Charles Darwin’s Home Could Become PETA’s Animal Empathy Museum

Charles Darwin’s Home Could Become PETA’s Animal Empathy Museum

Ramsgate – The seaside home where Charles Darwin studied barnacles is for sale, so PETA sent a letter today to Miles & Barr Exclusive, the estate agency handling the property, inquiring about the possibility of converting the home into a museum highlighting empathy for animals.

“Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking theory of evolution established humans as just one animal among many, which is the very foundation of the modern animal rights movement,” says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s empathy museum would celebrate Darwin’s legacy by reminding visitors that we’re all part of the great orchestra of life on Earth.”

PETA notes that, in addition to his research into evolution, Darwin spearheaded legislation to regulate experiments on animals in England to reduce animals’ suffering and campaigned against steel-jaw traps used by game wardens and fur trappers, which crush animals’ limbs. As he once wrote, “I have all my life been a strong advocate for humanity to animals.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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