their care but don’t deny having to do the “dirty work” of having to put animals down even if it means constant critisizm.

    PETA supporters seem to not have a clue as to what the difference is between “animal rights” and “animal welfare”. Ingrid Newkirk isn’t going to tell them, she’s too busy making money from the exploitation of some people’s ignorance. Relying on the clueless media to educate us is pointless as they don’t seem to have an idea which is which either and I don’t think they really care as long as the stories are sensationalized for maximum profit.

    Be careful who you give your money to.

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