What did PETA say to Steve?
In a statement to USA TODAY about the backlash to the tweets, PETA said, “People should examine Steve Irwin’s record of wildlife molestation.” Part of PETA’s motto is that animals not be used for entertainment.
What did PETA say about Irwin?
But Peta, or whoever was controlling the group’s Twitter account on Friday, was not amused. It began a furious Twitter thread in which it stated: “Steve Irwin was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile and wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business.
Does PETA actually do anything?
PETA, considered by many to be the highest-profile animal rights group in the country, kills an average of about 2,000 dogs and cats each year at its animal shelter here. And the shelter does few adoptions — 19 cats and dogs in 2012 and 24 in 2011, according to state records.
What is PETA doing wrong?
In 2011, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) behaved in a regrettably consistent manner: it euthanized the overwhelming majority (PDF) of dogs and cats that it accepted into its shelters.