*nods* just like in every other facuet of like, those who take the extreme route colour things for those who are less extreme - it's like the religous right representing the catholic religion, when most catholics are fairly reasonable people. and yes, i do understand that it's nature - and nature and be beautiful and full of wonder and also harsh and cruel - i mean, ever watch a hyena take down it's prey? or what about a spider who poisons it's victem then keeps it alive and wrapped in a web until it devours it. I think that for PETA, mostly it's the conditions that animals are kept in, and believe me, it might not be the norm, but i've heard enough horror stories about puppy farms and such to know that their are cruel uncaring people out there who treat animals very inhumanly.
and, just food for thought, it's sad that we, as a race, treat our own species this way all too often as well... at least, a slaughter house has a purpose, whether you like it or not - Darfur, the holocaust, ethnic cleansing... *snuggles Kittens* and really, i think that cats exploit us, other then the other way around... i mean, if i could have someone pet me and feed me and play with me if only i'd keep them company when i felt like it? *big smile* where do i sign up?