Can Animal Activism Go Too Far?
Because of--or in spite of--PETA's strange strategies, the organization has made a large impact, spurring policy changes in many animal-testing laboratories and on livestock and poultry farms. Their investigations have resulted in criminal charges for workers who have abused animals, including one who skinned a pig alive. PETA has been a major force to change public opinion about the glamour of fur. But does their activism go too far, driving away would-be supporters and objectifying women in the name of animals?