Some sinister ads have popped up in various New Jersey towns near fast food restaurants. People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) pitches it as a way to serve up some thought.
Despite PETA’s claim of seeking to convince people to empathize with animals by switching to a vegan diet, the evil intent of the ads is clear. The posters are geared to equate animals to humans and are placed in front of or neat fast food restaurants in an attempt to discourage people from eating meat. PETA also will take their harassment campaign to New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.
Animal rights philosophy is based on an erroneous argument made by French philosopher Rene Descartes’ that if a being feels pain they have rights. However, individual rights do not depend on a being’s ability to feel pain, but on a being’s ability to think.
Animals do not have the capacity of deliberation and choice and are devoid of any such abilities. Their primary method survival is predatory instincts using reflexes and association via sensory perception and not the capacity for reason which is how humans live. This being the case, animals cannot have the same rights as humans since to do so would lead to obliterating human life itself.