Cassuto on PETA and “Octomom”

Law Professor David Cassuto thoughtfully discusses PETA ‘s financial sponsorship of America’s ‘Octomom.’  Read here in full.

Nadya Suleman, the (now) self-described `Octomom,´ has a sign on her lawn urging us to heed her example and “Don’t Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom. Always Spay or Neuter.” Suleman, who had octuplets 16 months ago (in addition to her 6 other children) and has been struggling to make ends meet, placed the sign on her lawn at the behest of PETA and in exchange for $5000 and a month´s supply of veggie burgers. She maintains that she is not doing it just for the money and that she loves animals and believes that they should be spayed and neutered. ”Humans of course are much different,” she notes. PETA claims the arrangement is a `win-win.´ […] In short, Suleman and PETA´s arrangement seems less of a `win-win´ than an embodiment of the myriad ways that our society can´t seem to win for losing.