Crayfish Count, Too!

January 2005

A contest was to be held by the biology club at Illinois College in Jacksonville, in which students would bet on crayfish – which crayfish would die first and which one would live the longest. We immediately called the chair of the Biology Department and asked for her immediate intervention to get this cruel contest stopped. Six hours later, we received word that the contest had been “totally disbanded” and that the professor responsible for organizing it would “not be returning to the college.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind