PETA Statement: Here’s $1,000 to Scan a Hunter’s Brain for Psychopathy

For Immediate Release:
September 6, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Lincoln, Neb. – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the Nebraska “Duck Slam,” “Upland Slam,” and “Trout Slam,” which encourage people to kill four different species of birds or fish for prizes:

People who obtain pleasure from killing others are mentally deficient, missing the empathy and mirror neurons in their brain wiring, and PETA is out to prove it: We’re offering $1,000 for a brain scan for psychopathy in the first hunter to complete one of these odious slaughterfests.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist worldview maintaining that animals are nothing more than trophies or commodities.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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