I agree that fur coats are evil. And I think that many means of killing animals are needlessly cruel. But that's about where our areas of agreement end.
The founder and head of PETA also feels people shouldn't have pets. PETA thinks we should all be vegans. PETA feels that giving small children graphic documentation on how animals are processed, without parents permission or knowledge, is a-okay. PETA feels that testing of medication on animals is bad. (I agree that testing house hold cleaners and make-up on animals is bad, based on it's frivolous end results. But if you think testing medication on animals is bad, you should see the human guinea pigs in Africa, used for testing AIDS medication). And I do not believe in their confrontational tactics (more on this later).
I think that groups that want to improve the world need to look the anti-smoking efforts around the nation. Smoking is on the decrease, laws are becoming tougher on smoking industries, taxes on tobacco products are steadily increasing. Smoking is going away, all without dumping red paint on people.
Going back to their tactics, particularly of dumping red paint on people. It makes me want to stoop to their level and dump animal fat on them. How would the like it there were out there waving signs (a perfectly valid tactic) and someon dumped a bucket full of soft bacon fat all over them, with the grease soaking into all their clothes? How insulted, and upset by this would they be?
I suspect they would be very upset. They would be incensed.
Not sure where I'm going with this. I just saw a PETA site looking for volunteers for in people face style protesting, and after seeing their stunts in the past, it just pisses me off and makes me wonder how they would like it if people threw their own tactics back in their face.