I think PETA began as a wonderful organization. Their hearts are still in the right place but I think they go about it all wrong. I love how they project their messages out into the public, because people do need to hear about the things animals endure, but the way PETA does it, it sounds like anyone who has a companion animal/pet or has ever seen a circus is murdering animals. I love the initiatives they are taking toward animal testing, as this is the single animal rights issue closest to my heart, and they are doing everything they need to do and not totally overdoing it. Some of the other campaigns they have, well, they sort of turn it into propagana and stretch it out of proportion. I'm a vegetarian, but the reason I did it at first was for my health, not animal rights. I've been against animal cruelty since I can remember, and stopped using animal tested products even before I stopped eating meat. But I believe even the way PETA portrays the meat industry, do not get me wrong, the meat industry for the most part is disgusting and dirty and cruel, but the way PETA shows it, it sounds like every chickenhouse worker is out to torture the animals. Like every single person who eats meat is deliberately doing it only because they hate animals. This isn't the case. As an animal activist myself, I don't rest the blame on those that eat meat. I don't place it on the meat industry. PETA would like you to believe that everyone who isn't a vegan is doing it deliberately. It's propaganda and they stretch the truth so much it becomes a lie.
PETA's hearts are in the right places but, even as a vegetarian, animal activist, anti-vivisection, anti-fur/leather and cruelty-free chick, I think they go about it ENTIRELY wrong.