Working with slaveholding corporations
In recent years, there has been a controversy swirling in animal rights circles, as some people such as Victor Schonfeld object to the work of groups such as Peta, which, while abolitionist and determined to get animals off the dinner plate and out of the fur farms, circuses and laboratories, have nevertheless been working with [slaveholding] corporations to achieve animal welfare reforms within their industries. A few outspoken critics of such “half measures” or “baby steps” have gone so far as to argue against Peta’s campaigns for improved slaughter practices for chickens, better living conditions for hens and larger cages for animals in laboratories. We find this attitude unhelpful to the goal of animal liberation.
~ Ingrid Newkirk (January 21, 2010)